GHolmes's blog

Making Submarines.

What a fun afternoon we've had in Borrowers. After looking at the inventions of Cornelius Drebbel, children had the opportunity of making their own submarines and investigating whether they would work. We look forward tp sharing our models with you at our next golden moment.


We still have lots of unclaimed posters and wristbands in school following our sponsored event. These were handed out to the children but have then been left in classrooms. If you think your child should have a poster or wristband and hasn't brought it home, could you please put a message in their planner for the attention of Ms. Holmes or Miss Richardson. Thank you.

Deep Sea Diving

Borrowers were incredibly lucky to be visited by Mr. Hartley who fascinated us all with his knowledge of diving. The children had the opportunity to try on some of the diving equipment and learned how to talk underwater. They asked lots of thoughtful questions. Parents have also told me that their children shared the things that they'd learned. A huge thank you to Mr. Hartley for sharing his experiences with us.

Dance Festival

Unfortunately the Dance Festival for Year 1 and Year 2 children that was due to take place on Monday has had to be postponed. The revised date will be given as soon as the festival has been rearranged.


A huge thank you to Mrs Shah-Evans for inviting the Borrowers to join her for Diwali celebrations.

The children had a brilliant morning making Diwali cards, tasting Indian food and making samosas. Quite a few children surprised themselves by eating and enjoying food that they hadn't tried before.

Thanks also to Mrs Thompson and Mrs Watson who assisted.

LOLLIES Competition

Congratulations to the winners of our book review competition. The children enjoyed spending their £5 vouchers at the opening evening of our Book Fair.

Please do come along and support this fabulous cause. There are lots of books at discounted rates to choose from. The Book Fair is open from 3.15 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 1st November and Thursday 2nd November in the school's Main Hall.

Money raised will be used to purchase books for our school library.

Blue Abyss

Please find attached the homework activities and newsletter for our new topic.

The compulsory piece of homework is marked by an asterisk. Children may choose any other two pieces. The homework can be completed and handed in in any order.

Homework is due in on Friday 10th November, Friday 24th November and Friday 8th December.

Grammar books and Maths books are to be handed in every Friday. The page to be completed is noted in the children's planners.

The Deep

The Borrowers had a fabulous time at the Deep yesterday exploring predatory marine animals. It was a great end to our Predator topic and the perfect introduction to our Blue Abyss topic.

Mini Soccer

Pupils from Years 3 and 4 had a great time representing the school at Tadcaster Grammar in a 5-a-side football tournament. Two teams were entered and came joint 1st and 3rd. The children shouted each other on and applauded the opposing teams. It would be fantastic if we had a parent or member of the community that could offer up some of their time to run a football club at school. Please contact Georgina Holmes on the school number if interested.