Ripon Cathedral School Update

Week ending Friday 5th February

Hockey Success

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Hockey Tournament

Twenty four of our Year 5 and 6 children took part in a hockey tournament on Thursday this week. An enormous congratulations to the Year 6 team who won all 4 of their matches, coming first in the Year 6 competition!! The whole squad came a brilliant second overall and demonstrated amazing skills and fabulous team work. They were a credit to the school. A big cheer for coach Biggs who has taught the children so well this half term.

Gingerbread Man

This week our Nursery and Reception children have been looking at the story of the Gingerbread Man and as part of their activities they have enjoyed making their own Gingerbread Men. Great fun was had by all!

Staffing Update

This week we are delighted to welcome Mrs Caterina Spencer into school. Mrs Spencer is an experienced teacher who is going to be working across Years 1 to 5 on targeted interventions lessons, with a particular focus on maths and literacy.


We are in need of strong sturdy packing boxes to help develop our Early Years role play area. If you have anything suitable please would you have a word with either Mrs Binks or Mrs Charlton. Thank you.

Parent / Carer Meetings

The Spring parent / carer consultation meetings have now been arranged, with the dates as follows:


Tuesday 1st March 3.30pm - 6pm

Friday 4th March 9am - 6pm

Year 1

Monday 29th February 9am - 6pm

Thursday 3rd March 3.30pm - 6pm

Year 2

Thursday 3rd March 3.30pm - 6pm

Monday 7th March 9am - 6pm

Year 3

Tuesday 1st March 9am - 6pm

Thursday 3rd March 3.30pm - 6pm

Year 4

Friday 26th February 9am - 6pm

Thursday 3rd March 3.30pm - 6pm

Year 5

Wednesday 2nd March 9am - 6pm

Thursday 3rd March 1pm - 6pm

Year 6

Wednesday 2nd March 4pm - 6pm

Thursday 3rd March - 9am - 6pm

The sessions will follow the same format as last time with each slot being for 20 minutes. The parents' meeting booking system will open on Wednesday 10th February at 6pm. If you wish to secure a particular time slot we suggest you log on to the system as soon as it opens to secure your first choice. The system will close on Thursday 25th February.

A letter has been sent home today with your child setting out the above dates and detailing how to access and log on to the parents' meeting booking system. A link has been placed below and the system can be accessed from Wednesday 10th February at 6pm.

Parents' Meeting Booking System

System will open Wednesday 10th February at 6pm

Spanish Student

Next week we say goodbye to Christina who is heading back off to Spain. It has been a pleasure having her in school and I know she will be missed. We wish her well for the future. After half term we will welcome another Spanish student in to school and we are looking for a family who is willing to host them. It is not essential that you speak Spanish & it is a fabulous opportunity for your family to develop their Spanish skills. They are expected to arrive towards the end of February and will be here for 3 months. If you can help or would like to find out more information please speak with either Mr Dudman, SeƱorita Gomez or Mrs Binks who will be happy to discuss it with you in more depth.

E-Safety Workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended our E Safety workshop on Tuesday. We hope you found it useful and informative and came away with the knowledge of where to access relevant resources and guidance. Thank you to Miss Hume for organising this and to John Farley, an Independent ICT consultant, for giving up his time to support us in school on this important subject. A copy of the presentation can be seen below.
E Safety - How to keep your child safe online

Parent Workshop; Better Learning - A Guide for Parents

Monday, Feb. 8th, 6:30pm

Ripon Cathedral School

Come and find out how we are improving learning in school and how you can use this to help your child at home. Led by Mr Dudman

Other Parent workshops coming up

Over the next few weeks we are holding a series of workshops for parents; you are all welcome to come and join us.

Maths Pick Up Workshop- for parents

Led by the Class Teachers- come into school early to collect your child and to pick up some tips on Maths.

25th February 3pm

English Pick Up Workshop - for parents

Led by the Class Teachers- come into school early to collect your child and to pick up some tips on Grammar and Spelling.

2nd March 3pm

Friends of Ripon Cathedral School

Cake Stall

Thursday 11th February from 3pm.

We will be selling "Valentine themed cakes" after school. Please bring any baked donations to school by 3pm on the day.

School Disco

Our Spring Disco will be held on Friday 4th March.

There will be music, dancing, glitter tattoos and refreshments - lots to entertain our infants and Juniors. A flyer will be sent home after half term with more details.

Easter Events

Easter Egg Competition - Monday 21st March

This year our Easter Egg decorating competition has a "TV show" theme. Design and decorate your eggs with your favourite TV and cartoon characters. We're looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Easter Event - Thursday 24th March

On the last day of the Spring Term we will hold our Easter Event from 2pm - 3pm with an Easter Treasure Hunt, book stall, and cake stall. More information to follow after half term.

Thank you for all your support in helping us deliver our events.

Dates for your diary......

8th February - Better Learning Workshop 6.30pm

9th Feb - Pancake Races - Ripon Cathedral

11th February - Y4 Welcome Worship

11th February - Cake Stall 3-4pm

12th February - School closes for Half Term 3.10/3.15pm

22nd February - School reopens for Spring Term

25th February - Maths Pick Up Workshop 3pm

26th Feb - Y4 Parent Meetings

29th Feb Y1 Parent Meetings

1st March - Y3 Parent Meetings & Reception

2nd March - English Pick Up Workshop 3pm

2nd March - Y5 Parent Meetings & Y6

3rd March - Y5 Welcome Worship

3rd March - Y6 Parent Meetings

3rd March Parent Meetings Y1,2,3,4,5

4th March - Friends School Disco

4th March - Reception Parent Meetings

7th March - Y2 Parent Meetings

8th March - Dogs Trust to visit Y1

17th March - Y6 Welcome Worship

21st March - Friends Easter Egg Competition

23rd March - Class Photos

24th March - Friends Easter Egg Event

24th March - School closes 2pm

11th April - School reopens for Summer Term

19th April - Friends Book Fair

22nd April - Friends Book Fair