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Friday 4th November 2016


Dear Parents,

Our Christian value –Peace

This half term we are focussing on Peace as our Christian values. On All Saints Day we thought about how we can all be Saints today, especially by following our Golden Rules. Next week we will focus on Remembrance; poppies are on sale in school from today. Rev Yvonne will come into school to lead an age appropriate Act of Remembrance.

Congratulations to Class 3 on their Parental Assembly this week

A special thank you to everyone who came to support Class 3 on Thursday morning. They shared their learning in class this term with a special focus on their Tudor topic. We found out more about their visit to Bolton Castle and a re-enactment of the Battle of Bosworth. Their drama, speaking and music were excellent. We shared in their Science experiments on electricity, fun ways to learn times tables and thoughtful reflections on the meaning of the Lord’s Prayer.

A Wonderful Celebration Wedding for Year 1 and 2 Children

It was a beautiful autumn day at St Mary’s Church for our Y1/2 Wedding this week. All the guests and wedding party were smartly dressed. We had readings, hymns, vows, photographs, confetti and a delicious wedding breakfast with cake and champagne!

Parent Teacher Consultations for Year 1 upwards next week on Wednesday 9th November and Thursday10th November from 3.45pm – 6.30pm. Please note Mrs Reynolds will be seeing her Year 1 parents on Thursday evening only. We will share important information about your child’s academic progress and targets at these meetings in addition to sharing their books and celebrating their wider interests and achievements. Please make sure you have signed up in the office entrance area or email/ ring school for a time slot.

Clubs next week

Clubs will not run on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th November due to

Parental Consultations.

Class 4 Parental Assembly Thursday 10th November 9.30am

All parents and carers are welcome to share in this celebration of the work they have

 done in school this term.

Class 2 Parental Assembly Thursday 17th November 9.30am




Year 1 Children Healthy Child Team Visual and Audio Screening

This will take place in school on Monday morning. Details have already been sent


Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal

Thank you to those people who have already brought in a shoebox. Leaflets about this were sent home before half term and there are more in the office. Our shoeboxes will be collected from school on the morning of Monday 14th November. In our Collective Worship we looked at children in other parts of the world who were helped by this. Each class is making a joint box so you may also bring in an item to contribute to this.

PE clothing for outdoor wear

Children are continuing with outdoor PE and need a named pair of track suit trousers in their PE bags. These should be different from tracksuit trousers/waterproof trousers which the children can wear at playtimes to go on the field. They also need outdoor PE shoes they can wear on the field. Please, please name all clothing.

Friends of the School Reminders

Halloween School Disco Friday 11th November – details have been sent home. Children need supervising in both sessions by an adult. Children often like to dress up for this!

Local Community Support

We are grateful to the Black Bull at Moulton who are donating the proceeds from their fortnightly Tuesday evening Quiz night to our school. The next Quiz is on Tuesday 1st November 7.30 for 8pm.

Fundraising Focus for School

This year we have a particular focus on fund raising for an all-weather canopy to go outside Class 1 and for resurfacing of part of the Class 1 and 2 outdoor area to promote all weather outdoor activities.

New starters for Reception 2017

Please call into the office to collect a letter if you have a child due to start school in September 2017.

Bonfire and Firework Safety

We hope you have a good bonfire weekend. We have discussed firework safety with the children. Attending an organised display is a good way to keep safe.

Bonfire Night Saturday 5th NovemberCatterick Village Sports Field. Gates open at 6pm. Display 7pm. Adults £2; Children £1. Free glow bracelet for every child. Refreshments including hot dogs and hot drinks. Strictly no fireworks or sparklers to be brought onto the field. Richmond School also hold an organised display on Saturday night at the same time. £2 car parking charge.


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


Yours sincerely,




Nicola Dobson


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