Derwentwater Residential

Class 3 had a wonderful time on our residential trip in March, working on our topic of ‘Habitats’.

Great fun, great food and a fantastic time with our friends, all with a bit of learning thrown in! We even got to see the Osprey!

Summer Term 2017

This half term Miss Alexandra Hall will be joining Class 4 to complete her final teaching placement. One of her first tasks will be to judge the accuracy of the geographical data in the holiday brochures the children have produced and to select her favourite American holiday from the itinerary’s presented by the children.

We will stay in America to examine the past civilisation of the Mayan and develop our creative skills from this.

We will continue with revision activities in the lead-up to the SAT which will begin on Monday 8th May.

This will be followed by the residential visit to Liverpool for a city experience -22nd to 24th May. Steve Pemberton will be providing some cricket coaching to supplement the athletics program.

There are places available at Westgate and Bolton Le Sands cricket clubs for children who wish to develop their skills to a higher level so why not try out a taster session.

Tie and ring pull recycling

The Rotakids are supporting ‘Purple Community’ who work with various groups of marginalised people in this country and abroad, to make jewellery products from recycled materials.

We would like ring-pulls from cans and your old ties to help support this project. Please pass any items to the children in Class 4 or place them in the boxes in the Junior porch.

The children in our Out Of School Clubs have been busy making a box to collect them in.



Science Activities

The children in Class 4 have been working with Mrs Kay from Queen Elizabeth School to prepare them for secondary school and life after Arkholme!

They dissected sheep’s eyes to identify the structure of the eye and carried out a number of experiments to find out how good human sight really is, before identify some eye defects.

The children then visited QES to work in one of the biology laboratories where they used microscopes to examine the structure of animals and plants cells.



The Rotakids planted purple crocus bulbs in the school grounds in November and were delighted this spring to see the rewards of their hard work. Their aim was to raise the awareness of polio and  to collect money to fund research  to help to eradicate the disease, which they did, by selling purple crocus badges.

Global Warming Project

The Children have been collecting data to contribute to a global warming project run by The Edina Trust. The children planted crocus and daffodil bulbs in the ground in October and then recorded daily temperature and rainfall readings until the bulbs flowered. The date of flowering and the height of each flower was then recorded and entered into the UK data base. Later in the year the children will examine the data to see how early spring arrived this year compared to previous years.