Monthly Archives: June 2015

Year 2’s Gardening Project

Very proud of their flower beds!!!

Very proud gardeners!!!!

Last week, we made a start on the four flower beds outside our classroom. There was a bit of weeding to do and some compost to add. The children put in lots of hard work as a team and now… the flower beds are up to scratch for summer!

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We have planted some seeds for different herbs to hopefully grow here (below); we can’t wait!!

Watch this space…

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Leyburn Rounders Tournament

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For the last two weeks the whole school has been taking part in the Leyburn Rounders Competition. All of the children, from Reception to Year 6, competed in small teams for their house.  The Year 6s showed the children from Reception and Year 1 how to play the game and they even managed to score a few rounders! This brilliant team-work helped to make the competition so enjoyable and successful so well done to everyone who took part. Today the whole school went onto the field to watch the final between Scaur 2 and Fell 4. After plenty of batting, fielding, singing and chanting, Mrs Beveridge announced the winners…

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Cluster Rounders Tournament

On Wednesday we took part in the Cluster Rounders competition. We competed in short 12 minute games against schools from our cluster. We displayed some brilliant batting and fielding skills and, after a close final with Spennithorne, we won the cup by beating them 4-2!

Congratulations to all of the children who took part.

 

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Boggle – Day 4

Today was our challenge trek along to Ravenscar. The children were all amazing and there were no moans from anyone! We had a picnic in the sun then on our way back we learnt about the Alum works and its role in shaping the local area. While we were walking along the coast, we came across a pod of seals sunbathing on a nearby island. After our trek, we enjoyed more time on the beach which included paddling, football and Frisbee. Last but not least, we became pirates for the evening and had a fantastic pirate party with our shipmates – dancing, bursting water balloons and lots of games; what a brilliant way to finish off our final day in Boggle Hole. Shiver me timbers!

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Boggle – Day 3!

Phew! What a busy day!

We began this morning learning a little about World War 2 and the need to ‘Dig for Victory’. A treasure trail around the hostel grounds meant we had to collect ration coupons for vegetables. These were traded in at the greengrocer’s stall. We prepared our veggies and the kind staff cooked the soup for our lunch. Our eagerly-awaited guests of honour arrived just in time for lunch when we ate our delicious soup with sandwiches and crisps. Later in the afternoon, we bid farewell to our guests and walked along to the next cove where we dropped down onto the beach for a spot of rock-pooling on our seashore safari. We saw crabs, anemones and water snails which (some!) adults carefully picked out of the water for us to have a quick look.

After a delicious dinner the children donned their PJs, grabbed teddy bears and snuggled themselves up in their duvets ready for a DVD night. Hot chocolate and popcorn kept the munchies at bay before reading books and bed. Tonight we have a fairly sleepy bunch of Year 6s. They need a good night’s sleep ready for our 8-mile walk tomorrow. The weather has been beautiful (and is, finger’s crossed, forecast to continue). DSC00185 DSC00208 DSC00210 DSC00227 DSC00244

Lower Foundation Stage – Skip2BFit

Last week Mrs Hall’s and Mrs Brittain’s class were lucky enough to work with Dave from Skip2BFit.  He did lots of exercise with us to some loud music.  We had to follow his instructions and copy the exercise that he did.  Mrs Hall and Mrs Brittain weren’t very co-ordinated!
 
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Afterwards we were very tired and out of breath.  Dave showed us how to feel for our heartbeats and we noticed that they were beating very quickly.  We are going to practise our exercises.
We really enjoyed working with Dave and he said we were brilliant at listening and following instructions.  We hope we will be able to work with him again next time he comes in to school.

The Big Toddle for Barnardo’s by Foundation Stage

Today the Foundation Stage completed their sponsored “Big Toddle” to raise money for Barnardo’s children’s charity.  We walked around Maythorne and Brentwood dressed as pirates.

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On the way round we had to find pirate pictures.  We found a parrot, a jolly roger, a ship’s steering wheel, a treasure chest and lots of other things.
 
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We had a great time and finished off our walk with a play in the park.  We are now going to start collecting our sponsor money so we will let you know how much we raise!IMG_4861
 
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Well done everyone! You were brilliant!

Boggle Adventure Day 2

Day two started after a good night’s sleep (with many midnight feasts). Breakfast – a full English, yum! – led onto a walk along the coastal path into beautiful Robin Hood’s Bay. We learned about the smugglers from years gone by and soaked up the atmosphere of the narrow, cobbled streets. An obligatory ice-cream and visit to the sweet shop meant that we could relax in the sunshine for a short while before heading back to Boggle Hole for lunch. The teachers had a good giggle in the afternoon watching the children attempt some communication games using semaphore flags and the phonetic alphabet! The evening was rounded off by ghost stories around the fire-pit with toasted marshmallows. Happy thoughts followed to allow us all to sleep – all except Mrs Salonga who needs to watch out for the ghost of Nana Bread apparently…

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Year 6 Boggle Adventure!

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Year 6 have arrived in Boggle with no sign of the infamous beast of Boggle Hole…yet…

We have hunted for fossils on the beach (and found lots!), eaten a well-earned dinner and done some amazing Rock Art. Highlights so far have also included the children attempting to make their own beds without being swallowed up into the duvet cover! An evening quiz was followed by a good book before lights out!

More to follow…!

Quad Kids Athletics Y1-Y6

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Last Friday 5 boys and 5 girls from every year group competed in the Quad Kids Athletics tournament at Catterick Garrison Athletics Track. We took part in a variety of athletics events including: the vortex throw, long jump, sprint, long distance and relay. We had a brilliant time and we did very well both as individuals and as a team. Chloe, Ben and Isabella won their long distance races. In fact, we did so well that our Y5 and Y6 team came second which means that they are through to the level 3 finals in York!

Well done to everyone who took part.

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