Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 22nd September 2023
Year 6 Adventures at How Stean
Year 6 Adventure Day
Do check out the video below for more pictures and film from the visit.
In with the new, out with the old!
We have a large number of old tables and chairs which we no longer require. If any parents would like any items, please get in touch. We would also like you to share this information with any local groups who might need the furniture and are happy for the photo of the old table and chairs to be posted on social media. There would be no charge but you would need to collect yourselves. Thank you.
Curriculum Pillars - Enrichment
At Ripon Cathedral School, we have five curriculum pillars that help to drive our curriculum and ensure that children encounter a broad learning experience that helps them to think, explore and apply their learning and knowledge in the world in which they live. They are:
At our school we acknowledge the immense value of educational visits to children to support their wholistic development. Learning Beyond the Classroom has a vital part to play in meeting the demands of a broad and balanced curriculum, and in achieving the goal of preparing children for life beyond school. Educational visits, residential experiences and activities in the local area of the school and school grounds are an integral part of our whole school approach.
You can access more information about our programme of enrichment activities by clicking on the booklet below.
Curriculum Pillars - Big Ideas
Exploring big ideas in science and technology can help pupils to see the big picture and understand how science and technology works in the world around them.
We encourage children to consider questions and use opportunities within lessons to explore concepts to gain a deeper understanding of curriculum topics.
As part of our curriculum, children are given the opportunity to work practically and apply learning in meaningful contexts. This can be through experiments, creating products and activities within our forest schools provision.
For more information about our 'Big Ideas Pillar' Click on the picture below.
Stars of the Week
David for the enthusiasm he brings to his learning and for his beautiful manners.
Martha for excellent behaviour for learning, excellent listening, super sitting and always challenging herself.
Ella for being a super member of our class all the time. She is kind, works hard and is helpful.
Sophie for a fantastic attitude to her learning in every lesson this week. She has settled brilliantly into Year 3!
Joshua for listening to and acting on feedback to improve his writing.
Oliver for excellent sportsmanship during tag rugby in PE. Oliver supported his team mates and encouraged members of the class.
Lacey for having a fantastic growth mindset at How Stean Gorge and for challenging herself.
Question of the Week: What is true happiness?
Reception: 'Making other people happy, sharing and giving friends hugs.'
Year 1: 'Making people laugh, warm and kind feelings.'
Year 2: 'True happiness is freedom and love.'
Year 3: 'Sharing time with family, friends and people you love.'
Year 4: 'Helping others to be the best they can be and to keep being kind.'
Year 5: 'True happiness is helping your friends out. It is a feeling of being yourself.'
Year 6: 'It is being yourself without being judged or talked about. It means loving each person and always being kind.'
Autumn Term Worship
Wednesday 11th October 2023 - Year 6 Class Worship at 9am
Wednesday 18th October 2023 - Year 5 Class Worship at 9am
Tuesday 24th October 2023 - Year 4 Harvest Service in the Cathedral at 1.30pm
Wednesday 8th November 2023 - Year 2 Class Worship at 9am
Wednesday 15th November 2023 - Year 1 Class Worship at 9am
Wednesday 22nd November 2023 - Year 3 Class Worship at 9am
Friday 22nd December 2023 - Key Stage 1 Nativity in the Cathedral in the afternoon.
We do our best to let parents know dates in advance. Sometimes we do need to change dates and times so please do check the latest update to confirm when events are happening. Thanks
Parent Teacher Appointments
Dates for Diaries
We are currently organising a range of events for the term. Below are dates that we currently have planned. We will add more dates over the term so please do check each week for new events.
Tuesday 26th September 2023 - European Day of Languages
Wednesday 27th September - Friday 29th September 2023 - Year 5 visit to Lindisfarne
Monday 2nd October 2023 - Year 3 trip to Bewerley Park
Tuesday 3rd October 2023 - Year 4 trip to Bewerley Park
Wednesday 11th October 2023 - Year 5 trip to Go Ape
Tuesday 24th October 2023 - Parent consultations
Wednesday 25th October 2023 - Parent consultations
Thursday 26th October 2023 - School closes for October half term
Friday 27th October 2023 - School Training Day
Monday 6th November 2023 - School reopens
Wednesday 8th November - Blue Cross Workshop - animals in WW1
20th - 24th November 2023 - Road Safety Week
Thursday 30th November 2023 - Year 4 sound day
Friday 1st December 2023 - Year 3 Hindu Temple visit
Friday 22nd December 2023 (at 1.30pm) - Key stage 1 Nativity in the Cathedral
Friday 22nd December 2023 - School closes for Christmas break at 2.30pm