News

Cricket Sessions - Bramcote school
21/02/2024 5:07 PM
Cricket Sessions - Bramcote school

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Attached is a flyer about some cricket sessions taking place in March and April at Bramcote School.  


If you are interested, please contact the school for more information.

 

Thank you.

Cricket.jpeg

World Book Day - 7th March
21/02/2024 4:55 PM
World Book Day - 7th March

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

This year, World Book Day falls on Thursday 7th March. The children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character. There will be a competition where one child from each class will be awarded a prize for the ‘most imaginative costume’. 

 

The children will take part in engaging activities focused on the book ‘It’s Your World Now’ by Barry Falls. As usual, every child will receive a book token which can be spent in Sainsburys, Tesco, The Works, Waterstones and WHSmith. 

 

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and most importantly it’s a celebration of reading and we are looking forward to seeing this year’s costume creations.  Please do not feel you need to spend a lot of money on a costume as there is no need.  If you would like to be creative, here are some costume ideas : 

 

 https://www.worldbookday.com/celebrate-world-book-day/dressing-up/ 

 

Thank you for your continued support, 

 

Mrs Fardoe-Elliott

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Funded Nursery Places
19/02/2024 4:34 PM
Funded Nursery Places

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Attached is a flyer we are sending out via Facebook and local businesses.  If you know of anyone looking for a nursery place for their three or four year old, please pass our information onto them.

 

We are more than happy to show any interested parents and carers round the school, to share with them our early years setting and what we have to offer.  We also have places available in the current Reception class if you are aware of families looking for a school place.

 

As always, thank you for your support.

 

The Hertford Vale team.

Nursery Flyer Feb 2024 1.jpg

Science Book Panel
8/02/2024 1:55 PM
Science Book Panel

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Over the past 4 months, 6 dedicated and enthusiastic children have had the special task of being a judge for the Young People’s Book Prize 2023. Each child has had six different science themed books to read and review.

 

The children have been evaluating the books on ease of reading, interest, look and feel and inspiration. Today, we had our final science meeting in which we voted for our favourite book and sent our scores off to the Royal Society.

 

Their decisions will be combined with panelists from across the country to award one of these fantastic books as the winner. The children have thoroughly enjoyed reading these wonderful books. I’m extremely proud of how quickly they’ve read them, the enthusiasm they’ve shown towards being part of this elite panel and how they’ve allowed the books to inspire them! The books will soon be available in the school library for the rest of the school. 

 

A huge well done and thank you to my fantastic science panel! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed our book discussions. Hopefully we will be selected again next year and different children across KS2 can have the opportunity to participate. 

 

As always thank you for your support, 

 

Miss Hayley Higgs

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Wear Your Own Clothes Day
8/02/2024 11:55 AM
Wear Your Own Clothes Day

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Just a quick reminder about the attached poster we sent out from the Friends of Hertford Vale.  They are holding a 'Wear Your Own Clothes' day tomorrow (Friday 9th February).  There is no cost for this but we would appreciate a small chocolate donation towards the annual bingo night later this term on Friday 15th March.

 

Thank you.

Own-Clothes-Day 9 FEB.docx.jpg

Poetry Winners
7/02/2024 2:57 PM
Poetry Winners

As you may remember, some of our older children entered a national writing competition last term. 

 

We received a letter from the editor at Young Writers to say that their work was so good it was being entered for publication in a book entitled ‘This Is Me - Through Our Eyes’.  

 

We are delighted to say that our copies of 'This is Me!' have arrived.

 

The children were over the moon when we discovered the four entries from Hertford Vale were the first school to be listed on the contents page, which is quite an honour!

 

A huge congratulations again to our winners and it’s wonderful to know that your poems have officially been published.  We are very proud of you all.

Poetry Winners Feb 2024.jpg

This Is Me.jpg

Robbie Hawkes Holiday Camp
7/02/2024 1:32 PM
Robbie Hawkes Holiday Camp

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Attached is a poster from Robbie Hawkes for the half term holiday football camps.  If you are interested, the details are on the poster or you could visit www.hawkeshealth.org

 

Thank you

football camps 8.5x11-2-2 1.pdf

Litter Pick
7/02/2024 1:21 PM
Litter Pick

Some of our older children have done a litter pick in and around school this morning.  They managed to fill two black bags full of rubbish in around fifteen minutes!  

 

Thank you to the children and Mrs Graves for making the effort to tidy up the school and surrounding area.

Litter Pick 7.2.24.jpg

Science Week Letter
2/02/2024 3:46 PM
Science Week Letter

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Attached is a letter from Miss Higgs about British Science Week 2024.  If you think you can help in any way during Science Week, please get in touch as we would love to hear from you.

 

Have a good weekend and we will see you on Monday.

 

The Hertford Vale team.

Science Week Letter.pdf

Wear Your Own Clothes Day - February 9th
1/02/2024 3:06 PM
Wear Your Own Clothes Day - February 9th

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Attached is a poster from the Friends of Hertford Vale.  They are holding a 'Wear Your Own Clothes' day next week.  There is no cost for this but we would appreciate a small chocolate donation towards the annual bingo night later this term.

 

Thank you.

