Headteacher blog July 5th 2019
We had another fantastic PTA Camp-Over last weekend: the sun shone, for the most-part, and children and families played for hours on end. Many thanks and congratulations to all those that organised or that contributed to the event and those that were able to attend. The PTA made nearly £2500 profit but, more importantly, it was a very enjoyable community event that is well-established in many families’ annual calendar.
We are approaching the end of the school year and it is VERY busy: reports, meeting new classes, collecting assessment data, transition to high school, end of year show rehearsals and lots of school trips. 5J are in Malham today splashing around learning more about geology and the water cycle, Year 2 have recently had two very successful trips to the Grand Mosque, Nursery are off to Harlow Carr next week and Y4 are off to Horton in Ribblesdale. Here at school, the harvests on the farm are getting bigger and we have been enjoying some whopping strawberries! This morning, Y1 children are working with a researcher from the university in ‘Flavour School’. I have also met this morning with Kevin Mackay from ‘Rethink Food’ (formerly Fuel for School) to look at further exciting food education opportunities next year, including the installation of a ‘vertical growing’ unit.