We had fun!
We've decorated our pots with Roman patterns and designs. Thank you Mrs. Whitaker for bringing them for us!
Great costumes everyone! We chose Roman names and tasted some Roman food. We were glad that we don't have to wear togas every day!
Have you seen this flamingo?
Great costumes everyone!
Chaos in Class 3 this afternoon! Our buildings had columns and a pediment.
Inspired by The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
A fantastic morning to be up above Quernmore Valley exploring the Iron Age settlement at Askew Heights.
Classes 1 and 2 joined together to explore 'Our Diverse World'. Classes 3 and 4 joined together to explore 'Our Unique Bodies'.
Jan worked with Class 4 delivering her workshop 'One Planet One Life', which considers personal carbon footprints and how these can be reduced.
Steve talked to Class 4 about his work.
Mick is a micro-biologist working at Lancaster University. He talked about his work with parasites. We did an experiment with strawberries, banana and kiwi fruit to extract their DNA.
Paul made slime with Classes 1, 2 and 3.
David is an engineer. He talked to the children in Classes 3 and 4 about light and showed them lots of different experiments.
Ella, Sienna and Isla's Mum and Dad brought in one of the hedgehogs that they have fostered.
Janet talked to the children in Classes 1, 2 and 3 about her work as a vet.
Thank you to everyone who took part and especially Catie Giles for overseeing our entries, once again!
Sandra is a veterinary pathologist. She talked to us about microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses. We took swabs of different areas of the classroom to see which organisms were present and looked down her powerful microscope. We mixed yeast with sugar and warm water.
Great costumes everyone!
Adrian put on two of his amazing Travelling Science shows - 'Working Scientifically' for Classes 1 and 2 and 'Electricity' for Classes 3 and 4.
Rachel talked to us about gems, minerals and rocks. She brought in some geodes and we opened them with a hammer and chisel.
Gordon showed the children lots of underwater photographs that he took of the marine life living in Morecambe Bay.
Steve came into school as school as a STEM Ambassador to talk to each class about the 2 years that he spent living and working in Antarctica.
We explored the school's Mission Statement - 'Rooted and Grounded in Love'. Children in Classes 3 and 4 made cards, pictures and friendship bracelets for each other.
We decorated volcano muffins with lava!
Well done everyone!
Two Chinese teachers, Misa and Susan, visited the school today. They talked to us about China and Chinese New Year and taught us to speak in Chinese. We made origami frogs!
Sarah Dodd from NISCU delivered an entertaining RE session about light and Christian beliefs about Jesus
We listened to the story of Hanukkah and found out how Jewish people celebrate their festival of light. We played driedl!
We had a great day with Dan Glastonbury from Dantastic Education! We learnt about food, clothes, schools, children, work and so much more! Thank you to everyone at home for the wonderful costumes!
What an inspiration! Susie talked about her books and read to us from her newest story. The children had fantastic ideas and made up a story with Susie about a tall baby penguin, a giant jellybean and a labrador!
We had fun learning about Madagascar and lemurs. We learnt some Malagasi jumping games and had a sponsored bounce.
What a fantastic morning to walk up to Rowton Brook. Mr. Derbyshire very kindly showed us around the farmhouse and farm buildings which have many original features, left from the Victorian era. We looked at plans of the house from the 1880s and studied the Census data from 1881. Thank you Mike!
We had a super day in the Trough of Bowland learning about this special environment. We learnt about the role of the police, fire service and mountain rescue in keeping people safe. We met gamekeepers and found out how they manage this habitat to protect endangered species like the curlew and lapwing.
What a cracking day!
Sarah Dodd from NISCU came to talk about David from the Old Testament and Jesus from the New Testament.
We drew characterrs and made boats for them to set sail in!
We spotted lots of river features - weirs, rapids, a meander, tributaries and floodplains. We also did a quiz about birds and a scavenger hunt along the way.
We made hanging glass decorations with Anne Somers, an local glass artist. We also made coasters and zentangles, played beachball and rugby!
We followwed the orienteering trail in the morning to find 22 checkpoints. After playing on the playground we did a 'Geography Detectives' workshop. We found out why people visit the Lake District, what impact this has on the environment and what can be done about this.
We played some environmental games, cooked lunch on the fire, made clay faces on trees and even did some maypole dancing!
Class 3 have been helping Liz Edwards with her research project, which combines study of the natural world with art work and technology. First we visited Birk Bank to make recordings of different bird calls. Back at school we made prints of the birds we had seen using conductive ink. We then made circuits using Raspberry Pi computers. Lastly we edited our sound files using Audacity and wrote programs with Scratch 2 so that the bird calls would play when the pictures were touched. Come into the entrance hall to try out our display! Thank you so much to Liz for a very enjoyable week and to Lucy and Ben, who helped her.
