Whole School


Still-LIfe Studies

 

Class 4 have been developing their skills to draw three dimensional objects accurately on a 2 dimensional surface using art pencils, pencil crayons, pastels, water colour and ink pens.

We studied the work of Paul Cezanne in detail – exploring how he used colour and texture to create 3D effects of everyday objects including fruit, plates, vases, jugs etc.   After practising our skills extensively using a range of media and studying his work in detail; we created still-life arrangements of our own.


Multi-Faith Week

We have learnt so much this week during our focus on the sacred texts of four different religions – Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and Hinduism.

Each day, every class learnt about one of these religions with one of our four class teachers which culminated in sharing all our learning in our Celebration Assembly on Friday morning.

On Friday we also reflected on what we had enjoyed about our learning and why it is important to learn about religions followed by millions of people both in Britain and across the world.


Ninja Warrior fun!

We were treated to a wonderful visit from Jonny and Michelle last week from Ninja Warrior Kids! Jonny, who won the Ninja Warrior final in 2017 delivered an inspiring assembly about growth mindset, resilience and achieving our goals. Each class took part in their own Ninja Warrior style obstacle course throughout the day which was fun and challenging for all! Thank you for a wonderful day!


South Cumbria Cross Country Trials

On a wonderfully bright, sunny and cold afternoon, 27 Levens runners undertook the South Cumbria trials over a challenging and muddy course at Casterton, climbing railway embankments, and taking on hilly inclines. This was done, without exception, in a positive and determined way and staff present were in awe of resilience and fantastic unselfish support for the whole team. Well done everyone!

Five Levens children, have progressed to the next stage and will be representing the school at the Cumbria trials in Penrith later this month. The personal successes includes, placing in the top three for two of our girls and a team bronze in the Y5 girls’ race. Amazing outcome on an amazing day!

We go again at Elleray in March!

 


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!


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.


Opening Ceremony – Part One

Last week, we enjoyed the opportunity to welcome some important visitors to tour our new school environment and officially open the extension to school which includes: new gender-neutral toilet facilities; an amazing new classroom space for our year 5+6 pupils; cloakroom spaces; a meeting room and children’s entrance.

Our visitors included Cllr Sue Sanderson who had been instrumental in supporting our bid for the extension at the very start of this project.

Every child in school spent the morning involved in a design and build challenge, led by Fran Ward, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology, to create a school of the future using Duplo or Lego.  Our creations were inspired by our amazing new building.

Follow the link to see an article about the new extension in The Westmorland Gazette:

https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/23871483.785-000-council-investment-transforms-levens-ce-school/

 


Sneak Peak of the County Show

Make sure you look out for our amazing display ‘Wonderful World’ at the Westmorland County Show this week.