School Newsletter 9th June 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,


Stars of the Week

Class        Star Writer             Star of the Week       Lunchtime Stars

Willow       Archie                   Will                                Aaron

Oak                                         Morgan                            Ella

Elm            Paige                     Neve                              Ewan

Chestnut   Lilly                        Millie                               Luca

Beech       Tom                       Rowan                             Tom


Effort Shield

Congratulations to Lydia B from Oak Class for achieving the Effort Shield last week.  Well done!


Year 3 and Year 4 Tennis

Well done to Becky, Edward, Nathan and Olivia who represented the school in the Thirsk cluster tennis competition; winning some of their games they achieved well and had a wonderful time!


Wear it, Beat it 2017!  British Heart Foundation

Thank you for supporting the above charity last Friday. As soon as we have a total of the amount raised we will let you know.


Willow Class Cake Stall

Thank you to the PTA for organising Willow Class cake Stall last week.



In our endeavours to continue celebrating the special milestone of the school’s 150th birthday on Friday 23rd June we will be decorating stones to make a whole school montage for outside. We would be very grateful if your child could bring in a flat stone to decorate. If any of you have several suitable flat stones that you would be happy to donate that would be really helpful.    


Messy Church

On Friday 30th June we will be also celebrating the school’s birthday with Messy Church and our theme will be Community. One of the activities will need egg shells – if you could start saving these and send them into school that would be eggstra special!


Reading Books

Thank you for your understanding with the temporary unavailability of reading books for those children on the RWI programme last week but we have overhauled the books and purchased some replacements.


Spelling Strategy

As promised the school’s approach to the teaching of spelling has been made available on the website and is attached for your information. We will also be celebrating National Writing Day on Wednesday 21st June.


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