Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 4th May 2018
Going wild about wildlife
Year Four Visit Thorp Perrow Arboretum
The Year 4s had a fun filled learning extravaganza on Wednesday and were incredibly lucky with the weather! They began their day as nature detectives during which they saw: coal tits, pheasants, ducks, ground beetles, slugs, worms and even evidence of a fox. They then made their way to the mammals' centre and saw wallabies, meerkats, goats and more. After this they were able to meet Colin, no the caretaker didn't come on the visit, it was an owl!
There was time for lunch in the sunshine, after which the children had an excitable ten minutes on the play area, and a child was overheard exclaiming, "This is the best day ever!" A bird of prey display was then enjoyed which involved being wowed by the harrier hawks' aerobatics.
Sadly the day came to an end and the children felt it had passed so quickly many were talking about trying to come back to see more. The children walked over 16.000 steps and were a joy to take. A big thank you goes to Dr Cassell and Mrs Feather for accompanying them on the trip. Everyone had a great time!
Thank You Friends
Getting ready for SATs
Our Year 2 and Year 6 parents are probably aware by now that SATs are just around the corner! If you'd like a little more information and advice, please click this link to be directed to a booklet published by the Department for Education.
MESSAGE FROM THE FRIENDS
Book Fair Fantastic Total: Thank you for all the book fair support. We raised a brilliant £452.10 which we have invested into books for the classrooms and reading raffle prizes (along with an additional £200 which had in our account from a previous book sale).
Duck Race: Next week we will be selling tickets for our popular annual Duck Race which takes place on Wednesday 16th May 5.30pm. Tickets will be on sale after school (3-3.30pm) every day, £1 a duck numbered 1 to 200. We all meet by the River Skell on Fishegreen. This will be Mr Dudman's last year as Race Starter!
Friends' planning meeting: Wednesday 9th May 7.30pm One Eyed Rat!
Gardening opportunity: On Saturday 9th June, 10am to 2pm, helpers are required to help clear a section of the school grounds ready for the 'forest school' development. Breakfast and drinks in exchange for help!
Non- Uniform Day: Children may come in non-uniform on 15th June in exchange for bringing in tombola prizes and jars for the Summer Fair.
'Forest Friends Summer Fair' - Saturday 23rd June. Volunteer sheets will soon be up on classroom doors - please sign up to help with games, stalls, refreshments and bar duty! More information to follow.
Disco Dancing: Our last disco of the school year will be on Friday 6th July, more details to follow.
End of Year Social: Details to be confirmed, but we'd like to invite all parents to join us for an end of year social gathering (possibly in a pub beer garden!).
Wednesday 16th May 5.30pm - Duck Race by the River Skell
Saturday 9th June - gardening work party
Friday 15th June - non-uniform day in exchange for summer fair prizes
Saturday 23rd June 12-3pm - Summer Fair
Summer Disco - Friday 6th July
Dates for your diary......
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 18th May - Y3 visit to Harlow Carr
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
Friday 15th June - Non uniform Day (Jolly jar donations)
Thursday 21st June - EYFS Sports Day - 9am
Thursday 21st June - Y1-6 Sports Day - 1pm
Saturday 23rd June - Summer Fair 1-4pm
Tuesday 26th June - Music concert 6-7.30pm
Friday 6th July - School Disco
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
Message from the Cathedral
Come and sing with the Cathedral Choir; explore the Cathedral, meet the choristers and have fun! For boys and girls age 6- 11 years. Register to take part by contacting the Cathedral Music Office on 01765 603496 or email firstname.lastname@example.org