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19th September 14

A message from Mrs Stubbs


Many thanks to all my friends, colleagues, parents, governors and children for all the lovely gifts and good wishes I recieved upon my retirement.

I have particularly enjoyed picking up my 'Little Book of Memories' to read with all your comments.

Although I have not found time to get to Lakeland to spend my voucher yet, it is on my list of things to do soon.

Good luck to you all at the beginning of this new term. Enjoy x

Lesley Stubbs

We helped St Mary's hospice celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Mrs Eastwood and the Nursery children made 50 cupcakes decorated with our school logo.

KS1 Zoo Trip

The Key Stage One children enjoyed a super visit to South Lakes Wild Animal Park on Thursday 13th February.

We were so pleased to find out that Reg the rhino was safely back where he belongs and the zookeeper was extremely thankful!

The monkeys made us laugh, especially the baboons and we were thrilled to see the tiger being fed.

The children enjoyed reading facts about the different animals and were keen to write about their day when they returned to school.

Thank you to all the parent helpers who came along.


Children in Need day 15th November.

What a super day we had raising money for children in need by wearing our spots and pyjamas. We raised £280.48 so thank you for supporting this excellent cause with your kind donations.

We made spotty biscuits, designed outfits for Pudsey and covered a giant Pudsey with our pennies. Well done to Miss Jackson and the school council for counting them all!!

Mrs Taylor lead an assembly where we paraded in our pyjamas to music which was great fun. Mrs Taylor talked about the importance of Children in Need day and about the various charities our money would be supporting. We appreciated that not all children were as fortunate as ourselves.

It was lovely to see so many people at 3 o'clock for tea and coffee with spotty biscuits so thank you all for your continued support.

On Wednesday 16th October the KS1 children enjoyed their visit from the author of the exciting children's book 'The Befana Drama' by Gianna Hartwright. She told us all about this super fantasy adventure and the characters and showed us how to create a real book. If you would like to order a copy, please call into school for a leaflet. Gianna asked us to draw their own Bef and she judged it for us, Kevin Robinson, Charlotte Birkenshaw, Thomas Hannah and Jessica Rhoney all won a prize for their super artwork.  

The Harvest Festival on Thursday 17th October was a huge success the children performed brilliantly and many of you commented on their super behaviour and lovely manners. The school council worked really hard with Mrs Parker to prepare the Harvest Cafe for our visitors and served them with style! In the afternoon the year 1 children took the harvest parcels to the Community Centre and sang songs to the local people. It was good fun!  

Here are some of the things the children had to say about Harvest Festival;

Louis- "I was excited because all the visitors said how much they enjoyed it. I was proud of how I served the guests in the cafe."

Harvey- "The singing and performances were great. I liked the Frog's Harvest Party."

Ewan- "I liked the Harvest Rock and Roll."

Summer- "When we were singing at the Community Centre, the audience were clapping and happy."

Esther- "We had orange juice and biscuits and we remembered to say thank you."