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Weekly Update 16th November 2023

16 Nov 2023

Weekly update Thursday 16th November 2023

Our Vision
We believe that our children should have the aspiration and opportunity to ‘Live life in all its fullness and ‘Shine like stars in the sky’.
New this week…
Reading Meeting
Quick reminder about tonight’s reading meeting for all parents in Year 2-6 at 3.30 at Kirkby Malzeard school hall.
Polite Request
As the weather has turned please can we ask you to keep to the footpaths at the front of school, rather than walking on the grass.  Thank you for supporting us with keeping our school ready, respectful and safe.
Children in Need
On Friday 17th November, we will be taking part in a Children in Need fundraising day. The school council would like to invite children to dress-up for the day along the theme of spots and/or yellow for a donation of £1. There will be a prize for the most spotty or most yellow outfit! 
We are also holding a bake sale at the end of the day for everyone to enjoy. If you are able to bake something for the day, it would be greatly appreciated, these can be brought into school in the morning. Please see the reminder below regarding allergies within school. 
Allergens in school – Important Information
We have members of our school community who have severe allergens to the following products:
Cashew nuts, peanuts, lentils, chickpeas and peas (including pea protein, pea flour and pea fibre). Please support us to keep our school community safe by ensuring these products do not come into school and are not included in your child’s packed lunch or snack.
Crucial Crew
Our Year 6 will be taking part in Crucial Crew on Thursday 23rd November, parents of Year 6 will be contacted directly.
Nidderdale Team Collective Worship
We would like to invite parents of Team Nidderdale to join us in our prayerful worship on Friday 24th November at 9.00am in the school hall.  Please access school via the front door, collective worship is fifteen minutes long.
Christmas Lunch
We are serving our Christmas lunch on Thursday 21st December 2023.  Just a reminder for parents to respond via the email which was sent out on Tuesday, to confirm that you would like your child to have a Christmas lunch (even those who normally have a school meal).  Please complete this by Friday 1st December 2023.
New dates added to the diary …
Save the date
The children have been asked to sing at the annual Patronal festival on Saturday 25th November 2023 at 11.00am.  We are practicing hard in school and look forward to seeing lots of children there.  More details to follow shortly.
Staff at the pool have informed us that swim caps are now £2.50 and must be worn at all times. 
Swimming lessons are continuing this half term on a Wednesday for Years 2 and 3.   
The children will return from swimming at the end of the day, the estimated return time for collection is between 3.35-3.40pm.
We thank parents in advance for settling their Parent Pay accounts as soon as possible.
Forest School Friday
To support our Golden Thread further, Helen will be running a morning forest school session for each class on a Friday morning based around confident communication.
Dates are as follows:
Friday 17th November 2023 - Acorn Class
Friday 24th November 2023 - Palm Class
Friday 1st December 2023 - Oak Class
Children should wear old, comfortable clothes and wellies or trainers for forest school, along with waterproof trousers and coats.  Please no shorts.
Acorn Class PE
Acorn class need to come to school on a Wednesday dressed in their outdoor PE kit (navy joggers, white PE t-shirt, navy sweatshirt, socks and school shoes).  All long hair must be tied up.  Please can we ask that children continue to learn to dress and undress independently at home, don’t forget to let us know how you are getting on.  There is no need for children to bring their school uniform with them.

Safeguarding, Health and Wellbeing Updates…
Anxiety UK provides a wide range of services and offers help and guidance for those children and young people suffering with anxiety, please see the link below for more information:
News from the Wider Community…
Harrogate Town Community Foundation have two football sessions running in Ripon on Monday nights (both running at Ripon Sports Pavilion).  The girls only Weetabix Wildcats sessions are focused on developing skills, making new friends and boosting confidence and are £3 per session. The ‘Free Play Football’ sessions are PCC Funded with the objective of providing further opportunities for participants to play and are free for all to attend. Please see a poster attached:
Wildcats (girls only) session 5:30-6:30pm - Free Play Football session 6:30-7:30pm

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