The Year Y5/6 children visited York Mosque where we were greeted by the friendly Imam, Abid Salik. Abid talked to us about why Muslims go to the mosque, the features of the mosque, the importance of prayer, and the significance of the 5 pillars of Islam. He also answered our many, many questions!
We also got to have a peek inside the new mosque. It’s enormous! We wondered what the old mosque will be used for when the new one is finished. Abid said they hadn’t decided yet but it might be used as community room.
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.
The choir are sounding fantastic! Don’t forget….
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!
Next week North Yorkshire Police will coming to school to lead sessions in Years 5 and 6 about E-safety and how we can keep ourselves safe when using the internet. At this afternoon’s session for KS2 parents and carers about online risks and dangers, also lead by North Yorkshire Police, we will be looking at the presentation that will be shown to children next week and will also give you some hints and tips on things that you can look out for at home, and where to go to for further advice and guidance.
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
Now that the Open Evenings have taken place, if you have a child in Year 6 who will be starting in secondary school next September you should apply by 31 October 2017. Late applications can be made after 31 October, though these may be looked at after other applications.
Please read the guide for parents before applying for a school place, it contains key information on school admissions for parents/carers.
For more information about applying to secondary school, please click here.
As part of their Harry Potter themed learning, Year 5/6 had an amazing two days of Design & Technology, with all the activities having something to do with Harry Potter.
There was so much going on: quilt making, sock puppets, bunting & stars, and even some wand containers.