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Friday Update 28.6.24

Posted 28th June 2024

Miss McNamara's Message

This week has been another excellent week at Coppice. Our highlight has, of course, been our Sports Day. It was amazing to see so many parents come to cheer on the children. The children were real ambassadors for our school - their attitude to the races, their behaviour and their support of one another was so lovely to see. I would also like to acknowledge Mrs Baxter for organising the day, the parents who bravely took part in the sprint and egg and spoon races (some parents multiple times!), and the sun for shining.

We have a feedback form that you can access here, so we can continue to make each year an enjoyable experience for all.

Friday Night Curry Club

After school tonight, there will be bags of ingredients to make a simple curry for your family. Please help yourselves, as part of our Community Hub pantry launch, and enjoy a curry on us!




Today marks the last day in school of Pride month. We have celebrated this through sharing age-appropriate stories about diverse families and continuing to encourage children to be respectful and tolerant of other. Today we are wearing bright colours to show our support of the LGBTQ+ community. The children look absolutely fabulous, we even have rainbow hair and rainbow tights!

We have a duty as a school to teach children about the protected characteristics to ensure pupils understand the importance of equality and respect. Schools must ensure that they comply with the relevant provisions of the Equality Act 2010.

Summer 2 Key Dates 

Friday 28th June: Wear colours for Pride month & Friday Night Curry Club

Friday 5th July: PTFA Dress-down Day - KS2 to bring a bottle and KS1 to bring chocolate 

Friday 5th July: Performance of Y6 Production (Y6 Parents, 2pm)

Tuesday 9th July: Family Breakfast

Thursday 11th July: Whole School Transition (spend time with new class teacher)

Thursday 18th July: Family Picnic - 1:45pm arrival time for parents, through the car park gate for 2pm award and thank you ceremony. Children's art will be displayed in our gallery in the main hall, accessible via the car park fire exit.

Online Safety and Healthy Device Use Survey

Thank you to the 71 people/ families who filled out our recent online safety survey. It is great to have so many families complete the survey as it means we can make changes to our curriculum and wider curriculum offer in line with our community's needs.

We will share the results with you soon, as well as our school actions. 

Staffing News

Mrs Jeyes has helped us out in our school office this year and has really enjoyed the administration work. We are therefore doing a Saltergate swap! Mrs Jeyes will be taking on the role of administrator at Saltergate, in the post that Mrs Tunney is leaving (who is our new Business Operations Manager from September). We wish her every success in this new role, although we will be continuing to work alongside her.

Community News

Next week, our new Family Toolkits will be available to borrow in the Community Hub.

These are bags with different themes - for example a KS1 Wellbeing Toolkit, a Family Games Toolkit etc. 

You will be able to borrow these for up to 2 weeks and then return them to the Hub for another family.

Some resources we will replenish, for example colouring books and notepads.

We know that our families will look after this new resource.

Please share ideas for other resources with Miss Wright.

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New café for people with English as a second language

If English is your second language and you would like a safe, friendly space to practice, then this Conversation Cafe is for you! Free tea and coffee. Every Thursday, 10am - 12noon at The Village, 282 Skipton Road, Harrogate (entrance on Quarry Lane)

FREE events at Harrogate Library

Harrogate Library host a number of FREE activities for parents and children including under 5’s Storytime and a Lego Club. A timetable of all their activities are attached to this email or you can visit: They will also be launching their popular FREE Summer Reading Challenge on Saturday 6 July and this year’s theme is ‘Marvellous Makers’.

 They will also be recruiting young volunteers aged 14 to 24 years to become reading champions and encourage young people aged 4 to 12 years to keep reading over the summer holidays. Keep an eye on the website for more information.

Inspire Youth

There are young people’s activities throughout the year to join: They will also have a list of low cost summer activities which will be advertised on their website in the next couple of weeks


If you are getting organised for next year and need to re order name labels, please consider ordering from My Nametags - Personalised name labels for kids 56 name tags from £15.95 our school code is 29056. 24% of every order comes to school. 

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