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.

Class 2 Forest School Week 1

We had a wonderful first afternoon at Forest Schools. The sun shone and we were able to explore the woods at Capernwray.

We made lots of pirate swords, built a fence and did a scavenger hunt.

Lots of bugs were found and investigated before being returned to their homes. In future weeks we will be exploring our pirate theme a little more, but for today it was just great fun to get out and enjoy the wonderful space. Many thanks to Mrs Sumner for running our Forest School sessions, and to Mrs Jackson, Ms Nicholls and Mrs Roden for coming with us.

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.

 

Class 2 Skipton Castle

Class 2 Trip to Skipton Castle

Class 2 had a fabulous day at Skipton Castle on Thursday 22nd June. We had a wonderful tour guide, Tracey, who told us all about the castle. We learnt so much, not just about the castle, but also where things we say everyday come from. We went in the banquet room, kitchen and even the dungeon, but the highlight for many of the children was ‘The Long Drop’! Tempting though it was, Mrs Whitaker and Miss Hayton did not leave the children in the dungeon. They were perfectly behaved, something that was commented upon by our guide and represented our school brilliantly.

High Sherriff of Lancashire – Shield Hanging

On the 9th June the children from Class 2 and Class 4 attended the Shield Hanging Ceremony for Mr Robert Webb (Former Chair of Governors) at the Priory Church, Lancaster.

   

After the Service the children were met by the Rev’d Michael Hampson, Vicar of Arkholme;  Chaplain to the High Sheriff of Lancaster and The Right Woshipful Mayor and Mayoress of Lancaster. They then had a guided tour of Lancaster Castle and visited the Shire Hall to see the Shield designed by the High Sheriff of Lancashire (Mr Robert Webb).

It was remarked upon by both the Castle staff and in the Priory, the excellent behaviour from the children and what a credit to the school they were.

 

Class 2 and EYFS Baptism Lesson

On Tuesday 2nd May, Mrs Tamlin kindly joined us to teach EYFS and Class 2 about Baptism.

The parents named the child (a doll), Bethany while the Godparents promised to teach the child about God.

We learnt about the font, the symbolism of water, and we looked at christening gowns. We even had cake!

Thank you to Mrs Tamlin for giving up her time to help us with our RE.

Lancaster and District Singing Festival

Over the past half term, the children in year 1 and 2 have been working very hard to learn lots of new songs. On Thursday 23rd March they joined over 100 other children from local schools to take part in the Lancaster and District Singing Festival. They performed brilliantly, even singing one song on their own. Very well done everyone!