8 September 2019, Comments: 0

The first full week back is a busy one with lots to look forward to. Look out for the first newsletter of the year, which will include lots of important dates for the first half term of the year.

On Monday the Friends of the School will be holding their first meeting of the year and I would encourage as many people as possible to attend and get involved in what will be a very busy term with Macmillan Coffee morning, Harvest Festival and Tea to look forward to as well as school fundraising activities to plan. The meeting starts at 7pm and will be in the school staff room with tea and coffee provided.

On Tuesday we welcome Andy to lead our worship, which this week is focussed on the question ‘What does Wisdom look like and how can you become a wise person?’

On Wednesday, the Team from Sporting Influence will be holding their first Health and Wellbeing after school club which for this term will be working with children from year 5/6. Look out for the letter outlining the other after school clubs, which will be starting next week.

Friday sees the children enjoying the M&M production of the Jungle Book; these performances are fantastic and I know that the children will have a wonderful time. Also on Friday, between 11-12 the children from Wharfedale will be visiting the ‘Bilton Wellbeing Centre’, which is based in what was formally the Youth Club. It is now the home of Sport England and the charity Craft Aid international who have invited us to their open day to enjoy a range of activities.

Sunday 15th is Education Sunday at St John’s Church and we will be involved in the all age service with children from RTS leading elements of the worship. Everyone is welcome to join us for the service, which starts at 10am.

I would also like to thank the team from ‘Fun Club’ who have made such a wonderful start as our new breakfast and after school club providers. The atmosphere in the hall is fantastic and the children attending are having a great time.

The photos below show some of the children with pears gathered from one of the fruit trees in the school grounds and Ciara, our new reading dog who settled in very well during her first visit to school last Thursday.

Finally, if you are an Aldi Shopper please start to collect the tokens for school. The supermarket is celebrating the upcoming World Athletic Championships by promoting a scheme to provide schools with new sports equipment based on the number of tokens collected.

Andrew Symonds

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