Ravenswood Primary School

Ravenswood Primary School

Week beginning 11th February 2019

It has busy week to finish this half term. On Monday the Year 3/4 super swimmers went with me to East End Pool to trial for this year’s swimming gala in March. They were fantastic and it looks like we will have some great swimming teams for the next four years with this group moving through the school. The Year 5/6 Hockey Team were also out on Monday playing in a city wide competition, which they really enjoyed. On Wednesday, the Year 6 Badminton Team went to the Ouseburn Learning Trust competition at Heaton Manor, returning with the trophy for the second year running and the Year 5/6 Netball Team went to the city finals. These finals were incredibly close. We won one game and drew two in the round robin stage, which saw us through to the semi-finals which we narrowly lost. That put us into the third/fourth play-off, which was a draw at full time, so the game played on until the first goal was scored. We had three very close attempts but then were caught out and lost the game. Fourth place in the city is still a very respectable position. Well done to both teams. And finally on Friday the Year 5/6 super swimmers went for their trial and again swam very well.

Fiona Ling completed her research trial with Years 4 to 6 this week and wants me to thank all of the children and families who supported her. She is delighted with the data that she has collected and is very keen to do the same trial with years 1 to 3. We will be in touch about this after half term.

I have also been busy in Year 4 and 6 classrooms this week completing the city wide Health Related Behaviour survey. The children have been great at completing this and the city will get a good picture of how healthy our city is and what they might do to improve provision in the future. I did explain to the children that all of this data is anonymous.

All of our classes have been completing this term’s topics this week and Reception have been particularly busy. They are thinking about “people who help us” this half term and this week have been visited by a dog, guinea pigs, an ambulance, a fire engine and a police car. Not satisfied with all of this, they then had lots of lovely guests on Friday morning and held a careers fair, where they got to talk to people about their jobs and how they helped people. Many thanks to all of our friends who turned up for this event; the children loved it and we are very grateful for your time.

I have continued my observations this week seeing a fabulous Art lesson with Class 10 making relief sculptures of robots out of junk and a super lesson about The Great Wall of China with Class 9.

Please remember that we are now off for half term and return to school on TUESDAY 26th FEBRUARY. Have a great half term holiday.