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Newsletter December 2019

Merry Christmas pupils, parents and carers.

Considering the term has been so long – staff and pupils have showed no sign of slowing down in their learning. I have been showing prospective parents around both sites and the work on display around school is a testament to the hard work of all our staff and pupils. I know you see a steady stream of seesaw posts (year 1 to 6) which show the breadth of the curriculum being taught at school and keep you updated with what is going on in the classroom.

I would like to thank all parents and carers for their ongoing support throughout the term – listening to your child read at home and signing planners has certainly helped us in our drive to improve reading – it is making the difference. Can I wish you a restful and enjoyable Christmas with your family and friends.

Best wishes

Mr Brown

Christmas Showcase – Osbaldwick Primary Musician’s Perform

St Thomas’ Church was a special venue for our Christmas Showcase with just under 80 children taking part from year 1 to 6.  A wide ranging number of instruments: violins, piano, ukuleles, cornets, guitars, recorders were on show including a first for Osbaldwick; a bassoon.  The choir sung some beautiful music with a series of solo and small group performances and the orchestra performed three carols with real flair.  To a packed audience, the children were truly stunning.  Huge thanks to all the peri and teaching staff who made this event possible.

Christmas Dinner

Staff and pupils sat together and ate their Christmas dinner in a lovely, festive atmosphere. Our youngest pupils joined us from EYFS and had a great time. A huge thank you to Mrs Terry and Ms Radford for cooking such a delicious meal for 300 people. EYFS pupils will also enjoy decorating their biscuits ready for their party – kindly made by Ms Radford.



Christmas Concerts

It was a pleasure to be entertained by our key stage 2 pupils who performed some traditional carols with some more modern songs. We seem to have more and more pupils volunteering for soloist parts which tells me that our children enjoy music and are keen to take part. Well done all.



Nursery & Reception Nativity


Our youngest pupils in nursery and reception classes looked the part and sounded amazing when they performed ‘The Sleepy Shepherd’. It was well received by parents and grandparents. Did you see their group photograph was in The Press?

Key Stage 1 nativity

Thank you School Association

We would like to say a huge thank you to our Parents Association for their hard work with fundraising which has enabled us to purchase the following items: 

  • £600 for ipads for each KS2 class
  • £300 for a Christmas present (a book) for every child in the school
  • £300 for new goalposts 
  • And for buying enough crackers for everyone for Christmas Dinner Day! 

If you would like to join our Parents Association, please call into the School Office and ask to speak to Mrs Bryan-Smith.

Congratulations Mrs Messruther

Congratulations to Mrs Messruther (was Miss Griffin) who was married last week to her partner Rob at a beautiful winter wedding ceremony. We wish them both every happiness together in the future.

Medicine in school

We can administer medicine in school however we cannot give calpol to children unless it accompanies prescribed medication from the doctor such as antibiotics. As a parent you can come into school and give your child calpol at an opportune time in the school day should they require it.

Key Dates

Key dates

Vacancies within School

There is an midday supervisor vacancy on The Leyes site. Apply within.

Vacancies within Ebor Academy Trust

Ebor Academy are currently looking to establish a bank of relief staff to work in various roles across the Trust. There are now 24 schools.

The vacancies are all live on our website:
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