Whole School


Platinum Jubilee

On Wednesday, we enjoyed a wonderful day of celebration for the Queen’s Jubilee.

The day started with an assembly giving thanks for our Queen and designing and making clay plaques to commemorate the occasion.

During the afternoon we enjoyed traditional games in our playground including What time is it Mr Wolf, Fire on the Mountain and Hopscotch.  It was lovely to see the children from all across our school playing together happily.

Next we moved into our brightly decorated hall to watch snippets of the Coronation, eat delicious refreshments and sing the National Anthem at our indoor street-party.

After all the restrictions of Covid over the last two years, this was an amazing way to end this half term!


Eco Team Update

Our Eco Team have been busy today. Taking part in the Great Cumbrian Litter Pick, they ventured onto the playfields with our litter pickers and searched out and cleaned up the area. We mostly found plastic bits, some of which were very tricky to pick up with our grabbers!

We also held our termly second hand uniform sale – special thanks to Cherry and Josh on Eco Team for setting up the stall at lunchtime and to Josh for staying after school to sell and put things away. We will be hosting these second hand uniform sales every term so please keep safe any suitably clean and good quality uniform and PE kits to send in when we let you know the next date.

 


Crime and Punishment

Year 5 + 6 enjoyed a thought-provoking, informative and engaging trip to the Police Museum and Victorian Courthouse in Ripon.

In our topic so far we have been looking at law and order in earlier times including during The Roman Empire, Anglo-Saxon Britain and during the 18th century when over 200 crimes were punishable by death.  During out visit this week, our attention was turned to the 19th century with the introduction of prisons, the police force (originally know as the ‘Peelers’) and The House of Correction!

During the afternoon, we had an opportunity to travel back in time 200 years to a Victorian Courthouse.   Taking the identities of all sorts of different characters, we role-played the trial of William Stokes who was accused of taking a horse and cart from a local farmer.  Despite the range of evidence that almost proved his guilt, the jury overwhelmingly decided on his innocence.  In Victorian times he would have undoubtedly been hanged, but in our discussions, this 21st century jury were  not convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he was the perpetrator and therefore believed that justice could only be served by his release.


Barrow Raiders School of The Week

Well, technically ‘School of the Week’, but we reckon ‘School of the Season!’ Have we ever had a better time or been looked after so well as at our visit to the Barrow Raiders ground in Barrow last Sunday. Almost 80 of us filled the stand and cheered and applauded as though lives depended on it. Tee, Anton and Ellis, who on Fridays can be seen training our little people on the Levens Playing Fields, were giving their all in front of a crowd of 2,400 supporters to come out victorious against fellow Cumbrian side, Workington.

The  children were involved at various stages through the game and the wonderful players could not have been kinder at the end of the match, signing as many autographs and posing for as many pictures as required!

 

 


Barrow Raiders Meet EYFS

Over the last few weeks, Nursery and Reception have been learning some new skills and are beginning to understand more about this amazing game.

We can now name the different parts of a rugby ball, know how to throw and catch a rugby ball, can score a try and know how to ‘tag’ an opponent too!

Friday afternoons are so much fun with our amazing coaches!

 

 


Meet our new School Councillors

Here are our new School Councillors who will be representing each year group in School over the next 12months.

Every pupil in school was given the opportunity to vote for the person they thought would listen to the views of others, be willing to work hard, have good ideas and be able to suggest ways to raise funds to support charities and improve our school.

More news from our team will follow soon!


Fantastic fossils in EYFS!

 

Nursery and Reception children in EYFS have been turning detective this week and discovering all about fossils. The story ‘A girl called Mary’ kicked off our learning, introducing the famous fossil hunter Mary Anning. There has been much excitement watching videos about the process of fossilisation, thinking about what the animal or plant may have looked like whilst it was alive and hunting in our playground for fossils hidden in and around our walls. We also enjoyed investigating clay and using it to make our own imprint of a fossil using different resources from our classroom.


Cricket Enrichment Day

Classes 2,3 and 4 all enjoyed action packed sessions with our Cricket Coach John during Tuesday. We worked on a series of different cricket skills including running between the wickets, throwing and catching, hitting and fielding and even over arm bowling too. We then put these all together in a non stop cricket game. Look out for cricket club, starting in the summer term.


Running Success!

**STOP PRESS** In Celebration Assembly, all our fantastic runners showed off their medals and were presented with certificates of achievement. Mrs Coker announced that our Y4 and Y3 girls won the team event for Y5 and under girls team competition and were proudly presented with their shield and certificates – many congratulations one and all!