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Last week was ANTI-BULLYING week – a nationwide initiative to help raise awareness around the issues of bullying and helping to provide children with strategies to combat bullying behaviour.

This is something we take very seriously at Ribble Drive and through the teaching of Character Matters and our PSHE curriculum, we continue in our efforts to keep children safe, both in and out of school.

The theme for this week was: ‘We are all different, we are all unique’ and is echoed in the book­, WONDER’ which the year 6 children are reading in their lessons.   The children have spent many lessons discussing what it means to #choosekind and how to stand up to people when they are mean to us – to have courage and be resilient.

Resilience is one of our character traits in school and during Mrs. Duxbury’s assembly, the year 6 children acted out a drama to show that it is harder to be mean to someone when they are kind back to you. By refusing to give the bully power with words, we can become more resilient and stand up to bullies and stop their behaviour.

Please click through the slideshow below with your child and ask them to tell you about what they learnt in this assembly and what activities they did over the week. Ask them about the green apples and the toothpaste and how this helps us to understand the power of words and how we should all try to remember to CHOOSE KIND.


Halloween at Ribble Drive Primary

A huge thank you to everyone who helped make this event such a success. I am sure you will agree the scarecrows and pumpkins looked absolutely awesome and were very creative indeed – I hope you and the children enjoyed creating them. I can’t wait for next year’s event now.

Thank you for the contributions towards the computing fundraising – the scarecrow competition helped us raise a total of £39.00.

More fundraising events are planned as we continue our efforts to upgrade the technology at Ribble Drive to help support children in the teaching and learning at our school.

Enjoy the video and thank you once again,
Mrs Duxbury

Music provided by No Copyright Music:

Music used: Spook 3 by PeriTune…

Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0…

Netball superstars!

A huge well done to the Y5 & 6 girls involved in tonight’s netball tournament at Phillips High School. They finished third, earning themselves a nice medal!

They played extremely well, showing an excellent attitude and sportsmanship.

I would also like to say well done to Miss Kendall and Miss Taylor for their fantastic coaching in such a short space of time.

Mr Lord

Ribble Drive’s Scarecrow competition

We are thrilled to be holding our very first SCARECROW COMPETITION.  The entries will be used to decorate the hall for the HALLOWEEN DISCO. We cannot wait to see what exciting entries are created and how imaginative your designs are going to be.  They can be big or small….and made out of whatever you materials you have available at home.  Please bring the entries to school by Tuesday 31 October 2017. Prizes will be awarded for the Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 winner.

Good luck and have fun,

from the year 6 children

Dinnertime visitors

We loved welcoming the year 6 parents to join us at dinnertime. The parents LOVED the new menu and it was great to be able to spend time with them and their children.

We look forward to welcoming more of you over the coming weeksto try our delicious new menu with your children.

Mrs Duxbury


Thank you to all the parents who joined me for the SEESAW training.  The year 6 children and I really enjoyed the sessions and hope you did too.  The links and information shared can be found in the powerpoint below.  I hope you enjoy sharing your child’s learning and enjoy taking the journey with your class teacher and school.

Any problems or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mrs Duxbury


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