This has been a really busy term with lots going on.
We have had teams enter for Boccia, Tag Rugby, Cross County and Football.
We have also had cycle training and a keeping out bikes safe assembly with Christian.
Year 6 have been on transition days to Headlands twice this term with a Performing Arts day and also a Maths workshop.
We invited parents and members of the community to our MacMillan coffee afternoon with the hundreds of cakes that we had.
We have also had Harvest Festival where each class had a chance to perform in front of parents, grandparents and numerous family members.
Our year pupils have also had their residential trip to Robinwood which they thoroughy enjoyed.
On the 19th October we all wore pink to school to support Mrs Hansen in her mission to raise awareness of breast cancer. Small donations were made and we were able to raise money to send to the charity. Also on that day Mrs Dinsdale had a meeting with the parents of the new starters so that she could give them as much information as possible to help support the new starters.
On the 25th October Christian, our road safety officer came to school as he had organsied a Halloween Bike Ride to the lighthouse for the year 6 pupils. Later that afternoon the whole school were able to stay behind for a Halloween disco. The costumes were really good and the pupils enjoyed taking part in a number of games.
We finished the first half of the term with the New Starters Assembly in Church where the pupils in year 6 intoduced their new friends in Puffin class.
Autumn Term 2
We returned to school on the 5th November and it was our Art Week where we were concentrating on Divali, fireworks and remembrance. This meant that each class were able to work in a range of media. The poppy displays were particularly breathtaking.
9th November saw the school play host to a number of ex soldiers/ servicemen as invited by one of our governors- Mark Smales The school was decorated and refreshements were served by members of the Friends of Flamborough and the church. A service was conducted by Reverend Penn and the new statues were unveiled. The service ended with two minutes silence.
On Sunday a number of pupils attended the church service. Poppy took the wreath up to the front of the church and Ewan and Finley laid this at the Cenotaph. Bronte read an extract out in church- we are so proud of all of our pupils who attended this important event.
Friday 16th November saw the school raise money for
We were visited by a number of colourful characters includign Pudsey who collected money for this charity.
On Tuesday 20th November Libby and Brooke accompanied Mrs Holdsworth and Mrs Blackburn to York where they were invited to the regional Modeshift award. The school had been nominated for this but narrowly missed achieving the award to a school in Hull. Nevertheless, we all felt honoured to have reached such the stage we had.
On Friday 23rd November we had a Maths morning so that parents could come into school to see the sorts of maths we do in class. Mrs Wardell explained recent changes in Maths and how we try to challenge the children.
On Tuesday 27th November our Yr 5&6 took part in a Badminton Tournament coming 5th and 2nd! Well done to the teams.
On Wednesday 28th November a group of pupils went to the Forum in Bridlington to take part in a 10 pin bowling competition. They really enjoyed the experience and all felt that they had improved their scores during the morning.
On Thursday 29th November the school was closed due to a power cut. Mrs Dinsdale and Mrs Elvidge used this time to take our Christmas Tree to St John's Burlington to take part in the Christmas Tree Festival.
On Friday 30th November Paddy from Yorkshire Coast Radio visited the school to record the 'Sleeps till Christmas' song. Our school sang 'One more sleep to go'. We also had parents lunch which was well attended.
Look for photos on the gallery.
GIST- Road Safety
On the 12th April the two men from Gist brought their lorry to school so that the children could learn about road safety. As well as giving an informative talk to each class and showing the children lots of information of a power point, they also let the children go up into the cab. This enabled them to see how high up they were and also to look at how much can be seen from the cab.
The resulrs were startling! The children had to be at least 10 metres away from the lorry to be seen by the driver. I hope that this will encourage people to think carefully about crossing the road in front of lorries!
On the 13th April we took part in the NSPCC sponsored event. The children enjoyed a whole host of sporting activities and raised £271 for the worthwhile cause.
RNLI- Water safety
Just as the weather is beginning to get a little warmer, the RNLI came into school to deliver some water safety to the children in an assembly.
This is so important for our school as we are located so close to the beach.
Year 5 Golf Tournament
We walked up to Flamborough Golf Course to take part in a series of activities with other schools. The weather was not really ideal for golf but this did not deter us as we tried to score as many points as we could.
On the 17th April Puffin class started their first of a three week training on balance bikes. The children really enjoyed this and we would like to thank Christian for his input into this.
Cober Hill Residential
On Thursday 26th April, the year 4 children set off for their residential trip to Cober Hill. They went first to Dalby Forest where the first thing they experienced was a heavy shower! In groups they began the Highway Rat Trail in search of The Gruffalo!
Along the way they collected useful items and looked for unusual landmarks.
Once we found him we set back for lunch and then had time in the playground. Once we left Dalby we were on our way to Cober Hill and to our delight we discovered we had our very own building which was perfect.
We unpacked and then went to explore the grounds, stopping to play in the park and then taking part in a series of games in the playground. This took us up to tea time where the children were given a three course meal.
After tea we set off for the beach, this was rather tricky towards the end of the journey but they were all really sensible and climbed down, helping each other along the way.
They has time to explore the rock and rockpools and we sang rather loudly but also out of tune to 'Everywhere we go!'
When we got back there was time for a quick shower, into pjs and then a hot chocolate and a snack.
The next day we were up early as we had to pack, store our bags and then set off for Ravenscar. This was a very long walk! The children were fabulous, not complaining about the distance but giving each other support. We got to Ravenscar in time for an ice cream before setting off for home!
On Saturday 5th May, 16 of our pupils took part in the RNLI fundraiser where we performed our sword dance and maypole dance. We were well received from everyone and enjoyed our time together in the community.
On Tuesday 8th May Year 3&4 took part in a Multi-sports event at Headlands school. They took part in a series of indoor and outdoor events and really enjoyed their time there.
On Wednesday 9th May Christian, our road safety officer and Liz Smith, our PCSO gave a talk on safety to the children in assembly.
On Thursday 10th May the Friends of Flamborough School organised a Community Walk to South Landing. At the car park the school had set up refreshments which even included doggie treats! Thanks to everyone who joined us.
On Friday 11th May Mark Pearson from Yorkshire Wildlife came to give an assembly all about Puffins ready for the Puffin festival that will be taking place soon.
The spring term saw the welcoming of our new vicar Jane Penn to St Oswald's church. As Headteacher, I attended the licensing service among other community groups. The school are looking forward to working with her.
The puffin class took part in the Big Little Bird Watch and in preparation for this, Kerry from Bempton came to help them. They had previously set up the bird feeders with Mark Smales, One of our Governors and they were well prepared.
During the actual morning, they spotted 12 different birds. (see gallery for pictures)
On Tuesday 30th January Year 5&6 took part in the local schools' Athletics competition.
