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News May to June 2019

June 2019 - PE Premium Awards

We had a great time collecting our PE Premium Award for Whole School Improvement - the 3rd year in a row we have won it! Thank you to North Yorkshire Sport (our hosts) for putting on the afternoon. What a great way to end National School Sport Week.

June 2019 - FS Outdoor Area

Our Foundation Stage outdoor area works are coming along nicely...thank you for everyone's patience during the work. If anyone knows a millionaire...put in a good word for us! We still need £10,000 to finish the project!

June 2019 - Key Stage 2 Sports Day

We have had a truly fantastic day for our Key Stage 2 Sports Day. Jenny Wallwork (our YST Athlete Mentor) commented how amazing every child was throughout the day, their attitude and effort and how impressed she was with their mindset and knowledge about physical and mental health. She even got a bit emotional during the races due to the encouragement and moral demonstrated by all children. Final placings for the day were Booth (4th) 275 pts, Syddall (3rd), 285 pts, Lindsey (2nd) 329 pts and Scott (1st) 343 points. Thank you for all the support and well done to all of our athletes!

June 2019 - Futsal National Pilot - Girls

Our Key Stage 2 Girls had a great afternoon playing Futsal as one of the 10 schools selected Nationally by The FA and YST to pilot the approach in the summer term. We had lots of excitement, plenty of goals and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Well done to all!

June 2019 - Tennis

Our year 3 and 5 children had a good afternoon playing tennis with Jonathan Saddler from Saddler Tennis in Bedale. A few changes were needed due to the weather but they got there in the end!

June 2019 - Futsal National Pilot - Boys

We had a great morning playing futsal with 3 other schools on our playground as part of the National FA Pilot and National School Sport Week. We mixed everyone together and played some games, getting used to the format and making some new friends as we did so. Thank you to Brompton-on-Swale, Richmond Methodist and Trinity Academy Richmond for bringing some players down.

June 2019 - Golf Festival Success

Yet more terrific work from our children at the golf festival at Richmond School. Fantastic skills and great teamwork on show. Amazingly, another 2nd place finish which could yet mean another team who have qualified for the North Yorkshire Finals in July! We are waiting to clear this up! We are so proud of everyone once again! Well done team.

June 2019 - National School Sport Week

We have a busy week of activities planned for National School Sport Week (weather permitting!) Monday is Foundation Stage and KS1 Sports Day (9.30am start - parents welcome); we have a futsal competition on the playground on Tuesday morning (we are one of only 10 schools across the country selected to run this by The FA!); Jonathan - the tennis coach - is in on Tuesday afternoon to work with years 3, 4 and 5; some of our KS2 children are taking part in a rounders competition on Wednesday morning; we have a girls' futsal event on Wednesday afternoon (as one of the 10 National schools!); Thursday is our KS2 Sports Day (Parents welcome from 1pm for the races) with Jenny Wallwork (Commonwealth and European silver and bronze medalist - badminton) joining us for the day and FINALLY we collect our North Yorkshire PE Premium Award for Whole School Improvement on Friday...this is the 3rd year running we have won this award! Please keep an eye out for weather updates - we hope the week won't be disrupted and please ensure children have kits in school all week. Youth Sport Trust

Phew...we're tired just thinking about it!

June 2019 - Foundation Stage Works...

Please remember that the works on our Foundation Stage outdoor area are due to start (weather permitting!) with access around school having to change until the works are complete. Please see the map attached and ask the office for further information if required. Many thanks

June 2019 - Tennis Visitor...

Our year 1 and 2 classes had a great time taking part in some tennis sessions with Jonathan Saddler from Saddler Tennis in Bedale. Watch out Andy Murray...no dodgy hips around here! 

June 2019 - Quad Kids Athletics Success!

Amazing work from our 'Quad Kids' athletes who took part in the event at Richmond School. Stunning performances from all saw our year 1/2 team finish 1st, our year 3/4 team finish 1st and our year 5/6 team finish 3rd. We are incredibly proud of everyone. Our year 1/2 and 3/4 teams will now represent the area at the North Yorkshire Finals on 7th July! We are incredibly proud of everyone.

June 2019 - Gardening Club make Elderflower Treat!

