News and updates
This week Reception have been enjoying taking part in balance bike training. Have a look at the
Reception enjoyed a different PE lesson yesterday. Can they tell you all about it?
Year 4 received a very special gift today 😀 we also had a go at drawing along
Some photos from today’s Year 1 and Year 2 dress rehearsal of their Christmas production which they
In the words of the children, here are some photos from, “the best time of our lives”
The Year 2 children enjoyed their pound and drumsticks PE today.
Well it’s been freezing and wet…. but 12 children from Year 6 have had an amazing experience
Today in PE, some of our classes took part in a taster day learning something called Pound.
Well done Year 3 for their planting contribution when they were in Year 2 that helped Barnoldswick
Well done Nursery and Reception who presented their ‘Wriggly Nativity’ this week.
Year 1 enjoyed spending time in the Library on Thursday with Mrs Dunn. The children listened to
Our Nursery children have worked so hard this week during their nativity we thought we would spread
What reaction do we get if we mix vinegar and bicarbonate powder? Can we use this to
Year 6 have enjoyed investigating how light travels and how we can see behind us and around
A team of Year 3/4 children enjoyed learning how to play Basketball tonight at West Craven. They
Do all clementines have the same number of segments? Year 2 set out to investigate and find
Well done to all the Year 1 and Year 2 children who performed their Christmas concert at
Thank you everyone involved. All money raised by FOGR benefits all our children in various ways. Friends
A big thanks to everyone who came and supported our Christmas Fayre this morning.
Come and join us at school right now for the Christmas Fayre we are here until 12.
Year 3 loved their PE lesson on Taekwondo today with Phil from Taekwondo School of Excellence. The
Well done to our Year 5/6 Athletics team. These 12 children did fantastic throughout their running, throwing
Some children from Years 5 and 6 are enjoying taking part in the Athletics competition at West
Reminder: Tomorrow is non-uniform day in return for tombola donations (bottles, chocolates or gifts) for the Christmas
We had such a lovely afternoon decorating the Christmas Tree, singing Christmas songs and listening to Year
Check out this absolutely cracking prize which will be auctioned at our Christmas Fayre on Saturday! Date
This morning year 4 made edible glitter and wrote instructions using complex sentences.
Today’s PSHE in Year 6 was all about labelling and stereotyping- and the hurt this can cause.
Here are the new holiday dates. Please note the new change in Summer Term 2019- half term
Did you catch our ‘Big Draw Day’ art gallery on Thursday last week? The staffroom now looks
So today Year 5 travelled all the way to Thailand. What a delicious green curry they made
The Christmas Fayre is on Saturday 2nd December 10-12. Father Christmas will be in his grotto, the
Today we have had the Fitness Evolution team in from Burnley College working with some of our
Well done to our Yr3/4 Multiskills Festival competitors. They were fantastic and had a great time 😃
The weather is getting colder and our yards can become icy. Our Gritting Policy has been written
Year 6 have been learning about the power of positive self-thinking. We’ve been learning how to give
Today, in Year 4, the children got into role of a Plague Doctor. They really enjoyed asking
Year 4 had a plague doctor to visit them. They got to ask him lots of questions
Year 4 had a strange visitor come out of the Tardis yesterday! Can they tell you all
These 8 children from Year 5/6 really enjoyed themselves learning how to play Dodgeball tonight at Fisher
A message from Friends Of Gisburn Road: We raised a fantastic £220 serving refreshments at the Barlick
If you are heading into to town for the lights switch on, you may see some familiar
The Seeds enjoyed reading and sharing stories with their Gardeners today.📚 They love spending time together. ❤️
17th November Newsletter! What a brilliant, busy week we’ve had! 😃
We have had a fantastic SPOTACULAR day in school. We’ve had so much fun and now know
Year 3 enjoying their second Taekwondo lesson this morning. The children continued to learn different stances and
All these children from Year 5/6 have enjoyed their Bike Ability good this week. They have learnt
The Tardis has landed in Year 4 this morning! 😱 watch this space….
Reminder: Tomorrow is Spotacular day for Children In Need. Dress in spots and non-uniform and donate £1.
Empty bowls, clean spoons and tickled taste buds. Our first year 5 group did an AMAZING job
Year 5 had a fab morning at Tesco. We baked bread, found out how food got to
Year 2 investigated breakfast cereals today as part of their ‘fighting fit’ topic. They were helping Mr.
Here are some upcoming events in aid of Bosom Friends. Please support this wonderful charity 😃
Here are just some of the pictures from our Fire Engine 🚒 experience. A huge thank you
Reception, Nursery and Year 1 are going to be having an exciting learning experience this morning as
A terrible crime took place in the Year 2 classroom this morning – a pig was found
Alfie and Eva, we are very proud that you laid the wreath, on behalf of school, to
10th November Newsletter 🎉
Year 3 enjoyed their first PE lesson on Taekwondo this morning with Phil from Taekwondo School of
Oh dear, Mrs Whittaker’s shopping bags all broke. Year 5 to the rescue! They thought of some
Next week is Anti-Bullying Week. We will be doing various activities in class to raise awareness of
The Big Draw Day – More photos from the day’s art activities around the school.
Well done Year 5 who shared their recent learning about Barnoldswick this afternoon.