Out of nine teams, we came third so well done to everyone!
A huge well done to our cross country runners who went to the Humber Finals on Friday 1st February.
The results were as follows
Isabelle - 35th
Jamie - 26th
Libby - 24th
Steph - 6th
Lauren - 2nd
They were among over 100 runners so have done extremely well! We have also found out that the girls' team came 2nd!
Our gym team took part in their first every competition on Friday 1st in Driffield. They were competing against club gymnasts but nevertheless took everything in their stride and performed really well. Although not placed, they have gained a wealth of experience from this.
Walk to School Week
On the 29th January, the JTAs set up outside school with Christian, our road safety officer to encourage pupils and staff to walk to school. On the Monday and Thursday they served hot chocolate as a reward for their efforts. At the end of the week the children received stickers and the best class with 92% received a prize each.
See our gallery for pictures.
On Sunday 4th February I was invited to Flamborough to meet with the festival organisers who presented me with a cheque for £350 to go towards school. This was from the money raised on hte night. This year our school did not play such a big part however, we have supported the festival each year with fancy dress and war dances.
This took place on the 7th February and was a huge success.
On the 8th February Key Stage 1 were introduced to a whole range of activites centred around skipping. Then after school the staff had a training session too!
Year 1,2,3 were given a taster session with John Major who was a past pupil! Then in the afternoon the year 2 children went to a festival to compete.
On Wednesday 21st February some of the year 5 pupils from Mrs Organ's class accompanied me and Mrs Artley to Burlington Junior School where we were able to meet people from a number of faiths- Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Baha'i and Humanist. While there, they had prepared questions for the faith leaders to see what inspired them to follow and faith and the effects it has on their lives. A few days later they met out new reverend who also answered the questions.
See photo gallery
World Book Day
We had our World Book Day on Friday 2nd March with the majority of the school dressing up. Some of the characters and costumes were ingenious! The children enjoyed showing their costume off and telling us all about their favourite book.
All of the children had a reading session and some hot chocolate in the hall before going into their classroom to complete some activites.
See photo gallery
Puffins Trip to York Railway Museum
In Tuesday 6th March the Puffins went to York. For some this meant a second trip to the museum, however, this time they were there to look at the Tim Peake exhibition.
They were amazed by the size of the capsule which was very small compared to the parachute.
The children really benefitted from the day as it fitted in with their space topic and they enjoyed revisiting some of the trains they had seen the previous year. They all got to ride on a train too!
See the gallery for photos.
Bring Your Parent to School Morning.
The original date for this was cancelled and I was not sure how well advertised the revised date was however, I was pleasantly surprised by the turnout.
Parents and grandparents met in the hall first for a drink and a chat. This also gave the school the opportunity to give out information regarding the Friends of Flamborough School.
After that everyone went into class to learn about what the children have to do in Literacy lessons.
This was a very enjoyable morning with the children thrilled that they were able to share their work with family members.
See Gallery for photos.
The term has started off really well with lots of busy events going on.
Robin Wood 2017
Our Year 6 children went in the second week of the term to their annual residential trip. Mrs Organ and Mrs Blair were amazed at the attitudes of the children who all enjoyed the challenges and were willing to have a go at everything! This is quite an unusual thing as you usually get at least one child who is a little apprehensive, however, not this year!
They all came back full of tales and sharing their excitement of the trip.
Anglo Saxon Day
On Friday 15th September we had a local historian who has visited us many times before, come in to show the Yr 3&4 what life was like in Anglo Saxon times. The children got into character as they dressed as Anglo Saxons and then went on to explore the many artefacts that he had brought in. We were very impressed with the attitude and enthusiam shown during this day.
On Monday 18th our Historian visited us again but this time dressed as an Egyptian. The pupils learnt all about war and warfare, food and farming and the importance of the NIle as well as the role of the pharaoh.
Year 2 Trip to the Fire Station
As the year 2 are learning all about The Fire of London, Miss Airey took the children to Bridlington Fire Station to compare modern day fire fighters and their equipment to those during the Great Fire of London. You will see from the pictures that it was a really busy morning for the pupils who took part in a range of actvities.
Year 6 Problem Solving
On Thursday 21st September our Yr 6 pupils went to Bridlington School for a problem solving workshop. They have since followed this up with work in class.
Reading Shed Launch
On Friday 22nd September we had the official launch of our reading shed. This had been built over the summer and mrs Organ had designed and purchased the interior. It is designed for classes to go to when they want to read in a quiet and relaxing environment and it will be open some break and lunch times for this too.
On Friday, instead of a Proud Assembly, parents were invited to read in class with their child then taken to the reading shed to explore and have a drink and a biscuit. We were very pleased with the number of parents who attended this.
McMillan Coffee Afternoon
On Friday 29th September we were inundated with cakes from parents, grandparents, children and staff! We set up the hall and then at 2.30 we opened our doors to the endless stream of visitors.
Thank you to Mrs Hall for organising this, Friends of Flamborough members- Mrs Harvey, Mrs Wiles and Miss Lewis for helping out. We raised around £375 in the afternoon so it was a huge success.
Harvest Festival - 5th October 2017
Thank you to each class who provided a varied programme for the Harvest Festival. The reception children performed extremely well considering they had not been in school long. They sang their song with gusto!
All year groups were a credit to the school and we have to mention Sam who, during the rehearsal was accidentally sprayed in the face with perfume, could not get his lines out in the real thing as he was laughing so much in anticipation!
Wear Pink Day
On Friday the 20th October the children were encouraged to come to school in pink. PINK!!! I managed to find a pair of socks! The idea came from Mrs Hansen, our wonderful school cook who, having suffered from breast cancer, wanted to raise some money for the occasion. As well as wearing pink, the children were also able to buy a special pink biscuit made the lady herself.
We raised over £100!
Many thanks to our FFS who put together a superb Halloween Disco for the children just before the half term. The children all dressed up in costumes and there was the usual games and fancy dress competition.
Puffins were very busy at the end of the half term with a parents' afternoon to let parents know all about the reception class and the work that the children will do as well as the various activities.
The children were also involved with Year 6 as they had a New Starters Assembly in Church to welcome them to the school. Year 6 are always good at getting the right information from them in preparation for this.
Autumn Second Half Term
When we came back after half term, our first event was the local swimming gala with lots of teams from surrounding schools. Our school always take part in this and always enjoy the event, but they have never ever been placed. This year however, we are very pleased to say that our team came a staggering second! Well done to all the children who took part!
On the 8th November our Football Team who won the local small schools' competition went on to the next stage at South Hunsley. They played extremely well and narrowly missed 3rd place!
