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Friday 24th June 2016


Dear Parents,


Congratulations to our 24 Maths Challenge Team

Our school finished in 3rd place out of 8 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: Matthew Cole, Evie Farnell, Harold Raven, Beth Hutchinson. A special mention for Jacob Dunn who offered to support the cricket team who were competing on the same day instead of attending the Maths Challenge.

Congratulations to our Y5/6 Cricket Team

They competed well in the Richmond Area Tournament and finished in 2nd place.

Whole School trip to Beamish Museum

We had a wonderful day on our whole school trip to Beamish Museum on Tuesday. We travelled back in time with each class taking a different focus. Class 1 and 2 travelled on a tram and explored the Pit Village and Town; Class 3 visited the Town, Pit village and Pockerley Waggonway, riding on an Edwardian bus; Class 4 visited the Town, the drift and shaft mines and Pockerley Waggonway. We all had lunch together.

‘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.

Summer Music Concert Tuesday 28th June 6pm

A reminder about this concert date to which everyone is invited. The following children are performing: all of Class 3 with their whole class music work and instruments; Choir; children who have instrumental lessons in school, flute, violin, cello, piano; children who have been attending recorders for more than a term. Children need to arrive in their school uniform just before 6pm. The concert will last no more than an hour and Friends of the School will be serving refreshments.

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 Bikeablility Monday 18th July and Tuesday 19th July

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.

Swimming with school

We are continuing with our block of 10 lessons. Please complete your payments in Parentpay or send cheque/cash into school (payable to Bolton-on-Swale School Fund).

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.

Community News – Brompton-on- Swale Scout Group

Please support their Ceilidh in Scorton Memorial Institute tomorrow, Saturday 25th June at 7.30pm. £8 for adults, (£10 on the door), £4 for children, Contact Helen Syddall for tickets Tel. 07720707801



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


Yours sincerely,




Nicola Dobson

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