I wanted to say a huge thank you to the parents and children (PTA) who held a Cake Bake on the last day of term before the holidays. It was so popular that they ran out of cakes!
Thank you to everyone who provided cakes for the sale and to those of you who bought cakes too.
The sale raised £300.07! A fantastic amount.
The children had a fabulous time at East Barnby this year. Despite the weather being absolutely atrocious for the first few days, the children really got stuck in to the activities and not a single child complained about the heavy (continuous) rain and up to 40mph winds!
This week our EYFS children have experienced their first week in school and it is fabulous to see them playing and learning. I am always amazed at how quickly young children settle into school and love how they delight in telling you about their learning.
I hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday. The children have been telling me about some exciting visits, holidays and trips. It has been good to be back in school and hear, and feel it, come alive again, with the sound of children.
On Monday this week, Alison Wheat from Harrogate Library led an assembly on the Summer Reading Challenge. She challenged the children to read six books over the summer. A leaflet has been sent out to classes to give you more information
A huge thank you to everyone who came to the Summer Fair on Saturday, it was a great turnout and the weather was glorious for us. The ice-cream van line remained long, all day, and the storytime marquee was a great success too.
On Monday, Charlotte (Year 6 pupil who is part of the Trust Youth Board) visited Harrogate Grammar and Western School to look at 1:1 iPad scheme.The Youth Board viewed lessons at Western Primary to see them in action and then had lunch and a discussion with Richard Sheriff.
There has been a definite buzz around school this week with exciting things happening. The Annual Show was another success, and I was very tempted to try all the yummy looking cakes, breads and jams as I was taking a look at the entries.
On Thursday, last week, we held a New Starters Information meeting for parents/carers’ of children who will join us in September. The event was well attended and it was great sharing information about our school and enabling those present to have a look at our Early Years classrooms and meet the teachers.
This week, Year 6 have been sitting their KS2 SATs. They have one Maths paper left to complete tomorrow and then they will have finished them. Hurrah! The Y6 children have been fabulous all week, they have been an absolute pleasure in our SATs breakfast club and they have approached their SATs so maturely. I am so proud of them all. Well done.
This week has been a little strange, the bank holiday and industrial action has caused the days to meld into one and nobody is quite sure what day it is! However, the children have been working hard and lots has been going on.
All the latest from Rossett Acre Primary.
On Monday, Mr Alastair Field, the Head of primary at Roundhay School, Leeds, visited us for the morning to look at the quality of our writing in school and speak to children and staff. Mr Field was very complimentary about our children’s writing and really enjoyed observing the teachers and children working in class.
On Friday, last week, our school hosted a Red Kite Learning Trust Recruitment Open Day. This was organised by our Trust HR team and it was great to share information about our school and the opportunities available to us by being part of a Trust.
Latest news from Rossett Acre. On Friday last week, we had a lovely Red Nose Day. We raised £284.10. Thank you so much to everyone who donated. Look out for the winning jokes in this newsletter – further down.
At Rossett Acre Primary this week I have seen Y3 (PA/EH) rehearsing their assembly which they are performing next week. I can’t wait for parents/carers to come back into school and watch their children perform.
This week, Miss Woodcock led our whole school Monday assembly. She showed the children the importance of being kind and that once words are out in the open, you can’t take them back. This was demonstrated with a tube of toothpaste, where one child squeezed all the toothpaste out of the tube and another child tried to put it back, to no avail.
Red Kite Learning Trust is a Multi-academy trust made up of 14 schools in North and West Yorkshire, serving more than 9,750 children and young people and their families, from nursery to sixth form. We are passionate about learning, providing a rich curriculum which releases potential and creates opportunity for all our pupils.
Rossett Acre Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH