Primary and Year 7 National Schools Cross Country Final 2017

On Saturday 25th March, Holly from Year 5 took part in the National Schools Cross Country Final at Prestwold Hall in Leicestershire. This was a massive event, with big screens , TV cameras and drones, and around 2000 young cross country runners.  Holly was part of a team of 10 girls representing Cumbria.  After walking the course and noting points of interest (narrow points, muddy sections, hills etc) the race began. Holly ran a race to be proud of.  She came 69th out of 220 in her field and was placed 6th in the Cumbria Girls team, a personal best! Well done to Holly for an amazing effort and to her dad for driving her all the way to Leicestershire for the day!

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Year 3 Forest Schools

Year 3 continued their Forest School learning from last year by using new tools in different situations.

They used Bow Saws, Sheath Knives and Hand Drills and certainly became more proficient over the course of the two days.

An insect habitat was made using wood and materials from previous activities. Year 4 will continue to build this next week. Year 5 joined them in the afternoon to create picture frames on the running track.

As always it is nice to see the children grow in confidence over the two days and take safety seriously.

Well done Year 3!

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Year 4 debate

10 pupils from Year 4 debated in front of KS2 today to continue our learning on British Values and democracy.

The motion this time was: Should countries be building more homes in the countryside.

As it turned out, the audience in the hall and the 10 Year 4 children voted in favour of building more homes in the CITIES.

The Year 4s had the deciding vote and they voted overwhelming in favour of city building by 8 votes to 2 votes.

Year 3 are up next with another geography themed debate.


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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day from EYFS!


In Reception we have been learning about Ireland this week, ready for Saint Patrick’s Day today! We have been doing lots of activities for instance having a go at Irish dancing in P.E. One girl’s family in our class come from Ireland and she has her own dancing dress which she brought in to show us! We have also made soda bread (which was delicious!), learnt about leprechauns and learnt the story about the Giant’s Causeway with Finn McCool.

We love singing in Reception and this week we learnt the song ‘Molly Malone’. We were fascinated about her and liked seeing pictures of her statue in Dublin.

One thing we particularly enjoyed doing was learning to speak in Irish. We learnt to say hello (Dia dhuit) and goodbye (Slán) which we used all day!

We finished off the week by celebrating Saint Patrick’s day! We learnt all about Saint Patrick and how the day is celebrated in Ireland.

It’s been a fantastic week and sláinte from Reception!

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Football Tournament


On Tuesday 15th March, a team of Year 5 and 6 girls took part in the Ulverston Girls Football Tournament.  Although our footballers had practised in PE and at lunchtimes, they hadn’t really had chance to play as a team in a competition. As we walked to the astro-turf the girls were discussing positions and tactics.  After the first two games, where we played well and won, we began to settle down and realise we could do well if we tried hard. The SJB team played with such determination and team spirit that they won six out of seven  games and drew one. We were very pleased with our performance and even more pleased when Hannah from Ulverston Leisure Centre announced that SJB were the winners!! A fantastic achievement ! Well done to the girls who took part and to Mrs Dearden and Mrs Parker for helping on the day.

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Book Week 2017

We had a fantastic, action packed Book Week.

Each class visited the library.  They listened to stories, found out about the on-line resources available and now most of our children have a library card.  Many thanks to the library staff for making us so welcome.

Year 6 children ran the Scholastic book fair throughout the week.

On Wednesday the Music Festival competitors performed their poems in the hall for KS2.

Thursday afternoon saw the tense final of the Reading Competition.  The Infant competition was won by Year 1, Year 2 came second and Reception came third.  Well done!In KS2 congratulations go to the winning team from Year 5 and the runners up in Years 6 and 4.Thank you to our judges who had such difficult decisions to make.

Fancy Dress Friday was a huge success with more children than ever dressed up as an array of colourful characters.  Thank you to all those families who worked hard to create such amazing costumes. Again, thank you to our judges – we don’t envy your job!

We finished the week with a Reading Safari.  In mixed-age groups, children toured the school, stopping off for a story in six locations. Many thanks to parents and carers who came in to travel with groups or to read stories.



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Roman Feast in Year 3

Year 3 have been studying the Romans this term. Today we combined history, cookery, maths and healthy eating to create a Feast. We enjoyed making Roman Honey Cakes and even shared some with Year 4.

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