Monday 11th March 2019

10 March 2019, Comments: 0

This is one of the busiest weeks of the year so far with lots happening at RTS. This week is National British Science Week and there will be lots of opportunities for the children to enjoy practical science activities in school. The after school science club, led by Mrs Heard and our year 5 science ambassadors will have its 2nd week after a very successful start last week.

After school on Monday will see the latest Friend’s cake sale with cakes made by Airedale, Bishopdale and Ribblesdale classes being sold. It is also week 9 of the Harrogate Theatre Club and at 6pm there is a special meeting for parents of children in year six who want to learn more about this year’s SAT tests in May; please come along if you would like to know more about these important tests and how you can help your child.

On Tuesday we welcome the team from ‘Chance to Shine’ to school. This is the ECB supported initiative to provide opportunities for children and staff to experience cricket coaching sessions in school. After school on Tuesday there is an opportunity for parents of children in Bishopdale and Airedale to learn more about the imagination sessions the children have been enjoying at school. This session will run from 3pm to 4pm and all are welcome.

After school on Wednesday Street Dance Club and Choir Practise will take place as normal.

Friday is the busiest day of the week. It is a ‘non-uniform’ wear red for comic relief day with a £1 voluntary donation going to the work of the charity. The highlight of the day will be the talent show in the afternoon when selected acts will perform in front of the whole school. Also on Friday morning our year 5/6 debating team will be participating in the Harrogate Schools Debating Competition. Weather permitting we will also welcome St John’s Playgroup to use the school field.

Thank you to everyone who supported out build a plastic bottle brick event last week. This is a long term project and there will be further opportunities for everyone to get involved in the renewal and renovation of our wildlife area.

Fairtrade Fortnight ended last week but we are still promoting our 90kg rice challenge. The response from everyone has been wonderful and we have almost sold half of our rice already. If you would like to buy a bag of white or brown rice please let the office know. Every bag is presented in school worship time as we get closer to our total which will support the education of a child in Malawi.

The move into the entrance area is a big task with a lot of furniture and equipment to move; we are well underway but the full opening of the entrance will take a little longer than we initially hoped.

As soon as we have everything in place we will be fully open for business.

This week will also see the 2nd session of our after-school wellbeing club which was a great success last week.

The photographs below show last week’s yellow jumper winners, our Eco Experts and the parents’ group filling their own plastic eco bricks and the crocuses in full bloom which were planted last autumn by the children from Coverdale Class.

Finally I would like to draw your attention to the fact that next week Mrs Crisell will be taking a small group of scientists to London where they have been invited to present their work at the Crick Science Conference in London. This is a nationally important event and we are the only primary school to be invited to present which is an outstanding achievement. Good luck to everyone participating in the event.

Andrew Symonds

Headteacher



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