Ravenswood Primary School

Ravenswood Primary School

Week beginning 25th March 2019

Thanks to everyone who came along to the In the Loop meeting on Tuesday. It was a good turn out and a really interesting meeting, including an update from Julian Hughes about keeping your child safe on the internet at home. You should all have received a summary of the meeting, but if the letter didn’t make it home, you can read it under the letters tab of the website. The most controversial issue to come from the meeting was how to keep parking around school safe, which I will be looking into again in the very near future.

Our In the Loop meeting was followed by a visit from Father Jonathan, who squeezed the whole Easter story into a half hour assembly for Key Stage 1, then rushed across to do an assembly in Key Stage 2. The children really enjoy Jonathan’s assemblies and it is always good to have him in school. You can see photos of his visit on the Year 1 and Year 2 pages.

On a busy Tuesday, Mr Daley and I took two teams to the Ouseburn Learning Trust Year 3/4 football competition. This was a lovely event with our Year 3 team coming joint third and our Year 4 team joint winners.

Wednesday started with Year 5 setting off to Robinwood. I have just seen them arrive back looking happy, tired and slightly tanned by the fantastic weather. I will no doubt get a full report from them all on Monday, but can I take this opportunity to thank the six members of staff who spent three days away from their families to make the trip possible.

On Wednesday afternoon, Matthew and Olivia from Northumberland County Cricket started their work with Year 2, which will continue across next half term. This is part of the Chance to Shine programme through the English Cricket Board. We have a strong tradition of cricket at Ravenswood and I will be starting to get our boys and girls teams practising next week, ready for competitions throughout summer term.

On Thursday, lots of parents turned up for Stay and Play in the Nursery and on Friday afternoon Reception hosted Family Friday, where the teachers gave parents some information about how children learn in Reception and then they joined their child in the Reception classes. Both events were well attended. Thanks for coming along and supporting your child.

This week, I was learning French with Class 14 as part of my classroom observations. We had lots of fun and are now really good at ordering food in a restaurant. This skill will be put to the test after half term when Year 4 set up their own French café.

Now for the weekly pitch update - as you will see, the carpet is nearly down. Next week we will see the carpet finished and then the pitch sanded. The surrounding land will then be tidied up and we will be ready to use it straight after Easter.

Next week is really busy, as you will see from the In the Loop minutes and I will try to capture some of the fun in the final blog of the term. We break up next Friday at 3:20pm and return to school on Tuesday 23rd April. This is because Monday 22nd is Easter Monday.