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Weekly Update Thursday 25th April 2024

25 Apr 2024

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…

Just a reminder that the third session of Gardening club is on again next week Wednesday 1st May 2024 (see below for further details for all clubs).

Could your son or daughter be a Cathedral Chorister?
Dr Krippner, the Director of Music at Ripon Cathedral, will be visiting our school to talk to the children during an assembly about the Choristers of Ripon Cathedral and how to become a Cathedral Chorister. All interested children are invited to see Dr Krippner after the assembly for an informal audition. Being a chorister is an outstanding opportunity, so it is very much worth considering! Dr Krippner will visit us on Wednesday 1st May 2024.  Meanwhile, do have a look at the Cathedral’s chorister recruitment video:  https://youtu.be/9li3sNhDfFA
 
Parent Pay
Just a polite reminder that all the new clubs have now been put onto Parent Pay, along with the Richmond Castle trip (Acorn & Oak class) and Swimming (Acorn class), for those who haven’t settled their parent pay accounts, please could you do so as soon as possible. 
If you have any concerns or problems, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
 
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 understanding and embracing the wider world.  Please come dressed in forest school kit with appropriate clothing and footwear to be outside all morning.
 
Oak Class - 26th April 2024
Cedar Class - 3rd May 2024
 
Reminders…
 
Class Website Pages
Our class pages on the website have been updated this week for the summer term to include the class termly newsletters, timetables and learning overviews. These can be accessed via the 'Classes' tab on the main menu. 
 
RSE Policy Review
Many thanks to all those who completed the recent RSE survey and to those who have volunteered their time to help as we review the federation RSE policy.  Your support is very much appreciated.
The working party meeting will take place at St Nicholas CE Primary School, West Tanfield on Tuesday 7th May at 7:00pm. If anyone else would like to attend, please just contact Leonie Mandelson (PSHE Lead) at senco@west-tanfield.n-yorks.sch.uk to let her know.
 
PE
Please see below for details of PE days for each class this first Summer term:

Acorn Class - Swimming every Wednesday

Oak Class - Every Monday 
Please come to school in your school uniform and bring PE kits in a separate bag. The children will go home in their PE kits. 

Palm Class - Every Thursday 
Please come to school in your school uniform and bring PE kits in a separate bag. The children will go home in their PE kits. 

Cedar Class - Every Friday 
Please come to school in your school uniform and bring PE kits in a separate bag. The children will go home in their PE kits. 
Oak, Palm and Cedar will endeavour to undertake their PE sessions outside as much as possible so please make sure your child ha appropriate footwear in school. 

A reminder that our school PE kit uniform is as follows: 
Navy blue shorts or jogging bottoms
White t shirt
Trainers

Swimming - Wednesdays this term
Swimming lessons this term started this week for Acorn class.. 
Come to school wearing PE joggers and t-shirt and a school sweater/cardigan, NO TIGHTS. Please ensure everything is named this will help us get changed quickly to get in the pool and a prompt return to school.
Swimming caps are essential (these can be bought from the swimming baths, please send £2.50 in an envelope labelled with your child’s name) 
Children will need: 
One-piece costume for girls & shorts for boys (no baggy board shorts please).  
Towel, Goggles (optional), Long hair tied up  

School is asking for a voluntary contribution of £7.20 per session which is payable via parent pay to cover the swim lesson and the coach transport.
 
Please note, if school does not receive enough contributions this activity will not continue to go ahead.
 
Forest School Wednesday – Palm Class
This half term Palm will have their forest school sessions EVERY Wednesday. Children need to bring with them appropriate clothing and footwear to be outside all afternoon.  Please make sure that these items are named. Please note legs need to be covered due to nettles in the wildlife area. 
 
Reminder for clubs for this term:
 
Gymnastics - All children up to Year 4 - Monday 3.30-4.30
Starting Monday 15th April - 20th May 2024 (School closed for Bank Holiday 6 May)
Recommencing 10th June - 8th July 2024.
There are still spaces for this club, please just email admin.
 
Netball - KS2 - Tuesday 3.30-4.30
Starting Tuesday 16th April - Tuesday 21st May 2024
Recommencing Tuesday 4th June - Tuesday 9th July 2024  
This is club is open to all children, boys and girls from Year 3 upwards.   
There are still spaces for this club, please just email admin.
 
Kidslingo French Club -  Wednesday lunchtime 12.30-1.00
Open to all year groups.  Booked directly with Ellen on the link below:
https://www.kidslingo.co.uk/area/french-classes-harrogate-ripon/
 
Gardening with Pippa - Wednesday 3.30-4.30
Started Wednesday 10th April and then 4 further sessions on the 17th April, 1st May, 8th May & 22nd May 2024.  This club is full.
 
Book & Biscuits Club - Thursday 3.30-4.30
Starting Thursday 18th April – until 9th May 2024
Recommencing Thursday 6th June – until 11th July
Open to all year groups.  This club is free to all, however we have a ‘Wish List’ at the Little Ripon Book shop if you would like to support our schools love of reading by donating a book.
 
Shine Club - Thursday 3.30-4.30
Thursday 16th May 2024
Planning club for our whole school Collective Worship time, when we celebrate our values of love, kindness, patience and peace: all faiths and non are welcome.  Open to all year groups
This club is free to all.
 
Safeguarding, Health and Wellbeing Updates…
 
What is County Lines - A Guide for Parents: 
 
We are aware that Harrogate is a high risk area for County Lines.
Internet Matters have put together a really useful guide for parents explaining county lines, how children are targeted, how children may be vulnerable and some resources/support.
 
 You can find the guide HERE.
https://www.internetmatters.org/issues/online-grooming/what-is-county-lines/
and:
Does your child play Roblox?
 
There is a 1-minute video on YouTube showing users how to report content or other players on Roblox HERE. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--41Jk0NRA0
 
 
News from the Wider Community…
 
None today
 
 
 
 

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