Another School Year! And a new school!
With effect from 1st September we are one school. Like the staff, many of you have felt that we have been one school for many years, adopting the traditions and ethos of both settings and creating one unique school.
This academic year is going to be filled with exciting themes, with “Where the poppies grow” in the Autumn, “Musicals” in the Spring term and “Walk on the Wild Side” in the Summer term.
We hope to keep you informed during the yearby way of the half termly newsletters and termly class letters.
As we have always said, if you have any queries or suggestions, please contact us.
As you may have noticed, the school grounds are gradually being transformed, with the children being actively involved, especially the “B Team”.
The Oriental Garden in the Key Stage 1 quad looks fantastic, whilst the Woodland Dell is beginning to take shape with its circle of tree stumps. Over the next term this area will be planted with Spring and early Summer bulbs.
On the field a Nature Meadow area will be created to complement the pond area. Also on the field is new seating for the children, an area which will include the creation of a Victorian garden.
The aim is to have a range of gardens that complement the curriculum and encourage the children in this hobby for later life. Many enjoyed eating the produce harvested at the end of the summer term. You never know, by next year we may be running our own market stall.
The simulation of a World War1 trench is complete and will be part of our dedication service taking place on Friday 5th September.
World War 1
2014 sees the centenary of the outbreak of WW1. During the course of the past year the Royal British Legion has been our school charity and we have donated over£800 to helping veterans and their families. We were exceptionally proud to be selected to hoist the “Help the Heroes” flag during July. The flagpole was kindly donated by the Richard Fox Memorial Fund.
Over the next term the children will be looking at the causes and long term effects of WW1, both locally and internationally.
On Friday 5th September we are having a thanksgiving service on the field to dedicate the Peace Garden and Trench Simulation. The Mayor of Scarborough, along with the President of the British Legion will be in attendance. In addition, the event will be attended by Pipers, Buglers and flag bearers of the Armed Forces.
If you have any family history relating toWW1, i.e. photographs etc., please see Mr Johnson.
A change to our normal plan is that on 30th September instead of the usual Y3 Harvest production we will be inviting you in to school to share in baking bread and making soup with the children. Details of timings will be sent out nearer the time.
November 2014 Y4 Production
December 2014 EYFS Share
Y1 George Smarts
February 2015 Y3 Production
March 2015 Y5 Production
July 2015 Y6 Production
Monday 13th October– further details will be sent out nearer the time.
Autumn Fayre 23rd October
New this year is the Autumn Fayre! We will be asking for the usual contributions nearer the time but we will also be doing Pumpkin carving competitions, apple bobbing and many more seasonal activities.
It is expected that ALL children have appropriate PE kit at school at all times, including sensible sports shoes. This is very important in terms of Health & Safety and will be a focus in September. If your child does not have appropriate footwear you will be contacted. PE kit should be in school every Monday and taken home on Friday.
Please remember purple jumpers and black or grey skirts or trousers. Ensure your child’s name is clearly visible in each item of clothing, particularly school jumpers.
Can we remind parents that the only items of jewellery allowed to be worn for school are small stud earrings. These must be removed, or covered with tape, for sport. Please ensure that tape is provided.
If your child is to be absent from school because of illness, please inform the school office before 9.00 a.m.
Please be aware that if your child is absent because of vomiting, he/she must have been clear for 48 hours before returning to school.
Wednesday 3rd September School Re-opens
Wednesday 10th September Nursery starts
Tuesday 30th September Harvest Festival –
Soup & Bread Day
Monday 13th October Individual photographs
Wednesday 15th October Artefacts Theatre Production – KS2
Thursday 23rd October Autumn Fayre
Friday 24th October Non-uniform day 50p
School closes for half term at 3.15 p.m.
School re-opens on Monday 3rd November
Mr Johnson is in the process of arranging possible trips to local venues. Details will be sent out to parents once
arrangements have been finalised.