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Newsletter May 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you all enjoyed the Easter break and managed to make the most of the sunshine. Hopefully it will make a reappearance for us soon! The children have settled back brilliantly and are certainly enjoying the new topics that have launched in school. Information about your child’s topic and the term ahead in their classroom can be found on the curriculum letters sent out by your child’s class teacher.

Following on from our sponsored event to raise awareness of Goal 6 – Safe water and Sanitation, which is one of our 17 Global Goals, I am pleased to announce the final total for our partner school, Wisdom Primary, was £529! This is an incredible total that will make a life-changing difference to the pupils. This money will be added to the Krafty Kidz total from their ongoing sales all year which is a whopping £328.62. I am so incredibly grateful to you, the children and the staff for supporting our partner school and working to achieve Goal 10 – Equality. This work is not about charity; it is about sharing; it is about making our world a fair place for all. Following an emotional conversation about the success of the work, Mrs Massoqoui would like me to send her sincere and humble thanks to you all. The schools have also exchanged prayers and letters and will continue to explore our global learning together.

Kind regards,
Mrs S Hall

Attendance and from the office

Our target is 97% for the school. Our attendance is at 96.2% which is very close to us hitting our target. Thank you for supporting us in making sure your child is in school and ready to learn every day. We look forward to awarding even more 100% attendance certificates at the end of the Summer Term and of course our prizes and certificate for children with 100% attendance for the whole year.

Our Curriculum

We have been continuously working on developing our curriculum over the past 2 years to ensure it is engaging and interesting for all of our children and enables them to apply their knowledge across the whole curriculum. Throughout this period, extensive work has been put into developing our ICT and most recently our art curriculum. When we originally designed the curriculum we worked with the children to gain their views on how long topics should be and many discussions were held with the school council to help us to organise the delivery of each subject. As the curriculum has evolved, we have held discussions as staff and children to explore the delivery of each subject. This opportunity to discuss learning has led to us making a change in the duration of each topic. Following a vote by teachers and children, it has been decided that each topic will now last the whole term. This will allow us more time to really develop our knowledge in each subject and greater opportunities to work across the curriculum using a thematic approach. Feedback will be gathered from the children and staff at the end of this term to evaluate the impact of these changes. Further information will follow at the end of the academic year as we continue to work on developing our curriculum this term. It’s certainly got all of our creative juices flowing and the buzz in staff and pupil meetings really is wonderful to see and hear!

PTFA Spring Fair

Sunday was a hive of activity in the village hall with the launch of the Riston Spring Fair! It was wonderful to see so many parents, children and community members out supporting the event. Mrs Buttifant and I certainly made use of the shopping opportunities and left with huge bags of goods and cakes! My thanks must go out to Mrs Pike and Mrs Dunn for pulling the whole event together; this is just one of many events they have organised this year! A huge thank you to all the parents manning the stalls and brigning your children along to enjoy the fun. The events raised nearly £200 with an additional £60 for the Krafty Klub, which has gone straight into their Wisdom Primary pot.

Riston Wrap Around Care

We are pleased to announce that from September we will be opening our breakfast club doors for nursery children to join us if they would like. Breakfast club opens at 8am each morning and provides food, games and fun for any child who would like to attend. The cost is £2.50 without breakfast and £3 with. If you require your nursery child to join the breakfast club sooner than September please contact the school office so we can discuss availability.

We are hoping to be able to provide an after school club at Riston from September. We have attempted this previous years, but unfortunately we have not had the demand to enable a club to run. In order to be viable we would need to fill 5 places each night. The cost will be set at £5 a child and will include a snack and drink. We will be sending out more details next week and would be grateful if you could let us know any requirements you have, so we can plan for September. The proposed club would run from 3.30 – 5.30pm each day.

Singing for Well Being

As I have previously mentioned, we have been incredibly lucky to receive a generous donation from The Jean Freedman Music Foundation to provide a full term’s project of fun and song. This project will launch on May the 10th and will be led by Mrs McCartney a fully trained music specialist who’ll be helping us with our project. We would love parents and families to come along and get involved as we journey through the project so we will be sending out invitations to sessions as the project develops. Look out on twitter to hear snippets of our opening afternoon!

Dates

Monday 6th May Bank holiday
Tuesday 7th May 8.55 Children return to school
3.00 Y3/4 Parent worship
Wednesday 8th May Y3/4 visit to Hull and East Riding Museum
Friday 10th May Singing for well-being project begins
Monday 13th May KS2 SATS week 13th – 16th
Tuesday 21st May 3.00 Y5/6 Parent Worship
Thursday 23rd May PTFA School Disco
Friday 24th May 9am Wrates photographer in for class photos.
3.30 Break for half term
Monday 3rd June Teacher training day – school not open to children.
Tuesday 4th June 9am Children return to school
3.00 Refreshments and information session for parents
3.30 Parent drop in
Wednesday 5th June Y5/6 Street Life Museum
Thursday 6th June 3.30 – Book Fair in the hall for all
Friday 7th June 3.30 – Book Fair in the hall for all
Tuesday 11th June Big Robins school visit to Bugtopia
Thursday 13th June 3.00 EYFS parent worship
Friday 21st June Y6 Science morning at Hornsea
Wednesday 26th June Y6 Transition Day to Hornsea and transition day for Riston school. New Robins in to school.
Thursday 27th June 8.55 – 11.30 EYFS Stay and Play
Tuesday 2nd July 9am – Robins open event and play for the Riston Playgroup
5.30 School Music Concert (TBC)
Tuesday 9th July Y1/2 visit to The Deep
Wednesday 10th July Bluebird of Happiness Theatre Production for children
Friday 12th July 1.15pm Sports Day (16th July reserve date in the case of bad weather).
Monday 15th July Final payment date for the Y5/6 residential at Caythorpe Court (October 2019).
Friday 19th July 9.30 – Leavers worship at church (t.b.c).
1.30 – Prize Giving Celebration in school

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