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Newsletter Monday 16th March 2020

Please enjoy reading this week's newsletter.
For Sport Relief we all brought in our bikes and scooters for break and lunchtime. Form 6 had so much fun pedalling down the lane and on the field.
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Calendar
Upcoming Events
TOMORROW!
PYJAMA AND PIZZA DISCO
Sold out!
The disco will be for all children at Ghyll Royd including Little Adventurers and Great Explorers. This time around the disco are themed - Pyjama and Pizza Disco!

Tickets are priced at £5 per child and will include drinks, Pizza prepared by the lovely Chef Sean and a sweet treat. Please let us know below if you have any dietary requirements.
Mothers Day Tea Concert - Cancelled
 
It is with sadness that we feel we have to make the decision to cancel the Mothers Day Tea Party. The safeguarding of all children and adults that would be present on the day is our main priority and in light of the uncertainty over the Corona / Covid 19 virus we feel that making the decision now is the most sensible one to take. 
 
We understand that there will be children, parents and grandparents who will be really disappointed by the decision but it is hope that we will be able to put a date in our Summer Calendar for a substituted event. 
 
Together with Bar Events UK and 'The Three Inch Fools', we are hosting a fun-filled family fete and festival finished with a roaring musical performance of Romeo and Juliet at Greystone Manor on Saturday 25th April!

The event will include a bar, food, games and music. At 5pm, 'The Three Inch Fools', a musical five-piece acting troupe, will take to the stage to perform a imaginative and vibrantly musical take on one of Shakespeare's play. We are excited to bring a mini Ghyllstonbury style event rounded off with a fabulous performance by The Three Inch Fools. Their Schools tour always sells out and has fantastic reviews - download the booking form here.
Northern Dance Centre presents Time to Dance: Life in a Day featuring Ghyll Royd pupils, past and present on Saturday 28th March 2020.
 

Best of luck to:
Arabella

Florence

Sasha

Sophia

Matilda

Georgie

Isla

Kitty

and ex-Ghyll Royd pupils Bryony and Verity!


Find out more and book your tickets at: https://stagestubs.com/gb/northern-dance-centre/time-to-dance-life-in-a-day
  News and Announcements
Thank you to everyone who brought in their bike and scooter last week for Sport Relief. So far we have raised £71.80 for the cause.
Congratulations to our Extreme Reading winners! You have won a £5 Book Tokens voucher each.
Ssssamuel (Form 1) ccccertainly took hisssss reading to the exxxxtreme! Reading to a snake!
Read if you want to go faster!! When Lucy (Form 5) was thinking of ideas for Extreme Reading, she came up with a 'Big One' - reading on a rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach!
If your child has news they'd like to share, please get in touch!
Mr Martin's WOW Wall
Since Mr Martin started as Headteacher five years ago, pupils have regularly visited his office to share their fantastic work. The work is then featured on Mr Martin's WOW Wall and we would like to start sharing some of the children's work with you. 

Quentin in Form 6 has fully grasped how to find percentages of amounts, working with equations between 1 and 10%.

Sapphire in Form 6's beautifully written story for the 500 words competition leaves us wanting more! So spooky!

Great work!
Commendations will be presented in our assembly on Friday morning at 9.00am, parents and grandparents are welcome, this week the commendations are awarded to:

Reception - Ben L for setting a good example to others by always doing the right thing.
Form 1 - Samuel W for challenging himself with his reading.  He is consistently a star reader and is now reading more fluently and with excellent expression.  Well done Samuel.
Form 2 - Reuben N for challenging himself and persevering, particularly in Maths, through developing a can-do attitude to his learning.
Form 3 - George B for producing a consistently high standard of work in Maths and English.
Form 4 - Not awarded this week
Form 5 - Georgie Hughes for excellent resilience when being challenged in her work.
Form 6 - Josh N for outstanding commitment and motivation in his exam preparations.
Head Girls Commendation - Freddie FP for always having a smile on his face, having a good attitude towards school and always being helpful at lunch.
WIN £500 FOR GHYLL ROYD SCHOOL PTA
by singing up to Easyfundraising via this link.
Do you have a business that would like to be part of Ghyll Royd’s history? We are keen to connect with local businesses who are interested in advertising through our ‘Theatre of Dreams’. Ghyll Royd School is a registered charity therefore donations to us are a tax-deductible expense. So far, we have raised £13,000 of our £20,000 target. Once we have reached this target, we intend to hold a number of concerts, performances and evenings with guest speakers in the hall to thank our sponsors.

