Whitley And Eggborough Community Primary School

Caring, Helping and Sharing


Year 4 instrumental tuition

Our Year 4 children in Willow and Sycamore class are having weekly music lessons with the North Yorkshire music service , learning how to play the flute, clarinet or trumpet. They are enjoying learning to play with others and develop their skills when reading rhythms and written music. 



Music demonstration assembly

We were delighted to watch an assembly carried out by the music service in North Yorkshire, in which a variety of musical instruments were played. The children had the opportunity to listen to the different instruments, find out how they were played and which orchestral group they belonged to. If your child is interested in learning a musical instrument from September please get in touch.


Judo workshop

The whole school were given the opportunity to join in with a judo workshop. They were given judo outfits and were taught a number of different beginner judo moves to practise on their friends.

Robin Wood 2022

The children were an absolute pleasure to take to Robin Wood this weekend and it was a delight to watch their confidence and resilience grow during our time there. We took so many photos to capture all of the amazing activities and will share with grown-ups shortly. 

Royal Navy

Year 6 worked with the Royal Navy this week, carrying out lots of team building activities- they had a great time and look forward to working with them again soon. 

Young Voices 2022. 

Key Stage 2 had a wonderful time at Sheffield Arena at the Young Voices concert. You can download the whole performance at youngvoices.co.uk

Le Petit dejeuner

Upper key stage 2 finished off their French topic of food with a breakfast buffet, using their French vocab to ask for what they would like and holding simple conversations.  Thank you to Greencore for supplying the food.  

Science workshops

Over the last few weeks the whole school has enjoyed science workshops, bringing science to life. UKS2 even dissected a lamb heart!

Chicks in Acorn Class

We are so excited, we have chicks in Acorn class!  The children have taken such good care of them, and also enjoyed learning about the life cycle of a chicken.

National Literacy Trust - Reading Championships

We are delighted to announce after taking part in the regional heat for Yorkshire & Humber our year 5 & 6 children came 6th and the top primary school in the region.  They were competing against other primaries, but mainly secondary schools in the area.  We are so proud of you!

World Book Day

The costumes have been fantastic this year to celebrate 25 years of world book day.  Lots of activities have taken place including a book tasting, decorate a potato and a visit from Selby library.

Ashling Fowler Author Workshop

KS2 had a lovely morning with 'Fireborn' Author Ashling Fowler, who held a virtual writing workshop all the way from LA!

Maple & Oak Parliament Workshop

Children took part in a virtual workshop, learning all about The Houses of parliament, House of Lords and the roles of an MP.  Special guest speaker was Local MP Nigel Adams who took questions from the children on a wide range of subjects.

KS1 Craft Afternoon

We were pleased to invite parents/carers into school to join us for a craft afternoon.  This is the first time since the start of the pandemic parents have been invited into school - what an amazing afternoon!

Chinese Dance Workshop

The children enjoyed a chinese dance workshop as an introduction to learning about Chinese New Year.

Pre school Craft afternoon

Christmas 2021

Children In Need

Children could come to school in pyjamas or something Pudsey!

Macmillan  Coffee Afternoon

Thank you to everyone who donated cakes and supported us on the day.  We raised £588!

WHITFEST - Year 6 Leavers Festival

100 Challenge!

During June we took part in a sponsored 100 challenges, to raise money for a wellbeing garden as a legacy after the global pandemic of 2020/21.  From reading 100 books to planting 100 bulbs everyone got involved!

Mental Health Awareness Week

Inspired by artist Andy Goldsworthy and following this year's theme of 'back to nature' Cherry and Chestnut Classes created their own nature art.

Outdoor Christingle and Carol Concert

We Remembered...

Chas's Adventure