Our industrious group of gardeners have been busy clearing the garden ready for the winter! We have also harvested some late lettuce which everyone has enjoyed at dinner time. And of course, it is always fun to look at the variety of wildlife in our garden – earthworms, snails, earwigs and the like!

The whole school designed, made and enjoyed a traditional British picnic on the school. Look at these photos which show the children enjoying a selection of delicious sandwiches, tasty cup cakes, pretty iced biscuits and scrumptious fruit kebabs!

Eight budding bakers took part in our Fairtrade Bake Off competition and created some wonderful cakes and biscuits. Have a look at the work in progress and the delicious finished products.

Classes 1 & 2 have been finding out about some really fun places to visit in Carlisle. We have visited, Carlisle Castle, Gelt Woods, The Sands Centre, Bitts Park, Carlisle United, Houghton Hall, Carlisle Racecourse and Carlisle Cathedral.

We had great fun learning new paper folding skills in the paper craft after school club. The group worked very well together with some of those who finished their crafts quickly helping others.

The whole school consolidated their work on sacred North American animals by spending a day working in teams of mixed age groups. They were tasked with selecting a new animal that could become sacred and putting together a poster with facts they had researched on the internet and in books.

At the sleepover on Friday the children all enjoyed designing and making their own totem poles. Have a look at the finished articles and the winners from each year group – Jasmine, Natalia, Gracie, Izzy and Julia. Well done girls!

We had a great morning on Friday with a Fairtrade treasure hunt, organised by Jessica, Natalia, Fallon and Frances in Year 5. The winners can be seen with their prizes at our Celebration assembly. We also had a Fairtrade snack. Look at the lovely products we sampled!

Last week two ladies came to do an assembly about the Quakers. Everyone enjoyed listening all about their religion and how they worship. The children were full of questions which Annie and Margaret happy answered.

On Thursday 26th January Nina and Andy Roddam came into school to tell us all about Chinese New Year. Andy told us all about auspicious greetings, what happens in China when the New Year is being celebrated, why different animals represent the year, the colour red and many more fascinating facts.

On Thursday 12th January, Steve and Simone came to school to tidy up straggly branches on our willow dome and to create an exciting new structure. Despite it being very chilly, the whole school went out in different groups to help construct a willow tunnel.

On Friday 2nd December, Class 1 went on their Christmas trip to Rheged for a fun filled Christmas day. When we were there we went into Santa’s Magical Forest, where we got to meet him and we were all given a present.

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Irthington Village School
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