Reception and Year 1 had a really messy but exciting time for the Big Draw Day. The
Nursery had a great day taking part in several different activities both indoors and outdoors for the
Year 5 really enjoyed Big Draw Day. Our colour was green and we painted some beautiful landscapes-
Year 4 have been using their new electricity knowledge in Design Technology, to make electrical quiz boards.
Y4 enjoyed ‘Big Draw’ day and got very messy by mixing shades of purple and creating art
Tonight’s disco was fantastic! It would not have been possible without all of your support. Thank you
Big Draw Day has been AMAZING! Year 6 have loved experimenting with paint! Our class colour was
A group of children from Year 5 and 6 enjoyed their Mini Whistlers course this afternoon. Throughout
A group of children from Year 5 and 6 enjoyed their Mini Whistlers course this afternoon. Throughout
Gisburn Road School added 19 new photos.
Some children from Year 5 and 6 really enjoyed taking part in the Mini Whistlers course this
Year 6 have been hard at work this morning writing descriptions of a spooky mansion. They really
The School Anthem Here’s a clip of us singing a song that our current year 6 wrote
The children in Reception have had a wonderful day making pumpkin soup for our afternoon snack. We
A few reminders for this week: We are selling poppies in school- there are various items that
The Year 3/4 Football team enjoyed their first ever match tonight. Despite horrendous conditions, the boys showed
The Year 5/6 Boys football team enjoyed their competition tonight in the CVL at Fisher More High
Reception Class have been using the climbing frame in PE for the first time this morning. They
FOGR are busy raising funds for us all again. Our next event is…. Fancy Dress Disco Thursday
The Big Draw will be happening next Thursday here at Gisburn Road. Get your creative caps on!
Our Year 5/6 Girls Netball team did brilliant in the Central Venue League tonight at Pendle Vale
Year 6 really enjoyed Zoolab today. We learnt how and why the animals have adapted over time.
Year 1 have been working very hard looking at 2D and 3D shapes. See if your children
Some children from Year 2 are having a really fun time at Pendle Vale learning the different
Four of the Year 6 children enjoyed their Hockey Competition at Marsden Heights College. They learnt new
The infants received free toothbrushes this week. Ask the children in Year 2 why it is important
On Friday, the children in Year 5 shared their work on the United Kingdom and England with
Reception have had a busy week investigating what has happened in our classroom. We have today noticed
Today the whole school have taken part in World Smile Day. The Reception children went around school
Nursery have used their fantastic creative and critical thinking skills to rescue Percy 😃 (even if he
We have had a wonderful time settling children into our fabulous new nursery setting! Today the children
For interest of year 5&6 parents- West Craven opening evening is 11th October 6:30-8:30pm.
Year 6 enjoyed their visit to meet children’s author Frank English. They asked some interesting questions, enjoyed
Year 1 have enjoyed going to the school library with Mrs Dunn this morning. They have chosen
The Year 2 children enjoyed a story telling session with the author Frank English today at the
The children in Reception enjoyed trying porridge just like in the story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three
Fabulous Shopping Night tonight! Thankyou to all who helped out, and all who came. A special Thankyou
If you haven’t had chance to buy any raffle tickets yet, don’t worry! Go to www.gisburnroad.com/raffle before
29th September Newsletter
https://www.gisburnroad.com/sporting-fixtures All upcoming sporting competitions and events happening at Gisburn Road in the near future. Exciting! Sporting
Reception love going to the school library on a Thursday with Mrs Dunn to choose books to
12 of our Year 6 children have undergone some Playground Leaders training this morning with Fiona from
The Reception children have had a wonderful day sharing their lunch time experience with their parents. Thank
Noah has shared this amazing video of him re-telling the story of Goldilocks and the 3 bears.
As part of our English unit on persuasion Year 5 had to test out some toys and
What a fantastic afternoon in the forest. We found out how to find the age of a
Reminder for all Year 5: Please bring old clothes, waterproof coat, sensible shoes or wellies for our
https://www.gisburnroad.com/sport Latest sports news for 2017-18 up to date. This will be kept up to date weekly.
National Schools Run a Mile day! Year 6 were fantastic. ???♀️??
FRIDAY FAVOURITES Lunch Menu tomorrow: ??Pizza or Hotdog ??
Reception have started off the day by running a mile. They have all enjoyed taking part in
We have all been working hard to develop the allotment. Last week we picked some rhubarb and
Our Year 5/6 Boys Football team got off to a flying start tonight in the CVL Football
A very warm welcome to Gisburn Road Nursery
Year 2 were busy today putting their line drawing skills into practice by drawing school. Earlier they
Our year 5/6 girls High Five Netball team enjoyed their competition tonight despite the terrible weather. They
King James we’d have welcomed your crown at school ?? You look super smart ? King James
The nights are drawing in and the weather is cold but there are some perks to Autumn
Sats for seven-year-olds in England to be scrapped Government announces controversial tests will not be compulsory from
Watch out Hollywood! Some super acting this week from Year 5 as we retold some well known
For attention of Year 5 & 6 parents/carers: Colne Primet Academy Open Evening is on Thursday 26th
Year 4 have been celebrating Roald Dahl day, including watching a live show where we had a
Reception loved their first PE lesson with Mr Bradshaw. They were very independent at getting ready and
Year five had a super geography lesson today. We found out all about Australia from Denny’s aunty.
