Recent News 2017-2018


Wednesday 11th April

What a great day we had at Hawse End Outdoor Centre, Keswick today! Lots of Key Stage 2 children and their parents, with Mrs Shankland, enjoyed a day orienteering, ghyll scrambling, archery and problem solving in lovely sunshine as part of the Family Learning experiences on offer to schools.

Tuesday 10th April

How proud are we of Luke Greenbank, one of our ex pupils, who today was a member of Team England - Commonwealth Games Men's 4x100 Medley Relay silver medal team! Here's Luke, second from the left with team mates Adam Peaty, James Guy and Ben Proud. His mum, Martha Greenbank is one of our STAs in school and all the family are on the Gold Coast supporting Luke, just as they have done since he started swimming with Cockermouth Swimming Club as a young child. A great day for the Greenbank family......Tokyo here he comes!!

Tuesday 27th March

Some Year 2 children, Miss Robinson, Mrs Greenbank and Mrs Shankland attended the Bright Stars Young Enterprise Award ceremony at Energus. Well done to all Year 2 children for their great effort in turning £50 into £800!

Monday 26th March

We had a lovely Easter service in Christchurch attended by family and friends.

Friday 23rd March

Our KABS Easter Fayre was a great success. There were lots of games for the children to play to win Easter eggs; an egg-dump, a parade of Easter bonnets, decorated eggs, a cake-stall and a raffle. 

Friday 16th March

Mr McNichol and Mr Rooney from Rotary came to present prizes for the Poetry Writing Competition. Samson was first in school with Faye coming second. Samson was then awarded a book token for coming second overall from the nine consortium schools in Cockermouth. He read out to everyone his great poem!

Friday 9th March

Alex, Che and Godfrey came to assembly to talk about the work being done this week through the church as part of their 'Moving Mountains' project. Children from KS2 talked to everyone about their experiences at All Saints Church yesterday.

Tuesday 6th March

Take a look at Year 2 and their advert for our Bright Stars Business. Button pictures are still on sale until Monday 12th March.

Family mounted - £5

Family framed- £9

Year 6 mounted - £6

Year 6 framed - £10

Please see Miss Robinson if you are interested.


Thursday 22nd February

Year 1 had a lovely trip to the New Bookshop to collect their new text for this half term's literacy work. They had some great stories read to them too! They even had a chat with the man from United Utilities about repairing drains then Mr Dobie showed everyone where the Rivers Cocker and Derwent meet in town.

Friday 9th February

Year 2 would like to thank everyone who attended their Coffee Afternoon to support their Bright Stars bussiness venture. Here are a few pictures, but take a look at Class 4's special events page to see more.

Monday 5th February

Fun in the snow!

Thursday 1st February

Our mixed football team from Year 5/6 performed well in the local Cockermouth Cocnsortium Football Tournament

Tuesday 16th January

Another great session for Reception at Forest School

Thursday 25th January

A day in the life of a Headteacher....picking up dog poo adjacent to the main office door. Thank you to the negligent owner for letting this happen!

Friday 19th January

School Council did a great job interviewing the prospective candidates for the role of Headteacher and received stickers in assembly 

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Reception had a great time in the forest this week making owls out of fir cones and building homes for them

Wednesday 20th December

Well done to all these children who were presented today with 100% attendance certificates for the Autumn term. A great achievement and let's see if they can keep it up all year!

Wednesday 20th December

Carols Round the Tree was well attended, putting everyone in the Christmas mood and a lovely way to end the term.

Tuesday 19th December

KABs held their Christmas discos tonight . Everyone who came had a great time

Tuesday 19th December

We had a lovely Christmas lunch today. Lots of visitors came including Directors, volunteers and sports coaches and they enjoyed coffee and mince pies afterwards. A huge thank you to Mrs Farley and her team for the wonderful school meals we enjoy all year round, not just at Christmas.

Monday 18th December

Friday 15th December

It was the dress rehearsal for our nativity today, 'The Midwife Crisis' which was performed to our biggest invited audience ever! They were all superstars!

Friday 15th December

It was the Nursery nativity today, 'Shine Star Shine' which was performed for parents and friends. They really were all 'bright stars shining' and gave a super performance.

Friday 15th December

Today was Christmas jumper day, raising money for Save the Children Fund whilst having lots of fun!

Thursday 14th December

We had a lovely Christmas service in Christchurch today. Every class performed either a poem or song and there were lots of parents and friends there too.

Tuesday 12th December

A lady came from The Woodland Trust to talk to all the children about looking after the beautiful world and environment we are fortunate to live in..

Tuesday 12th December

The choir sang on Isel Ward at Cockermouth Cottage Hospital. They all performed brilliantly and the residents enjoyed their visit.

Friday 8th December

Well done to children in Year 5 and 6 who have received their pen licences today. To receive this they have to write consistently in joined up writing, at length, in all areas of the curriculum and take pride in the presentation of all written work. A great achievement!

Friday 8th December

We're all busy practising for the nativity 'The Midwife Crisis' and the rehearsals are going really well! Well done everyone!

Monday 4th December

'Churches Together' came and shared their special massage about the birth of Jesus. We loved having them as part of our Monday assembly worship!

Thursday 30th December

We held a very successful Christmas fayre, raising £821 for school funds and at the same time having a lovely, sociable evening!

Thursday 23rd November

A huge thank you to The Punchbowl Community pub for their kind donation to school which we have used to buy additional I Pads for the classrooms. It's very much appreciated.

Thursday 23rd November

Mr Strachan accompanied the choir at The Welfare Hall in the village last night to support their Christmas Fayre. They sang beautifully and enjoyed taking part in the fun afterwards!

Tuesday 21st November

Today the School Council followed the journey of the 44 shoe boxes we collected for Operation Christmas Child from the school office to the final stages of their delivery to Belarus. They visited one of the collection depots in Keswick to see the process that all the boxes go through. It was really interesting and they got to sort some boxes out and meet the Mayor of Keswick who presented them each with a certificate.

Sunday 19th November

There's a new Junior 2K Parkrun event in Keswick so some of our younger runners, plus our Head Girl Jessica who is an experienced full 5K Parkrunner, took part on a very cold and frosty Sunday morning. Some good times were achieved so well done to everyone!

Friday 17th November 

We had a fantastic day raising money for Children in Need. The children paid £1.00 each to come to school dressed in anything spotty.  We held a ‘One minute of Fame’ talent show in the afternoon  - there were lots of very entertaining acts! Finally, Pudesy arrived along with Radio Cumbria and a small group of children were interviewed. The interview is available to listen to on iplayer for up to 30 days. 

Thursday 3rd November

Reception have started going to Forest School. These are just a selection of pictures...have a look in 'Curriculum' and then 'Forest School'

Thursday 19th October

Fun and games at the KABS Hallowe'en Disco with lots of ghosts and ghouls!!


Sunday 15th October

Children and villagers taking part in the Countryside Ramble in aid of Children in Need

Thursday 12th October

More fun in the forest with Year 6....Connor's looking very chilled! Den building and creating creatures with a focus on their adaptations for forest living.


Friday 6th October

We held a lovely Harvest assembly in Christchurch today, led by Reception. They shared their experience of making vegetable soup with everyone and how important it is to share and be grateful for the food we enjoy every day.

Thursday 28th September

More adventures in the Forest today with Year 6. The theme was birds and their beak adaptations which enable them to feed in the forest. There was also den building and a night line to follow, building up trust and reliance on friends.

Thursday 14th September

Year 6 had a great time on their first visit to our Forest School at Wythop. It was great to see Ms Ford too who is still leading our sessions this year!

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