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As part of our work on British Values, this week the children in years 2-6 had an assembly about the workings of Parliament. Years 3 and 4 had a workshop entitled ‘My Vote Counts’ and years 5 and 6 acted out a House of Commons debate on ‘Banning Electronic Devices’. We also have on loan a Parliament resources box which the children will have opportunities to engage with during this half term.


Thank you to those parents who attended our presentation ‘Supporting your child in English and Maths’. We hope you found the evening informative. If you could not attend the meeting, please speak to your class teacher for information.


Next week is Anti-bullying week. There will be a range of activities throughout the week to raise awareness around anti-bullying.


On Friday 16th we will be holding a bun / cake sale for Children in Need. All home made or bought cakes or tray bakes will be gratefully received and will be sold for 20p each at break times.


New date for your diary—On Wednesday 21st November, to celebrate National Nursery Rhyme Week, parents of children in years Nursery and Reception are invited to come into school to join in nursery rhymes with their children at 2.45pm. 


This year’s KS2 Pantomime will take place on Friday 7th December at the Clarke Foley Centre in Ilkley, a letter with all the details has been sent home to years 3 4 5 & 6.


With the weather turning colder, please ensure your child brings a named coat to school each day; gloves and a hat are also recommended.


Autumn term 1 – News round-up.

The children in years 3 4 5 and 6 enjoyed a visit from author Sam Gayton as part of the Broughton Hall Literature Festival. The children enjoyed learning about how to become more creative in their writing.


We participated in Dyslexia Awareness Day. Children learned how different people learn and that there are many famous people that have dyslexia.


Worksharing took place on Monday 8th October between 9.15am and 10.30am and Tuesday 9th October between 2.45 and 3.30pm. Parents of children in years 1 to 6 were invited to come into school to view their children’s work for upto 30 minutes.


This year’s Harvest assemblies took place over two mornings. This year’s theme was the Harvest of Hard Work, and it was great to welcome so many people to enjoy the assemblies.


The PTA Halloween disco was held on Friday 19th October. Carved pumpkins were brought into the school hall in the morning for judging and were then taken to the disco venue to act as spooky decoration!


This year we will be holding Parents’ Evenings in both October and February. The October parent’s evening for years Reception to year 6 took place on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th October between 2.30pm and 6pm. Booking via the online system continued to be a success.


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.



Breakfast club commences at 8am for children in years Reception to year 6 every morning in the school hall. Please sign your children in and do not leave your children before 8am.

After school clubs take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This term we have a wide range of clubs for children to attend.

KS1 book club begins on a lunchtime from Wednesday the 5th. We are very passionate about ensuring that all children develop a love for reading and that they are able to explore a range of texts. Book club is great opportunity for children to do this, with children encouraged to borrow books from the library.

Cooking club began on Tuesday 18th September for children from reception to year 2. It is always lovely to see the range of food types made by the children.

Another club is gardening club now takes place on a Tuesday lunch time. Children in years 1 and 2 are welcome to come along to plant, care for and help to harvest the different crops.


Recent Events and Visits

The NSPCC visited school to deliver age appropriate assemblies to the children. The visit helped to remind the children how to stay safe and who to contact if they have any concerns.

Cross-country began again on Saturday 22nd September. It has been great celebrating the children’s successes and we hope to hear more about these over the course of the season.


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