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Anti Bullying Week

The children and staff at Glasshouses school have been celebrating our differences during Anti Bullying week. We have looked at lots of different types of bullying and how to deal with it, including:
Racism, cyber and homophobic bullying.
We feel really pleased that we are equipping our children to live their lives in a diverse and exciting world.
'We need to treat everybody the same and help them lead a happy life' Class 2 child.

Glasshouses School achieves Silver Rights Respecting School Award

Glasshouses Primary School aims to be a school where every aspect of a child is focused on and developed, including the area of wellbeing. As part of this we have just been awarded SILVER Rights Respecting School Award. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF.

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.

The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights, our pupils also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others i.e. their responsibilities.

Over the next year we plan to work on achieving our GOLD award and make our work on rights an integral part of daily school life.

Our external assessor says:

“Congratulations to all the children and adults concerned at Glasshouses Primary on achieving the Silver Award. The rapid progress the school has made since registering and achieving Bronze in May 2018 is fantastic, well done.

Kirk Hammerton Primary Open Morning

If your child is due to start Primary School in September 2019, please come and visit Kirk Hammerton Church of England Primary School on Thursday 22nd November, 9.15am-11.30am. We are a small village school with wonderful staff, pupils and families. We welcome you to come and see what our school has to offer.

Burnsall Primary School Open Day

Burnsall Primary School Open afternoon – Friday 23rd November – 1pm – 3pm.

Come and see for yourself why we are so proud of our wonderful village school. Take a look around, meet the staff and pupils; have a chat and enjoy some refreshments. COME AND JOIN US!

Santa, Reindeer Dash & Christmas Market 2018 - King James's School

King James’s School, Knaresborough invite you to our upcoming festive family fun Christmas event on Sunday 9th December, ‘Santa, Reindeer Dash and Christmas Market 2018’.

We are excited to announce that this event is help raise funds towards a new 3G Floodlit Football Pitch for use by the Knaresborough Community (schools, clubs, residents) and surrounding areas, with a view to the venue becoming a much needed community hub.

You can enter the 'dash' via our website (link below). Closing date for entries is Monday 26th November.

All walkers, joggers, runners and market visitors welcome!

Goats arrive at New Park

Our growing school farm has welcomed three Pygmy Goats! They are having a great time exploring their paddock, meeting our eight rescue hens and climbing on the roof!

Crowne Plaza, Harrogate Adopts Willow Tree Primary School

Year 4 pupils at Willow Tree have been chosen by the Crowne Plaza to take part in the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, Adopt a School Scheme. A different session runs every term and inspires children to learn more about food culture, cookery and hospitality.

Becki Maud, HR Manager explains why Crowne Plaza got involved, “Supporting Adopt a School was fuelled by the idea of ‘capturing them young’ to the possibility of working in the hospitality industry. The children were all curious asking thoughtful questions and were exceptionally grateful that we had come to be part of their day.”

The children were encouraged to really immerse themselves and were given aprons and chef hats to write their names on. They were taught about the 5 different senses and the 5 different tastes. Each child was given a box containing an item of food to represent each taste and were asked to write down where they could taste the different tastes on their tongue. The session ended with a game of “Guess the food”.

Year 4 teacher, Helen Winter says, “The children were really engaged throughout the session. It was great to see my class become excited about trying different foods.”

Willow Tree Primary School Embrace Biking Safety.

Year 6 pupils at Willow Tree were recently given the opportunity to develop their cycling skills by taking part in the Department for Transport’s Bikeability scheme. Bikeability is today’s answer to cycling proficiency offering children the chance to gain practical skills and develop their understanding of how to cycle on today’s increasingly busy roads.
28 children took part in the 2-day training course and came out of it not only better cyclists but with a Level 2 certificate to prove it. By the end of the course the children had learnt how to ensure their bike was road-safe; recognise typical hazards and use commonly known hand signals to ensure other road users were made aware of what they were about to do. Through practical experience on local roads they learnt where to ride on the road and how to pass parked vehicles and negotiate junctions.

