Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 9th November 2018
Remembering the war
World War 1 Centenary Concert
Remembrance and Mud!
For this term's REAL project topic, Year 2 will be creating an animation recounting the Great Fire of London. Yesterday they went to Curzon cinema in Ripon to watch 'Early Man' for free as part of the Into Film Festival which is the largest youth film festival in the world. It gave the children the opportunity to see an animation and have the full cinema experience with an icy cold drink and pop corn. Hopefully this will inspire the children for their own animation and exhibition.
Cracking Cross Country Winners
Our Daily Mile is clearly impacting on pupils' running ability as Team Cathedral came first with Hannah Salden running like a rocket and being the fastest overall runner. Well done to everyone involved!
Year 4 Welcome Worship
Following this half term's value of compassion, the Year 4 children gave their thoughts on what compassion meant to them, focusing particularly on compassion for those affected by conflict and war. They read their poems about Hope and their descriptions of a scene from a short story, The Day War Came. The worship finished with ‘Like a Bridge over Troubled Water’ which was sung beautifully. Thank you to all the parents who attended.
Oscar's Special Play Dates!
In anticipation of some more busy days, booking has now opened for the Christmas holidays. Do you have to go back to work after all the festivities have ended? Oscar's will open on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd January, 9am to 5pm. A full day costs £20 and half days (9am -1pm or 1pm - 5pm) are only £15. The link to the online booking site is found below. Just use the email address you provided to school for your first parental contact as your username, and click forgotten password if it is your first time to use the site. If you are finding it difficult to access the booking site, please contact Mrs Rich.
MESSAGE FROM THE FRIENDS
Welcome back from the Friends. We've a busy half term in the run up to Christmas. Is anyone free on Friday 16th November in the morning to help pot up hyacinth bulbs ready for the Cathedral Christmas Fair on Saturday 24th November? Full instructions will be given (and tea and coffee to keep us going!). We are doing the potting at a member of the Friends' house near school. If you can help, please message us via Facebook or tell the school office.
Also, can any parents who bought the plants last year bring in any empty pots if they are happy for us to reuse them? In addition, we are looking for nice bone china teacups, teapots and gravy boats to use as pots. If you have any pretty china items please do donate them to school – or if you spot any in charity shops let us know. They need to be in good condition and undamaged – thank you!
Cathedral Gift Fair and Pre-Orders
School Christmas Fair - Call for Volunteers!
THURSDAY 6TH DECEMBER - SAVE THE DATE!
Straight after school we will have our superb Christmas event: games, stalls, our special visitor in red! And of course, the announcement of the Christmas raffle winners.
Please could we have donations of tombola prizes, soft toys and 'jolly jars' (filled with sweets or small toys/stationery) for the fundraising stalls.
Helpers needed, more details to follow, please let the Friends know if you can help!
Calling Local Businesses
We’re looking for local stall holders who might wish to have a table top stall at the Christmas fair. If you are a business owner or know someone who might be interested, please contact the school office. It is £5 a stall and school reception will have copies of the letter to hand out.
Dates for your diary......
Monday 12th November - Year 4 visit Bewerley Park
Wednesday 14-16th November - Year 6 London residential
Wednesday 14th November - Rec-Y5 Flu immunisations
Thursday 20th November - Year 3 visit Ripon Museums
Thursday 22nd November - Year 1 Welcome Worship
Friday 23rd November - Year 5 visit Jorvik and Dig
Friday 23rd November - Disco
Friday 21st December - Nativity in the Cathedral at 1pm, led by Year 2
Friday 21st December - School closes 2pm for Christmas holidays.
Wed 2nd - Thu 3rd January - Oscar's open 9am to 5pm, booking essential
Tuesday 8th January - school opens for the spring term