Events & Visits

Events 2023 and 2024



Reading Cafe

Years 1&2 visited Goathland Tea Rooms as part of our Reading Cafe (standing for comprehension,accuracy, fluency and expanding vocabulary).

Key Stage 2 Playground Leaders Course

Mrs Twamley from Lady Lumley’s school delivered some fabulous playground leader training to our Key Stage 2 pupils.


As part of Base 2’s Food Technology Topic, the children made pretzels. They were a great success!


Christmas 2023

We had a great Christmas 2023.  We performed our school Nativity, went Ice skating to York’s Winter Wonderland, played in the snow, had Christmas Lunch and Father Christmas visited us.

Base 1 – Spooky Day

Mrs Rigg’s class had fun dressing up whilst creating lots of wonderful crafts and descriptive writing.

The winners of our Pumpkin Competition 2023….

Special thank you to our School Governor, Mrs Atkinson, for judging and awarding the prizes today.

Base 2 had an excellent morning at the Science and Engineering Fair at Scarborough Spa. The fidget spinners and the Circus skills were particular highlights, but the children enjoyed trying out many different activities.

Thank you for joining us at St Mary’s church. We hope you enjoyed our Very Special Vegetable poem and Harvest song. All of the food and toiletries that our families brought into school over the past 2 weeks will be donated to Whitby Food Bank.

Our Key Stage 1 children took part in MultiSkills at Caedmon College

Base 1 visited Scarborough Sealife Centre as part of their‘beach’ topic work. They had an amazing day learning about different sea creatures and even made friends with a very friendly seal!

Base 2 visited the Bagshaw Museum near Leeds for an Ancient Egyptian workshop. The children explored Osiris’s tomb, used hieroglyphs to write their names on papyrus, used their archaeological skills to uncover and identify hidden replica artefacts and revisited the process of embalming and mummification. Alongside this they were also given the opportunity to handle some genuine Ancient Egyptian artefacts including the lid of a jackal canopic jar which many, many years ago would have held someone’s stomach!

Cornonation Lunch

Goathland Scarecrow Festival and Hunt 2023 Our Scare-Crow and all his little friends Each little bird was made by one of our pupils in honour ofthe North York Moors Birds on the Edge Project which we are very proud to be apart of.

Base 2 competed in the Year 3/4 Inter Schools Tennis yesterday. No easy task in 28 degree heat. All the children enjoyed theafternoon and played with great sportsmanship. Although it is not officially acompetition our two teams came first and third in their groups. Well done team Goathland.

We welcomed the fabulous author and illustrator Liz Million into school. The children had a brilliant time learning how to draw cartoonpeople and outrageous animals.

Today we had the absolute privilege to join Wilf Norman inGreen End, Goathland to help ring 2 tawny owl chicks. We watched mum fly out ofthe box and saw how the special identity rings are fitted. All in all, a veryenjoyable and informative afternoon. Thank you to Wilf.

Birds on the Edge Project: On Wednesday afternoon we had a visit from Jonathan to talk to the children about the North York Moors National Park bird conservation project. The project’s aim is to improve the habitat for four birds which have suffered significant population declines during the last 30 years. Two are migratory birds, the turtle dove and redstart and two are residents, the song thrush and yellowhammer. A key element of the project is to monitor current bird populations. Base 1 are going to take the lead on this for our school and spend 15 minutes identifying, recording and counting the birds that visit a feeding station every morning for 4 weeks.Later this term Base 2 are going to be involved in the Geocache Challenge which involves following the migratory route of a (geocache) turtle dove and monitoring its progress through Europe and down to Africa using the Geocaching website.Only eight schools are involved in this local conservation project so we are very proud to be one of them.

Happy Easter 2023

Red Nose Day 2023

Base 1 visited Danby Moors Centre and took part in the Gruffalo Adventure Day.

World Book Day 2023

After reading ‘The Jolly Postman’ we walked to the Post Office to buy stamps so we can post the letters we will be writing this week. This afternoon we have also drawn maps of our walk as part of our Geography topic.

Base 1’s Hatching Experience

Whitby Schools Cross Country League 3 at Whitby Sixth Form College. Well done to our Key Stage 2 pupils for their outstanding individual performances and as always,sportsmanship.