School Newsletter 27th February 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,


Stars of the Week

Class         Star Writer        Star of the Week

Willow             Ellen            Harry S    

Oak                 Rebekah     Ryan

Elm                  Flo               Isaac

Chestnut        Sarah           Zachary    

Beech             Jennifer       Connor

Effort Shield

Congratulations to Lilly from Chestnut Class for achieving the Effort Shield in the last week of half term.  Well done!

House Team

Well done to St David’s team for coming first with House Points last week and well done to St Andrew’s team for their continuing lead, although other teams are close behind!


Well done to Archie, Harry B, Holly, Emily, Ellen, Ebonie and Will L for their success at the cluster netball competition.  The team were placed third out of nine schools, a fabulous achievement.  The children were also complimented on their excellent behaviour and outstanding sporting attitude which is always wonderful to hear!  We were told they were a credit to the school.

Sowerby Music for Life

Well done to all the children for their participation in the Sowerby Music for Life visit on Wednesday, 15th February.  All the children enjoyed a fiddle & ceilidh performance and the musicians Sowerby for Life representatives were so impressed. They commented how evident it was that we are musical school.  The children spontaneously contributed to the performance whilst Elm and Willow were fortunate to take part in the workshops.

We are grateful as always to the School Trustees for funding the day which is also subsidised by Sowerby Music for Life itself.  Thank you to those parents, carers and grandparents who joined us for the end of day performance.  

Health & Safety

Please be careful about sending grapes into school in lunch boxes.  Some Staff have recently attended paediatric training and it has been highlighted that grapes are number one on the choking list as they are the right shape to block a child's airway completely until the age of 8. Each grape needs to be cut vertically before being included in your child’s lunch box or preferably avoid sending them into school at all for the safety and well-being of the children.

Archbishop of York Award

Our Y6 children have made a superb start to the Archbishop of York award.  The idea of the award is for the children to ‘be the change they want to see’ and do their bit to make the world a better place.  If they all do their bit, then collectively greater things are achieved.  As well as completing challenges at school, the children are asked to document, in their scrapbook, things that they have completed at home.  We have already seen some fantastic examples so far and look forward to many more this half term, well done Y6!


Yours sincerely,

Mrs V Farby
Head Teacher