We have had another busy week in school! On Monday, the infant children enjoyed their visit to Borwick Hall Outdoor Education Centre. Children took part in different activities throughout the day, and pictures have been added to our Facebook page.
It was lovely to welcome so many parents into school on Wednesday for Parent Meetings. We hope you all enjoyed looking through your children’s work. Teachers really do value this time to catch up with parents, but please remember if at any other time you would like to speak to a teacher about your child you can arrange a mutually convenient appointment for after school.

Infants – to finish off our Fairy Tales topic, we will be watching Tangled next week. It is rated PG. Any concerns, please email Mrs Knapp.

Upper Junior Rugby Tournament – some of our Y5 & 6s have been chosen to take part in the cluster rugby event at Wray next Tuesday. A full information sheet is attached for the children involved.  Please be aware children will need a packed lunch.

Music Tuition – we are wanting to gauge the interest of families for the provision of private music tuition in school. In previous years, pre-covid, we have had piano, guitar and ukulele lessons. Please send Mrs Knapp an email if your child/ren would be interested and what instrument they may be interested in learning to play and we can look into it. Thank you.

Eco School –. we still have a few jars of our homemade chutney available for sale, raising funds for Eco School. We are suggesting a minimum donation of £1.00 due to our varying different sized jars.

Christmas Crafts – whilst it is still only October, we are looking ahead to after half-term and the return of Mrs Mather’s very popular Christmas Crafts club. This will be held on a Monday lunchtime and cost £15.00 for the full half-term. Payment is available on SchoolMoney and must be made by Thursday to allow for us to order the correct amount of resources. 

Infants Book Club – Mrs Jones will be running 3 book clubs over the next 2 terms. The cost will be £10, this will cover the session and the price of the book the children will get to keep.
Sessions will need to be paid in advance so the books can be ordered ready for the session. Payment will be made available on SchoolMoney. Sessions start at lunchtime on Thursday 10th November.
KS2 sessions will run in the Spring term.

After School Film Club – Mrs Mather will be running an after-school Film Club on a Tuesday afternoon. It will start on Tuesday 1st November and run through to Tuesday 13th December. The total cost will be £14.00 and payment will be available on SchoolMoney. Please email Mrs Knapp if your children will be attending.

Eco-Club – Hot Chocolate and… will continue on a Tuesday after half-term. Any children wishing to have hot chocolate and a snack should bring in £5.25 in a named envelope (by Thursday 20th October) to cover to the end of term.

Junior Residential – 19th – 21st June 2023
Advance warning – we plan to take all the Junior children on a residential visit to Malham Youth Hostel from Monday 19th June to Wednesday 21st June, activities will include visiting White Scar caves and Skipton Castle. More details to follow after half term.

– as we enter the colder months, the children need jogging bottoms and a hoodie/sweatshirt (not school jumper) EVERY TUESDAY for our PE sessions. 

REMINDER: Art – please can ALL JUNIORS bring an old over-sized T-Shirt or shirt to use and keep in school permanently for art and DT sessions. It needs to fit over their school uniform so must be baggy, we are just trying to protect school uniform!

Reception Children Class Photo – our reception children had their photograph taken for the Lancaster Guardian & Morecambe Visitor New Starters supplement, which should be in the paper soon. Proofs have been sent home, please return to school ASAP if you would like to order a copy and we will arrange for them to be collected altogether.

REMINDER: School Photographs – have you ordered your school photos yet? A polite reminder that the closing date for free delivery back to school is now Sunday 16th October. Order through the Tempest website using your unique link or visit www.tempest-orders.co.uk 

REMINDER: Toddler Group Diddi Dance Stay & Play Session – Monday 17th October from 9.30am. Flyer attached to last week’s newsletter – please share details to any families with pre-school aged children.

REMINDER: Annual Flu Spray – the online link to opt in or out of the flu spray will close on 21st October. Reminders were sent to parents this week of any children who the nurses have yet to receive confirmation from. Please do opt in or out before the deadline. Thank you.

REMINDER: School Admissions September 2023 – Lancashire County Councils online application system is now open for applications for 2023 – www.lancashire.gov.uk (search “school admissions”) The closing date for applications is:

If you live in either North Yorkshire or Cumbria, you will need to apply for secondary or primary school places via their website.

PTFA Meeting – following the PTFA meeting, the PTFA have a number of events lined up for the year ahead.

Tuck Shop – end of term sweet treats – 50p bags of sweets will be available from the PTFA tuck shop at the end of the school day on Thursday 20th October.

Fancy Dress Party – Fraser Hall, Cowan Bridge – Monday 31st October 3.30pm-5.30pm.
£5.00 per child, including food, drink and face painting.
All proceeds go to the PTFA.
Please could we ask for payment to be sent to the school office as soon as possible so we can plan numbers. Thank you in advance.
…..and lots, lots more to come – please remember, all monies raised by the PTFA benefits ALL CHILDREN in school.  Any help or donations are always greatly appreciated.

Gardening – if anyone is tending to their home garden plants currently and has any spares or is thinking of separating some out, please see Fia (Florence & Celia’s mum) and consider donating to the school gardens. Thank you.

What’s on this week: