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Amazing Me !

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In Reception and Year 1 we have been finding out about our amazing bodies. We have looked at our bones, organs and teeth. We have had great fun looking at animal skulls, the ” Organ Apron ” and practising brushing our teeth.  We developed lots of scientific skills by  asking questions and looking carefully   […]

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Forest School News !

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It was fantastic to get back to the woods. We enjoyed looking at what had changed since we were last here in the summer and checking out all our favourite spots. Our new reception children loved exploring our special place and soon found favourite places of their own. Tree-climbing, mud-sliding and den-building were the favourite […]

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A Close Encounter !

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Year 5 and 6 children have had a close encounter with some special visitors! Mrs Hepworth brought her pet stick insects into school for us to observe as part of our Living Things Science topic.     We spent time carefully observing the stick insects and then carried out our own research finding out lots […]

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Gold P4C School Award

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We were absolutely thrilled to have been accredited with the Gold P4C School Award in 2015.  We were the first school in the North West and only the fifth school in the country to receive the award. You can read a copy of the report here.

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Who’s Been Eating My Dinner ?

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As part of our investigations into Living things in our environment Year 5 and 6 decided to see what was happening in our school grounds when we weren’t here ! Using the knowledge from our previous investigations we chose food that we thought would attract animals and insects ,we decided to use foods with strong […]

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On The Hunt !

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Years 5 and 6 are continuing to investigate living things in the environment of Armathwaite School. They predicted where they might find the habitats of insects within the school grounds and then went on an insect hunt ! They used pooters to collect the insects and then classified them using keys. They carefully sketched their […]

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The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

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Our fantastic super-heroes and comic strips are now up and ready for you to come and see. We are once again exhibiting as part of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal. This year you will find our host window at the Oaklea Trust, 48 Stramongate, Kendal, LA9 4BD  until Friday the 19th of October. This […]

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Year 5 and 6 Philosophy

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What is normal? In our Year 5 and 6 Philosophy sessions we have been looking at the concept of normal. The children voted to discuss the question, “Why do we use the word normal, and what does it mean?” The enquiry into this question raised lots of deep thought and questions and made us really […]

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Year One make Latkes

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Jewish Celebrations ~ In Year 1 we have been learning about some aspects of the Jewish faith as part of our R.E. learning.  We  looked at some of the special things that are involved in celebrating the Jewish festival of Hanukah. We heard the story of the oil lamps in the Temple and learned how […]

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The Rights of the Child ( Year 5 and 6 Philosophy )

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  As part of our on going ‘Rights Respecting’ work and linked to our work on the concept of normal in philosophy, the children in Years 5 and 6 have been looking at The Rights of the Child whilst thinking about children with a disability. We looked at all the articles and thought about which […]

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