Weekly Newsflash! 15th March 2024

Published by Phoebe Martin on

Coming up next week…

Monday– Y5 Murder Mystery Day @ TWS
Tuesday– Y3 & Y4 Swimming
Please can children come into school with their swimming gear underneath their uniform, along with a towel, water bottle and goggles if they wish. Children are also welcome to bring a piece of fruit with them 🙂
Wednesday – Wensleydale Tournament of Song – Y2 – Y6
– No Technology Day!
Thursday– Egg Decorating Competition
Friday– Easter Service @ St. Andrew’s, Aysgarth
– Break up for Easter


Comic Relief!

Safeguarding Item


Parent Survey

Dear families,
Thank you for your responses to our parent survey. It is really helpful to hear your views. I will be looking at this closely and I will try to address any issues raised. I will then share some headlines with you all at the start of the summer term.
Vicky Collins, Executive Headteacher

Cross Country

We had four pupils make it through to the Cross Country final, held at Giggleswick on Tuesday. The feedback has been brilliant “I just wanted to say congratulations to all four children who represented BAWB school in the cross country event! Their performances were truly amazing and they should be all so proud of their efforts, dedication and overall performance. Well done, superstars!” Huge congratulations to all four on their efforts and sportsmanship.

Easter Bulletin

Don’t forget that next Friday our Easter Service takes place on Friday 22nd March at 2pm at St. Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth. Parents are warmly invited and encouraged to attend! Please fill in the form HERE if you plan to collect your child straight from church.

We are also holding an egg decorating competition on Thursday 21st March in all three schools! Please send in your egg-cellent creations on Thursday morning, entries will be judged by our lovely governors!

Lunch Choices Form

Please find the menu below and the lunch choices form HERE.


After School Clubs

To sign up to the clubs, please click on the link to find the form, and more information.

Sports Club – Monday – Askrigg – 3:30 – 4:30pm

Forest Skills – Tuesday – Askrigg – 3:30 – 4:30pm

Singing Club – Wednesday – Askrigg  – 3:30 – 4:10pm

Cycle Club – Thursday – Bainbridge – 3:30 – 4:30pm

Science Club – Friday – Askrigg – 3:30 – 4:30pm

PTFA Minutes and Raffle

Please find the minutes for the latest meeting HERE and take a look HERE at the fabulous prizes you could win in the PTFA Raffle!! Tickets will be sent home with pupils early next week.


Please find vacancies for the caretaker and cleaning posts at Askrigg and Bainbridge HERE.

Easter Science Workshop!



In the craft area this week we have been encouraging the children to plan their models before making them. We have been so impressed by their thoughtful creations. We love Ruby’s “double decker bus”! 

Spring is in the air and we have been talking about new life and plants that grow in the Spring. The children have all independently planted their own beans and have been watering them daily. They have also helped to think about a safe place to put them, to help them to grow. 

In Maths we have been focussing on numbers 9 and 10! The children played a game with a partner where they had to grab a handful of buttons and guess whether they had ‘more’ or ‘fewer’ than their partner. Then they checked by counting their buttons accurately. 

All this rain has been perfect weather for playing in our mud kitchen too. Mud pie anyone??

The children were so excited to spot Bainbridge school on the drone video! 

We have been finding out where Bainbridge is on different maps. The children loved spotting other nearby villages that they live in too! The children found it interesting to have a look on Google Earth to spot Bainbridge and different landmarks and we enjoyed looking at some drone videos flying over Bainbridge! 

Our “whack a rhyme” game was lots of fun. The children had to say a word from the pictures and a friend had to ‘whack’ a picture that rhymes with it.


In Re this week the Owls attending a live Q and A video call with a Jewish Interfaith tutor, they asked questions about sukkot and Tzedakah they had prepared the previous week.

In science we were looking for seasonal changes, the children talked about how spring is different to winter and the signs of spring we might see, we then went outside with our clipboards to explore…..unfortunately we didn’t experience sunshine as one of the changes!  We did see lots of new growth, spotting buds on the trees and lots of daffodil.

In Design and Technology, the Owls started to explore different ways we can make paper stronger and started to think about the design of our bridges as part of out freestanding structures unit

Swallows & Kingfishers

We started with a fun board game in Maths on Thursday- it was all about doing our simple additions as quickly as possible! We also played Bingo this week – a great way for the children to improve their number recognition!

In PSHE this week, we have been thinking about No Outsiders. We looked at the book ‘The Big Book of Families’ and talked about all the different types of families in the book. We discussed how all of the children are different in our classes and that is good and okay! The activity was to the think of as many different items per topic as we could to show what an amazing world we love in! Examples of the topics were: celebrations, modes of transports, families and religions. The key word ‘diversity’ was introduced to the children and we talked about lots of differences between people and how that is okay and should be respected. 

Golden Eagles

In science, the Golden Eagles investigated faulty circuits, using their knowledge of electricity and circuits to fix them.

In addition to trumpets and trombones, the Golden Eagles continued their musical journey in class by improvising their own music.

The Golden Eagles learnt that the fruit of the Spirit is not a coconut! They dramatised each of the nine fruits and then created their own Spirit plant with all of the fruit of the Spirit.


This week in PSHE we have been learning about what to do in an emergency, and how and when to put somebody into the recovery position.


The Merlins have had a brilliant week, we have been writing persuasive letters to the council, constructing rhyming poems and creating some lovely pieces of art depicting Jesus’ resurrection ready to display at our Easter Service. We have thoroughly enjoyed celebrating and raising money for Comic Relief; we even had the pleasure of pieing our lovely school councilor, Jo 🙂


This Week’s Awards:

Pupil of the week
Robins (Reception)Faye for enjoyment in lots of her independent learning, and for showing us her wonderful writing skills in the Home corner.  
Owls (Y1)Rosie for showing kindness to her friends and singing beautifully in assembly.
Swallows (Y2)Ben for fantastic questioning in History and RE- Ben is always curious and wants to find out more!
Kingfishers (Y3)Aidan for effort and enthusiasm in reading
Golden Eagles (Y4)Riley for engagement in collective worship and increased effort in class to follow the RESPECT code. 
Herons (Y5)Caleb for developing some amazing sentences to help him remember challenging spellings
Merlins (Y6)Holly M for her effort and enthusiasm in extra-curricular activities (WToS speech) and dance

Headteacher’s Awards
BainbridgeRuby for enjoyment of all areas of her learning – lovely to see! 
AskriggTristan for working hard and choosing to challenge himself 
West BurtonAbe for fantastic effort in all his subjects

Good Samaritan Awards For courage, care, compassion
(for the children, from the children).
Nominated by
Golden EaglesIsla for helping when she hurt her shoulder Sylvi
MerlinsGeorgie for sitting with her and being a good friend when she wasn’t feeling very well.Katie
Sam for helping him complete his maths arithmetic questions. Archie
Jo and Eliza for always being good friends and checking in on someone when they’re feeling dowLayla & Holly M

Tidiest ClassroomRobins
Best School LibraryWest Burton
House Point Winning Team Red Squirrels
Best Class AttendanceHerons – 100%