Bowfell


The Levens School Song

Alfie and Rebecca Jones have been very busy with dad, Darren, creating and performing this song all about Levens School! All the staff have listened to it and many were brought to tears hearing it. The giggles are just gorgeous! Thank you so much to the Jones Family for sharing their wonderful talents. Listening to this is guaranteed to brighten your day.

We’ve included the words here in the hope that many of you will sing along and we would like to set a music challenge to you all. Please learn the song so that we can sing it together for real when we are back in school in the not too distant future.

Happy Singing!


Easter Fun

Thank you to all who sent us your photos of you enjoying Easter this year. Here is a selection from Bowfell, Skiddaw and Scafell.

 


Sport Relief 2020

Sport Relief week is here and everyday this week we are getting outside and walking, jogging and running a mile! Even nursery are getting involved when they are here. The first day was lovely and dry, the second less so but come rain or shine we are hardy and get on with it. Take a look at our photos here and don’t forget to collect sponsors for this very good cause.

Day 1 – lovely sunny dry day!

Day 2 – Distinct lack of photos due to the weather conditions, just before and after today photos – sorry!

Day 3 – oops forgot to take the camera out!

Day 4 – windy and fresh but we are getting the hang of this…

Day 5 – the sun shone brightly to end our challenge! Congratulations everyone.


Run, Run as fast as you can…

Well, well, well, if Dragon Almighty wasn’t enough to contend with, Bowfell now have a gingerbread man on the loose! Our special cameras caught him and his friends on the rampage around school last week. The children were shocked and set about on the hunt for him. There were very few clues as to his whereabouts until this afternoon when the postman delivered some interesting mail. Postcards from London, Germany and New Zealand had been sent to the children – from the gingerbread man himself! No wonder they couldn’t find him last week. Everyone was very excited and somewhat perplexed as to where all these places were. We displayed a large map of the world on the whiteboard and zoomed in to see where we were located in comparison to all the places the gingerbread man has been. I wonder if he will be visiting anywhere else on his travels? Watch this space…


Playdale

Many thanks to Mr Bland and the Playdale team for taking the time to show Bowfell class around the playing fields development last Wednesday morning. The children had a brilliant time dressing up in high visibility jackets and hard hats to take a tour of the site. They looked at a plan of the fields to see where the new equipment was being installed and got up close to some very interesting machinery and holes in the ground! Everyone is excited to see the new look playing fields in a few weeks time!


Dragon Almighty!

There were some funny goings on in Bowfell class last week which began on Monday when the children discovered their princesses had been frozen into blocks of ice! A letter accompanied this shocking discovery stating that ‘Dragon Almighty’ was on the loose, setting traps and challenges for the children! The remainder of the week saw the princesses locked in a treasure chest with padlocks to open and ended with a trail for Reception and Year One to our forest school area at Heaves. Here they discovered a dedicated ‘dragon zone’ with an apology letter from the naughty dragon himself asking for the children’s help to find his missing 11 eggs! Thankfully the children accepted his apology and got to work on the important task of finding the precious eggs in time before they hatched! They are now safely rehoused in Bowfell’s fairy garden. Whilst we were there the children also enjoyed making fairy houses and dragon caves from the natural materials around them as well as some yummy hot chocolate to warm up with after all their hard work.

 


Visit from Tim Farron

Congratulations to all the pupils in school who designed a Christmas card for Tim Farron’s competition in December.  Today we had a very special visit – Tim came into school to present the runner up with a lovely prize.  There were just over 1000 entries across the South Lakes in total, so we are very pleased to have a pupil in school achieving the silver award and three other entries gaining ‘highly commended’!


Toddler Taster Bake Off!

Thank you to all those of you who joined us last Friday for our first Toddler Taster session of 2020 – cooking with our resident star baker Mrs Mason! The children enjoyed creating lots of delicious dishes including pitta bread pizzas, cake pops, pig biscuits and potato boats – to name just a few. There was a delicious aroma wafting around school throughout the afternoon and it was lovely to welcome both familiar and new faces to Levens. Many thanks also go to our adult helpers, we couldn’t have done it without you!


Zog trail!

Last week, Reception and Year One continued their learning about Julia Donaldson’s popular story ‘Zog’ by taking part in an outdoor mystery trail. There were clues chalked onto the playground about what the famous dragon learnt to do in each year of school. The children were challenged to work out the clues in order to crack the mystery code!


Rock Around the Flock

This year’s whole school performance was another magical show for us to enjoy.  Well done everyone on your three brilliant shows last week: