Goodbye Uncle Michael
After over seventeen years of visiting our school we say goodbye to Uncle Michael. Michael Fentem of the Matlock Area Schools Trust has been a regular visitor, fascinating the children with his Bible stories, magic tricks, humourous and lively assemblies. We wish him well in his retirement.
Thursday, 25th May 2017
Year 4 in Whitehall - Click here for photos
Year 4 children are currently in Whitehall (near Buxton) enjoying an action-packed programme of outdoor adventurous activities.
We arrived yesterday, and settled in to the centre, before exploring some of the low ropes and problem solving activities around the grounds. After a delicious dinner of tuna pasta bake and Angel Delight (very popular!), we took a minibus to a nearby reservoir and set off on a 2-hour hike back to Whitehall, armed with a map and a walkie-talkie. Well done to all the children who helped to navigate us back safely, in time for a late hot chocolate and bed.
Wednesday morning (cereal, toast, sausages and beans) saw one group rock scrambling on the famous "roaches" and the other group staying at Whitehall to tackle some high ropes activities, including zip wire and the leap of faith. After lunch, we all went canoeing and had a chance to splash around and swim in the reservoir afterwards. Dinner (cottage pie, jelly and ice cream) was followed by a wide game in the grounds called "Woods have Eyes". Well done to the "Dark Shadows" team from Baslow, who were the overall winners.
The children have all been fantastic company - beautifully well behaved, cheerful, polite and friendly. It is a joy to be with them, and we are sure that they will have lots of stories to tell.
See you all soon!
Sunday, 11th September 2016
Welcome back to all our pupils and families, and a particularly warm welcome to all the new children joining our school community this term. We hope that you all enjoyed your summer holidays; it is lovely to see so many smiling and excited faces back at school.
The first newsletter of the term has been emailed to parents; please get in touch with the office if you have not received it and we will make sure you do. It includes lots of important information, including the new clubs list. Please sign up this week for any clubs your child wishes to attend.
Please remember that we are available to answer any questions or concerns, so please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any. There will usually be a senior member of staff on the playground at the start and end of the day, or you can speak to someone in the office or make an appointment to see one of us. Each class is also holding an open-door session on one afternoon per week, so these are ideal opportunities to drop in and see what your child has been up to.
Here's to a wonderful term ahead!
Wednesday, 8th June
Year 6 Residential Update
Year 6 children are currently enjoying an amazing residential trip in Snowdonia, staying at the fantastic Bryn Du Mountain Centre in Llanberis, as guests of Boulder Adventures.
We arrived on Monday, and went straight into raft building (and raft destroying!) - lots of messing about in the lake and huge fun had by all. After a fabulous dinner of sausages and mash, we had some free time to settle in and explore the grounds, before an early night and lots of sleep (notice where fact merges with fiction.....!!!).
Breakfast on Tuesday morning was great, and it needed to be, as we had a full day of kayaking (more messing about on the lake, falling in, wrestling with kayaks and laughing lots) and rock climbing, followed by a pasta bolognaise and evening orienteering. More sleep than the first night! :)
Today, we have been coasteering, which is a mixture of swimming, scrambling and jumping into the sea from rocks. Fun is an understatement - it was epic! Weather has been kind to us, and we are now enjoying some free time back at the hostel before dinner.
The children have all been brilliant company - lively and entertaining, but also polite and respectful. The instructors (who are awesome) are impressed with the groups and enjoying working with our school. Everyone is well, happy and getting on with each other.
We will send another update after our Snowdon adventure tomorrow, but in the meantime please enjoy all our photos in the gallery. When we get hold of the instructors' photos, we will add those too - for now, you may notice that Mr Sumner's group features more prominently in photos, as he's taken most of them! We will redress the balance tomorrow (when we all walk up the mountain together). Hope everyone back home is having a good time.
Mr Sumner, Mrs Clark and Year 6
On Thursday 21st April, the sun shone gloriously upon Baslow St. Anne’s C of E Primary School, as the children celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday. Class 5 - Year 6 applied their proportion and ratio skills to baking and produced 160 scones for the whole school to enjoy at the birthday celebration tea party. The tables were set up outside on the playground with bowls of cream and jam ready for a traditional cream tea. Year 6 children, led by Mr Sumner, played the National Anthem as a full band and the school sang the anthem to open the afternoon event. The children then enjoyed eating their cream scones with a drink of juice and Year 6, as a special treat, had a cup of tea to accompany their scone. The children enjoyed their cream tea whilst listening to a music compilation spanning across the decades of the Queen’s life. The afternoon was rounded off with some country dancing by the children and Mrs Darley even got the teachers on their feet to the children’s delight, as they participated in some do-se-doing!
A super afternoon was had by all and the children were very proud to wish Her Majesty a very happy 90th birthday.