Bendrigg Residential

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6th Form students have had a fantastic time at Bendrigg this week, they have been climbing and abseiling, canoeing on Lake Windermere, ventured into deepest darkest Yorkshire to hike into the Dales and explore Yordass Cave, sang on karaoke in a traditional Mongolian Yurt, toasted marshmallows and…

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World of Work Day 2023

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Today we held a World of Work Day in school, click here to find out what we got up to and who came to visit us.


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Visit from McDonalds

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This week we were visited by McDonalds staff from the Whitehaven branch. The visit was focused around our SkillsBlox project which aims to educate our pupils about the world of work and develop skills linked to being at work such as teamwork, confidence, communication etc. McDonalds showed Lakes…

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Table Cricket Competition

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Today some of our Kes Stage 2 students represented Mayfield at a Table Cricket Competition at William Howard School in Brampton.  They were brilliant!

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World Book Day 2023

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Today we brought stories to life in our World Book Day Hunt!

Each class had chance to explore story displays and activities following a map.

Our Senior Leadership Team and some of our older pupils became model readers, reading their favourite story to a class.

There was also lots of…

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Fairtrade Day 2023

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Today we learnt all about Fairtrade. 

Classes across school worked together to create a Fairtrade bake and a poster.  After lunch we showcased our creations in our very own ‘Fairtrade Bake Off’.

The winners were Lakes 1 and Mountains 9.


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Optical Illusions

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Mountains 8 have been looking at and creating their own optical illusions this week as part of a SkillsBlox task. From a range of given options, each group chose which illusions they'd like to create ranging from picking up a painted line, surfing on a classmate, making people giant & tiny, as…

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Numbers Day

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Today we 'Dressed up for Digits' to support the NSPCC Number Day.  Students and staff have had a fun filled day of number based activities as well as raising money for the NSPCC.


We have had number hunts around school, maths activities in classes, painted numbers and even had numbers…

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Pet Encounter - KS1

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KS1 loved their visit from Pet Encounter today, they got the opportunity to see and explore some of the animals we might find in the wild!

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Chinese New Year 2023

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Lakes 5 and 6 had a shared Chinese New Year themed afternoon. Activities included making marks and tracking the falling red rice to reveal Chinese lettering, painting our own fans, roaring like dragons using the mic, eating prawn crackers (a huge hit!), developing our fine motor skills with…

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Lakes 6 - Phonics

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Lakes 6 have been trying really hard in their phonics this week. They have been using Fred Talk to blend the sounds to read words!

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Swishy, Swishy Grass

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Lakes 5’s current key story event is going through the swishy, swishy grass. They have finished off this section of the story by going up to the Immersive Room and making the meadows move on the interactive walls and floor as well as activating some animal sounds.

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