Own-Clothes-Day 9 FEB.docx.jpg

Online Safety Newsletter
31/01/2024 11:15 AM
Online Safety Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Attached is our February online safety newsletter.  If you would like a paper copy, please contact the school office.

 

Thank you.

Online Safety Newsletter Primary February 2024_Hertford Vale.pdf

RAF Visitors
31/01/2024 9:56 AM
RAF Visitors

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Yesterday, Year 5 and Year 6 were very lucky to have 3 members of the RAF (who are also STEM ambassadors) come and visit us to carry out STEM based practical activities. STEM is an abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and the success of the RAF is largely thanks to the talented people in critical STEM roles such as engineers, logistical officers, aviation technicians, pilots, cyberspace specialists, and medics. 

 

The children were given tasks to solve in a practical and fun way. It was a fantastic opportunity to build confidence, develop communication skills and relate learning to real life problems. Children saw the importance of listening to instructions carefully and having to think outside the box, as well as working as part of a team. As the school is so close to the air defence radar station (Remote Radar Head Staxton Wold), it was a great opportunity for the children to meet the people that work there and gain more of an understanding of their career. 

 

Once again, the behaviour was fantastic and it was wonderful to hear and see the team work and discussions that were taking place. There were some great examples of children showing their initiative and I was very impressed by the resilience shown by all. 

 

Kind regards

 

Miss Hayley Higgs

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Free Bagels
30/01/2024 2:44 PM
Free Bagels

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

We are giving the children in Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 a free bagel at morning break if they would like.

 

There is no cost to have a bagel and it is entirely optional.

 

Children are free to bring their own snack if they wish.

 

Children in the Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 receive a free snack via the government’s school fruit and veg scheme.

 

If you have any questions regarding the bagel scheme, please get in touch with the school office.

 

Thank you.

 

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Athletics Competition
30/01/2024 9:40 AM
Athletics Competition

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Last Wednesday, twenty three athletes from years 5 and 6 participated in the Sports Hall Athletics competition at Pindar School. We were extremely proud of all the children as they showed resilience and did an amazing job at representing Hertford Vale. 

 

The competition was aimed at Year 6 children so some of our Year 5 competitors were towered over by children from other schools, however this did not knock their confidence.

 

The children competed in a variety of track and field events including obstacle relays, lap relays, standing triple jump, chest push, long jump, vertical jump, speed bounce and javelin.   



A massive thank you to all the adults for allowing your child to participate.  

 

Thank you for your continued support. 



Kind regards 

 

Miss Higgs 

Athletics 24.1.24.jpg

Key Stage 2 Science Bus
29/01/2024 7:58 PM
Key Stage 2 Science Bus

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Attached is a letter from Miss Higgs about a visit from a secondary science teacher last week.  It certainly looks like fun was had by all!

Science Bus 1.pdf

End of week message
19/01/2024 2:45 PM
End of week message

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

We are fast approaching the end of our second week back after the Christmas break.  The snow has definitely been a reminder that we are still in January but next week looks a lot milder and a lot less slippery.

 

Our new three and four year old children have settled in really well and have made a great start to their time in school.  The children in the Reception group have been wonderful role models to our youngest children and Mrs Kenyon is very proud of how they have been helping the new starters settle in.

 

Next week we will have a visit from Claire Garton who will be coming into school to talk to the children about the new Youth Club that is being set up in the village.  We also have some of the older children heading out to an athletics competition on Wednesday as well as a Science Bus paying the Year 4 and Year 5 children a visit.

 

As events and other things start to get booked in this term, we will let you know.

 

We hope you have a good weekend and enjoy the milder weather.

 

See you in Monday,

 

The Hertford Vale Team.

P.E Kits
18/01/2024 2:48 PM
P.E Kits

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Just a quick reminder about P.E kits.  We have had quite a lot of children trying to take part in P.E lessons in their normal unifom over the last two weeks.  Could we ask that all children have a separate kit in school and that they have a change of footwear (trainers) and not their school shoes.  

 

In the school prospectus, it states that:

 

  • P.E/sports kit consists of white t-shirt and royal blue shorts, indoor footwear and outdoor footwear.  This needs to be in a named bag and in school every day.

All clothing should be clearly marked with your child’s name.

 

Whilst we would prefer children to have the correct kit, we understand that sometimes children grow out of clothes and are replaced with different colours. However, there are some children with no kit whatsoever and to be able to fully take part, your child needs a separate change of clothing and footwear in school.

 

If you are struggling to find appropriate clothing, please get in touch as we have plenty in stock and can supply these for £14 which includes a t-shirt, shorts and P.E bag.

 

Thank you.

 

Staxton and Willerby Youth Group
11/01/2024 3:10 PM
Staxton and Willerby Youth Group
We have been asked to share the information below about the new Youth Group starting on January 25th. It's a brilliant idea and we hope it's a great success!
 
Our first session will be Thursday 25th January at 6.30pm!.
Aged 10 to 16 year olds from the village and surrounding areas welcome.
Come along and meet the volunteers, and have your say about the future of the club!
Refreshments will be provided............pizza or hotdogs?

Staxton and Willerby Youth Group.jpg

Online Safety Newsletter - January 2024
8/01/2024 11:47 AM
Online Safety Newsletter - January 2024

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Attached is the January 2024 online safety newsletter.  It is also on the school website and if you would a paper copy, please contact the school office.

