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Husthwaite School News


The whole school topic this term was Romans which included a visit to the Yorkshire Museum to take part in some workshops which included dressing as legionaries, playing Roman games, making an amulet and acting out Roman soldier drills with swords and shields, as well as looking at artefacts and materials from that time. Children explored the Roman Empire and learned that some of today's modern amenities stemmed from Roman times including central heating, plumbing systems and that some of today's roads stem from Roman times.

Class 2's Easter production was also based on the Romans. Children performed brilliantly with some very catchy songs as well as some interesting facts!

Lots of sporting events have also taken place this term :
Class 3 participated in the Sports Hall Athletics event and went through to the district final - finishing 8th overall from a total of 68 schools who competed to get to the finals.
Year 2 joined other cluster schools for an afternoon of multi-skills
Six children competed in the cross country district finals at Knayton Rural Park and Jayden Carter finished 6th in her age category qualifying for the county finals.
The netball team played in the district finals at Thirsk with some tough matches losing 2, winning 2 and drawing 1:1.
Years 3 & 4 played in the quicksticks cluster hockey tournament.
We played football and netball matches against Sessay, our partner school .

Other activities included:
World Book day which also coincided with our Mother's Day Lunch.
Class 3 joined the Orchard Village Club for an afternoon of Boccia and curling.

Yorkshire Rotters visited school for some composting workshops with the children as part of the

School's Waste Watch week which was launched with an assembly on waste.

A sponsored multi-skills day was held in Aid of Sports Relief.
Parents were invited to the school's Easter Service.

Fundraising this term has included a Valentine's Disco and an Easter coffee morning.
Our next Bags2School collection will take place on 12th May at 9am. All unwanted items of clothes, handbags, shoes, belts and soft toys can be brought to school in dustbin bags before 9am on 12th May or the day before. This is a great recycling facility that raises funds for
school and helps others in need.
We are also collecting Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers - if anyone collects these and would like to donate to school please drop them in at the school office. These vouchers are exchanged for sporting equipment.

New technology
The school's wi-fi has recently been upgraded to accommodate a suite of I-pads. This is part of the school's continuing investment in ICT to enable us to be current with technology. There are now hundreds of apps available for schools which will enable the children to experience a variety of different learning opportunities

Archbishop Visit
Next term we look forward to a visit by the Archbishop of York as he continues his journey on his Diocesan Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness and Blessing. We shall be holding assemblies leading up to his visit and we are very excited to be chosen as one of his schools to visit.

Apple Tree Nursery
We are currently processing our September nursery intake. If your child turns 3 before September they will be entitled to free nursery sessions. We can also facilitate Rising 3 sessions for those children who turn 3 during the autumn term. If you are interested in taking up any nursery sessions please contact Sarah Dixon in the school office.
For those who have younger children we have monthly drop-in toddler days. Everyone is welcome to come along and take part in the activities on offer. A list of dates are available on the school website.

Diary Dates:
Mon 11 April: School opens for the summer term
Fri 22 April: Toddler Day 9-11.15 am - everyone welcome
Thu 12 May: 9.00am - Bags2School collection
Wed 18 May: Toddler Day 9-11.15 am - everyone welcome
Fri 27 May: School closes for half term
Mon 6 June: Staff training day
Tues 7 June: School opens

Visits to the school are always welcome, or if you would like more information please feel free to contact us (01347 868371) or visit our website on