Rolling Newsletter

Spring and Summer Term


Notices and Letters


Summer holiday activities

Rock Camp here.

Summer sport here.


Summer Term diary dates here.


"Hebden Royd is a musical school and we are delighted to be able to offer instrumental lessons taught by professional musicians from the Calderdale Music Trust.
Group, paired and individual lessons are available and will begin in the September term.
We can offer a wide range of lessons such as guitar, ukulele, piano, violin and many more.
You can find further information on or can call on 01422 303060.
Are you interested in learning yourself? Adult lessons are also available."

Calderdale Music Trust



Is your child a talented singer?

If so, there is a new Youth Choir called 'Little and Loud' for ages 6 to 11 running weekly from September.

For details click here.

Auditions to join the choir are on 5th July.  Application forms need to be returned by 8th June to Calderdale Music Trust.

New items on the Website this week ...

Year 5 at the Square Chapel here.

KS1 piano and violin performance here.

Year 6's leavers service here.

September menus here.

EYFS finding out about New Zealand here.

Year 3 at Mytholm Meadows here.

Year 6 trip to Royal Armouries here.

Year 4 with the Dementia Group here.



Latest School Calendar Events

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If your child would like to have milk every day, please order online at Milk for under 5 is free. 


"Purple Day" this year was to remember the late Mrs Thomas and to raise money for Cancer Research.

Our school looked so colourful!



Our amazing sculpture trail has now been taken down.

We hope you managed to see it.



This year's Summer Reading Challenge - Mischief Makers; celebrating the 80th anniversary of the much-loved comic, Beano.
Aimed at children aged 4-12, the Summer Reading Challenge is the biggest national reading initiative. The Summer Reading Challenge gets three quarters of a million children into libraries to keep up their reading skills and confidence during the long holidays. It runs in libraries throughout the summer holidays, with incentives, activities and events designed to create a real buzz around children's reading. The challenge is simple - to read six or more library books over the summer.
Mischief Makers will run from Saturday 14th July until Saturday 1st September in all 22 libraries in Calderdale. The challenge is designed for children aged 4-12 but older children can take part in the challenge if they wish. Children must be a member of Calderdale Libraries to take part.
For this year’s Summer Reading Challenge we’re off to Beanotown,

• Children taking part in the Challenge this year will follow clues to explore their colourful collector’s map of Beanotown; meeting Dennis, Gnasher and friends along the way. To complete the challenge children must read 6 library books and they will collect special stickers to help them find the mysterious buried treasure! Upon completion of the challenge each child will receive a certificate and some green frog spawn slime!
• All children who complete the Mischief Makers Summer Reading challenge will be invited to a special ceremony at Brighouse Civic Hall on Monday 29th October. They will get the opportunity to see a hilariously funny performance by Steve Skidmore (author of the Action dogs and IHero series) and collect their medal
• The Summer Reading Challenge is free!



"One Britain, One Nation Day".

Each class wrote a poem to celebrate this day. 

This is year 6's amazing poem. It is displayed in the reception foyer.



Sports Day 2018.

A fantastic enjoyable day was had by all in the beautiful sunshine.

Winning team results out soon !!!!



Year 3 and 4 went on a History trail.  We looked for clues about the Packhorse Trail and the history of the oldest buildings.


KS1 had a visit from Julian where they were learning to become experimental music performers. They will be encouraged to join in with the amazing Arts Festival event "Trevor Wishart's Landscape" on Sunday 1st July.

A free outdoor event which sounds fantastic.  A definite date for the diary!


Another talent show!

All sorts of skills showcased here.  Hebden Royd children are so talented!



Year 5 had a visit from the Fire Brigade to teach the children about fire safety in the home.  Ask your child what they learnt.  Is there anything you need to do at home to make it safer?



Reverend Pask is retiring. We are all sad to see him leave. He has been an important part of our school.

Each child took part in a video which we put onto a memory stick to give to Reverend Pask as a leaving present. We hope he remembers us all. Here he is handing out leavers books to our year 6 leavers.



Some Year 3 children went to Mytholm Meadows to garden with the elderly residents. The children weeded a flower bed, added new soil to the bed and planted seeds then watered them. They also helped plant some bedding plants for an elderly resident. The children were introduced to different types of herbs, tasting and repotting some.

