Pupils enjoy residential trip to Malham

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The highlight of form three and four’s term must surely have been the residential to Malham Tarn at the end of February.

For two days and one night, the children, accompanied by Mr Brighouse, Mr Blucke and Miss Lee, explored the sights and sounds of the beautiful location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The children took part in a wide range of different activities, designed to bring them closer to the natural world around them.

From the excitement of mole hunting to the magical mystery of a silent, snowy night walk, the children experienced a hugely gratifying and worthwhile trip.

It allowed them try things not readily available to them in the classroom – even if dissecting owl pellets was a little disgusting.

In between all these activities, the children still found time to enjoy their time away from home – for some of them, the first time without their parents.

There was great excitement as they got to share rooms with their friends, and take a chance to enjoy being away from school for a few days.

Senior maths challenge

The Senior Mathematics Challenge is a national competition organised by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust from the School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds and is supported by the Actuarial Profession.

It is targeted at pupils in sixth form years 12 and 13.

No calculating aids are allowed and the questions challenge you to think.

Daniel Davidson was awarded a Bronze award, along with Best in Year 13 and Best in School.

Scott Singleton was awarded a certificate for Best in Year 12.

Spring is sprung for year one

This term form one have enjoyed learning about seasonal changes and have been busy spotting the signs of spring.

We have been gardening outside in our outdoor area, planting bulbs and tending to our colourful plants.

Mrs Roper invited us to help in her allotment and we have planted onions, potatoes and carrots.

As part of our class assembly we performed a special play to the school all about new baby animals on a farm.

We also proudly showed off our Easter bonnets which we had made. In literacy we have learnt how to write acrostic poems. Here is a spring poem written by Isobel Taylor:

Sunflowers are yellow and very bright

Plants start to grow beautiful

Rainbows are colourful and precious

It is spring time and it is very warm

Now we can go outside and play

Get outside and plant some flowers