Week beginning 19th October 2020
First of all, welcome back to the outside world to all of Class 8 who finished their self-isolation on Friday. I am delighted to say that no staff or pupils have developed symptoms following this close contact, which again shows that the systems in place at Ravenswood are working to keep everyone safe. Miss Cubbon tells me that the children have been working hard during their two weeks at home and have produced some lovely work. We are looking forward to seeing you all after half term.
This week has been great fun and almost felt like normal.
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday our good friend Mark from Konflux Theatre came in to do some Shakespeare workshops with the Year 5 classes. They had lots of fun finding out about, and performing, Much Ado About Nothing (Class 17), Macbeth (Class 18) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Class 16). Excerpts from these performances are available on the Year 5 page of the website. Thanks to Mark for his great work.
From Tuesday to Thursday, each Year 1 class visited Father Jonathan at St Gabriel’s to find out about baptism. This is part of their RE curriculum and it was great to be able to see where it all takes place. The children were really interested and learnt a lot. Thanks to Father Jonathan.
On Friday we had our Spooky Spectacular. Everyone looked horrific! Thanks to all the adults who helped with the costumes at home and also for your kind donations to the Friends of Ravenswood.
The Friends are running a bonfire art competition for over the half term holidays. You should have received an email about how to enter from Mrs Clougher. If not, why not check out their website or Facebook page, links to which are under the parents tab. You will also have received your child’s Christmas card artwork this week. By Thursday evening, this fund raising activity had already raised £197, which is amazing given that we only started on Wednesday.
Stay safe over the holiday week and remember to follow all of the rules. If anyone in your family does develop symptoms over the holiday, please email school to let us know. Once we get past Monday, any children with symptoms won’t affect the classes in school, so fingers are firmly crossed.
See you all again on the 2nd of November.