Polish Week in the Reception Class

This week we have celebrating the Polish culture of two girls in our class. Their mums came in to teach us all about Poland and how it is similar and different to the UK. On Monday we watched a video all about the country of Poland; the mountains, beaches, castles, forests and cities. On Tuesday we did some Polish dancing to traditional folk music. On Wednesday we looked at Polish art and then made a traditional collage of our own. On Thursday we looked at wild animals. Some are found in the UK as well, such as foxes, deer and red squirrels, while others only occur in the wild areas of Poland, for instance wolves and bear. Friday was cooking day. We helped to make potato rosti with a special machine to prepare the potato. Than we tried poppy seed cake. It was delicious!

A special thank you to Gabriela and Malgorzata for all their time and hard work.  We very much appreciate it and have learnt lots.


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Talented Year 6 pupils read their own work in assembly this week.  The children had all taken part in the Rotary Young Writers Competition.  The brief was to write a short piece on the theme ‘Reflection’.

The entries were varied and the judges were impressed with the quality of all our entries.  We are proud to announce that the winner for the Ulverston district was our very own Emma Hillman.

Many thanks to Ulverston Rotary Club for organising the event and for coming along to our assembly this morning.

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Mini Tennis Competition

Congratulations to the children from Year 3 and Year 4 who took part in the Mini Tennis Competition at Ulverston Tennis Centre.  Although we didn’t win, we certainly improved on last year. Well done to all the children who play tennis at lunchtime on Tuesdays. We will be looking out for new players for the next competition.  Thanks to Mrs Parker for accompanying the tennis players on the day.

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The Return of Robinwood

Continued from yesterday…

Activities on Thursday continued into the early night. Mrs Barker’s group were joined by Mr Maher for a spot of canoeing and Mrs Tomsett’s group faced up to the climbing wall.

The final day started with the night staff once again singing the children’s praises. All children took part in three activities in quick succession and one group had The Piranha Pool last of all…

One of the most memorable moments from the residential has to be from this final activity:

Child one: (small and scared voice) There’s a piranha in there!

Teacher: (Leaning towards the pool) Yeah, but it’s ONLY a small one.

(Total panic follows with a mad dash across the pool before more piranhas are released).

It was an absolute pleasure taking the children on residential this year. All teachers and leaders were very proud of them.

Many thanks to all Robinwood staff (day, night, cooking and site) for looking after us so well. See you next year.

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Barrow Rugby Tournament

SJB’s Year 5/6 rugby team visited Hawcoat Park today for a Rugby Tournament.

The competition was as fierce as the weather at times and the team once again did themselves proud. They won two of their matches and lost their final game against a brilliant Walney team.

During their second game, they looked absolutely imperious and Braden scored a number of tries inside 5 minutes.

The cricket season starts next and we are looking forward to some more competitive games.

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Robinwood Strikes Back

Year 5 visited the Robinwood Activity Centre in Alston last week for three exciting days. All 14 of the activities were focussed on building team work, confidence and resilience.

It would not be an exaggeration to say that this was one of the BEST groups we have ever taken to Robinwood and the problem solving and cooperation shown by the children was brilliant. We were also blessed with stunning weather and 3 superb instructors.

Our walk to the centre was shorter than last year which meant we did not need to hurry through lunch and into our first activity. Mr Maher’s group went straight to Nightline while Mrs Barker’s group did stream walk (a baptism of fire considering the time of year). Mrs Tomsett’s group headed straight for the Zip Wire which they all conquered with the help of their group song.

Thursday dawned with the Night Instructors informing the teachers that the children had behaved perfectly during the night. This put Mr Maher into a very good frame of mind and we all wolfed down our breakfast and headed for: caving, archery and The Piranha Pool.

Lunch on the first day arrived and a wide variety of stories from the morning were shared. The teachers loved hearing tales of daring do about climbing and how the children had avoided zombies in the caves.

More pictures will be posted in: The Return of Robinwood.

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Well done, Year 6 Superstars!

Well done to all our Year 6 pupils, who worked so hard for their SATs. Now it’s time for cake! Very many thanks to Mrs Charnley for making such a lovely cake, appropriately decorated with super stars. Tuck in, Year 6. We’re very proud of you and you’ve earned it.DSCN1755

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