23rd March 2018




I'm not sure how everyone else feels, but we have come to the conclusion in school that we are in some sort of time machine, and we think we've missed March along the way? Having our staff meetings and planning 'summer term' seems incomprehensible! 


Still a week to go though, and as busy as ever, so a few important reminders, and updates for you: 


Earth Hour Saturday

Saturday 24th March 8.30-9.30pm is Earth Hour, if you're not sure what this means, please ask your child to tell you all about it... Class 2 led a really informative and detailed assembly on this yesterday so our children should all be experts! Take a peek at our twitter feed for a few pics! @roecliffeschool. There is a challenge, with prizes for those who take part. To read more, please take a look at the Earth Hour and WWF websites.  



Easter Service

Wednesday 28th March 2.00-3.00pm is our Easter Service in St Mary's Church, Roecliffe, with all warmly invited to join us. Each class will have its own aspect of Easter to explore, with our presentations themes around questions and ideas. Please join us for the service in church; songs, readings, artwork, prayers! Your Easter Service checklist / wish list is: 

  • Egg rolling! We are having a traditional egg rolling competition after the Easter Service, to take part all you need to do is bring in a hard boiled egg (decoration is optional!) and a spoon of your choice! There will be a parents competition too. This will be on the Village Green, and is weather dependent - if it's pouring down we'll have to make a rain check!
  • If you have any shoe boxes that Class 2 could use please can you send them in on Monday for some arts and crafts! 


Roecliffe Opera Evening 

Charlotte Appleyard (Florence's mummy) is well under way with the organisation of the Roecliffe Opera Evening on Thursday 26th April, it is already set to be a very memorable evening, with our very talented soprano singer - Ione Cumming (Sofia's mummy). Ione, and her pianist Ailsdair, very kindly came into school on Tuesday to give a taste of what is in store on the night, and to inspire the children's artwork for the event. After Easter, the children will be choosing and creating, in school, an art project from; lino and screen printing, Italian Skylines, costumes and make up, set and stage design, watercolours and line sketches. We know the children will enjoy the art workshops we have planned in school after Easter. 

Your Roecliffe Opera Evening checklist / wish list is: 

  • Have you bought tickets? £15 each, available through eventbrite
  • Children have been invited to design a poster for the evening - all posters received in by next Tuesday will be displayed in school, around the village, and in Boroughbridge. We're hoping for some masterpieces! 
  • Follow our progress on twitter using the hashtag #roecliffeoperaevening


Auction of Promises 

To further raise funds for the Nurture Centre, we are running an Auction of Promises which will finish running on the Opera Evening. If anyone has a 'prize in kind' they can donate that would be fantastic. Things like a night of babysitting, a basket of ironing, a haircut (if we have any hairdressers amongst us), a voucher for something, a meal.... Every single offering is gratefully received. Just drop us an email in the office, or catch myself or Charlotte in the playground and let us know. Thank you to all so far that have donated - it really will benefit every child in our school. 


FORCES Meeting Wednesday 28th March 9.00-9.30am

Charlotte is hosting a quick 'sign up to help' and planning meeting for the opera evening. This will be in school, 9.00-9.30am, straight after drop-off, and will be efficient.... but cakey! Coffee and cake (see it as bribery if you like), and the notion that many hands make light work!



Follow us on twitter for updates, photos and Roecliffe fun! 


Chocolate Bingo this evening! 

I shall be your host for Chocolate Bingo, straight after school tonight, with lots of chocolate treats for all! Eyes down and look in... I've been practising my Bingo Lingo (it's a thing!) and we're ready to go! In the hall 3.30-4.30pm! Tickets £2.50 each. 


Well Done Teddy Sharp! 

A huge well done to Teddy Sharp, who we were so proud of yesterday as he represented the school in the county cross country finals. Well done Teddy, a tough race on a very long, hilly, challenging course. Well done for such an individual achievement - we're all super proud of you! 


Clocks go forward - Sunday! 

Don't forget that the clocks go forwards on Sunday - click here for the finer details of when/why/how!


Summer Menu

A copy of the Summer Dinner menu is attached to this bulletin along with a selections form. Please can any orders be returned by Wednesday next week (28th) so we can place the baguette, wraps and jacket potato orders with the Kitchen ready for our return on the 17th April.


Finally, a fond farewell 

Hugo Barker (Class 4) leaves us today as he looks ahead to starting at his new school after Easter. Class 4, the teachers and all of your friends at Roecliffe will all miss you greatly! You must promise to come back and visit (and of course we'll be asking Lydia how you're getting on!). Best of luck at Aysgarth School. 


I think that's all, what a busy bulletin! a lovely weekend and we shall see you all next week for the last week of the spring term.  


Mrs Kerry Dalton


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