Monthly Archives: October 2018


Yum! Yum!

The delicious aroma of baking across our school returned this week as members of Bowfell class worked together to create some scrumptious oaty biscuits. Class cooking is timetabled every week for our Early Years and Year 1 pupils. During these lessons they have many opportunities to work collaboratively; develop key maths skills; rehearse speaking; improve listening and understand more about nutrition and healthy living.

 

 


Remembrance Preparations

Scafell have been working collaboratively preparing our very special World War One 100year anniversary display that will be the focal point of our service of Remembrance next Friday at 10.30am in school.   We are creating a frieze entitled: Levens Remembers.


What is the RNLI?

Skiddaw’s History work this term is all about Fantastically Great People Who Changed the World! We have started with finding out all about the live of Grace Darling and this lead us onto researching all about the RNLI and the wonderful work that they do all around the UK and Ireland’s coast and inland waterways.

The children’s enthusiasm and creativity has shone through with amazing facts, art work, chatterboxes, posters and researching websites and it has inspired real life visits too. Thank you to all family and friends who supported this mini project. Super work was shared with a very appreciative audience in class on Monday and is now proudly on display to visitors in our classroom. (You’ll also notice our groovy new wide screen in action as it was installed during the half term!)


Blink and you’ll miss them!

Some of Bowfell Class have been trying out our new trikes, bikes and scooters purchased using our Sports Premium allocated to promote physical development in the early years.   They had such fun in the sunshine this week and found the slight slope in the playground an added bonus when trying to pick up some speed.

The definite favourites were our rickshaw and the passenger truck because they loved taking it in turns for rides around the playground.  Our nursery children can look forward to giving them a whirl next week!


Drumtastic!

Today in our Celebration Assembly we shared our drumming. In music, we have been learning about rhythm and beat. A beat is something that stays the same and a rhythm is different as it is made up of short and long sounds. We have been learning a drum pattern well known in Nigeria called Shiko. We have made up words to do with Winnie the Pooh to help make the rhythms memorable. Here we are drumming in our Monday music lesson. Listen out for the rhythm played 4 times, then 16 beats and a dramatic ending.

 


Meet our School Council

Our new School Councillors for 2018-19 have now been elected and already undertaken their first task of the year.  They collected and counted all the funds donated for our Toilet Twinning event last Friday which raised a staggering £85.

They have many exciting projects planned for the remainder of this term including: a school disco, Children in Need and purchasing new equipment to enjoy at lunchtimes and breaktimes.


Building Trust

Last week in our Forest Schools session; it was all about building trust.  Using the skills we had practised last week, each leader had to take their partner on a walk around the woodland to find a tree.  Wearing a blindfold, we had to explore a tree with their remaining senses before being led back to base camp to remove the blindfold.  The next challenge was to find their tree and return to it!


The Demolition Begins

What a week! As you can see from these photos, we were delighted to watch the machinery begin to dismantle the old kitchen building right before our very eyes. The looks on the children’s faces matched the ooohs and ahhhhs as the first the roof, then the walls were demolished. The demolition was accompanied by spontaneous cheers and rounds of applause from the appreciative crowd!