Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 29th September 2023
European Day of Languages
Year 6 Explore Germany
Year 6 had a lovely morning celebrating European Day of Languages by dressing in black, red and yellow to explore a fascinating language - German. Throughout the morning, they used some simple consonant changes to understand and translate some German words and to count form one to ten. They had great fun completing a 'mini quiz' and thoroughly enjoyed looking at how similar German and English are.
After this, they headed outside to find 14 words scattered around the school grounds. Using only a map, they found the vocabulary and used synonyms of the English words to work out the German. Hund = hound or dog and Volk = folk or people were just two of these. Ein wunderbarer Tag!
Year 4 Have a Spanish festival
Year 5 Explore Europe
Hola from Reception
Reception rocked it in their red and yellow clothes for our Spanish Day. We are fans of musical instruments in Reception, so we had a go at making some clickety castanets and then playing them as we attempted some flamenco dancing. There were some seriously good moves going on! We practised using the Spanish greetings we have been learning, and enjoyed listening to Mrs Shawcross read The Very Hungry Caterpillar in Spanish.
Year 1 Learn about Wales
Year 2 Spain
We had a very exciting European languages day in Year 2, celebrating and exploring Spanish culture. Firstly, we made our own bingo boards based on the colours we have been learning with Mrs Shawcross. Next, we looked at some of the aspects of Flamenco dancing, Golpe (clap), Golpe 2,3 ( hands on hips and stomp ) sidesteps, Floreo ( hand work) and Ole!
We concluded our day with tasting foods of Spanish origin, grapefruit, lemon, lime, bread with olive oil and our favourite was traditional lemonade. We had the best day .
Year 3 Learn About Slovakia and Italy
The children in Year 3 learned all about two different countries on Tuesday. They found out lots of facts about the country that Mrs Bradley is from – Slovakia. Mrs Bradley talked about her favourite places in Slovakia and showed some amazing pictures of national parks. Year 3 also learned about Sicily, a place where Mrs Spencer’s family is from. Mrs Spencer showed the children places where her family live as well as places she had visited. Year 3 made Slovakian and Sicilian flags, took part in a quiz, practised counting 1 -5 in Slovakian and Italian and tried some Slovakian and Italian foods.
Open the Book - The story of Samson
Stars of the Week
Ella for always bringing joy and enthusiasm to the classroom and putting full effort into everything she does.
Ruby for her independent writing at school and home.
Natasza for working very hard always and in all areas, also for being a kind and caring friend and always helping everyone.
Esme for listening to feedback in lessons and explaining her ideas and examples clearly.
Amelia for wonderful enthusiasm in our science work.
Henry for fantastic contributions in science and for having a mature attitude towards learning.
Question of the Week: If you could change one thing about this world, what would it be?
'We'd like more plants and flowers.'
'For homeless people to have better homes and no disrespect for the homeless.'
'I would change sadness to happiness, and unloving to loving.'
'Respect, because respect has love and friendship makes us strong.'
'Nobody littering because it can kill animals if nobody did it we would have a better environment.'
'I would change war because it is brining more death and also hurting the environment.'
'Littering, because we want to make sure our world is clean and happy for people to have a nice life on.'
'I would change global warming not to exist because it really affects our planet. We could reduce our carbon footprint by using public transport or a bike.'
Flu Immunisation for Reception to Year 6
Parent Teacher Appointments
Autumn Term Worship
Wednesday 11th October 2023 - Year 6 Class Worship at 9am
Wednesday 18th October 2023 - Year 5 Class Worship at 9am
Tuesday 24th October 2023 - Year 4 Harvest Service in the Cathedral at 1.30pm
Wednesday 8th November 2023 - Year 2 Class Worship at 9am
Wednesday 15th November 2023 - Year 1 Class Worship at 9am
Wednesday 22nd November 2023 - Year 3 Class Worship at 9am
Friday 22nd December 2023 - Key Stage 1 Nativity in the Cathedral in the afternoon.
We do our best to let parents know dates in advance. Sometimes we do need to change dates and times so please do check the latest update to confirm when events are happening. Thanks
Friends of the School
Dates for Diaries
We are currently organising a range of events for the term. Below are dates that we currently have planned. We will add more dates over the term so please do check each week for new events.
Monday 2nd October 2023 - Year 3 trip to Bewerley Park
Tuesday 3rd October 2023 - Year 4 trip to Bewerley Park
Wednesday 4th October 2023 - Friends of the School AGM 7pm Claro Lounge
Wednesday 11th October 2023 - Year 5 trip to Go Ape
Friday 20th October 2023 - Ripon Walk to School Day
Tuesday 24th October 2023 - Parent consultations
Wednesday 25th October 2023 - Parent consultations
Thursday 26th October 2023 - School closes for October half term
Friday 27th October 2023 - School Training Day
Monday 6th November 2023 - School reopens
Wednesday 8th November - Blue Cross Workshop - animals in WW1
20th - 24th November 2023 - Road Safety Week
Thursday 30th November 2023 - Year 4 sound day
Friday 1st December 2023 - Year 3 Hindu Temple visit
Friday 22nd December 2023 (at 1.30pm) - Key stage 1 Nativity in the Cathedral
Friday 22nd December 2023 - School closes for Christmas break at 2.30pm