School Newsletter 13 June 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

What a successful first week we had on our return to school!  We had several visitors in school who were most complimentary about pupil behaviour and our vibrant learning environment.  

Maths Challenge
Six of our Y6 pupils attended a maths challenge competition held at Great Ouseburn Village Hall last Friday.  Ten local schools took part, some entering two teams.  I am delighted to tell you that Kirby Hill won the competition!  Congratulations to Emily Bosomworth, Martha Charlton, Ben Copham, Cameron Inglis, Fin Middlemiss,  and Thomas Pullan for being amazing mathematicians.  We are all proud of their achievement.

Star Writers
In our effort to raise both the profile of writing as well as standards, we have for a while being awarding Star Writers on a weekly basis, I am sure you might know of this already as your child or children may have achieved this.  I shall endeavour on a weekly basis to let you know who has achieved this accolade from each class.  Wherever possible we will always try to send a copy of the writing home along with the certificate.  

Star Writers

  • Chapel Class – Emily Orr
  • Church Class – Isaac Burland
  • Minster Class – Purwa Joshi
  • Priory Class – Rebekah Chaplin
  • Temple Class – Luke Willey

Stars of the Week

  • Chapel Class – Thomas Banthorpe-Howlett
  • Church Class – Ethan Mazza
  • Minster Class – Lydia Harland-Lazenby
  • Priory Class – Olivia Scott
  • Temple Class – Torol Blacker

The Effort Shield was awarded to Alfie McBride.  Well done Alfie!

Forest Schools
Our first Y5 group attended Forest Schools and received positive praise from Katie the group leader as well as Mrs Dixon.  The children were praised for their enthusiasm, outstanding listening skills and their determination to succeed with things they had never done before!

Cricket & Football Sessions
Upper Key Stage 2 children have started cricket training.  The coach was so impressed with their skills and concentration.  James Lofthouse also started football training with KS1 and lower KS2, James has visited Kirby Hill before and is a most welcome visitor, he always speaks so highly of our children and school.

Queen’s Birthday
Thank you to all the children and staff for their contributions to the work displayed in Church on Sunday to celebrate the Queen’s birthday.

A wide range of written and art work was on display from portraits of the Queen, postage stamps in clay, sketches of the old school and new building, a timeline of the Queen’s life and amusing diary entries from the Queen.  Well done everyone and thank you!

Sunday was definitely a special community event and it was wonderful to play our part and be part of the celebration.  Thank you to Rev. Alison and all from All Saints Church for organising the event.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs V Farby
Head Teacher