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Friday 26th June 2015

Dear Parents,

Supporting our Armed Forces SSAFA ‘Camo Day’
Thank you to everyone who has supported our non-uniform ‘Camo Day’ celebrating our Armed Forces community. We raised over £100 for SSAFA. Well done!

Drowning Prevention Week 2015
All our children had a presentation in school this week relating to this national initiative to raise awareness about water safety both at home and when out; dangers include baths, ponds, paddling pools and near rivers, lakes and the sea.

PE kit in school all week
As we prepare for Sports Day, your child may have PE lessons on a different day. Please bring their kit on Monday (trainers, white t shirt and black shorts) and take it home for washing on Friday.

Sports Day Wednesday 15th July at 1.30pm
Everyone is invited to join us for the afternoon to watch the children take part in a variety of activities and races. The children traditionally wear a t shirt that is the colour of their house; red, blue, green or yellow. They do not need them till the day itself. If this is tricky a white t shirt is still fine.


Parent helpers for Sports Day 

If you can help for even part of the afternoon; serving refreshments outside that would be much appreciated. Please speak to myself or Beth Wheldon (FoS).

Congratulations to our school for qualifying for the North Yorkshire Youth Games

For the 5th year running we are delighted to have qualified for the North Yorkshire Youth Games. We will be taking our netball team who were winners of the Richmond area competition. The event is held on Sunday 5th July at Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick, York.

Individual children have received further details today. Please speak to me if you are unable to share/organise transport. Please check the timings it is an early start!

Transition between classes and reports home to parents

On Friday 3rd July our Y6 children have their transition day at new schools and our other children will spend the morning with their new class teachers for September.

On Monday 13th July at 3.30pm we will hold our open classroom drop in. This is an opportunity to visit your child’s new classroom and teacher for September and to see their work and books from this term.


Year 6 reminders

Bikeablility Monday 29th June
If you are taking part in this please bring your bike to school in the morning. Ensure you have a cycle helmet and have returned your consent form and bike check form.

Y6 transfering to Richmond School  Activity day on Tuesday 30th June

Y6 transfering to Saint Francis Xavier School  Parent’s information evening on Tuesday 30th June.

Ripon Cathedral Leaver’s Service  on Wednesday 1st July in the morning.

Induction Day for Richmond and SFX Schools  Friday 3rd July


Summer Music Concert Wednesday 1st July 6pm

Children participating in this concert need to be back at school at 5.50pm in their school uniform. Parents are welcome to come and watch; refreshments will be served and we aim to finish before 7pm. This includes all of Class 3, Choir, instrumentalists (both in and out of school) and Recorder Club


Clubs finish Friday 3rd July

Next week is the last week of Clubs to allow us to organise our end of term activities. Thank you to all staff and parents who give of their time so generously to make these happen.

Music Lessons in School from September

If you are interested in your child starting instrumental lessons in September please speak to Mrs Dobson.

Friends of the School

On Friday 10th July we will hold our annual Summer Fair starting at 1.30pm with the children Maypole dancing. There will then be a variety of stalls, refreshments and activities for everyone to enjoy. Please put this date in your diary and bring family and friends.

We welcome donations of cakes, toys, books, games, soft toys. We also need helpers to set up and run our stalls. Please sign the helpers lists in the entrance foyer;   speak to Beth Wheldon or

Class Hampers for Summer Fair Raffle and School Production Raffle

Friends of the School are asking each class to produce a hamper on a particular theme. Please send a contribution into school with your child so they can help put together their class hamper. If we have enough items we will produce several smaller hampers from each class and hopefully increase the chance of winning a prize!

These are the themes:
Class 1 Hamper – Summer
Class 2 Hamper – Pocket money toys
Class 3 Hamper- Arty Crafy
Class 4 Hamper – Sporty

Girls Golf Taster Session Richmond Golf Club

There will be a taster session for girls tomorrow, Saturday 27th June from 10 -11am , age 6 years upwards. Cost £3.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any queries.

Yours sincerely,
Nicola Dobson

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