South Milford Moments

Weekly news Friday 18.10.19

Reception Stay and Play

We had a fantastic time on Tuesday morning when we created circus crafts with our families! It was lovely to chat to you all and see how unique each child’s work was! We hope you enjoyed it just as much as we did.


NSPCC workshops

This week our Year 5/6 classes received a visit from NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). The workshop they delivered was both interactive and helpful. The children enjoyed getting involved in discussions with the help their mascot, Buddy. They covered topics like bullying and abuse in a child-friendly and age appropriate way, so Year 5/6 know they can get help if or when they need it. NSPCC helped them identify a trusted adult they can talk to if they're ever worried about themselves or a friend.

Summer Reading Challenge

Last week, we had a celebratory assembly run by the library following the summer reading challenge. 57 of our children took part in The Space Chase and were thrilled to receive their certificates of completion. All the children enjoyed developing ideas for next year’s library reading challenge as well as listening to poetry delivered by a wonderful librarian from Sherburn. I wonder how many children will enter next time?


Sporting News - Football

This week our 9 Year 6 boys represented South Milford against 9 teams in the Sherburn Cluster. The event held at Sherburn High consisted of two pools.

The scores are as follows:

South Milford 1 - Kellington 0

South Milford 4 - Barkston Ash 0

South Milford 1 - Althlestan 1

Overall the team came joint first in their pool. They played with a high level of skill and encourage one another throughout. The sportsmanship on show was exceptional.

Anti- Bullying Week -w/c Monday 11th November

On Tuesday November 12th South Milford Primary School will be joining in with Odd Socks Day. Children are encouraged wear a pair of odd socks to celebrate individuality and allow them to express themselves by showing how unique everyone is.


We have included a link to the official Odd Sock day music video.

Andy and the Odd Socks - Change (Official Video)

PTA News:


:: Quiz Night:

Unfortunately the Quiz Night has been cancelled due to lack of interest.

Anyone who bought tickets will be refunded on ParentPay.

Thank you to everyone who supported the event.


:: Parents’ Evenings:

We are looking for a couple of volunteers to help out with teas and coffees and selling pre-loved uniform at Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 23rd October between 3.30pm and 5.30pm.

If you can help please get in touch.


:: Harry Potter Activity Afternoon – WI Hall - Saturday 2nd November, 2pm-4pm:

Tickets are now on sale for £7 each on ParentPay. The children will be able to:

  • let the Sorting Hat decide their Hogwarts house and make a house badge;
  • make a Hogwarts chest;
  • attend a potions class and make some slime;
  • learn how to take care of magical creatures and take a ‘pet’ home;
  • choose a wand and a Harry Potter charm bracelet to help you in charms class;
  • make some edible magic;
  • have a broomstick flying lesson.

The children can take home everything they make during the afternoon and selfie props will be available for photos.

Sweet treats will be for sale throughout the afternoon at Honeydukes Sweet Shop.

Please note, we have made the decision not to show the film so that we can concentrate on all the exciting activities we have lined up for the children during the afternoon.


Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 23rdOctober/Thursday 24th October - pre-loved school uniform sale at parents' evenings;

Saturday 2nd November, 2-4pm – Harry Potter Activity Afternoon – tickets on sale now on ParentPay;

Friday 22nd November, 6-8pm – Christmas Fair – please get in touch if you are able to donate a raffle prize;

Friday 13th December - Christmas Pound Shop - please donate any unused gifts.

If you would like to contact the PTA, please email southmilfordpta@outlook.com or find us on Facebook @SouthMilfordPTA

Young Voices

Advanced notice, Young Voices will be cancelled on 24th October due to Parents' Evening.

Christmas Charity Appeal

Dear parents and carers,

The pupils at our school have expressed an interest in creating a box of goodies to send to disadvantaged children and adults in Eastern Europe. We will be ordering the boxes from the Rotary Club (as they cater for all ages and have no religious or political affiliations), who deliver and collect directly to us. The cost of this is £2.00 per box. When the boxes arrive, we will be asking the children to fill them with unwanted toys and games in good condition, and toiletries, such as toothbrushes and toothpaste. You can find more information on https://www.rotaryshoebox.org/.


Each year group will be creating boxes for different age ranges:

Reception and Year One – babies and toddlers

Year Two, Three and Four – primary age children

Year Five and Six – teenagers

Staff at school – adults


If your child would like to create a box, please could you pay £2 on Parent Pay, so they can participate?


Thank you for your support,

South Milford JLT

Blue Peter Music Badge

If you haven’t heard already, Blue Peter have excitingly launched a new badge designed by Ed Sheeran to celebrate children’s involvement and enjoyment of music! All you have to do is love music; pick up an instrument, get involved in a music group or any way you can think of to get involved with music. I know that some of you are already very involved in music so you don’t even need to do anything else.


As you know we love music as a school, we would love as many children as possible to apply for a badge! So that we can celebrate your achievements as a school, please come and show Miss Rowley if you are successful in receiving a badge and we can put your photo on the music wall!

Please find the application form below:

https://childrens-binary.files.bbci.co.uk/childrens-binarystore/cbbc/BP-Musicbadge-form-2019.pdf

Applying for a Primary School place for your child for September 2020

FOR ACTION BY 15 JANUARY 2020

This information is for families who live in North Yorkshire and who have a child born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016

Dates for your diary

Winning Team

This week's winning team is Blue.

This week's Shining Stars

We celebrated the following children this week in Celebration Assembly:

Reception: Alyssa

Year One: Alfred

Year Two: Rose

Year Three: Caitlyn

Year Four: Thomas

Year Five: Luca

Year Six: Niamh

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