Buddhist Temple visit-Year 5

On Thursday, Year 5 walked through Ulverston to the Manjushri  Kadampa Meditation Centre.

The children were show around the magnificent temple and were shown different symbols and meditation techniques.

After a brief lunch, the children walked across the grounds of the centre, through the woods and to the coast. Horse chestnut trees lined the path and conkers were easy to spot.

Many thanks to everyone at the temple who looked after us so well. The grounds and the temple are absolutely stunning.

These trips cannot take place without the help of adult helpers. Mr Maher, Mrs Dearden and the children would like to extend an enormous thank you to those who came along for  trip.

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Year 5 Aquathlon

A big SJB well done to four members of Year 5 who took part in an Aquathlon (yes that is the spelling) on Wednesday.

After swimming a length of the Ulverston Leisure Centre pool, they quickly slipped into their running shoes to complete a lap of the cricket pitch.

The four children were a credit to the school and performed exceptionally well. Looks like running club and swimming lessons are working at SJB.

Many thanks to all those who organised the event. See you next time.

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Lantern Procession 2016

Since returning after the summer holidays, the children have been working hard to get the SJB lantern completed for use in the annual Ulverston Lantern Festival. A selection of children from across the school joined Mrs Barker for several afternoons to create the SJB tree.

We would like to say a huge ‘THANK YOU‘ to Mrs Barker for giving up her time and coming in to school to ensure we had a finished entry for this years parade.

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KS2 Sports Day

KS2 children had their sports day on Tuesday.

On the hottest day of the year, the children all went outside for their morning and afternoon activities. They were armed to the teeth with sun cream, water bottles and sun hats as the temperature reached a whopping 32 degrees at 2pm.

All the children took part in several activities in the morning: sprinting, hurdles, javelin, egg and spoon and long jump. Although the temperature was rising, all the teachers were very impressed by the effort being put in.

Teachers were on the lookout for those children who showed good sporting qualities: passion, team work, determination, self-belief, honesty and respect. Trophies will be given out to children who most clearly demonstrated these qualities. It will NOT be easy deciding who gets each trophy. There are many contenders!

We were joined in the afternoon by parents and carers who lined the running track to support the children. All year groups did a 1/2 mile challenge with some great sportsmanship and racing on show. This was followed by an obstacle course and relays.

Many thanks to Mrs Hartley, Mrs Dearden, Mrs Parker and all the helpers from UVHS. We all had a great day.



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The Y6 Human Histogram

On the 8th July Year 6 created a human histogram based on their heights.  Having collected data on the whole year group, they then mapped this in human form, marked out a life-size histogram and then compared this to a range of data on Year 6 heights collected in previous years.

This practical activity was the first part of a maths tutorial from Jan Heffernan our chair of governors.  We heard about the interesting directions a career in maths can take and  the application of maths to real-life situations.  Many thanks to Mrs Heffernan for coming to speak to us.

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The chicks are back!

The Reception Class were thrilled to have a visit from two of our chicks and were keen to see how they had changed.  The children thought the birds would be brown like most hens and so were very surprised when Miss Porter opened their box and we saw they were white. They certainly have grown but aren’t their full size yet. The birds were very inquisitive and wanted to explore but not all of the children were too keen to get close. They got more confident when the adults picked up the birds and let them stroke them. Some children even had a go at holding them themselves. A big thank you to Keith for bringing them in to school and to Mrs Ashurst for looking after them. 

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Year 1 Coronation Hall Visit

Over the past month, Year 1 have had the chance to visit the Coronation Hall four times to take part in an arts project. The arts project was organised by local artist John Hall and involved making a large map of Ulverston using a range of different materials. The first session involved the children using an aerial view of Ulverston to find where the roads should be placed on their canvas. During the next few sessions the children worked in small teams to sort, cut and glue materials in the correct place on their map. As the map started to take shape, the children had to be very careful to ensure they were placing their materials in accordance with the aerial view. The children were very lucky to receive the help and support of local artists John and Alex and were inspired by their enthusiasm and leadership of the project. The class were extremely proud of the finished map and look forward to seeing it exhibited in the near future.



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