Easter Egg Decorating Competition

The egg decorating competition has closed, the entries are in, the competition is fierce! What a wonderful selection of decorated eggs, the creativity and imagination on show is incredible!

 

It’s worth noting that the use of egg related puns is also very impressive!

 

Mr Rowland and Mr McGrath from Carnforth Rotary had the unenviable task of judging the eggs this morning, they have chosen a winner and a runner up for each class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The results are…

Class 1
Winner – William – Star Wars
Runner Up – Connie – Peter Rabbit
Class 2
Winner – Millie – Dog
Runner Up – Josh – Planet
Class 3
Winner – Gabriel – Eggbert the Chick
Runner Up – Alasdair – Cockerel
Class 4
Winner – Alecia – Harry Potter
Runner Up – Amelie – Faberge Egg

The Judges choice award went to Amelie for the exceptional research and effort shown with her Faberge Egg.

Honey Tree for Chinese New Year

The Reception Class took a trip to The Honey Tree in Morecambe this week to eat a Chinese meal as part of their learning about Chinese New Year. They all tried new things and sat beautifully in the restaurant.

 

In class they have worked hard to create artwork based on the Chinese year of their birth, either the Snake or the Dog.

 

 

Reception Class Santa Special

On Tuesday some very special post arrived here at school, it was addressed to Mrs Ingram and inside was a bundle of envelopes, one addressed to each of our Reception Class children.
The letters were from Miss Alabaster Snowball herself, the Chief Naughty and Nice Elf!
She invited them all to a special Winter Wonderland adventure the next day, on a steam train at the East Lancashire Railway.


They traveled on a very festive minibus driven by Mrs Christmas all the way to Bury Station where they walked through over 200 Christmas trees, listened to a brass band play before boarding the steam train.

 

Father Christmas and his elves walked through the train speaking to all the children and presenting them with a lovely gift.
It was a fantastic day enjoyed by all!

World Faith Day

The whole school had a great day exploring the faiths of the world on Tuesday. The children learnt about lots of aspects of the faiths and here are some pictures of one or two of their activities.

 

Class 1 explored Hinduism. They made Diva candle holders with Mrs Barker which they then decorated with glitter and paint.

 

 

 

 

 

Class 2 learnt about Islam, Mrs Chase helped the class make Pakoras.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class 3 looked at Christianity around the world.

They created pins using beads, they chose their beads to represent the stages of Jesus’ life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class 4 learnt about Judaism, they created short presentations in groups about the main Jewish festivals and presented them to the rest of the school and parents in the afternoon worship.

Blessing of the Foundation Stone

On Friday, there was a fantastic turn out for our Blessing, it was lovely to see so many pupils, parents, governors and friends and neighbours of the school gathered together to bless our school.

Mrs Ingram welcomed everyone, speaking about the vast changes the school has seen over the last 150 years.

The children from Class 4 read stories they had written, entries from the school log books from the 1920’s and sang songs to celebrate.

Rev. Hampson spoke about the symbolism of the stone and how WE are the school, the pupils, teachers, parents and friends. It really helped the children understand the feeling of us all being together as one.

This was followed by a traditional 150th birthday party, complete with party games and a spectacular cake, baked by our school cook Mrs Greenwood.

What a great start to our 150th year

#arkholme150

Apple Pressing for our Harvest Day

Monday 2nd October was our ‘Celebrating the Harvest’ day. Following our Harvest service in church. Mr Jackson-Pitt, Mr Hall and Mr Thomas brought an apple press and lots of other equipment into school, each child brought an empty plastic bottle and some apples to turn into delicious fresh juice. 

The children were very excited to see the trees in the orchard shaking and apples falling to the floor. They worked hard to collect them all and carefully wash them in big buckets. The washing, ‘scratting’, pressing and bottling resulted in the tastiest apple juice we had ever tasted! 

A huge thank you from all the staff and children.

Sponsored Marathon Run

Marathon run Tuesday 26th September 2017

Many thanks to all the parents and friends of the school, including the Rotary Club who helped us with this event.

Class 1 completed 112 laps of the field equivalent to 28 miles

Class 2 completed 224 laps which is equivalent to 57 miles

Class 3 completed 222 laps which is equivalent to 56 miles

Class 4 completed 239 laps equivalent to 60 miles

Making a grand total of 201 miles plus the extra added by Staff and parents a tremendous effort which equates to 8 marathons in 1 hour.

Please return your sponsor money in a named envelope as soon as possible.