On Thursday 8th and Friday 9th November Irthington Village School had their Thinking and Remembrance Days. The theme was Armistice Day and each class had different activities to celebrate the end of the 1st World War as well as two whole school projects.
The ROTA Kids Halloween disco raised an amazing £72.50! This is a super start to our fundraising year. Thank you to all of the children who took part and kindly donated.
Jessica, Jemima, Reuben, Heidi and Amelia.
On Thursday 11th October we had went along to St. Kentigern’s Church to celebrate our Harvest Festival. All the children took a vast array of fruit, vegetables, biscuits, tins, jams and bread to church to celebrate the harvest.
Class 2 enjoyed a fabulous visit to the Hindu temple. We learned all about Hinduism, listened to some Hindu stories, played instruments, dressed up, had our hands painted and enjoyed a delicious Indian lunch of vegetable and paneer curry, rice, puri bread and ice-cream!
Class 1 have had a busy few weeks so far and have baked apple crumbles after collecting our own apples, made ladybirds, had fun dressing up, played with our friends, repaired the decking and role play house with an assortment of tools and looked after a large collection of dolls!
Many thanks to all the volunteers who looked after the school garden over the summer. Look what we picked at our first gardening club of the autumn term – courgettes, carrots and beetroot!
On Tuesday 17th July the whole school enjoyed playtime on the new playground. There was lots of running around, skipping, team games and playing with the balance boards as well as lots of smiling faces.
On the 25th June we had a whole school trip to Levens Hall. It is an Elizabethan historic house famous for its beautiful gardens and topiary. Each class had a talk by the head gardener Chris, who told us all there was to know about topiary, the orchard, vegetable growing, plants, trees and bees around the beautiful gardens.
On the 18th June Class 1 had a fabulous trip to Maryport Aquarium. We met Hayley who showed us a film all about the fish and wildlife in the sea around Maryport. After that we looked at all the fish and sea creatures around the world. We enjoyed looking at the seahorses which we were going to learn about in school.
On Tuesday 5th June the school took part in Sports Day. The sun was shining and while family and friends watched we had great fun running lots of different races: the long distance, relay, skipping, egg & spoon and the novelty relay race. This involved putting on a pair of wellies, gardening gloves and a hat, running to a tray of compost to find a small coloured object and putting it into a tray. What a fantastic time we all had!
On Friday 18th June the whole school took part in a Fairtrade Royal Wedding Tea Party. In DT each class had designed and made two lots of sandwiches and two batches of biscuits or cakes using Fairtrade or local products. Parents, family, friends, the church ladies and the mayor were invited. What a wonderful afternoon we had.
The four winners of the Design a Fairtrade Bag competition had a lovely day at the Youth Zone last Friday learning about Fairtrade, modelling their bags, meeting the mayor and enjoying a delicious Fairtrade lunch.