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Weekly update week commencing Monday 19th 2023

Mrs P Phillips - 15 Jun 2023

Weekly update week commencing Monday 19th June 2023

Good Afternoon,
 
Wildlife Area
Over recent weeks we have noticed considerable vandalism in our school wildlife area, leaving the area unsafe and therefore we have been unable to use this space.  We would like to remind everybody that the school site is private property and at no time is it acceptable for anyone to access our site without permission.  The safety of our children is of the highest importance.  We have spoken to the children in school and would appreciate you reiterating this message at home.  We are very proud of our wildlife area and school site and want to continue to enjoy it.
 
School Photographs
We are welcoming Rachel-Evelyn from Sweetpea Photography on â€‹Monday 10th July 2023.  Rachel comes recommended by Nikki Mitchel who has done our school photos in previous years. 
 
Rachel will be working with both School and Pre-school during the day to take photos of the children individually and with their siblings. As well as a group photo of our Year 6 children. 
 
If you would like sibling photos, please collect a form from your child's class teacher from Monday 12th June 2023 and return them by Friday 16th June.
 
If you would like to have a photo of your child with their younger sibling (children not yet at our school). These photos will take place at the start of the school day 8.45am.  Please also fill in the above mentioned form.
 
In school next week,
 
Wellbeing Afternoon
We are having a Wellbeing afternoon for all the children on Friday 23rd June starting with an outdoor lunch followed by lots of exciting activities.
Please can your child come to school in their PE kits and trainers.  Bring a drinks bottle, suncream, hat and a coat.  We will be both inside and outside throughout the afternoon.
If you have any spare picnic blankets, please can your child bring them too.
Thank you, Olivia and Wilberforce, School Ambassadors
 
KS2 Production
Starting on Monday 19th June, KS2 will be beginning their preparations for their end of year musical production. We are excited to welcome Butterflies performing arts school to help us with our performance skills. We would appreciate your support in helping your child learn any lines they have at home. The production will be led by Cedar class with Palm class supporting. Please see the school website for performance dates. 
 
Cathedral Choir
Dr Ronny Krippner is coming into school Wednesday 21st June 2023 to talk about the Cathedral Choir and do short informal auditions for any KS2 pupils who are interested in joining. We have a few children from Kirkby already in the choirs and they all speak very positively about the experience.  Please speak to your child over the weekend and think about whether they might want to audition. They don't need to prepare anything, he will just ask them to sing a few notes on their own. 
https://www.riponcathedral.org.uk/ripon-cathedral-choir-reborn/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9li3sNhDfFA
 
Swimming  
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).  
Towel   
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 to take 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.
 
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 staying spiritually and mentally healthy. Dates are as follows:

Acorn Class -16th June 2023
Palm Class - 23rd June 2023
Cedar Class - 30th June 2023

Children should wear old, comfortable clothes and wellies or trainers for forest school, 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.
 
Save the date – Sports Day/Afternoon
The Sports Afternoon starts at 1.30pm on Tuesday 27th June, more details to follow next week.
 
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 - Rounders - Tuesday 3.30-4.30
Starting Tuesday 13th June 2023  - Parents to book directly with Sports Cool – please contact Chris on 07494 760937.  

Dance with Diane – Wednesday 3.30-4.30
Every Wednesday - Years Reception, One, Two and Three only.  Payment will be via Parent pay.
  
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 be held on 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 
Due to only small numbers showing interest the club has had to be postponed until September 2023.
 
Message from Friends of Kirkby Malzeard school
 
First, a huge thank you to everyone who made the fun run such a success last week, it was both a great fun event and fund raiser. 
 
The Friends of Kirkby Malzeard float for the gala has the theme ‘Festival Fun’ - we are planning to meet in the school car park at 11.15 on Saturday the 17th to walk up to the cross for a 11.30 departure. Everyone is welcome to come and join the walking float and help kick off the Big Gala Weekend!
 
Pop up curries are coming again on the 29th and 30th of June. We will be distributing order forms flyers next week.
 
Enjoy the sunshine from Friends 
 
 
Safeguarding, Health and Wellbeing Updates
 
ChatGPT - A guide for parents/carers 
Follow the link to find out more about ChatGPT: https://www.childnet.com/blog/what-do-i-need-to-know-about-chatgpt-a-guide-for-parents-and-carers/
 
Sun safety 
Finally we have some sunshine! We are delighted but it is important we keep the children safe during these sunny periods. Please ensure your child has the following on hot sunny days to keep them safe: sun hat/cap, water bottle and suncream applied before arriving at school.  If you wish, you may also provide your child with suncream to top-up at school; this needs to be a named bottle and your child will need to apply it themselves (adults will supervise and support as necessary for each age-group). Please take extra care to ensure your suncream does not contain any nut ingredients or extracts - thank you. 

On-line Safety 
For tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online please follow the link below:
 
https://www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/parents-carers/online-safety/
 
Messages from the Wider Community
 
Please see details below and also the attached posters in relation to Summer holiday clubs and a message from North Yorkshire Music Service.
 

  -Summer Camp Harrogate.pdf-  

  -Green Fair A5 Flyer approved.pdf-  

  -HMC Open Morning 2023.pdf-  
 

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