Scafell


Rounders and Picnic Treat for Scafell

Today, Scafell really enjoyed celebrating their achievements this year, with Miss Dawson, by creating a Lego town (using area and perimeter knowledge), playing rounders and eating too much food at our picnic! It was a lovely chance for us all to relax; to talk about the amazing year that has been (and the exciting year ahead!) and to spend time with friends.

Thank you to all the families who provided our Scafell class with lovely food including: home-made gingerbreads, home-made samosas, doritos, fruit, cookies, pork pies and lots more!

I think we ate too much – especially after Bowfell’s fantastic cake sale! But, what a lovely way to spend a Wednesday afternoon. You deserve it Scafell!


Clearing and gardening in Bowfell

Today, Year 6 did an amazing job clearing out and gardening in Bowfell outdoor area. We weeded plants, painted, cleaned, cleared out the playshed, wheel-barrowed and lots more! Bowfell looks great. Miss Dawson was especially happy that the children weren’t afraid of spiders!

Thank you Year 6 for all of your hard work and thank you to parents for lending your children the gardening equipment.

What a green-fingered lot!


NFU Logo Competition Winner

On Friday, Scafell had a wonderful visit from our local police and the NFU (Country Watch). Cumbria Constabulary and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) have teamed up to create Country Watch – a scheme that will specifically tackle farm based crime in Cumbria. Because of their fantastic work, they asked all the schools in the area to design a logo for their team.

A few months ago we were told the great news that R.P and E.M were shortlisted, amongst other schools to win the logo design. On Friday, even better news came with E.M being told she had won the logo competition for Cumbria!

E.M received her printed logo and a NFU country watch hoody with her logo on. Very exciting! Look out for Erin’s logo on Facebook NFU and the local country watch team hoodies.


Our Cinderella Summer Performance.

Last week, on Monday afternoon and on Tuesday evening, Skiddaw and Scafell joined together to perform our summer play; Cinderella. With a wonderful cast; amazing props people; and a talented tech team; the play was a brilliant success!

While at Lockerbie Manor – Scafell’s recent residential- we discovered a ceilidh (sounds like Kaylie) dance, which we performed at the ball in the play! Skiddaw class were the cheeky, loveable mice, and before we even received our parts, we were all given scripts to perform at the auditions!

Our backdrops were drawn by the props team and we included lots of sounds (played by our tech team). We had a great audience, who participated in lines such as ‘oh no she isn’t, oh yes she is!’ The outfits were all amazing, and the face paint very convincing, as the ugly sisters had extremely dramatic makeup!

What a wonderful time we all had! A big thank you to Mrs Wadey and Miss Dawson for organising the play itself and to all our families who supported us; helped us learn our lines; organised our amazing costumes and came to watch our Cinderella. Thank you!

By PW (Scafell).


Y6 End of Year Treat 2018

Thank you to everyone involved in giving our Year 6 leavers a wonderful end of year treat today.  We enjoyed trampolines in Morecombe and an ice cream at Happy Mount Park in the rain; before heading back to school to put on our party outfits.  Year 5 Tea Club, with the help of Mrs Mason, Mrs Coker and Mrs Wadey, had made us the most scrumptious meal of pizza and salad followed by an ice cream and strawberry sundae.  Delicious!

 

Huge thanks also to FOLS for funding our trip to Morecombe.  Lifelong memories of fun with friends at the end of their primary days will stay with them all forever!

 


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!


Last day at Lockerbie

On our last day at Lockerbie, we enjoyed a mess around on the water in canoes and kayaks; followed by everyone  jumping in for some serious splashing – Miss Dawson and Mrs Farraday included.  Thank you Lockerbie Manor: we had an amazing time!


Lockerbie Residential in the sunshine

Here’s just a few of the photographs from our fantastic trip away to Lockerbie Manor last week with year 5 &6.  We set off to Caelaverock Castle in Dumbfries on Wednesday morning after saying farewell to all our ‘tearful’ parents!  Once we arrived, we enjoyed a relaxing picnic in the shade, explored the castle and the grounds and even managed to do some careful line drawings of some of the interesting details in the castle grounds.

 

We then headed on to the manor for our action-packed adventure to begin.  We started with lots of team games and challenges before enjoying our evening meal and a wonderful walk up the surrounding hillsides.  Our second day of fun included climbing, low-ropes, survival and camp craft.  We had a delicious BBQ in the evening before our disco.

Our last day of the trip was spent kayaking and canoeing….. watch this space for more photos coming 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!


South Lakes Pupil Parliament

Our 4 school representatives attended the final event of the year recently at the Netherwood Hotel in Grange.

The day started with some ‘ice-breaker’ activities creating a structure out of art straws that could support a golf ball.    Then we took part in a debate on a subject that we had carefully researched and discussed with the rest of Scafell and with our parents as a homework task.

“Do young children in 2018 have more social challenges to cope with than their parents at the same age?’  Everyone contributed some very thoughtful ideas and opinions; articulating their views confidently and clearly. After the debate we moved into our school groups to work together to produce a poster documenting the points raised during the debate and to use to feedback our day to the rest of the school in our Good Work Assembly.

After a delicious lunch, we learnt all about the work of Select Committees and even had the chance to take part in a Select Committee research project about opinions on sugary drinks using individual electronic voting pads.

Well done to our four school representatives who have been great ambassadors for our school; learnt lots about parliamentary systems; developed some new skills and their confidence.