Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 18th November 2022
Children in Need
Children in Need by Ella and Jack (School Ambassadors)
Today we celebrated Children in Need. Everyone wore bright and colourful clothes, designed a Pudsey and had a great time! All the children from Nursery to Year 6 participated. They were all fabulous but a few stood out to us and were judged the winners of our Pudsey design competition! Congratulations to all of the winners:
Year 6 - Paige and Oliver W
Year 5 - Ethan and Ellie
Year 4 - Danny and Isla
Year 3 - Thomas and Amelia
Year 2 - Isabelle and Dylan
Year 1 - Felix and Alice
Reception - Phoebe and Sammy
Nursery - Ella and Robin
Thank you to everyone who has donated, so far we have raised nearly £150. It's easy to give online via your ParentPay account. All donations go directly into the Children in Need bank account. Thank you!
The Great Fire of London By Year 2
Year 2 have been working hard on their history topic of The Great Fire of London. As a class we have created an animation to represent the fire. The children spent a whole afternoon doing ‘behind the scenes’ activities – painting the backdrops, creating their plasticine models, and rehearsing their lines etc.
Rosie – “My favourite part of the animation was getting to paint the backdrops. I liked that it was a team effort and everyone got to have a go at painting all 5 different ones.”
Roman – “I loved making the plasticine characters because you could be creative.”
Grace – “I liked making my horse because they had a very important job. They carried buckets of water to help try to stop the fire and also carried people’s belongings in the carts that they pulled.”
Year 2 made this animation by taking lots of pictures of the moving plasticine characters and compiling all these pictures together to create the video. We made a script to go with the video in order to explain what was happening. Everyone helped out and had a part. We have been learning to sing ‘London’s burning’ and hope you enjoy hearing it towards the end of our film!
Harvey – “Learning my lines was quite hard, but I enjoyed being in front of the camera!”
Hugo – “The song was my favourite bit because it’s a fun song to do and we all joined in."
We hope you enjoy our Year 2 animation of the Great Fire of London!
Year 1 Worship - Caring for Animals
The children have decided that they would like to explore further how they can be courageous advocates for animal welfare and we look forward to hearing more about Year 1's fabulous work in the future.
Exploring our local area
Stars of the Week
Harry for showing great enthusiasm and engagement in their topic on Elmer the Elephant.
Sammy for really persevering and challenging himself with the Star Challenges and a super effort to sit smartly.
William for being really resilient in Maths and working hard at home and in school.
Grace D for always pushing herself to work hard, she is also always polite and kind.
Jack for making an amazing effort in writing by using a range of prepositions.
Lewis for embracing challenges in lessons and working independently.
Aggie for having a positive attitude to her writing and calculations and also working hard on her independence
Milo for having a positive attitude to his work and participating well in lessons.
The Big School Swim
On Monday, Year 2 participated in a nationwide event called ‘The Big School Swim’. The Jack Laugher Leisure Centre, where Year 2 swim, have joined and registered in collaboration with Swim England and the children did lots of practical activities in the pool relating to ‘The Big School Swim’. Due to their excellent participation and effort on Monday, they were each awarded with their own certificate. Well done Year 2, keep up the great effort with your swimming!
Please do be aware that there have been a number of cases of COVID in school. Do be aware that symptoms in children can be mild and can start with children feeling sick and with a headache.
Below is the recommended guidance from the NHS for the time periods to avoid contact with other people.
What to do if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) or symptoms of COVID-19 (eg temptation/cold symptoms)
Try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you:
- have any symptoms of COVID-19, and have a high temperature or you do not feel well enough to do your normal activities.
- have tested positive for COVID-19 – this means it's very likely you have the virus.
What to do if you've tested positive for COVID-19
If you have COVID-19, you can pass on the virus to other people for up to 10 days from when your infection starts. Many people will no longer be infectious to others after 5 days.
- try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days.
- If a child or young person aged 18 or under tests positive for COVID-19, they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days.
Children and young people tend to be infectious to others for less time than adults. If they’re well and do not have a temperature after 3 days, there’s a much lower risk that they’ll pass on COVID-19 to others.
Thank you for your continued understanding.
Dates for Diaries
Monday 21st November - Nasal flu immunisations
Thursday 24th November - Year 6 visit to Crucial Crew
Thursday 24th November - YMCA visit
Friday 25th November - Non-uniform day - bring items for the Friends of the School Christmas raffle hampers
Monday 28th November - Riding Lights Theatre Visit for Reception/Y1/Y2/Y3
Wednesday 30th November at 9am - Year 5 Class Worship (Y5 parents welcome to attend)
Friday 2nd December - Money Day
Thursday 8th December - Friends' Christmas Fair in the school hall 3.15-5pm
Friday 16th December at 10.00am - Key Stage 1 Nativity
Friday 16th December at 3.15pm - School closes for Christmas Break
Wednesday 4th January - School reopens for Spring Term
Healthy Child Information
Please see on the posters below information about health sleep advice.