Friday, October 24, 2014
The chickens have finally started to lay eggs and we hope to start selling them through the school office. On Thursday 23rd October we had a celebration of the work that we completed during our Africa theme week. Each team made a table display of the things that the children had made and parents were invited to come in after school and look at the work. The Year 2 teachers helped the children make African drums. In Year 1 the children made African necklaces, lucky hands, shakers and sandpaper pictures. In EYFS the children were able to make an African animal mask and explore the new outdoor area! In assembly we learned the Ghanaian song Kye Kye Kule which we performed with shakers and drums during our Star Assembly. The FOBIS also held a very busy cake stall to raise money for more computing equipment. Don’t forget to visit the library and take part in the Blood Axe challenge. More information in News and Events.
Friday, October 17, 2014
On Monday, Ranger Dean visited school from Meet a Creature. We had a fascinating day where each class were able to hold a variety of animals from tarantulas, to snakes, to a chameleon. Talking to the children since it is clear that they have remembered many of the facts that they learned during their workshop. Thank you for all of your donations to enable this activity to take place. On Wednesday we had our Harvest Assembly in St Andrew’s Church. Lots of people have said how well the children behaved and how good the singing was. Each class performed a song and the Year 2 children read poems and prayers. Everyone wore their wellies to take part in the Farm Africa Giant Welly Walk and we raised £162.02 which will help a group of farmers turn a plot of land into a flourishing farm by providing them with seeds and tools. Thank you for all of your donations.
Friday, October 03, 2014
We said “good bye” to Amy our Chair of Governors and her family as they set off on their adventure around the world. Their first stop is Rio and we hope to keep track of their travels through our greeting of the week in assembly. We hope that they have a fantastic time and look forward to hearing about their journey when they return. Mrs Christine Hanby will be Chair of Governors while Amy is away.
Friday, September 19, 2014
We started the week with Naomi launching our Bike It year in assembly. Our first event is a Bike It Breakfast next Friday at 8.15am. Unfortunately this is also Onesie day when we are raising money for the British Heart Foundation so please bring your onsie to change into at school if you would like to cycle or scoot to school. On Friday we supported Jeans for Genes and raised £147 – thank you everyone.
Then on Friday afternoon we were so excited to walk to the junior school and watch Mr Bullock land an RAF rescue helicopter on the field. Mr Bullock usually works for the Navy but is working with the RAF at the moment and offered to bring the helicopter for the children to see. All the children were then able to walk through the helicopter and have a look inside. Thank you so much to Mr Bullock and the RAF team for such a fantastic experience. (click on This week to see photo)
Friday, September 26, 2014
Today we had Onsie Day to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. We also held our first Bike It event which was a Bike It Breakfast. 194 children and parents attended and had a fantastic time. Thank you to Naomi Wells-Smith, Mrs Illingworth and Mrs Wilson for organising this event. Part of the event was a raffle and one of our Reception children was lucky enough to win a new bicycle! It was lovely seeing so many families biking to school and so few cars parked near school especially as the event coincided with No Car Day.
Friday, September 12, 2014
It has been lovely to see the children really settle into their new classes and grow in confidence this week. The Year 1 and 2 children have chosen to learn about animals and the topics are already underway. The lunch ordering has been much better towards the end of the week. Thank you for being patient with us and completing paper copies of the selection form. The new EYFS children have managed brilliantly in the dinner hall and in assembly which they attended for the first time on Friday.
Friday, September 05, 2014
We have had a lovely first week and have received lots of positive comments about the improved learning environment in school. The new children, families and staff have all started to settle in and there is a positive feeling in school. The teachers are in the process of finding out what the children would like to learn about to feed in to their planning. You will shortly receive a newsletter from your child’s class teacher to let you know what they will be focusing on. Please note that the No Car Day is 26.9.14 as in the Dates Booklet.
