Newsletter, 26th May

Dear Parents

School closes today and reopens on Monday 6th June.


Building Learning Power (BLP)

Building learning power is about helping young people to become better learners, both in school and out.

Unlock learning behaviours

Talk the language of learning. Make the how of learning explicit. Grow high value learning characteristics.

Build learning habits

Create classroom cultures that cultivate the habits and attitudes of curious, confident and independent learners.

A powerful learning character

All young people equipped with the learning habits AND the qualifications to thrive in 21st Century. After the break BLP is Empathy and listening – part of the BLP reciprocity ‘muscle’ – to repay
acts of kindness and goodness.

School Lunches

After the break we will be on week 1 on the menu sheets.


Advanced notice……

  • Great British Garden Party – Friday June 10th special school lunch, dress in red/white and blue or as a King or Queen to commemorate the Queen’s birthday.
  • Junior Trip –Thursday 23rd June – The Forbidden Corner, Middleham. Please ask if you have not received a letter regarding this.
  • Infant Trip – Wednesday 6th July – Blackpool Zoo. Please ask if you have not received a letter regarding this.
  • Mad Hatters Tea Party – Friday 8th July 2pm ( more information below)
  • Year 6 Leavers and school anniversary service 10 th July in church 9:30am.
  • Sports Day – Wednesday 13th July (pm) weather permitting


After School Football Club

Please note after the half term break the after school football will only run until 4:30pm. We are using the money saved to pay for mini olymipic sessions on a Friday afternoon, during school time for all pupils. Thank you.


Uniform Orders

Could Mrs Kenyon please ask if you are thinking of ordering uniform for September, please let us know your requirements as soon as possible? We only carry a limited stock in school and would need to place an order with the uniform company, preferrably to be delivered before we break up for Summer. Thank you.


Breakfast Club?

We have been approached to see if we have ever thought of running a breakfast club. As you are aware our school budget is extremely tight and before this could be considered we need to make sure it would be financially viable. If you would be interested, and have not already done so, please complete the form at the end of this letter and return to school as soon as possible. Thank you.


Mad Hatters Tea Party

It has already been mentioned that instead of doing the Marie Curie coffee and cake afternoon, we will be continuing our Alice in Wonderland theme and holding a Mad Hatters Tea Party on Friday 8th July from 2pm – 4pm; the money raised from this will be for the British Heart Foundation.
Along with the tea party we will be holding a mini Summer Fair which will include a raffle, chocolate tombola and the juniors are thinking of some other stalls/games we could run. If anyone has any ideas or would be able to help on the afternoon please let us know. We would also be very grateful for your ususal donations of prizes or goods for the tombola or raffle.
The juniors will also be having a parade of the mad hatters hats they have designed; there will be a prize for the best one.
Money from the Summer Fair will be used to boost our school fund for all the little extras.


Have a lovely break.
Mrs C Woods