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Term dates

School closes for the end of term: Friday 12th April 2019

School re-opens: Tuesday 30th April 2019

 

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.

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Following a ‘near miss’ situation where a nursery child was close to running out onto the road, parents / carers are reminded to keep close supervision of their children once they have been collected from classrooms. A reminder that the early pick up time of 3.15pm is for children in years Nursery, Reception and year 1 who do not have older siblings. These parents should then leave the vicinity of the school as soon as possible to free up car parking places. The end of the day for all other children is 3.30pm.

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Latest News

Spring term 2

14.03.19

 

The children in years 3 4 5 and 6 entered an art competition to design the front cover of this year’s Otley Carnival brochure and we are proud to announce that Evie Crabtree in year 6 won! We also had 2 runners up, Felicity Pyle in year 5 and Oliver Burgess in year 6. Well done children!


Eva Payne, Isabel Evans and Olivia Petty organised a book and book mark sale to raise money for this year’s school charity UNICEF. The girls raised an incredible £79.72, this project helped them to gain their Charity badge at Brownies, well done girls!

 

Please see the correspondence page for information published by O2 and NSPCC about how to keep your child safe online. All the links are available from our school website on the parent section. ‘Net-aware’ is also available as an app via this link.  It gives up to date advice about how to set parental controls on your child's device and information about popular social networks.

 

Please may I remind parents about the arrangements at the beginning and end of the school day which have been put into place to help parents and maximise the use of parking spaces for the convenience of all parents.


8.00am

Breakfast club every morning for Reception upwards


8.30am

Reading club for all children Reception upwards (no charge)


8.40am

Supervised play for years 1 to 6. Nursery and Reception children may enter their classroom


8.55am

Bell goes for the start of the day for years 1 to 6


8.55am—9.10am

Staggered start of the day for nursery, Reception and year 1


3.15am—3.30pm

Staggered end of the day for nursery, Reception and year 1 (with no older siblings), if collecting early please collect and go promptly to free up parking spaces


3.30pm

End of the day for all children


After school clubs years R to 6 are until 5.30pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and 5pm on Thursday.


A reminder that tomorrow we are holding a bun sale for Red Nose Day. Please bring any bought or homemade cakes into school in the morning for sale at break times for 20p each

 

07.03.19

We hope you all had an enjoyable half term break.

It was great to see the children dressed as their favourite book character for World Book Day today, there were some wonderfully imaginative costumes. Miss Johnson was the standout member of staff with her incredible hand made Elmer costume. Photographs will soon be on our website.

 

 

A reminder that children in years 3 and 4 will start their swimming lessons on Monday 11th March. Please provide your child with a swimming costume, towel and goggles if needed. If you have not already done so and are able, please make your contribution towards the cost of these lessons on Parent Pay, thank you.

 

 

Thank you to Mrs Dockar who has led the cookery club for children in years 3 and 4 this term. The children have enjoyed making savoury scones and cheese and tomato filo pastry squares.

 

Red Nose Day this year is Friday 15th March. To raise money for this worthwhile charity, we will be holding a bun sale, please bring any bought or homemade cakes into school that morning for sale at break times for 20p each. 

 

Autumn term 1: News round-up

Autumn term 2: News round-up

Spring term 1: News round-up

Clubs this half term

Breakfast club: Monday to Thursday from 8am

Cedar club: Monday to Wednesday after school until 5.30pm

Monday: Multi Sports, years R to 6, after school until 5pm

              Multi Sports, years 5 and 6  at lunchtime

Monday: Key Stage 1 book club at lunchtime

Tuesday: Art club, years 3 to 6 at lunchtime

Thursday: Sports club, years R to 6, after school until 5pm

Friday: Singing club, years R to 6 at lunchtime

Daily: Reading for pleasure!

A club for years R to 6 starting at 8.30am in Class 2.

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.

Recent Events, Clubs 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.

 

Gardening club took place on Tuesday lunch times. Children in years 1 and 2 were welcomed to go along to plant, care for and help to harvest the different crops.

 

Handbells club took place on Wednesday lunchtimes for Key Stage 2 children. A great opportunity for children to learn to play the handbells and create music together.

 

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.

 

KS1 book club takes place on a Thursday lunchtime. 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 a great opportunity for children to do this, with children encouraged to borrow books from the library.

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