Monthly archives: November 2023

Dallam X Country – What a Day!

What an absolutely incredible time we had with our team of 25 runners (largest entry ever), at the Dallam event last week.

The day was cold and miserable but we were all warmed by the happy and excited smiles of our runners.

There were over 250 children participating, from eight schools, the majority much larger than Levens, but with the hearts of lions, remembering everything from their training sessions and with the most marvelous support from parents and fellow runners, all previous school records were ‘smashed to bits’, with 3 first places, 2 second places, and 5 other top ten finishers. In addition, all athletes exceeded all expectations and had the ‘time of their lives!’ Roll on the winter months and the excitement of more competition, we all cannot wait!


Super spots for Pudsey!

We enjoyed a lovely day on Friday raising money for Children in Need. Thank you to all those of you who provided us with baked goodies to buy! In assembly we learned about the history of Pudsey Bear – did you know he is 37 years old?

We found out how the money Children in Need is used in our local area and were delighted to learn that the local charity ‘Anti Racist Cumbria’ received a grant to support their work. We used their materials and video production recently as part of our learning during Anti Racism week. We raised a fantastic £305 – thank you all for your generous contributions!

Splendid Sound!

Class Three have been very busy learning about sound. We have looked at a variety of musical instruments and identified how the sound was made. We now know all about vibrations! We used the drums and rice to investigate the link between the noise level and the vibrations. We concluded that the louder the noise the greater the vibrations. In computing we are learning how to use data loggers and this has proved very useful in our science lessons. We have investigated sound levels around school at different times of day and also in different locations. We discovered that Class Three was nearly the quietest place in school! We will continue with our sound topic and the next step is to learn about how we hear sounds. There are lots more experiments to come.

Clay Creations in Class Three

Class Three have been very busy designing and creating amazing clay tiles. The children looked at examples of tiles from the Roman period and used these as inspiration for their own designs. They then experimented with clay and learnt new techniques. They then utilised these skills when designing and making their final pieces. Here are a few!

Addition in class 2!

We have been working really hard using our addition skills over the past few weeks in class 2!


We have started the term off learning about Superworm! We have learnt all about rhyming words and acting the story out to the class. We have created our own wormery and made our own instructions for this!

Computing in Class 2!

We have been learning how to log onto the computer and use the mouse and keyboard. We have had a go at typing and drawing on paint on the computer!

Levens School Remembers

We have been involved in making poppies with James Cropper PLC during our week of remembrance.

Children from key stage used the kits provided by the Burneside company to create a display of beautiful poppies at their plant during Remembrance weekend.

Last Friday, pupils from school walked down to St. John’s for our special service.  We were all wearing poppies that we had made using recycled materials, Each class laid a wreath at the memorial made in school and we donated money to the British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Windermere Football Skills

Last week, Class 4 were privileged to be invited to Windermere School for their football skills session. Despite the rain howling through the night, the day turned out with only showers and we arrived at Windermere ready to get stuck in. Up the hill we went to the 3G pitch with our attentive coaches – everyone had fun and showed great enthusiasm.

The best bit though? If you ask me – a free lunch!!

Thanks again to all the staff at Windermere school for the session. Photos below!