On Thursday Year 3 and Year 4 got together to share their learning about the Jewish Festival, Sukkot. They learnt how the festival involves shelters to represent the time the Jewish People spent in the desert once they have been freed from slavery. We went outside to create shelters with plant roofs and then shared some food.
Cross Country at UVHS
On Tuesday 18th October 25 children went to UVHS to take part in a Cross Country competition. It was very cold and damp but spirits were high. It was the first time some children had competed in such a large event and there were plenty of nerves whilst waiting to run. Every child that took part tried their best and most seemed to enjoy it! We are just waiting for the final results, but believe some runners have made it through to the County Championships in February. Well done to all the runners who took part. Keeeeeep running!!
On Wednesday, Year 5 visited Furness College for the annual Big Bang Fair. All the stalls at the fair were linked to STEM activities (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
A particular favourite of the children was creating their own lip balm and investigating wax aromas.
Many thanks to all at the college who organised the event. Great as usual!
Last Friday Mrs Dearden and Mrs Heffernan accompanied a team of footballers from SJB and took part in a football tournament.
The team, consisting of girls and boys, did extremely well and won all their games in the first round. Although they played fantastically well in the second round, they were narrowly beaten to the title.
Many thanks to Mr Carrick who organised the event and provided drinks and biscuits. See you next term.
Last week Year 4 had the chance to create some autumnal art. The class discussed the changes associated with the seasons and listened carefully to the instructions before beginning their autumnal masterpieces! The children had to carefully measure and cut out a silhouette of a tree. After this, they enthusiastically began painting the background using a variety of autumn colours. The finished pieces looked very effective and the children were keen to show off their work to one another.
Last week Key Stage One visited South Lakes Safari Zoo as part of their English work on recounts. The children had a thoroughly enjoyable day and had the chance to see a variety of animals. When the children got back to school, they had the chance to complete some writing about the trip. It was fantastic to hear about the children’s favourite animals and their experiences from the day.
Year 3 used card and elastic to demonstrate how our muscles work. We adapted a previous experiment as elastic bands proved a bit tricky last week. The class was much happier with today’s outcomes!