We finished today with a new tradition and an old tradition.

We finished today with a new tradition and an old tradition. Well done to Edward and Jessica who received our first ever Governors’ Award and we wish our wonderful Year 6 children the best of luck as they move on to high school. Thank you to all our parents and friends for your continued support.…

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Key Stage Two have been out, out! The children have had a

Key Stage Two have been out, out! The children have had a fantatsic day out on the moor at Dallowgill, learning about how the moorland is managed, how mountain rescue work and the importance the moors play with water and vegetation.

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‘At the Foot of the Fell’ is a beautiful anthology of poetry

‘At the Foot of the Fell’ is a beautiful anthology of poetry which were produced by children of Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation in memory of Max Leefe. The children who contributed to this anthology will receive a copy this week. We would like to thank Rebecca for taking time to put the collection together. We…

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Would you like to help shape the future of our local schools

Would you like to help shape the future of our local schools? “ We have 12 members on the Federation Governing Board all of whom are appointed by different constituencies. It is a fascinating and rewarding role and a chance to make a contribution to the strategic direction of our four schools. From time to…

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Day 2:

Day 2: The Year 6s have continued to enjoy a fun-packed day, rotating the activities they did yesterday. They have enjoyed chilling out in the grounds on an evening and had a bonfire last night with hot chocolate and snacks…

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Our KS2 children had a lovely day on Tuesday working with lo

Our KS2 children had a lovely day on Tuesday working with local artists as part of a project that we are involved in this term. The children had a fantastic afternoon exploring the different plants in our school field which they then used to create their own natural photographs without the use of a camera.

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Sports tournaments will still go ahead for federation school

Sports tournaments will still go ahead for federation schools because we already operating in year group bubbles. It is times like this that it is so fortunate we are a federation of four schools and we can continue to do the things we love – residentials, sports competitions, transition days. ‘Dream work makes the team…

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After arriving safely and settling into Ingleborough Hall, t

After arriving safely and settling into Ingleborough Hall, the children enjoyed a range of different activities. One group have been enjoying orienteering, another group were taught how to use a bow and arrow in an archery session and the final group went off caving (caving photos to follow). The sun has been shining and the…

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Class 1 children across the federation came together for the

Class 1 children across the federation came together for the first time today. They had a wonderful, sunny afternoon at Burnsall, enjoying Lempen Theatre puppet show. It was lovely to see children re-kindle old friendships and form new ones…

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For our final day, on the continent of Africa, the children

For our final day, on the continent of Africa, the children have baked a delicious South African pudding, tasted some Ethopian delights, made some wonderful African inspried jewellery and even managed to squeeze in learning about how some villages in African countries have to collect their water. Quote of the day, “I’ve loved everything that…

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We’ve had a fantastic start to our African Spotlight week. W

We’ve had a fantastic start to our African Spotlight week. We’ve been dancing, singing, looking at items from Africa, drinking Moroccan mint tea, learning about Zimbabwe and this afternoon we learnt how to play some traditional games from around Africa.

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SPOTLIGHT WEEK: Lets’ Travel around Africa.

SPOTLIGHT WEEK: Lets’ Travel around Africa. Children at Upper Wharfedale Federation kickstart the global mindedness week with a storyteller from Zimbabwe. We have dancing, music, cookery and an assortment of surprises from Monday as part of our spotlight week.

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Oops! We forgot it was SATs week. We are too busy having fun

Oops! We forgot it was SATs week. We are too busy having fun! The key stage 2 children came back together this Friday, enjoying their time together once a week is what makes our federation special. Children have specialist qualified teachers in PE, music, French and RE. In PE the children were learning how to…

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We are so lucky to have our own cookery teacher in the feder

We are so lucky to have our own cookery teacher in the federation. Mrs Allen is currently working with children at Grassington Primary. The children learned how to make their own dough, use a range of utensils and finished their Italian masterpieces with a smile!

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We pride ourselves on providing a nurturing, holistic and fa

We pride ourselves on providing a nurturing, holistic and family environment within which children flourish. Each of our schools offers the privileges of small class sizes and as a federation every pupil benefits from specialist teachers, joint learning sessions within a wider group. We offer opportunities beyond the prescribed national curriculum. We are proud of…

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Our Year 6 pupils have been getting together as part of our

Our Year 6 pupils have been getting together as part of our transition programme before they go to secondary school. This year we feed to 5 secondary schools: Upper Wharfedale, Ermysted’s, Skipton Girl’s, Settle College and Ilkley Grammar. Our project this week was ‘Stand Up, Speak Out’. Pupils learned about the power of spoken word…

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