 

Thank you.

Online Safety Newsletter Primary January 2024_Hertford Vale_05-01-2024.pdf

Welcome Back
8/01/2024 11:32 AM
Welcome Back

Dear Parents and Carers. 

 

We hope you all had an enjoyable festive period and managed to spend some time with friends and family along the way.

 

School starts again for the Spring Term tomorrow (9th January) at the usual time of 8:50am.

 

Breakfast club is open from 8:00am for those who are already booked in but if you would like your child to attend, please contact the school office.  

 

After school club is also open until 5:20pm.  We have some places for tomorrow so get in touch if you would like your child to attend and we can add them to the list.

 

Please remember to send your child with their P.E kit as they will need it this week.  Make sure they have something warm to wear in case the session is outside and a spare pair of trainers is also a good idea.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you all in the morning.

 

The Hertford Vale team.

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News

21
Feb
2024
Cricket Sessions - Bramcote school
21/02/2024 5:07 PM
Cricket Sessions - Bramcote school

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Attached is a flyer about some cricket sessions taking place in March and April at Bramcote School.  


If you are interested, please contact the school for more information.

 

Thank you.

Cricket.jpeg

21
Feb
2024
World Book Day - 7th March
21/02/2024 4:55 PM
World Book Day - 7th March

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

This year, World Book Day falls on Thursday 7th March. The children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character. There will be a competition where one child from each class will be awarded a prize for the ‘most imaginative costume’. 

 

The children will take part in engaging activities focused on the book ‘It’s Your World Now’ by Barry Falls. As usual, every child will receive a book token which can be spent in Sainsburys, Tesco, The Works, Waterstones and WHSmith. 

 

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and most importantly it’s a celebration of reading and we are looking forward to seeing this year’s costume creations.  Please do not feel you need to spend a lot of money on a costume as there is no need.  If you would like to be creative, here are some costume ideas : 

 

 https://www.worldbookday.com/celebrate-world-book-day/dressing-up/ 

 

Thank you for your continued support, 

 

Mrs Fardoe-Elliott

World Book Day.jpg

19
Feb
2024
Funded Nursery Places
19/02/2024 4:34 PM
Funded Nursery Places

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Attached is a flyer we are sending out via Facebook and local businesses.  If you know of anyone looking for a nursery place for their three or four year old, please pass our information onto them.

 

We are more than happy to show any interested parents and carers round the school, to share with them our early years setting and what we have to offer.  We also have places available in the current Reception class if you are aware of families looking for a school place.

 

As always, thank you for your support.

 

The Hertford Vale team.

Nursery Flyer Feb 2024 1.jpg

08
Feb
2024
Science Book Panel
8/02/2024 1:55 PM
Science Book Panel

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Over the past 4 months, 6 dedicated and enthusiastic children have had the special task of being a judge for the Young People’s Book Prize 2023. Each child has had six different science themed books to read and review.

 

The children have been evaluating the books on ease of reading, interest, look and feel and inspiration. Today, we had our final science meeting in which we voted for our favourite book and sent our scores off to the Royal Society.

 

Their decisions will be combined with panelists from across the country to award one of these fantastic books as the winner. The children have thoroughly enjoyed reading these wonderful books. I’m extremely proud of how quickly they’ve read them, the enthusiasm they’ve shown towards being part of this elite panel and how they’ve allowed the books to inspire them! The books will soon be available in the school library for the rest of the school. 

 

A huge well done and thank you to my fantastic science panel! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed our book discussions. Hopefully we will be selected again next year and different children across KS2 can have the opportunity to participate. 

 

As always thank you for your support, 

 

Miss Hayley Higgs

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royal society young peoples book prize.jpg

08
Feb
2024
Wear Your Own Clothes Day
8/02/2024 11:55 AM
Wear Your Own Clothes Day

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Just a quick reminder about the attached poster we sent out from the Friends of Hertford Vale.  They are holding a 'Wear Your Own Clothes' day tomorrow (Friday 9th February).  There is no cost for this but we would appreciate a small chocolate donation towards the annual bingo night later this term on Friday 15th March.

 

Thank you.

Own-Clothes-Day 9 FEB.docx.jpg

07
Feb
2024
Poetry Winners
7/02/2024 2:57 PM
Poetry Winners

As you may remember, some of our older children entered a national writing competition last term. 

 

We received a letter from the editor at Young Writers to say that their work was so good it was being entered for publication in a book entitled ‘This Is Me - Through Our Eyes’.  

 

We are delighted to say that our copies of 'This is Me!' have arrived.

 

The children were over the moon when we discovered the four entries from Hertford Vale were the first school to be listed on the contents page, which is quite an honour!

 

A huge congratulations again to our winners and it’s wonderful to know that your poems have officially been published.  We are very proud of you all.

Poetry Winners Feb 2024.jpg

This Is Me.jpg

07
Feb
2024
Robbie Hawkes Holiday Camp
7/02/2024 1:32 PM
Robbie Hawkes Holiday Camp

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Attached is a poster from Robbie Hawkes for the half term holiday football camps.  If you are interested, the details are on the poster or you could visit www.hawkeshealth.org

 

Thank you

football camps 8.5x11-2-2 1.pdf

07
Feb
2024
Litter Pick
7/02/2024 1:21 PM
Litter Pick

Some of our older children have done a litter pick in and around school this morning.  They managed to fill two black bags full of rubbish in around fifteen minutes!  

