From the Head’s Office
It was a delight to listen to the children exchanging school memories with their grandparents on Friday. To see the children’s expressions of pride and joy as they spoke about their school and the wonderful experiences they have enjoyed this term ... and for the teachers an opportunity to marvel at just how much the children had remembered! The Grandparents’ Tea was a huge success and very well attended, thank you to all who came. Those children whose grandparents couldn’t attend were admirable hosts, meeting and greeting, providing tours of the school and later enjoying some rather sticky fun with Mrs Gaven! Thank you for all the positive comments, we hope to be able to repeat this event again. There are a few pictures inside this edition.
In the run up to Christmas, please could you help us to ensure adequate staffing at our before and after school care by booking in advance. Equally, if you do not need a booked place, please would you inform Mrs Pinkney so that the place can be used by another child.
With best wishes,
Head of Pre-Prep
Dates for Your Diary
* Wednesday 19th November, 9.30am: APPA Meeting—all welcome
* Friday 5th December, 9.30am: Pre-Prep Carol Service. Coffee served from 8.45am.
Tuesday 9th December: Nursery Christmas Party
Tuesday 9th December: Reception, PP1, 2 and 3 to Georgian Theatre in Richmond to watch the pantomime.
Wednesday 10th December, 12.30pm: End of Term (lunch is not served on the last day of term.)
Thursday 8th January: Pre-Prep Spring Term Starts
* Sunday 8th February, 2.00pm: Aysgarthian Run
Friday 13th February, 3.30pm: All of Pre-Prep finish for half term
Monday 23rd February: Pre-Prep resumes
Monday 9th March: Wensleydale Tournament begins; children will take part during the following week.
* Wednesday 25th March: Spring Concert
Wednesday 25th March: End of Term
* Parents are welcome to attend these events.
· Thursday—Sweet and Sour Chicken
· Friday—Fish and Chips
· Monday—Chicken Pizzaiolla
Individual and Family Photographs
You may still order photographs from: www.markwilsonphotography.co.uk
However, your order will now be delivered directly to your address after the end of term and postage and packing will be charged.
APPA meeting, Pre-Prep Kitchen tomorrow (Wed 19th) at 9.30am. All welcome.
Happy Birthday to Jack Haslam
Last week’s certificates for Co-operation were presented to:
These children's work was displayed on the Wall of Fame:
These children joined Mrs Drake for Friday Lunch
Reception Table: Lottie Taffs
Blue Table: Alexander Storer
Yellow Table: Sophie Stocken
Green Table: Amber Goodhart
Red Table: Poppy Dinsdale
Assembly theme for the week: Creativity
PP3 World War I Studies
A selection of the work completed by the children. They are all on display in school if you wish to look at them more closely.