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Wild Weather & Rickety Rafts!

“There’s no such thing as poor weather – only unsuitable clothing”

A good thing then that Class 4 were kitted out with wetsuits! A miserable showing from the weather did not dampen our spirits as we arrived bright and early at Glenridding Sailing Centre for a day of raft building. After suiting up and being given a short design brief, we got stuck right into crafting some rafts. Some furious knot-tying later and the seemingly random pile of poles, rope and barrels had been turned into two reasonably seaworthy looking vessels!

There was only one way to prove it, however, and so the race was on with the teams speeding across the lake. Even the sudden whirlpool which appeared courtesy of the safety boat didn’t put the intrepid adventurers off. One team even managed one and a half laps before the inevitable!

All good things must come to an end though, and soon enough the hastily secured barrels began to escape. Before long, nearly everyone had been unceremoniously dumped into the water for a good swim.

A huge thanks to Josh at the Glenridding Sailing Centre for hosting the day for us and a big well done to everyone in Class for for bringing your best smiles, making your own fun and looking out for each other.

Perfect Pavilions

This week Class Three have been working hard learning all about pavilions. We have learnt some new words such as aesthetics, stable and cladding. We looked at examples of pavilions from around the world, experimented with making structures with cocktails sticks before designing our own pavilion. We then made our amazing models!




Sneak Peak of the County Show

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

2093 Class 4 Reunion

And that’s a wrap! Thank you so much to parents who came to our end-of-term play last night. Our production was completely down to the students of Class 4 who worked together on writing, staging, props, costumes, hair, makeup, jokes, lighting and everything else – a massive well done to them on a fabulous performance. This will certainly be a hard one to top next year!!

Class 3 visit the Temple for World Peace

The sun was shining once again as Class 3 visited the Buddhist Temple for World Peace in Ulverston. This was  lovely end to our topic on places of worship, Our visit included some meditation, acting out the story of the life of Buddha, sketching some of the Buddhist symbols along with a picnic in the sunshine.

Amazing Archery.

Classes 2, 3 and 4 had a fantastic time learning how to shoot a bow and arrow! The children loved the sessions where they learnt how to stand, load and fire the arrow. Their aim definitely improved as the session progressed. They were so enthusiastic that some of the children will continue to develop their skills at an after school club in September.

Bay Search and Rescue visit Class One

A huge thank you to Dan and Helen from Bay Search and Rescue who came to visit us this morning in Class One and talk to the children about their roles. They showed us photographs of the types of rescues they are involved in and the vehicles they use. Dan and Helen also gave us some important safety advice about when we are out on the sands and near open water. We were then lucky enough to see the pick up in real life, try on equipment and listen to the sirens. We learnt so much and had a wonderful time! Our current Christian Value is Service and this was a great example of how people in our community show service to others, something we have been exploring through our whole school assemblies.

Whole school opera!


Last week we enjoyed a visit from Joe who works on behalf of Cumbria Opera Group. The whole school from Nursery through to Y6 took part in different interactive singing activities throughout the day. Our newly formed school choir also enjoyed an extra session with Joe in the afternoon; preparing us nicely for September when we will begin weekly practices. Thank you Joe for a wonderful day!


Julian Opie Self Portraits

Class 3 have been looking at the work of Julian Opie. He is a portrait artist with a unique style, using black lines and blocks of colour in his paintings. We have produced our own portraits, using his portraits as our inspiration. Have a look!




Spaghetti Challenge!

Class Three and Four had an amazing morning completing ‘The Spaghetti Structure Challenge.’ The children were set the task of building a structure using spaghetti, blue-tack, masking tape and string. They worked in small groups and their team work skills were put to the test! The structures were designed to hold the weight of a book and were tested to destruction and prizes were awarded for the tallest, strongest and most creative models. The children were fantastic and produced some interesting structures. A big thank you to Christian and Victoria from Architects Plus (UK) for working with the children and judging their work.