Ravenswood Primary School

Ravenswood Primary School

Week beginning 12th October 2020

First of all, I am sorry to inform you that, due to personal circumstances, Miss Hartley has decided to take a career break and has stood down from her post as Nursery Lead at Ravenswood. She has worked here for nine years and the Nursery children have always loved being with her. We wish her well for the future. I am delighted to say that Yvonne McMullen has agreed to work with us until Christmas. She is working in the Nursery at the moment and has experience as a Nursery leader and local authority Early Years Adviser. I would like to welcome her to the Ravenswood Team.

As most of you will know, we had to close Class 8 on Monday, as one pupil had tested positive on Friday evening. I am pleased to say that so far there have been no other cases linked to the class. They all have to self-isolate until half term, but Miss Cubbon is doing a fantastic job at keeping them busy at home.

It has been a lovely week at school with classes continuing to work hard. Year 5 had a fantastic trip to Jarrow Hall to find out all about life in Anglo-Saxon times. The staff who work at the home of St Bede were very impressed with the children’s knowledge. Well done Year 5.

Friday was been Pirate Day in Year 2. This is the culmination of this term’s topic, which has been all about the sea. Everyone looked amazing, as you can see.

Year 5 have another treat next week. Mark from Konflux Theatre will be coming in to do a workshop on one of Shakespeare’s plays. Class 16 will be looking at Midsummer Night’s Dream, Class 17 Much Ado About Nothing and Class 18 Macbeth. Mark comes every year and we would normally perform their plays at the end of the day to an audience. Instead, we are hoping to get some video footage. I will let you know how it goes in next week’s blog.

Also next week, Year 1 are off to St Gabriel’s church to visit Father Jonathan and find out about baptism as part of the Religious Education curriculum.

I hope everyone received their parent evening information this week. We are very aware that this is not the ideal way to share this and hope that by March we will be able to meet properly. If for any reason you haven’t received yours, please let me know and I will chase this up.

Next week is the last week of this half term and we are finishing with a Spooky Spectacular on Friday. Children can dress up either Spooky or Spectacular or both. Sadly, I am interviewing that day, so the Dracula teeth will have to stay in the cupboard for another year!

Finally, our search for a new Deputy Head has started. The advert is on the school website, so if you know anyone who may be interested, please let them know.