Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7LE

Telephone: 015395 58434

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Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7LE

Telephone: 015395 58434

admin@flookburgh.cumbria.sch.uk

See below a flavour of the wonderful things our children get up to:

Outdoor Art Presentation

After a whole term exploring our learning theme of ‘Out & About’, today we opened our doors to exhibit all of our outdoor arts and crafts. We also got to share flowers and produce from our thriving allotment. Everyone left impressed with what our creative and green fingered children had managed to achieve!

Morecambe Bay Partnership Dance Performance

After working with a visiting choreographer for several weeks, today Class 4 ventured off to Morecambe to take part in the Gone Fishin’ dance performance alongside three other regional schools. We recreated cockling through our movements, rhythmically digging and sifting through silt. In between rehearsals and the final performance, we may have had time to have fun on the adventure playground on the promenade…!

To see our dance in action, please watch this mini documentary of the afternoon’s event.

https://vimeo.com/279839673

Big Sing 

Just before half-term, the Choir Club took part in the regional Big Sing event at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal. We put on a wonderfully choreographed performance of our solo song, All Through History, before joining children from Cartmel, Allithwaite, Stramongate and Milnthorpe for the group performance of The Tempest. We all thoroughly enjoyed this experience, and did really well not to let our nerves get the better of us in front of such a large audience!

A huge thank you to Mrs. Stanbrook from the Cumbria Music Hub in helping us to learn the songs and routines!

Poetry Competition

Earlier this year, one of our Year 4 pupils entered the Wordsworth Young Poets’ Competition. After receiving over 200 entries, the judges selected Lily’s poem as one of the seven ‘Highly Commended’ runners-up! Lily attended the award ceremony at Rydal Mount (accompanied by little sister Holly!) where she was presented with a certificate and poetry anthology by Christopher Wordsworth, a descendant of William Wordsworth himself! Everyone at Flookburgh CofE Primary School is proud of Lily’s fantastic achievement, and we all enjoyed hearing her recite her poem in our Celebration Assembly this week! Read her entry for yourself below:

Deep Deep Waters

A long, slimy eel,
A fat, adorable seal,
Deep, deep waters.

A scaly, blue tail,
An old, rotten sail,
Deep, deep waters.

An elegant, spotty ray,
A distant, sandy bay,
Deep, deep waters.

A fresh, shiny oyster,
An emerald, vicious lobster,
Deep, deep waters.

A prickly, miniature urchin,
An admirable, patterned fin,
Deep, deep waters.

Children in Need

Today we all had the choice to come into school wearing our own clothes if we gave a donation of £1 to Children in Need. Thank-you to all of those who took part and donated their spare change also; we managed to raise a total of £81.50! Our funds will be sent off to this very worthwhile charity next week.

Meeting Prince Charles

On Thursday, all the children from Classes 2 to 4 had a day out to visit the wonders of the Westmorland County Show. The Class 4 group were very lucky to meet none other than HRH The Prince of Wales! Speaking to the children, Prince Charles recommended that they try some of the locally produced gingerbread from the nearby stall. Thank you to Mrs. Pearson for capturing this moment for us!

For more photographs of this trip, please visit the events page shortly!

Mothering Sunday Posies

This afternoon, the children in Class 4 were joined by Mrs. Mardon. She helped the children to make posies using fresh flowers; these were made to celebrate Mothering Sunday. Once they were completed, James, Kaitlin and Liberty took the posies and some homemade cards to distribute amongst the residents of Bridge House. This act of kindness was very much appreciated by all of the recipients!

CHETI Update

Last term, we invited the families of Flookburgh to donate items for the CHETI school programme, a charitable scheme aiming to provide free education for the children of the Arusha district in Tanzania. We were thrilled this week to receive pictures of the children in Tanzania receiving all of your donations. It is clear to see that these items have made the children of CHETI School very happy, so thank you to all those who donated for making this possible.

To find out more about the CHETI programme, visit their website here.