Year 2 have been exploring numbers to 100 today. Here their challenge was to turn a 100
A message from Friends Of Gisburn Road: We would like to invite you to our Friends of
Year 2 busy writing algorithms in Friday’s computing lesson.
8th September 2017
Year 6 have used oil pastels and a variety of sources to produce these fantastic pieces of
A huge thank you to our two new sports kit sponsors – 360 Health Care and Rusty
Primary and secondary school applications for 2018 are now open. The closing date for Primary school applications
Friends of Gisburn Road would like to welcome everyone back to school and we hope you all
Thank you for this beautiful poem and for the good luck wishes to everyone. What a wonderful
We are looking forward to seeing you all and welcoming our new starters tomorrow morning. The builders
Thankyou for sharing the picture ? Summer you look super smart ?? Summer ready and raring to
Don’t worry parents,not long to go now until we’re back! ?Looking very smart in her new uniform.
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer holidays. Zippy has enjoyed his wonderful day at the Kennedy Space
Looking very smart! 😃 We’ve had lots of positivity towards our new uniform! Looking forward to seeing
That’s great! Looking forward to seeing him in it looking smart 😃 Hayley Just received Coles new
Just a reminder that uniform can be bought from Skip to School in Skipton (on Water St,
16/17 has been an amazing year for our school community. I can’t believe how quickly it has
Yay! Brilliant Summer, well done! ???? Summer’s first tomato harvest from her tomato plant we bought from
‘Just when the caterpillar thought the worls was over, it became a butterfly.’ Time to fly Year
Lap of honour for Year 6 as they leave the playground for the last time ? We
Thankyou for your lovely message. It is our pleasure 😃 Rachel Thank you to all the staff
A last lunch for Year 6 ?
Mr Gilmore, you are AMAZING! ? Thank you for all the singing assemblies, we love having you
Well done to our very talented guitarists this morning. What a super performance to finish off our
Thankyou so much for your lovely message. Enjoy family time over the Summer 😃 Hayley I hope
Thankyou for such a lovely comment. It is our pleasure. We’ll miss her lots 😘 Kelly So
Year 5 had a lovely afternoon wishing Mrs Beal all the best as she leaves Gisburn Road.
Year 6 visited Reception to say goodbye to them. So sweet.
A few photos from the Year 6 production this week.
??THANK YOU MARIO! ?⭐️ Year 6 had a brilliant evening at Mario’s restaurant. They just continue to
Lunch at St. Annes.
At the top of the tower.
Year 2 set off on their trip to Blackpool.
⭐️ROBIN AND THE SHERWOOD HOODIES⭐️ Year 5 & 6 you were all absolutely FANDABIDOZI!!!!! We are so
Reception ‘seeds’ visited their Year 6 ‘gardeners’ with a lovely card and Good Luck flower. Year 6
We have created a slide show of the Year 6 trip to York and put it on
The first of our newly sponsored team kits. Thank you so much to MJM Driveways & Patios.
Meet Billy the bus!!!! We are THRILLED with our new school minibus! Can’t wait to see the
14th July 2017
Thank you so much to all the teachers at Gisburn Road School for the amazing work you
So VERY proud of Year 6. Tonight’s Leavers Awards was emotional! Well done to each and every
Do helmets work? They certainly do. Here are Year 2 testing an egg helmet which saved a
Year 2 complete the 10 cm square challenge. After practising our cutting skills, we found the longest
Thank you to our Governors for spreading the happiness at home time! ?⭐️ #spreadthehappiness
Summer has been busy nurturing her Tomato plant- look how well it is doing!! Brilliant. ? And
More photos of Year 6 learning and having fun in York (lots).
Year 3 shared their work on the Romans for parents and the school in today’s parent assembly.
7th July 2017
What a fun day in Year 5. We learnt a Greek dance, made Olympic crowns, took part
What an AMAZING three days in York. Year 6 have all been so well behaved and an
Gisburn Road reaches the stars!! ???✨??
The Year 5 teachers are ready for Greek day! More pictures to follow.
And they’re off……
The Railway Museum was an experience ? Pizza Hut was fun! ? All in their bedrooms now
Playing tig before a meal at Pizza Hut.
York Chocolate Story was SO good! We got to sample lots of different chocolates and see how
Blowing all our grown-ups a goodnight kiss ?
Fun and games. Team building activities. Year 6 are a solid team ??
Spreading the Happiness happened today in Reception class when one of our school Governors came along with
The Dungeons were thrilling! Safe to say the children got their own back on the teachers!!!! ??
Jorvik Viking Centre was brilliant! To The Dungeons next! ?
We are here!! Burning off some excitement with football and tree climbing before lunch. Today’s activities: Jorvik
Year 1 have been looking at Robots. Some children have made their own brilliant robots for home
A huge THANK YOU to Mr Bowes for maintaining the allotment and planting more seeds. We are
Wishing all my little lovelies (Year 6?) a fun and exciting couple of days at secondary school.