We also took part in a 3/4 and a 5/6 Badminton Tournament at Bridlington school. We had not played much badminton this year, but we enjoyed the tournament and out 3/4 came 2nd and our 5/6 came 4th in their separate competition.
Our table tennis teamtook part in a local tournament and this sport is really taking off in school with Mrs Holdsworth who is a keen player.
As the school had been having Rugby coaching, the KS2 had an inter-house Rugby tournament on cold, wet Tuesday in December. Despite the awful weather, the children got involved and had a chance to show off their new skills in the event.
On the 4th December, the Panathlon team took part in the regional finals, having qualified locally for this. They had to travel to York for this. The event was extremely well organised and the team really enjoyed taking part. All teams received certificates and T shirts and the first three teams received a trophy. We narrowly missed out on third place.
You may remember we have taken part in the Promenades Art Competition for the last three years. This has become very popular among all schools and the competition is getting much harder. Our results over the last three years, however, have been very good with a 1st, 2nd and this year 3rd. We competed against Martongate, Burlington, Hilderthorpe, Quay, East Riding College and Bay, so we are very pleased with the results.
Carl, the manager from the promenades, came in on the 18th December to present us with our trophy.
Like the last two years, Paul Powel from 'I can' came into school to work with the children on making music. Over the years he has put together a number of activities and this year he decided to work with recyled kitchen items such as spoons, bowls etc.
He had two sessions with Gannet class and they performed in a Proud Assembly- it was very loud!
We have organised for him to come back in the Spring term to work with Kittiwakes
We had a very early Christmas Fayre on teh 24th November as it was the only time that all the Friends of Flamborough could attend. Each class had their stall, we also had the tombola, bottle tombola, raffle, cake stall and refreshments. We are really pleased that although this is a small event, we still raised £1200 before costs.
On the 29th November we had a visit from Paddy from Yorkshire Coast Radio who wanted to video our Yr 5&6 children for his show. They had a song to learn in advance and performed well on the day, even dressed up and with actions!
On the 1st December, three members of our school council- Lucy, Megan and Ewan helped Mrs Dinsdale and myself take the Christmas tree to Burlington St Johns for the Christmas Tree Festival. Our theme was Flamborough traditions and for this the children made Viking shields, maypoles and locks from sword dancing.
Sunday 10th December- a very cold Sunday afternoon saw Oscar and Jade play the part of Joseph and Mary in The Nativity Off the Hoof. Some of the children from school joined us to see the story acted around the village, finishing at the Chapel. Well done to all for braving the cold!
Key stage 1 Nativity- Shepherds' Delight was performed on the 11th and 12th December to two packed audiences. The children thoroughly enjoyed the performances, acting and singing well. it is hard to believe that the reception children had only been in the school for a matter of weeks!
We also had Christmas Jumper Day, Christmas dinner, the parties, a concert from the music service, a trip to Tescos to carol sing (some Yr 5&6 pupils), a whole school trip to the Pantomime, a Christingle service and our church service.
You can imagine that at the end of the term everyone in school was thoroughly exhausted and ready for the break!
After the SATs we have had a really busy time at school starting with the year 6 treat to Haven. So on the 12th May the children went up to Thornwick Bay to swim, have lunch and take part in a number of activities. This was to recognise the hard work that the children did in the lead up to the SATs and also for the excellent attitude that they had towards them ( and all work!)
On the 19th May our Year 4 children went to Dukes Park for a tennis taster session. It was a miserable day but it did not dampen their spirits as they took part in a skills session helping them to learn the sport of tennis.
Well done to our enthusiastic children, we had good reports from the people running the sessions
On the 6th June the cricket team took part in a local tournament at Gypsey Road. Another half of the tournament took part at Bridlington School. In our competition we had to play Martongate which we won, Burlington (won), New Pasture Lane (won) and Bempton (won). This put us through to the final against the other venue and we were drawn against Bay Primary. This was a very close match and it went down to the last over but we won this making us overall winners of the competition and qualified us for the next round.
The next round took part on Friday 23rd June at Beverley Cricket Club. There were 15 teams and five pitches.
Our First match was against Stamford Bridge and we were not as prepared for the game as we thought. We lost to them. Not disheartened we played against Gilberdyke scoring lots of runs and getting a phenomenal amount of sixes and fours! This put us ssecond in our section, however, we qualified for the Quarter finals as the highest scoring second place! We played against North Ferriby scoring comfortably and winning convincingly.
This put us through to the semi finals where we played Snaith, this was quite a close game but we won this putting us through to the final.
In the final we were up against Stamford Bridge again but this time we were prepared. They batted first and scored nearly 70 runs so we had a battle on our hands! We persevered and kept on clawing back runs until we were in a position where we were down to the last bowl! A six would win us the match, a four would make it a draw and anything less would be a loss. Charlie Paul was the last batsman, he kept his cool and hit the ball hard. It went up high and looked to be a four once it landed, however one of their players got underneath it and was ready to catch it. She did not manage to do this but because she had tried, the ball was edged over the boundary enabling us to score a six! We won and are now through to the next round of the competition!
Other Sports in School
On 8th June we had two expert archers who ran archery sessions for our Yr 4,5,6 children. each group were shown the skills involved and were able to have a chance at trying to hit the target.
On the 13th June Ben Pipes ( ex England Volleyball captain) came into school for the morning. He gave an inspirational speech sharing with the children his battle to find a sport to suit him. previously he had been a goal keeper and then dabbled in athletics, trying out high jump.
It was not until he was 15 that he found volleyball and he has excelled ever since. This was really enlightening for the children who were enthralled by his tales. They also took part in a practical session which may come in handy for the beach volleyball tournament coming up in July.
On the same day our Rounders team took part in the local tournament. Having previously won it, they were under huge pressure! The team narrowly missed out on second place but have gone through to the next round. Well done to our Rounders Team!
On the 20th June some Yr 5&6 pupils went to Allerthorpe Park to take part in the Outdoor Team Challenge. Here they split into two groups of 10 and had to work together to solve problems. One group found this quite difficult and were not able to listen to each other very well whereas the other group elected a leader who ensured that everyone had their say and played their part. This was a huge learning experience in not only solving the problems but also working together as a group and co-operating.
On the 22nd June Mrs Dinsdale organised an Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Morning for all the children. In their Sports Day Teams, they went to a range of bases to solve problems and complete activities such as Spider's Web, Boccia, Orienteering, Parachute, Crossing the River and many more.
The children had a geat time even though we had to cut the session short due to the rain.
Please see Gallery for pictures
We have had two farm visits with the Year 5&6 going to Driffield for a Food and Farming Schools Day. Here they learnt about how food gets from the farm to our plates.
The Year 1&2 went to another type of farm that specialised in growing crops. The children made bread and elderflower cordial from things grown on the farm.
