Den Building with new friends

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.

Try Something New 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.  

Fantastic Creative Fridays

This term Friday afternoons see a new range of enrichment opportunities for the children. Over the next few months all the children will do music with Mrs Thornton,  PE with Miss Simpson and  cooking with  Mrs Brabant. Our first session saw Class 1 making fun fruit faces whilst Classes 2 and 3 got active outdoors and created their own tunes on the computers. A great way to end a busy week of learning.

Infant Sleepover

We were so lucky with the weather this year and ate both our evening meal and breakfast outdoors – a first in the history of Clifton’s Infant Sleepover. The children enjoyed a party tea before getting going on a range of activities including teambuilding games, osprey nest building, making bird feeders and woodcrafts with Dave Corrie. As the sun went down our campfire was lit and it was time for songs, hot chocolate and marshmellows! No wonder everyone was ready for bed and a good night’s sleep. After breakfast and games it was time to pack up your own camping […]


As part of our global education all of the children have been learning about ospreys during the summer term and in particular the ospreys that live at Bassenthwaite in the summer and in Western Africa in the winter months. The older children have compared the two habitats and have created food chains for ospreys whilst the younger children have learned about the features of ospreys that make them such amazing creatures. They even made an osprey nest at the Infant Sleepover. We have made a display outside outside Class 1 where you can find out more about ospreys. To help […]

The Wood Lads

Meet our enterprising Wood Lads and Lass. They have spent the summer term getting ready to launch their firewood business in time for the autumn. With wood supplied by one of their dad’s they have been busy bagging up wood, creating posters and fliers, working out prices and even building their own wood store! All money made will be spent on further outdoor learning opportunities. Keep a look out for their fire wood sales in the autumn term.