Ripon Cathedral School Update

Week ending Friday 20th April 2018

All Aboard

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Year 2 Visit to the National Railway Museum

What a contrast to the planned date last term, when Year 2's trip to the National Railway Museum had to be postponed due to snow! They enjoyed a bright, sunny day which included a chance to get outside as well as a good look around the museum combined with workshops.

Last term's learning journey theme was 'What is the best way to travel?' and today was a fabulous opportunity to reinforce their knowledge and understanding of the invention of the train. They took part in two workshops 'Stephenson's Rocket' and 'Punch and Judy's railway adventure'. They even had a ride on the miniature railway.

Mrs Beckett sends thanks to all the parents and volunteers who came along to help.

Do you need a Guinea Pig or Rabbit Hutch?

We have started clearing the area we are planning to develop to increase our outdoor education provision. The fundraising focus for the Friends this year is to equip this area. We have an Eglu hutch, suitable for rabbits or guinea pigs, which we no longer need. If you would like it in return for a donation towards the Friends' efforts, please ask at the school office.


Hello sun and welcome to the Summer Term! We hope you all had a lovely Easter break and are now looking forward to a warmer and busy term!

Books, books. books Our first event is the Book Fair next week; Tuesday 24th to Friday 27th April. The books will be on display in the playground from 3 to 3.30pm. Books are competitively priced and the event gives commission to spend on new books for the reading raffle. Please support this if you can (also, if anyone can help to set up on Thursday, please let us know).

Ice Cream Friday Back next Friday - we will be selling lollies and ice cream from 3pm every Friday until the end of term.

Friends of Fashion On Wednesday 2nd May we are holding a fundraiser at M & Co in town. A flyer went home this week and we are looking for models and guests to attend. Each model gets 20% discount on the clothes and all attending get 10% discount. Entry by donation and we will be holding a raffle to raise funds. Join us for an informal and fun evening, 7pm start.

Dates for your Diary (and help required!)

Duck Race - Wednesday 16th May 5.30pm by the River Skell

Summer Fair - Saturday 23rd June 12-3pm

Summer Disco - July, date to be confirmed

'Garden Clearing Team' - one weekend in the summer, to be confirmed.

We would love volunteers for all these events, please let us know if you can help.

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Dates for your diary......

Tuesday 24th April - Friday 27th April - Bookfair (returned on Tuesday 1st May)

Wednesday 2nd May - Y4 visit to Thorp Perrow

Thursday 3rd May - Breakfast Natters

Monday 7th May - May Day Holiday - school closed

Tuesday 8th May - Reception class visit to Hackfall Woods

Monday 14-17th May - SAT's week

Wednesday 16th May - Duck race 5.30pm

Friday 25th May - school closes for half term - 2pm

Monday 4th June - school opens

Thursday 7th June - Breakfast Natters

Friday 8th June - Y2 visit to RSPB Fairburn Ings

Thursday 21st June - EYFS Sports Day - 9am

Thursday 21st June - Y1-6 Sports Day - 1pm

Saturday 23rd June - Summer Fair

Tuesday 26th June - Music concert

Thursday 12th July - Breakfast Natters

Tuesday 17th July - School Production - 6.30pm

Wednesday 18th July - School Production -1.30pm

Wednesday 18th July - School Production - 6.30pm

Friday 20th July - school closes for summer - 2pm

Oscar's Holiday Club Dates

Thu 31st May to Fri 1st June 2018

Mon 23rd July to Fri 3rd August 2018