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Husthwaite School News


A great start back to school for the Autumn Term. It is always good to welcome children back to school eager to learn as well as share their news of their summer holidays.

The Autumn Term is always a busy one and this year is no exception. Class 1 has already organised a visit to Castle Howard this month as part of the Teaching Trees Project. Class 2 has started their weekly swimming lessons at Thirsk and Class 3 will enjoy a day of team building and outdoor activities at the YHA in York at the start of October. Year 6 will be participating in bikeability training - road safety for young cyclists.

Dates for the monthly Toddler drop-in sessions have been set - see below - where children of pre-school age are welcome to join our Foundation Stage class along with their parent/guardian/childminder for a taster of our provision for early years children. These sessions are free and run from 9.15-11.30 am - please feel free to drop in any time or stay for the full session.

We have welcomed 3 new members of staff to our school - Mrs Dawson, Miss Wilkie and Mrs Fitton who have settled in well to the school and already proving to be invaluable with their wealth of experience and talent. We have also welcomed Mr Duffy, a sports coach, who works with the whole school every Monday delivering high quality sports tuition. He will also help run a football club at lunchtime and an after school gym club.

The Orchard Lunch Club joined us in school on the first day of term for their monthly meeting. Mrs Houlston, the school cook, left last term and we have been fortunate to appoint a new cook, Mrs McCallum.

Once again the school will be supporting the annual Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 27th September - children will be able to buy buns at break time and parents are invited to stay for coffee as they drop off children in the morning.

The school's harvest community service will take place on Friday 25th October.


Wednesday 25th September
Thursday 24th October
Friday 22nd November
Monday 13th January
Wednesday 5th March
Thursday 1st May
Friday 20th June
Monday 7th July