Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 22nd March 2019
A Global Perspective
Year 4's Educational Visit
On Wednesday 20th March, Year 4 went to Bradford on a school trip. We went to a mosque and the Science and Media Museum. Lucy preferred the museum, whereas Zoe preferred the mosque. In the mosque, they have a special way of praying and girls pray separately to boys. They also pray five times per day, and have something called incense burning which not many of us liked! In addition, there are classrooms where children learn how to read the Qu'ran.
In the museum, we learnt that mosquitoes can see what's hot and what's cold. We also went to a bit in the museum called the Wonder Lab, where there was a mirror maze and an exhibit where you put a straw on a metal bar, bite it, and then it makes music! Finally there was a hearing test and they thought Zoe was 10 and Lucy was 19!
The visit to the museum helped our science topic work on sound. We were even lucky enough to watch a 3D film in the IMAX cinema.
As part of Shakespeare week, the Year 2 children learnt and performed the witches' spell from 'Macbeth' to the whole school and their parents at celebration assembly. Then they went on to write their own spells and found out lots of facts about Shakespeare.
Year 6 enjoyed performing scenes from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in the garden and several other classes were also involved in experiencing the joy of Shakespeare.
Year 5 Do Justice to their welcome worship
A super upbeat worship - well done Year 5!
Loving our new facilities!
In addition, we have beautiful kitchen units in the Oscar's room which include a dishwasher, and adult and child height sinks. The children (and staff!) in Oscar's are already enjoying their new kitchen, and it will also make cooking lessons easier for all classes in the future.
Our thanks to our facilities company GFM for their project management, the Diocese of Leeds for sourcing the funding, Rob Holmes for his designs and ongoing input, and Tom Willoughby's, the builders who were considerate throughout - all did a great job!
Oscar's Holiday Club is Back!
Parent Governor Elections
Thank you to the three candidates, and to all those who voted. It was a close count with three very strong nominations.
Dates for your diary......
Tuesday 26th March - Friends' meeting 7.30pm in the One Eyed Rat
Wednesday 27th March - Y5 visit St Peter's School in Leeds
Monday 1st April - Y2 visit York
Thursday 4th April Breakfast Natters at Cathedral Hall 9am
Thursday 4th April - Family and Friends Quiz Night 3.30-5.30pm
Monday 8th April - Friends' Easter Egg Competition (Story Books Theme)
Tuesday 9th April - Y3 visit Murton Park
Friday 12th April - 1pm Easter Service in the Cathedral
Friday 12th April - Friends' egg hunt 2pm, school closes for the holidays
Monday 29th April - School opens for the summer term
Wednesday 8th May - Reception visit Hackfall Woods
Wednesday 22nd May - Duck Race 5pm Fishergreen
Friday 24th May - Break up for half term, 3.10 / 3.15pm
Saturday 22nd June - Friends' Summer Fair
Welcome Worship spring term dates - 2.50pm in the Chapel
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.
Easter Events: We will hold our annual Easter egg competition on the last Monday of term (8th April). The theme this year is 'Story Books'. Our second Easter tradition, an egg hunt on the school field, will also take place as soon as school finishes for the term, at 2pm on Friday 12th April. Huge thanks to City Barbers who have provided funds to sponsor our Easter events so there will be prizes for all!
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. Our thanks also to Michael Williams, Director at Hambleton Roofing who have kindly provided generous sponsorship to support the fair.