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The Magical Christmas Jigsaw at Alston Primary School
The Christmas performance was a great hit - thank you to all the people who helped to make it the success that it was - the children for making this Christmas such a wonderful event - they worked their socks off. To the staff for all their time in rehearsing and preparing for it. The parents for the fantastic costumes and support on the day. Yanwath for the stage and those who helped assemble, dismantle and transport it. Thank you Emma for the music deck and speakers. There are more photographs under parents place. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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End of Key Stage 2 results, 2013 are now published.
We are celebrating our end of key stage 2 results - they are the best ever recorded and put our schools in the top 10% of schools in Cumbria. Congratulations to all our children who achieved these results and thank you to everyone who contributed towards these stunning results. Visit the link below to find out more.....
Mrs Debbie Yvonne Clarke (Headteacher)
Alston Moor Federation
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All three schools joined together for a Christmas celebration. many thanks to all who joined in.
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Christmas Day Dinner
Christmas Dinner at Alston Primary School. "It was the best Christmas ever". Thank you to our wonderful kitchen staff - Carrie, Bev, Liz and Ruth. A huge thank you also to our wonderful parent helpers - Lisa, Emma and Tracey for helping with the fantastic hall decoration and the preparation and serving of the meal. It was wonderful! Look for pictures of Nenthead on their Children's Area.
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Dinosaur DT Day
Cross Fell had a fantastic Design and Technology day based on our Dinosaur theme. Mrs Ward lead the day to support Mrs Porteus' professional development in this area. We are so lucky, as a federated school, to have such a wealth of experience to draw upon. A great day was had by all - lots of fun, lots of teamwork, lots of mess but, most of all, lots of learning!
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Police Visit Nenthead
The local police came to visit us, as part of our theme. We found out the process an offender would go through from when they committed a crime.
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Anti Bullying Week Nov 2013
We had a week off curriculum to look at issues around bullying. Key stage one did some activities around the bullying of Humpty Dumpty and Key Stage two looked at the gangs in West Side Story.
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Cookery club at Alston. The children make some super Christmas cakes for their families. This young man said that he is making his for his Granda. Granda you are in for a treat!
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Pudsey Bear Visit for Children In Need
Pudsey joined us on Friday 8th November, 2013 and we had a theme day for Children In Need. Alston and Nenthead joined together for this event. A great day was had by everyone. We had some great pictures - go to our news section to see more. Thank you Pudsey!
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Nenthead School Council Nov 2013
Our school council met and decided to send half of the money from the school fair to the Philippines appeal. They are also going to contribute the profits from the community breakfasts to the Alston Food Bank and organise a sponsored challenge event for the Leprosy Mission. Well done them!
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Cyclewise Alston Nov 2013
Alston 'cyclewise' took place week commencing 4th November, 2013. We were so proud of all of our children who took part. Now you need to keep up with those things taught when out on your bike and then you will keep yourself safe! Thank you too to the cyclewise coaches they always do a sterling job and also Paul Sinclair - our cleaner in charge who joins in every year. One year, Paul might actually pass!
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Cyclewise Nenthead Oct 2013
The one day of fine weather for our cycle training!
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Festival of Achievement
Nenthead and Alston Primary Schools both joined together to produce a Festival of Achievement display at Garrigill Village Hall. The children chose pieces that they were particularly proud of to showcase. This was open to the public all week.
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Royal Horticultural Society
July, 2013 - From several nominees, one of our pupils has been highly commended as Young School Gardener of the Year, 2013.
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February, 2013 - The gardening club got the polytunnel ready for the Spring. We applied to the Royal Horticultural Society and got:
Level 1: Seeds
Level 2: Garden centre voucher
Level 3: 250 vegetable plug plants
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Red Nose Day
March, 2013 - Red Nose Day. We all wore red and the children came up with activities to raise money for Red Nose Day.
A great time was had by all and over £100 was raised.
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Music and Dance
April, 2013 - Parents were invited along to an evening of music and dance with our Park Fell children.
The children shared with their parents the work they have been completing as part of the music and dance curriculum.
A good evening was had by all.
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May, 2013 - The children from Middle Fell held language evenings where they chose, prepared, cooked and served food from:
The children have chosen which language they want to learn and researching the food was part of this experience. Parents were invited along to sample the menus! A great time was had by all!
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January, 2013 - Learning in the snow. There were schools in Cumbria closing, but we stayed open and the children made an igloo out of snow. The igloo lasted for several weeks and was the last thing to thaw on our playing field.
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June, 2013 - Our Sport's Day was held in June. It was a great event. Very well supported. The heaven's opened right at the end and we all got soaked! The children were fantastic. Some of our youngest children wanted to know why sport's day had been finished early and why we were going in - they would have carried on in the rain!
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May, 2013 - £1,000 worth of new books arrived for our school library. The money came from a readathon week and money from AMSA (Alston Moor School Association).
The children from Flinty Fell helped to unpack them. The children then all came down in class groups to look at the new books before they went into the main library.
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Alston Moor Federation
Headteacher: Mrs Debbie Clarke (B.Ed. M.A. NPQH)
Alston Primary School, Garrigill Road, Alston, Cumbria CA9 3UF
Nenthead Primary School, Nenthead, Cumbria CA9 3LS
Telephone: Alston Primary 01434 381213