In assembly today, the children have had a talk about Stranger Danger to raise awareness and give
A part of our work on materials, the children in Year 2 were challenged to make a
Eid Mubarak from year 3!
Tangrams, mobius strips and maths puzzles in Year 2 today. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKV0GYvR2X8 for information about mobius strips.
To all our families that will be celebrating Eid- Happy Eid al-Fitr! Enjoy your family celebrations and
Well done to Year 6, Mrs Waddington and Mr Nixon for solving Einstein’s riddle ? 40 minutes
Year 3 had a fantastic morning creating rotational patterns.
What a great afternoon at Gisburn Road School! All across the school, we’ve been hosting an exciting
Year 6 made some story books to share with Reception. It was so sweet to see them
After a highly productive day at the allotment before half term our green fingered children and helpers
Having great fun and pracising our maths skills. Today’s maths trail morning was one of the activities
The great paper aeroplane competition with Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 all working together. How far
Year 3 have had a magical maths morning! We did outside maths, measuring the MUGA and testing
Year 5 had a super time on their maths trail. We surveyed cars, chalked calculations, measured area
A Roman soldier stopped by to visit year 3 today. He taught us a lot about Roman
The children in Reception are enjoying taking part it lots of different maths activities as part of
One of today’s maths challenges was to build a town- not as easy as it sounds. We
Mr Bowes has planted some new seeds and seedlings on the school allotment. Do you know what
All the children enjoyed some fantastic learning on Friday with Dave Godfrey, kicking off our maths week
Year 2 had a great time planting up our box with the ladies from Barlick in Bloom
A massive THANK YOU to everyone who donated items, helped and came to support Year 6 at
Fantastic fractions. What a fun way for year 5 to tackle some tricky calculations and counting with
16th June 2017
What an exciting way to start school with a special assembly to begin our Wow Maths week
Year 5 had a fantastic afternoon being real Historians. We had to dig for artefacts and sort
We are looking for a local business to sponsor a new football team kit for us. We
This is an amazing piece of history. Anyone know anyone? Gisburn road school Pupils and Teachers 1910
A parent has just made us aware that she had an email attached to the school newsletter
Amarbir was absolutely awesome! See our earlier post.
How about that for home learning!
We had a special surprise in Celebration Assembly today. Amarbir sang ‘Stay with me’ which he dedicated
Look out for The West Craven Guide on your doormat. We are thrilled to have a double
9th June 2017
Today’s Golden Ticket winners dining with Mrs Smith. Lots of chat, lemonade and good fun was had
International Dough Disco Day ? The whole school took part in Dough Disco- strengthening hand muscles ready
Our Induction Evenings for our Reception and Nursery new starters have been lovely! Thank you to all
Year 4 have had a great afternoon at Garden Gate Allotments seeing how they grow plants and
Year 6 look and feel super smart in their new 2017 Leavers hoodies. #gisburnroadjourney #2017leavers #superproud
Reception class have had an AMAZING surprise trip to the farm today. It’s been a brilliant wow
Good morning to all our Gisburn Road Community! We are posting today just to say how very
Lots of butterflies have been making an appearance at Miss Nutter’s house and have been let out
Making shirts for Barlick Bear
Raising money for our York trip
Celebrating the end of Year 2 SATS
Year 6 ‘Vikings’ invaded classrooms and Mrs Walker’s office. We stole treasures and captives! They all loved
Just in time for the holidays the first few butterflies decided to make an appearance. The children
As always, we have had a busy start to the Summer Term. There’s still lots more to
A BIG BIG THANK YOU to Mr Nixon for spending all day sorting out our school allotment.
Thank you to my wonderful Year 4 class for throwing me such a lovely surprise party for
26th May 2017
Thank you to everyone for the cake donations. Year 6 were very organised and helpful.
We all took part in a minutes silence today to pay respect to those affected by the
Tomorrow is a busy day, Year 6 cake sale, non-uniform day and Allotment SOS Day ? If
The weather is going to be glorious tomorrow! Please make sure your child brings a cap to
Some of our Year 6 children had a great time visiting our friends at Coates Lane primary
REMINDER: It is non-uniform this Friday for the whole school. Suggested donation £1. Year 6 will be
What a fantastic sports day we have had today! The childrens’ behaviour and support for each other
The caterpillars ? have all turned into cocoons, just a waiting game now until they appear as
Today some of the children have been worried and asking questions about the attack on Manchester. We
REMINDER: Infant and Junior sports days are tomorrow at school. Please apply suncream on your child before
This is a wonderful idea suggested by a parent. I know personally I just throw my children’s
Oooops! The DANCE ALARM went off in celebration assembly ?? #spreadthehappiness #simplethings #makepeoplesmile #schoolisfun
In year 1 we have been learning all about materials. We have been learning and using some
Help Wanted from Green Fingered Parents/Carers/Grandparents!
A huge Thank you to Mr Andrew Stephenson for coming to talk to us about the process
Gisburn Road enjoyed hosting the hockey match ? tonight for the local schools. Unfortunately due to the
12th May 2017
Year 6 ‘Gardeners’ surprised their Reception ‘seeds’ with some sweets this afternoon. It was their idea to
We are so proud of Year 6. They have shown such perseverance this week. They thoroughly enjoyed
Our plants are growing well in year 3.
