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Friday 23rd June 2017


Dear Parents,

Congratulations to our 24 Maths Challenge Team

Our school finished in 4th place out of 12 teams of children from local primary schools who entered this Mental Maths competition at Richmond School. Teams had to be made up of 2 Y6 and 2 Y5 children. Representing our school were: Harold Raven, Annabel Gorman, Farley Thompson and Bethany Wilkinson.

Summer Music Concert congratulations

Well done to our instrumentalists and singers who took part 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; both the high level of participation and the very high standards of playing.

 ‘Camo Day’ today

Thank you for supporting and celebrating the contribution made by our armed forces to our country and community. The armed forces charity SSAFA promotes Camo Day in schools and we will be sending them the money we have raised.

Instrumental Lessons in school

All children in Class 3 in September will continue to have wider opportunities violin and cello lessons with Mrs Jameson. This is funded by school. If your child is interesting in continuing lessons in Y5/6 these are delivered individually or in small groups but need to be paid for. If your child is interested in starting instrumental lessons in school which are paid for we have places available for flute, clarinet, violin, piano and cello from September. Children can start these lessons from Year 1 or Year 2 upwards depending on the instrument. Please speak to Mrs Dobson or Mrs Newton. If you wish to finish lessons please give half a terms notice in writing.

‘Wind in the Willows’ School Production

The whole school are looking forward to watching our dress rehearsal on Monday morning. Our performances of ‘Wind in the Willows’ will take place in the Village Hall on Wednesday 28th  and Thursday 29th June starting at 6pm and lasting approx. an hour and a half. There will be refreshments and a raffle. Parents and children in the audience need tickets for this event – please return your ticket request forms asap.

Tickets have been sent home to those who have already made requests.

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 will come to the hall wearing them. Class 3 need to wear smart, cool clothing; summer dresses or shorts and a shirt.



Clubs continue until week of10th July

Helpers needed to join the Cookery Club Team Please speak to Mrs Dobson if you would like to join the fantastic team of regular cookery club leaders.

Friends of the School – Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ .Please continue to earn blue tokens in store A reminder that we have until the end of June to collect as many blue tokens as possible. Depending on how many votes we receive in tokens we will be awarded: £5,000, £3,000 or £1,000. Every token counts!

Year 6 Bikeablility Monday 3rd July and Tuesday 4th 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 today. Please return these to school.

Class Hampers for Summer Fair 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. These are the themes:

Class 1 Hamper – Summer

Class 2 Hamper – Games, Puzzles

Class 3 Hamper- Arty Crafty

Class 4 Hamper – Sporty


Date reminders  until the end of term:

There will be more details to follow about all of these events.

Wednesday 28th June            Summer Production Classes 3 and 4, Village Hall 6pm

Thursday 29th June                Summer Production Classes 3 and 4, Village Hall 6pm

Monday 3rd/ Tues 4th July      Y6 Bikeability

Tuesday 4th July                      Y6 Ripon Cathedral Leavers Service afternoon

Friday 7th July                         Reception Parental Reports home

Tuesday 11th July                    Class 1 and 2 Fun Run at Richmond School am

Wednesday 12th July             Reception Parent’s Meeting afternoon

Friday 14th July                       Summer Fair 1.30pm

                                                Parental Reports home Y1-6

Monday 17th July                   Open Classroom drop in 3.30pm

Tuesday 18th July                    Sports Day 1.30pm (Reserve Friday am 21st July)

Thursday 20th July                  Teddy Bears Picnic

Friday 21st July                        Last Special Mentions Assembly 3pm

Tuesday 25th July                    Year 6 Leavers Assembly 2.30pm. Finish for Summer



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


Yours sincerely,



Nicola Dobson

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