Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 15th February 2019
Hearts and Minds
Year 6 Science Experiment
Little Big Sing
We are sure our Year 1 and 2 classes enjoyed the opportunity of enjoying singing together with a large group of children from Ripon schools in the Cathedral on Tuesday. A wonderful moment was when the children sang 'One Voice.' One of our Year 2 pupils bravely sang a solo and was joined by a few more children, building until the whole cathedral was singing along. A truly special event! Thank you to all family and friends who supported the Big Sing, we hope you enjoyed it too!
World Book Day
Parent Governor Nominations
· Expertise in safeguarding;
· Experience of health and safety regulations and procedures;
· Marketing proficiency.
Please see Mrs Rich in the office if you would like more details and a nomination form. The closing date for nominations is Monday 4th March.
A letter was sent home on Monday explaining our exciting plans for the Early Years and Oscar's classrooms. These works will focus on improving toilet provision, with a door installed between Nursery and Reception so that children have better access to the outdoor areas. We will also be developing the kitchen area in Oscar's.
It is expected that these works will take approximately 4 weeks to complete and will have some impact on the daily organisation of the school. The Nursery outdoor area will be out of use until 18th March and the Nursery children will be taught in the classroom that is used by Oscar's for the period of the build. To avoid congestion in the Reception corridor, we are asking parents and carers to drop off and pick up Nursery children via the Oscar's gate until building works are complete.
We are not expecting any disruption for children in the Reception class and pick up and drop off arrangements will be as normal.
Dropping off and Picking Up: Safeguarding children is a high priority and particularly with the building works and changes to morning and end of day routines for a minority of children, can we please remind all parents and carers that they should not be using the staff car park. Most deliveries are planned for before 8.30am to have as little impact as possible, but parents who use Oscar's will not be able to use the staff car park and must accompany children across it please. The workmen will be leaving at around 4.30pm, so please take care if you are collecting from Oscar's or an after school club, thank you.
Dates for your diary......
Monday 18th February - Building work starts in Nursery (details above)
Friday 22nd February - School closes for half term break (3.10/3.15pm)
Monday 4th March - School reopens after the break
Thursday 7th March - World Book Day, children can dress as a book character
Friday 15th March - Red Nose Friends' Disco (timings on the poster below)
Thursday 4th April - Family and Friends Quiz Night 3.30-5.30pm
Wednesday 22nd May - Duck Race 5pm Fishergreen
Saturday 22nd June - Friends' Summer Fair
also, Welcome Worship spring term dates - 2.50pm in the Chapel
Thursday 7th March – Year 2
Thursday 14th March – Year 6
Thursday 21st March – Year 5
Thursday 28th March – Year 4
Thursday 4th April – Year 1 (in the morning)
Thursday 4th April – Year 3 (2.50pm)
Message from the Friends
Family Quiz Night: A brand new event for 2019! We'd like to host a 'Family and Friends Quiz Night'. This will be straight after school on Thursday 4th April 3.30-5.30pm. Teams of up to 8 people (children and adults) can enter, we will provide a light tea for everyone, entry will be £2 per person including food. There will be a raffle and additional refreshments for sale. Children who are booked into Oscar's can join an Oscar's team and take part. More information after the half term break.
Duck Race: Save the date!! Wednesday 22nd May will see our annual duck race on the Skell. Meet at 5pm by Fishergreen bridge.
Summer Fair: Saturday 22nd June will be our summer fair. A fantastic family event open to the whole community: Bar, BBQ and bouncy castle plus many more stalls. Details nearer the time.
****DROP IN FLU CLINIC***
If your child is in Reception-Year 5 and has missed their nasal flu immunisation in school, why not take them along to our drop in flu clinic?
Ripon Youth Centre
Clotherholme Road, HG4 2DE
Monday 25th February – 1pm-4pm
This is our final clinic in the Ripon area so this will be your child’s last chance to get their flu vaccination this school year.