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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 .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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The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

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Years 5 and 6 are once again exhibiting at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal. We have been looking at Rights of the Child alongside The UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, and have used these to inform us as we have developed unique super-heroes who are taking on the challenge of tackling […]

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Global Goals at Armathwaite School

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    Global Learning Years 5 and 6 have been revisiting the Global Goals for sustainability as part of their geography learning this term. They have been looking at them from a local perspective and ranking them in priority for our local area. This is this year’s focus as part of the ‘World’s Largest Lesson’ […]

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Studying Our Environment

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      Year 5 and 6 children have been looking carefully at the living things in the environment of Armathwaite School. They spent a fascinating Science lesson identifying the different types of trees on our school field and then followed this up with careful observational drawing.

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