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Harvest Celebrations

Harvest Celebrations

Dear All,
As the harvest season draws to a  close and we look forwards, it is a perfect opportunity to draw your attention to the 5th of November and the annual Aysgarth Bonfire night.  The evening will begin with refreshments outside the Pre-Prep followed by the lighting of the bonfire and a firework display, held on the Prep School site.  Final arrangements will follow under separate cover.
In readiness for this event we will be holding a pumpkin carving and guy making competition.    If you would like to try your hand at some creative carving or fancy making a ‘tasteful’ guy, please bring your entries in after the half term break.

With all best wishes for a restful half term,

Rob and Lottie Morse


Outdoor Mathematics
PP3B were acting as human numbers while we practised column subtraction.








The U7 tag rugby team thoroughly enjoyed their match last week.  


Well done boys!










Isobel Heagerty wrote a report on the U8 netball match last week: “Our Netball match  was against Gateway School.  It was in the sports hall on Tuesday 11th October.  The netball match was very fun.  We were very good at the netball match too.  We won it!!  Poppy Dinsdale was good at shooting goals.”


On Tuesday 18th October—What a Match!  

It was raining but luckily we were inside.  We played five aside game against Queen Ethlegurga’s.  We played High 5 with four quarters of seven minutes.  Georgie scored the first goal and Poppy scored the last five goals.  At the end Aysgarth scored nine goals and Queen Ethleburga’s scored zero.

By Isabel Fall


Tag Ruby Report

by Gabe Collier

At the tag rugby match this week we played QE.  Everybody was cheering for the team. Some people worked their socks off and they were really good at tagging.  Unfortunately I didn't get that many tags but I was trying to run really fast and did touch a tag. We drew against QE. 




Budding Journalists

PP2 have been practising their reporting skills by writing newspaper articles on a rather old story. 

They have been studying the heroic actions of Grace Darling and used the information they found out to write pieces for the ‘Daily News’.  They then gave their newspapers an authentic ‘old fashioned’ look before putting them on display in their classroom.









Owl Sketches

PP3 R were inspired by the owl display last week and have made some beautifully detailed drawings.


PP1’s visit to Kiplin Hall 

Yesterday we went to Kiplin Hall and we learnt about Sarah [who used to live at Kiplin Hall] and we learnt about Sarah’s toys.  We saw skittles and we saw a globe and we saw an old fashioned doll and we made a cup and ball.  We had some lunch  and we went to the library.  Then we went into the wood and we picked up conkers and we played Pooh sticks on the bridge.  We loved climbing.

For lunch we had a sandwich and we had crisps and we had penguins.

by Anna Lines


Early Years News


Apple Shapes

Nursery had an exciting visit to Mr McGregor’s garden this week.  Firstly we made shapes with our bodies, but then we found so many apples we made shapes out of apples.  We’re sending the apples home in the children’s bags—so please do check.  We would love to know what you made with the apples over half term.



Reception Class Trip

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Thorp Perrow Arboretum.  

We were very brave on the climbing frames and rope bridges.

The animals were great fun and we enjoyed feeding the wallabies with special food; they were  very friendly! The owls looked very fierce but  the flying display was really interesting.

We listened to a story, walked a long way and collected lots of interesting leaves, pine cones and conkers to make into pictures and sculptures. 

It was a great day out!



This weeks wow moments have been ...

All of Reception class for ‘wowing’ us by
learning their letter sounds.
To Nursery children for ‘wowing’ us by putting on their shoes and 
fastening the buckles.




Home Challenge

Reception and Nursery: can you find some natural materials (leaves, conkers, sticks etc) over half term to make a piece of Autumn art work?