Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 8th January
Happy New Year
Christmas - The Mexican way
This week Year 5 kick started their learning journey 'Why go to Mexico?' by exploring Mexican Christmas traditions. Wednesday was Epiphany, the time when the three kings brought presents to the baby Jesus. In Spanish speaking countries this is celebrated as the three kings day and in some parts of the world is the day when children are bought presents. To mark this special day, the year 5 children wrote letters in Spanish telling the three kings what they would like for Christmas and then they placed the letters inside a balloon, just as the children in Mexico would do. Mexican children would then release the balloons at one of the many parades that take place, year 5 had to make do with the hall! The children had great fun carrying out this activity as you can see from the photo above.
Holiday and Training Dates 2016 - 2017
Trips and Visits
As you are aware, we pride ourselves on the breadth of educational visits we offer our children throughout school. All the visits rely on the voluntary contributions of parents or carers, without which the visits would be unable to take place. This year, in an attempt to give you advanced notice and to help with financial planning, we advised each class of the cost of all the visits for the academic year. This amount has been input onto Parentpay to enable you to make payments in regular small amounts if you choose to do so.
As a term has now passed, please could we remind parents of this arrangement and ask you to check that you are on target to make payment of the annual amount by the end of the academic year. When we run a trip we obviously incur expenses and it would help us greatly if payments could be made in line with the trips.
We really do appreciate your support as without it, we would be unable to carry out some of the valuable learning experiences.
Tips for reading with your child
Friends of Ripon Cathedral Update
Bags -2 - School
Our first fundraiser is Tuesday 26th January – Bags 2 School take your old clothes, and turn them into money for school!
For a full list of what they will and won't take please visit http://www.bag2school.com/u/k/what_we_collect/
So, when you are doing your new year clear out – remember we can benefit from your old second hand clothing, paired shoes, handbags, hats, bags, scarves and ties, jewellery, lingerie, belts and soft toys.
You can use any recycling bags but we will be sending out the official bags 2 school recycling sacks next week. Please return full bags to school by 9am on the Collection date.
A Great Big Thank you!
A big thank you for all the donations, fundraising and event attendance so far this school year. Over the last term we have raised in excess of £3000 - well done!
This includes £1025.99 for the school fair, £458.64 for the Christmas Raffle and £1000 from the sale of Hyacinths, along with the other funds raised since September.
Next PTA Meeting - All Parents / Carers welcome
Thursday, Jan. 28th, 2pm
Dates for your diary......
13th January - Y1 visit to Beamish
14th January - Y2 Welcome Worship
19th January - Y5/6 'Young Voices' Concert, Sheffield Arena 5-9pm
26th January - Bags 2 School Collection 9am
28th January - Y1 Welcome Worship
4th February - Y3 Welcome Worship
11th February - Y4 Welcome Worship
11th February - Cake Stall 3-4pm
12th February - School closes for Half Term 3.10/3.15pm
22nd February - School reopens for Spring Term
3rd March - Y5 Welcome Worship
8th March - Dogs Trust to visit Y1
17th March - Y6 Welcome Worship
18th March - Friends Disco
21st March - Friends Easter Egg Competition
23rd March - Class Photos
24th March - Friends Easter Egg Event
24th March - School closes 2pm
11th April - School reopens for Summer Term