Monthly archives: November 2016


At 11 o’clock, on the 11th day of the 11th month, we joined with people all over the world in our Service of Remembrance.

This is what the children had to say about it:

“We were thinking about soldiers who died in the war. They gave away a life for another.”

“My Grandad was in World War II. He didn’t die.”

“They fought for us to have freedom.”

“We had to stand respectfully and peacefully.”

“They sacrificed their lives so that we could have a better life.”

“The poppies are the blood of the people, the soul of the person and were on the battlefield.”

Have you seen Bob’s teddy?


Bowfell Class have been on the hunt for Bob’s lost teddy this afternoon. We had to follow the trail of minions and collect the Missing Posters we had made. We then had to try and get past Vector and the the purple minions to rescue Teddy.


We returned from our muddy adventure and were rewarded with warm juice and a biscuit!


Learning about the Circulatory System



After watching a video and powerpoint explaining this system; Scafell acted out the flow of blood through the heart, body and lungs.

One child (carrier) set off first, circulating the body carrying a piece of card, red on one side and blue on the other, representing oxygen-rich and deoxygenated blood.  They travelled from the heart to the body, where the oxygen was used and the card was turned to blue.  Next, they travelled back to the heart where they were pumped to the lungs to receive more oxygen and turned the card back to red.  From the lungs, they travelled back to the heart and then back to the body, completing the cycle.  Gradually more carriers were added until we had a complete blood cycle moving continuously; just like the blood in our bodies.  Sounds complicated doesn’t it, but this practical acitivity helped us to get to grips with it, as well as being enormous fun!

Next lesson will be following up our practical work by labelling the different sections of the heart and explaining the flow of bood in our own writing.


Pupil Parliament

4 pupils from Scafell Class represented the School at the Netherwood Hotel on 4th November at the South Lakes Pupil Parliament.

17  local primary schools were in attendance, learning about democracy, the parliament system and how to ‘have a voice’.

Our children presented their school research project, on improving the school dining experience, to Holme School and were able to give advice to Holme pupils on how to improve their playtimes.

The Pupil Parliament voted for a whole area project and decided that they will be looking at Road Safety as an area to address throughout all participating schools, exciting times!

Our group now have further research and work to do amongst Levens pupils, before they return to the Parliament in the spring term, to develop the joint project.

Toasting Marshmallows

Bowfell Class have been learning about Bonfire Night today and Guy Fawkes’ Gun Powder Plot. This afternoon we got wrapped up and ventured outside. We lit a fire, toasted marshmallows and sang songs.

The children reminded each other about how to stay safe this weekend, if they are going to an event or having their own.

Learning new ball skills

On Thursday afternoon’s Mrs Mason has been coaching Skiddaw class in netball skills. It has been wonderful to be able to play outside in the late autumn sunshine. Thank you to Katie for taking these photos of us in action!