P1010779Arrowsmith had an unexpected day in the snow!

We tried to work out what numbers were buried under the snow and had a competition as to who could throw the highest snowball against the wall.

Then we brought snow back into Arrowsmith to see what would happen. Guess what …it melted!


Happy New Year!

We hope you are enjoying the Christmas season and are getting well rested, ready for the start of term.  Please note: school reopens for pupils on Wednesday 7th January 2015. We look forward to seeing you!

Advent Wreaths by More Class

The Advent Wreath consists of four candles, surrounded by evergreen branches. The light of the candles signifies the light of Christ, who will come into the world at Christmas. More Class used chalks to create these beautiful pictures of an Advent Wreath.

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Sportshall Athletics

The Sportshall Athletics team have joined the Sportshall league at Lancaster and Morecambe College and have already competed in their first event.

On Friday 14th November we went over to LMC by minibus (kindly provided by Skerton Community High School) and competed against St. Wilfreds, St.Lukes Skerton and Wilson’s Endowed.  Considering it was their first ever event they did amazingly well and had lots of fun. They had to compete in activities such as hurdles, javelin, speed bounce and long jump. The team were a credit to the school exhibiting excellent behaviour and they worked incredibly well together and cheered each other on.

They have another 5 events to complete between now and the end of April. We will keep you updated on their progress.

A big thank you to the team at LMC for a very well organised event, to the other schools for great competition, to Skerton High School for the minibus, to the parents for coming along and supporting the children and to Mrs McLaughlin for coming with us and cheering the children on!

Sportshall athletics team 2014-2015
Sportshall athletics team 2014-2015

Wish the team luck for their next event on Tuesday 25th November at OLCC.

Y4 go climbing!

On Thursday 20th November twelve children from Hayhurst class went over to OLCC to use the climbing wall. It was a fantastic experience for everyone involved. Luckily nobody got stuck at the top!

The staff and climbing club pupils were fantastic, a big thank you to all at OLCC who helped to organise and provide this opportunity for us.


Biathlon Brilliance

Elizabeth from Y4 has recently won the North West Under 10 Biathlon Championship.  This involved a 50m swim and an 800m run and means she is currently ranked 2nd in the whole of England! Well done Elizabeth!

She is off to the the National Biathlon Championships in Birmingham on November 29th. We wish her the best of luck and look forward to hearing how she gets on. 

Elizabeth from Hayhurst class with her medals and trophy.


It’s time for a break!

The autumn holidays are finally here. We hope you have a great week full of fun, rest, and time with family. Thanks to all the children for their hard work and smiles this half term.

Please remember that school starts again on Monday the 3rd of November.

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Enjoy the holidays! :-)

SSN Football Competition & Small Schools Football League

The Cathedral School football strip has been found (hurrah!) and was back in use on Wednesday 15th October when Wannie, Marley, Sebastian, Dean, Olivia-Jayde, Patryk, Simon, Alfy and Bailey took part in the SSN Football Competition.

They were an absolute credit to the school and played very well. Despite not winning they very much enjoyed the competition.

Well done and a big thanks to staff and pupils at OLCC for organising and running the event.

This year we will be taking part in the Small Schools Football League. Team training will be on a Monday 3:15pm – 4:15pm at school. Any children from Y4 upwards are welcome to attend. The teams for our fixtures for the league will be chosen from the children that attend training.

Any questions? Please speak to Mrs Benson.

PE and Sport Autumn Update

Behind the scenes we have been very busy organising clubs, competitions, curriculum PE and extra-curricular sessions for the coming months and academic year.

Teachers have been busy planning and implementing a new PE curriculum that now includes sports such as badminton and tag rugby.

We have taken on board the responses regarding sport and PE on the parental questionnaires and value parents’ views and opinions. We too wish we had a field and a bigger hall but these are things that as professionals we are trained to deal with and overcome so that we can still deliver a varied, fun and educational PE curriculum. We have investigated the possibility of using fields and sports facilities in the surrounding area but have not yet been able to come up with a feasible option. Due to Health and Safety regulations imposed on us from outside agencies and time constrictions of the curriculum set by the government it is not as simple as deciding we would like to walk up the hill to use the fields or walking to another school. Please be assured that we continue to work on this issue and we are doing the best we can to ensure the children experience playing sports on a field where possible.

We are continuing to build up a wealth of resources for teaching PE and sport. Each year we use the Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers to stock up on basics like tennis balls and also to get some more specialist equipment like a full class set of Slazenger hockey sticks. Thank you to all who have helped us collect vouchers.

A timetable of planned competitions and events has been set by the School Sports Network and we will be attending as many as we possibly can over the year. If any parents are willing to put their names forward as volunteers for transporting children to sporting events please contact Mrs Benson to find out more details.

We are excited to continue building on what has been a strong start for sport and PE this academic year. Please remember to check here for updates and if any children have sporting achievements from events outside of school please see Mrs Benson so she can put it on the sports blog.

Thank you!

Styrofoam Printing in Hayhurst Class

A (really beautiful) print by Jessica, Y4.
Josie, Y4, rolling her brayer.
Alex P and Cameron, Y4, experimenting with different printing designs.

How to do Styrofoam printing (a quick demo):

Thanks to Elizabeth in Y4 for filming this demonstration. Good camera work, Elizabeth!

We’re open!

cropped-chas-1.jpgWhy not come in for a look around? Cathedral School is open today (Tuesday October 14th) from 9:30 till 2:30 and again from 3:30 till 5:30. You’re very welcome!



We hope you’re coming along to our first bingo night of the year…



The main hall, Cathedral School.


Friday 17th October from 6pm.


Why not?! It should be fun and there are prizes to be won! See you there…

Are you coming to our Harvest Assembly?

It would be lovely to see you in the Cathedral tomorrow morning (Thursday 9th October) at 9:15. All the year groups are contributing to the assembly.veggie-clipart-Basket-of-fall-veggies

If you are able to contribute any food for our harvest baskets, that would be delightful! We’re looking for cans of food, bags of pasta and rice, teabags, chocolate, etc.

Thank you :)

Join us for Mass next Sunday


Please join us for Mass at Lancaster Cathedral on Sunday (5th October) at 10:30 for Mass of the Dedication of The Cathedral. Pupils are encouraged to wear school uniform and sit on the front benches.

Thank you :)

Hayhurst Spellings 2014/15

Dear Parents and Guardians of Year Four children,

Please find spelling lists for Hayhurst (Y4) Class attached in the .pdf below. Click on the image to open the document in a new tab. Your child will also bring a paper copy of this home.

Weekly Spellings

Many thanks,

Mrs Benson and Mr Walton

Up for a bit of sewing?

…or is cheerleading your thing? How about creative writing? Drama? CAFOD? Eco-Club? Time-travelling?* Multi-skills?

We’ve lots on offer this term. Have a look at the letter below, fill in your preferences and get it back to the school office as soon as possible. Places for clubs are limited.


Click on the image to open the letter as a .pdf.

n.b. All children have been given a paper copy of this letter so please do have a look in those book bags!

Thanks :)





*Time Travelling club has been cancelled for health and safety reasons. We’re hoping to have it up and running again by sometime last year. Apologies for any inconvenience.