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Mrs P Phillips
18 May 2023
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Mrs P Phillips
04 May 2023
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Mrs P Phillips
27 Apr 2023
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21 Apr 2023
Weekly Update for Summer term
Mrs P Phillips
30 Mar 2023
Forest School
Mrs P Phillips
27 Mar 2023
Weekly update week commencing 27th March 2023
Mrs P Phillips
23 Mar 2023
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Mrs P Phillips
16 Mar 2023
Weekly update 10/03/2023
10 Mar 2023
SATs boosters Cancelled Today
Mrs P Phillips
08 Mar 2023
Snow Procedure March 2023
Mrs P Phillips
06 Mar 2023
Weekly update 03.03.23
03 Mar 2023
Gardening Club
Mrs Paula Phillips
02 Mar 2023
Weekly update 24.02.23
24 Feb 2023
Weekly Update 27.1.23
27 Jan 2023
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27 Jan 2023
Weekly Update January 13th 2023
13 Jan 2023
Information for Spring 22
12 Dec 2022
Weekly Update Week Beginning 12th December 2022
Mrs Wolfe
08 Dec 2022
Weekly Updates - Week Beginning 5th December 2022
Mrs Wolfe
02 Dec 2022
Healthy Lifestyle Session
Mrs Wolfe
28 Nov 2022
Weekly Updates - Week Beginning 28th November 2022
Mrs Wolfe
25 Nov 2022
Weekly Updates - Week Beginning 21st November 2022
Mrs Wolfe
18 Nov 2022
Weekly Updates - Week Beginning 14th November 2022
Mrs Wolfe
11 Nov 2022
School Clubs Autumn 2
19 Oct 2022
Homework presentation
06 Oct 2022
Update flu vaccine information
04 Oct 2022
St Aidan's - Open Day/Evening
03 Oct 2022
Weekly Update 30.0.22
30 Sep 2022
Weekly Update 16.9.22
23 Sep 2022
Weekly Update 23.9.22
23 Sep 2022
Outwood Academy Open Evening
16 Sep 2022
Transferring to Secondary School - Year 6
13 Sep 2022
NYCC Trips Form
09 Sep 2022



Weekly Updates - Week Beginning 28th November 2022

Mrs Wolfe - 25 Nov 2022

Admin/Office Update
As you will be aware, we are currently short staffed in the administrative department across the federation.
We thank parents for their patience whilst we undertake ongoing recruitment in this area.
Children in Need Fundraising Update
Our school councillors did a final count earlier in the week and we managed to raise over £250 for Children in Need!  Well done to everyone for their support and effort towards this fantastic cause.

Patronal Festival – 26th November
We have had an amazing response to the Patronal singing.  Thank you for completing the reply form sent out by Mrs Pawson. 
If your child is singing at the Patronal Festival, please ensure that they arrive, wearing their school jumper, no later than 10:20am.  We will meet at the stage area in the mechanics and get organised for our performance. Please note, any child attending must be accompanied by an adult.
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
Christmas Dinner & Christmas Jumper Day – 12th December
Mrs Wilcox is busy organising our Christmas dinner, which we will be enjoying on the 12th December.  Please look out for the message sent via the website today, which requests you to notify us whether or not your child would like a Christmas dinner.  If your child wishes to have a vegetarian option, please notify us in the comments box when returning your reply.
Please respond via the website no later than Wednesday 30th November.

We are also fundraising for Save the Children on this date and will be doing so by wearing our Christmas jumpers to school for a £1 donation.  This will also be a non-school uniform day.

Acorn & Oak Nativity – 15th December
We are really looking forward to our Nativity on the 15th December and hope that you will be able to join us.  Performances will be at 2pm and 6pm. Mrs Pawson & Miss Oates will be in touch next week with further information regarding this.

Forest School – Please Note Change of Classes
As Oak Class will now be rehearsing for their Nativity performance over the next few weeks, Cedar Class have been allocated two Forest School sessions before the end of term.  Children should arrive at school in old, comfortable clothes and wellies or trainers for this, along with waterproof trousers and coats.  Cedar pupils need to bring their school uniform to school each Friday to change into following their Forest School session. There will be no Forest School on the last day of term.

Reading for Pleasure & Reading Practice Books
We are always keen to gather pupil voice with regards to the children’s learning and curriculum.  Following our Pupil Voice meetings this week with the children we wanted to share an update regarding the different types of reading books we enjoy in school. 
Reading for Practice Books – these are the books that children use to practice learning how to read with decoding, their fluency and prosody.  These books could be Little Wandle scheme books, Little Wandle Rapid scheme books, or Oxford scheme books.
Reading for Pleasure Books – these are books that your child chooses to read independently, or have read to them – their own choice of reading material.  This could be a book from the class library, the school library, or something they are reading at home.  Pupils may take a reading for pleasure book home from school each day – we do ask that this is returned to school daily.  We will keep a record of books taken home and if not returned by the end of the school academic year we will have to ask parents to reimburse the cost of this, thank you.
Local Library Reading Challenge
North Yorkshire Libraries have launched an exciting Christmas Reading Challenge.