Week beginning 23rd May 2022
The important reminder first. School will close for half term on Friday 27th May and reopen on TUESDAY 7th JUNE. This is due to the additional day’s holiday for the Queen’s Jubilee.
On Friday, we celebrated this event with a Red, White and Blue Day and also had assemblies across the week to explain the jubilee and look at the changes that have happened throughout our queen’s reign. The children particularly enjoyed seeing the changes in technology in the last 70 years. Here is Reception's "street party".
Sport has been front and centre again this week.
James Morgan from Northumberland County Cricket was with Year 2 and Year 3 for his last coaching session on Tuesday. The children love working with him and he always helps us to promote our strong cricketing tradition at Ravenswood. Thanks to him for all of his support.
We have two hockey teams in school, one for Years 5 and 6 and another for Years 3 and 4. They came together on Thursday evening for a school competition, mixing the teams together on our international standard surface. A great evening was had by all.
The second Ouseburn Learning Trust competition since restrictions were lifted took place at Hotspur on Wednesday afternoon. Our Year 1 and Year 2 runners went for a cross country competition and had a fabulous time. It really is lovely to see the trust working together again.
Our Year 5/6 Quadkids team went to the city competition on Wednesday. Quadkids is an athletics competition involving a sprint, distance run, howler throw and long jump. The scoring system is quite complicated and we haven’t received our results yet. The organising team were very impressed with our pupils and have asked if they can help organise the Year 3/4 Quadkids competition, which we are hosting after half term.
We also had the Boccia and Gymnastics teams in two county finals this week. These include the winning schools from Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland. The Boccia team had another exciting morning out, but this time struggled against the very high standard of competition. They finished with a win in their final match though, which meant that they came home happy. Our gymnasts went to Benfiled’s gym on Thursday morning and came home with first places in the Year 1/2 and Year 3/4 competitions. Charlie also came second in the open competition for club gymnasts. I was lucky enough to go along at the end of the morning and was very impressed by the standard of the teams.
It’s amazing to see the number of children that have represented Ravenswood this half term and I have to thank our fantastic staff who prepare the children so well for these events.
Next half term looks equally busy with lots of sport, a Shakespeare Festival, Scottish Opera, an evening with all of our musicians, the school fair, all the end of year things like Sports Day and Leavers’ Assembly and The Great Get Together. We will be sending a note to families about The Great Get Together. This is a lovely event where we invite everyone to dress in something that represents their heritage and join us on the school field for a big picnic. The event remembers the MP Jo Cox and her belief that, “We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.” Something that is reflected in our Ravenswood values.
Have a great half term.