 

Thank you to the children and Mrs Graves for making the effort to tidy up the school and surrounding area.

Litter Pick 7.2.24.jpg

02
Feb
2024
Science Week Letter
2/02/2024 3:46 PM
Science Week Letter

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Attached is a letter from Miss Higgs about British Science Week 2024.  If you think you can help in any way during Science Week, please get in touch as we would love to hear from you.

 

Have a good weekend and we will see you on Monday.

 

The Hertford Vale team.

Science Week Letter.pdf

01
Feb
2024
Wear Your Own Clothes Day - February 9th
1/02/2024 3:06 PM
Wear Your Own Clothes Day - February 9th

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Attached is a poster from the Friends of Hertford Vale.  They are holding a 'Wear Your Own Clothes' day next week.  There is no cost for this but we would appreciate a small chocolate donation towards the annual bingo night later this term.

 

Thank you.

Own-Clothes-Day 9 FEB.docx.jpg

31
Jan
2024
Online Safety Newsletter
31/01/2024 11:15 AM
Online Safety Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Attached is our February online safety newsletter.  If you would like a paper copy, please contact the school office.

 

Thank you.

Online Safety Newsletter Primary February 2024_Hertford Vale.pdf

31
Jan
2024
RAF Visitors
31/01/2024 9:56 AM
RAF Visitors

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Yesterday, Year 5 and Year 6 were very lucky to have 3 members of the RAF (who are also STEM ambassadors) come and visit us to carry out STEM based practical activities. STEM is an abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and the success of the RAF is largely thanks to the talented people in critical STEM roles such as engineers, logistical officers, aviation technicians, pilots, cyberspace specialists, and medics. 

 

The children were given tasks to solve in a practical and fun way. It was a fantastic opportunity to build confidence, develop communication skills and relate learning to real life problems. Children saw the importance of listening to instructions carefully and having to think outside the box, as well as working as part of a team. As the school is so close to the air defence radar station (Remote Radar Head Staxton Wold), it was a great opportunity for the children to meet the people that work there and gain more of an understanding of their career. 

 

Once again, the behaviour was fantastic and it was wonderful to hear and see the team work and discussions that were taking place. There were some great examples of children showing their initiative and I was very impressed by the resilience shown by all. 

 

Kind regards

 

Miss Hayley Higgs

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30
Jan
2024
Free Bagels
30/01/2024 2:44 PM
Free Bagels

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

We are giving the children in Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 a free bagel at morning break if they would like.

 

There is no cost to have a bagel and it is entirely optional.

 

Children are free to bring their own snack if they wish.

 

Children in the Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 receive a free snack via the government’s school fruit and veg scheme.

 

If you have any questions regarding the bagel scheme, please get in touch with the school office.

 

Thank you.

 

Bagel Poster Jan 24 1.jpg

The National School Breakfast Programme Logo.jpg

30
Jan
2024
Athletics Competition
30/01/2024 9:40 AM
Athletics Competition

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Last Wednesday, twenty three athletes from years 5 and 6 participated in the Sports Hall Athletics competition at Pindar School. We were extremely proud of all the children as they showed resilience and did an amazing job at representing Hertford Vale. 

 

The competition was aimed at Year 6 children so some of our Year 5 competitors were towered over by children from other schools, however this did not knock their confidence.

 

The children competed in a variety of track and field events including obstacle relays, lap relays, standing triple jump, chest push, long jump, vertical jump, speed bounce and javelin.   



A massive thank you to all the adults for allowing your child to participate.  

 

Thank you for your continued support. 



Kind regards 

 

Miss Higgs 

Athletics 24.1.24.jpg

29
Jan
2024
Key Stage 2 Science Bus
29/01/2024 7:58 PM
Key Stage 2 Science Bus

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Attached is a letter from Miss Higgs about a visit from a secondary science teacher last week.  It certainly looks like fun was had by all!

Science Bus 1.pdf

19
Jan
2024
End of week message
19/01/2024 2:45 PM
End of week message

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

We are fast approaching the end of our second week back after the Christmas break.  The snow has definitely been a reminder that we are still in January but next week looks a lot milder and a lot less slippery.

 

Our new three and four year old children have settled in really well and have made a great start to their time in school.  The children in the Reception group have been wonderful role models to our youngest children and Mrs Kenyon is very proud of how they have been helping the new starters settle in.

 

Next week we will have a visit from Claire Garton who will be coming into school to talk to the children about the new Youth Club that is being set up in the village.  We also have some of the older children heading out to an athletics competition on Wednesday as well as a Science Bus paying the Year 4 and Year 5 children a visit.

 

As events and other things start to get booked in this term, we will let you know.

 

We hope you have a good weekend and enjoy the milder weather.

 

See you in Monday,

 

The Hertford Vale Team.

