Weekly Communications

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We would like to congratulate all our Y6 pupils for such a positive mental attitude during the SATs. Our CEO: Mr Damian Chubb, and the Governors who visited during the week were also very impressed with them.

We would like to remind you about our Open House on Thursday 23rd May from 3.30pm to 4pm. This is an opportunity for you to have refreshments and see the wonderful displays. Everyone in school is working very hard to make sure we have learning environments to benefit the children and showcase their work. So please do look in all the classrooms and also the EYFS outdoor area.

Best wishes for the weekend,

Miss Gledhill

Shine like stars in the universe’

Philippians 2:15

Our vision provides a guiding light to the pupils, staff, Governors and parents to ensure we have a dynamic mix of high achievement for all, exceptional pastoral care and expansive opportunities for the children. We want our children to become the exemplary citizens of the future. We are a vibrant, happy, family orientated community where everyone really feels they can flourish and achieve anything to which they set their hearts and minds.


Summer Fair

Friends are busy planning the Summer Fair which is taking place on Sunday 30th June at School.


The friends would welcome each class bringing in coloured raffle prizes,  with the aim to created a coloured hamper for each class to raffle off on the 30th. Obviously making 5 in total!

Mercury – PURPLE


Earth – GREEN

Neptune – BLUE

Mars – RED

We would welcome anything, none perishable food (chocolates etc…)/ wine/ smellies/ oils – anything!!


We are also asking for volunteers who may be interested in organising and running a stall on behalf of School. Any donations or interest in volunteering please contact the School office who will pass on to Friends. Thank you for your help and support in making this a successful event for friends and family to enjoy.




Our old school email no longer forwards any emails to our new email account.


Please update your contacts with admin@sotterington.dalesmat.org


Uniform update:

Cut Off Date for Back to School orders with School shop is 7th August 2019, all orders placed by that date are guaranteed to be delivered before school starts in September.


Vacancy in Big Otters


Big Otters have a vacancy for a Playworker on a supply basis, Please pass on to any interested parties and contact Natalie on07775900002 for more information.


Government targets for attendance are 95%.


We will be including the class and whole school attendance figures for each week on weekly comms, please help us to achieve this target.


Mars:       100%

Neptune:   98.46%

Earth:      98.93%

Venus:      98.26%


Whole school: 99.01%


Minutes late:


This week we have lost 4 minutes in lateness.


We have had great attendance this week – well done everyone!


Question of the week….What was easy?


Makaton word of the week – Nice




Please ensure that your child has a PE kit in school ALL WEEK.


All children need a pair of outdoor trainers for outdoor PE.





Mars and Neptune have a violin lesson each week with Mr Hills please make your donation via the gateway. Thank you if you have already donated. Please return your slips to Mrs Wake.




Golden Table


Peter Keighley is in this afternoon teaching Cricket to our Earth and Neptune classes





Friends and family lunch for Neptune – bookings for this will close at midnight on Sunday.


Please note if you have not signed up you will not be able to come for lunch as Mrs Smith, our cook, has to prepare an exact number of meals per day. Apologies but no late bookings can be taken.


Year 3/4 cricket after school club with Mrs Umpleby – 3.30pm till 4.30pm




Year 3/4 Tennis tournament – you will have been notified if your child is taking part. Please consent via the gateway.


Year 2 LUNCHTIME football club with Mr Lofthouse


Collective Worship with Jim Wilkinson


Year 5/6 cricket after school club with Mrs Umpleby




French club with Ms Cooke now on Thursday lunchtimes – Please sign up via the gateway.


Week 1 Baguettes for lunch today – Jackets or Chicken enchiladas also available. Please book during registration.


Year 3/4 After school club tennis with Mrs Umpleby


Thursday 23rd May – Open House 3.30pm to 4pm





Violins for our Class violinists – Mars and Neptune – PLEASE REMIND YOUR CHILD TO BRING THEIR VIOLIN. Lessons will start at 9am for Neptune and 9.45 for Mars Class.



Shining Star Assembly


Year 5/6 After school club tennis with Mrs Umpleby



Friday 24th May – break up for half term




We want our children to become safe and confident digital citizens. Please check you have set the parental controls and monitor what your child is accessing on-line. Thank you!


More information : https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents



Dates for your diary


Monday 3rd June – staff training day


Thursday 6th June – Class photos.


Monday 10th – Friday 14th June – Bikeability for Years 5 and 6


Wednesday 12th June – Governors meeting


Thursday 20th June – Class assembly Earth at 3pm


Sunday 30th June – Friends Summer Fair on school field.


Tuesday 2nd July – Diocese of York Year 6 Leavers Service for pupils only at All Saints Church, Northallerton


Wednesday 10th – Friday 12th July – Northallerton school and sixth form college transition days for future Year 7s


Thursday 11th July – Class assembly Mercury at 3pm


Tuesday 16th July – Friends School Disco – details to follow


Friday 19th July – Break up for Summer Holidays