Latest news from around the school

Achievement Assembly

Posted on 19 October 2018 by Miss Beatson

Well done to all the children who received a certificate in assembly today and to all the Y3/4 children who showed their spectacular, creative homework!

Christmas Cards

Posted on 16 October 2018 by Miss Beatson

Tomorrow, your child will bring home their very own Christmas card they have designed. They will also have an order form so you can order packs of Christmas cards, gift tags, mugs or tea towels. If you would like to purchase any of these items then please complete the form and return to school with the correct payment as soon as possible.

St James' School Choir

Posted on 15 October 2018 by Mrs Rowley

Yesterday alongside four other schools, St James’ Choir sang in the Wetherby Arts Festival at St James’ Church.

The children sang “Lean on Me” in a combined choir and lead the congregation in some of their prayers. Mrs Sharp said, “I received lots of lovely comments at the end about how well the children/young people sang and how lovely it was to welcome them and their families to our Harvest Festival Service.”

The children were a credit to our school and sang their hearts out.

Achievement assembly

Posted on 12 October 2018 by Miss Beatson

Well done to all the pupils who received a certificate in achievement assembly.

Harvest Festival

Posted on 11 October 2018 by Miss Beatson

Thank you to all the parents who came along to the harvest service at St James’ Church this afternoon. The children read out their poems, readings and prayers beautifully.

Our choir will be performing at the Wetherby harvest festival this Sunday in church and as some of you may have seen, we have entered the scarecrow competition!

Here is James, the fisherman!





Open morning for prospective 2019 parents / carers

Posted on 08 October 2018 by Mrs Craggs

If you’re looking for a Reception place for your child, we’re holding our open morning on Tuesday 06 November at 9.30am. This is an opportunity for you to come and visit the school, ask any questions you may have, and be shown around by some of our Year 6 children. No appointment needed – just turn up.

Parents' evening coming up

Posted on 08 October 2018 by Mr Roundtree

The first of two parent-teacher meetings are coming up soon: 23 October and 25 October. At these meetings, you’ll notice a small change.

In the annual survey of parents and carers, a small number mentioned that they would prefer more frequent updates about their child’s progress. We’ve acted on this by changing when we provide you with the Learning Updates. These were previously given to you at parents’ evening. However, this year, we’ll send these home at the end of the Autumn and Spring terms. This means you’ll have an update at the end of Autumn 1 (the parents’ evening), Autumn 2 (the Learning Update), Spring 1 (the second parents’ evening), Spring 2 (the second Learning Update), and then the end of year report in the Summer.

As always, Miss Beatson will be around to hear your questions, compliments and concerns with these arrangements.

EPOSS Incredible Years parenting course

Posted on 03 October 2018 by Mrs Craggs

The EPOSS cluster will be running an Incredible Years Parenting Course starting Friday 09 November at Wetherby Children’s Centre. Please see the attached poster/leaflet for further information.

There is no need to book: parents/carers can just turn up on the first session or ring the number provided on the leaflet if you have any questions.

What wonderful writing!

Posted on 03 October 2018 by Mr Roundtree

All classes in school have a class novel on the go. Y5,6 are enjoying the modern classic, Kensuke’s Kingdom this half-term.

This morning, our older children in Y5,6 have been writing a diary entry from a character’s perspective.

Have a read of this great writing – well done, Mya!

…Mya’s not finished the diary yet. If your child is in Y5,6, have a chat with how the diary entry could continue!

Kensuke’s Kingdom

Reading Workshop

Posted on 02 October 2018 by Miss Beatson

A quick reminder that we are having a reading workshop for KS2 parents, today at 6pm. Come along if you would like more information about how we teach reading in school and how you can support your child at home.