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‘Working Together, Putting Children First within our Christian family           





18th May 2018


Dear Parents/Carers,


Weekly awards


Headteacher's Award – Adam, Taylor and Morgan 'dedication, enthusiasm and perseverance towards their SATS'


Lunchtime Award – Taylor 'always being kind, caring and supportive of others'


School lunches next week


Monday – Bacon pasta


Tuesday –Chicken and rice


Wednesday – Minced beef


Thursday– Turkey and sweetcorn pie


Friday – Battered fish


Well done to all of our Year 6s this week – they have worked with dedication, enthusiasm and perseverance on their SATs and it was also lovely to hear and see other children in school supporting them. It’s not easy doing tests but we know that they have tried their hardest and that is all we can ask of them! 


General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR


Over the coming weeks you may start to hear the national news and government start to talk about GDPR. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) proposed by the European Commission will strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU). This means that new regulations have been put in place for any organisation that holds and uses public data. As a school we already handle you and your child’s information securely and have done for many years. Please be aware that as a Federation we have strict protocols in place to ensure that you and your child’s information will never be breached. Therefore on the 25th May 2018 a new, improved and clearer policy will be published on how we use and store your information as an organisation. This will be available to view on our websites.


Play School news


Play school have continued our interest in mini beasts this week. We have been looking at caterpillars and butterflies, making coloured butterflies and caterpillar skewers.  Please can we remind you that your child needs to be well equipped for all types of weather when at playschool. Please could you provide your child with a named coat, hat and sensible footwear. Work has started on the development of our outside space, we look forward to sharing pictures when it is complete.




On Wednesday we were joined by Gokidsgo to do some disability awareness training. Children learned how to help friends who might find it difficult moving around. They also had the chance to try a wheelchair and see how much fun it can be on 4 wheels. 















Sponsored read books


We are very excited to have taken delivery of our sponsored reading event books this week. Thank you to all who donated and to Christine Wilson of Usborne Books for delivering our order. We can’t wait to get reading. 














Please be aware that we have had a case of headlice reported this week in school.


Please check your child's hair regularly, tie long hair back and take the appropriate action if you find them. Parents can request a 'bug busting kit' from their GP on prescription, which would then be free as it is for a child. Thank you to parents who have let us know.




There has been a reported case of threadworms in school. This infection is easily caught and spread amongst children and families.  Worms and eggs are spread through the faecal-oral route, so personal hygiene, especially thorough hand washing is very important.  If you think your child is infected please contact your doctor for treatment. Regular changing of bedding and nightclothes is essential in combination with the treatment.


Healthy child team 22nd May


Pre reception parents are invited to meet the school nurse who is part of the healthy child team, she will be in school on Tuesday 22nd a 12.45pm, if you would like to meet her or have any questions.


Father’s day lunch 18th June


Letters will be sent home tonight to book Father’s day lunch, please return the forms to school and pay through ParentPay.




After the half term we will be changing a few clubs, please look out for the letter in book bags tonight. SATS club and Yoga will finish and be replaced by Gardening club and Tennis club.


Peat Rigg 13th to 15th June


Children who are attending the residential trip to Peat Rigg this year have now received their kit list and details of the activities that they will be taking part in this year. Please can final consent forms be returned ASAP.


Vision survey 25th May


If you have not already done so please return your completed vision survey to the school office so you can help shape the future of the federation. Please return your form by 25th May. 


Community news


Community café


After parents assembly on Thursday community café will be open in the village hall for people of the village to come together and have a catch up. Please support Sue and Sue who are running the café as volunteers to help raise funds for the village hall.


 Derwent valley bridge library 26th May


The volunteer team at Derwent Valley bridge library, West Ayton are holding an Elmer the elephant day on Saturday 26th May 10.30am till 12.30pm. Elmer's iconic patchwork and playful character have made him a firm favourite in millions of households across the world. Elmer encourages children to accept each other’s differences and practice tolerance and kindness. All are welcome. FREE ENTRY.


 May 2018


25th                School closes today for May half term holiday


June 2018


4th                         School opens for pupils


4th                         Class 1 visit to Lime tree cottage


5th                         Class 1 Farm visit


6th                         Bootcamp taster session


8th                         FOSS non-uniform wild and wacky theme


13th – 15th            Peat Rigg residential


15th                       FOSS Father’s day gift sale


18th                       Father’s Day lunch


18th                       Class 1 visit to Lime tree cottage


19th & 20th           Year 6 transition days Norton College


22nd                       FOSS non-uniform Summer Holiday theme


25th                       Class 1 visit to Lime tree cottage


27th                       Sports day and FOSS summer fair


30th                       Luttons school summer fair




Have a great weekend.




Mr Ian Taylor