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NEWS FROM HUSTHWAITE CE PRIMARY SCHOOL & APPLE TREE NURSERY

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In Years 4, 5 and 6 visited York Minster for a Diocesan Day as part of our federation with Sessay. They had a guided and took part in a workshop looking at the history of York Minster, traditions and the links to the church. It was a wonderful trip, which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

In the last week of the Sprig Term, Class 3 visited Easingwold Parish Church to take part in a WOOFYT (Wooden One-octave Organ For Young Technologists) workshop. The children were given a very interesting talk, going through the basics of music, air flow and physics. The children got the opportunity to play some simple tunes on the WOOFYT. The various components of the ‘WOOFYT' were related to the corresponding parts of the full-sized church organ and the church organists then demonstrated the power of the instrument!

Well done to our Y6 pupils who successfully completed their KS2 SATs week. The staff were very proud of their focussed and calm approach at what can be a stressful time. Well done Year 6. They also thoroughly enjoyed their SAT's breakfast club each day and a SATs treat. Many thanks to Mr Chapman and Mrs Price for organising this.

Just last week, Years 3 and 4 from the Husthwaite and Sessay Federation enjoyed a short residential visit to Carlton Lodge. The children had lots of fun and thoroughly enjoyed their outdoor learning experiences to strengthen their social and independence skills. Activities included kayaking, orienteering, archery, high ropes and raft building teaching children many new skills throughout their stay. Children loved the activities and the word ‘amazing' was constantly used! A big thank you to Miss Goodchild, Miss Wilkie and Mr Houghton who accompanied the children and made a residential for our younger children possible.
As we approach the final half term of the academic year there are lots of events in and out of school already in the diary! Events include a sports week, cluster sport competitions, transition events for our new starters and Y6 going onto secondary education. Rehearsals will be starting for our end of year performances including the Husthwaite Hummingbirds musical concert.

Staffing
We will be bidding a sad farewell to Mrs Collins who is retiring at the end of the summer term after working at our school for over 20 years. We wish her well in her retirement and will miss her creative skills that produced some wonderful crafts and artwork from almost nothing! Mr Barwick will also be leaving to move onto a very different post, but still within education. We have recruited a new excellent and experienced early years team for September 2019.

Fund-raising
We are holding a Bags2School collection on Tuesday 11th June at 9am. If you have any unwanted items of clothing, shoes, handbags, soft toys, ties and belts please bring them to school for our collection. Items should be placed into a black bin bag or you can use a Bags2School collection bag available from the school office. We are paid by weight so the more items we collect, the more money we raise! Thanks to your help we raised £150 last year for our school funds.

Apple Tree Nursery and Toddlers
There are still some vacant places for nursery in September offering full and part day care from 3 to 30 hours per week. Please enquire at the school office. We also hold free weekly stay and play toddler sessions every Friday morning from 9-10am. Please just come along - no need to book.

For further details of our school please visit our website: www.husthwaite.n-yorks.sch.uk or phone the office 01347 868371