Don't they look great!
We are working on a conservation project in the outside area, particularly on the pitch. We are going to try to encourage more birds to visit the school.
Classes 3 and 4 went to Halton School to meet the author Jess Butterworth. She talked about her books, how she gets ideas for her writing and told us that we should have fun with our writing.
We all had fun practising throwing, catching and batting skills
A great start to the new term! We joined children from three other local schools at Abbeystead, finding out about why curlews are in decline in the UK and also why they are doing so well here in the Trough of Bowland. We watched curlews, lapwings and oyster catchers at Black Clough. We painted and made models with local artists and wrote a poem with a local poet. Thank you to everyone who organised a fabulous day and to Harriet MacArthur for the curlew cupcakes!
Maths is fun!
Thank you to Steve for coming bird watching at Birk Bank. We saw lapwings, curlews, red grouse, ducks, meadow pipits, robins, dunnocks, ravens, geese, black back gulls, pheasants, jackdaws, a green woodpecker, a buzzard and others too! We listened to lots of different birdsong and Steve could identify which birds were singing. We walked back to school across the farmland through a very exciting hailstorm!
Well done everyone!
Thank you Dennis and Julian for showing us how to play!
The children chose a British bird to sketch and model from clay.
Rob Cornthwaite brought the barn owl nesting bow that he has made for us. He explained its design and we decided where to site it. David Morris (Martha and Ivy's Dad) helped Rob to put it up in a tree in the second wood, overlooking the River Conder. A big thank you to David and Kate Morris for putting up all of our other bird boxes.
We learnt how to read grid references on maps and made our own maps of school
Thank you Charles and Mary for telling us about the work of the RNLI and about how to stay safe when visiting the beach.
We had such a lovely day! It was very windy along the Stone Jetty and on the beach. We went to see the new Time and Tide bell. We completed a traffic survey on the promenade and had our linch in the Midland Hotel. In the afternoon we had fun on the playground before visiting the Lifeboat Station. A big thank you to Colin, Dave and Mark from the R.N.L.I. for showing us the hovercraft and lifeboat.
Great costumes everyone!
Well done Class 3 - great team work!
What a fantastic day! Carol and her team made us feel so welcome! We had fun exploring the Habitats Trail and finding out about all the creatures that live at Leighton Moss. In the afternoon we learnt how to use binoculars and visited the bird hides. We also learnt about the bird calls, nests and feathers of different birds. Well done Class 3, I was very proud of you!
We had fun!!! Great hats everyone. Thank you for your party food donations.
We made Roman buildings with columns and a pediment. Thank you to everyone who brought in boxes and tubes.
Thank you to Mr and Mrs Mills for showing us the Roman kiln in Quernmore!
We had such a lot of fun taking it in turns to be the masters and slaves at our Roman feast. We ate olives, figs, dates, grapes, honey cake and pomegranate and drank grape juice. The slaves were very good at entertaining their masters with singing and dancing. Later we played Roman numeral bingo. Rachel and Lucy won!
We made sun mosaics as we learnt about the Roman god Saturn and the festival of Saturnalia. The children experimented with different stylised sun designs. I was so impressed with the amount of care that they took as they were working. Super art work Class 3!
We had a great day!
Class 3 spent the morning with Gail inside the temple learning lots of interesting things about Buddhism.
Watch Class 2 playing Quidditch! See if you can spot the Golden Snitch...
We had so much fun learning to play quidditch with Joe and John!
We played conkers this morning!
We had a fantastic morning visiting the remains of the Iron Age fort in Quernmore Valley and imaging life 2000 years ago!
We all had different roles in our tribe - hunters, blacksmiths, farmers, builders, cooks, healers, druids, basketmakers, weavers, potters, hunters or children. The children were the busiest of all!
We had a lovely day finding out why the Vikings chose to settle at Damas Gill. Thank you to Mr and Mrs Cooper Dunn!
We learnt such a lot from Hrothgar! Now we know all about Viking weapons and gods, Viking society, games and funerals.
We had lots of fun meeting Eric and Linden and finding out about Viking home life and weapons. We enjoyed looking around the Maritime museum too.
Ivan talked to us about his work on ships as a mechanical engineer
Jan Maskell gave us a tour of the community and we saw all of the environmentally friendly features. We visited the water turbine in the River Lune and made our own water turbine models.