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Term dates

School closes for half term: Friday 25th October 2019

School re-opens: Monday 4th November 2019

School closes for term end: Friday 20th December 2019

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Safeguarding notice                     

A reminder that if your child is ill or you wish to make changes to home time arrangements (going home with a friend etc) these messages must be given to Mrs Bentley or the class teacher by the child’s parent / carer and not a child. Alternatively, messages can be left on the school phone answer service at anytime or an email can be sent to askwith@ycatschools.co.uk.

 

Late arrivals

A reminder that children who arrive late must be signed in by their adult in the ‘Late Book’ in the office. To help parents, children may be collected upto 3.40pm. Children not collected by 3.40pm will be taken to the hall and they will be booked into after school club and charged from 3.40pm. There is no after school club on a Friday but a late collection charge of £1.00 per 10 minutes late will be applied for children collected after 3.40pm on Fridays. As notified last year, late collection from clubs will also work in the same way.

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

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Latest Newsletter

Newsletter Issue 10 - 14th November 2019

 

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Latest News: Autumn term 1

14.11.19

Thankyou to those parents who attended the presentations of ‘Supporting your child in Maths and English’ that took place yesterday. We hope you found the presentations useful. If you could not attend the presentations, all materials will be put on the website. Please see your child’s class teacher if you would like any further information.

Please take a look through our school website. There is a lot of information about the school, our learning culture and our curriculum.

A reminder that tomorrow is Children in Need day. To raise money, we will be having a bun / tray bake sale at break and lunch times, recommended donation 20p per item. Please take any bought or homemade items to the school hall in the morning.

 

We have received a thankyou card from The Royal British Legion, £49.75 was raised through the sale of commemorative poppies. With the weather turning colder, please see attached our School Closure Procedure.

 

07.11.19

I hope you all had an enjoyable half term.

Thank you to Naomi and her new assistant Mark for the delicious Bonfire Meal we all enjoyed on Tuesday.

Commemorative Poppies are now on sale in the office. The children in year 6 will also sell them at breaks.


The postponed presentations of ‘Supporting your child in Maths and English’ will now take place on
Wednesday 13th November at 3.45pm and 7pm. After school club will be free on that day for the duration of
the 3.45pm presentation.


Friday 15th November is Children in Need day, to raise money we will be having a bun / tray bake sale.


As part of Parliament week this week, the children have been discussing future fund raising events for their
chosen school charity, decisions will be made via democratic votes tomorrow.


Rehearsals for this years KS2 Pantomime ‘Cinderella’ have commenced. Paper and email copies of a letter
about the rehearsals have been sent to parents of children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 today. Please complete and
return the form by Tuesday 12th November.

 

21.10.19

Thankyou to the PTA for organising last week’s Halloween disco. The carved pumpkins looked great and I am sure will have been great spooky decorations during the event. A big thankyou for the fantastic turn out at last weeks PTA AGM, your support is greatly appreciated.


It was lovely to see so many of you at this week’s parents’ evenings, we hope you found the sessions useful. The next parents’ evenings will be held in February.


Last week, envelopes were sent home to each child containing emergency contact details and doctor’s information, and a list of permissions. Please check the contact and doctors’ details and complete the permissions sheet and return both to the school office in the envelope provided before half term.


Please see below details of clubs for next half term. Please also see attached a further copy of ‘Dates for your Diary’ for events next half term including the infant nativity and the KS2 Pantomime.


Reminders! A reminder that children in years 3 and 4 will start their swimming lessons on Monday 4th November, the first day back. Please remember your swim kit! A reminder to year 6 parents that the deadline to apply for a secondary school place is 31st October. A reminder to all parents to please check your Parent Pay account over half term and make payments to clear all balances.


I hope you all have an enjoyable break and I look forward to seeing you on Monday 4th November.

 

17.10.19

It was lovely to see so many of you at our Harvest Assemblies this week. As usual, the children performed very well. Thankyou for your support.


We are delighted to announce that Mrs Timiney is expecting her second child. Congratulations to the whole Timiney family!


A reminder about tonight’s PTA AGM at 7.30pm in the Askwith Arms. All parents are welcome. I look forward to seeing you there.


The deadline to give consent online if you wish your child to receive the nasal flu vaccination, is Friday 18th October, tomorrow. See attached a further copy of the letter with instructions and the link.


