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Newsletter 25 May 2017

Posted 26th May 2017

It has been another busy week in school, read all about it in this week's newsletter.

Well, we have come to the end of another half-term and the holidays are upon us. This week we hosted our New Starters Evening for parents of children beginning school in September. It was lovely to see all the new parents and introduce them to the Early Years team and our school.

As I said in last week’s newsletter, we still have spaces available in Early Years so if you know anyone who would like their child to start with us in September, please do ask them to contact the school office. We also held our School Council Disco’s which were enjoyed by all attending. There was lots of dancing and singing. A huge thank you to Mrs Weaver, Mrs Harris and the School Council for organising the discos – you did an amazing job!

We also had school photos on Wednesday. The children loved the photo where they could wear props. Wait until you see them! A huge thank you to Mrs Howard who did all the organisation for the photos, including on the day. Everything ran very smoothly.

Congratulations – Achievement Assembly

Congratulations to the children who were on the sunshine board last week: Jonny, Tabitha (RER/SK), Nora, Isabella (CN/SL). Congratulations to the children who received certificates in the last week’s assembly: Whole class (JMi),Jack (EJ/LS), Hannah (AI), Max C (CR/JJ), Charlie and whole class (EB), Joe G (RJ/LS), Luke and
whole class (JMa), Madeline, Mae, James J, Finlay (MR), Laurie, Isabella (JH), whole class (CD) and whole class (TM). HT Awards: Eliot C (Y6, TM).

Year 3 performance – Bears

On Thursday last week, Year 1 enjoyed a fantastic show from Mr Yeoman`s Year 3 class on Bears – their current learning theme. All of the children in Mr Yeoman`s class performed in small groups, sang and read very interesting facts about a range of bears which they have investigated over this last half term. There were even some bear
jokes thrown in too!

The Year 1 children were thoroughly entertained, were a wonderful audience and learnt a great deal. Some of the children`s positive comments were: ” I liked the section on Sloth bears ” Zoe L” I liked the scene about Polar Bears” Noah” I like the Panda facts” Lewis, “I liked the stories and jokes” Marley.

The Year 3 children were all very confident performing and should be very proud of themselves. Well done to them all and of course to Mr Yeoman too.

Sport Success

Over the last week we have had some great successes in sport at Rossett Acre. Our Year 4 Tri-Golf Team has made it through to the County Finals and will represent the Harrogate District at the Youth Games Finals in July. In addition, our Year 4 Mixed Football Team were runners up in the School Sports Partnership Finals. Over 50 schools originally entered this competition so to come in second place overall was a fantastic achievement.

Well done to the following children who took part in these events; Ethan M, James M, Greg, Daniel,Angharad, Tom H, Lily, Chloe, Evie, Mae, Callum, Ben W-M, Amelia, Charley, James O, Luke M.

Scientist Visit – By Daniel C Year 4 (JMa)

Recently, Dr Nick Casewell, a tropical medicine scientist, came in to talk to us about snakes and his job.We are learning about living things and their habitats, so this fitted in perfectly. He showed us snake skins, fangs and a video of him in his lab working with the snakes, to make anti-venom medicines, for people that get bitten by venomous snakes.

We discovered that snakes are adapted to live in lots of different habitats, and we made a human model of the longest snake in the world: The Reticulated Python, which filled the length of our classroom. Nick answered our ‘What does a scientist do?’ questions thoroughly and even inspired some of us to want to be a scientist when we are older.

When he left, he set us a challenge to find out the names of the three snakes that live in the UK. They are the Grass snake, Smooth snake and the Adder.

Staffing update

Mrs Mingam has secured a job at another school in Harrogate and will be leaving us in the Summer. Mrs Mingam has been at Rossett Acre for 13 years (longer than me) and has been a wonderful teacher. We wish Mrs Mingam the very best in her new job and will be sad to see her leave us, although I know she will pop in from time to time as she will not be very far away.

I am pleased to inform you that Miss Brown is going to be returning from Maternity leave on Thursday 13 July. Mr Yeoman will be leaving us at the end of Wednesday 12 July. I would like to thank Mr Yeoman for stepping into the breach while Miss Brown was away. Mr Yeoman has secured a teaching post for September and we wish him all the very best in his next role.

Technology Roadshow

Over the last two weeks, children from Years 5 and 6 have participated in a Technology Roadshow led by Mrs Hickman, who took them on a journey through half a century of technology. The children explored items from the past, including a range of radios, clocks, televisions and computers as well as an assortment of vintage board games. Mrs Dodgson’s class then went on to write some brilliant e-safety themed poems with Mrs Hickman, some of which we will be putting onto our new website so that you
can see their amazing work.

Shine Week

In previous years, we have held a Rossett’s Got Talent Show which has been enjoyed by many children and parents. This year, we would like to change the format to incorporate more children and a wider range of talents. The week beginning 17th July, we will be holding a ‘Shine Week’ in school. Throughout the week, all children will be encouraged to share a talent or skill with the rest of the class.

This does not just include Performing Arts, it could be anything, from horse riding to origami! The children can share their talent as a performance, a simple show and tell, a presentation, photos or a video. This will of course be optional. Towards the end of the week, each class will vote for one person in their class, who they feel deserves to go through to the grand final on Friday 21st July and share their skill with the whole school. Parents of the finalists will be invited to attend the grand final during school time. This will also be a great opportunity for classmates and staff to learn more about children’s talents and special interests beyond the classroom. If you have any queries regarding Shine Week, please contact Mrs Salisbury.

Three Yorkshire Peaks Challenge – Message from the organisers.

Just 16 days to go! Please get behind the team! People are training very hard and are spending hours and days training, walking, preparing and raising funds for the outdoor area of the school for ALL of our children. Please let’s show our support to all our teachers and parents and get behind them all with sponsorship. This is a serious challenge and June 10th will be a tough day with 12 hours of continuous, blister inducing walking.

If you would like to sponsor any of us, you can do so by following this link: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/rossettacre3peaks/424322. We really would appreciate your donations. All the proceeds will be used to benefit the children in our school, so it really is a worthwhile cause. Thank you.

Manchester events this week

The news of the terror attack that took place in Manchester on Monday night will I am sure be of great concern to you all, as it was to everyone in school. Several children and families from the Trust and across Yorkshire were at the event and the terrorist action taken that night is not easy to accept or even
comprehend. Some of our children have spoken about the attack in school this week and teachers have been given guidance on how to support children who may feel confused, upset, and anxious.

Newsround have a short video on the BBC website that may be useful to share with your child if you feel they would benefit from watching it. The link is http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/40019250. Our thoughts go out to all of those affected by this shocking event. Along with the rest of the UK, children and staff observed a minute’s silence today at 11am to remember all those who lost their lives.

Rossett Annual Show

Entries for the Annual Show can be brought to school on Wednesday 7 June, the Sports Hall will be open from 8.30am. If you are unable to drop your entries off on Wednesday, non-food items can be brought in from 3.30pm on Tuesday 6 June. All items can be collected from 3.45pm, this gives other people the chance to visit the show and view all the entries.

Website launch

Unfortunately our new website launch has been delayed slightly. We are hoping to launch after the holidays.

Headlice – Reminder

A number of cases of headlice have been reported. Please could parents check and treat their child/ren for headlice, if required, over the holiday so that we can start back at school headlice free. Thank you.

Community News

Please find attached a flyer for an Orchestra Camp taking place in August.


It’s always good to hear from you as parents/carers and members of the local community, about your opinions and suggestions regarding any aspect of school life. Please use the red suggestion box in the main office or e-mail your suggestions to suggestions@rossettacre.n-yorks.sch.uk

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