Monday, September 01, 2014
We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Wednesday and getting to know our new families. We have had a lot of building work completed in school over the summer holiday and hope that you like the improved learning environment for all of our children as much as we do! We would like to welcome Miss Charlotte Scott (Deputy Headteacher), Miss Nicola Jamieson (Year 1 Class Teacher), Mrs Jacqui Yorke (Year 1 TA in the afternoons), Mrs Cathy Taylor and Mrs Jane Carrick (EYFS TAs) and Mrs Sarah Barker (Admin Assistant) to our school this term.
Monday, July 21, 2014
”Mythical Maze”, the Summer Reading Challenge, has begun! Sign up at your local library, read six books, and collect prizes along the way. Look out for activities at a library near you!
Bishopthorpe library: “Sandtastic Sand Art” on Thursday 31 July, 2:30 – 4pm. £3.50 per child. Booking essential.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
We would like to wish all of our families a happy and safe summer
break and look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 3rd September.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Congratulations to the children who performed for our Community Music Afternoon. We hope to spread the word and have a larger audience next year! Also, well done to Mr Bousfield’s guitar students who performed so well for their families on Wednesday. We have had a fantastic Tour de France week this week, where the children have cycled or scooted in the playground, painted t-shirts, made beautiful weaving displays in bicycle wheels and tried French snacks. Thank you to Mrs Isted who took a group of Year 1 children to the Multi Sport Event on Wednesday. Thank you to Mrs Hall and Mrs West who took some of the Playground Pal children to the playgroup to teach the children some playground games.
Friday, July 04, 2014
Congratulations to everyone who performed in our music afternoon. The children and staff have worked very hard and the children have made excellent progress with their singing, violin and recorder playing. This week the Year 1 had an enjoyable visit to the Farmer’s Cart where they saw a number of animals and brought back some fruit and vegetables to try. The Gardening Club met on Thursday and have made special pots to grow salad leaves in at home.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Congratulations to the choir who sang so well at the Barbican last Saturday. Lots of people said how well they sang and they didn’t seem nervous at all. Thanks again to Mrs Fuller and Mrs Hayden for their support. On Thursday the EYFS team welcomed the new children who will start in September with a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. This was the first time that we have run this event and it went really well and gave the new children a positive taste of school life.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The FOBIS have now raised £3,600.00 for the school. The money will be used to buy i-pads which will be used in classrooms. We just need to check that our wireless system in school is strong enough to support the new technology and will hopefully be able to buy the i-pads in September. THANK YOU to all the members of FOBIS and to everyone who has supported their events over the last year. We are very excited at the prospect of updating our resources to support the Computing part of the new national curriculum.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Both Year 2 classes have now visited Tesco. They were able to look around the store and find out how the food gets to the shelves. The children were also able to make their own bread and have lunch at the store. The children had a fantastic time and have not stopped talking about it since! On Wednesday we had our summer disco which the children thoroughly enjoyed. Many thanks to FOBIS for organising this event. We said a sad goodbye to Mrs Rathbone today who after working at our school for a number of years is moving on to work in a doctor’s surgery. We thank her for all that she has done for the school and wish her well in her new role.
It has been lovely seeing the children using the new EYFS outdoor area. Their confidence is growing and we have seen some brilliant child initiated play emerging such as making a dinosaur den! On Wednesday morning we took part in the Brake Giant March for Road Safety with the Junior School. It was a lovely morning and the children enjoyed walking around the village. We have now received our new logo which we will be able to use on our stationary and it will also appear on new uniform items. We hope that you like it. Many thanks to David Emery who has produced the logo for us and been very patient with our lengthy decision making process!
Please see the flyer under News and Events about this event.
The cost for this half term (Tuesday 3rd June - Friday 18th July) will be £76.50. Please see Mrs Rathbone or Mrs Fuller in the office to check whether your child has any debit/credit in their account. We would be grateful if money for lunches could be paid on a Monday. Cheques should be made payable to Bishopthorpe Infant School. Thank you.