Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 2nd December 2022
Christmas is coming....
Christmas Fair - Thursday 8th December
Christmas Jumper and Christmas Dinner Day - Wednesday 7th December
Coffee and Cake Monday 5th December at drop off
We do hope you can come along.
reception and Nursery learn about money and work on a visit to Spa Gardens
Early Years Visit to the Spa Gardens
What a fun-filled morning of learning Nursery and Reception had visiting the Spa Gardens today. The children walked brilliantly, observing many jobs that people do to earn money and putting into practice the road safety knowledge they have learnt about in school. Great fun was had exploring the Spa Gardens for evidence of the seasons and we even managed to stay quiet for long enough to be able to observe the birds and squirrels without them moving away! After finding everything for our seasonal treasure hunt, there was just enough time to have fun playing amongst the autumn leaves before setting off to Thomas the Bakers where each child bought a delicious gingerbread treat. A big thank you to Thomas the Bakers who were very accommodating of the 36 excited little learners who came to visit them! We have thoroughly enjoyed spending our Money Day learning that adults go to work to earn money and putting into practice how we can spend money to buy things that we need and lovely little treats like gingerbread men too!
Work in the community By Year 1
Year 1 thought about individual strengths, interests and weaknesses inside and outside of school. We thought about strengths and interests needed for different jobs in the community and then drew what job we would like to do and the strength or interest we have that would help us to be good at that job.
"I want to be a specsavers man so they can see." - George
" I want to be a vet because I love animals." - Sophia
" I want to be an artist, I am good at drawing." - Felix
Later, we thought about people whose job it is to help us in the community. We initially thought of police, doctors and firefighters but then we came up with lots more ideas including: dentists, opticians, shop workers and swimming teachers.
Year 2 investigate wants and needs
Harvey – Money can measure a person’s wealth.
Hugo – Money measures the value of different things. Some things are more expensive, some things are cheap.
Lottie – People use money all over the world but sometimes it looks different to ours in the UK.
Skye – Money is a physical thing or it can be a bank transfer that is accepted as a payment for something you want or need to buy.
We did some activities looking at the different values of money, how we can organise it and the different ways in which we can total up our money. We had a class discussion on what we think we need to buy with our money, and what we want to buy with our money and the differences between those items and the difference between their importance. Year 2 also came up with some lovely ideas on how we can keep our money safe, and where we can keep our money safe. We had suggestions such as: the bank, keeping it safe with our parents, in a safe, in a piggy bank, and in your purse, wallet or hand bag!
Year 3 - What is a budget?
Year 4 Money Challenge
Year 5 explore aspirations and workplace stereotypes
The children in Year 5 have been identifying job interests and aspirations for the future. They thought about occupations that they would like to pursue, such as footballers, forensic scientists and builders and the associated skills that would be needed to achieve goals. The children thought about the qualifications needed for different roles and the importance of education.
Year 6 learn about managing money
Year 3 STEM Project, posting biscuits
Question of the week
'God chose us to love one another and look after the world.' Year 4
'We can feel kind and show compassion to others.' Year 4
'Our personalities are unique and we have friends.' Year 3
'Our facial expressions make us human.' Year 3
' Our genes make us human.' Year 1
'Our DNA and individual characteristics make us human.' Year 6
'It is about the way we think and are able to reason.' Year 6
'We have opportunity to explore our world and work.' Year 2
'We have the freedom to be ourselves and live life in all its fullness.' Year 2
'Our emotion and feelings and how we express ourselves.' Year 5
Stars of the Week
Exceptional effort in phonics lessons and nativity practice.
Isabelle for trying her hardest with her assessments and being kind and inclusive with everyone.
Freya for an outstanding non-chronological report on Russia. She researched and compiled interesting information. It was brilliant. Well done.
Missy for having an amazing attitude with all learning especially in maths. Well done Missy.
Alanya for her increased independence across all subjects, answers given in class and super gymnastics.
Jack for having an improved growth mindset this week, working hard in maths and participating well during lessons.
Phones and technology
Just a reminder that children should not bring mobile phones into school along with smart watches that connect to phones or take photographs. We do allow children in Year 5 and Year 6, who have permission to walk home, to have a phone for safety reasons. However, they must be handed in to a member of staff at the start of the day and must not be used whilst on the school premises.
Dates for Diaries
Monday 5th December - Coffee and Cake with the Governors (school hall after drop off)
Wednesday 7th December - Christmas dinner day - wear a Christmas jumper
Thursday 8th December - Friends' Christmas Fair in the school hall 3.15-5pm
Tuesday 13th December - Early Years and KS1 Christmas parties
Wednesday 14th December - Early Years and KS1 celebration and superstar worship 9am (parents welcome)
Thursday 15th December - KS celebration and superstar worship 9am (parents welcome)
Thursday 15th December - KS2 Christmas parties
Friday 16th December at 10.00am - Key Stage 1 Nativity
Friday 16th December at 3.15pm - School closes for Christmas Break
Wednesday 4th January - School reopens for Spring Term