Some of our gardening club had a go at making some elderflower cordial using elderflowers from on our school site. It smelt delicious and is brewing nicely ready for tasting later this week. Great work.

June 2019 - Year 1/2 Topic Launch

In year 1 and 2, we launched our topic today with a music day dedicated to the seasons. We linked our understanding to weather patterns we see in the UK and how this links to the different seasons. We learnt the song ‘rain rain go away’ (as we discovered this is the weather we see a lot of!) and sang it in a round. We then out music to the song using lots of instruments which ‘sound like rain’. In the afternoon, the children created their own weather songs based on a season of their choice. They worked in groups to understand how they would use pitch, dynamics, pulse and tempo to create their perfect tune including instruments. We all enjoyed our day- well done Y1/2.

National School Sport Week...it's coming!

May 2019 - Richmond SportsFest

We are so incredibly proud of everyone who took part in SportsFest at Richmond Cricket Club. The determination, passion and teamwork shown throughout the day from all age groups across all events was simply stunning. Add in the wonderful self belief that was shown and the fact that we managed to got a few medals presented by a GB athlete makes it extra special. A huge thank you goes to ML Sports & Fitness, Mike and all the volunteers for making the day possible and so enjoyable. Have a lovely half term everyone.

May 2019 - Brownlee Foundation Triathlon

We had a wonderful day at the Brownlee Foundation Triathlon in York. A great mix of swimming, cycling and running which was a very different but amazing experience. Unfortunately, the men themselves weren't there as they are training at the moment but we did find a cardboard cut out! Well done to everyone who took part.

May 2019 - Lego Competition

A few pictures from the Lego Competition held at Richmond School. The children all worked amazingly as a team together and created some incredible and fantastic designs which wowed the Year 10s at Richmond School. All children represented the school perfectly and we are so proud of them all. We were runners up in both the programming and the creative story telling parts of the day. Well done folks!

May 2019 - Bit of outside work...

Many thanks to everyone who was able to lend us equipment or who came down to school to do a great job moving the chipping on to our new path area. Your help is greatly appreciated and our wonderful new area is coming together nicely.

May 2019 - Boccia Club

Our first ever boccia club proved a great (and very competitive!) success. We managed to learn the rules of the game - almost - and started to develop some techniques and tactics to outwit our opponents. Can't wait for next week!

May 2019 - Cycling Club

Cycling club got under way on a soggy evening at the start of the term. Not to worry though...plenty of racing and moving made us forget about the weather!

May 2019 - Drumba Day

We had an amazing day with Jake and Kyle from Drumba yesterday. We felt muscles we didn't even know we had! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we are desperate to do it again. Well done to everyone and thanks again to Drumba.

May 2019 - Gardening Club

Wonderful work from our gardening club this week, planting some of our new shrubs and bushes in our new 'quiet area'...coming along nicely!

May 2019 - Cricket Tournaments

Well done to our cricketers from across key stage two who took part in the cricket competition held at Richmond Cricket Club. Although the results may not have gone our way, the effort demonstrated, teamwork and sportsmanship shown was second to none. Well done!

May 2019 - Year 5/6 topic launch

Our year 5/6 children have been sharing their pyramid projects and leaflets which were made at home as well as being more creative while launching their topic 'Did the Ancient world shape us?' 

May 2019 - Year 3/4 topic launch

Our year 3/4 children have been making some Viking long boats as part of the launch of their topic 'Were the Vikings really that vicious?' as well as creating even more wonderful things at home over Easter.

May 2019 - Year 1/2 topic launch

What a wonderful first few days back at school...our year 1/2 children have been making moving boats to kick off their topic 'How far can explorers travel?' and completed some stunning projects at home over the holidays. 

May 2019 - School Games Update

The term starts with lots of sporting activity. We have our cricket competitions at the end of the first week back and the preparation for the athletics starts with trials going on across school. We are entering a triathlon organised by The Brownlee Foundation in York and are also attending a huge sporting festival in Richmond organised by ML Sports & Fitness where we hope to get every children from year 2 upwards to take part. It's going to busy! Throw in to the mix our raft of extra-curricular activities during and after school and there is definitely plenty to keep us busy! 

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