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Year 3 Recorder Club. Our new recorder players have been practising hard, playing in several KS2 assemblies. Their performances have been amazing!

Junior Choir visit to Cedar Court

The children from the Junior Choir had a wonderful opportunity to go sing in for our community at the Cedar Court Hotel where the Mayor of Harrogate was in attendance. The children were excellent ambassadors for the school and put on a wonderful performance, we are very proud of you.





Our wonderful performance at the Cedar Court Hotel.

Red, White and Blue Club

Our visit to Ripon Cathedral

On Friday, November 10th, we joined 600 Service Children from schools in North Yorkshire at a special Service held in Ripon Cathedral. We took our poppy decorated bicycle wheel with us and it joined others on a special display at the front of the Cathedral for Remembrance Day. 

We all enjoyed seeing old friends and Heads from previous schools and we loved seeing how a human poppy needs soil, water and care to grow!

We heard a veteran of World War 2 read the poem, 'In Flanders Field ' and heard how he had recently recreated his parachute jump into Arnhem at the age of 96! We all felt very privileged to have met such a brave man.

On our way home we had a detour to Ripley ice cream shop for some very welcome ice creams, even if it was a chilly November day!

Thank you all, for playing your part so well making poppies and in behaving brilliantly on the day.

For our January Meeting we met Mikey who has joined us from a school in the South. He has moved several times and hopes to remain in Saltergate until he leaves for High School. Welcome to Year 5 Mikey and to our Red, White and Blue Club! We then shared our news and heard that some of our Dads are overseas and some will be taking part in exercises away from home. We thought about the ways we can help our Mums while Dads are away and most of us will help look after our younger siblings with more patience than usual!

Following the success of our Reindeer chocolates at Christmas, we will spend our February meeting making and tasting pancakes!

Watch out for the pictures!

Pancake Day!

Pancake Day came early for us as we made pancakes for our February meeting. Despite a slow hotplate on the cooker we all managed to make and eat a vert tasty pancake!

We had a range of toppings but the most popular was syrup followed by chocolate spread.

Upper Juniors were persuaded to try a squeeze of lemon on the top and they bravely agreed, with some very funny faces as a result!

All in all, a very successful meeting!

For our March meeting, we made Mother's Day cards which included a teabag so we can make  our lovely Mums a welcome cup of tea! We all agreed they do a splendid job, especially when our Dads are away as at present. We promised to do our best to help them at home more, by looking after our brothers and sisters, tidying and doing our homework on time!

Can we keep our promise? Our April meeting will find out!

Goodbye to Mikey

Sadly, this month we have had to say farewell to Mikey who joined us in January. Mikey's family have been moved to Ripon and he will join his new school close to where his new home will be. Though you have been with us such a short time Mikey, we have enjoyed your company and you have been an enthusiastic member of our club. We wish you a very happy Year 6 at your

new school and there will be fun Club activities to try there too!

We also welcomed  Ruth to our club as her Daddy has re-enlisted and she will be moving to the Penny Pot houses. She enjoyed the cup cake celebration we had for Mikey but we pointed out that not all our meetings have treats!


 Our June Meeting

Our youngest members were shown how to make a 'Book Corner' by Mia our very talented artist in Year 6 as part of our June Meeting. We thought it would make an inexpensive Father's Day gift and we were very pleased with the ones we produced. We also learnt some simple origami techniques and found out how to make our corners into animals.

Many of our older children are involved in well deserved  Fun Days after the hard work they have  put in for SATS so we have been running separate meetings. Some of us have news of re locations including a very exciting move to Australia! We expect you to keep in touch though, even from down under! Two of our Members are going to Boarding school in Hampshire so our next meeting will be saying goodbye, but we want you to  know you will always be part of Saltergate School wherever you may be in the World!


Making our book corners

Saying Goodbye

Thank you all so much for making my time at Saltergate so much fun and so worthwhile. It really has been a pleasure working with you all and that includes the many Service children we have sent to places far and near. You are all so strong and brave, especially when your parents are away that you have made me very, very proud. Good luck to those of you leaving now and those in October, I will always think of you. Miss Sowray and possibly Mrs Guthrie will be looking after those of you remaining so you will be in good hands.

Meanwhile, enjoy the cupcakes!