Year 3 and 4 spent a lovely, sunny day visiting the Buddhist Temple. They sketched the building and wandered in the grounds. In the woods they searched for natural and man-made materials and spent time observing the many colours of nature. At the beach, the Iron Man (our current book) came to life as the children recreated settings from the story. Many, many thanks to everyone who helped to make the day such a success.
Today the sun was shining for our Infant Sports Day, held at UVHS. Lots of parents and carers came to watch the children take part in a range of fun sporting activities. The children worked in mixed teams, running, throwing javelins, carrying eggs on spoons etc. to win points for their house colour. After a short break, we then moved up to the running track for sprint races including ones for little brothers and sisters and the adults.
A big thank you to Mrs Hartley and the Year 9 girls for helping us organise the event and to UVHS for allowing us to use the field.
The SJB PTA joined thousands of walkers on Saturday and took part in the annual Coniston to Barrow walk/run. It was a superb day with perfect weather conditions for walking and a brilliant atmosphere.
Many of us chose to walk while others jogged all the way and completed the 21 miles in no time at all. Despite a few aching joints, we are all set on doing it again next year to raise money for our charities.
This week Year 1 had a visit from Tesco in Barrow. The children were keen to show off their prior knowledge of healthy living and eating with the two visitors. After a short chat, the children had the opportunity to make their own healthy muesli. They had a selection of oats, bran and dried fruit to choose from and each child was able to take home their own muesli to try, After this, we also had the chance to test a range of different fish; mackerel, salmon and kippers. It was fantastic to see the children trying different foods and learning all about the various ingredients. A big thank you to the Tesco visitors and we really enjoyed being a part of your Farm to Fork project.
In Year 1 we have been learning all about plants. Over the past month, we have discussed the different parts and also written about the various plant uses. Recently we also enjoyed planting our own sunflower seeds. The children are very excited to see how tall their sunflowers will grow!
Key Stage One recently enjoyed a trip to Lowther Castle near Penrith. Over the Spring term we have thoroughly enjoyed learning about castles and our end of topic trip was a perfect opportunity to show off all our new learning. After a long coach trip Year’s 1 and 2 arrived at the castle and had the opportunity to look around the grounds and gardens. The children were very keen to tell us all about the different features of the castle and the different plants and trees that were growing around the gardens. After a much needed lunch break, the children had chance to play in the Lost Castle adventure playground. They had a fantastic time re-enacting knight and castle games whilst also trying out the zip wire and fireman’s pole. A big thank you to the staff and parent helpers who supported the trip out.
We have just heard that our Governing Body has been selected as a finalist in the National Governance Association: Awards for Outstanding Governance 2017. The governors have been invited to attend the award ceremony which will be held on the 25th May in the House of Commons.
We would like to say a huge ‘Well Done’ and a massive ‘Thank You’ to the governors for all your handwork in and around SJB. Good luck for the awards night!