Dear 4 Knights,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you children and all of your parents, for your continued support, words/messages of kindness and amazing understanding at this strange and difficult time. I am constantly in awe at the high degree of motivation, dedication and kindness that is exhibited by the children in class on a daily basis and I will miss you all greatly.
Remember to tweet or email any pictures of amazing investigations, work or projects, as I will always see them and I really would love to see all of your hard work!
I wish you and your families all the very best and I hope you are safe and keeping well. Stay strong and remember that together we are a team, so I hope you are all listening to and supporting your parents 4 Knights!
See you soon (I hope), once we have weathered this storm.
From Mrs Yarwood
What an amazing adventure the children in Year 4 had whilst attending their residential trip at Castle Head, Grange-over-Sands. Ranging from Bushcraft activities to Eco Action and Team Building Tasks, there was plenty of challenge for all involved. The children learnt how to safely handle and use outdoor cutting tools, design and build a bug hotel, make eco-friendly bird feeders, build an outdoor shelter and how to light a fire without a match! We all enjoyed the reward of toasting and eating marshmallows and damper bread around the campfire.
Despite the inclement weather, the children were filled with enthusiasm, gaining new life-long skills, leading to them building and developing strong relationships with each other. Everybody worked incredibly well within their different teams, both during the day and night challenges, showing support and care for each other, particularly because this was the first time many had been away from home.
The children certainly grew in independence, making their own beds on arrival, organising their belongings and even making their own sandwich packed lunch! We all loved the appetising food, which was healthy and nutritious, especially welcome after the demanding activities. Every child was motivated throughout the whole trip, representing the school admirably and are now fully equipped for next year’s Langdale trip.
A big thank you to all the parents for their support and helping the children to prepare for the first successful Year 4 residential trip. We all had a great time, including the staff and Barney!
Our Ancient Greek TASC Day
The children had plenty of fun during our TASC day, making pita bread in keeping with our Ancient Greek topic. We were fortunate to have a visit from a miller which enabled the children learn about the process of making bread, how the wheat is separated from the chaff and ground into flour. We then looked at a recipe, measured out the ingredients which included flour and followed instructions to make our own pita bread. The best part was sampling the bread with some Greek accompaniments of hummus and tzatziki. Yummy!
Here is the link in case you want to have a go making pitta bread at home.