Ravenswood Primary School

Ravenswood Primary School

Week beginning 17th June 2019

Sometimes there is a lot to read in my blogs, so this week we have a week in pictures for you.

Monday – The Year 5/6 Quadkids team went to Gosforth Central where they qualified for the regional finals next week. Well done and good luck.

Tuesday – Father Jonathan from St Gabriel’s church, Mr Sajid from Heaton Mosque and Mr and Mrs Udawatte and their daughter Nuyara, (who used to come to Ravenswood with her brothers Nehan and Nomin) all joined us for a lovely assembly about how Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and people of all faiths and no faith, live and work side by side in our wonderful Heaton community. This was part of our build up to Friday’s Great Get Together. Huge thanks to them for sharing this very special assembly.

The Year 3/4 Quadkids team went to Hotspur Primary for their competition, where they managed a brilliant third place, just missing out on the county finals.

Year 6 had a great trip to Beamish, where they found out what it would have been like to be an evacuee in World War 2.

Wednesday – Year 1 had an eventful trip to Beamish where they found out about life at the end of the Victorian period.

Reception visited the Great North Museum to see Dippy the Dinosaur, on tour from the British Natural History Museum in London.

Miri came into school with a copy of the new Cressida Cowell book “The Wizards of Once”, which she bought and had signed by the author for the school library. Cressida was very impressed, as she had never signed a book for a school before. She also gave Miri a draft copy of her next novel and asked her to read it and give her feedback before it goes to final publishing. Wow! Thanks from us all for the book and well done, Miri.

Thursday – Three of our School Council went up to Cragside to join with school councillors from all seven Ouseburn Learning Trust schools. They spent the morning creating a video about British Values and Children’s Rights. We will share the video with you once it is complete.

Friday – A day spent celebrating our wonderful community and the diversity across our school. Children came to school in clothes which represented their cultural background and we spent the afternoon having a mass picnic and being entertained by both school choirs, the Dance Club and the band. Thanks to everyone that came along.




Next week is a very busy sports week, as it is Schools 500 Games and the Tyne and Wear county finals and the first outing for our Year 4 rugby team. We are also squeezing in the grand opening of the school’s MUGA, so keep your eyes and ears alert for Ravenswood in the news.