Children in Need and Type 1 Diabetes Day

As you can see from the photographs below the children loved dressing up as their favourite super heroes or in a onesie to help raise money for two really worthwhile charities. Callum in Year 5 (school council treasurer) worked with Mrs Turnbridge to total up the donations raised and the grand total so far is £312.07. Thank you so much to you all, we have such a caring community here at Addingham and I know that both charities will be delighted by your generosity.


Mr Yates, our music teacher, is part of the band of the Yorkshire Regiment of the British Reserve Armed Forces.

He came in today to talk to us in Assembly. On Wednesday of this week he was not in school because he was in Lille, France as part of the band for the fifteen WW1 soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment who were reintered.  He let Robert, Joshua, Sam, Freddie and Dan try on some of his uniforms.


Pumpkin Competition

On Friday 17th October we raised money for our outdoor toy fund. We chose a winner from each year group with the help of our Assistant Heads and Miss Cave.  It was really difficult to pick winners but we finally did. Year 6 Freddie G, Year 5 Molly L, Year 4 William N, Year 3 Bobbie M, Year 2 Dylan A, Year1 Merryn S, Reception Lexi G. Congratulations to them all. School Council Becky and Dom.

Our special assembly to celebrate the winners in the Addingham Allotments and Gardens Association show that took place in August during the summer holidays.

Creating and filming, from a minature helicopter, our Tour de France piece of art work on the school field.


We have had such an amazing morning completing our artwork project on the field today. Working with Doctor Harrison Moore and Mrs Bayntun the children were able to add the final touches to the design by riding, running and walking their way through and across the spirals whilst scattering wild flower seeds.

The finished result looks amazing and so please look out for images of it over the weekend, in the Yorkshire Post tomorrow and the Ilkley Gazette next week. Miss Greenaway’s friend filmed the morning from the air.

Non Uniform Day with a Bugsy theme                                                   

Raising funds for the summer production.

Bugsy Bun Sale

Many thanks to all who supported our bun sale, raising funds for our Bugsy Production.

We raised an amazing £128.46 yesterday.

Reception Assembly

Reception Class Assembly

Today we were joined by our little friends from Addingham Pre School and Nursery Rhymes to watch our Reception class children deliver their first ever school assembly… and what a wonderful assembly it was!

The children have been learning all about pirates this half term and began their assembly by retelling the story of ‘The Night Pirates’ by Peter Harris and Debora Allwright, a story where the ‘

rough tough girl pirates’ steal the front of Tom’s house to disguise their pirate ship. The children spoke really confidently and helped us all to jump on board for a night – time adventure story.

The children also performed a fantastic dance and shared with us some of their beautiful art work. At the end of the assembly I gave a special mention to Thomas T, Merryn S, Betsy B, Hermione H-L, Teddy C-L and Isaac A as their paintings really caught my eye.

Thank you to all of the Reception team for helping to prepare the children for their assembly and once again to all of our super stars in Reception class.

Harry Gration and Amy Garcia

Great excitement after lunch today as Harry and Amy came past school on their tandem and stopped to talk to the children. Even better was when Look North was filmed live from the turning circle outside school and the KS2 school council got to meet them.


Deputy Lord Mayor Visits Addingham

 Deputy Lord Mayor’s Visit to Addingham

Last week our School Council were invited to have lunch with the Deputy Lord Mayor when she visited Addingham.We had a wonderful time learning about how the council is organised and were privileged to be able to ask the Deputy Lord Mayor some questions.

Addingham Primary School Council

‘We have recently read that the Lord Mayor's charity appeal in Bradford is the 'Disability Sport and Pleasure' trust which helps to provide opportunities for a wide range of disabled people. As a school council we wondered what we could do to help support this work?’

‘We were interested to find out that you are a Bradford 'Street Angel' volunteer and we would like to ask you what this involves.’

‘What has been the hardest decision you have ever made?’

‘What is the difference between being a councillor and the Deputy Lord Mayor?’

‘What are your aspirations?’

‘Would you like to be the Lord Mayor in the future? Why?’

‘Can you tell us a little bit about your role as a councillor so we can see the similarities between your role and our school council?’

‘Do you have to wear a uniform?’

‘What do you do in your free time?’

‘Is it an enjoyable job? What is the most rewarding aspect of your work?’

‘We would love for you to come and visit our school and attend one of our school council meetings, would this be possible?’

Addingham Civic Society Feedback

“So glad you could make it on Tuesday lunchtime. The children turned out to be quite a highlight! Their questions were brilliant.

Thanks for the effort you and Mrs Ellis put in to arrange it - much enjoyed by all, and the children behaved impeccably, well done them”