On the 25th May the Year 4 children had their residential trip to Cober Hill. They went to Dalby Forest first to complete the walk and learn about the geology of the area. Once they had completed the morning and had lunch, they went to their hotel to explore the grounds and play some games. They had a trip down to the local beach to go seal spotting.
The following day they took a long walk along the cinder track to Ravenscar.
Year 3 had a trip to Eden Camp to look at life in the second world war. They visited the various huts which gave them a range of experiences. The work they have completed since coming back has been very good.
On Saturday 17th June the Sword Dancing Team took part in the Beverley Folk Festival. It was a very hot day and the children were sweltering in their ganseys! However, they were very professional and danced very well impressing the adutl teams that they danced with.
Well done to everyone.
Parents' lunch - thank you to all the parents who joined their child/ children for a special picnic lunch. I hope you enjoyed it as much as the children did.
On Thursday 27th April Year 5&6 took part in a Hockey Tournament.
The team were by far the best scoring a total of 9 goals in all, however, due to OLSP managing to beat us by one goal alongside beating Burlington by one goal, this made them the overall winners. With a goal total of just 2, our team were quite downhearted to have finished second.
The team consisted Lauren, Steph, Bailey,Eliza, Harry, Charlie and Millie.
Friday 28th April- Tour de Yorkshire
Riders- Josh, Millie, Oscar, Curtis, Callum, Joan, Charlie and Lauren
Mascots- Caitlin and Ruby
The rest of the school went to the Spa to witness the beginning of the race and we had lunch on the beach afterwards.
Saturday 29th April- RNLI fundraiser
We performed in this like last year showcasing both our Mword Dancing and also our Maypole Dancing. The audience enjoyed watching the children who were a real credit to the school.
Tuesday 2nd May
Year 3&4 went to a Golf festival at Headlands school.
Wednesday 3rd May- RNLI
We had a water safety workshop for both key stage 1 and key stage 2 children. The lifeboat crew told them all about the dangers of the water and gave advice on how to stay safe in and around water. This is a very important thing especially where we live.
Monday 8th May
SATs week- well done to our year 6 children who have worked so hard in preparation for these. Their attitude each day could not be faulted.
At the end of January we had our first joint PE tournament with Benchball for Year 5&6. The team played four matches in all and were great sports. Well done to Joan, Jess, Jack, Harry, Robbie, Callum, Charlie, Steph and Lewis for beign good abassadors for the school.
Reception children went to the library on the 26th January and are going to make this a regular thing.
On the 31st January, some of our KS 2 children attended the Sports Hall Athletics at Bridlington School coming 5th overall.
The year 5&6 pupils were treated to a visit from some drama students from Headlands school on Thursday 2nd February. They put on a short play about Bullying and were able to talk to our pupils about 'Big School'. They certainly put the children's minds at rest.
On the 6th February we were treated to a Dinosaur Workshop from a museum in Scarborough. The children were able to handle artefacts and replicas, gain knowledge about dinosaurs and ask lots of questions. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and many teachers have used this as a stimulus for writing.
On the 13th February we had a Dodgeball Tournament for Year 3&4
We played against Burlington and Our Lady & St Peter. With our two teams there were four in total.
We are pleased to say that we came first and third.
The team that came third consisted of Charlie, Alfie, Blake, Ewan, Bronte and Lily.
The team that came first were Harry, Brooke, Josh, Isabelle, Jessy and Darren.
The competition was a tight one and we are extremely proud of all the children who took part.
On Wednesday 15th February our JTAs produced an assembly on 'Travelling Safely'.
Thursday 16th February was our annual Valentines Disco attended by the majority of the school. There were prizes for the games and dancing. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and there were some pretty nifty dance moves on the floor!
Parents evening was well attended on the 1st and 2nd March.
On the 1st March our Yr 5 pupils went down to South Landing to help the designer of the Yorkshire garden in the Chelsea Flower Show. They had to help the 'Welcome to Yorkshire' team who were busy collecting pebbles off the beach to use in the garden. There were numerous photo opportunities and interviews- I think some of the pupils felt very important! It was great fun and at the same time they learnt lots from Anthony Hird from the Living Seas Centre who told them about the fossils and wildlife in the area.
On the 2nd we also had World Book day which saw many children dressed as their favourite book character. We were also treated to a visit from a local author called Marion Gamble. She spoke about her role as an author, how she became one and where she gets her ideas from and then shared some of her stories with the children.
On the 13th March Yr 5&6 attended a Dodgeball Tournament at Burlington School coming second overall- well done.
On the 14th March some of out children went to the Cross County Finals. Jamie came 2nd (narrowly missing 1st place!) Libby came 4th and Lauren came 9th which puts them through to representing East Riding of Yorkshire.
Well done to Steph who just missed out, coming 13th and to Millie and Eliza as part of the girls team.
The 24th March saw the school being visited by Kevin Hall the director of Children's Services for the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. On this day, we were all dressed in red for Comic Relief.
In the afternoon we had a jokeathon and the best jokes were read in assembly.
On Monday the 27th March the school had a Cultural Diversity Day where we were visited by a lady called Yesmien who is Muslim. She talked about her upbringing and religion and each class attended a workshop where they were able to dress up in colourful clothing, explore patterns from the culture, write in another language and talk about life in Britain for a person from another culture.
The children enjoyed learning about different aspects of life and we were very impressed by the quality of provision.
Year 3&4 Play- The Midas Touch
Well done to our children who performed so well in front of friends and relatives. The play was a real treat this year with Blake as king Midas, Bronte and his wife and Polly as his daughter. A stong family bond was forged with excellent singing and performing. The seamstresses were a real sight for sore eyes with Alfie, Josh and Aaron enjoying the chance to dress up and perform. They had the audience in stitches especially when Aaron managed to break his shoe when walking to the stage but still managed to perform on tip toe!
The rest of the cast were superb along with the fantastic scenery, props and costumes, the whole event was wonderful. Our thanks go to Mrs Wardell, Mrs Pallister, Mrs Colley, Miss Porter, Miss Bulman and Mrs Hall for the great team effort.
Tuesday 4th April
Year 5 took part in a Golf tournament at Bridlington school- the team consisted of Steph, Lauren, Lucy, Joan, Chesta, Oscar, Charlie, Ruby, Millie and Beth
Wednesday 5th April
We had the Easter lunch for our parents. The pupils enjoyed havign their parents join them for lunch which ran smoothly. Thank you to all parents who completed questionaires and we are pleased to read all the positive comments regarding our lunches.
Thursday 6th April
Year 3&4 took part in a Hockey tournament- they did really well, just narrowly being beaten by Martongate for first place. The team consisted of Josh, Alfie E, Harry, Bronte, Darren, Ruby, Aaron and Jake,
This term we have had our Parents' evening where parents and carers had a chance to meet their child's teacher and find out how they have settled.
