Week beginning 28th February 2022
Back with a bang! What a busy week for everyone. First of all, many thanks to you all for getting fully involved in “World Book Day Week”. The costumes looked fabulous and the Book Swap was a great success, so thanks to everyone who donated books. Thanks must also go to our super staff who got fully involved and have provided a week full of book related activity.
Classroom Book Doors – All of the staff decorated their classroom doors as a famous book for the week. The school looks fantastic and it certainly helped get everyone in a celebratory mood.
DEAL – Drop Everything And Listen – Mr Laurie and I have visited every class in the school to read an excerpt from a favourite book and promote our school library.
Year 2 had a visit from Mrs Adams, one of our parents who works at the City Library. She told the children all about the library and read a favourite book. Many thanks to her for sharing her time and knowledge. At the end of last half term, Mr Laurie took some children to the City Library to celebrate Ravenswood’s success in being the school with the most children on the Summer Reading Challenge last year. They had a great visit and were given a beautiful book and a trophy for our cabinet. We will be promoting this again this summer, so keep a look out for more information.
Wednesday was cold and wet, so we were delighted by the turn out for the Bedtime Story session. Children returned to school at 4 o’clock in their pyjamas and listened to stories and had juice and biscuits until 5. Thanks to all parents who did four school runs that day!
Wednesday also was Book Swap Day. Books had been donated by our families and all of the children got to choose a book to take home.
Thursday saw the big dressing up day. There were some fabulous costumes and the children enjoyed naming all of the books that the characters were taken from.
The children have also been able to take part in a Book Quiz this week with house points awarded to the winning team. At the time of writing, I only have the Year 3/4 result, which saw Red Dragons taking the maximum points.
Just to add to the excitement, Year 2 also had a visit from a pirate, Captain Raggy Beard, on Thursday. He told them all about his life at sea, some famous pirates, read them some pirate stories and even brought his plank for us to walk! This all links to their Pirates topic this half term.
I have asked the teachers to put more photos and information from World Book Day Week on their year group pages.
Rainbow Reading Challenge – To end World Book Day Week we are launching our Rainbow Reading Challenge. This was a huge success last time we did it, so please get on board and help your children to develop a love of reading. Challenge sheets and instructions will go home today and families will need to record the books read or time spent reading. Thanks in advance for helping with this.
In other news, our netball team went to the Newcastle finals on Tuesday and were beaten into second place in a final which went to penalty shots. They will now go, along with the winners, to represent Newcastle in the regional finals. Well done to them!
Next week will be slightly quieter until Friday, when we launch Science Week!
Please also keep an eye on your emails next week, as we will be sending a link for you to sign up for parent consultations. These will be held in the week beginning 21st March.