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We had a lovely afternoon at the panto on Monday. One hundred of us visited Victoria theatre to boo and hiss at baddies and generally give the teachers a headache with the shouting.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Intrepid Reception Class ventured to the wilds of Doncaster to visit the polar bears last week! We braved the ice and snow to watch our arctic friends cavorting in a pond, rolling in some mud and playing with their comrades:

We warmed up in the ‘Amazing Animals’ workshop and found out much more about polar bears and the other animals in the park:

We also met some slimy creatures:

Some slithery creatures:

And found out all about the one horned antelope who had an unfortunate accident:

We saw giraffes, tigers, warthogs and baboons; painted dogs, lions, leopards and ostriches! Everyone was stoical in the face of arctic conditions and a fabulous day was had by all. Thank you Yorkshire Wildlife Park!!



Winter Solstice

In a brief departure from Xmas madness, Reception class have been thinking about a much older festival, the Winter Solstice. We have considered the movement of the Earth around the Sun, and the fact that our planet is tilted meaning that we have seasons. We have discussed the shortest day of the year, the 21st of December (in the Northern hemisphere at least), and talked about how dark it is in winter.

We brought in a Yule log and some holly and thought about some of the traditions that pre-dated Christianity. All of us made a beautiful Winter Solstice card to take home, welcoming the Sun as the days start to get longer again.

Festival Singing!

The choir have been out and about alot over the last few weeks with 3 visits to entertain the community and share the festive spirit. The children have entertained the Mytholmroyd community at the Christmas lights switch on, sung at the Christmas Fayre and visited the elderly and disabled at Higgins close. They are singing again on Sunday at the Piece Hall.


One word that sums up the choirs performance on Children in Need – Amazing!

A huge thank you to Mrs Pearce for all her hard work and to Sarah for helping us out on the day.

Luddendenfoot Cricket Club Bonfire

We need your help!

We have applied for a grant to develop a play area for the children of £25,000 from Aviva. Our application has been accepted through

he first round and we are now through to the voting stage.

What can you do to help!

We need you to vote and encourage everyone you know to vote. Last year one of the winning bids received 15,000 votes. If every family in school encouraged 10 people to vote we could achieve this. You can register as many emails address as you want and each time you receive 10 votes. They can all be used on the same project. We encourage you to register all of your email address and vote as many times as possible. Please ask family and friends to support us. If you could we would be grateful if you could ask work colleagues to vote. We want that £25,000! And we need to think creatively to achieve this and spread the word. We have 1 month to gather as many votes as possible.

Here’s the project link that you’ll need to share far and wide to secure votes:


  1. Set up an account – this is free.
  2. Confirm your email address
  3. Vote – to find our project type in Mud Relief into the search bar.
  4. You then have 10 votes – it would be lovely if you gave us all your 10 votes.


Don’t forget if you have more than one email address you could vote twice or three or four times.



Dogs Trust

On Tuesday 24th October, the Dogs Trust came to visit school to teach the children all about caring for dogs properly, being a responsible dog owner and how to stay safe around dogs.

The sessions were interactive and every child in school had the opportunity to meet Winnie, the Dogs Trust pug. Everyone felt that they had learnt a lot and that they now know how to stay safe around dogs.


We are Authors!!

For the second year running children from year 3 have been selected to have their poems published in the Poetry Safari book. Children across West Yorkshire enter their poetry into the competition. Winners then have their poems published in the Young Writers Book. If you would like to look at your child’s work we have a copy of the book displayed in the school reception area.

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