On Monday 12th November, we all walked to St John the Baptist Church, Arkholme, for a service of remembrance to mark the 100 years since the end of the First World War.
Mr Bonwick and the children of Owl Class very capably and poignantly led us in readings, poems and prayers.
We all returned to school for the unveiling of our thankful stone, which has been placed in recognition of Arkholme as a Thankful Village. The children left lanterns around the stone and made a collective poppy out of painted pebbles.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
And now our lights shine bright in remembrance of those that made the ultimate sacrifice and with thanks for those that returned to Arkholme.
On Tuesday 6th November, we were visited by Michael and his dog buddy from Animal Care. Michael and Buddy taught us all about the 5 welfare needs of all animals, and showed us the fantastic work that Animal Care do.
We learnt so much, and really enjoyed meeting Michael and Buddy. We would like to make a donation to Animal Care so if you would like to send in a cash donation, or a gift for one of the animals for Christmas (toys, treats, collar etc) , please see Mrs Whitaker.
We visited the judges lodgings to find out about toys in the past. We played lots of fun games with Mr Higginbottom, the house master, and looked at the toys in the Museum of Childhood.
Then we put on white gloves and looked at some very old toys. We tried to find clues as to when they were made. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed dressing up in our Victorian clothes.
Yesterday we had a visit from Pudsey Bear! He cam into school and met all of the teachers and children. We told him all about the fundraising we will be doing for Children in Need next Friday and he was very pleased.
Don’t forget to come to school in your pyjamas and style that crazy hair for Children in Need next Friday 16th November in return for a donation for CIN. We will have a limited number of Pudsey wristbands for sale which are £1 each.
On the 18th October the Owls Class planted daffodil and crocus bulbs, including the mystery bulbs in plant pots and positioned them carefully in the school garden. They then planted some more daffodil bulbs in the school grounds. Our ‘Ground Force’ team has been established, and are looking forward to monitoring the progress of the bulbs to compare the flowering dates with previous years.
Great fun was had by all as the photographs show.
More information on The Edina Trust can be found on their website here
A huge thank you again to Graham and Chris who came to school and despite the rain, have spent most of the day gathering, cleaning, scratting, pressing and bottling the most incredible apple juice with the children!
For all prospective Nursery and Reception children, feel free to come along and take a look round. Meet our teachers and see for yourself our fantastic Early Years department, there will be a chance to have a chat and ask any questions you may have.
You will be very welcome.
Mrs Healey left us at the end of the Summer term to take on her own class of children in another school.
After 16 years working here at Arkholme School we thought she deserved a special treat!
This morning Class 3 have been preparing and eating their healthy snacks.
For their homework they had to design a healthy snack and bring the ingredients to make it.