Week beginning 20th May 2019
After four quiet weeks this week has been crammed full of exciting events. I have added some photos here in the blog, but more will be available soon on the Year Group pages or in the Sports, Competitions and Festivals page.
Last Sunday, 50 pupils of all ages and some very brave parents and teachers, took part in the Children’s Cancer Run 2019. They were amazing, had a fabulous time and raised money for a great cause. We haven’t calculated the final total raised by Ravenswood families, but will bring this to you soon. Well done to all who took part. This is an annual event, so if you are interested, watch out for information next year.
The halls were busy on Tuesday with class photographs, which went very well and the North Hall finished the day even busier with a huge audience watching the Key Stage 2 production of Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat. It was a great night. Thanks to everyone who came along.
Tuesday and Wednesday saw our Year 6 scientists getting to grips with the workings of the heart. Heart Rescuers came into school with one heart between two pupils, so that the children could have a proper look at this incredible muscle and understand its function. They also learnt about how to give CPR in case of an emergency. This was a fantastic workshop.
Wednesday was a very successful sporting day for Ravenswood. We hosted the annual Ouseburn Learning Trust cricket competition and were able to enter a Year 6, a Year 5 and a Year 3/4 team. They did very well with our Year 5 and 6 teams winning both of their matches and the Year 5s scoring the most points across the afternoon. It was also great experience for our younger cricketers to play against the older children. There is more cricket on the first day back after half term, when we will be playing in the Newcastle City competition. On the same afternoon, our Year 3/4 tennis team played in the city competition and finished second, qualifying for the Tyne and Wear finals in June.
The sport continued on Thursday with the gymnasts going to Benfield Gymnastics Centre for the city competition. The results have just arrived in my inbox, but I daren’t publish them here. I will let Mrs Maddison tell the team first! It was also French Day for Year 4 on Thursday with a pop-up French restaurant and lots of waiters taking orders from customers and all in perfect French!
On Friday, after the French had returned home full of frogs legs and snails, it was the turn of the Year 3 Romans to invade. Togas and swords were the order of the day with lots of marching and fun Roman activities, although I didn’t hear much Latin! The rest of the school came in for dress down Friday to raise funds for Elwood, our Elmer. Thanks for all of your kind donations; we are now well on the way to reaching our target.
The half term finished with two great year group activities. Reception invited their buddies from Year 6 to join them for a science experiment, where they had to design a secure container for an egg out of junk materials. I’m afraid to say that some of the eggs didn’t survive! Year 1 decided to get expert help for their “Build a Pier” afternoon and invited their parents in. This was very successful with some fabulous results. Thanks to everyone who found time to come along.
Friday also saw us employ a new member of staff. I am delighted to say that Mr Shaikh, who spent time in Year 6 in October and November will be joining the Ravenswood Team in September. I have invited him along to the next “In the Loop” meeting so you can all meet him. He will be another fantastic addition to our teaching team and we are looking forward to working with him.
Finally, can I remind everyone that we are back to school on TUESDAY 4th June as we are having a teacher training day on the 3rd. Have a good half term break.