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Husthwaite School News


Free 30 hours childcare: From September eligible working parents are able to access 30 hours of funded early years' childcare. North Yorkshire has been an early adopter of this scheme and our nursery has been able to accept children this term under the new procedures.

This new entitlement does not affect the universal funding that enables all children to access 15 hours of funded childcare from the start of the term after their 3rd birthday. The school has also registered with the government for Tax-Free Childcare, a new online government service to help working parents with the cost of their childcare. For every £8 a parent pays into their childcare account, the government pays in an extra £2.

If you would like further details about childcare provision at our nursery, please contact the School Office for further information. Spaces are available for our September intake.

May is the time of year in schools where Y6 take their SATs tests. Whilst some children may feel pressured at this time, the children were focussed but calm and approached the tests in a mature manner. Miss Goodchild (class teacher) was tremendously proud of their resilience and was in utter awe of their composed attitude to the tests, knowing that they all worked to the very best of their abilities. No school could ask for anything more and we are honoured to have these pupils in our school community.

At the start of the summer term the school launched a new maths programme - Headstart, which focusses on mental maths. This is in addition to a 10 minutes daily practical maths slot, where lots of resources help to bring maths into real life scenarios. An inspirational maths week invited parents into school to witness first- hand maths in the classroom. Children each had an ‘inspirational' maths t-shirt to inspire their maths learning.

We have welcomed a new member of staff to our team this term. Mr Barwick, who will be teaching part-time for the rest of this term, will start teaching Class 1 full-time in September. Children gave Mr Barwick a huge Husthwaite welcome when he visited school on a number of occasions last term and parents also had the opportunity to meet their child's new class teacher.

Class 2 enjoyed an exciting day out to the coast with a trip to Whitby. They visited the Captain Cook Museum as part of their topic on explorers and participated in workshops which included finding out what it was like to be a sailor on one of his ships. Children also visited Whitby pier and the Whale Bones before returning home totally exhausted. Class 1 are planning a trip to Harlow Carr Gardens this term where they will take part in a gardening workshop as well as looking around the extensive grounds - fingers crossed for a dry sunny day!
Summer term is always busy with lots going on. Sports week takes place from 26th- 30th June and this year we have an extra exciting treat in store for children (but we haven't told them what it is yet!). Transition events are organised for Y6s going onto secondary school; Class 3 will start rehearsals for their summer production; staff are busy writing end of year reports and Y6 wil be preparing for their leaver's service.