RECENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT (GALLERY)
WHY IS PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT IMPORTANT
Our school vision helps us to shape the personal development of children as individuals, by giving every child as many experiences as possible: to develop a curiosity about all aspects of God's world, develop a lifelong love of learning and have the desire to support and encourage each other in all that they do.
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Ian's Mobile Farm
The whole school enjoyed visiting Ian's Mobile Farm which was brought to school. Ian brought a tortoise, guinea pigs, rabbits, ducks, a rooster, goats, sheep, alpacas and his sheepdog, Meg.
History Visit to Bradford Industrial Museum
Y5 and Y6 had a history-focussed trip to the Industrial Museum in Bradford, where their 'Industrial Revolution' and 'Monarchs Since 1066' history topics were enhanced by seeing exhibits and demonstrations of machinery and the history of industry in Bradford.
Science Visit to National Science and Media Museum
Y6 and Y5 visited the Science and Media Museum in Bradford, visiting galleries based on Animation, the hands-on 'Wonderlab' exhibit and participating in a space and rockets workshop.
Y5 Road Safety
Y5 took part in a road traffic survey this afternoon as part of our WOW Road Safety Week. The children were tallying vehicles types and speeds and using equipment provided by Kirklees. We had a great time and were very interested to see the variety of speeds and vehicles.
TT Rockstars Competition
Tuesday 18th November 2022
Three children from Year 4 took part in the Colne Valley Pyramid TT Rockstars Competition and came third overall. Well done boys - what a fantastic achievement!
Year 4's Interview with Reverend Tim - October 2022
In RE, we have been considering the question 'What is the Trinity?' As part of our learning, we invited Reverend Tim to come into school so that we could ask him questions about Incarnation and the Holy Spirit. The children asked him lots of interesting questions and learned a lot from Reverend Tim's answers.
Harvest Festival - October 2022
Pupils were encouraged to empathise and reflect on the needs of local people. Ethos and Worship Team decided upon who would be the recipients of school's collection of dried/tinned food and all pupils in school celebrated in church with s service packed to the brim with contributions from our talented the pupils.
Y6 Visit to Oakwell Hall - June 2022
Creature Ark Workshop - June 2022
We welcomed 'Creature Ark' to our school to lead a workshop and teach us all about their fascinating animals! We got to look at and hold many different animals, including a snake, hedgehog, guinea pig, giant African land snail, millipede and a tarantula! We found out lots of interesting facts about them and learned about the habitats they lived in.
Online Safety Workshop
Jade from Kirklees PREVENT came in to talk to us about online safety. The children had lots of ideas and shared lots of stories and thoughts about their own experiences online. Jade gave us loads of tips for how to stay safe online.
These special days take place every term, for both pupils and staff. Activities have a different focus each time, usually on feeling good about ourselves, relaxation, having fun and sharing with others. See Y3's 'Diversity' activities below.
Oakwell Hall Museum Visit
Year Five spent a day dressed as Tudors, undertaking various cooking, writing, artefact handing and games activities in the amazing Tudor mansion Oakwell Hall.
Bagshaw Museum Egyptian Day
Year Three investigated Egyptian mummies and enjoyed a history-packed day including mummifying a class member!
Year 5 and 6 visit to York, March 2022
History was the focus on their day, as Years Five and Six visited The National Railway Museum and Jorvik Viking Centre as part of their studies of the Vikings and Industrial Revolution.
'Wise Owls' Visit School
The pupils were given the opportunity to find out about habitats and food sources of the owl. The older children leant about the evolution of the owl too and held the (very heavy!) birds.
World Book Day
Pupils always thoroughly enjoy this annual event - dressing as their favourite book character, doing 'bookish' games and activities, having a costume parade and book quiz and, this year, working out who 'The Masked Reader' was.
After School Clubs
We have a great many after-school extra-curricular clubs that run daily throughout the year. These clubs change regularly and cover all interests and are usually chosen by the pupils themselves. Some of this year's clubs include: Scoot-fit, drama, phonics, Lego, coding, choir, rugby, football, dance, maths mates, embroidery and art. See below for some images from a recent art club.
Dance and Drama Club
Y3 Outdoor learning, autumn 2021
Year 3 Outdoor Learning Day
Autumn Term 2023
Sports Day Family Fun - July 2023
Parents and carers were invited to cheer on our runners, jumpers and throwers (as well as balancers, hop skip jumpers and sack bouncers!) at our annual fun Sports Day.
'Ardron's Got Talent' Show
From 137 original auditions, 14 fabulous acts have made it to the grand final of our school talent show, to be held on March 10th 2023, in front of family and friends.
Visit to Historical Rex Cinema
The whole school went to the historical cinema, the 'Rex', for a special private screening of the Minions film, chosen by members of the school council.
Maths Week England
The whole school took part in lots of fun activities for Maths Week England. Here are some photos of what each class got up to.
