Monday 5th March 2018

4 March 2018, Comments: 0

I hope that we will be starting the week with less snow than we saw last week. Thank you for your understanding during last week’s snow closures. The decision to close was only taken when conditions did not allow for safe travel or when conditions on site were considered unsafe. We all enjoy playing in the snow on site as the photographs on our website show.

This week sees the school’s second attempt at World Book day 2018 taking place on Monday with a poetry recital involving every class and prizes for the winning costumes in every class.

Monday is also the start of our focus on Fairtrade during Fairtrade fortnight; I am delighted to welcome Rosie Jones, who used to teach at Richard Taylor, back to school to lead our worship on the theme of Fairtrade. Harrogate drama club, week six, will take place after school. The drama club’s performance for parents at Harrogate Theatre takes place on Monday 19th March; letters will go out this week with all the details regarding performances.

Also after school on Monday the Friends will be having a cake sale with children from Bishopdale, Airedale and Ribblesdale selling cakes, please come along and support the event.

On Tuesday Airedale will be visiting Harlow Carr Gardens to spend the day with the education team. At school, we welcome Rev Houghton from the Methodist Chapel to lead our worship at 1.15pm.

Wednesday morning sees the Tempest Photography team in school at 9.30am to take special photos of our year six and EYFS cohorts, look out for examples in class windows. After school, our year 5/6 dodgeball team will be taking part in the Sporting Influence event at Harrogate High School.

On Thursday, we welcome two special guests to lead another Fairtrade worship. After school, there is lots of action with Mick Stokes back to lead chess club again; at the same time, Mrs Simpson will be taking our Netball Squad to Harrogate Grammar School for the annual tournament.

Friday sees our community ambassadors visiting ADSA to complete a Fairtrade treasure hunt; Angela, ASDA’s Community Champion, will welcome them.

Please look out for two additional letters, which we are due to send out shortly. The first is an order form for Fairtrade rice as part of our school’s 90kg rice challenge, please complete and return to school as soon as possible. The second letter is an invitation from NYCC police to have your child’s bike security marked on Friday 16th March, please be aware that they can only do this if you have returned the permission slip at the bottom of the letter.

The photographs below show last week’s yellow jumper winners and some of our children having fun in the snow.

Andrew Symonds

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