Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 5th July 2019
More Super Sports
On Thursday, we were delighted to host an inter-school athletics competition when we were joined by Trinity and Moorside schools. To represent our school, each class teacher selected the children following their performances on sports day. We did a sprint, hurdles, high jump and a throwing event, with Years 3 and 4 using bean bags and Years 5 and 6 shot put. To finish off each school selected one girl and one boy from each year group to take part in the relay.
Congratulations Trinity who won by just 6 points!
For parents and carers of pupils in Early years, Year 1 and Year 2, superstar worship will be on Thursday 11th July at 2.40pm in the school hall.
We look forward to seeing you next week.
Celebrating Year 6
Year 6 started their leaving celebrations with a service in the Cathedral on Tuesday with other local children who are moving on to secondary school in September. The theme of the service was 'Looking Forward' and the children produced rainbows of their hopes and aspirations for the future.
A wonderful evening was had by all on Wednesday, even if a tear or two was shed as well. All our Year 6 pupils, and the staff who have been involved with them over their years here, were joined by family members for an evening of reminiscing. Our thanks to the staff who catered for the gathering and made the hall look so welcoming. Mr Holmes also worked hard to put together a number of films featuring their memories and photos from across the years (thank you to parents who contributed photos). Do check out the children's music video below, they had great fun filming it all around the school! The Friends (with a special thank you to Vikki!) kindly sourced the amazing leavers' hoodies.
Harewood House and Gardens
Reading Leader Book Review
'Eeyore loses a tail' by AA Milne
This book is exciting to read because you don't know if Eeyore finds his tail and if they find his tail, how are they going to put it back on Eeyore? My mum read this book as a child and she really liked it and so do I.
Daniel, Year 3
Oscar's Holiday Club
We have arranged with the PFI company who manage the school site to have access to school for Oscar's in the last two weeks of the summer holidays. Unlike schools in NYCC sites, we do not have full (or free!) access to school in the holidays, which can make running the holiday club more challenging. However, we are exited that we have started to plan for the summer holidays and can confirm that our summer holiday dates are:
Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd August
Tuesday 27th, Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th August
Booking is now open!
Dates for your diary......
Wednesday 10th July - Reception visit Hackfall Woods
Thursday 11th July - Superstar Worship - Y3,4,5 9am; Rec, Y1,2 2.40pm
Thursday 11th July - Market Stall - Y2 tea towels, Y3 sandwiches
Friday 12th July - Bag2School Collection at 9am
Tuesday 16th July - School Production, 6.30pm
Wednesday 17th July - School Production, 1.30/6.30pm
Friday 19th July - Break up for Summer holidays, 2pm
Tue 20th - Thu 22nd Aug - Oscar's Holiday Club
Tue 27th - Thu 29th Aug - Oscar's Holiday Club
Tuesday 3rd September - Start of the new school year
Message from the Friends
Lost Property: We will be sorting out the clothing and items in the lost property boxes to arrange into piles which are easier to look through. Please come along on Friday after school to try to find missing items.
Ice Cream Fridays: We will continue to sell ice creams after school on Fridays if the weather is good - just 50p for a lolly or ice cream.
School Play Raffles: As you arrive for the school play, there will be an opportunity to buy raffle tickets for £1. It will be drawn in the interval and prizes include sweet treats, toiletries and vouchers.
Library Summer Reading Challenge
Don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge at your nearest library during the holidays! This year the theme is Space Chase, celebrating 50 years since the first Apollo moon landing.
The challenge is to read 6 library books of your choice and collect space themed stickers and other prizes on the way – everyone who finishes will receive a limited edition Space Chase medal and a certificate. Space Chase is for children aged 4 to 11 but this year there is also a special mini challenge with free stickers for younger siblings too!
The Challenge runs from 13th July to 7th Sept and it’s all free!