KS1 Pilgrimage - The Good Shepherd October 2022
Following work undertaken about 'Shepherd': who shepherds us; what makes a good shepherd and who do we recognise as shepherds in our own lives, KS1 and reception class journeyed up to Crosland Heath quarry searching for Ms Starrett’s lost sheep. At the top of the ‘mountain’ they were told the Bible story about Jesus, The Good Shepherd, and they were encouraged to think about who shepherds them in their own lives.
Police Visit - September 2022
Local community police officers PC Steve and PC Laurie paid a visit to school, to introduce themselves and explain a little about their role in our Linthwaite community. They proved a big hit, with everyone keen to ask questions or just say hello and tell them all about how we work together with the police to keep safe in our community.
Scoot Fit Workshops - Summer 2022
Since school received its new scooter pod and bike rack, exercise, fitness, fun and lots of 'scootering' now goes on in school at our Scoot-fit after-school club and with many pupils riding to school. See below the Y3 workshop that started it all!
Whole School Science Activity Day
Each teacher ran an exciting scientific intervention and the pupils enjoyed a carousel of scientific activities as they moved through school. The Year One activity is shown below.
Each class made a film-themed scarecrow to 'hide' around Linthwaite and discover, as a fun holiday activity for our families. Can you guess which film Y5 chose?
MP Jason McCartney
Local MP Jason McCartney visited school, after pupils wrote to invite him to plant a tree as part of Queen's Green Canopy initiative to celebrate the Jubilee. Our school council quizzed him on issues and he helped plant one of fifteen trees school donated by the charity The Woodland Trust
Golden time takes place weekly as a reward for our 'Pupil of the Week' and Dojo 3 winners from each class. They get a choice of board games, Lego, art and craft activities or laptops and is a great way to celebrate making good choices, having a positive attitude to learning and generally being superstars.
Red Nose Day, March 2022
In aid of the Ukraine crisis, school had a day of creative and contemplative activities to raise money to support aid relief. Each class planned and created a game that ran in the hall in the afternoon, with each class getting a slot to go and try out the different stalls and challenges. Have a look at some of the fabulous games they could try out.
World Book Day, March 2022
An exciting 'Masked Reader' game, parades and book-related activities promoted reading for pleasure across school.
Pupils from EY to Y6 participated in a dance festival at Lawrence Batley Theatre, March 2022
Y4 pupils participated as part of their curriculum and pupils also participated through an extra curriculum dance club. Well done everyone!
STEM Engineering club Spring 2022
Pupils built a lighthouse
Visitors to school regularly enhance learning experiences for pupils
Evolution through art
Whole School Pilgrimage
This year's theme was 'Showing God that we are thankful for what he gave us by taking care of the world that he provided for us'.
End of Year Celebration Assembly
Kirklees Music Event - Summer Term 2023
Y2 Visit Eden Forest
Enjoying being outdoors was the theme for the recent visit to Eden Forest. The children returned to school buzzing with excitement about their day
Actors Bring Books to Life
Professional actors behaved like utter Twits and brought a well-known story to life with scenes from Roald Dahl's 'The Twits' followed by fun book-related activities in advance of World Book Day
Road Safety Week
The whole school participated in Road Safety Week, thinking about how they can keep themselves safe on the roads. Here are some photos of what each class got up to.
KS2 Pilgrimage - Local Shepherd 'Gerald Ardron' - October 2022
Pupils were shown places that were significant to Gerald Ardron as they thought about his exciting life. Gerald Ardron was a Linthwaite man, who made his fortune in America. In later life, he set up a trust fund that was used to build our school, and still supports Christ Church and our school today. When he died his wish was for his body to be brought back to Linthwaite so that he could be amongst ‘his people’
Year 4 Nature Smart Education Day - September 2022
We had lots of fun doing lots of different activities during our first Nature Smart Education Day of the year! We explored the symbolism of water, did work on place using natural materials, created our own obstacle courses and completed a Roman numerals code cracker!
Parents and Carers Wellbeing Fair - May 2022
To support our parents, carers and adults in school, Linthwaite Ardron held a well-being fair, with agencies from across the area manning stalls and offering a wide range of support, advice and courses. It was a huge success and we hope that this will become a regular event.
'The Masked Reader'
As part of Linthwaite Ardron's World Book Day celebrations, the children all had great fun playing 'The Masked Reader' game: trying to guess which mystery member of staff was hidden behind the disguise and from which famous children's book they were reading. Can you guess who is reading in the clip below and which book it might be?
Huddersfield Town Hall
World Book Day Quiz, March 2022
Year Six entered two teams and competed at Huddersfield Town Hall in the quiz, where they faced questions based on a list of 20 set books they have been reading last term.
Kirklees Book Quiz Entrants March 2021
Harvest delivery Oct 2021
A large donation was delivered to Linthwaite's local food bank
Explorers Club where children listen to stories, tell stories and find out about God's wonderful world.
Outdoor learning Y6