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‘Working Together, Putting Children First within our Christian family           


15th September 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

School lunches

Monday – Tomato pasta

Tuesday –Mince and gravy

Wednesday – Chicken korma

Thursday– Pizza

Friday – Fish and chips


Lego club and Zumba club are now full. If we ever have to cancel a club we will advise you via the weekly news or by text if it is short notice. Please ensure you advise us of any changes to your email address or mobile phone number.

PE kit

A reminder that a PE kit should be kept in school at all times, this will need to include outdoor trainers that you don’t mind getting muddy.

The kit should include:

Plain navy shorts

Round necked plain white T shirt

A fleece or tracksuit for colder weather

Outdoor trainers

It is essential that all items of clothing are marked with the child’s name.

Outdoor shoes

We are very lucky at Sherburn school to have a large playing field that we use as often as possible for playtimes. The children are free to play football and have a go on our ‘trim trail’ adventure playground. The grass is sometimes wet so to keep the inside of our school clean and tidy we ask that all children bring in a pair of outdoor shoes, boots or wellies to change into.

Applications for school places

If your child is in year 6 you will need to apply for a secondary school place before the end of October. Applications are now also open for children to start primary school in September 2018. If you have a child or know someone with a child born between 1st Sept 2013 and 31st Aug 2014 applications can now be done online using the following link.

Garden clean up/ forest school 18th September

Please send your child with clothing suitable for outdoors, preferably waterproof, and either wellies or walking boots on Monday 18th. We will be having a whole school outdoor session in the school garden. This will involve cleaning up the area and looking at the plant life and minibeasts we find.

Joint Music, French and PE day 20th September

On Wednesday 20th we will be joined by children from Luttons school for a day of Music, French and PE. Innovation music from Scarborough will be joining us in the morning for a workshop. Madame Cordingly and Mr Ellis will also be planning some whole school activities.

Swimming 21st September

Swimming starts for class 2 on Thursday 21st September. This year we will be taking groups swimming all year with class 2 going until 9th February and class 1 starting after spring half term. The national curriculum states that all children should ‘swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres’ when they leave primary school. We are able to offer this program for this year due to an increase in the government sports premium funding, and we feel it is well spent giving children an important life skill. A reminder for class 2, boys need proper swimming trunks and girls a one piece swimming costume and long hair needs to be tied back. 

Ryedale book festival 22nd September

We will again be joining in the activities in Malton at this year’s Ryedale book festival on Friday 22nd. Class 1 children will be attending a performance and years 5 & 6 will be going to an author event lead by Lauren child. Please send in any outstanding permission slips and contributions by Monday.

Flamingo Land visit 26th September

We will be attending a whole school trip to Flamingo land zoo with Luttons school on Tuesday 26th September. Please see letter in book bags tonight. We are asking for a voluntary contribution for this trip but as always we do rely on this money to enable us to attend. FOSS have very kindly offered to cover the cost of the bus.

Phonics workshop 27th September

Please join us for a phonics workshop lead by our literacy coordinator Miss Childs on Wednesday 27th September at 3.30pm

 Phonics is a way of teaching children to read quickly and skilfully. They are taught how to:

  • recognise the sounds that each individual letter makes;

  • identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make - such as ‘sh’ or ‘oo’; and

  • blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word.

Children can then use this knowledge to ‘de-code’ new words that they hear or see. This is the first important step in learning to read.

More information can be found using the following link-

Village news

1st Sherburn Imagination Library is now up and running following some fantastic fundraising by the Sherburn Rainbows and Brownies. Amber Botham is leading the operation which provides free books to children under 5. If you or anyone you know is interested in signing up please contact the school office for a form. More information can be found at the following website -

Aimi’s school of dance are offering street dance lessons every Wednesday in Sherburn village hall. Children under 6 can attend from 4.15pm until 5pm and older children from 5pm until 6pm. These lively classes are open to both boys and girls. Please drop in to see Aimi for more details.

September 2017              

21st        Swimming starts for Class 2

20th        Joint music, French and PE day

22nd       Ryedale book festival

26th        Flamingo land visit

28th        Macmillan Coffee Morning in school

29th        Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Village Hall

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Methley