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Friday News 18.05.18

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please take time to talk about our school values for next week with your child.

We respect others, ensuring that every child has the right to learn and every teacher has the right to teach.

Next week’s school target is to remember to follow the playground code.

Sports Day – cook will provide a picnic style lunch for anyone having school dinners next week.

Now we are hopefully getting to the warmer weather, please remember to apply suncream before your child gets to school also a sun hat would be good (don’t forget to name it). Monday is Sports Day so they will be outside nearly all day so suncream & hat if hot, waterproof jacket if not.  Thank you.

Thank you for helping all our children to take tests in a calm atmosphere this week. We hope that they haven’t found the week too unusual and that they have been able to do their best. We look forward to receiving the Year 6 results in early July.

Last year, we changed the format of our end of year report so that it is led by children’s views. This is a reflection on their learning, with their opinion of strengths and weaknesses, and follows on from the Learning Review Day that we hold in March. The feedback we had on this style of report was overwhelmingly positive, and we will use the same format again. This year, we intend to only send out email copies to parents as we feel that this is a more efficient way of communicating, as well as being environmentally-friendly and cost-effective. If you require a paper copy you can, of course, request one through class teachers or the office. We will send the reports out in early July once we have received all test scores and progress information.

Every two years governors conduct a survey of parents to gather views about how well our school operates. The outcomes of this survey are used to inform future school development planning. This year, we have chosen to use a paper survey as we feel that this generates a good response rate. We hope to be sending this out just after half term. Please do share your views, as they are important to us.

We know that in the past many of our families have ordered plants from Year 5 pupils through their business enterprise scheme. Unfortunately, the grower we usually work with has not been able to work with us this year and we have been unable to find a replacement. We will therefore not be selling bedding plants this year – sorry!

There will be a small charity plant stall after school on 25th May. Two of our pupils are running the stall to raise money for Water Aid, so please do support them.

Monk Fryston and Hillam Cubs have been learning all about the locally based charity, Chernobyl UK, this term, and are fundraising to support their next convoy of aid. They are holding a fundraising disco on Sunday 3rd June 3 – 4.30 pm at the community centre for children aged 6 – 10. Entrance will cost £2.50, and sweets, drinks and ice pops will be available to purchase. Chernobyl UK are also in need of new toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap to take across. The Cubs have put a box in the reception area, and would be very grateful of any donations.
Many thanks for your support.

The Yorkshire Arboretum are holding a Young Ranger Day, please see attached flyer for full details.


  1. The Yorkshire Arboretum Poster May 2018
  2. Cubs Disco
  3. Bonfire letter potential NEW Sponsors 2018
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