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Headteacher : James Pynn
Age Range : 3 to 11
Number of Pupils : 43

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We are constantly seeking to develop the early years ‘choosing’ provision. We are striving to provide enough challenges for the children and present them with meaningful opportunities for them to practice their reading, writing and number skills.

 

Autumn Term 2018

Please click here to view Acorn Class - Autumn Term 2018/2019 Newsletter

Please click here to view Acorn Class - Autumn Term 2018/2019 Planning Document

Christmas Eve - Crib Service

St Hilda’s Church, Ampleforth, will be holding a 'Crib Service' at 3:00pm on Christmas Eve. Families and small children are especially welcome.

Thursday 20th December - Christingle Service

The Christingle Service this year will be held at Hovingham Church at 2:30pm on Thursday 20th  December.  Parents and friends are very welcome to attend. Parents attending the service can take pupils home at the end of the service.  A Christingle collection candle has gone home with each family.  There is no obligation to donate, but any contributions will be gratefully received at the Christingle Service.

Wednesday 19th December - Pantomime

This year we have decided to try something a bit different with our Pantomime visit,
and instead of us going to the Pantomime, the Pantomime is coming to us!

On Wednesday 19th December “West End in Schools”, will be at Hovingham Village
Hall for our own performance of Jack and the Beanstalk, featuring Craig Revel
Horwood as the voice of the Giant! They specialise in school performances with a
strong focus on storytelling and joining in. This is by no means a cost saving
exercise but more a desire for pupils to get really involved, close to the action and
take more away from the experience.

Tuesday 18th December - Christmas Performance

More details to follow.

Tuesday 18th December - Christmas Lunch

Mrs Hawley will be preparing a delicious Christmas Lunch for us on Tuesday 18th December. Children are invited to wear a festive jumper or hat for the occasion.

Thursday 13th December - Christmas Party!

All children can come to school dressed in their party clothes as we will be having our party in the afternoon.

Wednesday 5th December - Parliamentary Workshops

Rachael Dodgson, Senior Education & Engagement Officer (North West of England, Yorkshire & Humberside) visited both schools this week to inspire and engage pupils and increase their knowledge and understanding of Parliamentary workings.  Rachael led an assembly and two workshops, ‘Campaign for Change’ and ‘Debate’.

Tuesday 4th December - Advent Service

There will be an Advent Service at St Hilda's Church on Tuesday 4th December at 2:45pm.  Family and friends are warmly invited to attend the Service.

Friday 16th November - Children in Need

The school is pleased to inform you that we will be once again supporting Children in Need.  This is a very worthwhile charity that provides grants to projects in the UK, which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged.  We will be having a non-uniform day on Friday 16th November and pupils will be asked to make a voluntary contribution of £1 to wear non-uniform.  All monies raised will go directly to the Children in Need charity.

Monday 12th November - Open Morning for 2019 & 2020 New Starters - 9:30am-11:30am

I would like to invite those with children who will be starting nursery or school in either 2019 or 2020 to attend our Open Day on Monday 12th November.  This will be a chance for you to see what we do, as the school will be at work as usual.  To aid organisation it would be good if you could contact the office and arrange a time slot.  This will ensure that you have a personal guided tour and any questions can be answered.  Please feel free to bring the potential new starter with you!  If this date is not convenient please do contact school to make an alternative appointment.  Do please share this invitation with those you know may be considering our school.

Friday 9th November - Remembrance Service

As in previous years our Remembrance Service started at Our Lady & St. Benedict’s at 10:15am and we walked (through the churchyard and down Back Lane) to St. Hilda’s (crossing Station Road).  

Pupils attended a joint Remembrance Service with pupils from St Benedict’s.  This was, as ever, a very moving service and pupil’s behaviour was exemplary.

Tuesday 6th November - Parents' Evening

Parents' Evening takes place after half term.  This is an important part of our partnership with you.  Please book appointments now.  Please know that we have an open-door policy, so please continue to liaise with class teachers prior to Parents' Evening as and when you need to.

Friday 26th October - Y1-2 Football

A belated well done to Y1-Y2 who took part in the football tournament at Ryedale just before half term.  On a very chilly afternoon everyone tried really hard and played the games in the right spirit.  There were some wins to celebrate too!

Thursday 25th October - Poppy Appeal

Poppies are now available in the school office.  Please send in a donation if you would like to support this worthy cause.  

Thursday 11th October - Harvest is Here Competition!

This year we would love to make a display of children’s work and we will be holding a ‘Character Fruit or Vegetable Competition’.  Please bring entries on the morning of the day.  

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Thursday 11th October - Harvest Festival Celebration

Our Harvest Service will take place in the school hall on Thursday 11th October at 2:45pm. Parents, grandparents and friends are welcome to attend the service.  Churches are encouraging donations at Harvest Festival to help stock food banks in their areas, please see the link below to Ryedale Food Bank with a list of items they require. https://ryedale.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/whats-in-a-food-parcel/ Many thanks for your help.

Wednesday 26th September - Music Mark Member School

We have been nominated and supported financially by our local Music Service/Hub who have recognised the value that we place on music and requested that we become a Music Mark School Member. We have been thanked for all the hard work we do to ensure that pupils are able to access and engage with a high-quality music education. Our dedication to offering and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum has been both welcomed and celebrated.

Tuesday 11th September - Primary Science Quality Mark Award

I am delighted to inform you that we have gained our Primary Science Quality Mark Award.  The Primary Science Quality Mark is a highly successful, unique award programme to develop and celebrate the profile of science teaching, learning and leadership in primary schools.

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