Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 12th October 2018
Marvellous Roman Shields by Isabelle
We have been learning all about the Romans and we have been making shields that a Roman soldier might have had. The swords on the shields represent war and the lightning bolts represent the ruler of the Roman gods, Jupiter. We designed the shields and then made them using cardboard, red paper, foil and glue. Some of our shields are symmetrical. We are looking forward to learning how Roman legions used their shields when they were away at war!
Wizardology by Oliver
Year 3 welcome worship by Daniel
Visit your local library
Remembering St Wilfrid!
Parent Teacher Appointments Friday 19th October
If you are at work on Friday, may we suggest booking your children into Oscar's for the day? Full details are in the Oscar's section below. Please contact Mrs Rich if you are having any difficulty booking a place.
Improve your whole family's Spanish!
We have an exciting opportunity coming up for one family to strengthen their European links and language skills! If you would like to host our Spanish exchange teaching student from Monday 5th November for 12 weeks (except Christmas), please contact Mrs Binks. Basic costs are covered and your guest will help with housework/babysitting and encourage your children to speak Spanish too.
Individual and Family Photographs
Oscar's Special Play Dates!
Oscar's will be open for the full day on the Friday 19th October training day at a bargain cost of £20 for 8am to 5.15pm or £15 for 8am to 1pm/1pm to 5.15pm. Some places remain and booking is made using our online booking site. Just use the email address you have provided to school as your username and click 'forgotten password' the first time you use it. Please contact Mrs Rich if you are experiencing any booking issues.
Do you have to go back to work in the second week of the Christmas holidays? Oscar's will open on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd January, 9am to 5pm. Booking will open soon.
Message from the Governors
Meet your Governors
The parent teacher appointment day on Friday 19th October should see many of you in school, so the governors hope you will also take the opportunity to visit their refreshment table! As well as enjoying a coffee with them, this will be a great time to meet the governors and find out more about their work for school.
MESSAGE FROM THE FRIENDS
Our new chair people: The wonderful Tina, Liz and Katy have volunteered to co-chair this year, but they need a fourth person to share the role. This is an ideal opportunity to get involved as the team are very experienced so can guide any newcomer through with ease. Please get in touch.
Design your own Christmas card or mug: Your child will bring home a form to complete for designing and ordering their own personalised items. Please return it by Monday 22nd October. Thank you.
Dates for your diary:
26th October - next meeting (in school at 9am)
23rd November - School Disco
6th December - School Christmas Fair.
Dates for your diary......
Tuesday 16th October - Reception visit to Hackfall Woods
Wednesday 17th October - Parent Teacher Appointments after school
Wednesday 17th October - Family Photo Evening until 6.30pm (pupil individual photographs during the day)
Thursday 18th October - Year 5 Welcome Worship
Wednesday 24th October - Year 1 educational visit to Rainbow Factory
Thursday 25th October - Year 6 Welcome Worship
Friday 26th October - School closes for the half term break
Monday 5th November - School opens
Thursday 8th November - Year 4 Welcome Worship
Monday 12th November - Year 4 visit Bewerley Park
Wednesday 14-16th November - Y6 London residential
Wednesday 14th November - Rec-Y5 Flu immunisations
Thursday 22nd November - Year 1 Welcome Worship
Friday 23rd November - Year 5 visit Jorvik and Dig
Friday 21st December - Nativity in the Cathedral at 1pm, led by Year 2
Friday 21st December - School closes 2pm for Christmas holidays.