Liverpool Residential – Day 3

Well, Tuesday must have tired everyone out because Mrs Gale had to wake year 5 and 6 up on Wednesday morning! After another good breakfast, we headed to the Albert Dock where we boarded an open top bus for a tour of the city. This was a great chance to see parts of the city we hadn’t visited, such as The Cavern on Matthews Street, and St George’s Hall.  

After the tour we had an amazing experience on the Liverpool Wheel. It is 60 metres high, and we could see for miles around. We weren’t too keen on stopping at the top though, and were pleased to get back on the ground!

After the wheel we had a quick dash to the amazing sweet shop on the quay. Mrs Gale gave us 3 minutes, so we had to choose fast! Then it was back on to the coach and on to Anfield. There was a lot of excitement as we entered the stadium. Our guide, Jack, showed us around the newest part of the stadium. We were lucky enough to go into the brand new changing rooms  –  the first to do this other than players! We then got to touch and have our photograph taken with the Champions League Trophy. Then it was back to the coach for our journey home. Goodbye Liverpool! 

And so ends another residential. It was a truly fantastic trip. We crammed so much into 3 days, and had a lot of fun. The children were perfectly behaved and a credit to the school.

Liverpool Residential – Day 2

Another very busy day in Liverpool. The day started with a hearty cooked breakfast and then a good walk to the Anglican Cathedral via China Town where we saw the tallest Chinese Arch in Europe. The Cathedral was spectacular & we had a wonderful tour guide, Steve, who showed us around the Cathedral. We also climbed the tower, which made our legs go to jelly, but the view was well worth it.
After lunch we set sail across the Mersey on the Royal Iris to Space Port. We saw the Star Wars memorabilia displays & took a trip on a space simulation ride.
Next we visited the U Boat and then returned to Pier Head on the Royal Iris. We had planned to visit the Metropolitan Cathedral however when we arrived there was a service taking place for the victims of the Manchester attack. We decided to take a moment ourselves outside to say a prayer for those people who had died & their families.  The children were incredibly respectful and it was very moving to see them taking that time to think of others.
We ended the day with a Chinese buffet which the children all thoroughly enjoyed!!
We had a particularly proud moment when two members of the public approached us in the Cathedral to comment on how well behaved our children were. This was echoed by both the tour guides, and the staff at Jungle Rumble.  They have been incredible well behaved & made us very proud.

Liverpool Residential – Day 1

We’ve had a fantastic first day in Liverpool. The weather is beautiful and we’re loving Liverpool. We visited the TATE and saw some very famous paintings by Mondrian, Lowry & Picasso. The Constellation Gallery tested our understanding of art, with some interesting sculptures & installations. One if the most interesting conversations was around Tracey Emin’s ‘My Bed’.

We then had lunch, before walking to the Beatles Experience. Happily we now all know who the Beatles are! We had great fun playing on the interactive floor piano & dressing up as 60s icons!

After a delicious tea of pasta & meatballs we headed out to Jungle Rumble to play crazy golf. Great fun was had by all (and the teachers lost!).

Everyone was tucked up in bed by 10, ready for a busy day on Tuesday!

Stone Age Day

In Class 3, we have been enjoying learning about the Stone Age. This week, we turned our classroom into an Axe factory to rival Langdale!
We made string out of bullrush leaves and we cooked damper bread over the fire. We would like to say a great big ‘Thank-you,’ to Ro Thomas from ‘Woodmatters’, who helped us have this fantastic experience.

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.



Class 4 Visit to London

The children in Years 5 and 6 from Yealand and Arkholme went to London on Wednesday 25th January. We travelled by train and firstly visited the Churchill War Rooms. After a very quick lunch, we walked past the Houses of Parliament to their Education Centre and met Georgia and Matthew, who gave us an interesting and informative tour. It was really fascinating and some of us even ended up on the
1 o’clock news!

After our tour, we took part in a workshop on ‘Making Laws’, which generated some interesting debate. We then met two MPs; Mr. Ben Wallace and Mr. David Morris.

Mr. Wallace then walked us down to Downing Street for a photograph outside Number 10. However, much to our surprise and delight, we actually got to go inside Number 10!

We had an amazing day and one that we will remember for a life time!

Alice in Wonderland

An incredible showcase and celebration of our pupils’ talents and their love of performance, the school production is a much anticipated event in our school calendar. In June every year, our KS2 pupils deliver a stunning performance of a chosen play at Arkholme Village Hall. Staff, parents, Governors and members of the local community come together to make this an extremely special and rewarding occasion for the school. In June, 2016 the school put on a spectacular performance of ‘Alice’.

Roald Dahl Day

Wow, wow, wow!! Children, you looked splendiferous, as Roald Dahl would say.img_1630


Once again you excelled your selves with your costume design. We had quite few Matildas, some Fantastic Foxes, Sophies, but just one BFG! Mr and Mrs Twit made an appearance, as well as Boggis, Bunce and Bean. We even had an Umpa Lumpa or two, with Mr Willie Wonka. Oh, and a couple of Golden Tickets.

We had a fantabulous day making chocolate, frobscottle and magic sweets. Class 2 had worm spaghetti, and class 4 performed their very own version of Charlie and the Chocolate factory.

I am certain Mr Dahl would have been impressed with your celebration of his life. Well done everyone!