Nether Kellet Community Primary School

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22nd February 20
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What we have all been up to recently!

 For details of individual classes please click on the tabs on the left.

Debbie from NISCU came in to talk to us about how it is often important to stop and listen or think in our lives.

Every year group in school has had a chance to visit the Life Education Bus and meet Harold. We learnt a lot about our bodies and how to keep them healthy. 

We have been busy harvesting swede and parsnips from our school garden. Chestnut Class then made and taste tested some soup using them.

Last week, the children enjoyed learning about Muslim communities, especially in Pakistan. Yazi did a whole school assembly where she dressed up Mrs Sharpe and some of the children in tradiditonal dress and described what might happen at a wedding. Yazi then spent an hour with each class doing a range of different activities. You can find pictures of these activities in the individual class pages.

Thank you to all the family, friends and local people who came along to hear us sing Christmas songs and play the instruments that we have been learning this term. We hope you all enjoyed it!

All the children (and staff!) really enjoyed the NISCU Christmas puppet show this year. 

We are all looking festive in our Christmas jumpers today!

Well done Key Stage 2 on your brilliant performance of Lights, Camel Action 2! The Sequin.

Chestnut Class and Oak Class performed wonderfully in Whoops-A-Daisy Angel this week. You all acted and sang brilliantly!

Thank you to everyone who has donated Boxes of Hope or any items to go with them. For more information on Boxes of Hope Cumbria, please visit

Our very own Grace has won a colouring competition for St John's Hospice and her design has been used as a label for a Christmas pudding! Well done Grace!

Sophie deserves a big 'well done' for giving up chocloate and sweets for a whole week to earn money for CancerCare. She raised a whopping £65! 

Thank you to all of the parents who spent the afternoon enjoying maths with us on Wednesday. We hope that you and your children now have lots of ideas about how to learn mathematical skills in a fun way.

Congratulations to all of our new school councillors who were voted in this year.

Years 1-6 really enjoyed watching a performance of Alice in Wonderland. There was a lot of singing, dancing and laughter all round.

Congratulations to last year's junior football team for winning the league.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in pictures of their children reading in unusual places over the summer. We will make a display out of them all in school and many of them are here for you to see. 

We had a wonderful morning playing with our toys!

We had a very exciting (and wet!) water fight to celebrate the end of the year.

As usual, we had a fantastic day out at the Lake District for our end of year trip. We got the boat to Wray castle from Ambleside and had a fantastic explore and play in the adventure playground, as well as some scavenger hunts and time to sketch. After lunch, we then took a longer boat ride to Brockholes and had more time to play, go to the beach and have a look in the shop.

Well done to everyone who took part in sport's day. We all had a fantastic afternoon and the competition was very close, with only 10 points between 1st and 4th places. The parents also did a wonderful job with the egg and spoon race and the toddlers enjoyed their running race.

This week we had a Growth Mindset Day, in which all members of staff ran different and interesting sessions for the children to choose from. We had all sorts of activities, from yoga and art to computing and cricket. Here are just a few pictures from the day.

A huge well done to the children who took part in the theatre evening at the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster. They planned their own routine based on working together and performed it very well.

We had a fantastic assembly with Paul Jenkins who performed some of his poems for us. He then went to each class individually to do a workshop.

Thank you to everyone who entered a photograph into our photo competition. The below letter outlines all the winners and runners up for all categories and you can view larger copies of these photos underneath.

We are celebrating all the entries on our display board by the KS2 exit door. Feel free to have a look at the display next time you're in school.

Everbody made an effort to dress up as a character from a book or film to celebrate Storytelling Week and our theme "Lights, Camera, Action!"

Beech and Sycamore Classes had a fantastic day creating masks and practising parts that culminated in a wonderful performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. They all performed incredibly, especially as it was all done in one day!

Muslim teacher, Imran Kotwal, lead a whole school assembly about Islam and the 5 Pillars of Islam. Imran then did workshops in indidivdual classrooms to teach us more about Islam. Look at our class pages to find out what we learned.

On Tuesday we welcomed lots of parents, grandparents and villagers for an afternoon of tea, mince pies and Christmas carols.

Everyone joined in with our Christmas lunch on Tuesday. It was very festive with crackers and everyone wearing Christmas jumpers.

Thank you to NISCU who came to school today to give us all an entertaining Christmas puppet show.

Congratulations to everyone who performed in the Christmas performances on Thursday. They were both wonderful and you all did extremely well to learn all your lines and perform them in such a fantastic way.

