Year 3&4

Y3/4 Visit to Barstow House

Last week, as part of the Musical Connections project, Y3/4 children went to Barstow House in York. It was lovely to see familiar faces from last year and to make some more new friends. We all enjoyed singing and playing musical games which brought smiles to the tenants that live there.

Musical Connections is a registered charity that who facilitate intergenerational music workshops in care and residential homes in York.  We have been working with the project for a number of years now, and our participation has been enormously rewarding for Fishergate pupils.  If you would like to find out more about this fantastic organisation, please visit their website.

Merry Christmas Everybody!

Bake Off: The Results

Thank you to everyone in years 3,4,5 and 6 who baked a cake for this year’s bake off. And thank you to Aisha (year 6), Susannah (year 4), Mr Kelly and Miss Solanki for taking the time to judge all the cakes! I know that it was a hard task deciding on the winner from each class. Here are some of the creations:

The finalists were: Anya (Mrs Engleman’s class), Jacob (Mr Snowden’s class), Anya (Miss Ekers/Teale’s class), Tamaris (Mrs Walton’s class), Daisy  (Mrs Wilson’s class) and Poppy (Miss Rees/Mr Burnell’s class).

A cake stall was held after the year 3/4 and 5/6 bake offs raising an amazing £180 for school.

Each class winner created an amazing Christmassy themed cake for the final of the inaugral Fishergate Bake Off.  We think that the winning “illusion cake” in the form of a Christmas Pud is a real showstopper!  Well done to a very worthy winner.



Have you checked out the YV Music Room?

The choir are sounding fantastic!  Don’t forget….

The YV Music Room is ready for you to practice all the songs. You will need the code to get in so please ask your teacher. Voung Voices

We sent the code home with a letter but if you have forgotten it you could ask Miss Teale or Mrs Spain.  In the Young Voices Music Room you will find lyrics videos, dance videos and Spotify links for this year’s songs to help you practise at home.  Keep up the good work!

The Book Fair is coming!

Classes will be able to browse the shelves and buy books in the lower hall from 3:15 to 3:45.  To avoid it getting too crowded please can we ask that classes come on the following days:

EYU ~ Wednesday 15th November

KS1 ~ Thursday 16th November

Year 3/4 ~ Friday 17th November

Year 5/6 ~ Monday 20th November


Don’t forget that this Friday 30th June is non-uniform day to support the summer fair. Please bring in tombola prizes, filled jam jars (sweets, crafts, marbles whatever you like), bottles for the bottle stall, teddies and toys (NO books or second hand clothes other than uniform please).


Please find your class stall list outside the classrooms and sign up or tell Emma in the office and she will put your name down. Half an hour from each parent helps enormously. If you can stay to help at 5pm to help clear up please do…..


We need to be able to play music for the gymnasts to do their display and we will also need a microphone, both with amplification. Can you help? Where can we borrow from?? Final plea for cake contributions on the day – thank-you – let’s make it a great summer fair xFriends of Fishergate


Last choir next week – 28th June

To all the parents, carers and children,

Thank you for all your hard work and support this year at choir.  We have taken part in so many different activities this school year, including carol singing in the city centre and at Selby Abbey, singing at the Cgristmas fair and, of course, Young Voices.  You have all been brilliant!

Next week (Wednesday 28th June) will be out last choir session before the summer holidays as there are so many different things happening in the last few weeks of term for both staff and pupils.

We hope to see lots of familiar faces back at choir next year.  We have another very exciting year ahead of us!

Kind regards,

Rachel Teale and Liz Spain.