Our October Parents’ Evenings will take place on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd October between 2.30pm and 6.00pm for parents of children in years Reception to 6. A letter about how to make your online booking was emailed out yesterday and the booking system went ‘live’ at 1pm. Please note, year 5 should book with Mrs Longford only (using the link that was sent out second) and year 6 should book with Mrs Nayler only. If you have any questions about making your appointment, please ask Mrs Bentley.


This week, envelopes have been sent home to each child containing emergency contact details and doctor’s information, and a list of permissions. Please check the contact and doctors’ details and complete the permissions sheet and return both to the school office in the envelope provided before half term.


Please see attached details of the special lunch for bonfire night after half term. Please return the slip or email askwith@ycatschools.co.uk by Wednesday 23rd October if your child usually has a packed lunch but would like to join in.


A reminder to year 6 parents that the deadline to apply for a secondary school place is 31st October.

 

10.10.19

Our HART schools Ambassadors, Scarlett Wade and Edward Purvis, attended their first Ambassadors’ meeting on Friday at Killinghall Primary School and enjoyed making pizza and talking with ambassadors from other HART schools.


The children in years 5 and 6 are continuing to enjoy their school funded guitar lessons. The children in year 5 have now reached a standard to be able to take their instruments home to practise. A reminder to parents of children in years 5 and 6 that the lessons take place on a Wednesday morning so please ensure your child has their guitar with them. There are no spare guitars. Children who do not have their instrument will remain in the classroom with the other year group.


We are greatly looking forward to our Harvest Assemblies next week. As previously advertised the infant assembly (years Reception 1 and 2) will take place on Tuesday 15th at 9.15am and the junior assembly (years 3, 4, 5 and 6) will take place on Wednesday 16th at 9.15am. Parents are very welcome to attend.


A reminder that the PTA AGM will take place on Thursday 17th October at 7.30pm in the Askwith Arms. All parents are welcome. I look forward to seeing you there.


A reminder to please give consent online if you wish your child to receive the nasal flu vaccination, this year available to all children in years Reception to 6. The deadline to give consent is Friday 18th October.


Our October parents’ evenings will take place on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd October between 2.30pm and 6.00pm for parents of children in years Reception to 6. As is now our practice, appointments should be booked on line, details of how to book will be sent out early next week.


With the weather now turning colder, if any child on packed lunches would now like to change to a warm school lunch please contact Mrs Bentley in the office.

 

03.10.19

Despite the rain and muddy conditions we had 10 children at last weekends race representing Askwith. We had some excellent results including 3 children finishing in the top 10. A special well done to Seb Chambers who finished 2nd in the year 1 boys race. The next race is to be held at Ashlands Primary School on Sat 19th Oct, see details attached. Please return reply slip by Wednesday 16th October if your child would like to take part. Thankyou to Mrs Jones and Mrs Brown who co-ordinate on race days.

 

Parents whose children are registered at a school are responsible for ensuring they attend punctually and regularly. The DfE defines regular attendance as 90% and over. Parents should not take their children out of school for holidays during term time. Forms for applying for authorised leave in term time are in the office and must be completed 6 weeks in advance. If unauthorised leave is taken and is 5 days or more then a Penalty Notice leading to a fine of £60 may be issued by the Local Authority. Unauthorised leave over a period of 4 months which adds upto 5 days or more will also give rise to a Penalty Notice. Please be reminded that if your child is absent from school due to illness or a medical appointment, then you must inform the office by leaving a message on the telephone answer service or email askwith@ycatschools.co.uk before 9.15am. If your child is at a morning appointment please inform us if they will be back in time for lunch.

 

A reminder to please give consent online if you wish your child to receive the nasal flu vaccination, this year available to all children in years Reception to 6. The deadline to give consent is Friday 18th October.

 

26.09.19

Thankyou to all those parents who were able to attend the Parents’ Curriculum Evening yesterday, we hope you found it useful. If you were unable to attend, please speak to your child’s class teacher for information.


Today we have been enjoying our Celebration of European Languages day with a particular focus on French. All children have been immersed in the language. Our Swiss students, who have been with us for 3 weeks, have taught the children French and German songs & rhymes.


A reminder to please give consent online by Friday 18th October if you wish your child to receive the nasal flu vaccination. This year, the vaccination is being offered to all children in years Reception to 6. An electronic copy of the letter (including the link) was emailed out with the newsletter last week. Spare paper copies are available in the office.


Tempest photograph order forms were sent home on Monday. If you wish to order through school, please return the completed form and payment by Tuesday 8th October. However, we have been advised that there are discounts available if you order online, details on the order form.


