Castleton Residential

What a great start to the residential we have had at Castleton this week! The journey out to the Rotary Centre was good fun. We travelled on a bus then a train and then did a walk. There is a park just down the road from where we are sleeping which is great fun. Our back garden is as big as a football pitch…wow! Tuesday saw a great adventure walking to Padley Gorge and then on to Hathersage to swim outside. The sun shone for us all day! Today is a bit of a trek up Mam Tor and then followed by a visit down a cave. We are certainly enjoying the challenge! The children have been so positive and polite to each other, they have been amazing!

Cosy Read

Today has been cosy read day at WCM and we have had a lovely session sharing books with children across school. Sharing stories with children is very special and to spend time discussing the plot and characters is what helps children want to read more.  Why not dig out your 101 read lists and see if you can find a new book to try.  Don’t forget to keep recording reads in your journal to collect your reading mileage badge at the end of the term.

Shirecliffe is Blooming Marvellous!


This week is our annual Community Week. The theme this year is looking after our school and local community. Across the week the children have been finding ways to do just that! Children walked around the local area or visiting places such as Busk Park to litter pick, The Meadows to talk to our elderly local people and to LEAF to offer their help tidying up an area of wasteland. Children in Phase 1 walked upto Little Pear Tree Field to look for signs of spring. Each class will also vote for a May Queen and Jack in the Green as part of the May Day tradition, these will be shared in assembly together tomorrow. As well as this we have been promoting ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ where children do small gestures for others such as opening a door offering a compliment. It has been a great week, keep an eye out for photos around school.