Ryedale School

I’ve left Gillamoor and gone to Ryedale but I could really not ask for a better primary school. Don’t be scared to come here. You’ll have the best of fun and make lots of new friends. You’ll also meet some old friends like I did. Don’t be worried if you get lost, it’s a big school, and bound to happen to all of us at some point. Tying a tie is quite tricky, but I’m sure someone will help you, like my dad helps me.

By Hannah

Ryedale’s Got Talent

On Tuesday the 7th of July 2015 the year 6’s went to Malton to perform in the Milton Rooms. The year 6’s were told to make up an act, then we would show it to everyone in the Milton Rooms to compete. In the competition overall the year 6’s from Gillamoor came 3rd out of 11 different acts! We performed the poem “Please Mrs Buttler” by Allen Albert.Everyone was amazing and we would love to do it again!

By Hannah and Kate.

Bishop Paul

On Tuesday the 16th of June Bishop Paul came to school for the morning. He stayed with us until just after lunch. We showed him our values book and our church booklet. He showed us the area of where he looks after churches. He lives in Middlesbrough and looks after from Whitby all the way to Thirsk and looks after over 170. Bishop Paul has a lot of people helping him look after the 170 churches.

By Hannah

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Daffy Teas

On Thursday the 9th of April Kids Club, Farndale organised the Daffy Teas.

Before we started,we all had to make sandwiches and scones to get all ready.

When we opened all four of us had a little cycle, there was: washing up, drying up, putting away and bringing back. As soon as we opened the doors people were coming in.

In the end we raised £360 for Kids Club! It was great!

Before hand, we had done a tombola for Kids Club as well and made £35 profit!

We are going to buy some plant pots to decorate the Village Hall.

By Hannah


Bewerley Park – 2015

Between Monday 9th March and Wednesday 11th of March 8 pupils from years 4-6 went to Bewerley Park. Bewerley Park is an outdoor activity centre which is designed to let you try out new things and push yourself. It is all about team building and working with different groups of people. Our school joined other children from Hovingham and St Hilda’s and it was nice to work wih them.

This is what different people thought of the visit:
“I had lots of fun, my favourite thing was rock scrambling as there were so many rocks. Some were big and some were small and some were gargantuan!” ES
“We did canoeing, climbing, swimming and it was awesome! My favourite bit was when we went into Tom Taylor’s Cave and when we cam out we went swimming. I got soaked and when I took off my wellies a pool of water came out.” MP
“I enjoyed playing in the rushing water and getting really, really wet! We all slept in the same dormitory!” MW
“It was great and full of adventure. As the time went on the fear was squeezed out of me.” KC
“We also made shelters at the centre. We called ours the Sticky-Stuff Clubhouse. In ours there was a really cool base covered with sticky stuff (as the name suggests) we covered it with a large tarporling.” LS
“We heard a very scary story of a man called Tom Taylor in a very dark and scary cave. After that we got into a gorge and got very cold and wet.” HF
“We went gill scrambling and gorge walking. Sometimes we got wet but we came back to a warm shower.” GE
“My favourite activity was gorge walking because it was very wet and I enjoy getting wet, but the wet suits were uncomfortable!” LB

My Half Term Holiday – Treasure Hunt

My brother and his friend made a treasure hunt for my sister’s birthday.It went all over the place.

The first clue ended up along the track to the red swing. The clue was shoved in the middle of it. The next clue was where our Grandma does all of her bonfires. This one was down at the bottom of the wood, hidden on the ash. Then the next clue told us to go to the swing, with the tire-swing. A few fields away from where we were. It was hidden where the band was, popped in.This clue told us to go to our Grandma’s house in the kitchen. It was hidden in the fridge. We were told to go, from the kitchen, to the big blue van, in the drivers seat. We went to the avalanche place next, just down the road, for the final clue. It was hidden back at home in the kitchen, the prize was hidden in the towel draw.

We split up into teams and raced back. The teams were fairly split up.

We had great fun, and anyone can set up an easy treasure hunt.

By Hannah

stone age

On Wednesday 11th of February the juniors were learning about the stone age. Here are some facts that we learnt:

The dinosaurs and humans DID NOT live togetther. Neanderthals and the Homosapians met around 40,000 years ago. The stonge age went on for 2 million years. Prehistory is divided into 3 parts:

The Stone age,

The Bronze age,

And the Iron age.

The stone age is called that because all the cave men used stones and flints. Stone age people created their own language, music and dances.People today are unsure why stone henge was created. It might have been a temple, a burial site,a centre or a calendar. As people started to live in the same place, they began to bury dead people more carefully.

By Hannah,Esme and Lilli.


On Friday 16th January 2015  some of the juniors went to Rydale school to do a gym competition. We were split up into 2 groups:

Year 5 and 6:Kate C,Hannah F, Lilli S and Lottie B.

Year 3 and 4: Esme L, Jasmine F and  Emilia S.IMGA0522

We prepared a routine,but we did not get to perform, due to time.

But not all was lost as we took part in individual area and the final results recorded the years 5 and 6 came 2nd and year 3 and 4 came 4th. Also the year 5 and 6 were 0.6 points of being first. 🙂



School baking!

DSCF5194At school we are doing baking again but for the juniors we are going to make bake-well tarts.We will be doing this every Tuesday but with different groups every time.

The first group was all the year 6’s (Hannah, Lilli,Kate and Georgina).

We made an amazing bake-well tart with help from Mrs Turner. It was a great success and went really well.They looked so delicious and we wanted to eat them straight away.

By Hannah.