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Dear Parents,

Congratulations to our  Sporting Teams

Our Year 3/4 Football Team and our Netball Team competed in area tournaments this week, both finishing in 3rd place. The standard of play was excellent and our children competed against much larger schools working well as a team.

Building Work over half term

We are having work done on our kitchen roof during the half term holidays. Scaffolding will be erected tomorrow and the work is scheduled for completion by Friday 6th November. This should not impact on the running of school. Children have been reminded about safety around building sites, particularly if playing out during the holidays.

Supporting teacher training through Durham University

Like all good schools, we are actively involved in supporting the training of teachers. After half term there will be 2 students on placement in Class 1 on a Thursday and 1 student in placement in Class 2 on a Tuesday. They will be observing and working with small groups and will be under the direction of the class teacher at all times.

Parent Teacher Consultations

Thank you to all our Reception parents who came for their meetings this week.

For children in Year 1 upwards these will take place after half term on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th November from 3.45pm – 6.30pm. Please note Mrs Reynolds will be seeing her Year 1 parents on Wednesday evening only. Please sign up for a time slot in the office reception entrance area or phone the office to book. We will share important information about your child’s academic progress and targets at these meetings in addition to sharing their books and celebrating their wider interests and achievements.

Year 6 – preparation for assessments in May 2016

At parent’s evening Mrs Jones will discuss in more detail how we prepare your child for Year 6 National Tests next year. Mrs Wright will be working with different Year 6 children on a Thursday. She will work with individuals and small groups on a variety of topics from their English and Maths curriculum. We expect this to involve all of our Year 6 children at different times to ensure all children achieve their personal best.

Harvest Festival Service in St Mary’s Church, Bolton-on-Swale followed by refreshments

in the school hall

We hope you are able to join us in Church this afternoon at 2pm when the children

will lead our Harvest celebrations with songs, readings, drama and prayers.

Thank you to Friends of the School for the delicious refreshments afterwards. Thank

you to everyone who has offered to help or has baked cakes to support this.

We are  raising money for the charity Farm Africa

Thank you to everyone who has already brought in their £1 decorate a plate recipe

entry. We have enjoyed learning about the Sweet Potato Superfood. Winners will

be announced during the Harvest Service. We have already raised £81 for Farm

Africa. Thank you for your support with this charity fundraising.

Harvest gifts of fruit, vegetables and tins

Thank you for your generous donations. If you nominated someone for a Harvest

Basket please collect these at home time on Friday. Other donations will go to the

Richmond Food Bank.

Book Fair Success and thank you

Thank you for your generous support, the children have enjoyed seeing a wide

selection of books. We will receive £309   in commission for our school which will

allow us to purchase more new books for our class and school library.

Clubs after half term

Due to our Parent Teacher Consultations all Clubs will start back in the week of 9th

November. New booking forms will be out in the first week after half term.

Friends of the School Reminders

Halloween School Disco Friday 13th November – details have been sent home. Children often like to dress up for this!

Reception Children reminder for after half term

After half term our Reception children will start at 9.00am and can be in the playground from 8.50am ready to line up with their class.

Lunch Money Payments

Please ensure your lunch account is in credit.

Data Collection Sheets

These came out from the office this week. Please check the contact details we hold for your child and update as necessary. Please return the sheets even if there are no changes.

Return of school photographs deadline is Friday 6th November

Parish News Open2All Service on Sunday 1st November at 3pm at St Paul’s Church Hall Brompton-on-Swale

You are all invited to take part in this service with activities suitable for children and refreshments afterwards.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.


Enjoy a good half term break and we look forward to seeing you back in school on Monday 3rd November.


Yours sincerely,



Nicola Dobson


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