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Nwesletter 22nd December 2023

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Friday 22nd December 2023

As we approach the end of the year, I would like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to all of our parents, carers and families in our community. Thank you for your support and encouragement this term as we work and learn together. We are so proud of all of our pupils and their incredible attitude towards learning new things! They have all worked so hard and deserve a good rest and time out of the Christmas break.

This term, we have been delighted to enjoy a wide range of activities and experiences with the pupils. Highlights have included visits from Zoolab, Pro Bike, Zamble African Dancing and Super Star Sports. We have also been running some exciting trips including the Year 4 residential to Kingswood, the EYFS trip to the National Centre for Emergency Services and the Year 6 trip to Magna. We are also delighted to have secured a wide range of new instruments and a specialist music teacher from North Yorkshire. Our children have really enjoyed learning how to play ukuleles, brass and violin this term and we look forward to seeing their skills develop next year.

Thank you for supporting us with our parent events as well this term. It has been great to hear your voice in our Parent Forum and online workshops around our new RSE curriculum. We were also pleased to share the children’s learning with you this term at our celebration of learning event in November. We will be hosting our next celebration event on Thursday 7th March 2024 and we hope to see you there.

In terms of upcoming events, please take a look at the calendar dates that we have sent out today to see what is coming up. There are some key dates below for things happening in January 2024 as well. We will also be issuing a new set of clubs in the New Year so keep a look out for a new range of exciting activities to sign your child up to when we return to school. Our term dates have also been published on the website for the following academic year (2024/2025), which you can also see below.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

Mr Greene



Our school target is 97% 

This week our attendance was 94% 

Nidd –  98%                            

Aire – 95%                                                                                     

Ouse – 93%

Derwent – 94%

Foss – 98%

Calder –  87%

Humber – 90%

Dates for your diary:

Monday 25th December 2023 to Friday 5th January 2024 Christmas Holidays – School Closed
Monday 8th January 2024 Return to School
Thursday 11th January 2024 Three Kings Day Celebrations – This is a festival in Spain celebrating the arrival of the three wise men.

Mrs Sadullah will celebrate with classes during the day.

Monday 15th January 2024 Deadline for applying for Reception class places for September 2024 – please ensure you apply online by this date if you would like your child to join Team Nidd in September.

(This can be done online via NYCC admissions website

Friday 26th January 2024 RSPB National Schools’ Bird Watch – Mrs Caffrey will lead this in school with the children.
Tuesday 30th January 2024 Parent Forum – 2.45pm in school.

Please join us for a cup of coffee and discuss how we can improve our school.

Redeem your vouchers for free holiday activities this Christmas

We have issued vouchers to all families whose children are eligible for free places on FEAST activities this Christmas. You should have received this via email or text, from a platform called Holiday Activities. Follow the link in this email/text to redeem your voucher and book your child’s place on some of the fantastic activities on offer across North Yorkshire.

If you believe your child is eligible and you have not yet received your voucher, or you have lost it, please contact the school office.

To learn more about FEAST, and for information on activities, eligibility and how to manage your bookings, visit the website.



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

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