Marking Remembrance Day

At 11am today, we came together with the rest of the nation to observe a two minutes’ silence to mark Armistice Day. All classes have focussed on the meaning of this event across the past week, helping our children to contemplate the importance of Remembrance. We have linked our thoughts to our current Christian Value of Forgiveness, but we have come to realise that we also feel both thankful and humbled over the sacrifices of others.

Each class has prepared a different craft to add to our whole school Remembrance Display. All children have been encouraged to consider the meaning of the poppy symbol and the nature of sacrifice, and as a result have shared some quite poignant thoughts.

Class 4:

  • Poppies remind us of the people who fought for us in the war.
  • In the battlefield, after the war had happened, poppies grew. Poppies are red to remind us of the soldiers’ blood.

Class 3:

  • Poppies help us to remember people that died in the war. They are heroes.
  • We do a two minute silence to show respect and help us think about the people who died for our freedom.

Class 2:

  • Remembering those who died. Forgiving those who fought against us.
  • We are remembering brave people.

Class 1:

  • Thank you for keeping us safe.
  • Sorry you had to die for us.

Mr. Milner Assembly

On Tuesday we were visited once again by Mr. Milner, who gave us a very interesting assembly all about Beatrix Potter. Despite not being from Cumbria, Beatrix fell in love with our local area and took inspiration from our beautiful landscapes for her literary endeavours. Mr. Milner demonstrated how Beatrix sketched using charcoal and painted with watercolours. One of her stories was even inspired by a visit to Grange-over-Sands just down the road! Hopefully our children will now realise that the world all around us is a brilliant place from which to seek inspiration when writing their stories and creating pieces of wonderful artwork!

Cumbria Flood Appeal Donation

In March this year, all of our children undertook a sponsored walk taking in the local scenery between school, Sandgate and Cark. Images from this day can be found on the event page here. The aim of our walk was to raise money for the Cumbria Flood Appeal following the catastrophic floods which struck many parts of the region in January. We are proud to announce that our children (and wider community) managed to raise a tremendous sum of £727.50. This donation was gratefully accepted on behalf of the Cumbria Flood Appeal by Mr. Tony Burbridge in this week’s Celebration Assembly. Mr. Burbridge informed us of the importance of donations such as ours, and how they are going a long way to help restore the lives of those affected by flood damage.

Our children have demonstrated just how compassionate they are, and the staff and governors of Flookburgh CofE Primary are extremely proud of what they have achieved.

Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration

To celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday, FOFS organised and held a special Afternoon Tea Party for the local community. Thanks to their hard work the event was a massive success, raising over £300 for our school. To find out more about this special occasion, visit the event page here!

A Visitor from Ghana!

Following on from Mrs. Brown’s visit to Ghana last May, we invited the Headteacher of the Ghanaian school, Sonia Conliffe-Yakung, to come and see what the children of Flookburgh CofE Primary School get up to on day-to-day basis. Our Collective Worship had been about how the hope offered by God can allow light into our lives; Mrs. Conliffe-Yakung then highlighted this as a parallel with beliefs in her school, where their motto is ‘Show the Light‘. This brought home that even though we come from lands thousands of miles apart, we are joined by a common faith and that we are all a part of a global community.

After Collective Worship, Mrs. Conliffe-Yakung went on a tour of all the classes in our school to discover how our children learn. At the end of her visit, Mrs. Conliffe-Yakung commented on how welcoming all the members of our school community had been to her and that she had enjoyed her visit. In return, we would like to thank her for all her Ghanaian gifts, especially the chocolate!

To discover more about Mrs. Conliffe-Yakung’s school, DEKS Educational Institute, visit its website here.

 

 

 

 

 

School Announcements

Spring Term Dates 2020

The school will be closed from 2pm on Friday the 18th December for the start of the Christmas holidays.

School re-opens for the beginning of the Spring term on Tuesday 5th January 2021 at 9.00am.