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News January to February 2018


We had great fun at school with the 'Beast from the East' running around in the snow and just generally having fun!

February 2017 - Year 5/6 trip to Fountains Abbey

As part of our Yorkshire Dales topic, Year 5 and 6 visited Fountains Abbey to learn about the history of the abbey and how the area was farmed. They enjoyed exploring and sketching the abbey before taking part in a felt making workshop where they brought their designs to life using different colours of wool. The felt making process wasn't an easy one but the brilliant teamwork skills shown by all the children resulted in some fine masterpieces which are currently drying out in school. The behaviour and enthusiasm of all the children on the day was outstanding and they showed what wonderful role models they are for our school. Well done!

February 2017 - STEM action!

Our budding scientists have been working on a  number of projects. One thing they did was explore chemical changes when making slime. They investigated using different substances and how changing variables led to the creation of different consistencies of slime. Our STEM members had a sticky but fun time. They also finally watched their volcanoes erupt after two weeks of careful preparation. They set out to investigate which materials would produce the best lava eruption and soon discovered that vinegar and bicarbonate of soda created a much more realistic and explosive effect than cola and mints. Great fun!

February 2018 - Our very own 'Lego Masters'!

We ran our very own Lego competition for children in years 4, 5 and 6 in preparation for a competition to be held at Richmond School. The entries were simply stunning with wonderful designs, creativity and story telling using their own Lego from home.

Well done to everyone who've made the judge's job incredibly difficult!

February 2018 - Indoor Football League - Team 1 Week 1

A great night's football was played during week 1 of this year's indoor football league. Team 1 played in some very competitive matches against some excellent opposition from other local schools. Some superb individual and team performances gave us something to build on after the first week's fixtures. Click HERE to see the results. Well done team!

February 2018 - NSPCC Assemblies

We had a visit from our friends at the NSPCC who came to talk to us about their 'Speak Out Stay Safe' programme. We had a wonderful discussion and assembly for Key Stage 1 and the same for Key Stage 2. We learnt all about what to do if we felt uncomfortable or unsafe in any situation and to learn more about other important safeguarding messages. 

February 2018 - TESCO Bags of Help...PLEASE SUPPORT US!Bags of HelpBags of Help

We have been selected to be one of Tesco's projects in the Catterick Garrison store as part of their 'Bags of Help' funding initiative. 3 good causes will receive votes from customers with the prizes being either £4,000, £2,000 or £1,000 depending on whether we come 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Voting takes place between 1st March and 30th April. The money we receive will go towards the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 outdoor spaces and playground. Please tell your friends, family, work colleagues and anyone else you see to vote for us!

February 2018 - Pink Day for Cancer!

As part of the Primary Edge work of two of our year 6s, we held a whole school 'Pink Day' for Cancer Research UK and CLiC Sargant - a children's cancer charity. Organised by the girls and supported by school council, everyone came dressed in pink, brought a donation and bought cakes which were kindly donated by members of our school community and beyond. An unbelievable £300 was raised during the day which has been split between the two charities. Wonderful work by everyone and yet another worthwhile Primary Edge activity benefiting others. Well done!

February 2018 - Wedding of the year!

FS2 had an amazing time re-enacting a Wedding at Church. We all walked to St Anne's Church where Reverend Lindsay led a super role play ceremony. Grace was our beautiful bride and Byron was our handsome groom. After the ceremony the children had a toast to celebrate the wedding and a slice of Wedding cake. What an AMAZING afternoon!  It was definitely the Wedding of the Year!.  

February 2018 - Maths of the Day...we love it!!

Maths of the Day this week saw Year 5 calculating addition and subtraction sums mentally. They had to work as part of a team to relay race to collect their digits and operations before they could then put their calculations together. After lots of fantastic reasoning and perseverance, the green team were the winners with six completed calculations in total. Well done green team!

January 2018 - Motty appears in Year 2!

This week Year 2 have had the pleasure of having Motty our maths mascot in our class. Year 2 thought it would be a good idea to show Motty what Matheletics is and how to complete tasks! Motty loved learning about maths and is now a Mathletics expert.

January 2018 - Netball Finals

After working so hard in the last competition, the day finally came for the netball finals! We competed against schools from across Richmondshire in some very difficult matches. It was hard work but after a great afternoon, finished in an amazing 2nd place! The team played superbly and again, like all of our children continue to do, make us very proud. Well done to everyone involved. Click HERE to see the results.

January 2018 - Gymnastics

We took an amazing 30 children to the gymnastics competition held at Richmond School. Gymnastics has grown dramatically in popularity this year and it was great to take so many children. We started the day with sorting hair and glitter spray (both very important) and them spent the day competing. Our children performed brilliantly and really enjoyed the event. We will be training even harder now ready for the next competition! To see where we finished, click HERE.

January 2018 - Foundation Stage Beanstalk Surprise!

The first morning back to school, FS2 found mysterious footprints around the classroom. Who did they belong to? The children investigated the footprints, searched for clues and predicted who they thought the footprints belonged to. They found out that the footprints belonged to the Giant! The children found a letter addressed to Foundation Stage and some magic beans which were left on the table.

The Giant asked if we could help him locate his castle as someone had taken it and also to design a new home for him. So, the children got to work straight away and designed a new castle. They used candles to design it, then, using powder paint, mixed two primary colours together to make a secondary colour to paint their castle. 

After, the children planted their own beans to help grow a new beanstalk for the giant and discussed what beans need in order to grow and stay healthy.  

What an exciting day back! 

January 2018 - Year 5/6 topic launch

Year 5 and 6 had a challenging yet successful launch to their spring term topic where they expertly created their very own Yorkshire Dale! From design to construction the children showed great resilience throughout the build which proved to be very technical at times. With a clear vision and the end goal firmly in sight, the determination and perseverance skills displayed by all the children, led to the creation of a true masterpiece which certainly wouldn't be out place in the Yorkshire Dales. Well done Year 5 and 6, an outstanding achievement!!!!    

January 2018 - Year 1/2 topic launch

Year 1 and Year 2 had their topic launch on 9th January for their new topic 'Why don't dinosaurs exist today?'. The children had the opportunity to create some of their own dinosaur footprints using historical images, make fossil rubbings, design and form their own fossils and go on an archaeological dig to find dinosaur bones to create a T-REX. All of the children and staff had an amazing time and we look forward to discovering more about our topic.

January 2018 - School Games UpdateSchool GamesSchool Games

The shortest half term sees plenty of action this year as we have our gymnastics teams in competition as well as out netball team at the level 2 finals. There are tag rugby events and the start of our local indoor football league to keep us busy...not forgetting the swimming galas as well! What a half term we have in store! Keep an eye put for updates on our website and Facebook.

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