Friday 11th December 2015
Ofsted Inspection visit on Thursday 10th December
Thank you to all our parents, children, governors and staff for their excellent support during our Inspection visit yesterday. Ofsted visited under a new inspection category from September 2015, whereby all schools previously judged ‘good’ in their last inspection receive a visit to check that this judgement is still an accurate reflection of the school. Thank you for taking time to express your views on the online questionnaire, Parent view on our school website. A particular thank you to anyone who helped us to put away the stage and put Class 4’s room back together following the evening performance the night before.
A letter summarising the inspection findings will be published in about 20 days.
Christmas Performance Congratulations
Well done to everyone for the fantastic performances of ‘Straw and Order’ this week. Thank you to all our parents and staff for supporting the children so well and for their wonderful singing and acting.
There will photographs taken at the dress rehearsal on our website shortly.
Friends of the School Christmas Raffle and Refreshments
A huge thank you to Friends of the School who organised our Christmas raffle and performance refreshments. Thank you also for the generous donations to the raffle and for supporting with buying tickets. We raised over £1,000, with final totals still to be confirmed. This will be used to directly support and enhance learning for our children in school.
Friends of the School Christmas Meal
This will be held on Saturday 19th December at The Farmers Arms, Scorton. There will be a list in the school entrance area, on the FoS noticeboard to sign up. All welcome.
Christmas Parties next week
We ask that you help us with our parties (see dates below) by making a contribution of party food. Class 1 and 2 parents please sign the list in the office entrance area (or phone school) to indicate what you can bring.
Class 3 and 4 children please can boys bring some savoury food to share and girls bring sweet/dessert food to share.
You do not need to send large quantities of food as it is mid-afternoon party snack at about 2.30pm. Children will have lunch as normal at 12 noon.
Remember to name your boxes and tins if you would like them returning afterwards.
The children come to school in their uniform on the day of their party and bring some clothes to change into for their party in the afternoon.
Parish and Community news
Posada – Mary and Joseph figures. Our Posada bag is continuing its journey around our homes. Thank you for returning the bags to school each day. If you have the bag on a Friday please keep it for the weekend.
Festival of Angels If you would like to make an angel and have it on display in St Mary’s Church for Christmas, please bring your angel to school by 11th December.
Multiskills Festival at Richmond School ,Class 3
Letters have gone home and consent slips need returning by Friday 11th December as this takes place as soon as we return to school; Wednesday 6th January.
We are still waiting for some reply slips to come back.
School lunch payments
Please ensure your school lunch payments are paid by the end of term and Parent Pay accounts are in credit.
There will be no Fruity Friday on the last da y of term
Mrs Rutland retiring at Christmas
Mrs Rutland will be retiring as a teaching assistant after over 10 years in our school. We will say farewell to her next week and all the children and staff will show their appreciation for her hard work and commitment.
We have appointed an experienced KS2 teaching assistant, Mrs Jenny Brooks to start in January, based in Class 3 and KS2 in particular.
Mrs Debbie Coyle is currently working as a Teaching Assistant in Class1.
Last Day Carol Service in St Mary’s Church 2pm
You are invited to join us for our Carol Service in St Mary’s church at 2pm on Friday 18th December. Children who had key nativity parts in the performance will wear their costumes again. Class 4 children will be our narrators.
Following this service the children will return to school and we have an early finish for Christmas at 3pm
Date reminders to the end of term
Tuesday 15th December Classes 1 and 2 Party pm and visit from Santa
Wednesday 16th December Classes 3 and 4 Party pm
Thursday 17th December Christmas Lunch
Friday 18th December Carol Service in St Mary’s Church 2pm and early
finish at 3pm
St Mary’s Church Crib Service on Thursday 24th December, Christmas Eve at 1pm.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.