Year 4 had great fun in Maths today using Lego bricks to help solve a problem on
SPORTS DAY Infant Sports Day (YR,1,2) is on Wednesday 24th May, 9:30am Junior Sports Day (Y3,4,5,6) is
Another busy afternoon in our Year 5 tool belt workshop. We used our templates to cut out
Reception are enjoying taking care of their own caterpillar. They are changing day by day and so
Year 6 have had a relaxing afternoon pencil sketching animals. ?????? They are so good I had
The Seeds all made and delivered a surprise good luck card to their Gardeners for their SATs
We are very proud of our Maypole and Country Dancers today performing in our town square and
5th May 2017
Year 5 have been learning Yellow Submarine to spread the happiness. We’ve been singing it today with
Tomorrow morning on the Town Square we will be out in the community dancing around the Maypole
Our Gisburn Road new starters have been getting excited after receiving their special ‘welcome scrolls’ and reading
Year 6 were so excited to spread the happiness today! ?The dog walkers on the green loved
We have had some super independent writing this morning in Reception. We have innovated the story and
Year 3 had a fantastic time at Gazegill Organic Farm. We made our own organic ice cream,
The children have been super proud that they can now fasten all their buttons on their own
We are so proud of how much progress our Year 6 class have made. They have worked
Year 5 had a busy afternoon learning from our resident design and dress maker Mrs Beal. We
Year 4 have had a great afternoon completed one of their spread the happiness challenges! We have
We are on the coach on the way back to school. See you all soon. We have
Another very busy day which has included the trapeze, zip line, giant swing, piranha pool, caving, crate
Here come the Piranhas ?
Year 5 are enjoying their day! ? #selfietime
Water sports including canoeing and raft building have been a great success today. Along with the night
What a first busy busy day. Water sports including canoeing and raft building and the night line
A big Thank You to #mrsbead for making beaded bookmarks with Year 4 and Year 1. They
We have made it to Robinwood. Let the activities begin.
As part of Spread the Happiness Reception visited their Gardeners in Year 6 to share the story
Year 3 took our learning outside today. We’ve been working super hard on finding the perimeter of
Year 4 have had a fun morning learning all about water with Janet from United Utilities! We
From September we will be offering 30 hours of funded Nursery places. Follow the link to check
Super science in Year 5. What a busy afternoon. First we had a team challenge relay race,
Year 4 have been exploring the properties of materials! Ask us about how the particles behave in
21st April 2017
Feel free to pop in and have a chat. We can help you to see if you
From September our Nursery will be providing 30 hour funded places. Check out the link below for
We are looking forward to seeing you all for the start of the Summer Term tomorrow morning
Primary School places are out today! We are so excited to meet and inspire all our new
What a fabulous Spring Term we have all had ?? Have a great holiday and enjoy lots
Mrs Baptie’s son was in teaching the children how to make slime. We all had great fun.
What a fantastic performance from our guitarists this afternoon. We are super proud of their progress. Thank
We have lots of uniform spare and we don’t want to just throw it away. Please pop
24th March 2017
This is fantastic, thank you for sharing ? Me and Jake got to bring his learning journal
We have been working with ‘Skip to School’ and Craven Digital on some ideas for our refreshed
We are so proud of all the year 3 and 4 children for their brilliant performance of
We are having a non-uniform day on Friday in aid of Comic Relief. Suggested £1 donation ?
It is World Downs Syndrome Day on Tuesday 21st March. If you would like to show your
Reception had a wonderful time showing everyone what we have been learning about in their assembly. I
17th March 2017
As you may be aware, Miss Hall is moving to Year 1 from Monday to cover a
Great disco tonight. Loads of dancing and fun! Thank you to all our wonderful parents that came
Year five had fun learning about silent movies and how to add sound effects. We created our
Year 6 enjoyed our ‘It’s good to be me’ PSHE lesson today; celebrating each other’s good qualities.
Corey wanted to share this with his friends in Year 5. Thank you Corey! That’s fabulous!This will
Year 6 Gardeners have had so much fun playing with their Reception seeds this afternoon. #learningthroughplay #learningtogether
10th March 2017
Can you guess how many sweets are in the jar? 50p a go! Next week, Year 6
If anyone has any large cardboard boxes spare, please can we have them for a project in
Thank you. We love learning together ? Summer and I had a great time in school this
So proud of you all Gisburn Road Choir ? Click on the top picture to read the
Tonight our choir took part in Last Choir Singing. They were absolutely AMAZING. They were so confident
Reception have had a wonderful afternoon making pirate ships/rafts with their grown ups. They even got a
So today Year 5 tried to describe what it would be like to travel and live on
Year 6 have been using our knowledge of events in programming to make our own flappy bird
Free child car seat checking this week at Asda in Colne.
Thank you Chloe McAulay? Great feedback ?
Nursery loved reading with parents ??
