Swimming lessons will resume on Tuesday 2nd November at Uppe

Swimming lessons will resume on Tuesday 2nd November at Upper Wharfedale School, under the expert tutelage of Adele Allen. Year 4 will have their lessons first, straight after the half term, with other years scheduled each half term! So dig out those swimming cossies, and grab those goggles!

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What a beautiful day for a Cross Country run!

What a beautiful day for a Cross Country run! 🏃🏃‍♀️ Well done to all our children who were selected to run for our Federation Team today at our cluster event – you are all superstars! ⭐️

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We love our Friday get togethers…

We love our Friday get togethers… Someone came to visit and was atonished that small schools like ours having specialist teachers – Yes, we do – RE, music, PE and French!

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A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who filled St Mary’s Church,

A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who filled St Mary’s Church, Kettlewell for our Harvest celebration! We loved seeing you, and Rev Tom said it was wonderful to have children back in the church and bringing joy to the festivities. The children sang beautifully, acted brilliantly and presented their artwork and poetry to tell the…

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Afghanistan Crisis – how can I help? Donations of winter clo

Afghanistan Crisis – how can I help? Donations of winter clothing (coats, jumpers, boots, shoes, gloves, hats, etc.) can be dropped off at any of the local churches on the weekend of 16th/17th October and can be brought into school, week commencing 18th October. Thank you! ❤️

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‘Squeeze in a Read’ this October as it’s Libraries Month! Ch

‘Squeeze in a Read’ this October as it’s Libraries Month! Children and adults are invited find 10 minutes to read each day throughout the month. Libraries are also running competitions and events. Take a look at Skipton Library, Grassington Hub Library or the Library bus.

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Woo-hoo! Woooo-hoooo! Kettlewell’s Haloween Party is coming

Woo-hoo! Woooo-hoooo! Kettlewell’s Haloween Party is coming to a village hall near you (Kettlewell Village Hall!) £1 / child, 4pm-6pm, Thursday 28 October. Due to Covid + other reasons, primary school age + younger only, local children only.

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We are on the hunt again please! Preschool would be very gra

We are on the hunt again please! Preschool would be very grateful if anyone is able to donate or sell a wooden outdoor playhouse, a small dolls pram, a steering wheel, a gear stick or some plastic guttering. Many thanks for your continued support.

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Mountain biking! Orienteering! Year 6 are getting active! On

Mountain biking! Orienteering! Year 6 are getting active! On 21st October, Year 6 federation children are going to Gisburn Forest, and this year they have a choice of activities! Get your consent forms in by October 10th, and specify your child’s preferred activity.

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Wildlife friendly Dales churchyard declared the best in North Yorkshire

Kettlewell pupils have helped contribute to this church garden over the years and it has won the regional award! Well done Kettlewell community! https://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/19584751.wildlife-friendly-dales-churchyard-declared-best-north-yorkshire/ Wildlife friendly Dales churchyard declared the best in North Yorkshire

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We have the first of our Celebration Lunches next week to ce

We have the first of our Celebration Lunches next week to celebrate National Poetry Day! If your child has a packed lunch normally, but would like to have a celebration dinner, please let the school office know. Dinners are charged at £3. Menu to follow!

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It’s the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation Fun Day this Su

It’s the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation Fun Day this Sunday! We have archery, bush craft, a giant inflatable, mini games, sporting activities, pre-loved books and toys and refreshments. Come along, and have fun. It’s all free!!!

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Morrisons are launching “Good to Grow”, encouraging kids to

Morrisons are launching “Good to Grow”, encouraging kids to grow their own food, and you can get involved! For every £10 you spend, Morrisons will give school a “grow token”. School collects them up, and uses them to get free gardening equipment! Find out more by visiting itsgoodtogrow.co.uk

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Did you know you can donate to the school PTA simply by shop

Did you know you can donate to the school PTA simply by shopping on Amazon? Sign up to Amazon Smile and then just continue with your normal purchases. You can sign up here https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1110031-0 and then the school benefits from it straight away!

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Last week, a cheque for a whopping £444 was given to Matthew

Last week, a cheque for a whopping £444 was given to Matthew Richardson from Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA). Ben and Max presented the cheque in a special assembly to celebrate the children raising the money through their sponsored walk! Well done to all the children, staff, parents and carers for raising such an…

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During lockdown did you find that your kids do maths, differ

During lockdown did you find that your kids do maths, differently to you? Do you want to know a bit more about what your child learns in maths? White Rose Maths have published Parent Workbooks to explain what your child is learning and when, during Years 1 through 6. Free and easy to understand ➽➽➽…

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“Romeo, Romeo, where art thou Romeo?”

