Many thanks to all who joined us on Sunday for the 2017 Aysgarthian Run. We were blessed with fine weather conditions and the going underfoot was relatively firm! Our congratulations must go to all who took part, from dogs and children to enthusiastic parents and encouraging spectators. It was great to see our youngest children pit their running abilities against the older boys and their efforts were particularly impressive. Archie MacLelland was the first Pre-Prep pupil over the finishing line followed closely by Hector and a gaggle of Pearces. Ned Alton-Taylor and George Marriott came in third and fourth; impressive results indeed, considering they joined us from a morning of rugby training. It was a lovely event bringing lots of our community together, and if you missed it, dust off those trainers and you still have time to get in shape for next year!
As ever the term is rushing along and before we know it we will be hunting for those Easter eggs. The next few weeks continue to hold some exciting events for the children to look forward to and we are sure that they will embark on all that is on offer with their usual sparkle and determination. Have fun!
With best wishes,
Rob and Lottie Morse
The certificates on 10th February were presented to:
- Anna Lines for her beautiful self portrait
- Flora Orde-Powlett for enthusiasm in R.E.
- Bertie Bullas for fantastic times tables work
- George Hill for creativity in art.
- Hector Orde-Powlett for good attitude
- Harry Baxter for being a good role model
Well done to everyone who took part—the top four Pre-Prep runners were: 1st—Archie MacLelland; 2nd—Hector Pearce; 3rd—Ned Alton-Taylor and 4th—George Marriott.
Georgie Bell was the first girl to cross the line.
Happy Birthday - Lyla Moore
Aysgarth Pre-Prep Summer Fayre—Friday 30th June
All the teachers are very excited about the topic work that is planned for the summer term. The term will have a Medieval theme for all the children. They will study life in castles, knights, archery and battles as well as the more gentle arts of calligraphy and medieval dance. PP1, 2 and 3 will also have the chance to visit Bolton Castle and Fountains Abbey for some hands-on experience.
With this in mind the teachers are planning to transform the Strawberry Fayre into a Medieval Fayre this year. (We promise there will still be plenty of strawberries and cream.) If anyone has ideas or suggestions to give our summer fayre a Medieval feel or would like to offer to help out in any way please see Mrs Brown who has some amazing plans of her own!
From Nursery to PP3, and from rugby to dance competitions, there is always plenty going on in the Pre-Prep playground.
Early Years News
The Reception Class have been very busy making pancakes and researching more patterns and recording their finding by making rubbings.
Whilst they were out in the school grounds they found a space rocket. Inside was a letter asking them to look for two missing aliens. So please do keep your eyes open for them around school!
Nursery have been making the most of the(slightly) better weather this week and have enjoyed lots of activities in their garden.
Reception: to count as far as you can by yourself.
Nursery: to make a drum out of recycled materials.
Last week’s wow moments were ...
Finn Wells for an amazing re-telling of Dear Zoo
Zoe Carpenter-Collins for enjoying trying new things.
All of Reception for their amazing story boxes.