Year 6 had a special visitor at the beginning of the term who told them all about life in Tudor times - see the gallery for photos.
Some of our children attended the Remembrance Service at St Oswald's Church. Many thanks to those who attended, to Bronte and Ewan for taking the wreath into church and for Dora and Harry who laid the wreath at the war memorial. A special thanks also to Oscar who read so beautifully in church- we are very proud of you all.
Children in need
As part of the Children in Need Project, we found out that the Rickshaw Challenge would be passing our school so we all went out on the morning of the 14th to see it. We waited for ages as the group had been held up in Bempton but eventually they came cycling past us!
Later that week we had a visit from Shrek, Scooby Doo and Pudsey who were clooecting money for the charity. We, dressed in our sports clothes gave in a donation towards this. As part of the sporting theme we had an inter-house benchball tournament in KS2 and a Boccia tournament in KS1.
On the 18th in the afternoon our singing group went to the Spa to rehearse for their evening performance which was super!
On the afternoon of the 24th we had our Christmas Fayre. We had a tomobola, face painting, bottle tombola, cake stall, refreshments, Lifeboat stall and each class had their stall with things they had made. We also had a raffle and Santa's Grotto. The event was really well attended and we raised over £1000 so thank you to everyone who contributed towards this.
On the evening of the 25th the Yr 5/6 children performed at the Spa as part of Opera North. They sang a selection of Sea Shanties along with children from Hilderthorpe, Our Lady and St Peter and New Pasture Lane. It was a fantastic performance.
Christmas Tree Festival
The school took art in the famous Lions Christmas Tree Festival and delivered a tree to the church early December. Our school council representatives chose the theme 'Features of Flamborough' and completed templates of fish, boats, lighthouses and seagulls.
The key stage 1 children put together a fantastic performance of Gnome Alone. There were all sorts of characters wanting to help Santa, but none more desperate that Norman Gnome. Well done to all the children and a big thank you needs to go to all the staff who work so well together.
On the 13th December the whole school went to Scarborough to see the Pantomime. They were treated to a spectacular performance of Alaadin. In the afternoon all the children made Christingles ready for the next morning's service.
On the 14th and 15th the children had their Christmas parties with a special visit from Santa.
Out of school
We broke up for Christmas on the 16th December, however, some of our children got together over the holidays. The first meeting was on Boxing Day where the Sword Dancing team danced around the village- a real credit to the school!
The second meeting was on the 31st where a group of warriors complete with Viking costumes met for the Fire Festival. They performed their battle dance well and enjoyed scaring the crowds!
A huge thank you to Friends of Flamborough School who organised the annual Halloween disco.
Nearly every child attended and all looked fantastic in their costumes.
Cat Buckingham kindly approached school to say that she would be running the Bridlington half marathon and would like to raise money for specialist PE equipment for school.
Many thanks to everyone who sponsored her.
Also a big thank you to Cat herself who came in on the morning of the 14th to run with the children who had come to school in sports clothes in order to raise money too.
We are unsure of the total at present but know it is over £300!!
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On Thursday 13th October the school held its Harvest Festival. Never before have we seen so many parents and grandparents who came to see each class perform. We had songs from Puffins and Gull, poems and prayers from Kittiwakes, a rap from Guillemots and information and prayers from Gannets.
The donations we were given were staggering and we managed to send out over 50 Harvest boxes to elderly members of the village. The school has since been inundated with thank you cards and letters.
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On Saturday 8th October our Junior Sword Dance team went to Goathland to compete in a competition. This is the first competition that the team have competed in.
The morning was spent showcasing the dance in different locations in Goathland. This included the station where the dancers performed on the platform and then had a treat as a steam train came in.
After lunch was the competition where Flamborough were competing against four other teams. The children were not at all nervous and really enjoyed performing in front of the judges.
When it came to the results Flamborough won by about 30 points!!!
Well done to our team and a big thank you to Carol Coultas, Richard and Rob Traves who train the team.
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So far this term we have taken part in Yr 5&6 Football, Yr 1&2 Golf festival, Yr 3&4 and Yr 5&6 Tag Rugby Festivals and Cross Country.
Well done to all the children who have taken part in these and a special well done to Libby, Steph, Lauren and Jamie who did really well in the cross country gaining 3rd, 1st, 2nd and 1st!
We have also taken part in Yr 3/4 Badminton and Benchball and Yr 5/6 Badminton. We have a dodgeball tournament this week (29th November)
On Thursday 29th September Flamborough CE (VC) Primary School held a Flamborough day. The area is very unique with its mix of old and new, its fishing and tourism industry and its quaint buildings and roads.
The school wanted the children to really understand their village and experience some of the traditions that the village still uphold. To do this, the key stage 2 classes were split into small groups and a series of activities were planned.
One group went on a walk around the village to look at the local amenities and were surprised by the amount of things available for the local people and tourists who visit the area. Not many places these days have their own high street with a thriving trade for the butchers and bakers, not to mention the pubs, café, fish and chip shops, hair dressers and pharmacy.
In school Mrs Colley who is a teaching assistant and true Flamborian set up an exhibition of old photographs so the children could see the village as it was at different times in history. They were amazed that so many of the buildings were not there but also by the ones that still are and have not changed.
Mrs Hall who is a HLTA and Mrs Varley, lunchtime supervisor spent the day teaching all the children Maypole Dancing. Once the pupils were able to remember their left from their right they were well away!
Mrs Price, one of the parents came into school to show the children the crab pots that she makes for her husband who is a fisherman. She also brought in live lobsters, crabs and star fish for the children to handle and learn about.
Mr Traves and Mrs Storey taught the children the traditional Flamborough Longsword Dance and the pupils particularly enjoyed trying to make the ‘Lock’.
Mr Eldon who plays the violin for the adult Longsword team also spent the day in school teaching the children traditional songs and sea shanties.
The last activity that they had to complete was set up by Mrs Blackburn and this involved the pupils matching the pictures from the local area to the description and then trying to locate where they would be on a local map.
Overall the pupils in the school had a real mix of things to do in regards to the area and thoroughly enjoyed this. The day was ended with a school song taught by Jim Eldon, a demonstration of the Maypole dancing from the most enthusiastic pupils and a demonstration of the Sword Dance from the school’s team who will be taking part in a Sword Dance Festival in Goathland next weekend.
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The second half of the Summer term has been a very busy one and lots of the things we have done have been put into separate categories. However, I will list them below and add any detail to things that have not been covered.
In June we had a selection of children going to the secondary schools to take part in the Quad Kids Athletics.
