19 November 2021, Comments: 0

I would like to start this week’s update with a number of messages of thanks; firstly, to everyone who supported the Friends Christmas Shopping Evening and to the parents who worked so hard to organise such a wonderful event; my second message of thanks is to everyone for supporting our Children in Need non-uniform day, you can see lots of photographs on the school website and we will publish the amount raised shortly. My final message of thanks is to everyone who voted in the recent parent governor election. The votes were counted and independently checked on Thursday last week and the two parents elected to the governing body are JOANNE Skyes and Caroline Fox-Robinson. Congratulations to both candidates and special thanks to Philip Richardson who narrowly missed out on being elected.

On to this week, Monday sees the school very proud to be hosting the regional Ogden Trust Science training event with teachers from across North Yorkshire spending the day with Mrs Crisell and Mrs Heard looking at the development of science in the primary school.

Wednesday sees the children from Swaledale Class wrap up warm to enjoy their Stonehenge Survival Day, this was the activity enjoyed by everyone on Nidderdale a couple of weeks ago. The children from Coverdale will be taking part in a non-uniform ‘Lounge Library Day’ to enjoy all aspects of reading for pleasure. In the afternoon on Wednesday we are delighted to be able to welcome the nationally famous conductor David Lawrence who will be enjoying a session of singing with the children from Nidderdale, Coverdale, Wharfedale and Wensleydale.

On Thursday Jay from Coverdale will be holding the 2nd of his charity cake sales. Cakes for sale will include dairy free and gluten free options; all cakes will be nut free and will cost 20p. The cakes will be sold to the children in Nidderdale class and below.

On Friday the Friends of the school will be holding their annual non-uniform day for the Christmas Fair’s Chocolate Tombola, there is no theme and the children can where whatever they want. We just need them to bring some chocolate in for the upcoming fair.

Date for all of the upcoming events are on the school website where you will also find the most recent newsletter.

Finally, We are trialling the addition of a QR code (see below) that will take you to the school’s you tube page. There you will see a class ready to tell you what they have enjoyed this week and what they are looking forward to next week. If you are not sure about QR codes the link below will take you to the page. We hope to make this a regular feature with a different class each week talking about their week in school.


The photographs show some of the children enjoying Children in Need Day 2021.

Andrew Symonds


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