18
Jan
2024
P.E Kits
18/01/2024 2:48 PM
P.E Kits

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Just a quick reminder about P.E kits.  We have had quite a lot of children trying to take part in P.E lessons in their normal unifom over the last two weeks.  Could we ask that all children have a separate kit in school and that they have a change of footwear (trainers) and not their school shoes.  

 

In the school prospectus, it states that:

 

  • P.E/sports kit consists of white t-shirt and royal blue shorts, indoor footwear and outdoor footwear.  This needs to be in a named bag and in school every day.

All clothing should be clearly marked with your child’s name.

 

Whilst we would prefer children to have the correct kit, we understand that sometimes children grow out of clothes and are replaced with different colours. However, there are some children with no kit whatsoever and to be able to fully take part, your child needs a separate change of clothing and footwear in school.

 

If you are struggling to find appropriate clothing, please get in touch as we have plenty in stock and can supply these for £14 which includes a t-shirt, shorts and P.E bag.

 

Thank you.

 

11
Jan
2024
Staxton and Willerby Youth Group
11/01/2024 3:10 PM
Staxton and Willerby Youth Group
We have been asked to share the information below about the new Youth Group starting on January 25th. It's a brilliant idea and we hope it's a great success!
 
Our first session will be Thursday 25th January at 6.30pm!.
Aged 10 to 16 year olds from the village and surrounding areas welcome.
Come along and meet the volunteers, and have your say about the future of the club!
Refreshments will be provided............pizza or hotdogs?

Staxton and Willerby Youth Group.jpg

08
Jan
2024
Online Safety Newsletter - January 2024
8/01/2024 11:47 AM
Online Safety Newsletter - January 2024

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Attached is the January 2024 online safety newsletter.  It is also on the school website and if you would a paper copy, please contact the school office.

 

Thank you.

Online Safety Newsletter Primary January 2024_Hertford Vale_05-01-2024.pdf

08
Jan
2024
Welcome Back
8/01/2024 11:32 AM
Welcome Back

Dear Parents and Carers. 

 

We hope you all had an enjoyable festive period and managed to spend some time with friends and family along the way.

 

School starts again for the Spring Term tomorrow (9th January) at the usual time of 8:50am.

 

Breakfast club is open from 8:00am for those who are already booked in but if you would like your child to attend, please contact the school office.  

 

After school club is also open until 5:20pm.  We have some places for tomorrow so get in touch if you would like your child to attend and we can add them to the list.

 

Please remember to send your child with their P.E kit as they will need it this week.  Make sure they have something warm to wear in case the session is outside and a spare pair of trainers is also a good idea.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you all in the morning.

 

The Hertford Vale team.

Back to School Jan 24.jpg

21
Dec
2023
Christmas Wishes
21/12/2023 10:24 AM
Christmas Wishes

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

We would like to thank you all for your support, generosity and kindness over the last term.  

 

Wishing you all a happy and peaceful festive season,

 

The Hertford Vale team. 

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20
Dec
2023
Reception Places for September
20/12/2023 12:22 PM
Reception Places for September
Just a quick reminder that Reception places are available for September 2024.
 
The deadline for applications to North Yorkshire Council is 15th January 2024.
 
Online applications can be made on the North Yorkshire website here :
 
 
If you have any questions or would like to have a look round the school, please contact the school office on 01944 710273.
 
Thank you.

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20
Dec
2023
Dunelm Mill - Delivering Joy at Christmas
20/12/2023 11:10 AM
Dunelm Mill - Delivering Joy at Christmas

At Hertford Vale we decided to collect 20 Christmas tags from Dunelm Mill in Scarborough to make a difference to 20 children this Christmas. We have managed to fulfil them all!

 

We wanted to say a huge thank you to children and parents of Hertford Vale - you have truly made a difference.

 

The presents have been delivered in time for Christmas and will be distributed by the staff at Dunelm Mill.

 

We would like to take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Mrs Fardoe-Elliott and Mrs Wells.

 

https://www.dunelm.com/info/delivering-joy-at-christmas

 

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20
Dec
2023
Eco Club Letter
20/12/2023 9:24 AM
Eco Club Letter

Dear Parent and Carers,

 

Attached is a letter from two children in the Eco Club.  It is also on the school website under the Newsletters section.

 

Thank you.

Eco Club Letter Dec 23.pdf

20
Dec
2023
Couple of messages
20/12/2023 9:19 AM
Couple of messages

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

We have a couple of messages for you.

 

There is no football club today as last week was the final session for this term. 

 

The second message is that school finishes at the usual time of 3:20pm tomorrow so there is no need to make alternative arrangements.

 

Hopefully this clears things up as a few people have been asking similar questions.

 

Thank you.

 

19
Dec
2023
Year 4 and Year 5 Victorian Day
19/12/2023 11:14 AM
Year 4 and Year 5 Victorian Day

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Attached is a letter and photos from Miss Higgs about the Victorian experience yesterday.  It was wonderful and Miss Higgs & Mrs Green really did give the children an authentic Victorian day.

Victorian Day.pdf

18
Dec
2023
Spring Term Menu 2024
18/12/2023 1:39 PM
Spring Term Menu 2024

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Attached is the new menu for the Spring Term 2024.  The menu is also on the school website and if you would like a paper copy, please ask at the school office.

 

Thank you.

