Barrowcliff School

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October Autumn Term 1 Newsletter 2015

Dear Reader

General Information 

Our thanks to everyone at home and school who have helped the children settle so well into the new school year.  If your child has any issues, please contact the class teacher to discuss possible solutions. 

Thanks to parents for providing PE kits for children.  Please encourage children to remember their kits at the start of the week and feel free to include warmer items as winter draws closer. 

There are more clubs available to children this term.  Information is available from the office or the school website. 

Recently, our Year 4 children attended a presentation by Newby & Scalby in Bloom to celebrate their success in potato growing.  Well done to all our children who took part, especially Jake Harrowsmith, Cameron Spark and Ryan Adams who were placed first, second and third across all the Scarborough schools! 

Well done to all those who competed in the cross country run last week.  We had 29 children from our school competing across the various age ranges.  Everyone gave their best efforts and had great fun taking part.

Please remember to contact the office if your child is ill and unable to attend school.  We need this information, not only to complete the registers, but also to make sure that our children are safe.  You will be contacted if you haven’t let us know your child is ill. 

Please ensure that our children arrive at school on time.  Being late into class can cause children to become embarrassed and disrupts the lessons that have started.  As a reminder, KS2 children enter school at 8.50 a.m., EYFS and KS1 at 8.55 a.m.  If children are regularly late, we will ask to meet with you in order to offer help concerning this issue.  Alternatively, you can contact Mrs Helen Fewtrell via the school office if you feel you need some support with this or any other problem. 


Harvest Celebrations

It’s the first Autumn term and the Harvest season will soon be upon us. 

Week Commencing 12th October 2015 will be Harvest Week and the children will be learning all about Harvest from the medieval period to the present day. 

Thursday 15th October 2015 will be Soup Day and the children will be making soup and bread to bring home at the end of the day. You are invited to attend the soup/bread making sessions as indicated below:


10.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.

11.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.


School Lunch on 15th October 2015 will consist of:


Yorkshire Pudding

Roast Potatoes



Sticky Toffee Pudding


On this day we would be grateful to receive your donations of produce, which we will forward to the Rainbow Centre. 

Our Autumn Fair will take place on Thursday 22nd October from 3.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.  On that day children can dress in either medieval or Halloween costumes.  There will also be a Pumpkin Carving competition, with a section for adults and children.  Please bring your entries into school at 8.30 a.m. 

As always, we will be grateful for your donations of cakes, bric a brac etc. for the stalls at the Autumn Fair.