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Christmas preparations - poetry and decorations!

Christmas preparations - poetry and decorations!

From the Head's Office

Year 3 have dazzled me this morning with their humorous and creative poetry writing, which was on the theme of the Christmas story. What a pleasure to listen to children using such a diverse range of vocabulary and with a great understanding of rhythm and rhyme. No easy feat! We hope to be able to share a few of these with you next week.

We look forward to welcoming you all to our nativity on Friday morning, coffee will be available from 9am. I have been asked to remind you that raffle tickets are on sale before and after shcool with proceeds to APPA. We would also be very grateful of any donations for the Christmas hampers.

With best wishes,

Susie Drake

Head of Pre-Prep

Assembly theme for the week: Preparing for Christmas

Last week's certificates for Being Organised were presented to:

  • Jake Goodhart
  • Joshua Patterson
  • Isobel Heagerty
  • Annabel Bullas

These children's work was displayed on the Wall of Fame:

  • Augustus Favell
  • Bertie Bullas
  • Nicol White
  • Nancy Manners
  • Kieron Hagues

These children joined Mrs Drake for Friday lunch:

  • Samantha Crompton (Reception)
  • George Hill (Green)
  • Nancy Manners (Blue)
  • Poppy Dinsdale (Red)
  • Jack Haslam (Yellow)

Bedale Hunt meet at Aysgarth - Wednesday 9th December

Please would all parents leave the car park promptly as parking will be limited. Children will watch with teachers as the horses ride off.

Nativity Play - Friday 11th December

Coffee will be served in the Prep School Dining room from 9am. Play in the Reynolds Hall at 9.30am. Everyone welcome!

Nursery children who do not usually attend on Friday are welcome to join in. Please bring your child to Nursery at the usual time in the morning and collect from Nursery after the end of the play (no charge). If you would like them to stay for the whole morning the usual occasional extra charge will apply (spaces limited).

Trophies will be presented at the end of the Nativity Play this year. 

DVDs are being produced, to order a copy please contact Mrs Pinkney.

'Aladdin' performed by Thirsk Rural Arts Pocket Panto - Tuesday 15th December, 10.30am, Reynolds Hall

A small charge is being made to cover the costs of this activity - if you would like your child to watch please complete the form from Mrs Pinkney.

We need the form to be completed so that we are able to take your child to the performance.

Nursery children who do not usually attend on Tuesday are welcome to join us. Please bring your child to Nursery at 10.15 in the morning and collect from Nursery after the end of the play at 11.30 (£6.00 per child, £3 for younger siblings). If you would like them to stay for the whole morning the usual occasional extra charge will apply (spaces are limited).

Younger siblings who have not yet started the Pre-Prep are invited to watch and will need to be accompanied by a parent/grandparent. Other parents are welcome to watch if you wish; please complete the form to let us know you would like to attend.

Carol Service - Wednesday 16th December

Coffee will be served in the Prep School Dining Room from 9am.

Carols in the Chapel from 9.15am. Everyone welcome to join in. 

Nursery children who do not usually attend on Wednesday are welcome to come along. Please bring your child to Nursery at the usual time in the morning and collect from Nursery after the end of the service (no charge). If you would like them to stay for the whole morning the usual occasional extra charge will apply (spaces are limited).

End of Term - Wednesday 16th December, 12.30pm

Please note, lunch is not served on the last day of term. Due to a short turn around between the end of Prep School and Pre-Prep School, do not park in the car park until 12.20pm as the Prep School parents will still be collecting boys.

 

Spring Term Diary Dates

Thursday 14th January: School opens for Spring Term

Tuesday 19th January: PP3 to visit Bowes Museum

Monday 25th January: Spinning demonstration for PP1 and PP2

*Tuesday 26th January: Netball match v Queen Mary's (h)

*Monday 1st February: Parents 'Big Lunch' - all welcome for a school lunch with the children

*Tuesday 2nd February: Football and hockey matches v Richmond House (h)

Thursday 4th February: Reception and PP1 visit to Seven Stories

Tuesday 8th February: PP1 and PP2 to visit Dales Countryside Museum

*Tuesday 9th February: Netball tournament at Queen Mary's

Friday 12th February, 3.30pm: School closes for half term

Monday 22nd February: School re-opens

Thursday 25th February: Concert by Bootham School

*Week beginning 29th February: Reception, PP1, PP2, PP3 childrenn competing in the Wensleydale Tournament - see email sent on 24th November

Monday 29th February: PP1 and PP2 - lambs visiting

Tuesday 1st March: PP1 and PP2 Felting Workshop

Tuesday 8th March: PP1 and PP2 day out with the Sheep Dogs at Hags Ghyll Farm

*Tuesday 8th March: Football and hockey v Terrington (h)

Thursday 17th March: Reception to National Railway Museum

*Thursday 17th March: Football and hockey v Gateways (h)

*Wednesday 23rd March, 11am: Pre-Prep Spring Concert

Wednesday 23rd March, 12pm: Pre-Prep term ends

Wednesday 23rd March, 12pm: Easter Egg Hunt

*Parents are welcome to attend these events