Monthly archives: June 2024

Veterinary visit to Class One

Thank you so much to Megan, Isla’s Mummy, who came to talk to Nursery and Reception children today about her job as a veterinary nurse. The children were fascinated to explore and learn about her job and enjoyed getting immersed in some practical role-play activities which helped them to learn about x-rays, animal body language, medicines and bandaging.


Reception visit the butterfly house and beach

Reception had a wonderful time yesterday visiting the butterfly house in Williamson Park Lancaster and spending the afternoon on Arnside beach. We loved seeing all the different stages in the butterfly life cycle first-hand and were lucky enough to be able to see a beautiful atlas moth which had recently hatched. We met one of the resident tortoises and a terrapin and learned about their habitats and diets. The cave was also explored, where we could see stick insects, spiders and even an axolotl! The guinea pigs enjoyed a stroke by some of us and the meerkats were eager to meet us when they discovered we had tasty banana treats!

We enjoyed lunch in the sunshine before heading back to the bus for some time on the beach at Arnside. Ice creams were on the menu with the beautiful weather and we enjoyed digging in the sand, making ‘jelly mud pies’, mark-making and scavenger hunting.

A wonderful day was had by everyone!


Class Three reflections and prayers

Today, Class 3 visited church. We had some time for silent reflection and discussed how this made us feel. We also thought about why some Christians decide to visit church to pray and how this differs from praying in other locations. We then found a quiet space outdoors an again took the time to reflect on our lives. We all named some of the things we are thankful for in our lives. When we returned to school we made prayer boards. We thought about all the things we are thankful for and what we would like to say sorry for and what we would like to ask for. We followed this up by writing individual prayers using prayer books from the refection area to help.

Class 2 trip to the Lakeland motor museum, steam train and ferry!

Class 2 had a fabulous time on their trip today. They found lots of new information about cars and bikes from the past. They also got to experience a ride on a steam train and ferry to Bowness!

Class One and Two visit to Kepplewray

Reception, Year One and Two enjoyed a wonderful day at the Kepplewray activity centre. They spent time canoeing, tree climbing, pond dipping, building fires and working as a team to problem-solve!

River basins!

Today, Class 3 continued their rivers topic by learning key terms and their definitions. We made our own river basins and used technical terms such as watershed, river channel, confluence, tributary, source and mouth. We will be moving onto looking at the River Kent next lesson and looking at its course using the OS maps.

Courageous advocacy in Class Three.

Class Three were very passionate about trying to make a difference to deforestation of the rainforests. We decided to write persuasive letters to the Prime Minister to try to influence political decisions. We were very excited to receive a reply from Downing Street detailing how there are trying to tackle to issue and thanking us for our interest in political issues.


Art Day at Levens Hall

Class 4 enjoyed a wonderful day in the grounds of Levens Hall on Wednesday with local artist Bob Sutcliffe.

We started off with pencils and watercolour in the topiary exploring shape, texture, line and form. In the afternoon, we moved on to exploring more abstract ideas by looking up through the canopies of tree branches above us and by combining mixed-media.

We enjoyed seeing Bob’s exhibition which is currently on show in the grounds and huge thanks to everyone at Levens Hall for letting us spend the day in your magical gardens.

Class 3 at Kepplewray.

Class Three had a fantastic time at Kepplewray. The children were very excited and couldn’t wait to get started. The canoeing was amazing and we all got to explore the ‘Swallows and Amazons’ island. Excellent teamwork, koinonia and kindness were demonstrated by all. The ghyll scrambling was a challenge but very rewarding and brilliant fun. The children worked together showing kindness, compassion, respect and endurance by the bucket load! We were all very thankful for the opportunity to explore our amazing locality and for the opportunity to take part in some adventurous outdoor activities.

School Council Visit Waterstones Bookshop in Lancaster

School Council have been on a wonderful trip to Waterstones Book Shop in Lancaster.

After a ride on the train- we got to the station by the skin of our teeth- we made it to the attractive book shop where we browsed the book shelves so that we can fill our new library space. We split up to hunt for them!

After searching high and low for non-fiction books to please our classmates, we re-joined together to discuss our options. Finally, we all agreed on our choices, paid up and headed off for lunch in the historical castle of Lancaster. After being spooked by a skeleton in one of the old dungeons, we were treated to a hot chocolate in the cafe (which was the best we had had in a while)! Then,  we headed back to the station with the generous gifts the shop had given us including: a red pencil; an exciting bookmark; a couple of activity sheets and a few copies of the new book by Joseph Elliot- Nora and the Map of Mayhem. We left happy and so pleased – it had been such a fantastic day.


Written by Charlotte (year 6) and Eleanor (Year 5) – School Councillors.