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Weekly update Thursday 28th September 2023

Mrs P Phillips - 28 Sep 2023

Weekly update Thursday 28th September 2023

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…
 
Harvest Festival Donations
Thank you to those who joined us for our harvest festival this morning. It was great to see such a full church and we hope you enjoyed learning about the spread of food around the world. In school this week, we are collecting food and financial donations for the food bank. If you wish to help, please take food donations to your class teacher and financial donations to the school office.
 
Ofsted
We welcomed Ofsted into school on Tuesday this week, who spoke to many of our pupils and we took great pride in sharing our school with them. We would like to thank everyone for their positive contribution to the inspection this week.  We feel very well supported by our community.
 
Website and Email Communication
Following on from the information we provided last week, we are continuing to investigate website and email communication.  These problems do not lie with school but with the website provider and Microsoft.  Thank you for your patience.
 
Netball Taster Session - Monday 9th October - 3.30pm - 4.30pm
NETBALL4ALLUK are hosting a taster session at Kirkby Malzeard school on Monday 9th October at 3.30pm, this is open to all children up to age 9 to a maximum of 21 pupils, if this is successful and we have enough interest we will be running an after-school club for 5 weeks thereafter (16th, 23rd October and 6th, 13th and 20th November).
If you are interested, please see a separate email which was sent out earlier today.
 
New dates added to the diary:
 
Kirkby Malzeard school will be hosting the annual Tri Golf Festival for KS2 next week Monday 2nd October running alongside the current professional tournaments - the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup. We have 2 teams representing the school from all years across KS2.
A fantastic opportunity for our children to development important new skills and to complete with other children of the same age from all around the Ripon area. 
Parents of the children involved have been notified separately.
 
16th October 2023
Football competition for selected Year 3/4 children 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Further information to follow
 
23rd October 2023
Football competition for selected Year 5/6 children 12.30pm – 2:30pm
Further information to follow
 
Reminders:

Behaviour Policy Information Meeting for parents:
We will be holding two meetings to share information about our school behaviour policy (both meetings will share the same content, so there is no need to attend both). Please choose the meeting which is most convenient for you.
 
Monday 2nd October
St Nicholas School 5.30pm - 6.30pm
 
Tuesday 3rd October
Kirkby Malzeard School 5.30pm - 6.30pm
 
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 confident communication. Dates are as follows:

Oak Class - 29th September 2023
Acorn Class - 6th October 2023

Children should wear old, comfortable clothes and wellies or trainers for forest school, along with waterproof trousers and coats.  Please no shorts.
 
Water Bottles
Water only please, no juice
 
School Uniform & Belongings
We are already gathering quite a supply of lost property from across the school. Please help us get uniform and belongings back to their owners by clearly labelling everything. Thank you.
 
Safeguarding, Health and Wellbeing Updates:

Social Media & Online Safety
Below is a link to some great NSPCC guidance around children’s use of social media. It helps with understanding why children use social media and the risks surrounding this, top tips for safe usage, as well as lots of information and guidance on specific apps, such as Facebook, Tiktok, Instagram and Snapchat.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/social-media/
 
News from the Wider Community:

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