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Beaconside C of E Primary School & Acorn Nursery

Learning to Live...Learning to Shine

Welcome to our school website - a school where everyone learns to live and learns to shine. We are proud of our school and our values. Belong & Believe Honesty & Respect Empathy & Integrity Collaboration & Perseverance Enthusiasm & Achievement


Year 2014-15

Another academic year has come to a close. As staff we have thoroughly enjoyed it as have all the children. We hope you as parents have too. Please take a look at all the great activities your children participated in over the last academic year at the school.

Kind regards,

Mr Brotherhood and Miss Short.


Year 5 and 6 Inter Class Rounder's Competition

It was great to see all the children in the upper unit take part in this competition which was keenly fought and eventually won by Mr Brotherhood's y6 class. A great morning indeed!


U.Dance at the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

On Friday 27th March the Year 5 and 6 children took part in the U.Dance National Festival along with other schools from across Cumbria. They choreographed a dance based on our Earth and Space topic and perfected it over the spring term. With a little help from Alison, our U.Dance artist, they produced a creative, dynamic performance which impressed all who saw it, including the large audience on Friday night.


We would like to thank the children for all of their hard work, their immaculate behaviour on the day and their dedication in U.Dance practises and performances. Also, a massive thanks to the PTA who kindly donated funds to allow us to have a fabulous day in Keswick, and the King Kong Climbing Centre for welcoming us between performances. Finally, we would like to thank the parents for their ongoing support which was greatly appreciated by all.

Science Day and the partial solar eclipse

On Tuesday 17th March the Year 5 and 6 children took part in Science Day. It was a day packed with practical investigations and discovery. Friday allowed us to finish our 'Cosmic' Space topic with an amazing partial solar eclipse.

World Book Day

As part of the whole school event to dress as your favourite book character we had a wide range of characters who visited our school.

Ratio and proportion

An investigation into the World's largest man ever Robert Wadlow - he was twice the size of most of the children in class

Sports Leaders

Our Year 6 children offer games at breaktime for the younger children to take part in. The activities include team, paired and individual games such as:

Stuck in the mud, ball tig, throwing and catching, races, skipping.

Football tournaments this year

Enrichment activities

Friday afternoons allow the Year 5 and 6 children to enrich their curriculum through 4 themed activities available to choose. The Spring activities are based around our space theme and include: Cookery, Music, Drama and Technology. Pictures of the activities are below