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14
Dec
2023
After School Fundraising Total
14/12/2023 2:38 PM
After School Fundraising Total

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

The children have managed to raise a grand total of £50 to buy a games table for the After School Club.

 

Mrs Bugg and Mrs Webster have helped the children to raise the money by making and selling their own Christmas decorations at the fair as well as the cranberry sauce they made to sell at the nativity this week.

 

Once the last jar was sold, the children achieved their goal of £50 and were delighted to show Mr Barber and Mrs Blogg the total they had raised.  

 

Well done to everyone involved in this project and to persevering with the fundraising.

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13
Dec
2023
Christmas Parties Next Week
13/12/2023 2:14 PM
Christmas Parties Next Week

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Next week each class will have their Christmas party in school.  The children can wear non uniform for the day of their party if they wish, although they do not have to.

 

The dates below are for each class and the day that the children do not need to wear their school uniform.

 

There is no need to provide any party food as school will be sorting this out.

 

The dates for the parties are : 

 

Monday 18th December - Mrs Fardoe-Elliotts’ class

 

Tuesday 19th December - Mrs Boyes’ class

 

Wednesday 20th December - Mrs Kenyon’s class

 

Thursday 21st December - Miss Higgs’ class.

 

We also would like to remind you that school closes for the Christmas break on Thursday 21st December and opens again on Tuesday 9th January 2024.

 

Thank you.

13
Dec
2023
Christmas Fair Thank You
13/12/2023 1:33 PM
Christmas Fair Thank You

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

We wanted to say a huge 'Thank you' for all your support during the Christmas Fair this year.  It was a wonderful event and together we raised a total of £1050 for the school.

 

The money will be put to good use next year and we will let you know how it has been spent nearer the time.

 

Once again, thank you.

 

The Friends of Hertford Vale School.

FOHVS Thank you 2023.pdf

12
Dec
2023
Tomorrow
12/12/2023 4:32 PM
Tomorrow

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Tomorrow is Christmas Jumper Day.  All the children can wear non uniform and a festive jumper.

 

Mrs Kenyon's class are heading to the theatre in the morning but they will be back for their Christmas dinner later on.  There is no need to send them with a packed lunch unless they do not want the Christmas dinner.

 

Every child in school will receive a free Christmas dinner tomorrow.  Unless your child wants a packed lunch, there is no need to send them with one as we will feed them for free as a present from school.

 

Thank you.

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12
Dec
2023
Free Violin Lessons
12/12/2023 11:13 AM
Free Violin Lessons

Scarborough Music Centre is once again able to fund and offer free violin lessons to children in years 3,4,5,6 on Saturday mornings during term time.

 

These lessons will take place at our base at “The Street” and are for 30 mins long, in groups of 8 children. We are offering these lessons to children in the hope that we can boost the number of string players in our schools and at Music Centre. Lessons are totally free as is the loan of an instrument.

 

The deadline for replies back to me is next Friday 22nd December, and we can only accept the first 16 students on a first come first served basis. Lessons will start after Christmas on January 13th. Replies should come back directly to me, and not to the school office.

 

Scarborough Music Centre, is of course, part of the North Yorkshire School`s Music Service.

 

Many thanks ,

 

Regards

 

Mr Ralph Alder (Scarborough Music Centre Manager)

 

Email: Ralph.Alder@northyorks.gov.uk

Phone: 01609 533249

Website, Scarborough Area Music Centre: www.scarboroughareamusiccentre.co.uk

North Yorkshire Music Service

 

Scarborough Area Music Centre

c/o The Street,
12 Lower Clark Street,
Scarborough,

North Yorkshire
YO12 7PW

Free Violin Lessons Offer Letter 2024.pdf

11
Dec
2023
Carol Concert on Saturday - Message and Photos
11/12/2023 1:39 PM
Carol Concert on Saturday - Message and Photos

Just a few words to say thank you for all the support you gave to the children who took part in the Christmas Voices at St Martin’s on the Hill on Saturday, it is very much appreciated.

 

The children sang beautifully and behaved impeccably.  They have worked very hard during practice in choir and it showed in their performance.  I am extremely proud of them and also those children in choir who were unable to attend on Saturday but sang so well at the Christmas fair and during our Christingle Service.

 

Wishing you all a happy and peaceful Christmas,

 

Mrs R Green.

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11
Dec
2023
Cranberry Sauce Sale - Make sure you get yours!
11/12/2023 1:04 PM
Cranberry Sauce Sale - Make sure you get yours!

Dear Parents and Carers, 

 

The after school club children have made some delicious cranberry sauce. It will be for sale at the Key Stage 1 Nativity tomorrow on Tuesday 12th December.

 

Small pots of jam are £1 and a larger pot is £2. Be sure to buy yours tomorrow as they’re going fast!

 

Thank you,

 

The After School Club.

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08
Dec
2023
End of week message - Christingle Service
8/12/2023 12:34 PM
End of week message - Christingle Service

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Today was our Christingle service in St Peter's church.  We walked the children through the village with the older ones being paired up with the youngest.  

 

Reverend Liz Kitching led the service which had a mixture of singing, prayers and the lighting of the Christingles.  The children were extremely well behaved and Reverend Liz commented on how well they behaved, sang and knew all about the reasons behind the Christingle.

