School Newsletter Stories – October

Brompton and Sawdon Community Primary School
Date of newsletter: 08/10/21
About: “The children in class 1 have also enjoyed visits from ‘superheroes’ in Mountain Rescue, the Police and Nursing this week, all of which further contribute to their wider understanding and ambition. Add to this the half termly project that each class plans in order to bring the school Pillars to life (this half term it is ‘Ready to Fly’) and I’m sure that you will agree that there is a lot happening to develop the children as individuals!”
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Castleton Community Primary School
Date of newsletter: 21/10/21
About: “It was lovely to welcome everyone to the Village Hall on Monday for our harvest festival. The children were brilliant! Whether singing, signing, performing, hosting or playing an instrument, everyone did a great job. We celebrated harvest in the traditional way and took some time to think about the meaning of sharing and helping others”
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Danby Church of England Voluntary Controlled School
Date of newsletter: 22/10/21
About: “We have resumed swimming lessons at Whitby Pool, Forest School lessons off site in a lovely little area of woodland a short walk from the school and many sporting events at the Whitby Secondary Schools and Rugby Club. We are already looking forward to coming back to school after half term in the run up to all the Christmas Festivities!”
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Egton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Date of newsletter: 22/10/21
About: “Wow, what a super busy week! The highlights this week include our lovely Harvest Festival this afternoon and a visit from a Great British Bake Off Winner!”
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Glaisdale Primary School
Date of newsletter: 21/10/21
About: “As we come to the end of our first half term of the academic year, we would like to praise everyone at Team Glaisdale: Our new Reception children for adapting to life in our school so well; our older children for making the new starters feel so welcome and throwing themselves back into their new year groups and classes with such enthusiasm and resilience; our staff for continuing to nurture and teach our children in such an outstanding way”
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Graham School
Date of newsletter: 22/10/21
About: “I have been hugely impressed this half term by our students; after such a long period of uncertainty and interruption to their learning, all students have settled really well this term. Our new Year 7 students seem to have been here forever and everyone else has adapted well to moving around school for lessons again. Well done Team Graham!”
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Hunmanby Primary School
Date of newsletter: 06/10/21
About: “Due to the restrictions being lifted, we are looking forward to having events such as Harvest Festival, Key Stage 1 Christmas production, Christmas parties and going to the Spa Christmas Panto this term. We have also been able to start our after-school clubs again and the take-up has been excellent.”
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Lindhead School
Date of newsletter: 20/10/21
About: “The children have settled in their new classes really well, and we have been lucky to be able to compete in sporting events, put on after-school clubs, have visitors into school (including our new Reception parents) and resume going on day visits.”
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Overdale Community Primary School
Date of newsletter: October 21
About: “It has been a joy to have assemblies, lunchtimes and playtimes together. We have also been able to have sports coaches and music tuition in school. Our Year 6 children have started their weekly swimming session at ‘Everyone Active’ and we are looking forward to booking a Residential visit for them in the Summer Term. We are hoping to invite parents to Christmas performances and concerts too!”
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Ruswarp Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Date of newsletter: 22/10/21
About: “We are so pleased that the last few weeks have been considerably more settled, and we are looking forward to returning to school after half term having lifted our in-school restrictions once again. This means the children will be able to play with all their friends, minus the bubble restrictions. Face masks will be optional, and we are looking forward to reintroducing after-school clubs for all children (details will be sent out after half term). We will continue to participate in all school events, increasing this to both indoor and outdoor events and we are so pleased that the Discoverers will be able to go swimming again!”
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Seamer and Irton Community Primary School
Date of newsletter: 15/10/21
About: “We will be celebrating harvest in our assemblies next week. More than ever, charities are relying on the generosity and support of the community to help those who need it most. As in previous years, we would like to support the Rainbow Centre.”
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Seton Community Primary School
Date of newsletter: 18/10/21
About: “It has been wonderful to feel some sense of normality once again as we’ve been able to access sporting events and curriculum visits away from school. These are the rich, memorable experiences which we know our children learn such a lot from.”
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Stakesby Community Primary School
Date of newsletter: 22/10/21
About: “It was an absolute delight yesterday morning to be able to hold the very first Superstars Assembly in person since February 2020! We have all enjoyed our first full half term ‘back to normal’ and in particular, the chance to spend time with children (and staff) from other classes. It has been a real pleasure to watch our oldest children take on the role as unofficial mentors to our youngest children at lunchtimes.”
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Wheatcroft Community Primary School
Date of newsletter: 22/10/21
About: “Thank you so much for your generous donations of food and other produce this week. Morrisons kindly picked up the donations and have distributed them to the Rainbow Centre in Scarborough, Salvation Army and Westway Open arms at Eastfield where they will make a real difference for some of our local community.”
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Conference for Teaching Assistants

Our TA Network is hosting a conference on Tuesday 16th November 1:00-3:30 at Raven Hall Hotel (Ravenscar, Scarborough YO13 0ET)

The conference will have the focus of ‘Supporting Independence in Learners’ and will be suitable for both primary and secondary TA’s.

The conference is free to attend and a light lunch will be provided.

Guest Speakers will be joining us from the Research Schools Network. Math’s specialists will be modeling the use of manipulatives in a series of short workshops, colleagues from the English hub will be leading phonics workshops.

More sessions to be confirmed. This is a free event and places are limited –  please book via the Eventbrite linhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yorkshire-ta-network-conference-tickets-185622571107, or contact Catherine Coverdale (ccoverdale@settrington.n-yorks.sch.uk) at the North Yorkshire Coast Research School using the email link below for more information.

School Newsletter Stories – September

Barrowcliff School
Date of newsletter: 17/09/21
About: “The children have made a brilliant start, settling well into their new classes, and their calm, mature approach has been great to see.”
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Brompton and Sawdon Community Primary School
Date of Newsletter: 24/09/21
About: “The week started with a bang with a music workshop led by Peter Buckby. The children loved experiencing and hearing the different instruments and I know that this has inspired many of them to get involved and have a go themselves at the music school in Scarborough.”
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Egton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Date of newsletter: 24/09/21
About: “The juniors enjoyed their first session building dens and insect houses and of course enjoying a hot chocolate!”
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Ruswarp Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Date of newsletter: 24/09/21
About: “The children competed for the first time in what felt like ages and ages on Friday at Caedmon for the KS2 Cross Country. There were over 170 runners competing and our Yr3/4 boys team WON! We are so proud of them all!”
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National Centre Computer Education

Get your hands on free physical computing kits!

Transform your computing classes this term with physical computing kits from the National Centre for Computing Education. Class sets of Raspberry Pi Picos, micro:bits, and Crumbles are available to borrow for free from all 34 Computing Hub schools across England. Each tray also comes with accompanying resources to use for key stages 1 to 4. Build fun and engaging projects with your students, from circuits featuring lights, buzzers, motors, sensors, and buttons, to robotic buggies and more!

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