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It was lovely to welcome children and families back after their summer break and hear all their exciting holidays news. 


We welcomed our new Reception children as well as new children joining us in other year groups.  Everyone has settled back into school well and is enjoying their learning and being back with their friends.





We are proud to announce that for the fourth consecutive year have successfully achieve the School Games Gold Sports Mark Award.  This confirms our commitment to promoting children’s participation in a wide choice of competitive and non-competitive sports and clubs that is inclusive and accessible to everyone of all abilities.  The achievement in gaining this Award recognises our commitment to encouraging our pupils to have a  positive attitude towards healthy lifestyle choices. 




 Our whole school topic this term is ‘Castles’.  Classes 2 and 3 are looking forward to a visit to Helmsley Castle and the Bird of Prey Centre as part of this topic.  Children have been learning about ‘Why castles were built?’.  ‘The importance of their locations’ and ‘How successful they were (or not) in keeping out invaders’. 



During the first week of October we are having an enrichment curriculum week based on ‘Performing Arts’. Craig Bradley, a children’s poet, will be joining us for a day of fun filled poetry workshops.  We look forward to his very poems.  Children will also have the opportunity to participate in a circus skills workshop and a dance activity linked to a story.  A book fair will be in school during the week and we are hosting a performance by Lempen Puppet Theatre Company who have travelled all over the world performing their puppet shows.   



We are holding an open day on Saturday 6th October from 10am-11.30am. This is an opportunity for those parents who are starting look for school placements for their children starting a reception class next September to come and experience Husthwaite School.  Members of the community are also very welcome.  Please do come along and meet the teachers – Mr Barwick, Mr Chapman, Miss Goodchild, Mr Houghton and Miss Bennett.  There will be an activity set up in each class, taster school meals available and an outside Forest Schools activity to take part in. Fingers crossed for dry weather!



Please remember if you have a toddler or would like to join us for a social cuppa, our weekly 9am ‘Stay and Play’ session and ‘Unfrazzle’ is every Friday in the school hall.  ‘Stay and Play’ is a free toddler session open to all pre-school children from 9-10am. 

 There are still some vacant places for nursery offering full and part day care from 3 to 30 hours per week. Please enquire at the school office. 



We will be holding our harvest festival on the afternoon of Friday 26th October.  The location will be confirmed on the website as we are now hoping to use the Methodist Church as well as St Nicholas for our festivals.  Members of the community are welcome to join us for this celebration.



Our next Bags2School collection will take place on 23rd November at 9am.   Take the opportunity to have a clear-out of all unwanted clothes, handbags, shoes, belts and soft toys.  All articles can be brought to school in dustbin bags before 9am on 23rd November  or the day before.  This is aa great recycling facility that raises funds for school and helps others in need.  The last collection raised £76 for our School Fund.



We are hosting a world-renowned puppet theatre on Monday 8th October at 4.00pm.   The am-A-zing Thing is a medley of Grimms’ Tales with puppets and music, suitable for everyone over 5 years of age.  Tickets are available from the school office at £5.



For further details of our school please visit our website: or phone the office 01347 868371





























For further details of our school please visit our website: or phone the office 01347 



Visits to our school are always welcome - please phone the school office - 01347 868371 - to make an appointment