5 December 2021, Comments: 0

Before we begin to look at the busy week ahead I have lots and lots of thank you messages to share. This you to all of the Friends of RTS, and especially Mrs Onslow, who did a wonderful job in organising the Christmas Fair on Friday. I look forward to sharing a final total raised before the end of term. Thank to all of the children from year 5 and 6 (and the parents who helped them) for doing such a wonderful job with the Christmas games which were enjoyed by everyone on Friday afternoon. Well done to Mrs Warburton and her wonderful swimming team who took part in the Harrogate School’s swimming gala on Friday Morning. Finally thank you to Mr Starkey and his brilliant team of sports ambassadors who marshalled the Santa Fun Run which all of the children enjoyed. Check out the school’s website for lots of brilliant photos of the events mentioned.

Onto this week; Monday sees the Reading Ambassadors holding a regifting 2nd hand book sale. The children will be able to buy a book for 20p from the Ambassadors who are raising money to fun a special reading café which they will be running in 2022. Thank you to everyone who donated a book for the sale. After school on Monday the choir will be practising for their carol singing which takes place on Tuesday 14th December from 4pm in the school playground, everyone is welcome to join us in a socially distanced celebration. The friends will be selling refreshments at the event. We will also be celebrating our last super pupils of 2021 in worship during the afternoon.

Tuesday after school is the first of our class-based Christmas film nights, Tuesday is for the children in KS1, Wednesday is for the KS2 classes; please check the Friends information sheet or contact the school office for more information.

On Wednesday we will be recording the infant nativity performance ready for broadcast on Thursday. I know how much the children in KS1 are looking forward to sharing the story of the first Christmas with you all and I am sure you will enjoy joining in with the songs that they have learnt.

Friday is a busy day, We are celebrating the ‘Save the Children’ Christmas Jumper day by promoting the work of this important charity and allowing the children to wear a Christmas Jumper if they have one. This is a non-uniform day which combines Christmas Jumper Day and Class Party Day. We recognise the number of donations which parents have made over the last few weeks; If you wish to make a small donation to ‘Save the Children’ we will be accepting donations, but this is will be entirely voluntary. Children can wear their jumpers without making a donation.

Friday is also the day of the school’s Christmas Lunch, cooked by Jo and her wonderful team in the kitchen.

The fun continues on Friday afternoon with each class enjoying their own Christmas Party.

My Final thank you goes to Mr Gibbons, who we welcome back to school this week and who has straightened our magnificent Christmas Tree and got the lights twinkling for everyone to see.

The QR code below will take you to the children in Coverdale Class telling you about what they have done last week and what they are looking forward to this week.

Merry Christmas

Mr Symonds

The Photographs below show the advent lantern procession, Santa Fun Run and Christmas Fair.



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