All pre school children ( from 2 years old) are invited to our Stay and Play sessions in Class 1 to familiarise themselves with school in preparation for starting full time one day. The children ( and their parents) explore the class room and our outdoor areas, borrow a book to read at home and get to know the staff in Class 1. So when they do start school in Reception it really is all so much easier! We currently run these sessions on a Thursday afternoon from 2.45-3.30 in the Spring and Summer terms. Why not pop along! We […]
The Beast from the East meant World Book Day was celebrated a week later than the planned 1st March this year. The children all made a book in a box and brought in their favourite books to share during our Reading, Relaxation and Refreshment coffee morning. Parents and other family members were invited to come to school for an early morning cuppa and cake whilst sharing books with their children. No one missed out as there was plenty of cake to go round and every child were able to share their books and read with a PAL buddy.
Whilst ‘The Beast From The East’ falls, we don’t want any of our children getting bored! So, here are some learning activities you can do whilst you are enjoying your ‘Snow Day’: ‘Reach For The Stars’ World Book Day Reading Challenge – there are 20 reading challenges to complete. 10 completed challenges = 1 silver / gold sticker; 20 completed challenges = 3 silver / gold stickers. Click Share-a-Story-Reach-for-the-Stars-Reading-Challenge-2 to download the ‘Reach For The Stars’ Challenge. WOW Words – whilst you are watching TV or reading your favourite book, collect 10 WOW words that you think no one else […]
Anticipation levels were high on Monday afternoon as our intrepid army of Jedi knights headed off to the village hall for the first Jedi Fencing session run by Johnny and Josh from Action Ants.
This Friday saw the launch of our new reward for children who show excellent listening skills at school. A special table was set up in Class 1 and laid with a silver table cloth, flowers, place names, real plates and glasses. The 10 Super Listeners were served first, had a choice of squash and chose the music that was played whilst they dined in style. The children all agreed that it was a special treat and a reward worth listening for. Well done to all!
Class 2 had a fantastic time in the Secret Garden one November afternoon making dens with a group of children from James Rennie School in Carlisle. Thanks to Mrs Davies for organising such a great opportunity for the children. They were positively buzzing about their experience and were very excited that they had made new friends. Mrs Davies was very proud of all the children and how welcome they made our guests feel.
The Year 2 children were very excited to represent our school at the annual Basic Moves Festival on November 16th. They took part in a range of PE activities at Newton Rigg College alongside children from other local schools and were all really proud of their collection of stickers. Well done Year 2! It looks like you had a great time!
Mrs Thornton’s Music sessions on Creative Fridays are great fun and are teaching the children lots of musical skills. Class 1 loved singing songs and playing the musical instruments to accompany the rhythms.
Whole School CONGA to celebrate Ofsted’s visit this week! Here are our Stars of the Week of this week:
Following on from our successful Phunky Foods Launch last week we have introduced a new challenge to encourage children to broaden their tastebuds. Our school cook Joanna is introducing new foods into the menu each week which children will be able to try at lunchtime. So far we have had baby spinach leaves, corn on the cob, sweet potato, cress, pomegranate, mango, blueberries and avocado and ……..they are all going down well.