Digital Leaders

Some of our Year 4 children enjoyed a range of ‘digital’ activities at an event which was held at Catterick Leisure Centre this week. The Swaledale Alliance organised the day, which was  attended by a number of local schools. The children worked really well in their groups and were able to try some new resources, such as: Crumble Controllers; QR Readers; MagicTatts and Osmo Coding to name but a few.

Y5/6 Tennis Tournament

On Friday 16th September 2016 Matthew, Tom, Elena and Harli were invited to a tennis tournament at Northallerton Tennis Club to participate in a competition.  It was a doubles competition  (unmixed). There were 6 schools including us there. It was group stages and both of the two teams won their group stage. Then there was the quarter-finals which the boys won 10-4 and the girls narrowly won at the score 5-4. The semis were a different matter , where the boys bossed them 10-1 and the girls won 7-4!!!! The finals were tense but both teams came out on top with the boys winning 10-5 and the girls winning 6-4. We were awarded gold medals and a cheer from our friends when we got back to school!!!

Overall it was a good day for sport!!!

By Matthew and Tom!! (Tennis Champs)

Spring Fair 2016

Thank you to everyone who supported the Spring Fair. We raised £266 and had a super afternoon! Well done to all the children who entered the various competitions.

Easter Paintings

Competition winners: Easter Paintings

Illustrated Spring Poems

Competition winners: Illustrated Spring Poems

Easter Hats

Competition winners: Easter Hats

Competition winner (Green/Yellow class): Lego Vehicle

Competition winner (Green/Yellow class): Lego Vehicle

Our New Playground Equipment

Pic 2Our new playground equipment has been installed and is now officially open for use! On Monday, each class had their own playtime slot in order to try out the new trim trail and climbing frame. We are going to share the equipment on a rota basis throughout the week so that everyone can enjoy themselves without having to queue for too long! Thank you to everybody who helped to make the project possible.


“Wait for me!”


Some of the children in Blue Class trying out the new equipment; such fun!

Some of the children in Blue Class trying out the new equipment; such fun!

Roman Workshops

Green Class and Blue Class enjoyed learning ALL about the Romans today. We looked at some different artifacts and had to guess what they were used for. Our Roman visitor Ron, introduced himself as ‘Ronulus’!!!! Below are some photos which show some of the things we learned about.


Guess what this was used for!!!


Ronulus showing Thomas how a Roman soldier would attack his opponent.


The class had to bid for a slave. Thea volunteered for the job and was sold very quickly!


Wizard of Oz Production

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Louisa and Molly in role as Aunt Em and Dorothy.

Well done to everyone for a SUPER performance of Wizard of Oz!

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“We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz!”

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Owen acting on stage as the Munchkin Mayor.


The Lullaby League – Eva, Hannah, Eve and Ebonnee


Spring Fair 2015

After much preparation, the Spring Fair was finally here. Nearly everybody in the school attended, even though they didn’t need to. It took place between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 21st March. Overall, the school raised an incredible total of £323.73.

There was a long queue for the popular face paints.

The stalls also proved popular.

The refreshments in Purple Class were delicious.

The Easter Gardens in all their glory.

Blimey, that’s good.

Lego! Lego! Lego!


Solar Eclipse Excitement

As you may have noticed (because it was on the news many times) there was a Solar Eclipse on Friday 20th March. Did you see it? The pupils certainly did. At 9:25 we all came out and instantly looked up. The sky didn’t disappoint. Right up there, it was already happening. 90% of the Sun was covered by the Moon passing by. It was a wonderful sight, all of the children were enthralled by the awesome moment. A one (if you’re lucky, two) in a lifetime experience. It was a shame the clouds spoiled the moment; though everybody caught a glimpse of the natural phenomenon. Most people wandered back into their classrooms bewildered by the wonder they had just seen.

The Red Class pupils discuss their thoughts on the eclipse.

“Look at that!”

Blue Class testing their Colanders.

“Pose for the camera!”

By Owen Reed


Red Nose Day 2015

Tuesday 17th March marked a delayed Red Nose Day. The reason it wasn’t on Friday, you ask. Well, you can’t let the Year 6s miss out on the fun can you?

8:45am – Children turn up in all sorts of masks and their donations.

3:30pm – Purple class stalls; Cakes, Bracelets, Nails, DVDs and much more.

Overall, a very good day with the school raising a total of £126.31. Thank you for your help.

By Owen Reed

East Barnby – Epilogue

We’ve all arrived back safe and sound with a great experience under our belts. All of the Year 6s enjoyed it. Most of us wanted to do every single activity again and spend another week at the Centre. A few of us even wanted to take up one of the interesting activities as a hobby! We’re all getting back to normal life though will remember that week for decades to come.

On the last day we had a walk around Whitby. Here are some of the photos:

A beautiful view of Whitby from on top of the abbey hill.


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The lovely Chomley House


Foreground: Cholmley House                                                                         Background: The abbey ruins

Another fantastic picture with the abbey ruins in the background.

The group stop for a brief rest and History lesson.

Round the back of Cholmley House


Unsurprisingly, the girls found this man highly amusing.

The Celtic Cross stands tall and proud.

Whitby Harbor Pier which Dracula sailed through to arrive in the seaside town.

By Owen Reed