There is a great deal to fit into this Blog and so I will start by congratulating the chess team who took part in the Harrogate Schools’ Chess Tournament which the school hosted last Saturday. For the majority of the children it was their first ever tournament and they performed brilliantly with the A team finishing in 3rd place.
On Monday the Friends Prayer Group will be setting up their Advent Prayer Stations in the school library for the children in all classes to access and enjoy. The Lent Prayer Stations were very popular and having seen the ideas the group have created I know that the children will enjoy the new stations.
On Monday afternoon the children from Bishopdale Class will be inviting parents to join them for a Tiger Tea based on the work they have been doing on ‘The Tiger who came to Tea.’ Meanwhile the children in Swaledale will be sampling Funky Foods on Monday afternoon.
After school on Monday the Lantern Building Club will be finishing their Advent lanterns in preparation for next Monday’s Advent Service at St John’s, look out for your letter this week with more information.
Tuesday is ‘Switch it Off Day in school when the Eco Ambassadors will be encouraging everyone to use less energy for the day. We welcome Rev Alan Crump from URC to lead our worship on Tuesday.
On Wednesday PCSO Will Champion will be back in school to talk to all of KS2 about the importance of staying safe around Bilton. After school it is week 4 of our year 5/6 football at Harrogate High School.
On Thursday the team from The Harrogate Bus Company will be bringing one of their brand new electric buses to school to show the children; the exciting news is that the new bus will be named the Richard Taylor School Bus!! Look out for it on the streets of Harrogate.
Choir continues after school on Wednesday and Chess Club after school on Thursday.
Also on Thursday children from year 5/6 will pay their 2nd visit to the, dementia friendly, Wellbeing Café at St Luke’s. Their visit last week was a great success and everyone is looking forward to seeing them again.
Friday is our non-uniform day when we ask children to bring items for the chocolate tombola stall.
On Friday afternoon Bishopdale and Wharfedale Classes are both having a talk about Bats following the appearing of a small bat at school a few weeks ago.
We are still collecting items for the hamper raffle, Christingle candle collection boxes and items for our baby basics charity collection.
The photos below show our Pudsey Penny Picture from Children in Need Day and last week’s yellow jumper winners