Monthly Archives: May 2018


Reading for Treasure and more!

Wow! What an amazing few weeks we have had since launching our ‘Reading for Treasure’ initiative! Every class have now developed beautiful reading areas; an ongoing reading competition has already had two very happy winners; our bookmark competition enabled 5 more children to gain book vouchers; every child now has their very own personalised bookmark and we held a very successful Reading Celebration Evening for parents yesterday. Additionally, Reading Club began last week and once a week children throughout school read together in their family groups. The Bookfair has also provided us all with some lovely, new books.  It will be in the school hall, for the final time, tomorrow at 3pm.

Reading really has become a pleasure for all and the children love their new reading areas. Thank you to all the staff, children and families who really have jumped on board with our reading drive. Here’s to a very successful and positive term ahead!


Roman Armour

Never before have we had a parent approach us to say they could get hold of some Roman armour and could bring it in if we wanted. But that is exactly what Damian Parker said so in came two fabulous helmets and metal armour. We have enjoyed researching Roman armies and looking very carefully at the armour when drawing using two different media – graphite and black pens. You can see our pictures on display in Skiddaw and in the back ground of the photos here. With grateful thanks to Damian for having such super resources to share!