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Silver Medal Athletics Success!

Our year three and four children competed in a Sportshall Athletics competition recently.  From javelin to sprinting they all participated with huge enthusiasm and came home with silver medals - well done everyone!

Lego Club

Our Lego after-school club is really popular and the creativity of the children never ceases to amaze us!

School Open Evenings

We are really looking forward to showing off our wonderful schools at our open evenings taking place after half term. East Cowton: Tuesday 2nd November at 4:30pm Kirkby Fleetham: Wednesday 10th November at 4:30pm    

Forest School at Kirkby Fleetham this week

As it was the last forest school this half term the children were treated to marshmallows to roast over the fire.  Some of the children used knives to whittle sticks into marshmallow skewers before roasting the gooey treats! Dr Vasby also taught the children about some of the plants we discovered in the woods and whether they were safe to eat or best to avoid.

Class 1 at Kirkby Fleetham this week

In Class 1 this week we have been learning all about real pirates! They were not very nice, as we found out when we did some research into some of these fearsome characters. Year 2 created a fact file on their chosen pirate and then everyone made wanted posters for their pirates, complete with detailed descriptions. In our History lessons we have been learning how sea rescue has changed in the last 200 years. We saw a photo of one of...

Class 1 at East Cowton this week

We’ve been master measurers in maths, exploring length and mass and carrying out some of our own investigations. In history we learnt about the local sea hero Henry Freeman and were inspired to make our own cork life jackets for the pirate figures. As a result of an impromptu beanstalk growing unexpectedly in our tomato plants we have been exploring the tale of Jack & the Beanstalk, incorporating this into our maths and ordering beanstalks of different lengths.  Finally, we have been...

Forest School

This week in Forest School we continued our Conservation work for our John Muir Awards, making improvements to Bluebell Woods.  The Bug Hotel was moved and improved, bird feeders topped up and our bog garden project continued.  We finished a hedgehog house and a hedgehog feeding station and Korben and Claudia worked very hard clearing an overgrown strawberry bed!  Lissy got stuck in a hazel tree and we thoroughly enjoyed holding this lovely toad!  Quote from Jack as he built...