Whitby Assembly

Watch our Whitby assembly and see some of the things we learnt.

(Please note, we had a technical difficulty half way though filming so there is a small section missing – sorry!)

Claret & Amber Day 2017

Today we asked children and staff to come to school wearing Claret & Amber to commemorate the anniversary of the Bradford City fire.  We asked for donations of £1 to raise money for the BCFC Burns Unit.  We are pleased to say we raised £512.21 for the appeal.  Thanks to all who supported us.









We are incredibly proud of our Year 6 children this week.  They have approached their SATs with maturity and fantastic positive attitudes.  The children and staff have all worked very hard over the year and were rewarded today with cakes and buns donated by a parent (Thanks Mrs T!) and a delivery from Mrs Stanworth and Mrs Patterson from Krispy Kreme!






















Well done everyone! We are very proud of you all.
Mrs P x

Y4 Whitby Residential – Day Four

The children slept well and have had another big cooked breakfast. They have a busy day planned and the sun is shining again. They are aiming to arrive back at school at about 3pm but we will send text updates once they are on their way.

A message from William – Happy Birthday Mum!






The children left Sneaton Castle this morning to head to Sandsend

The children have spent the morning on the beach at Sandsend







































The children have left Sandsend to begin their journey home

A few more photos from today of the children on the beach at Sandsend…



































And starting the journey home…






The children have had an unforgettable week. They have been an absolute credit to the school and have received many many compliments from people in Whitby about their lovely manners and behaviour. We are so proud of them.

A huge thank you to our amazing staff who made the trip possible. Our children have made lots of Happy Memories – one of our school aims that is very important to us.
Thank you to everyone who has commented on our blog and twitter – I am so glad that you all enjoyed the photos, texts and tweets!

Have a great weekend

Mrs P x

Y4 Whitby Residential – Day Three

Morning! The children slept well last night and were ready for another huge cooked breakfast when they woke up.














The children are spending the day in Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay again today. It looks like its going to be another beautiful sunny day for them.

The Whitby Group










The Robin Hood’s Bay group

At the old coastguard station learning about waves, wind, tides and erosion. Then time to explore the interactive activities and a quiz. There are rock pool creatures to look at, an area to explore making waves, information about how the moon controls the waves, and an area to explore the damage strong winds can have on the coast.














These children have found Captain Cook’s ship – The Endeavour

More fun at the coastguard station…































Time to spend some money in the gift shop

The park






Captain Cook Research and exploring the landmarks in Whitby














Robin Hood’s Bay










Time for an ice cream at Robin Hood’s Bay

199 steps done in record time by some of 4HI

More photos from Robin Hood’s bay










Lunch from the chip shop






Fun on the beach and the first crab!































Fun in the park


























The children had a wonderful treat tonight – they were taken on a sight seeing tour of Whitby on an open-topped bus. The views were stunning, especially as the sun started to set.

The children are all asleep now after yet another fun-filled day. Everyone is having a wonderful time and they have been very lucky with the weather.
Hope you are all enjoying the updates – Goodnight!
Mrs P x

Y4 Whitby Residential – Day Two

Good morning everyone!  The children slept well last night and are currently tucking into a huge full English breakfast to set them up for the day.














We start today’s blog with a message from one of the children.  Finley would like to say a huge ‘Happy Birthday’ to his dad. x

Setting off from Sneaton Castle this morning. Half of the children will be spending the day in Whitby and the other children are going to Robin Hood’s Bay.










Robin Hood’s Bay Coast Guard Museum
Listening to a talk about local geology then exploring the town to learn about its history.






It really is a beautiful day in Whitby today!

Finding out about Captain Cook









199 Steps!


Then time for lunch outside the church overlooking the sea










The Abbey

Time for ice cream before the long walk to the museum









Fun at the park










Lunchtime at the Whitby Museum






Learning lots about the coast at the Coastguard Station






















It’s a beautiful day for sketching at Robin Hood’s Bay






More fun on the beach looking for fossils and crabs.






















Have to have chips at the seaside!














More exploring…

More pictures from earlier today


















Teatime tonight was fish and chips followed by jam sponge and custard! Sneaton Castle are looking after our children very well!














This evening the children spent some time working on their diaries














There was time for a story before bedtime






The children have had a wonderful day! The sun has shone and they have walked miles. They were very tired so were all asleep quickly when they got into bed.

Hope you have enjoyed the updates – See you tomorrow!
Mrs P x

Y4 Whitby Residential – Day One

Our Year 4 children are going to be spending the rest of the week in Whitby on their residential. We will be blogging and tweeting photos of them so their families can see what adventures they are having.  (Click on the small thumbnail pictures to expand them.)

And they are off!

10.46am The children have just had a toilet stop at Thirsk and are now on their way to Staithes.

12.00 The children have arrived in Staithes and are having their lunch











Staithes – the children have been exploring the village and finding Captain Cook’s Cottage. Then there was time on the beach.  A Sandcastle Competition was held with some creative entries!














































Going through the Dog Loup – Yorkshire’s smallest alleyway!










4S were excited when a resident showed them a slow worm!






Lobster pots

Looking for mermaids






The children have had an amazing time at the RNLI Lifeboat Station at Staithes.  They have been learning all about how many rescues they do and how it is all funded by donations. The new lifeboat coast £250,000!!! The tractor is vital part of the RNLI, without it the crew cannot launch the lifeboat.


















Some of the staff were given the chance to be a lifeguard!

More photographs from today at Staithes



































The children were ready for their dinner!














Well the first day is over. They have all had a fantastic time and have enjoyed the Best Dressed Teddy Competition tonight. After singing Happy Birthday to Sam, they had a drink and some biscuits before heading off to bed.

Easter 2017

We had a fantastic countdown to Easter with Easter Bonnet, decorate an egg and Name the Bunny competitions.
Evie in 4S won the Name the Bunny Competition – she called her Rose!

The Rec/KS1 Winners of the Easter Bonnet competition

RG – Alfie
RW – Isabella
1N – Oscar
1S – Samuel
2E – Isabelle
2BN – Sam

The KS2 Winners and Runners-Up of the Decorate an Egg competition

Y3 – Winner – Felicity Runner-Up – Zack
Y4 – Winner – Tia Runner-Up – Daniel
Y5 – Winner – Toby Runner-Up – Emily
Y6 – Winner – Lewis Runner-Up – James

Here are the entries for the KS2 Decorate an Egg Competition.
3RO Decorate an Egg Competition on PhotoPeach
3W Decorate an Egg Competition on PhotoPeach
4S Decorate an Egg Competition on PhotoPeach
4HI Decorate an Egg Competition on PhotoPeach
5C Decorate an Egg Competition on PhotoPeach
5KC Decorate an Egg Competition on PhotoPeach
Y6 Decorate an Egg Competition on PhotoPeach

And the winners are…..
Easter Winners! on PhotoPeach

Well done to everyone who took part in our celebrations. We hope you all had a great time making your wonderful creations.
Happy Easter!

Performance Poetry Assembly

We have had Poetry Week, with a focus on learning a piece of Performance Poetry off by heart!
We really enjoyed learning our poems and were very excited to share them with everyone by performing in assembly.
Which poem is your favourite?

Red Nose Day Parody Songs

Our children at Thackley are wonderful singers so we set them the challenge of writing their own version of a song for Red Nose Day (in their own time). Here is what they produced – I think we have some budding song writers in our midst!!