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Friday 3rd July 2015

Dear Parents,

Good luck to our Netball Team at the North Yorkshire Youth Games on Sunday

For the 5th year running we are delighted to have qualified for the North Yorkshire Youth Games which will be held on Sunday 5th July at Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick, York. We are taking our netball team who were winners of the Richmond area competition.
Football Sporting Success
Congratulations to our boy’s football team who were the winners of the Brompton area tournament last Friday after school. They competed in a very exciting final and were delighted to win the cup! A fantastic achievement against many schools much larger than our own. Thank you to staff and parents for your support.


Great Yorkshire Show Finalists
Congratulations to our school and all Eco/Gardeners. Our vegetable box has reached the final for the third year running. It will be on display at the Great Yorkshire Show and pupil representatives from school are invited on Wednesday 15th July to talk about our entry.

Ripon Cathedral  Year 6 Leaver’s Service
Well done to our Year 6 children who were excellent ambassadors for our school at this service on Wednesday in the Cathedral. Their banner describing their reflections on their primary years and hopes and aspirations for the future will be on display in the Cathedral over the summer with those of other Church of England schools in the Diocese.

Dogs Trust visit
All our children enjoyed a very informative visit from the Dogs Trust this week when Mollie the dog was a highlight!

Summer Music Concert
Well done to almost half our school who participated in the Summer Music concert on Wednesday evening and thank you to so many parents, family and friends who came to support them. It was wonderful to see children of all ages perform so confidently and work together to support one another so well. We were very proud of you all.

Y6 Bikeability
Well done to those who completed their first session this week. A reminder that you need to bring your bikes again on Tuesday 7th July.

 Clubs  have now finished
Clubs have now finished for the summer. Thank you to all staff and parents who gave of their time so generously to make these happen.


Transition between classes and reports home to parents
Children in Y1 upwards will receive their reports on Friday 10th July.

This morning all our children spent time 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.

Fun Run for Children in Classes 1 and 2 at Richmond School
A reminder that all of Class 1 and 2 will attend this event on Tuesday afternoon 7th July. Please send a PE kit, water bottle, snack, hat and apply/send suncream. The children will leave after lunch and be back in time for the end of the school day.

‘Hoodwinked’ School Production
Our performances of ‘Hoodwinked’ will take place in the Village Hall on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th July starting at 6pm and lasting approx. an hour. There will be refreshments and a raffle. Parents need tickets for this event – please contact the office.

All children in Classes 3 and 4 are taking part in this and need to be there by 5.50pm. Class 4 have their costumes and Class 3 need to wear smart, cool clothing; summer dresses or shorts and a shirt.


Summer Fair Friday 10th July 1.30pm
On Friday 10th July we will hold our annual Summer Fair. This will start at 1.30pm with Reception children graduations to celebrate the end of their first year in school. This will be followed by 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

Class 1 Hamper – Summer; Class 2 Hamper – Pocket money toys; Class 3 Hamper- Arty Crafty; Class 4 Hamper – Sporty


Safeguarding at the Summer Fair
After the children finish their Maypole dancing those in Classes 3 and 4 are able to browse the fair under the supervision of school staff. Children in Classes 1 and 2 will return to their classroom and will need collecting by a parent/known adult to visit the fair. If the adult collecting your child is not known to school staff, please inform school in writing before Friday. If you are not able to send someone to explore the fair with your child they will be taken round by one of our school staff. At 3.30pm the fair will finish and staff will supervise the gate as normal. Please send money to spend in a named purse.

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).

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

Yours sincerely,
Nicola Dobson

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