24 June 2018, Comments: 0

With the sunshine due to last through the week everything is set up for a wonderful sports week. The week starts with sports day 2018 which will begin on the school field at 1.15pm. The friends will be selling refreshments and the children will have water and fruit provided again by ASDA. It is always a lovely afternoon and I look forward to seeing everyone on the school field.

On Tuesday Airedale will be heading to the Mercer Art Gallery and Valley Gardens for their school trip. In the afternoon Debbie Speed from the Harrogate Schools Sports Partnership will be at RTS to lead a para sports session on the field. After school on Tuesday Mrs Else’s violin group will be holding their summer concert in the Hall for parents to enjoy starting at 6pm.

On Wednesday it is the turn of Nidderdale and Swaledale to head off on their school trip to Knaresborough Castle. Wednesday is also the day when our September intake visit school for their first sessions with parents, we look forward to seeing our EYFS starters enjoying their new classrooms. After school on Wednesday it is session two of the Yr3/4 Harrogate Town football club, the first session went brilliantly last week and everyone is looking forward to the second session. It is also week two of the Yr5/6 Sporting Influence after school Cricket club at Bilton Cricket Club.

As part of our sports week we have lots happening on Thursday with a dance on the field session for KS2 in the morning, table tennis taster sessions for four of our classes and a Boogie Babies session for children in EYFS in the afternoon

Also on Thursday 8 of our children will be accompanying Mrs Crisell to the York University STEM Inspirations Science Fair where they will be showing some of our science work. It is a mark of the fantastic work done in this area that we have been invited to attend this very prestigious event.

The end of the week sees the children in KS1 taking their chance to enjoy a dance session on the field. In the afternoon the children from year 6 will be attending the Crucial Crew event where they learn important life skills. Mrs Crisell will be taking tea and cakes with the children chosen for good behaviour and excellent manners.

I am delighted to be able to say that our hard working gardening club have made it to the finals of this year’s school’s veg box competition at the Great Yorkshire Show. The children will continue to work on their veg box before it is transported to the show ground ready to be judged on Wednesday 11th July. Our special thanks goes to Mr Groves whose support and expertise have been invaluable.

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of Mrs Stott last week. Mrs Stott was a dedicated and highly respected member of the staffing team who worked with many of our most vulnerable learners prior to her retirement. If you knew Mrs Stott a book of remembrance will be opened this week for people to sign.

The photograph of last week’s yellow jumper winners will appear later this week.

Andrew Symonds

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