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Weekly Update Thursday 23rd May 2024

23 May 2024

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…

Staff Training Day
The school will remain closed on Monday 3rd June and will reopen for children on Tuesday 4th June.
Ripon Cathedral Service for Year Six only  
This was due to take place on Wednesday 3rd July 2023Unfortunately, this event has had to be cancelled due to a timetable clash.
Phonics Screen Check
Some children in KS1 will be taking part in the National Phonics Screen check on the week beginning 10th June.  Information about this will be sent home with your child if it is relevant to them.
Year 4 MTC check
This will be taking place the week commencing 3rd June. Please may we remind parents of children in year 4 that they need to be practising their times tables on TTRS at least 5x per week, including during half term. This will really support them with their confidence and fluency. Thank you for your support.
Monday 10th June - Sports Afternoon
Sports Afternoon will now take place on Monday 10th June.  Thank you for your support and understanding with the rescheduling of this event.  Children will come to school in the morning in their PE kit, as previously planned.
Forest School Wednesday – Cedar Class
This half term Cedar 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. 
Forest School Friday next term
To support our Golden Thread further, Helen will be running a morning forest school session for each class on a Friday morning based around being spiritually, mentally and physically healthy.  Please ensure children come to school in their forest school clothing, which must include long trousers or leggings.
Friday 7th June - Acorn Class Forest School 
Friday 14th June - Oak Class Forest School 
Friday 21st June - Palm Class Forest School 
Friday 28th June - Cedar Class Forest School
Reminder for clubs for next term:
Netball - KS2 - Tuesday 3.30-4.30
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:
Gardening with Pippa - Wednesday 3.30-4.30
Unfortunately, we can only offer this club to Y3 upwards this term due to staffing levels.  This club is full.
Recommencing Wednesday 5th June and then 4 further sessions on the 12th & 19th June and 10th & 17th July. 
Book & Biscuits Club - Thursday 3.30-4.30
Recommencing Thursday 6th June – until 11th July 2024
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.

School Uniform
As the weather has improved please can we ensure that children come to school with a sun hat, wearing sunscreen.  Don’t forget a waterproof coat, just in case.
Swimming - Wednesdays this term
Swimming lessons this term continue this term 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.
Safeguarding, Health and Wellbeing Updates…
None this week. 
News from the Wider Community…

Message from Ripon Theatre Festival 
Hoglets Theatre is coming to Fountains Abbey this half-term, in partnership with Ripon Theatre Festival. 




Message from Ripon Museum
We have lots of Victorian games, arts and crafts, we’ll be baking scones and hosting fun for all the family during the week.  Our museum team are excited to welcome your school community to visit.  All activities are included in the price of your ticket and your ticket is valid for a full 12 months – with as many visits during that 12 months as you like!


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