It has been a busy but brilliant Summer Term.
Our sporting activities have included Orienteering events at various locations around the Lake District for our Year 5 and 6 children, rounders competitions for our Junior children (which we won) and a multi skills event hosted at our school, which Mrs Robinson organised and 100 children from our cluster schools attended. Some of our Junior children also attended the Cumbria Games tri golf and orienteering activities and the cricket competition at Blennerhasset. Our Year 6 sports leaders did us proud leading their teams at our annual Sport’s Day.
Our forest learning programme has been a busy one with children hunting for minibeasts, one of which found was the violet ground beetle, building new shelters, exploring the stream and the forest environment and experimenting in the mud kitchen. The children have also enjoyed playing team games and hide and seek. Our Year 6 farewell experience involved them experiencing army rations and having a longer session to enjoy the forest environment.
Year 1 and 2 children went to Silloth on a History trip where they learnt about Seasides of the past. They stood in specific locations and looked at photographs from the past of that location and compared it to how it looks today.
Our Infant children enjoyed their beach schools experience at Allonby where they made beach sculptures, experimented with sand art, took part in scavenger hunts and a beach tidy.
Our whole school trip to Beamish was an excellent day where our older children explored the mines and learnt about explosions from the past and our Infant children had a Victorian style lesson in the old school. We all enjoyed visiting the old town, especially the sweet shop and loved the tram rides.
Our Year 6 children went to Carlisle Cathedral for the annual leaver’s service and were also treated to a prayer breakfast at St Cuthbert’s Church, Plumbland, organised by Hylarie Sharpe. Hylarie also gave our Infant children an interesting tour of our church where they learnt about it’s features and history.
We raised £53.09 for the ‘Blood Bike’ charity and enjoyed our visit from Tony Rutherford who gave us a talk on the charity. We also had a visit from our local Police Community Officer who talked to us about Stranger Danger and E Safety.
Our themed mornings for this term have included Islam and Sikhism and our Junior children created constructions in the style of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. We also had a visit from Fiona and Michael, archivists from Cumberland Council who talked to us about our school’s history and read extracts from the old punishment book and school log book.
Year 5 and 6 children enjoyed their visit to Torpenhow Cheese Company where they learnt about Organic farming and the whole process from ‘grass to glass.’ Their visit to the Lakes College as part of ISU Space Week where they were able to speak to and learn from Tim Gregory ‘The Sky at night’ was fascinating.
We said a sad farewell to our Year 6 leavers in our leaver’s assembly and wish them well as they begin the next step in their educational journey, we know they will do well.