A trip to the Himalayas

In KS2 we have been learning all about mountains during this summer term. On Tuesday 11th July we spent an enjoyable and really informative morning when Mr Simon Watkinson, a professional photographer, came into school to talk to us about his travels through the Himalayas. It was fascinating to find out about the people of the region and learn about how they have adapted to live in such harsh mountainous conditions.

His stunning photographs gave us a real insight into the lives of the people there.  He told us about the Sherpas who grow up in the Khumbu region and we even saw a photograph of the house in which Tenzing Norgay grew up before his successful ascent of Everest. We were also treated to a taste of the purest form of salt in the world – Himalayan rock salt.

The region around Kathmandu is still recovering from the terrible earthquake in 2015 and the photos of displaced families still living in tents made us realise how lucky we are.


Ruby with her magnificent model of the Snowdonia Mountain range.



Mon 12th – Lent Afternoon in Church
Tues 13th – Pancake Day Lunch
Fri 16th – Break for Half Term
Mon 26th – Spring Term 2 begins
Tue 27th – Rachel Wilkes from Music Partnership delivering the music curriculum within the school on Tuesdays for 5 weeks. This includes the launch of the Interactive Music Scheme Charanga.

Fri 1st – MAST ~ “Jesus Calms the Storm”
Thur 7th – World Book Day – come to school dressed as your favorite book character.        Challenge – please could you take a photo of your child reading in an unusual place (they don’t have to be in their costume doing this), and send it into school?  

Tues 12th – MAST Hannah Wills ~Easter
Wed 13th – Parents Evening – further information will be provided for this. 
Fri 15th – Red Nose day – Dress in your own clothes with one item of red for a £1 donation per child please. 
Thur 21st – Schools Together – 11am at St Giles Church in Hartington with Biggin Primary School.
Mon 25th – Easter Service 09.30am – location in School unless otherwise advised.
Thu 28th – Break for Easter

Mon 15th – Summer Term 1 begins