Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 16th November 2018
A Capital Visit
Year 6 Enjoy Three Days in London
Almost as soon as they had arrived, the culture began, with a visit to The National Gallery followed by a matinee performance of Matilda The Musical. The children were delighted when Miss Stephenson, who taught them in Year 5 but is now based in London, joined them for their evening meal at The Rainforest Cafe. They must have been glad to arrive at the hostel for a good night's sleep (we hope!).
Thursday, wow what a day! St Paul’s followed by a tour of the Globe theatre and a Shakespeare workshop - the children amazed the actor with their knowledge of Macbeth! Then a boat trip to Westminster where they watched debates. Finally, the London Eye before pizza and the train back to the hostel!
Today, a great ‘investigate’ session at the Natural History Museum was followed by a quick tour of the museum. We are looking forward to welcoming home 29 tired but happy children. Thank you for being so well behaved and a credit to our school.
Thanks also for such a successful trip go to our staff who went along, Mr Holmes, Mrs McCormick, Mrs Moore, Mrs Hart and Mrs Waters. Mr Winspear, parent and governor also enjoyed his visit, and we cannot thank him enough for driving the van of luggage there and back. A final thanks to Mrs Stewart in the office, who has been organising for months so as many events as possible could be squeezed into the three days - fantastic!
Children in Need Day
A Special Visit
We were joined on Monday morning by visiting headteachers all the way from India. Two groups of three headteachers visited classrooms, spoke to children and learnt about the way we teach children in England. They were very impressed with the school, particularly how well behaved and focused the children were in every classroom.
MESSAGE FROM THE FRIENDS
Disco - just a week to go!
Hyacinths at the Cathedral Gift Fair
Thank you for all the orders - it's not too late to get yours, let us know if you'd like to buy a pot of bulbs or visit us at Cathedral Fair between 9.30am and 4pm (or until we sell out!).
Lucky Square Winners
School Christmas Fair - Call for Volunteers!
THURSDAY 6TH DECEMBER - SAVE THE DATE!
Straight after school we will have our superb Christmas event: games, stalls, our special visitor in red! And of course, the announcement of the Christmas raffle winners.
Please could we have donations of tombola prizes, soft toys and 'jolly jars' (filled with sweets or small toys/stationery) for the fundraising stalls.
Helpers needed, more details to follow, please let the Friends know if you can help!
Calling Local Businesses
We’re looking for local stall holders who might wish to have a table top stall at the Christmas fair. If you are a business owner or know someone who might be interested, please contact the school office. It is £5 a stall and school reception will have copies of the letter to hand out.
Dates for your diary......
Tuesday 20th November - Year 3 visit Ripon Museums
Thursday 22nd November - Year 1 Welcome Worship
Friday 23rd November - Year 5 visit Jorvik and Dig
Friday 23rd November - Disco
Thursday 6th December - Friends' Christmas Fair after school
Friday 21st December - Nativity in the Cathedral at 1pm, led by Year 2
Friday 21st December - School closes 2pm for Christmas holidays.
Wed 2nd - Thu 3rd January - Oscar's open 9am to 5pm, booking essential
Tuesday 8th January - school opens for the spring term
Oscar's Special Play Dates!
In anticipation of some more busy days, booking has now opened for the Christmas holidays. Do you have to go back to work after all the festivities have ended? Oscar's will open on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd January, 9am to 5pm. A full day costs £20 and half days (9am -1pm or 1pm - 5pm) are only £15. The link to the online booking site is found below. Just use the email address you provided to school for your first parental contact as your username, and click forgotten password if it is your first time to use the site. If you are finding it difficult to access the booking site, please contact Mrs Rich.