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Dates for Diaries

Celebration Assembly every Friday at 3.10pm – everyone welcome

Swimming every Monday afternoon, (last session is Monday the 1st of April)

Tuesday 26th of March – Year 5‘s at Dalby Forest Adventure Day

Wednesday 3rd of April – Stay and Play in Class 1

Thursday 4th of April – Friends of the School Easter Coffee morning

Thursday 4th of April – Wensleydale Tournament of Song – Brass Band Competition – The Monday After School Club

Friday 5th of April - Wensleydale Tournament of Song – Choral Singing (whole school) further details to follow.

Tuesday 9th April – Archery Day - collaborative event at Melsonby Methodist Primary School

Thursday 11th of April – Community Easter Lunch at 12.00pm

Friday 12th April – Easter Service at St James’ Church at 2.00pm

Monday 15th of April - Easter holidays

Monday 29th of April – Staff training day

Tuesday 30th of April – School re-opens

News and Events

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Christmas Production

This year’s Christmas production proved one not to be missed!  The two performances, on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening were fabulous and extremely well attended.  The quality of the whole school, group and solo singing was out of this world, heavenly you might say.  The choreography was crisp and the acting professional and confident.  I really have not experienced better.


 My thanks go to the staff for their tireless dedication to organising and practicing with the children; to Chris Denton for his wonderful keyboard skills and the brilliant work he has completed with the children on their singing skills.  Thanks go to the children for their constant enthusiasm towards the production, which lead to their polished performances on the day and finally to the families of the children and wider school community for coming to support the production this year.







  Our Cast
Mary Penny Dixon
Joseph Aaron Harland
Angel Gabriel Florence Dixon
Inn Keepers   

Laurence Denton, Leo Martin

Star/Inn Keeper Ella Vasby-Burnie
Wise Men

Daniel Galpin, Bella Wilson, Tom Wilson


Eva Cherry,  Ben Denton, Aidan Jackson

Sheep Eddie Alford

Charlie Mason


Bethany Alford, Melody Henderson, Abigail Horn, Tillie Jackson, Maisie Taylor, Zoe Vasby-Burnie, Maisie York

Musical accompaniment Mr Chris Denton

Melsonby and North and South Cowton Collaborative PE Day

On Wednesday the 17th of October we had an absolutely fantastic day of PE, the children literally did not stop moving from 9.30 am to 3.00pm. Working collaboratively with North and South Cowton Community Primary School, the children took part in Skip2Bfit, football skills and relay races, Box2Bfit and then a selection of games designed to improve hand – eye coordination. Even at playtime and lunchtime the fun did not stop.

The day was helped by the lovely weather we enjoyed but more importantly through the commitment of all the staff who assisted. I would like to say a huge thank you to the staff of Melsonby and North and South Cowton for their supervision of the children. We were also lucky enough to have Mike Layfield, Victoria Sellers and Dave Gibson (who ran the Skip and Box2Bfit) leading all the sessions; many thanks to you for your help and expertise.

However, the real stars of the show were the children who thoroughly enjoyed themselves and absolutely loved working together, inter school friendships have been made! I have had many children asking me, when next can we all work together? We have separate whole school cycling days coming up in November and then a joint Archery Day in January. However, I’m sure we will work collaboratively before January.

On a final note Dave Gibson told me at the end of the day what well-mannered, happy and enthusiastic children we have and you would think they were all children from the same school in the way they all got along and worked together. Praise indeed.

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