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.
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 […]
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.
The children were very surprised when they were joined in the playground by a full sized red squirrel one Friday afternoon. All the children had the chance to learn about the work being done to protect the red squirrels in Cumbria and Class 3 children helped make some squirrel feeders. Everyone wore red on the day and donated money to Penrith Red Squirrel Group who were very impressed by the children’s enthusiasm and the range of questions they asked.
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Celebrate Red Nose Day with us on Friday 24th March. The children will be learning about whom and what they are raising money for – when they come home ask them about ‘Hassan’. Learn more… Red Nose Day March 2017
As part of our ‘World War 2’ and ‘Railway’ topics in Class 2 and 3, we will be visiting Beamish Open Air Museum on Tuesday 28th February. This trip will bring classroom learning to life through hands on, immersive experiences they will hopefully never forget. Learn more… Beamish Open Air Museum Trip March 2017
A message from the new Head Teacher Well, what an exciting half term we have had here at Clifton School! I hope this newsletter goes some way to show you some of the fun and amazing learning we have been up to! Although I’ve only been a part of Clifton school for SIX weeks, I feel like I have been here forever and that coming to Clifton feels like ‘coming home’! Thank you to everyone who has made me feel so welcome and has supported me through these first few weeks. I feel so privileged to be able to […]