On the 10th June we had Yr 5&6 at a Samba workshop where the teacher came to the school and in a very short time cerated some excellent Samba music with the children.
On the 14th June we had the Get Cycling Team in to encourage children to take up cycling. They used a range of bikes for the children to have a go on.
On the 16th June we welcomed the Cycle for Life Team who finished their mammoth course at our school. They were ace.
We have taken part in the Coastal Cricket League, coming top in the first part of the league and then third in the play offs.
W/B 20th June which was National Sports Week saw the school undertake a series of intra sports competitions.
On the 22nd June parents were invited into school for the Trumpet performance. This was the last time the children played the trumpet as we are learning guitar next year. Well done to all the children who performed so well. See the gallery for pictures.
On the 23rd June Yr 3 went to Eden Camp and Yr 4&5 went to Hornsea museum. Both year groups enjoyed this as it was part of their project work and involved a lot of hands on experience.
On the 28th June KS1 attended a multi-skills workshop which was organised by sports leaders from Bay and Burlington and overseen by Headlands sports leaders. It was a chilly but enjoyable afternoon.
on teh 30th June we had Bootcamp and Trailer Training for KS2. This was a great way to look at fitness and all the children were readily involved with this. A lot of them went home tired!!
Yr 1&2 went to the Spa for the Little Big Sing on 4th July. They sung their hearts out and were really well behaved.
We had our sports day on the 7th July- KS2 in the morning and KS1 in the afternoon. Thanks to our fabulous young sports leaders who organised much of this. Please see the gallery for pictures. We also had the finals for Cricket where we narrowly missed out to being in the final (8 runs!) We came 3rd in the end.
On the 8th July Keely put on her performance for the parents. Each class performed from a well known story or musical. The children really enjoyed the work leading up to this and are fantastic at performing in front of an audience.
On the 12th July some Yr 6 went to the beach volleyball tournament at south beach. This was well organised by Ben Pipes and involved the children playing 55 games in all!!! Please see the gallery for pictures.
On the 14th July Yr 5&6 went to the Chapel to perform the songs from Pirates of the Curry Bean.
On the 15th July Yr 5&6 completed the Samba workshop and performed to parents.
On Tuesday 14th June the Get Cycling team visited our school to show us a number of different bikes that the children were then given the chance to ride. Each year group had at least half an hour to trial different bikes including mini Penny Farthings! The pictures in the gallery show a whole host of bikes to ride.
The children really enjoyed this.
Quad Kids Yr 5&6
The year 5 &6 children took part in this competition on Tuesday 14th June at Headlands School. The team consisted of:
In the sprint, Embla came 2nd and Lily 3rd and in the long distanance Embla came 1st and Emilee came 3rd
In the boys races we got two 3rd places in the sprints and a 2nd in the long distance from Noah.
When the official results are sent we will update this.
This term we are holding a number of intra- house competitions starting with basketball. This week the Yr 3 took part in this, please see gallery for photos.
Cycle for Life Challenge
Damian Gunn who is our road safety officer and who also organises lots of bike events for us, has been taking part in this challenge which is basically a cycle around the county raising money for the Viking F.M Cash for Kids charity. We were lucky to be part of this as the challenge was finishing at our school so we joined the cyclists with a lap around the field. Each child who took part donated 50p for the charity so we raised at least £30.
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Kwik Cricket League
We have two teams- Flamborough Vikings and Boro' Warriors taking part in this league. This will span three different weeks and involves playing against Burlington, Bempton and Bay.
On the 26th May the Yr 6 went to the south beach to take part in Hit the Surf. Here they learnt about water safety and what the different colour flags mean. They looked at the equipment used in a rescue and took part in their own rescues from the water.
They also had a chance to learn surfing with qualified instructors and played some team building games on the beach.
See the gallery for the pictures.
On Tuesday 7th June, 8 Yr 3&4 pupils took part in the Quad Kids Competition at Bridlington school against 7 other schools.
The children really enjoyed the event and did really well with the following results:
Sprint Long Distance
Lauren 1st Lauren 1st
Stephanie 1st Stephanie 2nd
Brooke 2nd Brooke 2nd
Libby 2nd Libby 3rd
Jamie 1st Jamie 2nd
Josh 2nd Josh 7th
Alfie 3rd Alfie 2nd
Blake 4th Blake 7th
We are still awaiting results of the field events but are so proud of the children who performed really well.
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Year 4 and the staff had a fantastic time at Cober Hill; walking to the Bridestones in Dalby Forest, on Thursday, and then Cloughton to Ravenscar, on Friday. The children were a credit to you and the school as they were fantastic during the whole of the two days. Well done everyone.
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Our school were invited by Audrey Hibert to perform at this special day. We have a fantastic sword dancing team who eagerly agreed to this but we also wanted something more traditional so we dug out our Maypole from the depths of the container, dusted it off, changed the ribbons and we were ready.
Audrey has provided us with a book but we also had Carol,our sword dancing teacher, who had lots of resources too. We had the dances printed off, the music and some willing children - all we needed to do then was.............. teach the dance.
Elaine Hall, our HLTA and Margaret Colley TA soon started this with the help of Anita Vardy, a lunctime supervisor. The children were initially quite muddled but eventually they got the hang of it.
On the day the Longsword team danced their traditional dance and then the Mayploe team danced The Plait and then The Spider's Web. Both teams were fantastic and we were very pleased to be part of this community event.
On Tuesday 19th April some of our older children went to Bridlington school to take part in a Tri-Golf tournament. They really enjoyed themselves and played some superb golf. They came 5th overall but the scores were all very close.
On Thursday 21st to celebrate the Queen's birthday, we went ouside for a mini-celebration. We watched the Sword Dance team perform, followed by the Maypole team. Then Miss Dudding's class sang the National Anthem while the audience waved their Union Jack flags. We finished by singing 'Happy Birthdy' to the Queen, then having some biirthday cake and juice. It was a fantastic afternoon.
On Friday 22nd April we started our STEM project.
The term has started off really well with lots of activities and extra curricular activities planned.
Here is the summer clubs timetable
The second half of the Spring term was another busy one for us all.
On the evening of the 17th, we had our annual Easter Bingo. A huge thanks to the staff who helped to set this up, to also for the Friends of Flamborough School who through Fun Fridays, were able to put together great Bingo prizes. Mr Traves for his expertise in Bingo calling and the parents for their contribution to the evening.
We were full to the brim and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. I would also like to say how well behaved the children were too.
Easter Egg Hunt
On the 21st March we had an Easter Egg Hunt for the whole school. In the past we have completed this on our bikes and scooters but this year we are trying to encourage walking so the whole school went out a class at a time to complete a trail where they had to find letters which spelt out the well known phrase;
"Better by Bike"
The children were rewarded for all their hard work with a small egg. Thank you to Damian for organising this.
