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Newsletter 6th October 2023

Posted On 08 Oct 2023
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Friday 6th October 2023

Dear Parents/Carers,

Resilience, Independence and Adventure: Year 4 have been to Kingswood!

This week, Team Foss have been on their residential trip to the outstanding Peak Venture Kingswood Park near Sheffield. Reports from the team have been extremely positive! We are so proud of how our children have engaged with the programme of events and tried new things. Going on a residential trip for the first time is a big step for our children as they gain independence and new skills. We have been delighted with how they have represented our school in the community and they should all be very proud of what they have achieved. A huge thank you to all our parents and carers for their ongoing support and also to the amazing staff team who have made this trip possible: Miss Thompson, Mr Metcalfe, Mrs Caffrey and Mrs Christie.

In other news, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your support last week for our MacMillan coffee morning on the playground. This was a wonderful way to join in with supporting a very worthwhile cause with others across the UK and we raised nearly £100! Thank you so much!

Coming up.. We hope you can join us at church on Friday 20th October at 13:45 for our annual Harvest Festival Celebration. The children have been working hard on what they are going to share with us all. More details about registering for this event to come!

We want to hear your voice! I would also like to invite you to our drop-in Parent forum on Monday 16th October 14:45 in the HUB classroom where you will have your chance to share your voice. Join us for a hot drink and a discussion about our school priorities this year and let us know what you think! All parents and carers are very welcome.

Have a wonderful weekend and see you all next week!


Together we achieve more, Mr Greene

Our school target is 97% 

This week our attendance was 95.86%

Nidd –  97.27%                            

Aire – 92.86                                                                                      

Ouse – 97.14%

Derwent – 97.83%

Foss – 100%!!

Calder –  93.60%

Humber – 92.94%


Safeguarding Thought of the Week 

Last week at school we had PCSO Spooner our local School Liaison Officer visit us to speak to our KS2 Children about Road Safety and as the nights begin to draw in road safety is even more important. Please always take the time to discuss the importance of crossing the road safely. 

1) Find a safe place to cross.  Use a pedestrian crossing if there is one.  Choose a place where you can see clearly in all directions.  If an obstacle is blocking your view of the road, choose a better place to cross! 

2) Stop just before you get to the kerb.  Do not stand on the kerb.  If there is no pavement, stand at the edge of the road. 

3) Look all around for traffic and listen.  Traffic can come from any direction.  Sometimes you can hear traffic before you see it.  If you see or hear an emergency vehicle in the distance, let it pass. 

4) If traffic is coming, let it pass.  Never run across the road when traffic is coming, even if you think there is time. It can be difficult to judge the speed of traffic.  Be aware that traffic may speed up. 

5) When it is safe, go straight across the road- do not run.  Continue to look and listen as you cross.  Look out for cyclists and quieter vehicles, you may not hear them approaching.  Walk straight across the road.

Visit  for a handy guide for parents to teach children of all ages about road safety.


Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 11th October 2023 Teams Esk and Nidd trip to National Emergency Services Museum, Sheffield
Friday 13th October 2023 Team Humber Sharing Assembly 2.45pm.  Parents/carers, please join us and find out what the children have been learning.
Tuesday 17th October 2023 14:45 Parent Forum in the HUB. Please join us for a hot drink and a discussion about how we can improve our school.
Tuesday 17th October 2023 Team Ouse – ‘A day in the life of a Victorian child.’ Further details to follow.

Please ensure you pre-book school lunches and breakfast club on Parentpay 48 hours in advance of the day required.

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