Woodwork Club!

Our first club of the week starts with Woodwork Club! Run and supervised by Mrs Umpleby, class 1 use their creativity and sawing skills to create their own individual wooden sculptures by using clamps, saws and hammers. Their most recent project has been making a hedgehog house together which can now be found outside in the field, where the children can check up on it regularly to see if we’ve had any visitors! 🦔

Class 1 Science Experiment

During the past few weeks, Class 1 have been busy planning and conducting their own science experiment. Within science, they are looking at the ‘structure of plants’ and ‘what plants need to grow and stay healthy’. They have therefore decided to see how plants grow (starting with a seed) in different conditions. Together they agreed to place the plants in various different locations around the school, such as the windowsill, a dark cupboard and the staff room fridge. These plants have constant checks throughout the week and the KS1 pupils are recording their own findings. The class are also having regular discussions about them to promote language skills, comparing the conditions their plants are growing in and the difference in growth.

Celebrating 900 Years of Carlisle Cathedral

In the last few weeks, pupils in Class 2 have been working extremely hard together to produce artwork for the Schools’ Labyrinth to celebrate 900 years of Carlisle Cathedral. Together they talked about their journey as a school, as well as individuals, and how this could be incorporated onto Dent’s Labyrinth tile to represent themselves and the school. The Labyrinth will include tiles from a majority of Church Of England schools from all over Cumbria and will be installed in the Fratray Hall.

Nature Club🍀

Whilst living in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, we can’t not take advantage and get outside into the outdoors and explore! Run by Georgiana, an avid bird enthusiast and ecologist, Nature Club takes the children on adventures that connect them with the environment around them. A recent adventure included heading down to the local river, with the pupils conducting their own phosphate-level investigation to see how healthy the River Dee is and what wildlife they could find! 🐟 Many more adventures to come!