Beech Class children enjoyed showing lots of visitors around school on our open afternoon and Macmillan coffee afternoon.

Thank you to everyone who came to watch our Harvest assembly and brought donations.

Over the summer holidays, the children were asked to send in a picture of themselves reading in unusual and wonderful places. Some people had some extremely imaginative ideas!

On Wednesday, every member of staff ran a different activity for the children to choose from and be inspired by. They had the opportunity to: play basketball, volleyball and football; practise their yoga and circus skills; create structures, dens, artwork, pottery, slime, origami, movies and cars; sew and weave; cook and bake; dance and create a drama piece; learn about bees and toast marshmallows on a fire.

Well done to the children who took part in the Nether Kellet Field Day fell race.

Debbie from NISCU did a whole school assembly and then talked to Year 6 about their transition to high school.

The children enjoyed taking part in the Sports Reach whole school assembly.

Everybody had a wonderful sports afternoon. Well done Yellow house for winning the trophy, although everyone put in lots of effort and should be proud of themselves.

Well done to the Beech Class children who completed the Scafell Pike challenge.

A huge thank you to Kev Brown for coming into school and talking to all the classes about rugby and inspiring us to work hard at what we enjoy.

Beech Class have been learning some new playground games and have been helping the younger ones to learn them too.

Chestnut Class and Oak Class had a visit from vets and animals. They really enjoyed saying hello to the animals and learning about how to care for them.

The whole school enjoyed their 'Crowns, Conquests and Castles' theme day this week. Everyone worked in their colour groups doing an activity in each classroom. 

The children made some fantastic woven crowns with Mrs Steele. They worked as a team with children from different classes helping each other.

Mrs Perry taught the children how to make castle pictures with moving parts.

Mrs Bowker led each group on different parts of a quest to rescue Mr Taylor from a dragon!

Mrs Starr ran a knight school, along with shield making and jousting!

Oak and Chestnut Classes had a great day out at Carlisle Castle. They loved seeing the portcullis and the cannon in particular.

We had a great World Book Day this week and everyone's castle themed costumes were brilliant! Beech Class enjoyed sharing books with Chestnut Class and Sycamore Class had a great time reading to Oak Class.

The whole school had a fantastic time playing in the snow this week. It doesn't happen very often here so we made the most of it!

Our Judo club members did a fantastic demonstration for us in assembly this week. 

Chestnut Class and Oak Class had a very enjoyable Christmas party. They even had a visitor who gave them each a Christmas present!

The children enjoyed singing to the local people from around Nether Kellet this afternoon.

We all really enjoyed our Christmas lunch yesterday.

Well done everyone on your fab performances in the play!

The whole school had a visit from Sola, a Nigerian story teller. The following pictures and videos are clips from the story he told us where lots of animals had a dancing competition. There are some fantastic snakes and buffalo performing their dances!

As part of the Art Trail in the local area, our artwork was displayed in Juicafe in the centre of Lancaster.

The whole school enjoyed their explore of Wray Castle and Brockholes.

We all had a fantastic boogie at our summer outdoor disco!

Well done to our pupils, both past and present, who have completed the 3 peaks challenge.

Here are some pictures of the children during our sponsored sporty day. Well done everyone!

This is just a few photos from our theme day. We had a great time fire making, treasure hunting, code writing and boat sailing.

Mrs Sharpe and Mrs Wren's group enjoyed their visit to Heaves Farm.

Year 5 and 6 children played in a handball competition against local schools.  The team played extremely well and won the competition!

We received some fantastic responsibility posters for our poster competition. These will now be on display around school to remind us to be responsible.

An African storyteller came to school and worked with the whole school in assemblies and in individual classrooms.

As part of our theme, we had some visitors in school who taught us a few things about China. We all had a try at Kung Fu, even some of the staff! 

Key Stage 2 learnt about Syrian refugees.

We had a wonderful Judo assembly with some great demonstrations.

Some children from Oak Class and Chestnut Class went to Carnforth High School for their multi skills sports day. Everyone involved had a great time.

Oak class and Chestnut class had a lovely time at South Lakes Safari Zoo. We saw lots of animals, acted out the nativity and even saw Father Christmas, who gave us a present each.

The whole school enjoyed their Christmas lunch!

Wow! Look who came to visit!

Key Stage 1 had a fantastic time at their Christmas Party.

Oak Class and Chestnut Class had a great time in their forest school afternoon.

