3 November 2017, Comments: 0

This is already looking like one of the busiest weeks of the school year so far. Before we look at next week it is worth celebrating last week’s good news.

Firstly we were able to share the fantastic news of our outstanding judgement following the SIAMS inspection which took place in October. You should have received a copy of the report which will also shortly appear on our website. I would draw your attention to the following comment which summarises everything that we are proud of at RTS: ‘The Christian character and caring ethos of the school are demonstrated in exemplary relationships and a strong focus on shared values, which include trust, peace, forgiveness and service.’

We are also able to celebrate the amazing success of our year 3/4 football team who have finished their mini league unbeaten in 9 matches wining every game and only conceding one goal. Well done to all of the children who took part. Our year 5/6 football team competed in their Harrogate Tournament on Tuesday and, whilst results went against them they performed with determination and sportsmanship, thank you to Mrs Phelan and Mr Howlett who took the team.

On to this week.

On Monday we will be taking the photos to appear in this year’s RTS calendar. Coverdale will be a busy class as they will also be visiting the Nidd Gorge as part of their nature project.

Lunchtime is the annual bonfire lunch and in the afternoon Mr Richard Wilton will be performing a brass demonstration for all children in the hall. After school the friends will be holding their 2nd cake sale of the year selling buns and cakes made by Dent/Nidd and Swale Classes.

On Tuesday we welcome the new Methodist Minister Reverend Grace Cauldwell to lead our worship at 1.15pm. After school children from KS1 will be taking part in the infant agility festival. At 6pm we welcome new parents into school for our reading information session which will cover all aspects of supporting your child as an early reader at home.

Wednesday sees the children in Yr 5/6 start their mini league football tournament at HHS

On Thursday afternoon and after school we will be holding our annual scholastic book fair in the hall; it is a great opportunity to buy an early Christmas present and raise funds for school.

On Friday our focus is on remembrance in school with our special worship time taking place at 10.10am for the whole school.

In the afternoon we welcome Mr Green, who will be giving a special presentation to children in KS2 on a hero of the great war.

Finally I have so share some very sad news. Mr Ian Hodgson, the site supervisor before Mr Gibbons, passed away on Friday morning following a long and difficult battle with cancer. He was a friend and colleague of many members of staff and he will be sadly missed.

The photographs below show yellow jumper winners as well as a photo from the visit on Friday of Bob Hartmann the wonderful and highly entertaining Bible story teller who was with us on Friday morning last week.

Andrew Symonds

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