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There's always plenty going on at Furness! Use the links to the left to take a look at upcoming news events and a range of important information.

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Earth Day

Earth Day is a special day that is celebrated every year on April 22nd. It is a day when people all around the world come together to celebrate the Earth and all the amazing things it provides us with.

We will be celebrate Earth Day by learning about the importance of taking care of the planet and ways to reduce, reuse and recycle items in our daily life. You can also learn about the impact of pollution on the environment and ways to help reduce it.

Another way to celebrate Earth Day is to spend time outdoors, appreciating the beauty of nature. Take a walk in a park, plant a tree or flowers, or simply enjoy the fresh air.

Remember, taking care of the Earth is important not just on Earth Day, but every day. So let's all work together to protect our planet and make it a better place for future generations to come!

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Well done to Picasso for winning The Big Walk and Wheel 2023 competition. This is an initiative that encourages people to walk, bike, or roll instead of driving a car for short trips. The goal is to promote active transportation and reduce traffic congestion, air pollution, and carbon emissions. Walking and biking are great forms of exercise that can improve physical and mental health. They also help to reduce traffic on the roads, making it safer for pedestrians and cyclists. Additionally, active transportation is an environmentally-friendly alternative to driving, as it reduces greenhouse gas emissions and helps to protect the environment. The Big Walk and Wheel encourages everyone to get involved, regardless of age or ability. It's an opportunity to explore your community on foot or bike, and discover new places you may not have noticed before. It's also a chance to connect with your neighbours, and work together to create a safer and more sustainable community. By participating in the Big Walk and Wheel, we can help to make a positive impact on your health, the environment, and your community. So why not leave your car at home for short trips, and join the movement towards active transportation?

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Jeans for genes 2022

The Jeans for Genes campaign raises awareness of the daily challenges faced by those living with a genetic condition and raises money to fund projects that make a tangible difference to the lives of those affected.

Most importantly, the campaign:

Brings together the genetic condition community in order to make a loud noise about the issues that matter to them,

Shines a light on the organisations that work tirelessly to improve the lives of affected individuals; and

Celebrates the achievements of those living with a genetic condition.

Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans are represented in the Council of Europe's 46 member states and all are encouraged to discover more languages at any age, as part of or alongside their studies. This stems from the Council of Europe’s conviction that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent. Therefore, the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg, promotes plurilingualism in the whole of Europe. 

At the Council of Europe’s initiative, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September - together with the European Commission.

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Attendance and punctuality winners


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Global Citizenship Week

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Lift off project

As part of our school celebrations for British Science Week 2022, many pupils entered a national competition - Logo Lift Off - in which they were asked to design a logo for satellites that will be launched from a new UK spaceport next year. 

We were delighted to hear that out of over 10,000 entries, Rion Qamili's logo shone through and he was chosen as one of the shortlisted entries for our region!

As one of the competition's special runners up, Rion received a personalised certificate from the UK Space Agency and special congratulations from the panel of judges - all leading figures in UK space science and technology - well done Rion!

We hope Rion and all the pupils who entered the competition learnt about the key role of small satellites in helping to monitor climate change from space, had fun coming up with their logo designs and have been inspired to keep learning about climate change and space.

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The Clean Air Campaign

Mums for Lungs was founded by Jemima Hartshorn and friends when they were walking the streets of Brixton and South London with their small babies in 2017. Something felt wrong: these big smelly cars so close to tiny kids. 

Reading about air pollution made them realise it has irreversible health impacts on children and others. They felt that not enough was happening across London and the UK to change this, so they decided to turn anger and anxiety into action and start campaigning. 

Four years later, they are going stronger than ever, despite being primarily volunteers juggling day jobs and kids. Their flagship project is the School Streets campaign to close roads near schools at drop-off and pick-up times. It has already provided thousands of parents with advice on how to campaign and made it into The Times’ Clean Air Manifesto.  


