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.

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!

Look what’s arrived in Bowfell…….

We can hardly contain our excitement…. This week lots of huge boxes were delivered to school containing lots of trikes, bikes and scooters to support our youngest pupils outdoor learning and physical development.  They have been purchased using our centrally funded Sports Premium allocation. Huge thanks to Mr. Hunt for assembling them for us!  Look out for us zooming around the playground over the next few weeks!

Year 1 Morning Task

Year 1 were quickly settling to some number tasks this morning as they arrived in school.  Take a look at some of the tricky activities set by Mrs Haslam.  Also pictured, is our Maths Challenge Area full of interactive resources to develop and extend our maths learning in continuous provision:

Crafty Yoyo

Autumn trees were being created with great enthusiasm today in our Yoyo After School Club. The children painted and decorated their wooden trees with care and attention to detail.

It was good painting it. It was very wooden. PH

I was painting it and it was lovely.  DP

I loved making my tree and I put some golden and pretty leaves on it. LK

It was very fun helping others do their tree and I loved putting the golden shiny leaves on mine. FB

Hurray for Harvest!

Our Harvest preparations are in full swing for tomorrow’s celebration in St John’s Church. Each class will be showcasing some of their learning with growing vegetable soup, sharing the apple harvest and facts and figures about King’s Foodbank. This is our local Foodbank in Kendal who will be the recipients of our harvest gifts this year. Cans, packets and long life gifts will be most welcome. Please do come along for our 2pm service – all welcome.

Growing Vegetable Soup

This week, Bowfell class have been inspired by reading the book Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert. They peeled and chopped, ripped and cut the vegetables using carrots, cabbage, sweet potato, onion and potato. They added stock and let it simmer on the cooker. The next day they enjoyed eating their soup at snack time.

Carrot Writing

Bowfell class children have had the opportunity to practise their writing skills with carrots and paint this week. This has been a way to engage in writing and mark making in a fun way and to develop their fine motor skills. Here a few of them in action…

Do come and see our work tomorrow…

Preparations for the annual Westmorland County Show are in full swing and the Learning for Life tent is taking shape as I write. Our display is all about China this year and each class has produced a variety of different elements based on this theme. Do come along and see the wonderful range of art and design, geography and English work we have on display. Here is a sneaky preview – we do hope it survives the night!