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14.6.19 It was the Foxes and Squirrels' turn to celebrate our learning, this week! We chose to share our learning on ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. Some children spoke about the story and told the rest of the school confidently about the key events. After this, some of the children showed the rest of the school their beautiful lighthouse scene pictures that we made using wax crayons and a colour wash. To finish, some of the children showed the rest of the school the greedy seagulls that they had made using paper plates. The Foxes and Squirrels displayed bucket loads of confidence when speaking about their learning and it was great to see them enjoy celebrating their achievements!

Year 6 Residential - Friday 14th June

Year 6 Residential - Thursday 13th June

Year 6 Residential - Wednesday 12th June

Year 6 Residential - Tuesday 11th June

Y6 Residential - National Coal Mining Museum and Malham Village

7.6.19 - Year 5 and 6 Assembly. We shared our activities that we did on our GLOW Cliffedale Challenge day. These included den building, compass work and creating a maze using coding on the computers. We also shared a variety of maths puzzles involving pentominoes.

17.5.19: This week, it was the Foxes and Squirrels' turn to share and celebrate our learning with the whole school. This time, we wanted to share everything we had learnt during our trip to Little Jack's Farm. The children who spoke were very brave, as they talked about what we did on our trip; they were little superstars and, some, were definitely meant to be on stage! I think the rest of the school enjoyed watching a video of us racing the emus the most! All of our Foxes and Squirrels gave the whole school our own rendition of 'Little Jack had a farm' to finish. Well done Foxes and Squirrels, you confidently shared our super learning!

3.5.19 This week in our Celebration assembly Year 3&4s shared what that have been learning about recently. We heard about their fantastic start to their Invaders and Settlers topic with some newspaper reports being read out in 3/4RC. Then in 3/4AY we saw how they have set up their seed observation pouches that we will be monitoring over the coming weeks. 3/4RM shared some excellent flower designs which were all beautifully labelled. They had also written a piece of persuasive writing to persuade bees to visit their flowers. A very busy start to the term in Years 3&4!

This week it was time to count up all of the house points awarded this term. Over the term the children have been awarded 12,377 house points! Team Leaders handed out the bronze and silver certificates and our House Captains handed out the gold certificates. The stage so full of children receiving gold certificates that we had to spill over to the sides. Our house trophy was awarded to Sandcliffe.

Well done to the children who have been awarded Merits this term.


This lunchtime we had our VIP area available for pupils, chosen by the class teachers. These children received their invitation during our celebration assembly. Effie, Zoe, Alfie, Nelson, Alina, Jake, Layla, Franklyn, Paige, Gideon, Adshika, Leo, Louie, Molly, Tan-visri, Alexis, Jessica, Charlotte, Liam, Grace, Zara and Daniel joined Miss Coley and Mrs Smith in the VIP area for lunch.


Spring is in the air at Cliffedale!Our super homework project.

Easter Celebrations This week we held our whole school Easter celebrations. Each year group explained how different countries celebrate Easter. We ended our celebration by singing Spring Chicken.

Y5/6 Indoor Athletics - January 2019
A team of year five and six children took part in the
large school indoor sport hall competition at the Meres
Leisure Centre last Friday. The children took part in
events on the track and on the field. All the children
showed true determination throughout and were very
proud to get 3rd place medals!

Happy Christmas Everyone from the Cliffedale Family. We have had a very busy, last day of term in our Christmas jumpers. The children have enjoyed a visit from Santa, carols around the tree and we awarded the house point trophy this term to Rushcliffe. We hope everyone has a lovely Christmas holiday and look forward to seeing you all again in the new year.

It's beginning to look a lot like Cliffedale Christmas!

Take a look at our super Christmas Tree homework.

Christmas is coming!

Around and about at Cliffedale

Karen Sanderson, a local author, visited Cliffedale  to read from her children's book, 'Where's Dylan'? She also brought along the stars of her book - Dylan and Megan, her Border Collies, to say hello to the children. Karen talked to the children about how Dylan's anxieties, and how they overcame them, inspired her to write the book. She also offered advice to the children about how to deal with their own anxieties and worries.
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Congratulations to our Cliffedale Concert group who played for the school, what a talented group!

Congratulations to our Cliffedale Concert group who played for the school, what a talented group! 1

 Rosemary from The Grantham Canal Society came into assembly to talk to us about the history of the canal and the lock restoration. Rosemary came in period dress and showed us some of the original bricks for the lock. Our photography club have been busy editing the photographs taken during the assembly.


To celebrate World Book Day, pupils were entertained by Chip, a story-teller, who visited the school. Pupils (and staff) were mesmerised by the stories they heard and enthusiastically took part in some audience participation!

Recorder summer performance.

Wow! What a fabulous performance by the recorder players of Cliffedale school.  The weather was even on our side and we managed to use the Gazebo as a bandstand. Congratulations to the children , it sounded magnificent.  Many thanks to Mrs Ridgeway and for all the parental support you show your children as they develop their musical skills.

Wednesday 4th May, 2016 saw the sun shining down on marathon runner, Ben Smith, as he ran through our grounds as part of the Grantham leg of his latest marathon.

Our Sports Ambassadors met Ben at the gates and joined him for a jog as the whole school cheered them on. An entourage of approximately 60 other runners all helped Ben on his way to completing 401 marathons in as many days.

Running to raise funds and awareness in support of 2 anti-bullying charities, Kidscape and Stonewall, Ben is an inspiration to us all.

Sarah Outen Inspires Year 6, Friday 26th February, 2016


Intrepid adventurer, Sarah Outen, who spent 4½ years travelling from London to London, via the World, talked to Year 6 this morning.

Explaining how she and her support team planned and prepared for the journey, Sarah talked about how she managed to achieve her dream of kayaking, cycling and rowing over 25,000 miles through storms, over oceans and across deserts.

Her story was truly inspirational as she spoke about not allowing nerves to stop us from accepting a challenge. She told us to prepare thoroughly, keep safe, embrace the support around us and tell the butterflies in our tummies to move to one side.

There was a little time to answer some very thoughtful questions but anyone wishing to find out more, about Sarah’s journey, can explore the following link:

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