We have lots of school trips already planned for Crummock Class in 2023 - 2024 to enhance the lessons we teach in the classroom. Details of these will be sent home nearer the time.
React Science Show
Visitors from Scarf
Talks from Cumbria Fire and Rescue
Tullie House Zoom Assembly
KS2 STEM Lego Challenge
KS2 classes took part in a Lego challenge using all the skills of STEM to complete challenges in teams.
The challenges were exactly that….. CHALLENGING! Although we worked well in teams, we all learnt ways we could improve our teamwork and make it more efficient next time.
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Fire Safety Talk - 3rd November
Foodbank Assembly - 27th November
Edwardian Cinema Trip
We travelled to Keswick so we could enjoy watching polar express in an Edwardian theatre! There are lots of beautiful features such as a type writer, beautiful lights and ornamental free standing iron radiators.
Y3/4 Dodgeball Competition - 17th November
We met with other small schools across Allerdale to take part in a Dodgeball competition. Crummock class showcased great determination during this tournament which resulted in them winning a game even though at one point they only had one player left!
Amazing to see everyone working together on the court as well as cheering on other schools.
Community Litterpick linked to our English text
Y3/4 Football tournament - 29th September 2023
Members of Crummock Class represented our school at the Silloth Football tournament. We played against four other teams from other schools in the area.
We had a fantastic time, showing off some terrific teamwork and great skills! It was lovely to hear the others cheering on their team mates when they were off the pitch and everyone grew in confidence as the tournament progressed.
Bobby was selected as one of the best boys on the pitch by the Sports Leaders at Solway School, but I was so proud of how everyone played. For most of our team this was the first time they had played in a football match and it was great to see you not giving up, even against some of the stronger teams!
Annual KS2 Science Show - 28th September 2023
This year the whole of Keystage Two were able to join other schools for the Annual REACT Science show. This years show was hosted by Simon from Science Made Simple (There is a link to his webpage at the bottom of this post). He presented the show, Ugly Animals. The show was all about unusual animals and their amazing skills. We found out some amazing facts about animals we have never heard of before.
Here are some below....
This is the horned lizard from North America. When threatened by a predator, it contracts the muscles surrounding its eyes which causes blood to pool. It then shoots this blood at predators to defend itself!
Eleanor in Derwent Class was chosen to demonstrate this skill on stage..... but she used silly string!
The velvet worm also shoots at its predators but instead of shooting blood it shoots slime!
Did you know that you share 50% of your DNA with a banana!
90% of all animals that we have ever discovered are now already extinct! Above is an image of a Dodo that we can now only see stuffed in museums!
Hawes End Residential - 24th - 25th May
Crummock Class were joined by Y2 pupils from Windermere Class on residential. For all the children on the trip this was their first ever school residential. We all had a fantastic time!!
Our First Day
When we arrived at the cottage we found out where we were sleeping and had to make our own beds! We needed lots of help from Miss Warwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Hayley!
After all that hard work it was time for our dinner. We ate our packed lunches on the patio and listened to all the birds. A cockchaffer beetle joined us. These beetles look very big and can look a little scary but are very gentle.
It was then time to get our kit on and get wet ghyll scrambling in Hause Gill! This tested some of us but we all persevered. We had lots of fun crawling under obstacles and splashing in the cold water pools! Perfect in the sunshine!
Once we were back at the cottage and changed, we had dinner at the main building. We ate sausage and chips followed by Sticky Toffee Pudding.
Then it was off for a walk around Derwent Water and games before 'bed'.
We were up very early so we packed up our rooms, stripped our beds and walked to Derwent Water before breakfast. We were joined by a very curious swan.
We then went to see Jim to get our kit and headed back down to Derwent Water for a morning of canoe rafting. Some of us were a little nervous about going out on to the lake but we were all really pleased that we gave it a try and it was tonnes of fun.
We played duck chase, races, and tug of war! We even all stood up to paddle back to the shore! As we already had wet shoes and socks, and it was extremely hot, we decided to have a splash in the lake to finish our morning. Miss Warwick was soaking us with the bucket but we soaked her too!
For dinner we enjoyed a picnic packed lunch which we had made ourselves in the morning (joined by Steve the Pheasant) before clambering back on to the bus to head back to school.
Changing States Science Workshop - 18th May 2023
Today we were joined by a team of Scientists from Sellafield. They came into school to discuss irreversible changes with our KS2 children and the children had lots of fun observing what happens when bicarbonate of soda and vinegar are mixed. For the upper KS2 children this was an opportunity from them to revisit previously taught science, whereas lower KS2 used their knowledge from other science topics.
After mixing 50ml of vinegar with the bicarbonate of soda, they then doubled the quantise and made predictions about what would happen to the balloon as a result of this change. Many of the children were nervous that their balloon would burst!
As you can see from the video, the children really enjoyed the experiments and definitely had lots of fun!
The ‘WOW’ moment
9th March 2023 - Roman virtual workshop lead by Tullie House
As we were unable to visit Tullie House this half term, David lead a Roman Workshop virtually over zoom. He shared lots of interesting fact about how the Romans impacted Britain.
Did you know that Britain comes from the Roman name for us, Britannia. Britannia means ‘land of tin’ which is one of the reasons Romans came to Britain, to use our tin and other metals!
They also brought rabbits to Britain as it was their favourite food to eat! They also loved to eat Honey Roasted Doormice! 🤢
Having studied Rivers for Geography last half term, we met with Cumbrian Wild Rivers Trust to conduct a study of Lostrigg Beck. The children had lots of fun finding and identifying different creatures that lived in the river. They even found fresh water shrimp which indicated the river had fantastic water quality!
17th February 2023 -Sellafield Friction Workshop
To consolidate our friction topic in Science, The R/S & T effluent chemistry team from Selafield came to conduct an investigation with Crummock class. We looked at the impact friction had upon different surfaces, measuring the force using newton meters.
To help us learn more about the Anglo Saxons, we visited Tullie house to take part in their Anglo Saxon Workshop. It was great fun looking at different artefacts and we played lots of games to draw upon our history knowledge. We got the opportunity to explore the museums exhibitions afterwards.
The Great Cumbrian Litter Pick
Crummock class took part in the Great Cumbrian Litter Pick on Thursday 18th November. We collected a full bag of rubbish, finding items including cans, bottles, sweet wrappers, and even a banana skin! The strangest item we found were a pair of soggy socks!
We also had lots of help from our parents and grandparents! Thank you so much to those of you who were able to join us.