Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

On behalf of the Governors, Headteacher, Staff, Parents and Pupils of Arkholme Church of England Primary School, we offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to King Charles III and all the Royal Family.

The loss to the nation and the Commonwealth of such a loyal, compassionate and outstanding Monarch is immeasurable.

Beryl Waddington

Chair of Governors


Following the extensive building programme, over the summer. School will not open for children until Friday 2nd September. My apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to welcoming you on Friday 2nd September.

Joy Ingram (Headteacher)

Magical Santa Train

On Tuesday the children in Puffin Class received a personal invitation from Alabaster Snowball, inviting them onto a magical train ride to see Father Christmas!

We all wore our best Christmas clothes and boarded the steam train. After a festive snack, a visit from a magician and Christmas singing, Santa came to see us and gave us a present.


Firework Art

On Tuesday afternoon we went outside to make some big firework art. We listened to Handel’s ‘Music for the Royal Fireworks’ whilst we painted. We squirted, sprayed and splodged, to get movement in our art. It was great fun and our work looks amazing!



This week we have been celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali. We shared the story of Rama and Sita to find out why this celebration is also known as the ‘Festival of Lights’.


We made our own Diva pots out of clay. 



In maths we looked  at Rangoli patterns and made our own using chalks, cut out shapes and saltdough with beans and pulses.




On Thursday we all worked together to prepare a Diwali Feast. We had poppadoms with mango chutney, sweet potato curry with chapatis, mango lassi and coconut ice.

The Saxons and Normans

The children visited Clitheroe castle to find out how the Saxons ruled England and how they organised their society. The children examined and handled some of the artefacts left behind to give them an insight into how the Saxons lived their lives. Finally they discovered the reasons for the rise and fall of the last Saxon kings, and were party to the invasion of both Vikings and Normans, and participated in three battles which eventually allowed the Normans to conquer Britain.