School Newsletter 24th May 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,


Stars of the Week

Class        Star Writer             Star of the Week       Lunchtime Stars

Willow         Aaron                    Olivia                             Archie

Oak             Purwa                    Lydia                               Becky

Elm              Isaac                      Isabelle                          Paige 

Chestnut      Imogen                 Georgina                                 

Beech          Jennifer                 Emily                               Isabelle


Effort Shield

Congratulations to Thomas from Chestnut Class for achieving the Effort Shield last week.  Well done!



Following the attack in Manchester on Monday night, the NSPCC have circulated the following link on the NSPCC website which I hope you will find helpful.


Visit from the Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate

Last week the school received a visit from Nick Brown, Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate.  The purpose of his visit was to congratulate and present Olivia in Y6 with her certificate for being the best girl speaker in the recent debating competition.  Ellen and Olivia took the Mayor on a tour of the school and he participated in our collective worship. The Mayor was very positive about his visit and said "What a wonderful place!  It was a real joy visiting your school the other day."



Well done to Archie, Ebonie, Holly and Will who represented the school in the Thirsk cluster tennis competition, they won all their games and go forward to represent the school on Friday in the area competition.  Good luck Y6!


Victorian dress up day

On Friday, all children and staff are invited to dress in Victorian style clothing to continue our learning from the Beamish visit and to enable us to take a photograph to mark the occasion.  School shoes or sensible footwear should be worn.


Charities Week

Well done to the Y6 who have worked so hard this week raising funds for their chosen charities.  As soon as we have a total of the amount raised the Y6 will let you know.


Careers Day

Whilst our annual Careers Day for UKS2 is a few weeks away, if any of you would be prepared to come and share an insight into your career and working day the older children in school would love to hear about it!  Please let the office know if you would be happy to volunteer for this as it would be much appreciated.


The Great Get Together

On the weekend of the 16th - 18th June, ‘The Great Get Together’ will be taking place across the country and schools have been invited to take part with a special assembly on Friday 16th June.  Inspired by Jo Cox, ‘The Great Get Together’ aims to bring together communities, neighbours, pupils and friends to share and celebrate all that we hold in common.  School will be hosting a coffee and cake get together at the end of the school day to which you are mostly warmly welcome.  School will provide coffee and donations of cakes would be most gratefully received.  We hope you will be able to join us.


Yours sincerely,


Mrs V Farby
Head Teacher