Welcome back to the last half term of this academic year. It is a half term full of events and activities to enjoy. Before we look ahead to what is going to be a very exciting week we need to celebrate some of the successes of the last week before half term. Congratulations to all of our Quad Kids competitors who performed brilliantly. Our year 1/2 won, Year 3/4 team came second and our 5/6 team came third. Also congratulations to everyone who represented RTS so well during the tennis competitions. A special mention to our year 3/4 team who achieved joint third.
This week sees the school celebrating ‘Moon Week’ as part of our focus on celebrating the world of science. We have been incredibly fortunate to have actual moon rocks in school this week. These rocks are rarer than diamonds on Earth and are priceless so having them at RTS is a real honour and something that the children will remember for the rest of their lives. This special week will start with a special worship time and moon activities throughout the week for the children to enjoy. We have also been chosen again as judges for the Royal Society Primary Science book of the year and have received a very exciting parcel of books to review.
Monday also sees Nidderdale and Swaledale visiting Murton Park while we welcome Claire Bassingdale from St Aidan’s to school where she will be leading PE sessions for some of the classes in school.
Tuesday sees the children in Ribblesdale and Dentdale learning about the Muslim Festival of Eid by holding their own Eid Day. Our veg box team will be meeting the judge from the Great Yorkshire Show on Tuesday afternoon where they will be showing their veg box and hopefully qualify for the finals day in July. We also welcome Vicki Lever to school where she will be speaking to our year six children about the youth club opportunities for them this summer.
On Wednesday some of the older children will be able to enjoy a masterclass from the National Space Academy as part of Moon Week.
During Thursday morning the children will work together as part of our ‘Shine and Share’ big RE lesson on the theme of Spirituality and the wonder of our world. During the afternoon on Thursday a group of our scientists will be traveling to Edinburgh where they have been invited to present their work at a national climate change conference; I am sure that they will represent the school wonderfully and we look forward to hearing how they get on.
The week ends with a group of children beginning a very special mosaic project with Liz Cluderay from the charity Craft Aid International. The children have been designing mosaics, which reflect our school values; over the next few weeks the children are going to create some very special mosaics which will hang in our family meeting room. Everyone will learn more about the work of the charity ‘Craft Aid International during a special worship time on Thursday afternoon.
All of this week the friends will be building the school’s bed race in the hall after school in preparation for the Knaresborough Bed Race on the 8th June. Special mention must go to Mr Kelly who has been working incredibly hard to create our amazing entry. Good luck to all of our runners, including Mr Starkey, who will be participating on Saturday. The team are raising money for the new garden area and it is not too late to donate via our just giving page.
Mr Kelly’s amazing bed race sculpture phase 1
Some of our dedicated bed race team messing about in the river