You will not believe what has happened in Robin class today!
Earlier, a mysterious letter appeared in the office, confused, Mrs Waddington delivered it to Robin Class.
It transpires that Sunny the Meerkat has been kidnapped! The children have been dusting for finger prints, looking for clues and trying to untangle this mysterious problem.
Great teamwork and problem solving was shown in Robin Class this morning. The children were instructed to work in groups to create the tallest structure they could using newspaper and masking tape which would support an egg.
This half term’s Great Fire Of London topic was drawn to a close with the Great Fire Of Arkholme this morning! Click the link to see the video.
Video of the fire!
This morning we had a visit from three fire fighters from Lancaster’s Red Watch. They spoke to the children in Owl Class and Robin Class to tell them about fire and road safety.
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.
We had a great day in Heysham and Morecambe! We found lots of little creatures in the rock pools and then had a walk up to Heysham head to have lunch.
The view from there was amazing and we had a look at the Chapel ruin and Saxon graves. Then we travelled to Morecambe and had delicious gelato at Scoop & Grind.
We then had a walk on the prom and built sandcastles on the beach.
We had a fabulous day and the children were brilliantly behaved!