It’s not just the reception children at Ruswarp School who are settling in well after their arrival in September.
New headteacher Tammy Cooper is also pushing ahead with her role after she took over the helm of the school in January this year.
Miss Cooper, who was previously head of early years at Frederick Nattrass Primary School in Stockton, told the Whitby Gazette her first year in charge has “flown by”.
She said: “It’s been great. I’ve got a good team here within school, the governors and parents have also been very supportive.
“I feel I’ve been here a lot longer.”
The headteacher and her staff also have a lot of exciting plans for the school.
They are planning a mobile ICT classroom in the New Year and are looking, with input of the school council, at introducing e-readers and laptops in lessons to aid children’s learning.
A spiritual and sensory garden is also in the pipeline – something the children have asked staff for and which they will help design, while the new starters (pictured) in the school’s reception class, have been busy learning about the land of make believe and kings and queens in their project work.
And to get into the spirit, the pupils even had a medieval banquet when they dressed up in period costume and dined on roast chicken and potatoes.
Christmas is a busy time for the school – their Christmas party and Christmas fair both took place this week while children in Ruswarp’s early years are to perform their nativity today.