 

It was a lovely service and everyone enjoyed the whole experience.

 

We hope you all have a good weekend and we will see you on Monday.

 

The Hertford Vale team.

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08
Dec
2023
Message from One Tree Publications
8/12/2023 12:19 PM
Message from One Tree Publications

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

In order to engage the parents/family to support their child's literacy, we have a free Nettle and Dock event for families this Saturday at the Eastfield Library and Community Hub! Children who really enjoyed the Nettle and Dock event at school can now bring parents/carers/siblings to share in the fun with them! Each child receives their own free copy of the book, meets the author and illustrator, and participates in the live music performance and craft activity!

 

Kind regards,

 

One Tree Publications.

Eastfield Library Christmas Event Poster.pdf

06
Dec
2023
Christmas Jumper Day
6/12/2023 12:16 PM
Christmas Jumper Day

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

On Wednesday 13th December, children and staff can wear a Christmas Jumper for the day. The children do not need to wear school uniform and they can wear a (suitable) festive jumper of their choice.  

 

It is also the Christmas Dinner day and the menu for that has been sent out earlier today.  We hope it will be a nice day for the children and staff to join in the festive celebrations.

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06
Dec
2023
Christmas Dinner Menu
6/12/2023 11:56 AM
Christmas Dinner Menu

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

On Wednesday 13th December, we are having our Christmas Dinner in school.  As a 'Thank you' to all the staff and children, we are giving everyone a free dinner .

 

Just to let you know, the choices on Tuesday 12th December (the day before) will be different from that on the menu.  

 

The choices will be 

  • Jacket Potato with Tuna
  • Pizza and Curly Fries
  • Chicken Goujon Wrap

Followed by

  • Iced Sponge

 

Thank you.

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06
Dec
2023
Healthy Schools Award - Silver!
6/12/2023 9:52 AM
Healthy Schools Award - Silver!

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Last week the KS2 children from our Healthy Schools club visited the East Barnby outdoor centre along with some other North Yorkshire schools. 

 

This is the Coast - Healthy Schools

 

The six children had such a fantastic day learning through practical experiences about a number of key issues linked to keeping ourselves and others healthy.  It was a pleasure to take the children out of school for the day as they were so well behaved, answering various questions with careful consideration. 

 

The  four workshops consisted of:

 

Wellbeing Warriors - Led by a team called Compass Phoenix, a North Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing service for young people. The children participated in a friendship activity and also looked closely at the five components which support wellbeing.

 

Forest School -  We rolled out a piece of dough and twisted it around a skewer to cook over a campfire. The breadstick smelled gorgeous and was very tasty. The children also decorated a wooden log slice to take home.

 

North Yorkshire Rotters/ Healthy eating  - During this workshop the children were inspired on how to change their waste habits and make good diet choices. They pedalled a bike which powered a smoothie maker before moving onto making a mini home composter using worms. The children then created their own healthy meal using foods taken from a healthy meal plan. We even tasted some themed winter water containing orange slices, ginger, chopped mint and pomegranates. 

 

NHS Oral Health - Using sugar cubes the children learned the sugar content of certain foods and the recommended allowance per day. They were all surprised by the amount of sugar contained in foods such as breakfast cereals and various drinks. 




Yesterday, to top it all off we received the fantastic news that we have achieved the Silver Healthy Schools award

 

To achieve this award the school has to provide evidence to show that PSHE is being taught effectively throughout school. PSHE aims to provide children with the knowledge and skills to keep themselves happy, healthy and safe, as well as to prepare them for life and work. Evidence also has to be provided to show that there is a commitment to staff wellbeing. 

 

A big thank you to the children and staff in the Healthy Schools team for promoting PSHE across school!

 

Thank you for your support

 

Mrs Kenyon.

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01
Dec
2023
Have a nice weekend
1/12/2023 2:38 PM
Have a nice weekend
Although the snow caused a bit of disruption this morning, it did make our tree look very festive.
 
Thank you to Filey Lions for donating the tree to school, to Mr Brooke for putting the tree up and to our breakfast club children for decorating it.
 
We hope you all have a lovely weekend and will see you on Monday.

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01
Dec
2023
Job Vacancy
1/12/2023 10:15 AM
Job Vacancy
We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team from January in the Early Years setting, mainly working with three and four year old children. The job advert, job description and application form are on our school website under the 'Vacancies' tab.
 
JOB ADVERT BASIC DETAILS
 
General Teaching Assistant (Early Years) Hertford Vale C.E Primary School
Location : Staxton, Scarborough, YO12 4SS
About the job
Hours: 15 hours per week (12:00 – 15:00 - 5 Afternoons)
Grade: CD
Contract: Fixed term contract until 19th July 2024 with the possibility to extend.
Start Date: 8th January 2024 to 19th July 2024 (Fixed term contract)
 
If you are interested in this role, please contact the school office for more details.
 
Thank you.
01
Dec
2023
Hertford Vale Christmas Tree - Ganton Church
1/12/2023 8:41 AM
Hertford Vale Christmas Tree - Ganton Church

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Traditionally the school takes part in the Ganton Christmas tree display every year.  Each child makes a decoration which is then displayed in Ganton church over the festive period.  

