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Newsletter 16th March 2018

Newsletter 9th March 2018

Newsletter 2nd March 2018

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Open days and New starters for September 2017


The deadline for applications for Reception age pupils for next academic year, September 2017, for any school in NYCC is 15th January 2017. If you require an application form, more information about the application process, or would like to look around our school please contact the school office – we would be happy to arrange to show you around.

Headteacher's Newsletter, Term 2 Week 7: 2nd March 2018

Posted 2/3/2018

What a wintry and interesting week!

Firstly, thank you for your understanding this week, in what has been an unusual and challenging few days in terms of the adverse weather. Ultimately the safety of pupils, parents and staff alike has been central to decisions made. We were delighted to re-open today after our temporary closure.

A huge congratulations to Mr Cooper, Caretaker, and his ‘5 Star’ volunteer support team  (Mrs Hammond, Mrs Pemberton, Mrs Swash, Mrs Kingsley and Mrs Stones for clearing paths and making sure our site was safe for re-opening. We all really appreciate the time and effort!

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Headteacher's Newsletter, Term 2 Week 5: 9th February 2018

Posted 9/2/2018

"I can’t quite believe how action packed this week and this half term in general has been. It is even harder to believe that it is February half-term already!  This week alone we have squeezed in:

  • Saturn and Jupiter school trip to Tropical world on Monday 5th February
  • Internet safety day on Tuesday 6th February
  • Mercury and Venus class visit to see the Read School’s production of Annie on Tuesday 6th February
  • A lovely assembly led by our Friends from Kings’ Church Selby on Thursday
  • A fantastic Good to be Green celebration morning today (Friday 9th February)

There has been lots of lovely work and learning to enjoy around school too. I have enjoyed starting to talk to children about having and maintaining a ‘growth mindset’ – more work to come in the next half term!

You should have received a hard copy of our half termly ‘Celebration Newsletter’ today - I am really proud of this and appreciate the effort that the staff team, particularly the admin team, have put into producing this quality outcome. We really hope you enjoy reading it!

Wishing you a happy half term – we look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Monday 19th February 2018." 

Jon Watson
Head teacher

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Headteacher's Newsletter, Term 2 Week 4: 2nd February 2018

Posted 2/2/2018

"Thank you for your fantastic and generous donations for today’s non uniform day and donations for Cancer Research UK’s wrist bands for Sunday’s Cancer Day.

The children enjoyed having the Fire Service visit school on Wednesday both in assembly and to show the fire engine.

Next week we are very much looking forward to:

·         Saturn and Neptune’s school trip (Monday) Tropical World ,

·         Venus and Mercury visit to Read school to watch ‘Annie’ on Tuesday,

·         Miss Stafford’s and Saturn’s Learning assembly on Wednesday (all Saturn’s parents welcome for the assembly and learning party from 9.05am)

Staffing update:

·         We were sad to see Mrs Scott finish her long term cover with us this week, but welcome Mrs Petch to Neptune class.  We look forward to seeing Mrs Scott back with us on occasions, and already have her booked in the diary just after half term to support in school!

·         It was great to welcome Mrs Mackintosh back to school this week after her absence.

·         Continued love and best wishes to Mrs Pierce for a full and speedy recovery


Metacognition and ReflectED

Miss Stafford and I have really enjoyed learning more about Metacognition over the last few months and are delighted to announce that we have been chosen by Rosendale Research School in London, to work with Durham and York universities, as part of the ReflectEd project.  Miss Stafford and I enjoyed visiting Rosendale and learning more about this approach.

What is metacognition? Most simply, Metacognition is learning about our learning. As part of our approach to further improve our Teaching and Learning we are going to be teaching children about metacognition. More to follow over the next few weeks! We are very excited about this brilliant opportunity." 

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