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Weekly updates week commencing Monday 22nd May 2023

Mrs P Phillips - 18 May 2023

 Weekly Update 

Good afternoon,
Please see below for any updates for the week ahead,
Cricket Tournament
Congratulations to our fantastic Year 5/6 children who represented Kirkby Malzeard and St Nicholas Federation at the inter-school cricket tournament this week. Both teams did incredibly well and showed fantastic sportsmanship throughout the whole event. We are very proud of both teams, and we look forward to the tournament winners representing Kirkby Malzeard and St Nicholas Federation at the final in June. 
X Country Years Key Stage 2
On Monday 22nd June KS2 children will be attending the annual cross-country event at Newby Hall. We wish them all good luck and to have a fantastic day. An email has been sent to all parents regarding this event could we please ask parents to confirm consent for their child to take part by following the instructions on the email. Many thanks. 
North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
Following our visit from the Fire and Rescue Service we have information available in school to help you get free fire safety advice for your home.  Please collect from the school office if you are interested, or call 01609 788545, or visit the website www.northyorksfire.gov.uk
In school next week,
Year 2 SATs
Year 2 children will continue sitting their SATs over the following week, they have got off to a great start already.  These are less formal than our Year 6 SATs and children will work in a small group with Miss Oates. No preparation is needed other than plenty of sleep, fun and reading for pleasure! As a school community we wish them a calm and successful couple of weeks. If your child is in Year 2 and you have any questions, please see Miss Oates in person.
Starting school in September
Acorn class will be welcoming our new starters into school for their first stay and play this week.  We are all really excited!
Swimming lessons are on a Wednesday for Acorn Class.   
Children will need:  
Swim cap (These can be bought from the swimming baths, please send £1.00 in an envelope labelled with your child’s name)  
One-piece costume for girls and shorts for boys (no baggy board shorts please).  
Goggles (optional)  
Long hair tied up  
Swim lesson return time:
Due to a change in lesson time, the children will be a few minutes late returning to school from swimming at the end of the day. Estimated return time from swimming for collection is between 3.35-3.40pm.

Bus times:
The swim bus is also the bus which delivers children home to Laverton and Dallowgill. Therefore, please note that the return of the bus children home on each Wednesday this term may also be delayed by 5-10 minutes.
Payments for swimming and Parent Pay.
All payments have been added to your account. We thank parents in advance for settling these as soon as possible.

Forest School  
Cedar class will be doing forest school sessions each Wednesday afternoon. Children should wear old, comfortable clothes and wellies or trainers for this along with waterproof trousers and coats.  
Save the date - Year 6 parents only
Our Leavers service will take place on Thursday 20th July at 2pm, more details to follow.
Clubs & Activities

Clubs and activities have been organised differently this term.  An email for each club has been sent, to sign your child up simply click to respond. If the club is provided by an outside provider, please contact them directly.  We will be offering the following clubs:

Gardening Club – Monday 3.30-4.30
Gardening club with Pippa and Mrs Wilcox, please provide appropriate clothing (old clothes & wellies, as the children will get muddy) open to all ages.  
Gardening will be held on 24th April, 5 June, 12 June and 19 June and 10 July.
5 sessions will cost £22.50 (£4.50 each session) Payment will be via Parent pay. 
Those already booked through Whizz kids will attend the club automatically.  
Sports Cool –Basketball - Tuesday 3.30-4.30
Parents to book directly with Sports Cool – please see the attached flyer or book with Chris 07494 76093.  It started Tuesday 25 April.
Dance with Diane – Wednesday 3.30-4.30
There will be no Dance with Diane Club next week 24th May 2023.  We look forward to welcoming her back after half term. 
Golden Thread - Thursday 3.30-4.30
In the Summer term our Golden Thread will be to understand and embrace the wider world and also to be spiritually, mentally and physically healthy.  Our Thursday Golden Thread club will include Books and Biscuits, Shine and possibly Martial Arts (see below).
Change of date - Shine will now be held on Thursday 25th May and Thursday 15th June. 
Change of date - Books and Biscuits will now be held on Thursday 29th June and Thursday 6th July.

Both of these clubs are free to all.

Martial Arts 
We hope this activity can start after half term, parents have been contacted by the provider.
Message from Friends of Kirkby Malzeard school
Friends are excited to confirm the sponsored jog, run or walk on Thursday the 8th of June.
Next week your children will be given their sponsorship forms with further information regarding this fun fundraiser.
At the moment we are raising money for new books and computers which will immediately benefit all the children in the school.
A huge thank you from Friends


Safeguarding, Health and Wellbeing Updates
Social Media Safety
This recently published video by financial times films, gives an important insight to the impact of social media on our children and our family life. The video is well worth a watch. It has been used with parent groups, and they were shocked. The video led them to reconsider how they talk to their children about their social media use. You can find the video on YouTube by following the link below:

For further tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online please follow the link below:
Messages from the wider community