“Romeo, Romeo, where art thou Romeo?” Class 2 put all the events from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in the correct order, and a lot certainly happens! And so many deaths! The children wanted to keep a tally of every time someone was killed! #Teamwork #KettlewellPrimarySchool #KS2

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If you would like to come and visit any of our wonderful sch

If you would like to come and visit any of our wonderful schools then please see dates below for our open days! Monday 11th October Open morning at Cracoe Tuesday 12th October Open morning at Kettlewell Wednesday 13th October Open morning at at Burnsall Wednesday 13th October Open afternoon at Grassington We are a federation…

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Kanga School Club is open Monday to Thursday until 6pm, at G

Kanga School Club is open Monday to Thursday until 6pm, at Grassington Primary. Each session has a sporting activity as well as a quiet space for children to enjoy crafts, reading or making dens. To book a place please book direct Kanga Sports: www.kangasports.co.uk

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A huge thank you to our PTA today. It was great to see an ev

A huge thank you to our PTA today. It was great to see an event being held again to raise funds for school. The children did a fantastic job encouraging the visitors to the stall and serving them. Thank you to all who donated baked goods and tombola prizes!

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Class 1 have been incredibly busy since we have been back af

Class 1 have been incredibly busy since we have been back after the summer holidays. From using our acting skills to perform The Three Little Pigs, to using our balancing skills in gymnastics, investigating the properties of different materials, learning about place value in Maths, creating our own Prayers, welcoming our new pet fish (introducing…

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Open Evening – Upper Wharfedale School

Upper Wharfedale School are holding some open events for Year 6 students thinking of applying. Strictly by appointment only. Meet the Headteacher, staff and students and enjoy a tour, including subject demonstrations. Book via their website or follow this link https://uws.n-yorks.sch.uk/event/open-evening-3/ Open Evening – Upper Wharfedale School

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Children at Kettlewell Primary School had the opportunity to

Children at Kettlewell Primary School had the opportunity to visit the cast and crew of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ when they came to film in the village. “We had to be very quiet and patient” Isabella commented. “When the director and actors came over to chat we all went quiet, I think we were…

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Upper Wharfedale School is holding an Open Evening for Year

Upper Wharfedale School is holding an Open Evening for Year 6 students thinking of applying. Strictly by appointment only, numbers are restricted to 2 / family. Meet the headteacher, staff and students. Enjoy a tour, including subject demonstrations. Book here: https://uws.n-yorks.sch.uk/event/open-evening-3/

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Something very exciting has happened in Class One!! 3 little

Something very exciting has happened in Class One!! 3 little pigs have snuck in and are asking us for their help! 🐷🐷🐷 we’ve been spending our afternoon designing and building houses strong enough to withstand the Big Bad Wolf’s huffing and puffing!

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Calling all parents and/or grandparents!

Calling all parents and/or grandparents! Request for baking and tombola prizes for the PTA’s stall outside school this Saturday morning. Please see comments below for further information. Thank you for your support! 🍰🧁😋

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Now recruiting! Grassington Juniors Football Club seeks new

Now recruiting! Grassington Juniors Football Club seeks new players, aged 6 to 14 for the 2021-22 Season. Clubhouse, qualified coaches, teams for all ages, girls welcome, plays next to Grassington playground to keep younger children happy, starts early September! Take a look ➽ grassingtonjuniorsfc.co.uk

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Now recruiting! Grassington Juniors Football Club seeks new

Now recruiting! Grassington Juniors Football Club seeks new players, aged 6 to 14 for the 2021-22 Season. Clubhouse, qualified coaches, teams for all ages, girls welcome, plays next to the playground to keep younger children happy, starts early September! Take a look ➽ grassingtonjuniorsfc.co.uk

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We finished today with a new tradition and an old tradition.

We finished today with a new tradition and an old tradition. Well done to Edward and Jessica who received our first ever Governors’ Award and we wish our wonderful Year 6 children the best of luck as they move on to high school. Thank you to all our parents and friends for your continued support.…

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What an exciting day we have planned for tomorrow!!!! Please

What an exciting day we have planned for tomorrow!!!! Please remember to send your children in their own clothes tomorrow that they don’t mind getting wet and please also remember to pack their uniform too as they will need it for the afternoon. Super exciting times ahead!!!

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