Daily Archives: 2nd February 2018


Handa’s Surprise

This week, everyone has been enjoying being storytellers performing the story of Handa’s Surprise using picture-prompts and actions made up by the children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1.

The children are very proud of their writing retelling the story!  We have been remembering to start sentences with capital letters; use time connectives, finger spaces, full stops; and sequence our story in the correct order.

Superstar writing from everyone!


Fabulous French

Skiddaw have been making the most of having Mrs Maddock teaching them as her first language is French. She has been wonderful to incorporate French into our dance lesson this week, encouraging us all to speak and write in the language. We used our French for counting, simple instructions as well as revisiting the Amazonian animal names we know to guide our dance movements.


Did you know…?

Skiddaw class have been loving finding out lots of facts about South America in Geography. We have concentrated on learning about famous physical and human features in this continent. Many begin with A – the Atacama desert, the Amazon River and Rainforest and the Andes mountain range too.

Here are a few of our interesting facts…

Did you know…

…that the Atacama Desert is the driest desert in the world? LK

…that the Amazon River begins in the Andes mountains? KH

…that the Amazon River is over 4000miles long and has 200 tributaries? EP HW

…that in the Atacama Desert people can catch fog? IC

…that the lichen on the cacti catches drops of water from the fog? PBT


Dallam Cross Country Triumphs

A large number of Levens runners did the school proud by entering the Dallam Cross Country course. Every single runner tackled the boggy and windy conditions with grit and a determination to finish the course. We were lucky enough to bring home a raft of medals too.

Many thanks to Mrs Mason, Miss Dawson, Ms Jones and especially Mrs Coker for getting everyone into their stride with our Wednesday after school running club.