Here Comes Jesus!
Year 3 put on a spectacular show for the members of the community and parents depicting the Easter Story.
A huge thanks to Mrs Wardell for co-ordinating this, Mrs Colley for the costumes and Miss Bulman and Mrs Golden for their support and hard work in putting this together.
Well done to all the children for their confident performances.
Easter Bonnets / end of term service
We had over 45 entries for the Easter Bonnet Parade and Tony, our vicar had a hard job deciding on the best KS1 and KS2 bonnet. He chose in the end and prizes were given in church to the winners. Everyone who entered was given a special pencil for their efforts.
The end of term service saw every class perform part of the Easter Story for the members of the community and parents. We had our end of term awards and attendance rewards.
By the end of this, everyone was ready for a rest!
We all know how important it is to stay safe on the roads so with this in mind, Damian Gunn who is our road safety officer came in on Thursday 10th March to run a number of bike skills sessions for the children. The pupils were told about it before this date and we had around 40 out of our 109 children who took part in this worthwhile activity.
A big 'Thank you' to Damian.
We had a lovely morning, for World Book Day 2016, sharing our books, and watching We're all going on a Bear Hunt in our pyjamas, before having teacakes and crumpets. These are some of our pictures.
World Book Day 3rd March 2016 on PhotoPeach
On Wednesday 9th March Lesley Wood from the NSPCC came into school to run a special assembly for the children. She explained how her organisation works and how it has helped lots of children over the years. She also got some of the children to help out in her assembly with some drama - which they enjoyed.
The aim of the assembly was to also introduce a fund raising event- as a school we have chosen to support the NSPCC at this time of year rather than Sport Relief as we have supported them previous years. So, each class will do some form of a sponsored event this next week ( 14.03.16) based on a sporting event as we hope to get as many sponsors as possible for this.
Lesley will be back on the 23rd to see how we got on.
For this half term the year 1,2,4&5 are having special cricket coaching with James Martin. He is teaching them a range of skills necessary to help them to become confident amd skilful cricket players.
On Tuesday 23rd February year 6 went to Flamingoland to visit the zoo. They did this so that they could see the types of rainforest animals there are which fits in with their topic entitled 'Deadly 60'.
When they arrived they were given a guided tour of the zoo and saw a range of snakes, spiders, deadly frogs, meercats, alpacas, kangaroos, capybaras plus flamingos, wild pigs and much more. Some of the animals did not fit into the rainforest topic but they were fascinating to see.
After lunch their guide gave a presentation about the rainforest and how it is made up. She then brought out a huge cockroach that the children plus adults were able to hold. She then brought out a corn snake that the children stroked and lastly a huge frog.
The trip was really worthwhile and enjoyable.
On Monday 1st February we had a very special visitor- Winnie the pug. Last time we saw her she was a tiny puppy and full of energy. Not much has changed there!
Her owner Laura-Jane works for the Dogs' Trust and taught us all about how to act around dogs and how to stay safe. The children were then given a special pen that gave this information out to them. I hope they have brought these home to you to show you.
Thank you to all the parents who attended the session on Friday 29th January. I hope that the time in school was enjoyable, that you were able to spend time with your child in a different environment and that you have a greater knowledge of how we teach reading and comprehension skills to the children .
Your support is very much valued.
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On Thursday 21st of January, the school were very excited as we were expecting a visit from the Archbishop as part of his Pilgrimage of Prayer. Tony our vicar arrived early and set up his music in the hall ready for collective worship. When the Archbishop arrived he was shown around the school and met children, staff and parents.
Once school began Tony started collective worship, sharing some of his songs with us. The our fabulous Sword Dancing Team put on a display for the Archbishop.
The service ended with a story and a song from the Archbishop.
We has a brilliant morning and felt really privildeged to be part of the pilgrimage.
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This year's Christmas Fayre was a huge success with each class taking responsibility for their own stall and producing things to sell. We had tree decorations, mugs, table decorations, cakes and refreshments plus the Bottle stall, Tombola and Raffle.
The amount raised was a staggering £1370 so many thanks to everyone who supported this.
On Friday 20th November the whole school went to church to celebrate our new starters. The Year 6 were perfect ambassadors for the school working closely with a reception child, finding out what they like and do not like and sharing some information about them.
It was lovely to see so many smiling faces at the front of the church.
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This was the second year that the school had entered the competition and the theme this year was 'The Tour de Yorkshire'. Because the cyclists had passed the school on the day and all the children were out, the school had a really good idea of what the event meant to them.
Miss Porter out artistic TA engaged the help of the children during breakfast club and all children in school were given a template of a person to complete. The end result was the school out along the road witnessing the cyclists as they whizzed past.
When voting started the school asked everyone connected to it to register their vote and we were pleased to find out that we had won this.
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A while back I was contacted by a man called Alex Harris who worked for CBBeebies radio and who wanted some confident, articulate, Year 3 children who could take part in his radio broadcast.
Madison, Alfie, Blake and Adelaide were chosen to spend the day at Flamborough Lighthouse, learning all about it and talking about the surrounding area.
Alex was most impressed with the children and they seemed to have a good, productive day!
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We have been very lucky to have Richard and Rob Traves along with Carol Coultas volunteer to come into school every Friday for the second half of the Autumn term to teach the Yr 3,4,5 children the ancient skill of Sword Dancing. They were so impressed with the enthusiasm of the children that a team were put together for the Boxing Day show.
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On the 13th November Mrs Blackburn and two of the JTAs (Junior Travel Ambassadors) Noah and Embla went to County Hall to pick up their Silver Modeshift Award. The school were extremely pleased to have gained this award in such a short space of time and would like to thank their Road Safety Officer- Damian Gunn who has had a lot of input into the school.
While they were there, they also learnt that they were the winners of the Film competition. The JTAs and a few others had made a film entitled 'The Joy of Cycling' where the children shared their enthusiasm in rhyming couplets. The school won a signed jersey from the Giro D'Italia Movistar Cycling Team and this sits proudly on the wall of their entrance area.
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Just before we broke up we had a Trick or Treat Bike Trail where children had to find clues and then solve a riddle to either receive a treat if correct or trick if incorrect. The benefit of the trail was to promote bike riding, work collaboratively in groups and to use brains to solve some very tricky riddles. The children worked well together and were excellent at sharing out the treats (maybe not the tricks as much!!)
We ended the day with a Halloween Disco after school.
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Our Harvest Festival took part on the 15th October. Due to the generosity of our parents, we were able to put together 55 Harvest boxes which were taken to the elderly in the village. We have had cards and letters of thanks from a number of people.
During the Harvest celebration, each class had a turn to perform in front of the rest of the school and parents who had attended.