The children showed real pride in their biking ability, with every child passing the course and receiving a certificate and badge.

Upper Key Stage 2 Phase Leader, Amy Dobrashian said, “To see how happy the children were at the end of their course and how full of knowledge they all were was fantastic to see!”

Roecliffe School Celebrates Remembrance Day with Old and Young.

This weeks visit to Brighterkind Nursing Home was an extra special one as children celebrated Remembrance Day with some very special people. A massive thankyou however must go to Boroughbridge Community Care - our transport options fell through at the last minute and they came to our rescue with one of their community mini buses and driver!! Without which we would have had to cancel our visit which would have left both residents and children very disappointed.

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Roecliffe Church of England Primary School Remembering

Children at Roecliffe school have been learning about the importance of Rememberance Day with the help of Major Hugo. He explained the significance of the poppy and what it means to those who wear it. Private Mulholland ended the afternoon by playing the bagpipes.
Tomorrow, the children will be planting poppies.

Staveley Community Primary and Nursery School Open Day and Stay and Play Days

We are holding Stay and Play Days on
Wed, 21st Nov - 1 pm - 15 15 pm
Mon. 26th Nov - 9 00 am - 11 45 am
Open Day - 3rd December - Please book your tour in advance
We are a nurturing and creative school that promotes respect, togetherness, inspiration and kindness.

Friends of Burnsall School Map Lampshade Workshop

On Wednesday 14th November from 7-9pm there will be a Charity Drum Lampshade Workshop in Grassington with all proceeds going to Burnsall Primary School.

A relaxed evening designed to show that it's really achievable to create some lovely, modern homewares in just a couple of hours.

Full tuition, materials* and tools provided and at the end of the evening you'll have made a 20cm diameter drum lampshade featuring a map of your choice to take home.

No crafty ability required.

The cost for the workshop is £30 and full details can be found on the Friends of Burnsall School Facebook page, or email to reserve your place.

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Mrs Hall, a Teaching Assistant at The Forest School, is running a Christmas Wreath Making Workshop on 1st December. The cost is £35 which includes all materials and refreshments. All profits to go to The Forest School.
Places are limited.
For more information please contact Mrs Hall by email,

Poetry Competition at Burton Leonard Primary

We held a performance poetry competition and the theme was peace.
One of our wonderful 4 years old (mind you they are all wonderful, not that we're biased in any way!) won in Class 1 and she recited this off by heart

I will not play tug o'war
I'd rather play hug o'war
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug
While everyone kisses
And everyone grins
And everyone cuddles
And everyone grins

The teachers would like to thank all the amazing children at Burton Leonard School for the tremendous effort they put in to learning 'Peace' poetry off by heart.

Parish Church Primary School Christmas Fair

being held at 5pm till 7pm on Friday 30th November. Everyone welcome to attend for some Festive Fun!

Western Year 3/4 visit Bolling Hall today!

To celebrate our Tudor topic, Mrs Coatesworth and Mr Hebblewhite's class are off to Bolling Hall in Bradford today. We will be dressed in our Tudor clothes and will experience life as a Tudor!

Burton Leonard History - Proud of our heritage 'Lest We Forget'

Children at Burton Leonard Primary School have been researching family history ‘Proud of our heritage – Lest we forget’
Everyone in school researched links family members had to events of the First World War. Stories about friends and family members help our children understand their heritage. Medals, photos, postcards and artefacts have been shared. We even saw a spoon which saved a life! A fascinating start to our exciting learning this week. Thank you to all our families for their support.

Diwali Day at Cracoe & Rylstone Primary School

A group of children from Cracoe and Rylstone Primary School have worked together to create a whole day of Diwali activities for their school on Wednesday.
They have also invited parents to join them for a wonderful home cooked 'Diwali Lunch'.
Activities will include making Diva Lamps, creating Rangoli Patterns and designing Mehndi patterns. The children have even created special quiz for the day. Lots of picture will be available on the school Facebook page. Please check them out.


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