International Dot Day

What is International Dot Day? International Dot Day is based around Peter H Reynold’s beautiful book, The Dot.  It’s a day for classes to explore the story’s powerful themes of bravery, creativity, and self-expression. Every year, millions of teachers and pupils connect on International Dot Day to celebrate creativity, courage and collaboration….

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Visitors from Mettupalayam

Today we were delighted to welcome Venkat and Ramya from Mettupalayam School in Tamil Nadu, India, into our school, along with Rosie and Francis Muncaster, who support the work of the school in Mettupalayam from this country through The Friends of Mettupalayam Trust.  We heard all about the daily life…

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Outdoor Art in our Quiet Area

After a busy and successful Art Day a fortnight ago, a crack team of professionals (!!) came together to realise the vision of artistic directors Mrs Morrell and Mrs Eldridge and display our art work in the school’s quiet area.  Pebbles and pots were varnished, fish were strung between the…

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Scenes from the Railway Children

Eagles’ Class have been looking at the Wensleydale Railway, and how railways developed across Britain as their local history study this term.  Following a superb visit to Scruton Station a few weeks ago, the Eagles were fired up for a bit of drama – and took on a favourite scene…

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Art Day

A whole school Art Day to produce outdoor art for the Quiet Area was greatly enjoyed by our school community this week.  We hope to have some, if not all, of the work brightening up our outdoor garden in the next few weeks.  A huge thank you to our parents, governors…

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Stepping Back in Time…

What a fabulous morning Eagles had at Scruton Station, with an amazing team of volunteers bringing our past to life for us!  From getting ourselves into character as a class from 100 years ago by dressing the part to immersing ourselves in the activities of the station, there was something…

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Armed Forces Day

Bears and Eagles had fun at Catterick Garrison this week, where they attended a gathering of Forces Children in North Yorkshire to celebrate Armed Forces Day with lots of exciting events that recognise the contribution of service men and women, past and present, within their communities. Armed Forces Day   There…

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Y6 in Edinburgh

Y6 had a fabulous time in Edinburgh, with a packed itinerary of exciting activities.  During their three days, they visited Edinburgh Castle, Dynamic Earth and The National Museum of Scotland; climbed Arthur’s Seat in the pouring rain and played rounders by Holyrood Palace in gorgeous sunshine!  They descended below the…

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Spelling Bee

This year, we have had a strong focus on our spelling work in Eagles, with 20 – 30 minutes daily of spelling and word work.    Confidence and competence with spelling has really improved and over the last few weeks, our older children have been taking part in a Spelling Bee, organised…

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Eagles at the River Swale

As part of our geography studies, Eagles spent a (very cold) day by the river Swale at Reeth.  During the day, the children had the opportunity to use their scientific knowledge to measure the river flow, and devise a fair and accurate test for this, as well as use their…

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