Monthly archives: December 2016

Christmas Musical Extravaganza

We had a display of impressive musical talent today. We had solo and group performances from piano, violin and guitar in a varied repertoire with a Christmassy feel, including more than one rendition of Jingle Bells. Parents and pupils enjoyed the effort, practice and skills on show. Thanks must go to the individual music teachers – Mrs Rainbow, Mrs Hurley and Mr Duesbury.

Learning about the Greek Cross

This week Scafell have been exploring the symbolism in the Greek Cross.  Unlike other Christian crosses, all four sections of the cross are equal in length and represent God’s love reaching across the world.  At the end of each section there is often a trefoil representing the trinity of God the father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  We were also interested to discover that this type of cross is a symbol of the church, rather than a reminder of Jesus’ suffering on the cross.


Our lesson started with four tricky jigsaw pieces to arrange into a symmetrical dodecagon.  We needed further clues to make the Greek Cross before finding information independently and creating our own designs based on our research.

Games Day!

We have had a great day today playing new and old classic board games. There was lots of super turn taking, sharing and good sportsmanship on view as we enjoyed Monopoly, Dog Bingo, the Tumbling Monkey game, Connect 4, cards and chess. Which is your favourite Christmas game?

Elf Yourself!

Bowfell Class have been busy disguising themself selves as Santa’s Elves. Can you tell who it is?

Writing inspired by the Ancient Greeks

Scafell Class have spent this half-term creating and writing their very own Greek myths.  After looking at a number of Greek myths together, they started to plan and build each stage of their own tale to create a wonderful book with an imaginative front cover and blurb.  They began by creating their own multi-animalistic mythical monster, followed by a strong brave hero, who travelled through a challenging setting, to take on their monster in an exciting fight scene.

They have also taken on the roles of reporters this week, to create their very own Greek newspaper based on  the myth Pandora’s box.  Some children did some hot seating in order to include some relevant and convincing quotes for our newspaper reports.

Well done everyone in Scafell Class – you have made incredible progress in your writing this term!

Our Nativity – Refuge

Our nativity this year has been inspired by a beautiful book called Refuge by Anne Booth and Sam Usher. Y2 really enjoyed reading it and have retold the story to create the script for our nativity play. Here are a few photos from our first night – thanks to Aggie Dobson for these beautiful shots.

We’re going to be on the radio!

On Wednesday 7th December, Yakkers recorded the whole school saying and singing our nativity play, Refuge. We are the chosen school for their 7.50am slot on Lakeland Radio every day next week. We hope you will be listening out for us – you’ll have to be up early!

by Skiddaw Class

Our Homemade Digestive System Experiment….. Yuk!!



Scafell Class took part in their very own ‘gross science’ lesson to learn about how food is processed in the body.
Everyone was given a piece of bread to simulate ALL the stages of the digestive processes – I’ll spare you the details!
This was a fun, practical and messy lesson that was truly gross but we now
all understand this amazing system from beginning to end and a Science lesson we will never forget!

Toddler Taster Festive Craft

We welcomed our Pre-School children into school today. We had glue, glitter and icing to get us in the Christmas mood.

The children made cards, decorations and even a melted snowman biscuit!