Mabel and Anna both said “I love gardening here, it’s fun and nice to be here”.



KS2 listened to Mrs Shauman explain some things about the Hindu religion. We made lotus flower divas, decorated Hindi patterns with sequins and matched places of worship to the names of the religion. We discussed some of the different Gods and how Hindus would have a place of worship in their homes known as a Puja.



Thank you to the Welsh Birds of Prey Centre for bringing in their amazing creatures.  We learnt so much today about birds of prey.  The children who got to hold them were very brave!

Well done to all the children for listening so well and for not scaring the birds!



Well done to the Early Years for winning the Rotary Club's Art Work Category Duck Race competition here.

We are so proud!



Follow this link here to be reminded of the brilliant work done by Year 6 on the 5000 miles project and by Year 5 on their interpretations around living with dementia and disability.



We hope you were able to come to the Easter Service in Church.  

Every class told part of the Easter Service in their own way.  Children acted, sang, danced.  Every child in the school was involved.  

Well done to the whole school for an inspiring performance.



The whole school had an exciting time skipping.  Lots of keeping fit advice, activities and skipping on a rope with a counter on.  Children were able to increase their personal score whilst having so much fun!



Many activities were enjoyed for Sports Relief week.  Here are a few ...

Various sports challenges - Eg. How many catches, how many jumps, how many skips in one minute? ...



... Blind football ...



Year 5 went to Mytholm Meadows for the afternoon to join in with their “Games Café”
They had a splendid time playing chess, checkers, Dobble, snakes and ladders, Connect 4 amongst others – there was serious game of scrabble going on in one corner and some of our children were taught the art of dominoes!
It was so lovely to spend time together across the generations – we can’t wait to go back on Monday to share some of our Easter songs.


All finished off with a biscuit sale on Friday which raised money for Sports Relief.



Huge congratulations to Sam Gibbons, Martha Kidd, Joel Hadari and James Aitkin who came FIRST in the local school’s quiz run annually by Hebden Bridge Rotary Club.
They’re off to the Shay for the Calderdale wide final in May!


One of our Year 6 pupils – Seth has a passion for fashion and we were able to see his work at the Overgate Hospice Fashion Show on Thursday 22nd March.
He had taken a range of second clothes from the various Overgate shops around our area and had upcycled them to produced some highly sought after items of clothing.
Lucky lad that he is he was able to rope in friends, family and school mates to model his creations – here are a few .
Well done Seth – we’re really proud of you.

Apologies for the blurred photos but the action of a fashion show was difficult to photograph!

The whole school made bunting for the Handmade Parade this year.  This is KS1 and Year 3 enjoying using painting methods that were demonstrated to them.  

Such concentration and care they showed and fantastic bunting was made.  Great fun!



The children were given their World Book Day free book and straight away were engrossed!  KS1 sat beneath their amazing Quentin Blake display!

Thank you to the Book Case in Hebden Bridge for supplying the books.



All the classes chose their favourite author and made a fabulous display for this year's World Book Day.

Come into the hall to see them.



Year 4 returned to see the Disability Dance Group at Hebden Town Hall on Wednesday 14th. Each group performed their Chinese New Year Dragon Dances for everyone. We also wrote wishes on labels and tied them to a willow tree.
We had immense fun walking to the Town Hall as Miss Young couldn’t get the head in a bag and so we had to wear it – if in doubt style it out!

Well done Year 4


We’ve gone bird mad in art.
Year 3 and 4 are doing a topic on South America – we looked at the toucan painting of Henri Rousseau and were inspired to produce our own take on the theme!
Reception looked at super colourful tropical parrots and compared them to quiet and shy snowy owls.
Year 6 are getting ready for World Book Day on the 1st March – they have looked at the art of calligraphy and typesetting. They are now going to use inspiration from local artist Roo Waterhouse to paint a portrait of their own bookshelves laden with books.
This is a section of one of Roo's shelf portraits.



The children of Reception class wrote to Miss Young to ask if they could plant some trees in our garden because they had been thinking about how important they are to our planet.
Miss Young wrote back and set them two challenges!

Read the details on the EYFS page here.


A fantastic half term holiday event.