So far, we've raised £13,000! Thank you for your continued support. To sponsor a seat or donate, visit our fundraising page.
The school can also benefit from your shopping through Easyfundraising. This is a free service that allows people to shop directly at their favourite online store via the links on the easyfundraising.org.uk website and raise a donation for their school cause once a purchase is made. Donations can be up to 15% of the value of your purchase, depending on the retailer and the item purchased. There are thousands of retailers which use the scheme including John Lewis and Amazon. Buy through Easyfundraising and help us build our 'Theatre of Dreams'!
Engraving of School Cups
If your child has been awarded a cup at the end of term service, if you wish to have it engraved, then this is your responsibility. We can recommend having your cups engraved at the following shop
Quick Step Baildon, 20, Northgate, Baildon. BD17 6 JX.
Tel no. 01274593879. Email baildobcobbler@hotmail.com
LUNCH MENU
Monday
Chicken or Vegetable Fajitas with various fillings
 Fresh Garden Salad 
Jelly and Ice Cream or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt
 
Tuesday
Toad in the Hole or Vegetable Curry and Rice
Mixed vegetables or Fresh Garden Salad
Chocolate Brownie or Fresh Fruit or Cheese and Biscuits
 
Wednesday
Fish Fillet in Breadcrumbs or Vegetable Pasty
Potato Wedges & Mushy Peas or Fresh Garden Salad
Banana Cake or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt
 
Thursday
Spaghetti Bolognese or Cheese and Potato Pie
Broccoli and Carrots or Fresh Garden Salad
Strawberry Cheese Cake or Fresh Fruit or Cheese and Biscuits
 
Friday
Ghyll Royd Big Soup and Garlic Bread or Cheese Catherine Wheels
Sweetcorn and Roast Potatoes or Fresh Garden Salad
Apple Crumble and Custard or Fresh Fruit or Cheese and Biscuits
 
Early Years Newsletter Monday 16th March 2020
Little Adventurers

This week we have looked at how much our cress has grown - we were so surprised! Outside we created our own potted plants using pretend flowers. We also dug in the allotment and found lots of worms - some were really big and some were tiny. We were all curious about them and took it in turns to hold one - they tickled!!

We planted lots of different seeds in the allotment and can't wait to see what grows.

Next week we will be having a week dedicated to our mums - sorry we can't tell you, it's a secret!!

Treasure Bag - Bring in a picture of yourself with your mummy.
Great Explorers

Great Explorers have had a fabulous week! We have walked down to the river and seen the blossom coming out - we came back and made our own pictures too! We have been busy learning our songs for the Mother's Day Tea Party, playing to a tempo and playing long and short notes on the tambourine and wood block. 

Next week we will continue to watch the progress of our beans, finish planting our beans and hopefully go to the tarn on Ilkley Moor.

Treasure bag - Please can you send your child in with a WOW moment from home. It can be anything they felt proud doing at home - finishing a puzzle, swimming, a long walk, riding a bike etc. There are forms in the cloakroom but a picture would be great too! Thank you for your continued support.
Reception

What a week we have had! Not a second went by without something fun and exciting to do! We started our papier-mache planets - and will be finishing these next week.

For Science week, we have loved learning more about space, including starting our Wednesday morning with Space Yoga. Thank you so much to all our parents for all the effort you put into helping your children with Show and Tell each week. The facts and experiments you brought in were really great.
The children have worked tremendously hard during rehearsals for the Mother's Day Tea Party next Wednesday. We can't wait to share our songs with you. 

We loved bringing our bikes into school this week for Sport Relief and also made our own obstacle course on Wednesday to tie in with the cause. 

Next week, we look forward to welcoming mummies and grannies to School and are super excited to visit Harlow Carr on Monday!!

Show and tell - a fact or a picture of something to do with Spring.

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Thank you in advance.

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