Monthly archives: March 2024

Marvellous Magnets

Class Three have had a fantastic time learning about forces and magnets. We started of the topic by looking at push and pull forces, moved on to exploring friction and then carried out experiments with magnets. We loved making magnets dance and making our own compasses. We looked at the poles and investigated which attracted and which repelled. We concluded the topic by designing and making our own magnetic games. Year Five came in to try them out and provide an opinion!




A Trip to Ancient Egypt

To conclude our topic on the Ancient Egyptians, Class 4 have used ★the power of imagination★ to travel thousands of years back in time to the Ancient Egyptian Empire. Over the course of the morning, our two expert guides Laura and Adrian helped us to act our way through over three thousand years of history.

We started with the first Pharaoh of a unified Egypt, Narmer…

A student imitating the Pharoah Narmer.

…heard about who built the Great Pyramid of Giza…

A student pretending to be a pyramid.

…were menaced by the Khopesh sword…

A student holding a khopesh sword in the air.

And watched the death of the Pharaoh Cleopatra…

Students acting out the death pf the pharaoh Cleopatra.

Thanks to Imagining History for coming in and sharing the story of Ancient Egypt in such a unique, informative and memorable way!

Peter’s betrayal and forgiveness

Today, we continued our work on the Easter story. We examined the role of Peter. We did some role play of the key events such as Jesus’ arrest and Peter denying he knew Jesus three times. We looked at forgiveness and what this means to us and also examined the Bible to see what this says about forgiveness.


Anglo-Saxon and Viking workshop

Class Three had an absolutely amazing day in the Footprint Centre and Saint Catherine’s Wood learning all about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. The day started with a history lesson, we learnt all about the struggle for power and the Viking invasions and Anglo-Saxon kings and kingdoms. We learnt all about longships, this helped us when building our own models. We made our own Anglo-Saxon inspired coins, made our own quills and ink and learnt to write in runes and also how to weave cloth. The highlight of the day was battle drills. The children practised formations and reenacted a battle, I certainly wouldn’t like to meet them on the battlefield!  A huge thank you to ‘Woodmatters’ for a wonderful experience.


Running Club – Grand Finale!

What a fantastic end to what has been the most fabulous running season! We have now been running weekly since October with a regular group of over 30 juniors, having the best of fun and keeping very fit in the process. This last session was really special as we concluded with a run through the farm trail at Low Sizergh Barn, joined by adults. After the run, we enjoyed a Sizergh Barn special hot chocolate or milkshake accompanied by wonderful home bakes from Mrs Mason and her Nicola.

A very fitting and special end!

Whilst some still have the deferred Elleray competition next month, the running season draws to a close, but we will be back in September,

with a new batch of runners ready to be put through their paces. This Club would not be possible without the amazing support and dedication of many adults at the school, who lead by example each week, exhibiting the very keenest of enthusiasm!

Thanks to everyone, but especially our children, who make the club such a rewarding and great place to be each Friday. Roll on September…..





Anglo-Saxon helmets!

As part of our Anglo-Saxon and Vikings topic we looked at the Sutton Hoo helmet. We used this as inspiration for our own art work, experimenting with making 3D masks. We then designed our own mask and finally made them, finishing them in gold and silver. They look brilliant!

Hot seating Judas

Today, we sequenced and examined the Easter story and identified elements of trust and betrayal. We discussed the thirty pieces of silver Judas received and tried to think of thirty reason to explain why he betrayed Jesus. We then looked at various paintings of ‘The Last Supper’ and ‘The Betrayal by Judas’. We looked really closely and gave our opinions of each picture. To finish we carried hot a hot seating activity asking Judas questions.

LEGO League 2024!

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Once again, the brave engineers of Levens have risen to the challenge and shown what they can do at the South Lakes First LEGO League Challenge!

The event is split into four different but related challenges – an innovation project, in which students need to come up with a design for a new piece of technology which could be a real benefit to our world; a robot design competition; a robot game and an award for teamwork, sportsmanship and collaboration.

The team were fabulous as always, and although we didn’t come away with a trophy this year, we’re told that we are definitely climbing the ranks so I’m excited to see what next year can bring already!

Betrayal and Trust

As part of our RE topic on the Easter story we have been examining trust and betrayal. We completed an obstacle course blindfolded and had to trust our partner to guide us safely around. A test of trust and communication! We then examined some of the Bible stories such as Jesus calming the sea to help explain why the disciples trusted Jesus.