Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 17th May 2019
Year 3 have had another opportunity to enjoy our lovely grounds this half term, as they have been participating in our Forest Schools programme. Thanks again to the Friends for subsidising the programme so we can offer it to all classes during the school year.
Congratulations Miss Stocks
Sponsored Bounce - Letter from Spiritual Council and School Ambassadors
At Ripon Cathedral School we feel it is really important to help others.
The Ambassadors have been exploring homelessness and the Spiritual Council have been finding out about refugees. We have learnt a lot about the difficulties that many people face on a daily basis and we have decided that we would like to raise funds for relevant charities so that those with the most need in our world get help and support.
We have arranged to have a sponsored bounce on Thursday 23rd May! Children in all classes can be sponsored to bounce for 10 minutes non-stop.
The charities that we have chosen to donate to as a result of all our learning about homelessness and refugees are:
- Ripon YMCA is an organisation that helps the homeless in our city
- Youth For Christ International work across the world with young people, including many who are displaced because of war and conflict.
- Christian Aid works to support sustainable development and provide emergency relief in many countries across the world.
At the end of the day, on Thursday 23rd May 2019, there will also be a cake stall organised by the children to raise further funds for good causes.
Please help us to make our fundraising a success by:
- Getting lots of sponsors for our bounce on Thursday 23rd May;
- Bringing in dried or tinned food on Tuesday 21st May for our food collection for the Ripon YMCA who help the homeless;
- Bringing cakes to sell at our cake stall on Thursday 23rd May.
Thank you for all your help
We can’t wait to get bouncing!!!
Scott and Holly (Spiritual Council)
Finlay and Eva (School Lead Ambassadors)
Great news, more Reading Leaders provide book reviews!
'Katy' by Jacqueline Wilson
The book I’m reviewing is called ‘Katy’ she is the oldest and has 5 other siblings called Clover, Elsie, Dorrie, Jonnie and Phil. Katy also lives with her dad and Izzie her stepmother. Her dad works as a GP. One day Helen comes round but she has rheumatoid arthritis so she was in a wheelchair. It is Katy’s last day at school and she has a disco. At the disco she dances with the boy she likes (he’s called Ryan!). The next day is Saturday. She sleeps in and Ryan asked her if she wanted to go to the skate park together. So she goes and guess what, Izzie confiscated her skateoard so hopefully Ryan will let her borrow his. However on the way (secretly) when she crosses a road, having hold of her necklace, a car beeps at her. She tugs on her necklace, the chain snaps and she runs home. She’s in big trouble, Izzie and her dad say that she can’t go swimming with the others she has to stay at home by herself. She finds a rope and runs outside.She swings it over a tree and she’s now swinging but the rope comes loose ahhhhhhh she fell... I’m going to leave it at that.
I think Katy is very brave do you? My favourite part is when at the end it says that her life isn’t over a new life has just begun! I like this book because there are little pictures/drawings on where the chapter starts and it tells what is going on in this section. I recommend this book to people who like life-changing books. I am reviewing this book because it is my favourite book so I’m giving this book 5 stars!
Evie Year 5
'Horrid Henry' by Francesca Simon
I really love Horrid Henry because it reminded me about my two Guinea pigs fighting over food.
I enjoyed reading Horrid Henry, I like finding out about what Horrid Henry gets up to in the stories!
I would definitely recommend Horrid Henry to everyone who is 7.
Henry gets up to lots of mischief in all the chapters.
Horrid Henry isn’t just for 7 year olds it is also for 6, 8 ,9 year olds and Horrid Henry lovers.
Ella Year 2
Canal Open Day
Oscar's Holiday Dates
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. We do not plan to have any holiday club dates in the May half term break.
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......
Sunday 19th May - 1.30pm Singing Squad at Canal Open Day
Monday 20th May - Y5 visit 'Big Write' workshops
Wednesday 22nd May - Duck Race 5pm Fishergreen
Thursday 23rd May - Sponsored Bounce and cake stall
Friday 24th May - Break up for half term, 3.10 / 3.15pm
Tuesday 4th June - Y2 visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Wednesday 5th June - Y1 visit Harlow Carr
Friday 14th June - Non-uniform day (details in Friends' section below)
Wednesday 19th June - Y6 and Spanish Partner visit Fountains Abbey
Friday 21st June - Y6 and Spanish Partner visit Forbidden Corner
Saturday 22nd June - Friends' Summer Fair
Monday 24th June - Y6 visit Bewerley Park
Tuesday 25th June - Y6 Bikeability Course
Thursday 27th June - Sports Day (details TBC)
Friday 28th June - Nursery/Reception visit Harewood House
Monday 1st July - Y3 visit Hindu Temple
Tuesday 2nd July - Y5/6 Sex Education Meeting for parents 6pm
Friday 5th July - School Disco
Wednesday 10th July - Reception visit Hackfall Woods
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
Message from the Friends
Thank you to everyone who supported the book fair last week. We made commission of £460 which has all been spent on books for school, thank you.
Duck Race: Ducks have been on sale this week and will continue to be until Wednesday after school, make sure you pick your lucky number (£1 a duck)! This annual event is always a fun family affair so we'll see you next Wednesday at 5pm in the usual venue (follow the crowds to the Skell if you haven't been before!). Ducks in the water at 5.10. First, second and third cash prizes and a special mention and prize for the last duck in! Refreshments will be available at the finish line, so bring a pound or two for ice cream, drinks and crisps.
Non-Uniform Day: On Friday 14th June we are holding a non-uniform day. Come in your own clothes but instead of bringing a £1, donate 'jolly jars' or tombola prizes for the summer fair. Full details will be shared after half term.
Summer Fair: Saturday 22nd June sees our summer fair, running from 12 until 3.30pm. A fantastic family event open to the whole community: Bar, BBQ, Forest School activity and bouncy castle plus many more stalls and a special guest. As well as sponsorship from Hambleton Roofing, we have gained further generous support from local fireworks' company 'Bright Star Fireworks' and Renaissance Hair and Beauty Boroughbridge, which is amazing - thank you!
Fancy Dress Fun Run: We will be passing out sponsorship forms after the half term break for a fun run on the day of the fair. There will be a completion certificate for everyone and prizes for the best fancy dress and highest fundraiser. All sponsor forms and money will be due in before the event, more details to follow.
Summer Fair Helpers: There will be a rota for helpers on the day; if you can help please contact the Friends.
Summer Fair Stalls: Do you have your own business or know someone who would like a table top stall? Contact the school office for a form. Only £5 a stall!
Competition Tent: All children will be welcome to enter our competitions for the summer fair. We will be holding a Lego model, miniature garden, and drawing a picture on the story book theme competitions. New for this year, parents are invited to put their baking skills to the test. All cakes will be sold through a silent auction. The cake which raises the most money will win a prize for its creator!
School Disco: 5th July sees the last disco of the school year. Usual arrangements but more details to be published nearer the time.