A huge THANK YOU to all the parents and grandparents who came to our Reading Cafe this
We are privileged to have had Duncan Heather (a professional Tenor) to sing for us in assembly
3rd March 2017
We are extremely proud to celebrate the ‘Pride of Barnoldswick’ award with Mrs Smith. She was given
We are having so much fun in school today! Well done children (and parents) and staff, you
What a fantastic afternoon we have had in Reception getting ready for bed and sharing stories and
Just a reminder that it is World Book Day tomorrow. Children can come to school dressed as
Pyjamas, hot chocolate, biscuits and our favourite books. I can’t think of a better way to spend
Thank you to FOGR for serving us all pancakes today and a huge thank you to all
What an exciting day it has been in Reception. We each received a clue to solve and
We are all really enjoying our reading week. Today was ‘poem in your pocket’ day. There were
Nursery have enjoyed pancakes with yummy toppings ?
Year 5 had a fun afternoon trying to imagine what it would be like to blast off
The Year 6 ‘Gardeners’ and their Reception ‘seeds’ absolutely love learning together. We have tried to capture
24th February 2017
The Iron Man has been to visit year three! They had a lot of brilliant questions to
Thankyou very much to our Year 6 parents for braving storm Doris and coming to the SATS
Year 1 have been busy planting with Friends of Gisburn Road as part of their topic work.
The whole school had a fantastic day today with the author Caryl Hart. We enjoyed an interactive
Year 4 have had great fun today meeting Caryl Hart and working hard writing our own Albie
Today’s adventure included having to walk the plank. We had to avoid the sharks and the pesky
We are very excited to welcome the author Caryl Hart to our school tomorrow. Don’t forget she
REMINDER: Year 6 parents- the SATs meeting is this Thursday, 5:30pm in Year 6 classroom. Looking forward
Reception have enjoyed their first day learning about pirates. Have they told you their new name?
So the children have finished for half term and the classroom has been transformed from Winter Wonderland
Happy half term everyone. Enjoy the break and family time. See you all on Monday 20th Feb.
What’s coming up at Gisburn Road, including: Author in School – Caryl Hart Y6 SATs Meeting FOGR
10th February 2017
Well done to our reading ambassadors who did an assembly on some exciting reading events coming soon.
Year 5 had a super science afternoon exploring gravity. We also designed, made and then tested parachutes.
Year 3 have been experimenting with cave painting. We painted using sticks, stones, feathers, bones and our
Year 4 have been exploring the effect sugar has on our teeth in our science work! We
Year 6 have been working hard, planning some Fundraising events so we can pay for our professional
Reception have had fun exploring ice. They were given a challenge in looking after an ice cube
New opportunities are available to join the board of governors at a West Craven primary school –
A huge well done to our Digital Warriors this morning for leading an assembly in preparation for
The Seeds enjoyed showing their Gardeners what they have been learning to do in their PE lessons.
Introducing our Reading Ambassadors. Here they are having a meeting and planning an assembly about an exciting
3rd February 2017
Year 4 have been creating their own music using the notes we’ve learnt, watch this space for
Year 6 are super excited to be the first ones to use our new laptops! ? We
Wow Ruby (and Ruby’s mum)! What a fantastic den for Stig! Thankyou for sending this in ???
Year 4 have been drawing fruit and vegetables and using inks to add colour, we are really
Year 1 had a great time at Harry’s birthday party; all in preparation for writing a recount
Year 3 have had a brilliant day building Stig’s den. A massive thank you to all the
Year 6 are loving ‘kidzbop’ @gonoodle to get them awake and ready for multiplying fractions this morning
Nursery children were super happy matching letter sounds to letter names ?
Year 3 are budding geologists. Ask us all about rocks!
In Reception today we have been learning to work out one more than a given number. We
Kung Hey Fat Choi ??
The Year 6 gardeners and their Reception seeds all enjoyed getting creative on their over sized blank
The nursery children experimented with a roll of wallpaper… who knew there were so many learning opportunities
Year 3 have finished their cave paintings. Don’t they look fantastic? Good work year 3!
Year 4 have been learning how to read music and play the glockenspiel. ????
27th January 2017
Year 3 have been busy creating animal cave paintings using oil pastels. All the class enjoyed drawing
Year 1 enjoyed sharing their innovated stories of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ with their friends in Reception.
Nursery children and their parents enjoyed dough disco this morning, strengthening their hand muscles ready for writing
What an exciting time the children have had today receiving a letter and a challenge from the
Below is a breakdown of what Friends of Gisburn Road (FOGR) have been spending their fundraising on.
Just a reminder that tomorrow morning the children on hot dinners will be selecting their order using
A fantastic video sent in! Well done Abbie for your music dedication. We are getting closer to
Year 3 were inspired by Stig of the Dump so we made our own stone circles.
20th January 2017
Year five had fun doing a jelly race with chopsticks today. We also found out about friction
Reception have been busy in their Literacy learning the story ‘One Snowy Night’. They used talk for
Year 6 have been sketching superheroes with a focus on using line to create muscle definition. Some
As you are aware, we have been trialling a new pre order lunch token system since October
We are excited and raring to go! ✍?? Bring on the 500 word challenge! We are fantastic
Just a reminder that Primary School Applications close this Sunday. #teamGisburnRoad ???
Year 5 are enjoying the start of their new topic. We are looking at amazing inventions and
So many learning opportunities in the snow! ?❄️☃️
13th January 2017
School is open. Wrap up warm and take care on your journey. ❄️?
