Ripon Cathedral School Update

Week ending Friday 5th April 2019

What is the best way to travel?

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This has been Year 2's topic question in the spring term and we are sure their educational visit on Monday must have helped them to come to a final decision. They experienced at least five modes of transport for their visit to York! They walked up to Ripon bus station before taking the Number 36 bus to Harrogate. From there it was the train to York and a visit to the National Railway Museum, followed by a boat cruise on the River Ouse. After such a busy day, they were happy to relax on the coach journey home. We wonder what their final choice was for the best way to travel?

Reading Leaders!

Year 2 are racing ahead with the number of children who have achieved their reading star award. We will have exciting news next week as we have some children who are on the cusp of achieving the highest award of READING LEADERS! Watch this space for more news next week!

Wonderful Welcome Worship by Year 1 and Year 3

On Thursday, Year 1 welcomed parents and carers to their worship. They shared their learning about Rosa Parks, acting out how people can be unfairly treated, before singing a wonderful song.

At the end of the day Year 3 welcomed parents and carers to their worship which included some excellent poetry that they had created around the theme of justice. We were very impressed with their thoughtful ideas and understanding of rules and fairness.


Line Up Promise

I won't shove

I won't push

I won't pass

I won't lag behind the rest

I’ll line up with my class.

We raise our hands to speak

We work quietly at our seats

We use voices soft and sweet

We keep our places nice and neat

We love our school

We love the rules

We love break time to be cool.

By: Finley O, Harry, Finley T, Layla and Maizie.

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Fabulous Family Quiz

The Friends organised a super quiz that tested the brains of parents, carers and children! There were 6 rounds including, general knowledge, guess the theme tune and identify the company logos. During the break the Friends served up delicious hotdogs and cakes!

Well done to the winning team - 'The Quiz Kids' who won with a fantastic score of 139 (team scores listed below).

A big thank you to the Friends for organising such an enjoyable evening!


Quiz Results

139 - Quiz Kids

138 - Never Gonna Quiz You Up

136 - The Dream Team

133 - The Potter Heads

133 - Let's Get Quizzical

127 - The 'Famous' Crew

125 - Quizosaurus Rex

114 - The Spiderman Unicorns

89 - Three Chicks

Stone Age Pottery

Year 3 were delighted to welcome Ruth of Littlethorpe Potteries into school on Monday for a fabulous afternoon creating coil pots, which is how they were made in the Stone Age. When they had completed the pots, they were able to make a favourite item from the Stone Age, including woolly mammoths.
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Inter-Schools Gymnastics Competition

Our gymnasts had a wonderful afternoon at Greystones today to compete in the Ripon schools' gymnastics competition. They came a very close and creditable second. Thanks Mandy for helping them to prepare and to all the adults who accompanied them.

Spring Term Projects!

The children across school have been working hard on a wide range of exciting projects and we would like to invite parents and carers to come and see the wonderful work that they have produced. Our learning at Ripon Cathedral School is REAL! We aim to make sure the children have a meaningful aim for their topic work - REAL stands for Real Engaging Authentic Learning. Please be sure to have the following dates in your diaries, so you can enjoy their work too.

Spring Term superstar worship

Parents and carers are invited to our superstar worship sessions (in the school hall) when we will be sharing some work from projects and also giving some special awards! For your children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 come along on Thursday 11th April at 9.00am

For Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 the assembly is on Thursday 11th April at 2.30pm.

Year 1 - Dinosaur Museum

In Year 1 the children are making a dinosaur museum! Parents are welcome to come along to experience life in the Jurassic period on Tuesday 9th April at 2.50pm.

Year 2 - Super cars

Parents and carers have already been into school to work with the children on building their cars (see above) so it is now time to race them. After the superstar worship on Thursday 11th April, parents and carers are welcome to stay and see which Year 2 car will win the Ripon Cathedral race!

Year 3- Back to the Stone Age

Year 3 are making a virtual environment based on the work that they have been doing on the Stone Age.

They would love to share their work with parents on Thursday 11th April at 2pm before Superstar Worship.

Year 4 - Book about Yorkshire

In Year 4 the children have learnt about life in Yorkshire, contrasting life in Ripon and Bradford. From all their super research they have created a fantastic book which parents can buy! They will be sharing their fantastic new book with parents and carers and taking orders on Friday 12th April at 9am.

Year 5 - Brazilian Cafe

Year 5 have been learning about Brazil and they are very excited about inviting parents to their Brazilian Cafe which will be open for business for parents and carers on Wednesday 10th April from 2.30pm.

Group Photos

We hope you have enjoyed seeing your class group photograph. Orders will be due into school during the first week back after Easter (we will confirm the exact date by text nearer the time) or you may like to check out the online ordering system instead, which we have been assured is easy to do!
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Oscar's Holiday Club is Back!

Oscar's will open on Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th April (the first week of the Easter holidays). A full day costs £20 and half days (9am -1pm or 1pm - 5pm) are only £15. We have sent an email with booking information this evening; please let school know if you have not receive it and we will check if you have an account set up on the online booking site. The link to the site is also found below. Just use the email address you provided to school for your first parental contact as your username, and click forgotten password if it is your first time to use the site. If you are finding it difficult to access the booking site, please contact Mrs Rich.

Dates for your diary......

Monday 8th April - Friends' Easter Egg Competition (Story Books Theme)

Tuesday 9th April - Y3 visit Murton Park

Tuesday 9th April - Y1 Dinosaur Museum 2.50pm

Wednesday 10th April - Y5 Brazilian Cafe 2.30pm

Thursday 11th April - Superstar Worship: EYFS & KS1 9am, KS2 2.30pm

Thursday 11th April - Y2 Car Races 9.40am, Y3 Back to the Stone Age 2pm

Friday 12th April - Y4 Book about Yorkshire 9am

Friday 12th April - 1pm Easter Service in the Cathedral

Friday 12th April - Friends' egg hunt 2pm, school closes for the holidays

Monday 29th April - School opens for the summer term

Wednesday 8th May - Reception visit Hackfall Woods

Wednesday 22nd May - Duck Race 5pm Fishergreen

Friday 24th May - Break up for half term, 3.10 / 3.15pm

Saturday 22nd June - Friends' Summer Fair

Message from the Friends

Thank you to everyone who attended our quiz last night. Well done to the winners, announced above, but congratulations to all for taking part.


Free Easter Events: We hope to see many entries for our annual egg decorating competition which will be held in the school hall on Monday morning - enjoy creating your eggs on the theme 'Story Book Characters' this weekend! Every entry wins a cream egg and there will be special prizes for the category winners.


Our second Easter tradition, an egg hunt on the school field, will also take place as soon as school finishes for the term, at 2pm on Friday 12th April. Huge thanks to City Barbers who have provided funds to sponsor our Easter events so there will be prizes for all!

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Duck Race: Save the date!! Wednesday 22nd May will see our annual duck race on the Skell. Meet at 5pm by Fishergreen bridge.


Summer Fair: Saturday 22nd June will be our summer fair. A fantastic family event open to the whole community: Bar, BBQ and bouncy castle plus many more stalls. Details nearer the time. Our thanks also to Michael Williams, Director at Hambleton Roofing who have kindly provided generous sponsorship to support the fair.


That's all for now, but if you have any ideas for future events or you want to help us out, please let us know - email rcpsfriends@gmail.com or send us a facebook message Thank you.

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