World Book Day 2017

To celebrate World Book Day 2017 we took part in a number of events throughout the week. There was a visit from the author, Meg Cowley who held an illustration workshop for Classes 3 and 4. Pupils in Classes 1 and 2 visited Northowram Library where they learned about the wonderful books on offer in the library. Each Class then built a special ‘Book Door’ to share their love of books. As usual we did lots of reading throughout the week with Class 4 holding some extra ‘buddy reading’ sessions with younger pupils.


Class 4 – Second World War

This term we’ve been researching World War Two. To share some of the things we’ve learned we have made some PowerPoint presentations.

wwii-facts by Finlay, Isaac, Joshua and Joshua.

ww11-powerpoint-by-evie-tilky-emily-ruby by Evie, Tilly, Emily and Ruby.

ww2-2 by Freddie, Otto, Jeremy and Lydia.

ww2-powerpoint by Dianna, Harriet, Louis and Emily.

ww2-powerpiont by Ella, Nina, Mary and Francis.

wwii-powerpoint-by-heidi-beth-harry-luis by Heidi, Bethany, Harry and Luis.

ww2-pp by Robbie, Elliot, Owen and Joseph.

Garden Working Party

A massive thank you to all the families who were able to come and help clearing the garden on Saturday. The weather was fantastic and Mrs Wood’s breakfasts were greatly appreciated.

The clearance means that we’ll now be able to push on with our plans to build a tiered allotment as part of our Food for Life project which is being run by Mrs Thompson and Mrs Wood.

We are hoping to run a second working party before half-term to construct not only our allotments, but also to complete the reinstatement of paths and build a small amphitheater. Funding for the later of these has been kindly donated by the Northowram Educational Trust.


Class 4 Tennis

Last week Class 4 began their lessons at Queen’s Sports Club in Halifax. The lessons will run on Thursday afternoons until half-term. Class 3 are also learning to play tennis. They are visiting Park Tennis Club in Hove Edge on Friday afternoons.

Providing imag0774these lessons is possible because of the Sports Premium Funding which we receive. This covers the cost of coaching and court hire with parents’ continued support of the 100 Club covering transport costs.

With the temperature soaring our coach, Simon, decided to move our lesson to the indoor courts. As this was the first session, Simon, focussed on the forehand. Next week we will begin learning the more difficult backhand stroke.



Getting into tennis

For those interested in getting further into tennis details of coaching sessions at either Queen’s, or more locally at Park Tennis Club can be found via these links:



Tour de Yorkshire Celebrations

To celebrate the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire, schools in the East Calderdale Learning Cluster took part in a number of events which were brilliantly organised by Mr Gentry at St Chad’s.

Events began early in the day with a peloton of riders representing schools in our cluster arriving in Shibden. Later pupils from Salterlee visited a number of schools in our cluster to enjoy a superb display of stunt riding.

cycle displayThe day concluded with pupils in Class 4 taking part in a series of cycle races at St Chad’s. There were expertly organised by a former Olympic cyclist.

Special thanks go not only to Mr Gentry and the children of St Chad’s who kindly lent us their bikes, but also to everyone at Carr Green, St John’s Clifton and Cliffe Hill who enabled our pupils to enjoy the displays with them as our playground was too small. It was a terrific way to celebrate the start of Yorkshire’s biggest sporting event.

Class 2 Visit to St. Matthew’s Church

Church VisitClass 2 have recently been learning about special buildings. To explore some of the interesting architecture in our community, last week they visited St. Matthew’s Church, Northowram. During their visit, Canon James explained many of the key design features of the church. The children also learned about the Christian service of Holy Communion and dressed up as vicars.