Year 6 are starting a new science topic on electricity! Look at the circuits we can already
Year 6 would like to challenge you with some linear sequencing! ? Can you find the rule
Choosing ?’The sentence of the day’ ?is getting increasingly difficult! Year 6 are too good! ?
Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow morning,from 8:45am onwards, for the start of our Spring Term.
We hope you have all enjoyed the Christmas holidays and some precious family time. How lovely to
22nd December 2016
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the children and staff ???? #holidays #andrelax #familytime See
Carols by torch light in the hall. The rain will not stop us.
The children are enjoying their surprise breakfast with a special guest.
Just a few reminders for the last two days… Tomorrow (Wednesday) – 1:30pm Carol service at Holy
Christmas lunch was so much fun! ? Thank you to our wonderful staff ? The children looked
Tomorrow is Christmas party afternoon for the juniors. Children may bring party clothes to get changed in
Super proud of our guitarists. An amazing performance! Well done to all of you ???
16th December 2016
We will be having a Christmas jumper/dress up day on the last day of term (Thurs 22nd).
Year 5 have been dreaming of a white christmas.
Year 3 and 4 have been working on their dances in PE this half term. What amazing
Super Scientists in Year 5 today. We had great fun finding out about how different materials react
Year 6 have been developing reasoning in Maths. They wanted to challenge you with this problem. ?
9th December 2016
REMINDER: It’s non uniform day this Friday!
Reception enjoyed experimenting by moving in different directions on the climbing frame in PE and staying safe.
Our last destination took us to Mexico today. A very tasty vegetable chilli and warm flour tortillas.
After our fabulous Nativity the nursery children enjoyed hot chocolate for their super singing! We are looking
Year 6 enjoyed singing for the residents of Robinson Court and Cravenside. Exceptional behaviour from all of
What a fantastic afternoon we had in year 5. Thank you to all the parents who came
So much fun singing and decorating the tree this morning. What wonderful children we have! ❤️️
REMINDER: This is the last week for clubs after school for this term.
Fun at the disco! ??? What a fab night of dancing, singing and games. A big THANK
2nd December 2016
Gisburn Road School added 2 new photos.
All the way to China today for a delicious Chow Mein! Delicious as always, well done year
What a lovely message sent to our school Facebook page. ? Thank you.
Super learning going on in Nursery ?
Can anyone help out at the disco on Thursday please? We need help selling sweets, drinks, hot
Year 6 have been working on light in their science lessons. Did you know that shadows happen
REMINDER: Parent/Teacher meetings are this Monday and Tuesday. We look forward to seeing you all and sharing
25th November 2016
Bikeability Group 2 ??♀️???
Our school website is under re-development! Please bear with us until it is ready. We are very
Year 5 travelled to Italy today. They made some delicious pizza for us all to try. Next
Bikeability Group 2 – having fun and enjoying the brighter weather!
REMINDER: It is Bikeability for Group 2 tomorrow and Thursday. Please bring bikes to school and leave
Year 6 enjoying Bikeability. Out and about in Barnoldswick ?
If you would like to volunteer to help FOGR at the school disco on Thursday 1st December,
??♀️??REMINDER: Year 6 Bikeability starts tomorrow. Group 1 is Monday & Tuesday, Group 2 is Wednesday &
Well spotted Abbie ??? Thankyou for sharing this with us ? Alfie & Harris at Children In
The boys have arrived at the BBC studio. Look out for the red jumper on the TV.
So, so proud of my Year 6 ? They wrote and performed a rap called ‘Spread the
Coming up at Gisburn Road:
18th November 2016
What a fun day at school! ?? Well done to Year 5 who won extra playtime for
A huge well done to Alfie & Harris who have raised £160 so far for Children In
REMINDER: non-uniform tomorrow for Children In Need. £1 suggested donation. Come as ‘spotty’ as you like!
Wow! Thank you so much for all of the Christmas boxes given. It is so kind of
11th November 2016
Year 6 loving our morning Zumba ? Let’s get moving and get our bodies ready for learning!
The Bake Sale is on tomorrow after school! Come to Year 3 (door from the playground will
Year 5 are learning about food from around the world. This week our journey took us to
Year 5 had a fantastic time at Tesco today. We found out all about how the food
REMINDER: We need your Operation Christmas Child boxes in by Thursday. If anyone would like to do
Excellent job Gisburn Road ??? #giving #caring #localcommunity #lookingaftereachother
Gisburn Road poppy wreath laid by our newest Governor (Mr Nixon) and his daughter, Pippa. Thankyou for
Our children love going over to Cravenside and spending time with the residents and staff. #friendship #citizenship
Watching the cannons as we observe the 2 minutes silence in respect for those who fought for
Amazing concentration for writing today in Year 6. Can we persuade Mrs Walker to let us have
REMINDER: Year 6 Anti-bullying assembly is on Friday 18th November at 2:45pm. Everyone is welcome! ?
Children In Need is on Friday 18th November! We are having a non-uniform day- children can dress
Year 3 have been using arrays to work out tough multiplication problems. How many ways can you
We’re all enjoying our snowy playtime.
Poppies will be on sale from tomorrow. We are asking for a minimum donation of 50p. ?
We are looking forward to seeing you all at school tomorrow! The teachers have lots of fun-filled
It’s all about giving ?When packing your shoebox gifts, don’t forget to include those special WOW items!
