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From September 2018 the cost of a school dinner will be £2.30 per day and payment can be made via the ParentPay system.  Please may we ask you to pay for school dinners promptly.

Could your child be entitled to free school meals?

Parent and carers who are in receipt of certain income-related benefits may be entitled to apply for free school meals for their children: click here to find out more about eligibility or pop into the office to ask for further information.  Claiming free school meals also means the school receives extra funding, called the Pupil Premium, to support your child’s learning.

Even if your child prefers to bring a packed lunch, or is entitled to KS1 free school meals, we still ask that you apply if you think you may be eligible since this Pupil Premium will benefit your child’s education and school as additional funding, as well as enabling them to take up a free school meal any day they choose and possibly access other educational benefits and support.

2018-2019 Term & Holiday Dates

2018-2019 Training Days and Bank Holiday Closures Monday 3rd September 2018 Tuesday 4th September 2018 Monday 7th January 2019 Monday 6th May – May Day Bank Holiday Monday 3rd June 2019 Monday 22th July 2019 Click here to download the…

Former Fishergate pupil visits school on her 90th Birthday!

Betty, 90, was invited in to school by two pupils from Year 6 who found out that Betty was turning 90 and decided to ask her to look around her old school and to have tea and cake!

Betty visited the school with her daughter Sue and went into every classroom. Betty remarked how some things hadn’t changed (e.g. the flooring!) but how other things had. She felt that the way the staff treated the pupils now with such a caring approach was lovely ( a little different to her day). 

We are so pleased that Betty was able to come in to her former school and chat to us about how things were at Fishergate circa 1948.

Coding and Computing Fun

Mrs Wilson’s class have had a day of “cool stuff”, according to pupils! Xander H invited Dr Martin Bateman, a lecturer at UCLAN who previously visited Y5/6 last year, to spend the day in the class as an end of term treat – with lots of fantastic learning – and he was delighted to come back to Fishergate for a second time, this time bringing with him some young assistants.  Xander’s big brother – a former Fishergate student himself – also came along to lend a hand supporting the children’s learning.

This morning we wrote Minecraft mods using a programming language called Python, running on Raspberry Pi computers.  This afternoon we have been exploring Virtual Reality using the HTC Vive and taking on a whole range of coding and problem-solving challenges on the laptops as well as continuing with Minecraft, creating new worlds and writing mods.  It was particularly fantastic to see the support and mentoring given to the pupils by our young volunteer helpers, who were excellent role models as well as wonderful STEM ambassadors!

A MASSIVE thank you to Dr Bateman, from the School of Physical Sciences and Computing at the University of Central Lancashire, who drove all the way from Preston, together with his two marvellous assistants, to spend the day working with the class.

If you’d like to have a go at some of the coding and problem solving challenges, you can click on the links below!

Calling all budding drummers!

Andy Jennings and his amazing drumming students treated us to some fantastic performances in the drumming assembly this morning!

As some of Andy’s students are Year 6 and so will (sadly!) be leaving Fishergate at the end of the year there could be a few spots available for some new students!  If your child could be interested please contact Andy on 07527048676 or by emailling andy@yorkdrumteacher.co.uk.