Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 22nd February 2019
Poetry and Motion
Wheels to School
The whole school from Nursery to Year 6 took part in a fantastic poetry day on Thursday. Each class chose a poem to focus on throughout the day and teachers planned exciting poetry based lessons. Poems included: "If" by Rudyard Kipling (which matched perfectly with our theme of perseverance), "Dinosaur Soup", perfect for the Year One's topic and "River", a poem full of metaphors!
Year 2 baked bear biscuits to go with their poem "Isobel Isobel" and Year 6 wrote alternative endings to the poem 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes. Here is Danny's:
Back, he raced and charged, his rapier flailing up high.
Pistol firm in his grip until his vengeance was nigh.
His curse, like a shriek in the dark, next a blur of light.
When he was shot down to the darkness,
Shot down to the darkness.
The last moments he lived in the darkness, were engulfed by the night.
At the end of the day we all then performed to the rest of the school. It was wonderful to see everyone performing so well and enjoying poetry.
Goodbye for now, Mrs Elcock!
We are delighted that we have appointed Mrs Jelf to teach music whilst Mrs Elcock is on her maternity leave. She joins us with many years' experience in other North Yorkshire schools and will also be continuing the orchestra and singing clubs. Singing Squad will now be after school on Wednesdays, with orchestra still on Tuesdays after school.
Learning about Refugees By Scott and Holly
World Book Day
As in previous years we are inviting parents into the hall first thing to share a book with their child and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Please drop your child off for registration and they will then meet you in the hall. (Please ensure you complete the slip sent home tonight to ensure we know which children to send to the hall.)
Breakfast Natters will still be on as it is the first Thursday of the month, but will start at 9.30am to give parents a chance of attending both events.
Parent Governor Nominations
· Expertise in safeguarding;
· Experience of health and safety regulations and procedures;
· Marketing proficiency.
The nomination form is available on the school website and the closing date to return them to school is Monday 4th March.
Dates for your diary......
Monday 4th March - School reopens after the break
Tuesday 5th March - Year 2 pancake races by the Cathedral 11am
Thursday 7th March - World Book Day, children can dress as a book character, parents invited to the hall at 9am to share a book with their child. Breakfast Natters in the Cathedral Hall at 9.30am.
Tuesday 12th March - Class Photos
Friday 15th March - Red Nose Friends' Disco (timings on the poster below)
Thursday 4th April - Family and Friends Quiz Night 3.30-5.30pm
Monday 8th April - Friends' Easter Egg Competition (Story Books Theme)
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 22nd May - Duck Race 5pm Fishergreen
Saturday 22nd June - Friends' Summer Fair
Welcome Worship spring term dates - 2.50pm in the Chapel
Thursday 7th March – Year 2
Thursday 14th March – Year 6
Thursday 21st March – Year 5
Thursday 28th March – Year 4
Thursday 4th April – Year 1 (in the morning)
Thursday 4th April – Year 3 (2.50pm)
Message from the Friends
Family Quiz Night: A brand new event for 2019! We'd like to host a 'Family and Friends Quiz Night'. This will be straight after school on Thursday 4th April 3.30-5.30pm. Teams of up to 8 people (children and adults) can enter, we will provide a light tea for everyone, entry will be £2 per person including food. There will be a raffle and additional refreshments for sale. Children who are booked into Oscar's can join an Oscar's team and take part. More information after the half term break.
Easter Events: We will hold our annual Easter egg competition on the last Monday of term (8th April). The theme this year is 'Story Books'. 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.
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.
Have a great half-term break!
****DROP IN FLU CLINIC***
If your child is in Reception-Year 5 and has missed their nasal flu immunisation in school, why not take them along to our drop in flu clinic?
Ripon Youth Centre
Clotherholme Road, HG4 2DE
Monday 25th February – 1pm-4pm
This is our final clinic in the Ripon area so this will be your child’s last chance to get their flu vaccination this school year.