This half term Year 3 and 4 have been learning about rocks and soils in science. We were fortunate to have a collection of fossils on loan from Kendal Museum. We spent a very interesting afternoon examining the fossils and then sketching them.
Many thanks to the Museum for the loan.
Year 5/6 Football Tournament
This afternoon a football team from SJB played in the 5/6 Football Tournament at Ulverston Astroturf. It was a great afternoon with lots of teams from local schools competing for the Haverthwaite Trophy and Shield.
Whilst our team played well in the first round , they didn’t quite make it into the Trophy play offs but did play for the Shield. With great performances from all the players we beat Burlington and Croftlands and drew with Church Walk. This meant we were the overall winners of the Haverthwaite Shield. Well done to all the players who played with skill and enthusiasm and were great ambassadors for the school!
On February 15th two teams of gymnasts took part in the Key Steps Gym Competition at UVHS. This was a big occasion for the gymnasts, some who had never competed in such a big competition before. All the children who took part were so determined to succeed and they produced outstanding gymnastics on the floor and on the vault. Every point counted and although it was very close, both teams won for SJB!
It was a fantastic day. Well done to the gymnasts who now go through to the next round of the competition on March 8th in Barrow. A big thank you also goes to Mrs Parker, Mrs Hartley and Mrs Dearden for all their help!
Cross Country Championships
On February 1st, three pupils from SJB took part in the Cumbria Cross Country Championships at Sedbergh Preparatory School near Kirkby Lonsdale. Reece and Holly from Year 5 and Gabrielle in Year 4 made their way, independently, to the Championship. Although they were nervous, having never been to such a big event before , they all ran with confidence and did SJB proud. Holly ran so well she has been selected to take part in the National Championships in March. A fantastic achievement! Well done to the runners and to the parents for giving up their time to support the children at the event.
In Year 1 we have been busy learning about castles and the children have had the chance to participate in a range of historical and design based activities. On Wednesday, Year 1 invited parents along to a castle building workshop. In small teams, the children and parents set about building their castles using cardboard. The children were keen to show off their newly acquired knowledge of castles and it was fantastic to see them creating drawbridges, portcullises, arrow slits and moats. All children showed great teamwork skills and worked together to create different areas of the castle. We were extremely pleased with our finished castles and we are looking forward to our trip to Lowther Castle later in the term. A big thank you to Mrs Sainsbury and Mrs Macleod for organising a wonderful afternoon.
Smartie the Penguin
Over the last two weeks Reception have been learning about how to stay healthy and safe. We had a visit from one of our parents who is a dental nurse and she taught us how to clean our teeth properly. Now we clean our teeth everyday after lunch in the classroom!
We know how to keep safe if there was a fire as we have practised lining up outside when we hear the fire alarm.
We have also been learning about how to be safe on the internet with Smartie the Penguin. He taught us a song about getting an adult to help if we feel worried or unsafe.
Before you tap and click
You need to stop and think
And TELL SOMEONE!
We watched the NSPCC Pantosaurus video song about telling a grown up we know and trust if someone makes us feel uncomfortable if they touch us.
If someone asks to see we tell them no.
As part of the topic we also looked at keeping healthy and making good choices including eating vegetables, drinking water, keeping clean and getting lots of sleep!
One of our favourite things to do is our ‘Run a Mile challenge’ (ish). As we only have little legs we run as far as we can around the big playground everyday!
The Jewish Passover runs from 10th – 18th April in 2017, so while we are a little early, our Year 6 pupils all got into the spirit of this special meal. The apple and cinnamon Charoset a particular hit!