Monthly archives: April 2019

Pancake Day

Here are lots of Bowfell class enjoying pancakes.

Y2 Violin Concert

During last term, year 2 pupils have been learning to play the violin with the wonderful Mrs Hurley. They performed for the first time this morning to parents and lots of their friends. Well done all!

If you are interested in continuing to learn, please see the letter in book bags for details or ask Mrs Wadey. Here are some photos of them showing how to hold the instrument in rest position and in playing position and a short video of them in action!


We have started our Lego Space Challenge and really got stuck into our first building task today. See us in action here, working together, sharing the constructing, encouraging each other and delighting in our success!

Bowfell Outdoors

Everyone in Bowfell Class has been enjoying our free-flow outdoor provision this week; with many children spending more time outdoors than in!!

Experience Easter

We were so lucky with the weather this morning as members of St John’s Church community delivered a completely outdoor Experience Easter. First our younger children, then the older children travelled round 4 stations that took us through the story of Holy Week.

During the story telling, the children were engaged in different activities to encourage thoughtful contemplation. We held stones, made crosses, placed sticks on a fire and planted seeds. These nasturtium seed pots will be coming home for children to care for and continue to reflect on the importance of Easter to Christians all around the world today.

Thank you very much to all at St John’s who helped prepare and deliver today’s memorable experience.



Eco Team Litter Pick

Eco Team took part in the Great Cumbrian Litter Pick 2019 today, organised by Friends of the Lake District.  Despite the rainy weather, they were happy to get outside equipped with special monster litter pickers. At first sight it didn’t look like there was any litter to be found but on close inspection we found lots of small bits of plastic and sweet wrappers and collected a whole bucket full in the end. Well done Eco Team – a very good deed done!

Bowfell Hot Cross Buns

Reception and Year One had a busy day yesterday, making hot cross buns with Mrs Mason. In the morning, they mixed, kneaded and left the dough to rise. In the afternoon  the mixture was kneaded again, shaped into buns and left to rise further before  being topped with a cross or shape of our choice. They were even professionally finished with a glaze. The children all took one home and enjoyed tasting all their hard work in school this afternoon!

Attendance Celebrated at Levens

Attendance at school was celebrated on the last day of the Spring Term.  We were delighted to celebrate so many of our pupils who have had good attendance this term as well as congratulate the pupils who have been registered with 100% attendance for the whole year so far!

Osprey Experts

Skiddaw class welcomed Jamie from Cumbria Wildlife Trust into school to help us learn more about the wonderful wildlife that is on our doorstep. He bought in a life size model of the rare and exciting bird of prey that is settling into to a very large nest in trees on Foulshaw Moss as you read this!

We learned a little about their migration and about how humans have changed their habitat and behaviour to encourage these fantastic fish eating birds back to our area. We are now busy making posters to let others know about how to appreciate and watch out for wildlife in our local area and we are going to be visiting the Foulshaw site later in the term.

The children of Levens made a great first impression with the Cumbria Wildlife Trust staff with their excellent answers and interesting questions alongside the thoughtful discussions that they engaged in. This looks like it will be a very worthwhile partnership.

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