Please see attached ‘Dates for your Diary’ for next half term including the KS2 Pantomime, Infant nativity, Christmas party and whole school Christmas lunch! Also attached again are dates for this half term including Harvest assemblies and parents’ evenings. These dates are also on the website under ‘Latest News.’

 

 

19.09.19

Please see the important letter about the nasal influenza vaccine which this year is being offered to all children in years Reception to 6. If you wish your child to receive the vaccine, please give consent online by Friday 18th October. A paper copy of this letterwas also sent home today with eldest siblings.

On Monday (23rd) Tempest photographers will be visiting school to take individual and sibling photographs. If you have a nursery child who does not attend on that morning but you would like them to have a photograph on their own or with an older sibling, please bring them into school for a prompt 8.45am start and take them home when the photograph has been taken.

As you will be aware, the UCI World Cycling Event is taking place in Harrogate and the surrounding area 21st to 29th September. The school will remain open as usual during this event so please plan your route to and from school if the race passes close to your home. For the latest information and a map showing details of road closures please visit www.northyorks.gov.uk/uci

As described in last week’s newsletter, we will be holding a Parents’ Curriculum Evening on Wednesday 25th September at 3.45pm and 7pm. To help parents, after school club will be free for children in years Reception to 6 for the duration of the 3.45pm event.

 

12.09.19

The new term is going well and it is lovely to see our youngest children settling into their new routines.

As listed in the ‘Dates for your Diary’ sent out last week, we will be holding a Parents’ Curriculum Evening on Wednesday 25th September at 3.45pm and 7pm. These events are for all parents of children in years Reception to 6 and will be an opportunity to hear about how our English and Maths curriculum are developed and how best to help your child at home.

There will also be time to discuss homework expectations with your child’s class teacher. To help parents, after school club will be free for children in years Reception to 6 for the duration of the 3.45pm event.

To keep you up to date with the Governing Body, please be advised that the Chair, Mrs Barker, is currently unwell. Mr Muttick, (current finance Governor) will be Acting Chair until further notice. Mr Muttick can be contacted by emailing the school office on askwith@ycatschools.co.uk.

Please see the letter sent home for details of a special lunch we are having on Thursday 3rd October. Please return the slip by Wednesday 18th if your child does not usually have a school lunch on a Thursday and would like to join in.

 

05.09.19

Welcome back everyone! A warm welcome also to all of our new families. I hope you and your family had an enjoyable summer break and are looking forward to the new term.

Welcome to Mr Bolton who is the teacher in year 1 pending completion of the recruitment process for a permanent teacher. Mr Bolton was with us as a SCITT student last year and we are pleased he has been able to join us.

Our graduate SCITT student this year is Miss Dunbar who will be working with the early year’s team from mid September.

This week’s edition of the newsletter will be given out as a paper copy to the eldest siblings and emailed to the first contact of each family. Next week, we will revert to email only as this saves on time and resources.

If you do not have access to email, please request a paper copy from the office.

Please find enclosed with the newsletter a further copy of this term’s menu, term dates for this academic year 2019-2020 (also available on the school website), dates for your diary for this half term, a reminder about parking and an updated ‘Information for Parents.’

Please take particular note of the drop off and pick up times for each year group and rules about uniform and hair styles.

Please let the office know if over summer you have moved house, changed mobile or land line telephone numbers or wish to change emergency contact details.

 

See below information about clubs this half term: * Please pay on Parent Pay *

BREAKFAST CLUB                  Years Reception to year 6 from 8am, breakfast provided, £2.30 per child

READING CLUB                      Years Reception to year 6 from 8.30am, in year 1 classroom, no charge 

CEDAR CLUB                           Reception to year 6, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday until 5.30pm in the school hall.

                                               £4 until 4.30pm, £5 until 5pm, £6 until 5.30pm.

                                               Late collection charge £1.00 per 10 minutes late

 

THURSDAY SPORTS CLUB     Reception to year 6, Thursday until 5pm with Premier Sports, £5 per child

CONSTUCTION CLUB            Years Reception, 1 & 2, Monday lunch time

CROSS-STITCH CLUB            Years 3, 4, 5 & 6, Tuesday lunch time

FOOTBALL CLUB                    Years Reception, 1 & 2, Tuesday after school

Details of a baking club for years Reception, 1 and 2 will be sent out next week.

 

 

Previous news 2018-2019

Autumn term 1: News round-up

Autumn term 2: News round-up

Spring term 1: News round-up

Spring term 2: News round-up

Summer term 1: News round-up

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