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Newsletter 1st July 2016

Dear Parents,


Summer Music Concert congratulations

Well done to almost half our school who participated in the Summer Music concert on Tuesday 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. This morning the children enjoyed a special harp performance which was another musical treat.

Instrumental Lessons in school

If your child is interested in starting instrumental lessons in school we have places available for flute, guitar, violin, piano and cello from September. Please speak to Mrs Dobson.

 If you wish to finish lessons please give half a terms notice in writing.

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. They reflected on their primary school years and hopes and aspirations for the future and shared this with children from other Church of England schools in the Diocese.

‘Pirates and Mermaids’ School Production

Our performances of ‘Pirates and Mermaids’ will take place in the Village Hall on Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th July starting at 6pm and lasting approx. an hour. There will be refreshments and a raffle. Parents need tickets for this event – please see the ticket request slips on the letters sent home today.

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

On Friday 15th 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 let Beth Wheldon know if you can help or email:

Second hand uniform and fancy dress/dressing up clothes. FoS will be washing and packaging these to be sold at the Summer Fair. Please bring them into school in a labelled bag.

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 Crafty

Class 4 Hamper – Sporty


Year 6 reminders

Y6 transfering to Richmond School  Activity day on Monday 11th July

Y6 transfering to Saint Francis Xavier School  Parent’s information evening on Tuesday 5th July

Y6 transfering to Richmond School Meet the Tutor Evenings – please refer to the letters sent directly to you from Richmond School

Induction Day for Richmond and SFX Schools  Wednesday 13th July



Year 6 Bikeablility Monday 18th July and Tuesday 19th July – Consent forms

Our Year 6 children will once again take part in this important bike safety course. They will need a bike in good working order with a bell and a cycle helmet. They will need to bring their bike to school on the relevant days. Trained instructors deliver and validate this course.

Consent forms have been sent home tonight.


Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.


Yours sincerely,

Nicola Dobson

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