On Friday 15th February we went to the Zion Theatre Hulme to explore the stories of Julia Donaldson. We had a great time being story explorers. s.
As part of our topic work on celebrations, Puffin Class held a class wedding. The bride was attended by her many bridesmaids and the best man did a great job of keeping our groom calm.
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.
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 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!
On Tuesday 6th November, we had a very special surprise visitor – it was Pudsey!
We are all looking forward to our pyjama and bad hair day to raise money for CIN.
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.
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.
Last Thursday the whole school took a trip to Westmorland County Show, we had a great day! Here are some photos of Class 1
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…
Winner – William – Star Wars
Runner Up – Connie – Peter Rabbit
Winner – Millie – Dog
Runner Up – Josh – Planet
Winner – Gabriel – Eggbert the Chick
Runner Up – Alasdair – Cockerel
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.