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Husthwaite CE Primary School & Nursery - News


It has been wonderful to have had occasions this term when we have been
able to invite the wider community to join us for some school events and we hope to strengthen these even further. Some recent key events in school have included:

The school's Harvest Festival Service was held in the Methodist Church with a collection in aid of The Dragonfly Foundation - a charity which raises money for a school in India. The Church was at bursting point, every child contributed and it was enjoyed by all.

A successful and highly informative reading and phonics information evening for parents was held by Mr Barwick. Parents were shown how we teach reading in school so that they can support their child at home.

To mark the centenary of the end of WWI children made a waterfall of 100 poppies which was displayed in the school hall. A Remembrance Service for parents and villagers was held at school with a roll of honour being read out in memory of pupils' and staffs' relatives who lost their lives in conflict.
The School Council organised a crazy non-uniform with fun activities day in aid of Children in Need - lots of fun raised for a good cause.

The Friends of Husthwaite School held a Smartie Tube Challenge - children had to fill Smartie tubes with 20p in return for doing a good deed or small job for family/friends/relatives. The class who raised the most money will be rewarded with a prize.
Children were encouraged to wear odd socks to school in recognition of Anti-Bullying week. Odd socks represented children being able to express themselves, celebrate their individuality and recognise what makes us all unique.

The school hall was turned in a restaurant as parents and relatives joined children for a family school lunch.
Class 3 enjoyed their termly visit to PrimeTime at Husthwaite village hall to join in games of Boccia and Kurling.

Mrs Bucknole, the school cook, cooked a delicious roast dinner for the Orchard Village Club this month which was very well received by the club's members.
It's hard to believe that Christmas is almost upon us once more which means there is lots going on in school. The School's Christmas Fair will be held on Friday 7th December - 2.30- 5.00pm. There will be the usual grand Christmas Hamper raffle, tombola, children's games stalls as well as hot Christmas sandwiches, mulled apple juice and mince pies and stalls including jewellery, stationery and crafts. This year the choir will be carol singing by candlelight outside. Everyone is welcome so please do come along and support our school. WEEKLY TODDLER DAYS FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN
Please remember if you have a toddler or would like to join us for a social cuppa, our weekly 9am ‘Stay and Play' session and ‘Unfrazzle' is every Friday in the school hall. ‘Stay and Play' is a free toddler session open to all pre-school children from 9-10am.
There are still some vacant places for nursery offering full and part day care from 3 to 30
hours per week. Please enquire at the school office.
The application process for children starting reception class in September 2019 is now open. Parents need to apply online by 15th January on the North Yorkshire County Council website. We welcome visits to our school. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact Sarah Dixon for further details on 01347 868371.
Diary dates:
Fri 7th Dec - school Christmas Fair

Tue 11th Dec - dress rehearsal KS1 nativity
19th - 9.30am Christingle Service at St Nicholas Church - please join us
Fri 21st Dec - school closes for holidays

Mon 7th Jan - staff training day A waterfall of poppies
Tue 8th Jan - school opens for spring term