Observational Drawings of Chicks

This morning, Nursery, Reception and Year 1 worked really quietly and carefully creating observational drawings of our growing chicks.  It was really tricky because they were constantly moving and fluttering around.  We tried to include some important details in our drawings so that they will look beautiful in a display in our classroom.

Musical Extravaganza

The end of term sparks another chance for the children to demonstrate their musical talents. This term’s musical extravaganza was no exception!

The chicks have arrived!

This week we have enjoyed watching the eggs hatch and observing them have fun!  We have been getting to know them and handling them extremely carefully.

Cracking Eggs!

It’s all very exciting in Bowfell this morning as cracks have started to appear in some of our 18 eggs!  It has seemed a very long count down and we have all been incredibly patient, but it seems the waiting is almost over.  Watch this space for more news soon…..

Sports Day

We had fun in the sun; running, jumping, throwing, kicking and wellie-wanging. Our annual celebration of sport was a team battle; first a round of challenges and then traditional flat races, all earning team points. This years victors were Red team!

Toddler Taster – Summer Fun!

Thank you to all of you who came to our last Toddler Taster session of the academic year to join in with our summer fun! We had a wonderful time playing with our brand new waterwall, making foam ice creams, hooking ducks and designing our own sunglasses to name just a few of the fun activities we had on offer! Everyone also enjoyed cooling off with an ice pop too! Please join us in the Autumn Term for our next session, messy outdoor play!

Exploring Symmetry

Year 2 are enjoying working with Skiddaw on symmetry.  Here they are exploring symmetrical shapes with their bodies; independently and in pairs.

We continued exploring symmetrical shapes in the classroom using mirrors or folding shapes in half to ensure each half was exactly the same.  We found symmetry in a range of 2D shapes, letters and flags from around the world.


Some of us also built symmetrical models using multi-link cubes.


On Wednesday, Reception, Year One and Year Two enjoyed orienteering! For some it this was their first  experience of such an exciting activity! The afternoon had been organised by Dallam and involved the children finding their own pre-designed cookies which had been taken by the cookie dragon and hidden in the woodland! We were lucky to have lovely weather for the afternoon and the children enjoyed a beautiful hunt in the sunshine. Everybody managed to find their cookies and were rewarded with juice and a cookie at the end. Many thanks to all the parent helpers on the day for both providing transport and accompanying us on the hunt. Everyone had a great time!

Bouldering Bowfell at Humphrey Head

What an incredible day we have enjoyed in Bowfell Class exploring Humphrey Head with our Dallam Outdoor Education team.  Once kitted out with our helmets and our back-packs over-flowing with refreshments, we set off to explore the headland.  Our first few challenges enabled us to develop our skills, our confidence and learn how to support and encourage one-another.  Each section became a little more tricky and included squeezing through tiny gaps in the rocks; pulling ourselves through ‘rabbit holes’; scrambling up the hillside; and traversing along very narrow ledges.

Every child showed determination, resilience and enthusiasm every step of the way!

At the end of the morning we enjoyed a wonderful picnic lunch in the outdoors before heading up to the summit of Humphrey Head.

Levens Own Springwatch

As spring turns into summer we have a selection of birds nesting in, on and around school.

Right by the front door we have a pair of Collared Doves. Less than a metre away from the comings and goings they have just hatched two eggs. There are several House Sparrow nests, one in the wall and one under the roof of Scafell Class. High above the office window there are three House Martin nests with lots of visiting adults. One has youngsters peering out! Whilst there are no nesting Swallows on school this year they are next door and regularly swoop across the playground and chatter away on the phone wire. The one thing that doesn’t have any nesting birds is the nest box! It is full of bumblebees! Nature has a home on Levens School.