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Swallows class bake bread and cake


Falcons class work on their times tables outdoors




Residential 2018

World Book Day 2018

Maths Challenge - Class 4 have been investigating measures this week. Mr Sadler challenged us to use our knowledge of length, mass, capacity, area, perimeter, surface area and averages all in one lesson! We all worked really hard to solve some really complex problems.

As part of learning about people who help us, Isla's mum came to class 1 to talk to the children about her work in the police.  They had a great time as you can see from the pictures and were even allowed to sit in the police car.

Class 3 had a brilliant time at Ripon Workhouse.  We all dressed as Victorians and had fun in the Victorian classroom and doing the laundry! We also carried out some tradtitional workhouse chores and had a go at rag-rugging. Finally, we played some Victorian games and played with some traditional toys.


The infant children of Ripley performed their Nativity beautifully at All Saints Church Ripley

The children had a great day raising money for Children in Need. They dressed in spots, decorated buns throughout the day and held a book stall at the end of the day."

Welly Walk - Our children raised over £300 to help send children in Africa to school by walking 2.5 miles around the back of Ripley Castle in their wellies.

Our new ICT equipment has finally arrived! The new laptops are great and Class 4 have really enjoyed investigating the new iPads!

We had a very special visitor come into school on 22nd September. Imran came all the way over from Manchester to teach us about the Islam faith, and what it is like to be a Muslim in 2016. He shared lots of artifacts with us and explained what they all meant, and also took workshops with each class where he explained some of the traditions and routines that all Muslims must follow. We had a great time learning from him, and we now have a much better understanding of Islam.

Class 4 had a very exciting visit from Warburtons, who came to make sandwiches with us on Friday afternoon! We learned all about food hygiene (including wearing hair nets!) and then got the chance to choose from loads of ingredients to make our sandwiches. We even got some bread to take home with us!

Key Stage 2 took over the Town Hallwith their production of "Robin Hood and the Sherwood Hoodies", andit brought the house down. From the character parts to the chorus, eachand every child gave the show everything they had, and the response from theaudiences was fantastic!

Class 4 Trip to Harlow Carr

Class 4 took a trip to Harlow Carr to participate in an "Incredible Edibles" workshop.  As part of this, they learned about how plants are named, searched the gardens for various fruit and vegetables and located where they came from.  They also had to participate in a taste test (some of them were even brave enough to taste the chocolate!)  In the afternoon, they explored the grounds, looking at the plants, sculptures and birds that are found on the site.  The staff at the centre, and many others around Harlow Carr commented on how polite the children were; as always they were a credit to the school.

Countryside Day

A group of children from KS2 travelled to the Yorkshire Showground last week to take part in the annual Countryside Day.  As part of the day, they participated in a number of workshops in Biology, bread making and dry stone walling, as well as watching two animal shows (dogs herding ducks, and dancing sheep!)  Everyone had a fantastic day, and got to take home some delicious bread they had made!

On our recent trip to a traditional Saxon village , Class 3 found how Saxon peasants used to live years ago. We ground corn using a grinding stone, made oil lamps from clay from the ground, collected wood on an old wooden cart and defended the Saxon village from a Viking invader. As the day came to an end, we listened to a Beowulf story in the Mead Hall.It was a fabulous day

Our Year 6 children celebrated the end of their SATs exams with an ice cream and picnic and games in the grounds of Ripley Castle

Residential Photos

Queens 90th Birthday

The children at Ripley Primary School celebrated the Queen's 90th birthday in style by dressing as Kings and Queens and holding a coffee afternoon in Ripley Town Hall.  The children had helped the school cook, Mrs Atkinson, bake cakes for the event the day before and all proceeds went to Age Concern.

STEM ICT Conference

A group of children from Years 4, 5 and 6 attended a STEM ICT Conference at Kettlesing Fellescliffe Primary School.  They had a fantastic afternoon exploring a range of new technologies!  There was a carousel of activities ranging from stop-motion filming of bridge building, to programming lego robots, to inputting codes and even trying to solve a murder!  The people running the session were especially impressed with the children's responses to their questions and challenges.  Maybe we have some future engineers at Ripley?


November 2015
















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