Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 27th May 2016
dictionaries for all
rain stopped play
We were disappointed to postpone the Early Years Sports Day on Thursday and main school Sports Day on Friday. We apologise for any inconvenience caused for postponing these events, thank you all for being so understanding.
Our next proposed date is Thursday 9th June.
Nursery and Reception Sports 10am
Year 1- 6 Sports 1.30pm
year 5 blogging
As part of our computing curriculum year 5 have been writing blogs. They are given a writing challenge which they have to meet in 100 words, they publish their work on a blog and are able to comment on each other's work. You can read their writing and comments by clicking on this link. (click on the date under each of the challenges to open them)
Message from the Cathedral
At Cathedral Club the children have been sharing Parables. We have found that some are harder to crack than others. Last week we explored the Parable of the Great Pearl. The disciples found it difficult to understand what the Kingdom of Heaven is like and in this Parable Jesus tells them it is like the merchant who wanted to own a magnificent pearl; nothing else would do. After a lot of seeking he found the Pearl of Great Price, which was greater than any other. As the story in our Parable box unfolded the children watched in horror as the merchant gradually emptied his house selling everything he owned in order to be able to buy the pearl. Even his bed went and he was left sitting in his empty house with nothing but the pearl. The children had very mixed feelings about whether he had done the right thing!
Of course Jesus was telling His disciples that once we know about the Kingdom of God, nothing else matters. We talked about our own possessions and what they mean to us. Probably most of us have far too much “stuff” in our lives. This can clutter our existence so that we lose sight of what our real treasures are. The children ended our session by each putting a shiny pebble in a dish and sharing what it represented to them…their own personal treasure. Of course some said it was their teddy or favourite toy but most said it was their family, their friends or their home. Perhaps during this half term we can contemplate what our true treasures are as we share time with friends and family.
Heavenly Father, thank you for Jesus Christ, the Priceless Pearl. May our lives reflect His as we seek the true treasures in our hearts.
Friends of Ripon Cathedral Update
Happy Half Term
The Friends would like to thank everyone for their support this half term with the Friends events and fundraising including Cake stalls, book fairs, the big and fantastic summer fair this month. With everyone’s help we have raised to date since September … (drum roll!...) over £4000!!!!!!!
Have a wonderful restful half term and we’ll see you next half term for more fun and fundraising!
It’s quackers time again with the return of our popular duck racing event on the Tuesday 14th June – join us for racing on the river, and hotdogs and refreshments at school afterwards. (Volunteers required to help – please let Tina Salden, Katy O’Malley or a member of the committee know if you are available)
Music Evening – the Friends will be supporting the school music evening on Tuesday 28th June providing Cheese and Wine for guests, we will be asking for volunteers to help nearer the time!
Bags – 2 – School
9am 5th July We will be collecting old clothes, soft toys shoes, and a host of other items for recycling, You Bags -2- School bag will be with you w/c 13th June and they will collect, weigh and pay us a fee depending on weight of the filled ! For more information please visit their website here (use link: http://www.bag2school.com/u/k/contact_us/)
Until then… Happy holidays from us!
Dates for your diary......
27th May - Break up Half Term
6th June - School opens
7th June - Reception visit to Harewood Bird Garden
9th June - Breakfast Natters - Thorpe Prebend House 9am
9th June - Early Years Sports - 10am
9th June - Y1 -6 Sports Day - 1.30pm
14th June - Y6 visit to Crucial Crew Roadshow
14th June - Friends Duck Race
16th June - Y6 Welcome Worship
20th June - Spanish Students arrive for 1 week
23rd June - Y3 Welcome Worship
23rd June - Y2 visit to Life Centre
23rd June - Y6 and Spanish students visit Forbidden Corner
28th June - Music Evening
30th June - Y1 Welcome Worship
6th July - Y6 Leavers Celebration
7th July - Y5 Space Day Event at Outwood Academy
15th July - Y2 visit to York Railway Museum
19th July - Y5 DT workshops Ripon Grammar
19th July- School Production
20th July - School Production
22nd July - Break up for Summer Holiday 2pm