Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 10th February 2023
Children's Mental Health Week
Learning about how we can flourish through children's mental health week
Year 5 and Year 6 learn about being a mental health researcher
Key Stage 1 and Early years Multi Skills Festival
Relaxation in Reception
Fun was had in Reception learning about the many different ways we can take care of our own health and wellbeing. We started the day by learning the importance of physical exercise and thoroughly enjoyed some 'wacky workouts' to wake us up and get us energised. Our focus was then on the importance of making the right food choices. We looked at a selection of foods and sorted them into those we should eat a lot of, and those we should only eat a small amount of. We learnt that making the right choices can be very difficult!
During the afternoon, we focused on the importance of keeping clean. We played a fun game where we pretended glitter was germs on our hands, and watched as it quickly spread to everything we touched. It's a good job we all learnt the correct way to wash our hands properly. The day was brought to a lovely relaxed close by learning the importance of rest and sleep. We took part in a calm and relaxing yoga session and then enjoyed a lovely 'bedtime' story. What a good job we all came to school in our pyjamas!
Wellbeing day in year 2
Year 2 pupils have read Room on the Broom and discussed the importance of inclusion. They have explored self worth and who can help you in different situations and they finished the day by considering how wellbeing can be improved.
Wellbeing Day in Key Stage 2
We had a mental health and wellbeing day where each class devoted time to thinking about physical and mental health and the importance of caring for ourselves and others.
Year 6 pupils have been exploring the link between physical health and mental health. They thought about how they can be fit, eat well and sleep well, particularly considering how social media and technology can impact on their health.
In Year 5 the children looked at different connections and how we respond to questions. They then spent time looking at sleep clocks and the importance of getting a good night's sleep.
Year 4 looked at the functions of different teeth and thought about their own teeth and dental care routine. They taught each other vocabulary, such as plaque and enamel, decided what you should and shouldn’t do to look after your teeth and mouth, worked out how much sugar is in the different foods we eat and filled a Venn diagram with different scenarios, deciding who we may go to for help and advice.
In Year 3 the children thought about positive and negative habits and the impact of a healthy diet on physical and mental health. They made a commitment to promote exercise and enjoyed writing a risk assessment for playtimes.
Wellbeing Day in year 1
Year 1 had a lovely wellbeing day. We started the day by thinking about who helps us to keep our body and mind healthy and how we care for ourselves, drawing some of our ideas. We discussed sugar and even though we enjoy eating sugar it is important not to eat too much and how a healthy meal might look. We later thought about emotions and feelings, how they feel and what we can do when we experience big emotions. We created feeling art work in the style of Picasso showing two conflicting emotions and our interpretations of them.
Courageous advocates for the Environment
The blue cross
A visit from Blue Cross
Going Green in reception
What a fabulous day we had being Courageous Advocates for the natural world. The day was filled with activities and tasks that enabled the children to appreciate, enjoy and protect the wonderful world around them.
Some of the children chose to make bird feeders to hang in their gardens, which will give birds the necessary energy to enable them to survive the long, cold nights. Other children created log piles which can be used by wildlife as a home or food source. We made our own bird hide and completed the RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch and enjoyed spending time just exploring and appreciating the natural world.
After such an active day outdoors, it was of course essential that we warmed ourselves up with a biscuit and hot chocolate.Well done for being such fabulous courageous advocates for the natural world, Reception!
Super Spider Sculpture
Stars of the Week
Layla for being an excellent helper.
Maxi for making a super effort to add lots of detail to his drawings and challenging himself in more areas of the classroom. Well done!
Emily for embracing challenges in mathematics with an excellent growth mindset! Keep up the excellent work Emily.
Jojo for producing high quality handwriting in every lesson and including lots of similes in English. Jojo is a kind and caring friend to all.
Imogen for being a fantastic support to others in class during wellbeing tasks, having a fabulous positive attitude.
Mia for an amazing attitude to her work, trying hard with her handwriting and challenging herself in maths.
Henry for a mature attitude to our work as advocates for the environment. Plus, an outstanding contribution to our work on sleep.
Ernie for working extremely hard on our mock tests week approaching them with a mature, hard-working attitude and making good progress.
Friends of the School Disco
The first Friday back after the half term break sees the return of the School Disco! Details and timings are on the poster below. Please could we also remind you of some important details as the safety of your children is of the utmost importance to us.
- All children in Nursery, Reception and Years 1 and 2 must be accompanied by a responsible adult who will need to stay at school throughout.
- Children in years 3-6 can be dropped off but they must be picked up by an adult (we will not allow any child to walk home as it will be dark).
- If you would like your child to be picked up by an adult other than one of the usual family members please could you complete the slip which we will send out after the break or email email@example.com naming the adult and giving permission for them to take your child home after the disco.
Dates for Diaries
Friday 10th February - School closes for the half term break
Monday 20th February - School opens
Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd February - Book look after school
Wednesday 22nd February - Year 2 Visit to Harrogate - Synagogue and Art Gallery
Thursday 23rd February - Spring Reports to be sent home
Friday 24th February - Disco (details on the poster)
Tuesday 28th February - Parent Consultations
Wednesday 1st March - Parent Consultations
Wednesday 1st March at 9am - Year 1 Class Worship
Thursday 2nd March - World Book Day
Thursday 7th March - Year 4 visit Jorvik and Dig
Tuesday 14th March - Year 3 visit Murton Park for a Roman day
Wednesday 15th March at 9am - Reception Class Worship
Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th March - Year 6 London visit
Tuesday 28th March - Easter Service in the Cathedral (TBC)
Friday 31st March - Music Concert
Friday 31st March - School closes for the Easter holidays
Oscar's Easter Holiday Club - dates to be confirmed
Monday 16th April - School opens for the summer term