Our Summer Fayre this year is on Friday 12th July at 2pm. If you are able to help in any way, either with preparations or on the day, please contact school.
Just a reminder that the children return to school after the half term break on Tuesday 4th June.
We have recently been made aware of concerns relating to “a challenge” which is a form of cyberbullying that spreads through social media and phones mostly using Whatsapp. Phone users are enticed to contact a user through WhatsApp where they receive graphic threats from the user and are instructed to perform a series of dangerous tasks. Despite claims that the phenomenon was reaching worldwide proportions in July 2018, the number of actual complaints is relatively small and no UK police force has confirmed anyone was actually harmed.
Some children have been talking about this in school and we have therefore sent a letter home letter containing advice for parents. A hard copy has been given to all children to take home.
#ParentPay is coming to our school soon. No more trying to find cash or the cheque book in the morning. Pay for school meals, trips and other items online. Watch out for more information.
We are delighted to announce that we are now able to provide Wrap around care from September 2017!
- The School runs a breakfast club at both sites each day from 8am. Many parents find this a useful facility. We aim to keep charges as low as possible and at present charge £2 a day for this service .
- A Tea Club is run at the Village Site each day until 5:45pm. This consists of 2 session; one from 3:15 – 4:30pm and the second 4:30 – 5:45pm The cost of each session is £4 per child (i.e. £8 if childcare is required until 5:45pm) and a range of activities are provided for children along with a selection of hot and cold food for tea. Sessions need to be booked and paid for by a Friday for the following week.
Please contact school if you would like to book your child onto any of the above sessions.
We are delighted to announce that our School has been successful in securing a £10,000 to develop our Forest School area.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme has seen three community groups and projects in each region awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.
The public voted in store to decide which local groups should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards, 2,421 organisations from Tesco’s 400 regions up and down the UK will receive a share of the Bags of Help fund.
We are delighted that following our recent OFSTED inspection the school has been judged to be good. Miss Cornforth would like to thank all the staff for their hard work over the past two years to get us to good, and all the children for impressing our visitors with their great enthusiasm for learning, their super manners and great behavior. The report will be published on the OFSTED website from next week or can be accessed by clicking below:
A letter has been sent home this week detailing the new After School Sports Clubs this half term – click on the link below to download a copy. There is a limit on the number of children for each club so get your forms in early to avoid disappointment!
The children had a great time decorating their Easter Eggs and making their Easter Bonnets. There were some really incredible creations – well done to all of you who took part! Brenda from ‘Brenda’s Promise’ kindly agreed to be our judge on the day – take a look at the winning entries!
Spring is the air and it’s time for all us keen gardeners to get ready for the new season! Before Easter the children will be selling a range of Hyacinths, Daffodils and ornamental plants to help raise money for the school gardening fund. Over the winter we have planted a new fruit garden (courtesy of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Rocket Gardens) and this should see us adding Raspberries, Gooseberries and blackcurrants to the vegetables we already grow. I can’t wait to taste them in a fruit crumble in the canteen! Old plastic pots and seed trays are always welcome too and again a thank you to Dobbies at Birtley for donating their unwanted pots.
This year we are going to try and achieve the highest possible award from the RHS – a level five award for our school garden so it will be all hands on deck! Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped us achieve levels one to four so far by the donation of their time and in some cases their plants for the children to grow and look after. We are looking to further develop the flower boxes at the front of the school at the village site so if you can help or have some spare bedding plants they would be gratefully received. A big thank you also to Sherburn Village Parish Council for their donation of planters which look fantastic with a tremendous display of daffodils and winter plants.
Happy growing and if you need any advice or even have some tips for us then please let us know!