Well done to everyone who took part, it was an excellent morning.
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The following week Yr 3 were treated to a visit from a Saxon!!! He was very fearsome and had lots of weapons with him!!
You can see from the photographs that the Yr 3 children also dressed up in the correct era and took part in a range of activities.
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On the 8th October Andy Watts came into school to run some inclusive sports for our children. We enjoy playing Boccia.
On 5th October Yr 4,5,&6 had an Egyptian Day! The children came to school dressed as Egyptians- the adults even got involved too. They were visited by an expert who told them all about Ancient Egypt and the children took part in a number of activities. This was a really enjoyable day.
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There have been very strange goings-on in Guillemots class!!! Firstly they mummified each other, learning about the ancient custom with some hands on experience. Then on Tuesday 22nd their classroom was transformed into a crypt!
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On Friday 18th September Gulls went to the Fire Station to have a look around and see the different parts of the building. The firemen were really helpful and the children were able to take part in a series of activities.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the day, they tested their strength and skills and learnt how to be part of a team.
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On Tuesday 15th September, Mrs Artley brought into school her pet tortoises and the baby tortoises for all the children to see. She explained to them how she looks after them, what they eat and what specialist equipment she needs to use. The children were all fascinated by these strange creatures!
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Last half term Keely Barraugh who is a specialist singing, dancing and drama teacher came into school a few afternoons a week to work with each class.
She gave each class a musical to work on and put together a small programme for the children which involved singing, dancing and drama.
We had a huge turn out of parents to this event and everyone I spoke to said how spectacular the show was. A huge thank you to Keely and we look forward to working with her next year.
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The whole school turned out to run around the feel in aid of Race for Life. This was organised into year groups and a medal was presented to everyone who took part. We also had trophies for the winners from each class.
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Thank you to the parents who came to find out about Literacy and to see what goes on in the classroom.
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E-safety talk by Mrs Leeson.
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On the first day back the children were treated to a concert from the School's Music Service. There were drums, guitars and a keyboard. They played us a selection of songs and explained how the instruments worked. Some of the children were given a chance to try to play the guitar.
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On Monday 20th April we were treated to a sneak preview of the Tour de Yorkshire trophy.
All of the children were able to have a good look at it and some of our older children who had been selected to cycle from the Spa were able to hold it.
Later that day they were interviewed by Viking Radio.
On the 27th April the school took part in its annual Tour de Flamborough. Lots of children took part in this and each class had a first second and third place. The winner was given a trophy and second and third place were awarded medals.
On the 29th April Lily and Dylan helped Damian to construct a huge aerial picture of a bike on the field. On the same day the group from before were interviewed by BBC Radio Humberside.
The exercise marathon had started and children were taking it in turn to cycle as much as possible so that they could complete the equivalence of the first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire.
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On the last day of term, the children were able to take part in an Easter Bonnet competition and parade. The bonnets were judged by Reverend Tony Patterson and the winners and runners up announced in church in an our end of term service.
Well done to Emilee and Brooke who were the runner ups. The winners were Robbie and Josh - well done- enjoy your prizes!
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On Wednesday 25th March half of the children in the school took part in an Easter Egg hunt on their bikes. In teams they had to read the clues to take them to different parts of the school where a number of letters were hidden. They had to collect their team's letters and rearrange them to spell out a message.
Year 3 and 4 put on a spectacular show all about their history topic of the Romans. The play was informative, entertaining and enlightening! Mrs Wardell and some of the other staff in school were pleasantly surprised at how confident the children had become. We had solos and duets plus group and whole class singing. The children brought the characters to life and had a brilliant time. They were a real credit.
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To raise money for Comic Relief, the children were able to come to school dressed in Red. They had also been buying red noses from the school office.
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On Thursday 26th February we decided to celebrate World Book Day with a huge bed time read!
The children were encouraged to come into school in either a costume for their favourite character or dressed in their PJs. We had mats all over the floor and in the first part of the morning, the children were able to read and share their favourite books. They then watched an episode of Jackanory where they were told two stories - The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom.
After this they had a crumpet and a drink of hot chocolate, before going into class to continue with a range of activities.
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On Thursday 12th February our Friends of Flamborough organised a Valentines Disco for the children. Nearly every child in the school attended and took part in games and activities. There was a range of refreshments for the children too.
On Tuesday 3rd February, we had a visit from GIST who came to explain road safety from the point of view of a driver.
We have a new Road safety team consisting of -
Eddie, Dru, Brooke, Flo, Kyra, Jess, Honei and Angel. They will be carrying out a number of surveys as well and helping to develop road safety in school.
On Monday 26th January Damian Gunn came to school to take an assembly on seat belt safety. He discussed the effects of not wearing a seatbelt along with a host of props to illustrate his point. The team helped with this assembly.
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Monday 12th January Rachel Bannister from the RNLI came in to give a talk to the children about the History of the RNLI in the first world war as well as up to date information. The children listened to the talk and were also able to take part in some drama activities to go with this.
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On Thursday 8th January- some ladies from county came in to deliver scooter training to our Yr 2 pupils. They learnt how to brake safely, ride in a circle and ride in and out of cones. The children were given a talk about safe scootering and they received a leaflet, colouring sheet, reflective star and a certificate.
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This year we have looked at how to improve our outdoor learning and how to make the most of our wonderful school grounds. Each class has had the opportunities to offer ideas and has done some of their work outside. Here are a few examples of what we have been doing so far this term.
At the beginning of term Puffin class went on a senses walk. They had to use their ears, eyes and noses to explore the outside area and school grounds and this has helped them in their writing descriptions.
In year 6 the children came up with links to the curriculum and how you can use the outside area to conduct lessons such as science lessons on forces by using the play equipment and maths lessons using the playground markings. They also had suggestions for how to renovate the areas by making a herb garden just outside their area or how to split up the planters so that each class can have something to plant and grow.
The year 2 children explored the outside area with a link to their habitats project. This has helped them to explore different shelters and they made their very own hedgehog house.
The children in year 5 decided that they wanted to renovate the outdoor area by clearing up the wildlife garden and cleaning the signs. They even painted the gate and the pagoda. They spent nearly a whole day outside and the difference they have made to the area is fantastic.
Kittiwakes were busy clearing out the planters one cold Monday morning of this term when they discovered a .............................................SKELETON!!!!
The class readily took on the role of amateur archaeologists as they carefully excavated the site. They have been transported back into history through this and have lots of things to tell.....just ask them!
Mrs Shaw has been really busy this year clearing up and renovating the wildlife area. She has weeded, planted, painted and redesigned areas within the garden.
We are also very grateful to her as she has run a gardening club for the younger children.
We have also invested in some new play equipment outside.
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