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Summer term 2018

It’s the penultimate week of the summer term and the majority of the Year 5 and 6 children made the journey to the Lake District for their residential. First stop was Go Ape at Grizedale Forest, which was paid for by their fundraising activities throughout the year. After a fun couple of hours, zipping through the trees, we continued to the youth hostel in Borrowdale.

Whilst there, we walked up the smallest of the Wainwright mountains – Castle Crags, took part in a range of team building games, built dens and had lots of fun in the games room. It was a brilliant few days and the children were a real credit to the school.

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On Tuesday 26th June, the Borrowdale Bakers ran their final fundraiser – a cream tea for the grown ups followed by an ice pop sale. They spent the morning making scones with Mrs Hemsley and then opened the doors to parents and grandparents in the afternoon. Thank you so much to Mrs Hemsley for running the event and to everyone who supported the children.

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At the beginning of June, Diamond Class took on the Hobbycraft sewing challenge to learn how to sew on a button. Mrs Wright then set the additional challenge of applying this skill into a Father’s Day card. As you can see, there were some fantastic results. Well done to everyone on learning this worthwhile skill.

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Just before May half term, Diamond Class took part in a workshop run by Warburtons. The children looked at safety and hygiene in the kitchen, tasted a range of breads and made their own pizzas. Thank you Warburtons for a very enjoyable, informative morning.

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Diamond Class have now started their Science topic on light. After revisiting shadows and how light travels, the children explored the relationship between incident and reflected rays using mirrors and then made simple periscopes using cereal boxes and mirrors to explore how it is possible to see above or around corners through reflection.

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On Friday 13th April, Diamond Class had the opportunity to show off their latest projects linked to the mountain topic ‘What would you do?’  The children were given a choice of six options; three had to be completed. As you can see, there was a wide range of sculptures using paper mache, modroc and even gingerbread; scrap books of newspaper articles; picture boards of walks in mountains and hills; word searches; Top Trump style cards and also cooking and musical offerings.  Well done to everyone who has contributed to these fantastic projects – they were breath-taking!

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