We have had another quiet week in school!
This morning in school, all children joined together to make bird feeders with Alex from ‘Where the Wildings Are’. These have been placed around our school grounds to encourage more wildlife.

Children’s Mental Health Week – will take place from 5th – 11th February 2024. The theme this year is ‘My Voice Matters’.
In school, during this week, we will be focussing on the importance of having our voices heard and looking at positive affirmations using the book “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy. If any families have a copy of this book, please feel free to bring it into school (named) on Monday.
On Friday, we would like to share some of the work we’ve completed in the hall from 3.15–3.45pm for parents to come and see. Mrs Jones (mental health lead) will be around if you have any questions or concerns regarding children’s mental health.
We would love this week to be an opportunity for you to chat with your children about mental health and we’ve attached some information.  
We would like to invite children to join in and wear their scarf to school on Friday 9th February.

Young Voices – Monday 5th February – children will be leaving school at approximately 12noon. Children will need to bring a packed lunch, a packed tea, and drinks – no glass bottles are allowed in the arena. Children should bring their All children should come to school in their uniforms, with a plain white t-shirt. We will keep you informed by Teachers2Parents, regarding the time you will need to pick your child up from school, it is likely to be around 11.00pm.
A full information sheet is attached.

REMINDER: School Trips –
Reception, Y1 & 2 – Dales Museum – Tuesday 6th February –
children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 will be travelling up to Hawes to visit the Dales Museum.
Payment of £6.50 towards the cost of the trip has been made available on SchoolMoney. A full information sheet is attached.
Juniors – Heysham Power Station – Thursday 22nd February
– all junior children will be visiting Heysham Power Station to aid their science topic.
Payment of £6.50 per child, towards the cost of the trip has been added to SchoolMoney.
We would like to thank our wonderful PTFA for agreeing to donate towards the cost of transport for these trips and making them affordable for families.

Ash Service – on Wednesday 8th February at 1:30pm, the staff and children will be walking over to church to join Reverend Jane deliver a worship in preparation for Lent. During the service there will be an opportunity for the children to participate in the ‘Ashing’ either through having an ash cross drawn on their forehead or on their wrist. Equally, if they would prefer not to but observe, that is absolutely okay as well.  We would be delighted if parents / carers were able to join us at this time.

SEEKING: Welfare Assistant – we are still looking for a welfare assistant, are you or do you know anyone who may be interested?  Please share with friends and family.
We need someone to help serve meals and supervise the children during their midday break.  The vacancy is term time only covering Monday-Friday from 11.45am – 1.15pm. 
Please contact the office for more details.

Coming up this week

Coming up next half-term