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End of Term Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers

It’s been a short but busy term and we seemed to have packed in lots of exciting learning opportunities for the children. A huge thanks to our staff who work hard to keep our children safe, happy and ensure they make good progress across the curriculum. It was a pleasure seeing you all at parents’ evening and we are all grateful of your support and kind words. I have shown lots of visitors around school this term and they are all very impressed with the children’s attitudes to learning and the atmosphere within school. We are so proud of our children and it really is a pleasure to see them enjoying their learning and the enthusiasm they show us every day.

Book Donations

A huge thank you to all parents and other family members that have donated books to school through our ‘wish list’ on our website. Having new books in our classrooms and libraries sparks brilliant discussions around reading and helps us keep our libraries up to date with recent publications. Miss Gulc has consulted pupils and has purchased books that the children have requested. If anyone wishes to donate please follow the link:

Nursery & Reception:

Year 1 & 2:

Year 3 & 4:

Year 5 & 6:

Forest School


Thank you to Mr Palmer (parent) for donating scaffolding boards to make garden beds in Forest School.  Also thank you to Mr Sanderson (parent) for the donation of top soil for the garden beds.  We would also like to thank Mr Hunt for helping over the holiday to tidy up Forest School.

We are very sad to see Freya from St Nick’s leave us this week.  A big thank to Freya for all her work over the years.  Freya is moving onto pastures new and we wish her all the best.

The children are looking forward to getting outdoors (let’s hope the sun comes out!) and planting fruit and vegetables. Mrs Ross is also fully trained in using our new fire pit which is an exciting addition.

Y3&4 Science Topic

Thanks to Hutchisons for their donations towards our sandwiches and to parents also – from 4LC!

Reception Gruffalo Cafe

The children have been focusing on the text “The Gruffalo”, and enjoyed playing in “The Gruffalo Cafe”.

Nursery Activities

Chester loved the Easter cakes we made!

World Book Day

What a brilliant day! There was a real buzz in school and the commitment and participation was amazing from pupils. Lots of fun activities enabled us to celebrate reading and have lots of fun on the day. Thank you parents and carers for supporting with costumes and competition entries. We appreciate the time it takes within your busy schedules.


A selection of book characters made from potatoes!


A group of Y5 children completed bikeability this half term.  Thank you to City of York Council for providing the course free of charge.

School Council

Mrs Mitha and Mrs Bramwell, along with our School Council, have piloted a project with the Big Plastic Count. We were interested to find out how much plastic we are using. We found that 72% of the plastic we used came from food and drink packaging, 23% came from toiletries and cleaning products and 5% was other items such as carrier bags, bubble wrap and pet food packaging. 

In the future we hope to run this project across the whole school to find out how much plastic we are throwing away. We intend to submit our data again, to convince UK ministers to lead the way at the global talks that could finally phase out plastic pollution for good.  

Young people have the power to make a real difference and help shape the future of the planet. That’s why we want our school to be involved.

Art Club – thank you to Hilary Walker & Lucy Bishop

School Disco – change of date!

DJ Oli will be back for some games and dancing fun.

When – Thursday 18th April

Time – 4.30pm – 5.30pm – Nursery, Reception, Year 1 & 2

5.45pm – 7pm – Years 3, 4, 5, 6

Entry – £2 per child on the door includes a drink & sweet treat

Drop off at the main entrance/collect from the blue doors of the Hall at the Lane Site.

Younger children will need to be supervised during the first disco.

Sports Results

The number of sports matches is at a record high. Recent accomplishments include winning against Wiggington at Girl’s football in a competitive league match and winning The Silver League at Netball. Well done to all those who took part and to Miss Pigg and Mr Robinson for running the teams.

School Kitchen Vacancy

We have a vacancy for Catering Assistant.

16 hours per week Mon – Fri $11.44 per/ hour

The role of Catering Assistant involves:

Cleaning the kitchen
Helping the chef get ready for service by preparing food.
Loading and unloading the dishwasher
Helping to serve meals to customers

Please phone or call the office for an application form.

Good luck Mrs Mowat

Today Mrs Mowat leaves to go on her maternity leave and we wish her all the very best over the coming months. Of course once we hear anything we will let you know any exciting news. We are fortunate to have Mrs Wall who has taught at the school recently step up to teach 56MC. In addition we will be recruiting an Assistant Headteacher from within our teaching team and will keep you posted of our updated Senior Leadership Team once this has been finalised in the first week of Summer Term.

Finally Happy Easter to everyone. Have a lovely holiday and we will see you all soon.

Mr Brown



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