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Guide Dog Fund Raiser ~ a Child Initiated Independent Learning Project

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A group of children (from Year 6,5,4, and 2)  recently organised a fundraiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind.  Despite their different ages Abigail, Isabelle, Oliver, Edie, Leila and  Timmy worked brilliantly as a team in their Planning sessions to produce a fun, inclusive community event. 

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Forest School in the Mud !

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  We’ve had a couple of rather damp weeks at forest school, which means … lots of glorious mud! Last week, it was so windy that it wasn’t safe to go to our usual site so we took the opportunity to explore using mud as paint. We loved making lots of very muddy pictures and […]

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Let’s Celebrate Reading !

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We all enjoyed our fantastic Reading Evening which was organised by the staff and PTFA of Armathwaite School. We listened spell- bound as the teachers read a range of fantastic story books and shared lots of interesting and exciting picture books, poems and story sacks.picture books, poems and story sacks.There was literature available with tips […]

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How We Learn

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In learning assembly we’ve been talking about how we learn. This is the introduction to our focus on becoming effective learners. The more we know about learning and develop awareness of how we learn the more powerful our learning will become. When we discuss and think together we learn from each other. Here are a […]

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Into Film Festival

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  Years 5 and 6 really enjoyed the great opportunity offered by this year’s Into Film festival. We all went to Rheged on Monday morning to enjoy a screening of ‘Wonder’. We are currently reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio as our class book. The themes of the film and book are really powerful; focusing on […]

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Kendal Mountain Festival

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  Years 5 and 6 had a fantastic time at the Kendal Mountain Festival. As well as seeing some inspirational adventure films, we were treated to an exciting (and at times explosive!) science and nature presentation about jungles, oceans, volcanoes and glaciers from adventurer and scientist, Huw James. Then we enjoyed listening to Robert Macfarlane […]

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A Visit from Pudsey !

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Pudsey came to visit us for Children in Need. It was so exciting! We decided to all come to school in our brightest clothes! We made an enormous Pudsey and decided we would all bring coins to surround him. Sebby drew our giant Pudsey and Abigail helped him. Lots of people used oil pastels to […]

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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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