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Weekly Update Thursday 2nd May 2024

02 May 2024

New this week…

Discussing online life with your child
Online safety is hugely important today and forms a huge part of our lives. Here is a great, three minute, video with practical advice on how parents and carers can talk to their child/children about online life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqvWqZ_Nt5U 

Year 4 MTC check
As we approach the national multiplication check for year 4s, please may we remind parents of children in year 4 that they need to practising their times tables on TTRS at least 5x per week. This will really support them with their confidence and fluency. Thank you.
 
Gardening Club
Just a reminder that the fourth session of Gardening club is on again next week Wednesday 8st May 2024.

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.
 
Cedar Class - 3rd May 2024
 
The National Child Measurement Programme
The NCMP will be running in our school on Wednesday 8th May for children in Reception and Year Six.  Letters were sent out with all relevant information directly to parents in January.  
 
 
Reminders…
 
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 (see below)

Oak Class - Every Monday 
Palm Class - Every Thursday 
Cedar Class - Every Friday 
Please come to school in your school uniform and bring PE kits in a separate bag. 

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 is cancelled for this term due to the unavailability of a new coach.  We are hoping to resume this club in September.
 
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…
 
Please see the attached poster from Thorpe Perrow

  -May half term.pdf-  
 

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