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Weekly Update 13.10.23

13 Oct 2023

Weekly update Friday 13th October

  -Weekly Update 13.10.23 UKRAINE.pdf-  



Our Vision
We believe that our children should have the aspiration and opportunity to ‘Live life in all its fullness and ‘Shine like stars in the sky’.
 
Change to class structure
Having reviewed the structure of our classes because of our reading and maths initiatives which have been further refined this term, we have decided to make a slight tweak to the class structure moving forward.
From Monday November 6th, after the half term holiday, Year Four will now be part of Asteroid class in a morning as well as for the afternoon session.
The class structure will be as follows.
 
Rocket Class
Nursery, Reception Year One
 
Comet Class
Year Two and Year Three
 
Asteroid Class
Year Four, Year Five and Year Six
 
We are pleased that we can still run a three-class structure which ensures class sizes remain small compared to other schools.
 
Should you have any questions about this, please contact Mrs Taylor via the school email address.
 
Whitby Trip Y R, 1, 2
 
Children need school uniform but comfortable walking shoes such as trainers, a backpack containing a packed  lunch and a water bottle.
Nursery remains open as normal.
 
Football Competition
On Monday 16th October, 7 children from years 3 and 4 are going to Bishop Monkton for a football competition.  We wish them the best of luck and know that they will perform to the best of their abilities and be greats sportsmen.
 
Nursery Parents
To parents of children due to start Reception in September 2024, the application window to secure your reception space will soon be opening.  Even if your child is already in Nursery here, you must still apply for a school place.
 
Dates from NYCC website:
 
From 12 October 2023, you can apply for a school place for children born between: 
  • 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017
  • 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020
Rocket Class News
Thank you to the parents who have sent in packets of wet wipes.  We really appreciate your support.
Please could we ask for donations of the following for our Creative Area: empty boxes (no egg boxes please), tubes (no toilet rolls please), buttons, offcuts of material, bottle tops, wallpaper offcuts.  Many thanks for your support.
 
Rockets Forest School
Rocket class (Years N, R, 1 and 2) will be in the forest on Friday 20th October working on our Golden Thread – confident communicators.
 
Messy Church
Many thanks to all those who have already replied for their child to attend Monday’s JAM messy church session which will take place in school from 3:30-5:00.  Please can any other replies come in by the end of today? Many thanks.
 
Safeguarding, Health and Wellbeing Updates…
A few of our children have shared that they access the websites below.
Please find some information that may be useful in terms of safeguarding your children on these sites.
A parents guide to Fortnite: Battle Royale - UK Safer Internet Centre
Roblox - a guide for parents - UK Safer Internet Centre
 
The Friends of St Nicholas

The PTA are holding a film night will on Wednesday 25th October from 3.30pm until 5pm showing the film 'Hotel Transylvania'.
Each ticket will cost £5 including a drink, popcorn and sweets and is payable on the night.
Please note - Nursery children need accompanying by an adult to this event.
Please see the attached poster for information.
Tickets can be booked by contacting admin@west-tanfield.n-yorks.sch.uk or via the link sent out. (this did not work for some parents)
 

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