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9th June 2017

Dear Parents,

Whole School trip to Whitby

We were very fortunate with the weather for our whole school trip to Whitby on Wednesday. There was no rain and we enjoyed the healthy sea breeze and wonderful views out to sea from the beach and harbour. We would like to congratulate the children on their excellent behaviour which was commented on by those we met during the day. Classes 1and 2 enjoyed the beach; meeting the lifeguards; their chilly paddle and the ice creams! Class 3 learnt all about the work of the RNLI on a tour of the lifeboat station and about the history of Whitby Abbey and the Church. They counted the 199 steps! Class 4 learnt about fossil formations and rocks from the leader of the Outdoor Education centre at East Barnby. They enjoyed beach combing and a fascinating visit to Whitby Museum with a focus on Captain Cook.

Ripon Cathedral’s Gargoyle Competition

Several of our Class 4 children entered a competition to design a new gargoyle for Ripon Cathedral. There were over 1,000 entries and although we were not the winners we have received a letter and certificate from the Cathedral congratulating us on our creative ideas and artistic skills. Our Year 6 Leaver’s will be visiting Ripon Cathedral on the afternoon of Tuesday 4th July to attend the Diocesan Leaver’s Service.

More details to follow.

Election News in Class 4

Class 4 children have once again been learning about Democracy and have run their own General Election. They also took part in hustings with a Question Time Debate. Our new Prime Minister is Jack Tranmer, who is leader of the Environmental Helpers.

Interestingly, he has had to form a coalition with the Equalisers; a party promoting equal opportunities for all, in order to secure an overall majority.

Class and Group Photographs

If you ordered these they are being sent home tonight.

Clubs start again next week

The children have club confirmation slips in their book bags tonight for clubs to start again next week. These will run for 5 weeks and finish on the week of 10th July.

No cricket club next Wednesday 14th June

Mr Ramsbottom will not run cricket club for next week only due to the concert at Richmond School.



Class 3 Music Concert at Richmond School on Wednesday 14th June at 6pm

A reminder that all the children in Class 3 will be rehearsing at Richmond School with other local primary schools on the afternoon of Wednesday 14th June. They will need a packed tea and will be taking their violin or cello with them so please make sure these are in school. They will perform at 6pm and will need collecting from Richmond School at 7pm with their instrument. Due to fire regulations Richmond School have only been able to issue one ticket per child. The children have their tickets in their book bags tonight. Thank you to those who have returned their consent form. We have issued second copies today to those who have not yet returned forms.

Swimming next week

Due to Class 3’s Music Concert, for next week only:

Year 1 and Year 2 will swim on Wednesday as normal.

Class 4 will swim on Wednesday for this week only.

Class 3 will swim on Thursday for this week only.

Class 4 to attend the Armed Forces Day for Children at Catterick Garrison on Thursday 15th June

We are delighted that Jack Tranmer, Year 6 has won the competition to design this year’s Armed Forces Day Pin Badge for North Yorkshire. He will be presented with his prize at the Armed Forces Day for Children at Catterick Garrison next Thursday. We have booked a coach for Class 4 to attend this event. Please see the attached letter and return the consent form as soon as possible.

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 interested in starting instrumental lessons in school which are paid for we have places available for flute, clarinet, violin, piano and cello from September. Please speak to Mrs Dobson or Mrs Newton. If you wish to finish lessons please give half a terms notice in writing.

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’ fundraising success!

Please continue to earn blue tokens in store

The redevelopment of our outdoor classroom for Classes 1 and 2 has been shortlisted and is now at public vote in the Catterick Tesco store for May and June. Please encourage all your family, friends and neighbours to vote for our school project with their tokens and help us to raise more money for our school.

Depending on how many votes we receive in tokens we will be awarded: £5,000, £3,000 or £1,000. Every token counts!

Friends of School Bags2School reminder for Monday 12th June

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


Yours sincerely,



Nicola Dobson

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