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Our World Book Day celebration assembly got off to a fantastic start with a rap version of Julia Donaldson's 'A Squash & A Squeeze' by Mrs Davidson. We also had a costume parade and a whole school 'Cha Cha Slide'!

Key Stages 1 and 2 re-told the Nativity story with a mixture of Christmas songs and traditional carols. The Early Years Foundation Stage children performed the Nursery Rhyme Nativity and added lots of jingle bells at the end!


Singing Carols at the Library

The Year 2 children went to the library to sing Christmas carols. Whilst they were there they had a surprise visit from Father Christmas. The children received a lovely Christmas present because he was so impressed with their singing- especially 'Away in a Manger.'

Christmas Cards for 'The Gables'

During one of our after school club the children have made beautiful Christmas cards for The Gables Care Home. Mrs Henry was so impressed at how creative the children were with the equipment they had. 


Well done everyone you will make someone smile at Christmas time and that is an amazing gift.



Advent Service

The children in Year 5 took part in a joint Advent Service with the other local schools. They sang 'Light the Advent Candle' beautifully. 

School Library Opening

Today our newly refurbished school library was officially opened by local author Helen Haraldson. The library is dedicated to Mr Robert Goulding, who was a special friend and helper of our school for many years.

The children in Reception and Year 2 enjoyed Helen reading a story about a library, called 'The Detective Dog' by Julia Donaldson and we were joined by some of the parents and governors who worked on the library make-over.  

Reception had a wonderful visit from a veterinary nurse!

Pet Encounter Cumbria visited the whole school!

Reception loved bringing their bears to school and sharing a Teddy Bears' Picnic with them!

Macmillan Coffee Morning & Non Uniform Day

A big thank you to everyone who supported our Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning and non-uniform day and gave a donation to such a fantastic cause. 

Goodbye Year 6


At the end of term we said goodbye to the Year 6 class. We wish them all lots of luck and happy times, as they move to St Benedict's School in September. 

Reception's 'One Day Holiday' to Seascale!

Reception's Poetry Basket Assembly!

Reception - Learning all about Nigeria!

A huge thank you to Angelo’s Daddy for visiting Reception to talk to us all about the African country of Nigeria where his family are originally from. We found the continent of Africa on the globs and then the country of Nigeria within it. 
He shared lots of wonderful pictures and taught us lots of interesting things - information about the weather, food, families, weddings, clothes, houses, plants and animals in Nigeria! We loved how he wore his traditional clothing and hat from the Igbo tribe which his whole family are part of.
The children then asked lots of questions that we had thought of and Angelo’s Daddy kindly answered them all.
The children loved chatting with and learning from Angelo’s Daddy.

The children in Year 2 have been learning about Victorian seaside holidays. They had a day were they dressed up as Victorians and made a picnic that they could take to the seaside. They made a Victoria sponge from scratch and it tasted divine! 

The children at St. Mary's School went over to church to help weed the grounds. They did a very impressive job and Father Kevan was very pleased with the results.

We had a brilliant afternoon, with incredible support from parents, family & friends. Even the wet weather at the end didn't stop us from having fun!

Author Visit

Local author Helen Haraldson spent a day in school working with the children in Years 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6. Everyone had a fantastic time and Helen inspired some very creative writing during her visit. Lots of children bought Helen's books at the end of the day and she sent us a lovely letter after the visit.

Reception's Visit to Whitehaven Fire Station

Children across school were asked to find an unusual place to read a book as part of our 'Reading for Pleasure' work. We were amazed where some children found to read! 

Reception's Visit from the Paramedic

Year 2 - Salvation Army Visit (Other Faiths)

The children in Year 2 visited the Salvation Army. They found out that it is both a church and a charity. They could see many similarities with their own faith. 

The Year 6 Bright Stars shared road safety and water safety advice posters with the other classes and handed out ice pops at playtime.

The children also enjoyed a non-uniform day to end our mental health and well-being week. Everyone was invited to wear something that makes them happy!

Share a Story Month! Reception and Year 6 had a wonderful time sharing stories outside in the beautiful sunshine!

Reception perform the National Anthem using Makaton!

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As part of the coronation celebrations, Reception have learned the National Anthem using Makaton! They performed it for the whole school in assembly!

There were lots of activities in school to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III. We had a non-uniform day and everyone dressed in red, white and blue. The kitchen staff provided a special lunch of chicken nuggets & chips followed by 'coronation' cupcakes and there was lots of crown-making and other arts & crafts in the classrooms. 

Swimming Gala

A team from Years 5 & 6 represented the school at a swimming gala at Copeland Pool with other local Primary children. The events included individual swimming and relay races, diving competitions, retrieving objects from the bottom of the pool and sculling. The gala was lots of fun and our team did a brilliant job in all of their events. 

Mini Police

PCSO Colette Harrison visited school, with some police colleagues, to welcome our new mini police recruits. The pupils from Years 4 & 5 wrote application letters and were interviewed for the role, before being presented with their uniforms and caps in assembly.  

Easter Vehicle Challenge

Certificate Winners

During our end of term assembly children from each class were awarded certificates for either 'Effort', 'Achievement' or 'Ethos'. Congratulations to the Spring Term winners!

100% Attendance

Lots of children have attended school every day since the beginning of term in January. Well done to all those with 100% attendance - keep it up!

Online Safety Competition

PCSO Colette Harrison visited school to choose the winners of our Online Safety poster competition. The prizes went to Isabella and Laney, who were both awarded with vouchers to spend on Amazon.

Well done to the winners and everyone who entered the competition. 

U Dance Cumbria 2023

A group of Year 3 & Year 5 children took part in U Dance Cumbria on Friday 10th March. They performed a routine to 'Spaceman' by Sam Ryder on stage at The Sands Centre, Carlisle and had a fantastic day with lots of other schools from across the county. 

Everybody had great fun today playing wheelchair basketball with Nat and Jack from NP Inclusive Sport. We learned some new skills and scored lots of baskets.

We had a fun-filled World Book Day with children and staff dressing up as favourite story characters. The children took part in lots of activities including making fruit salad, manoeuvring BeeBots, making farm animal masks, baking chocolate cakes and junk modelling. 

We celebrated National Storytelling Week and finished off with a fun day where we dressed up as book characters. The costumes were amazing and we had loads of fun! Mrs Davidson read 'Trust Me, Mum!' by Angela McAllister in assembly and the children helped with actions and sound effects. We even had a visit from a Very Hungry Caterpillar.

EYFS and KS 1 children performed the Nativity story in school and the KS 2 classes held a Carol Service in St Mary's Church. Lots of parents, family members and parishioners supported us by coming to see the services and all the children read and sang beautifully! 

Halloween Bingo

Our Head Girl and Head Boy, Maya and Brody, were the Halloween Bingo callers this morning. The whole school played together over Zoom and there were lots of spooky prizes for the winners! 

The Cumbria Music Service organised a visit from Graffiti Classics who performed Playground Proms for all the children, to introduce them to some amazing traditional tunes and classical music.

M&M Productions 'Snow White'

M&M Productions visited the school and performed an interactive version of the Snow White story - it was great fun!

We held lots of fun events to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee, including an afternoon tea style lunch and a school fete.

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