3 December 2017, Comments: 0

Before we look forward to the week ahead, we must celebrate the fantastic science week that everyone enjoyed last week. The children enjoyed some fantastic experiences and I would like to thank all of the parents and staff for their help with the week. Special mention must go to Mrs Crisell who worked tirelessly last week to organise the project brilliantly.

This week sees the start of our season of celebrations as the Christmas decorations will be going up in the hall along with our tree. You should have had a Santa gift decoration template to fill in and return to school. Every completed Santa will be hung on our Christmas tree.

On Monday, we welcome back Glyn Pidgeon, the Judo teacher who will be completing sessions with the children during the morning. At 1.15pm, we welcome Mr Green to lead our worship on the theme of peace.

Tuesday is a very special day for the school as we hold our first after school advent service at St John’s Church. Part of the service will include a willow lantern lit procession from School to Church, setting off at 4.20pm. The service will start at 4.45pm and will last for about 30mins; we hope that many families will be able to join us for what should be a magical service. Before the service starts, the choir will be having a joint practice with our friends from Bilton Grange as both schools prepare for the Conference Centre Concert in December.

Wednesday sees the last of the year 5/6 football tournaments at Harrogate High School.

On Thursday, Wharfedale and Wensleydale will be visiting the Everyman Cinema in town as they go to watch the film based on the novel, which has been their class text this term ‘Wonder’.

Dr Johnson will be returning to school on Friday morning to collect the Christingle candles returned to school. If you have not returned you candles, there is still plenty of time. A reminder that the Christingle Services will take place at St John’s on Sunday the 10th December at 4pm and 6pm

Friday is one of the busiest days in the school calendar as we gear up for our Christmas Fair after school. During the day, the friends will be face painting and the children from year 5/6 will be running their stalls for younger children during the afternoon. The school will start straight after school and I hope that you will be able to come along and support the friends who have worked incredibly hard to prepare for the biggest fundraiser of the school year.

The hectic nature of Science week prevented the taking of last week’s yellow jumpers and so look out for a double photo next week. Instead, we have a couple of photos from science week.

A Symonds



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