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We celebrated European Day of Languages at Furness with a cheerful multilingual assembly. Year 1MB learned a song in Portuguese, year 1NM in Polish and years 6 in Albanian and Somali. Year 4OY shared their learning about Tagalog and Years 5 taught us about idioms and shapes in Portuguese. We listened to children sing and speak in their mother tongues: Hindi, Arabic, Pashtu and Yoruba among others.

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Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-bullying week takes place from Monday 16th November- Friday 20th November 2020. The theme is “United Against Bullying”. To mark the first day of Anti-Bullying week, we will take part in Odd Socks Day/fancy tights. However, we will extend this for a week and on Friday we will finish with a Non- School Uniform Superhero theme with a contribution of £1 to be made on Parent Pay.

Cycling training

Some Year 3 and 4 children took part in cycling training at Furness on Friday 6th. The children learnt important cycling skills, which will greatly contribute to the adoption of healthy habits in life. Needless to say they had lots of fun and were so excited to take part. Thank you parents for returning consent forms on time and the continuous support.

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Black History Month 2020

Furness’ theme for Black History Month is 'Game Changers of Colour'.

Explore the idea of game changing - making a permanent change for the better

Explain that anyone can be a game changer and discuss the common characteristics that game changers exhibit

Examples - Choose game changers of colour as role models

Expand - Choose one and discuss in depth

Enrich – support your child to produce a piece of work related to the chosen game changer

Evaluate - How can your child become a game changer? Support embed what they can do now in their daily lives at home and at school to become a game changer



Bike to school Week 2020

Thank you to everyone who took part in the bike to school week event, including parents and teachers. Parents, your support is vital as the benefits of active travelling are innumerable. It was exhilarating to see so many children in KS1 and KS2 cycling and scooting to school. Would you like to find out more? Please click here

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day is the annual mass celebration on the first Thursday of October that encourages all to enjoy, discover and share poetry. This year, National Poetry Day takes place on 1st October 2020, and the theme is Vision.

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European Day of Languages

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Please download the document below to see activities you could do with your children at home


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Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 May 2020

Dear Parents and Carer’s,

Furness Primary School and Place2Be are very excited that next week is Mental Health Awareness Week.

This year’s theme is ‘KINDNESS’

We know that our children and their families understand and demonstrate kindness on a regular  basis.

  We would like to celebrate the week by asking our children to award a

 Place2Be – Virtual Kindness Cup

Or a

Kindness Certificate

to acknowledge children, teachers, parents/carers and other individuals who have made a positive difference through their kindness at this challenging time.

Please share images of your cups or certificates through DB Primary with your teachers.

Please explore activities and templates for the ‘Kindness’ cup through the link below.


Science week

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Car Free Day and Safety Week

In February we had a car free day. Children who scoot, cycle, walk or use any other means of transportation with a zero carbon footprint could grab a free snack from the KS2 playground. KS1 children were also invited.

There was an Air quality Assembly at 9:05 where children will learnt about ways to improve the quality of the air we breath in. Children who cycled to school that day also took part in as bike club session at lunch time. 

In the afternoon there was a workshop for year 6 children about air pollution and how the impact can be measured in plants. 

At the end of the day, parents and teachers could also sign up for cycling training for adults.

Children's Mental Health Week

It's Children's Mental Health Week. The importance of looking after our emotional wellbeing from an early age is the focus of this year's Children's Mental Health Week. Organised by children's mental health charity Place2Be, this year's theme is 'Find your Brave', and the charity hopes to help children find the courage they need to face their challenges. Furness has been exploring ways to help young people strengthen their mental health, building their confidence and resilience.

School Trip - Parliament Hill

Art Project at CCA

Road Safety Week

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Red White and Blue Day

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Cultural Evening

Black History Month

Some Year 3 & 4 children have taken part in the learn to ride cycling programme at Furness taking place on Tuesday 8th.


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Some Year 3 & 4 children have taken part in the learn to ride cycling programme at Furness taking place on Tuesday 8th.


Level 2 Cycling - Year 5 & 6


6JPF School Trip to HMS Belfast

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