Ripon Cathedral School Update

Week ending Friday 8th June 2018

A Warm Welcome From Our Spanish Friends

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Year 6 have an exciting week in Spain

This week ten children from year six visited our partner school in Segovia. As well as experiencing life in a Spanish school the children took part in a range of activities including visits to the royal palace, a glass factory and parliament building. The children received a very warm welcome by the whole community in Segovia. We are looking forward to returning that warm welcome next week when we welcome children and teachers from our partner school as they visit Ripon.

Summer Smash Up

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We would like to say well done to all of our children who took part in the School's Out Summer Smash Up last Saturday. The children performed in a range of dances and were excellent! They represented our school incredibly well both on and off stage. Thank you Sam for doing an excellent job with School's Out after school club. We must also give Lillie Ross an extra special mention- as she won 'School's Out Has Got Talent' this year and performed solo in front of a full house.

Fairburn Ings

This week the year 2 children visited Fairburn Ings, RSPB Nature Reserve. They took part in two workshops. They were amazed by what they found when pond dipping, from tadpoles to dragonfly nymphs. They even found some sanguivores (look it up if you don't know) . They also learned about the lifecycle and habitats of birds - not only did they build their own nest but someone even laid an egg!
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For the high jump

This week Mr Biggs had the children working on their high jump technique. They loved challenging themselves and were surprised with what they could achieve.
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Holiday Club Success

Oscar's was open for business on the Thursday and Friday of the half term holidays and we were delighted to welcome around 30 children both days. They were all really well behaved; it was particularly lovely to see the older children encouraging the younger ones during the mini sporting competitions. We had an amazing bouncy assault course on Thursday and on Friday certificates and trophies were awarded. Huge thanks to Miss Dumbreck and Mrs Armstrong for being such enthusiastic leaders (and to Mrs Rich for enjoying doing her bit during the lunch breaks too)! Plans are already underway to make sure the first two weeks of the summer holidays can offer lots of exciting activities too - watch this space!

Updated Privacy Notice and Data Consent Form

We are busy ensuring that we are compliant with the new GDPR (data regulations) and have published new privacy notices accordingly. The pupil notice was emailed home this week and is also on the school website. In addition, we sent home a consent form for various data sharing activities. With apologies that it covers some information you have already provided, the fact remains that we still need this form back as soon as possible please. Many thanks, especially to the many parents who have already returned the form.


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Garden Clearance: Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help tomorrow, we're working from 10am, meeting at the reception desk. 'Elevensies' or an early lunch will be provided and finish time depends on how much we get done! If you find you can help but haven't let anyone know, please could you email us at We'd love more volunteers! However, in the interests of safety, we must insist on no children please, sorry for any childcare difficulties that may present.

Non- Uniform Day: Children may come in non-uniform on 15th June in exchange for bringing in tombola prizes, jolly jars or soft toys for the Summer Fair. Year 5 will be on a school trip and must be in uniform in the morning, but will be able to bring in clothes to change into for the afternoon.

'Forest Friends Summer Fair' - Saturday 23rd June: Thank you for the offers of help so far although there is still space for more helpers. We are using facebook to ask for help but will also be in school soon with a sign up sheet! For any parents able to help from 12-3pm on a stall, we will give your child a free bouncy castle pass!

Summer Fair Posters: Thanks Karen Fowler for designing our lovely poster this year These will be in book bags and around school next week. Let us know if you know a friendly shop, cafe or work notice board who could display one for us. Thank you.

Plans are underway and this is going to be a fabulous event!! Bouncy castles, stalls and

Bag2School: Clear out your old clothes and more. Charity bags and information will come out later this month. Collect on Thursday 5th July 9am.

Disco Dancing: Our last disco of the school year will be on Friday 6th July, more details to follow.

End of Year Social: Details to be confirmed, but we'd like to invite all parents to join us for an end of year social gathering (possibly in a pub beer garden!).

Dates Summary

Saturday 9th June - gardening work party

Friday 15th June - non-uniform day in exchange for summer fair prizes

Saturday 23rd June 12-3pm - Summer Fair

Thursday 5th July - Bag2School

Friday 6th July - summer disco

Dates for your diary......

Thursday 14th June - Spanish partner school arrive

Friday 15th June - Non uniform Day (Jolly jar donations)

Friday 15th June - Y5 visit Big Write at the Royal Hall

Friday 15th June - Y6 visit to Fountains Abbey

Monday 18th June - Y6 visit to Forbidden Corner

Tuesday 19th June - Y6 and Spanish pupils Farewell Family BBQ

Thursday 21st June - EYFS Sports Day - 9am

Thursday 21st June - Y1-6 Sports Day - 1pm

Saturday 23rd June - Summer Fair 1-4pm

Tuesday 26th June - Music concert 6-7.30pm

Wednesday 4th July - EYFS visit to Harewood House

Wednesday 4th July - 6pm Year 6 Leavers' Celebration

Thursday 5th July - Y2 Welcome Worship

Thursday 5th July - Y6 to Crucial Crew

Friday 6th July - School Disco

Wednesday 11th July - Reception visit to Hackfall Woods

Thursday 12th July - Y6 Welcome Worship

Thursday 12th July - Breakfast Natters

Tuesday 17th July - School Production - 6.30pm

Wednesday 18th July - School Production -1.30pm

Wednesday 18th July - School Production - 6.30pm

Friday 20th July - school closes for summer - 2pm

Community Events

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