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Haxby Road News 31.1.20

A message from the Co-Heads of School… 

Two very special and memorable events occurred this week at Haxby Road. The children  in KS1 & KS2 were greeted royally (via an interactive video link) by Martin Whitaker – a Winsdor Castle Expert! The children were shown round the castle’s Royal Garter Throne room and through the window to view Buckingham Palace. Before the session, the children worked in groups to create questions that they would like to ask and then through a democratic vote, each group chose their most desired question. Children were then invited up to the front of the assembly to ask the Castle Expert. Their questions were answered in detail and supported further with photographs and royal artefacts. As a result of this exciting opportunity, all children gained knowledge and understanding of the British Monarchy and its role in society.

Another special and memorable event was dedicated to Jacky Caley, our MSA (Midday Supervisory Assistant) who was awarded her Long Service Award.  This was awarded to Jacky in recognition of the 2o years of service that she has dedicated to the children of Haxby Road. An additional 14 years has also been recognised for her work at Park Grove Primary School. On behalf of the children and staff at Haxby Road we would all like to congratulate you for such a personal achievement and we are all so very proud to have such a dedicated member of the Haxby Road team. Keep up the fantastic work Jacky!


Parking & Dropping Off

Essential building work will commence on Monday 3rd February.

Under no circumstances should parents park to drop off children or park anywhere on the school premises.  Thank you for your continued support.


Historical and Influential Figures from the 20th Century Catwalk Show at 3pm in the UKS2 Hall

Wednesday 12th February 2020

We would like to welcome parents to come and watch their child dressed up as their chosen historical and influential figure from the 20th Century.

KS1 parents will be invited into the UKS2 hall at 3pm to watch their children walk the catwalk. The show will be led Mrs Eddon.

KS2 parents will be invited into the UKS2 hall at 3:40pm to watch their children walk the catwalk. The show will be led by Mrs McQuade and Mr Reeves-Kemp.


York Family Information Service are sharing lots of interesting and exciting facts around children’s brain development. If you follow them on Facebook or Twitter you may have already spotted some of their posts.   #First1001Days 

Please look out for the leaflet in your child’s book bag. For more info please speak to Mr Smart at the main office.



Please ensure your ParentPay balance is kept in credit for Breakfast and After School Club.  If you do not have enough money in your account, your sessions will be automatically cancelled by the system.


Litter – Year 5 to the Rescue!

Some of the children in year 5 have noticed that there has been some litter on the school field and by the Community Café. Year 5 have decided to spring into action and volunteer to help improve their school environment. Next week, they will be equipped with litter grabbers, gloves and bin bags to help resolve this issue. Using their IT skills, they will also create posters around school to encourage people not to drop litter. Well done Year 5!


Upcoming Events and dates:

Monday 3rd February – Friday 7th February – Children’s Mental Health Week.  The theme is ‘Find your Brave’. On Thursday 6th February, children are invited to bring in a small object which helps them to feel happy and calm.

Thursday 6th February KS1 & KS2 – Changing Lives Assembly.

Tuesday 11th February – Y5 & Y6 Castle Museum visit (all day)

Friday 14th February – School Breaks up for half term at 2pm.

Thursday 27th March – AGM meeting for Friends of Haxby Road.


Attendance Update


Our School Target is 97%

This week our attendance was: 91.94%

The winners this week are…

First Place: Gillygate with 100%

Second Place: Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate with 96.30%

Third Place:  Fossgate with 95.17%

To raise attendance and achieve our school target, please ensure that your child arrives on time, every day looking smart in their school uniform.

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