 

If you would like to see the Hertford Vale tree as well as all the others on display, they can be seen over the Christmas period in Ganton church which is open every day 10:00am - 4:00pm between now and Christmas Eve.

 

Thank you.

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30
Nov
2023
December Online Safety Newsletter
30/11/2023 10:13 AM
December Online Safety Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Attached is our December Online Safety Newsletter.

 

It is also on our website and if you would like a paper copy, please contact the school office.

 

Thank you.

Online Safety Newsletter Primary December 2023_Hertford Vale_30-11-2023.pdf

30
Nov
2023
Reception Places for September
30/11/2023 9:59 AM
Reception Places for September

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Some of you will have seen our Facebook posts advertising the available places in school.  Feel free to tell anyone you know who might be looking for a Reception place for September as we have capacity to take 18 children in each year.  There are also spaces in the current Reception year group if you are aware of anyone who would like to come to Hertford Vale.

 

The advert below is on the Facebook page as well as on our website.

 

Thank you.

 

Reception Places for September

 

We have Reception places available for September 2024. If you would like your child to attend a school where Ofsted say Pupils at this school are very happy, positive and welcoming members of the school’s ‘family’, then Hertford Vale may be the place for you.

 

Our values of Love, Peace, Kindness, Respect and Resilience run through everything we do here at Hertford Vale.  Every individual is treated with respect and we care for the whole child to ensure they and their family feel valued.

 

We are perfectly located in Staxon just off the A64 and offer wrap around care from 8:00am till 5:30pm every school day.  Our breakfast and after school club is run by dedicated staff who offer a calm, nurturing environment at either end of the school day.

 

The deadline for parents to apply for a Reception place is January 15th 2024.  If you would like to guarantee a place at our lovely school, please call the office for a chat on 01944 710273.  You are also more than welcome to come and visit the school, meet the staff and see what we have to offer your family.

 

 

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30
Nov
2023
Funded places for three and four year old children
30/11/2023 9:42 AM
Funded places for three and four year old children

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

We have funded nursery places available for three and four year old children from January 2024. 

 

All 3 and 4 year olds in England currently receive 15 hours a week government funded early education. If their parents are living and working in England, 3 and 4 year olds may be entitled to 30 hours funded childcare, which is up to 1,140 hours per year in total.

 

If eligible you will be entitled to access the 30 funded hours from the beginning of the term following your child’s 3rd birthday.

 

More detailed information, including how to find out whether you’re eligible, can be found via the Government website at: https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare

 

If you know of anyone who might be interested please pass our details on or direct them to our website or Facebook page.  

 

If you would like to talk to us or visit the school please call 01944 710273 for more information and we will be happy to help.

 

Thank you.

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24
Nov
2023
Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary Visit
24/11/2023 10:41 AM
Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary Visit

On Thursday we had a visit from the Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary. We learned all about the different animals that the sanctuary rescues including foxes, badgers, hedgehogs, birds, rabbits and lots of pigeons.

 

The children had the opportunity to ask plenty of questions such as, “What do deers eat?” and “What was the first animal you rescued?” The children particularly enjoyed the two soft toys who also visited our classroom. 

 

The sanctuary currently has a new project where they are raising funds to build a new pigeon loft due to the high demand of animals they take in.  Around 200 volunteers help out at the sanctuary rescuing over 600 animals per year. A donation bin is situated at Four Oaks Pet Supplies just outside Seamer where old newspapers, cat and dog food and bird seed can be given to help care for the animals. 

 

Thank you

 

Mrs Kenyon

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24
Nov
2023
Nativity Letter from Mrs Kenyon
24/11/2023 9:58 AM
Nativity Letter from Mrs Kenyon

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Attached is a letter from Mrs Kenyon about the nativity performance taking place on 12th December.

 

Thank you.

Nativity Letter for Parents.pdf

23
Nov
2023
Christmas Voices Concert
23/11/2023 12:19 PM
Christmas Voices Concert

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Our choir - Hertford Harmonies - will be performing alongside other schools in a Christmas carol concert on Saturday 9th December.  The concert begins at 2pm at St Martin's Church in Scarborough and everyone is welcome.  

 

The event is free to attend and will be a lovely way to begin the Christmas season.

 

Thank you.

Christmas Voices poster.pdf

23
Nov
2023
Open Morning
23/11/2023 9:55 AM
Open Morning

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

On Thursday 30th November, Mrs Kenyon is having an open morning in her classroom from 9:00am to 10:00am.

 

You are most welcome to visit the Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classroom to see what the children are doing and to talk to the staff.  

 

As some of you will be aware, we are opening to three and four year olds from January 2024.  If you have any questions about the provision, Mrs Kenyon and Mr Barber will be happy to talk to you about this and what we can offer your child.

 

Thank you.

22
Nov
2023
England's Tallest Man Visit - Photos
22/11/2023 4:52 PM
England's Tallest Man Visit  - Photos

Dear Parents and Carers.

 

Attached is a letter from Miss Higgs about our special visitor from yesterday.  There are plenty of photographs from the day and the children are still talking about Paul and having him in school.

 

Thank you to Miss Higgs for arranging Paul's visit as it is something we will all remember for many years to come.

Paul Sturgess Letter 22.11.23.pdf