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It was lovely to welcome the children back after their Christmas holidays and the break has ensured everyone has returned fit, well and ready to face the New Year with a renewed enthusiasm for learning. It seems a long time since the children performed their Nativity play and participated in the Community Service. The Christmas Fair was once again a huge success raising over £600 for school funds. Thank you to everyone who supported us in this fund-raising event.

The spring term is somewhat short compared to the long haul of the autumn term with only 11 schools weeks until Easter as opposed to the 15 weeks children endured last term. However, that does not mean there will be less going on! The first half term's topic is space and already children have been looking at planets and star constellations. We have even had our own spaceships and astronauts in the classroom! We have been fortunate to secure a visit to the school from the mobile planetarium and on the last day of this half term we shall celebrate all that we have learned about space with a space-themed activity day for the whole school. Mrs Gall has arranged a visit to Stanbrook Abbey with Class 3 during March as part of understanding our wider church community.

Children were given the opportunity to design their favourite winter warming menu with Mrs Houlston choosing the winning entry. The menu served was sausage and baked bean casserole or cauliflower cheese followed by sticky toffee pudding and a treat of hot chocolate to drink - a fantastic and popular choice.

A wide range of extra-curricular clubs is once again on offer to children this term with the football and netball teams practising for the next round of cluster school matches in March.

The recent snowfall turned the school grounds into a winter wonderland. The wide open spaces are a fantastic opportunity for children to get the chance to play in the snow which they thoroughly enjoy. A family of snowmen soon appeared!

As the current Village Hall is closing in preparation for a new build we welcomed the Village Orchard Club into school for their first meeting and lunch of this year. This was a wonderful opportunity for the school to build further on our community links. The village is hoping to use the school as a venue for some events whilst the new village hall is being built.

We have teamed up with Crayke School to sing at the Collation Service at Coxwold Church on 30 January playing our part in the school community welcoming the new vicar Liz Hassall into her new role. We look forward to Liz visiting us at our school in the near future.

Diary Dates
12 February 9.00-11.15 am - Toddler morning - join our Foundation Stage for a morning of fun and learning
15 February School closes for half term
25 February School opens
4 March Open afternoon - 3.30-5.00 pm
6 March Mother's Day lunch at school
11 March 1.15-3.00 pm - Toddler afternoon - join our Foundation Stage for an afternoon of fun and learning
27 March 2.45pm school closes for Easter
28 March Staff training day
16 April School opens


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