Wishing you all a great half term holiday. Enjoy the family time. Stay safe on Bonfire Night.
A sample of Year 6 rapping about Bullying ???? #antibullying #raiseawareness #respectourdifferences
This year we are joining Operation Christmas Child to send shoeboxes filled with gifts to less fortunate
REMINDER: There are no after school clubs this week. School closes on Tuesday and reopens on Monday
21st October 2016
Year 6 ‘gardeners’ receiving letters from their Reception ‘seeds’ ? So lovely to see the care and
We are supporting the Stand Up To Cancer campaign! Well done Gisburn Road, we have raised over
How many feet make a dinosaur footprint? We’ve had a great day at the zoo ?
Year 1 are having a brilliant time at Blackpool zoo?
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REMINDER: Children are invited to wear orange on Friday (21st Oct). Any clothing with the colour orange
A powerful description of the journey to Hogwarts written by Lauren in Year 6. It’s too good
Our Year 6 ‘gardeners’ with their Reception ‘seeds’ doing some dough disco to get their fingers strong
14th October 2016
The ks2 children had an impromptu talk yesterday about stranger danger and staying safe. There have been
Stand Up To Cancer – Friday 21st October!
Everyone enjoyed our ‘Favourite Meal’ Day today! Thank you to the kitchen staff for making such wonderful
Happy National Poetry Day! This morning we’ve had a fab time And have a written a few
Year 3 had a great time learning about our local heritage yesterday at Bancroft Mill. Thank you
Calling all parents of Year 5! The class assembly has been moved to next Friday (14th Oct)
Nursery are busy developing their Creative and Critical thinking. # Where is Percy? # How can we
Tomorrow we will be having ‘Favourite Meal’ Day! MENU: Hotdogs / Vegetarian Hotdogs / Battered fish Specially
A massive THANKYOU to Friends of Gisburn Road. Shopping night was a huge success! Lots of hard
Reminder for parents of Year 6 children: The Secondary School Admissions Meeting will be held in school
?Last chance tomorrow for children to bring 50p to guess the name of the huge Silentnight hippo!
Shopping night! 3rd Oct 7-9pm. Loads of amazing raffle prizes to be won ?? Free entry, come
A massive Thankyou for all of the Harvest donations. We have so much to donate to West
Welcome back to Gisburn Road everyone! We hope you’re settling into your new classes and having a
Unfortunately the weather beat us again and we took to plan B which was run our sports
Our year 5/6 play has been a fantastic success! The pupils have been working so hard over
Our junior maypole dancers and infant country dancers have been out and about entertaining Barnoldswick on Friday.
At the end of last term Year 3 and Year 4 presented their performance of Yee Ha.
This year we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite book characters and a
On Thursday we gathered around our tree to sing carols. Here are some of our songs. Chistmas
The children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 were treated to a surprise Christmas breakfast this
This year’s Christmas production by Year 1 and 2 was titled Hey Ewe. The children worked hard learning
This year’s Christmas production by Year 1 and 2 was titled Hey Ewe. The children worked hard learning
Thank you to everyone who braved the rain and came along to support our Christmas Fayre on
The Nursery and Reception children had a great time this week performing their Christmas concert for their
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Gisburn Road celebrated National Poetry Day with a visit by local poet John Williams. He kept us
We had our Harvest Assembly in school today. We’ve collected a lot of food for a local
We’d like to welcome everyone back to school after the school holidays. We’ve had a really exciting
Remember we start back on Monday 7th September 2015.
Friday saw us end our wow week with a carnival parade. The children snaked around the playgrounds
This week is wow week at Gisburn Road. Our team of reporters will tell you what has
The children receiving woodwind lessons from Mrs Wilshaw and Miss Palmer have recently shared their fantastic skills
Yesterday we celebrated the opening of our new outdoor learning space – our ‘Classroom under the stars’.
Thursday was our super Athletics day. We took part in all sorts of athletic activities to help
The children in Year 5 and Year 6 recently performed their fantastic end of the year performance
Here at Gisburn Road School we really care about democracy. We were so excited for the general
Today children from Gisburn Road took part in maypole and country dancing. We started off in the
At Gisburn Road School we nurture the creative talents of our children. Art Academy had been a
We’re very proud of all our year 3 and 4 pupils at Gisburn Road this week. They
On monday years 3, 4 and 5 went to Chill factore in Manchester. We tried a lot
Today has been a very strange day at Gisburn Road school. Mrs Walker and Mrs Tor couldn’t
Yesterday was World Book Day. We all celebrated by bringing in our favourite books to share
The travelling book fair came to Gisburn Road with week. Everyone here loves to read so we
Pupils and parents at Gisburn Road were delighted to try our pancakes. The Friends of Gisburn Road
On Monday we have a fantastic Taekwondo demonstration by Barnoldswick’s Taekwondo School of Excellence. Many of the
We recently had a visit from 4D Creative, who brought their amazing immersive space pod with them.
Reporters of Gisburn Road have put together a group of reporters (the children) to make a special
Parents and children had a great time at our recent Christmas Fayre. A big thank you to
The children had a fantastic day today on the Town Square selling the things that they had