The whole school had a great earth, wind and fire theme day.

When the children visited Sycamore class they experienced 'Earth' with a treasure hunt around the garden and then using their finds to create a face.

Everybody experienced 'Wind' in Beech Class by using the big parachute and making their own parachutes to save their toys.

Chestnut classroom was all about 'Fire' with them all trying to make their own fire. They then made one fire and enjoyed toasting their own marshmallows on it.

Our Year 1-6 trip to Borwick Hall was fantastic, giving every child a chance to experience new things and challenge themselves.

Chestnut Class

Sycamore Class

Beech Class

The whole school had a great day on our school trip this week. We got the coach to Ambleside and then the boat to Wray castle where lots of us did some sketching and we all had a good play. We then got the boat to Brockholes where we explored, had a scavenger hunt, some of us had a bit of a paddle and we all played some more! 

Well done to all children who played for the Kellet Cup!

Well done to our 4 Year 5/6 children, their parents and our very own Mrs Bowker for completing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge.

We had a very enjoyable day on Monday, with all the children moving around school in their house groups and exploring food from different continents.

In Oak class the children enjoyed playing music, tasting noodles, using the computers for research and painting lovely blossom trees.

The children spent their time in Beech classroom thinking about European foods and coming up with their own raps. Watch the videos below to see some of them!

In Chestnut classroom the children were making, decorating and eating pancakes. They also had pancake races!

In Sycamore classroom the children made lots of artwork using oil pastels and watercolour paint.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the fantastic £149.10 that was raised for Children in Need. We all wore our pyjamas to school and held a wonderful talent show.

We all had a fantastic day dressing up as our favourite film characters and actors!

Look at what we have all helped to grow in our school garden this year!

Famous children's author, Wes Magee, visited our school and inspired us all with poetry. We learned some of his poems and composed our own. Each class worked with Wes to compose a class poem. The children performed their poems in an assembly at the end of the day; adding actions to bring their poem to life.

Wes wrote a letter to school to say thank you for organising his visit. He added that "Everyone was supportive and I thought the children were most attentive, responsive, enthusiastic, and hard-working. A really excellent day!"


Mad science:

We were all very sad to say goodbye to Mrs Lamb.

The end of year water fight:

Mad Science:

After lunch play today we all gathered in the playground for the official opening of our new climbing frame. All the staff, encouraged by the children, were the first to have a play on it.

We had a very exciting and unusual visitor to school this morning, his name was Rex and he had escaped from his owner. We all left our Singing Assembly to help go and find him in our school grounds.

We had a fantastic whole school trip to the Lake District. After we got off the coach we walked to Cockshott Point on the shore of Windermere where we did some sketching and explored the shore. 

Next, the boat trip to Brockhole. 

After our picnic lunch at Brockhole we did different activities in our class groups.

Also we had a play on the wonderful adventure play equipment.

The staff, some out of their comfort zone, were encouraged by the children to join in the fun. 

Race for Life

The Race for Life was a great success, every child in school ran or walked two miles with some extra keen runners managing up to six miles. Well done everyone!
Total raised so far is an amazing £805!

Sports Day...

Victor from Junk4funk worked with each class to produce a musical instrument made out of junk. Chestnut, Sycamore and Beech class made guitars and Oak class make shakers. He then showed the children how to play the instruments. At the end of the afternoon, there was an assembly to share what everyone had done. 

On Friday 20th March, we had a Space day. We dressed up in “space” costumes and worked in our colour groups for the day. 
First of all, we all went outside to watch the eclipse. It was a little bit cloudy, but every so often, the cloud thinned, giving us a really good view of the moon moving over the sun. It got dark and really, really cold!
Once we were in our colour groups, we moved around the classes learning about different aspects of light and space. 
In Oak class we learned about Voyager 1 and recreated it using junk modelling. 
In Chestnut class we found out about life on the space station and did lots of activities involving food!
In Sycamore class we investigated light and used prisms to create rainbows.
In Beech class we created our own models of aliens and sang some space themed songs.  
It was a very exciting day and the older children worked fantastically with the younger children. 

Take a look at some of the displays from around school ...

Andy Tooze


The whole school enjoyed a fun day with poet Andy Tooze.  He performed his poetry and so did we.  We all composed our own poems linked with our whole school theme of journeys.  We performed them in a celebration assembly at the end of the day!

Our new school bookmark gives advice and ideas on how you can help your child with their reading and comprehension...