Please find attached the timetable for our Community Sport Timetable.
Calling all Thurstoneers, your friends and family!
Well, what an amazing time we had at Thurston – it’s hard to believe in fact that it was just this time last week, we were all settled down for our final evening in the house.
It has to be said, you all did us proud – it can be a daunting process, staying away from home, especially if it’s your first time. Not to mention the activities, which for some, mean stepping further than ever beyond that cosy little place we call our ‘Comfort Zone’.
It was great to see so many smiling (if a little tired at times!) faces; you really ought to be proud of yourselves! From jumping off the jetty into Coniston Water, Canadian Canoeing/Rafting, Ghyll Scrambling (we’ve never seen so many children willing to sit in freezing cold water for the sheer fun of it, never mind opting for a ‘cold, river fresh shower’…it’s impressive!), to climbing up ‘The Bell’ and the on site trees… You all pushed yourselves, you all tried something new – our motto for the week – and you all did so with a smile on your face and encouragement of others.
We shared an amazing experience; we got to see Mrs H with Herdy hair, Miss Sanderson without her glasses on and neck deep in a Ghyll ( don’t mention the free-fall into the brambles), Mrs Coult paddling for dear life in a Canadian canoe, Mrs Coldwell jumping off the jetty, and finally Mrs Dempsie winning the tidiest teacher dorm award (it was never going to be Mrs Coult… 😉 ), but most importantly we got to see you, Thurston class of 2018 at your finest. Free-spirited, in the great outdoors, and (believe it or not parents), carrying out jobs and chores without complaining! I wonder how many of you have swept the floor and cleaned the dinner plates away since you got home? Hop to it!
We’ve uploaded pictures from the week; although they were taken in groups, some have become a little mixed up, so it has been easier just to put them altogether in one slide show. We hope you have great fun looking back over the memories you made…
From all of the year 5 staff (and Mrs Dempsie), thank you 🙂 .
For those of you who didn’t make it to Thurston, watch this space! We will be uploading some pics from your activities back at school. Thanks must also go to you all for being an amazing team for Mrs Downs.
Well done year 5. You are awesome.
The Foundation of Light and Ashley Primary School are hosting a coffee morning on Wednesday 2nd May at 8.30 for all parents and family members of Ashley Primary School.
The Foundation of Light will be there to talk about their FREE family learning course available to parents and family members of Ashley Primary.
This course will help you develop your confidence and social skills. There will be activities that will help you make decisions, identify your strengths and be more confident working with others.
The course is ideal for those looking to move into work in the future or just develop their confidence and social skills
During the coffee morning we will talk about what is involved in the course and try out some activities involved, including:
*Buzz personality tests (what animal are you and what does it say about you!)
*Coping with pressure countdown quiz
*Dragons Den – Who would you invest in?
Biscuits will be provided and we promise it won’t feel like you are back at school!
Calling all year 5 parents! Just a quick reminder that we are currently starting our new art topic, learning about the Spanish artist Joan Miro.
Next week, we plan to create ideas for our own sculptures using ‘junk’ or materials from your weekly recycling – Miro used all manner of items ranging from old corrugated boxes, to twisted up sweet wrappers.
We’ve asked the children to have a think about the type of abstract sculpture they wish to create and bring in the pieces of ‘junk’ or ‘stuff’ they will need – even old hair bobbles, parts of broken toys or shells would do.
If you would like to find out more about the artist and his sculptures to help your child collect a small amount of ‘junk items’, Google ‘Miro sculpture’ or follow this link.
Many thanks in advance – we’re looking forward to sharing our amazing sculptures!
5JS / 5JC
Next week Year 5 will be making sculptures out of recyclable material- so please start saving it for us instead of putting it in the bin.