18th June

Unfortunately, on Monday, Boris Johnson did not have the news we had all been hoping for, which means there are, once again, no changes in school. This has left question marks over the Y6 leavers bowling and meal evening planned for 12th July – we are awaiting confirmation, but it is likely to be cancelled.

Sports day will now also change, as we operate in two bubbles. The infants and juniors will both take part, but separately. We have also made the decision to have this in school, without spectators. Whilst we know this will be disappointing, we would rather be extra cautious now to aid bringing the virus back under control.

The Garden Gang.  A group of infant parents have done an absolutely fantastic job of tidying up the Infant Play Area and the path at the front of school. They spent all Thursday morning, pulling up weeds, sweeping and generally tidying the whole area. They were rewarded with tea and biscuits, but we still feel we must say a BIG THANK YOU!  Parents giving time to school to carry out jobs like this is greatly appreciated by everyone in school.  There is a before and after photo on Facebook, which shows perfectly how hard they worked!

Photos.  All the children have had their photograph taken today.  They will be coming home with the proofs and details of how to order today.  As we are getting fairly near the end of term, all orders need to be placed online at www.tempest-orders.co.uk by next Friday 25th June remembering to tick the back to school option for free delivery before the end of term.  We also had a whole school photo taken and hope to be able to show you that next week.

Non-Uniform Day.  It’s been a while since we have done any fundraising activities, so we thought it would be good to do something for the local community.  Next Friday 25th June we will have a Non-Uniform Day, for this privilege children need to bring a donation for the local foodbank.  Acceptable items are fruit juice, long life milk, sponge puddings, jam, peanut butter or honey, tinned fish, instant mash potato, wrapped biscuits, coffee, tea, pasta sauce, tinned meat, tinned vegetables or tinned fruit.  Please only bring items off this list.

Reception have been exploring African animals and printing patterns to make snake skin this week.

Years 1 and 2 have been exploring Australian animals, creating a wombat using textured collage materials.

The Infant Star Award           Livia – Creative ideas in writing.

Infant Certificates                  Adam – Super neat hand writing.

Daisy – Picking out features of Traditional Tales.

Ronnie – Being keen to write in morning challenge time.


Lower Juniors have been writing a recount of their super trip to Warton Crag.  The children all really enjoyed themselves and it was a gorgeous day.  All the children got stuck into the plant and tree identification and considering they walked a total of around 8km the kids were all very positive and enthusiastic on the day.  Maths has been looking at decimals and relating them to fractions for some and others have been counting in tenths.  Well done everyone for your hard work this week.  Next week, they will start their new Science topic; ‘Sound’ and continue with our Europe topic in Geography and English.      


Year 3 star of the week          Henry – for being enthusiastic on our trip to Warton Crag.

Year 4 star of the week          Jack – for working hard in class and being a good role model on our trip to Warton Crag.


Upper Juniors have begun a new topic ‘forces’ this week in science.  Lots of investigations are taking place and the children have been using ‘force meters’ and recording weight in Newtons.  They all enjoyed the trip to Warton Crag and have written some interesting recounts.


Year 5 star of the week          Rose – for measuring and drawing angles using a protractor accurately.

Year 6 star of the week          Ellen – for her recount of the Warton Trip. It’s on Facebook for you to have a read!


Dates so far for this term: –

Some of these dates are provisional depending on covid guidance

Friday 25th June           – Non-Uniform Day, Food Bank Donation

Wednesday 30th June  – Upper Juniors Rugby Festival in Kirkby Lonsdale

Thursday 1st July         – Infant Borwick Hall Day

Thursday 1st July         – Junior Hornby Walk

Friday 2nd July             – Cluster Rounders Tournament

Thursday 8th July         – Sports Afternoon

Tuesday 13th July         – Whole School Walk to Wray with Picnic

Thursday 15th July       – End of Term

Thursday 2nd Sept       – School re-opens for Years 1-6

Friday 3rd Sept             – Reception children come for the morning

Monday 6th Sept         – Reception children start full time