Week beginning 7th October 2019

I hope that those of you who could make Book Looks this week, enjoyed seeing the work done so far and that those who couldn’t make it are taking advantage of looking at the books this weekend. I know the children love sharing their work and many parents have told me that seeing the books before parent consultations makes these meetings more useful.

Next week, it is the parent consultation meetings and I hope you all have your appointments booked in. If, for any reason, you can’t make the appointment next week, we would really appreciate a phone call. Most meetings are booked in for on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and these will take place in the school halls. Any meetings on Thursday and Friday, or any booked before school, will take place in the classroom. We look forward to seeing you.

It was harvest festival on Tuesday in school. Many thanks for all of your kind donations. These were sent to the People’s Kitchen in Newcastle and were very gratefully received. Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 did a lovely harvest assembly. You can find out more on the “Whole school events” page under Parents.


Also on Tuesday, fourteen of our great scientists went to Sunderland’s Beacon of Light to visit the STEM exhibition called “Bring it On”, which helps young people explore science, engineering, technology and maths as a future career and showcases some of the STEM companies that are based in the North of England. The children had a great time.


On Wednesday our budding actors visited Northern Stage to work on their Romeo and Juliet which they are performing at the theatre on 6th November. They had a great morning and came back with an even better Scene 1. Just eight more scenes to do then!

It has also been a sporty week at Ravenswood. On Tuesday, our Year 3 to Year 6 cross country runners had a fantastic, and rather muddy, competition at Gateshead Stadium. They all performed brilliantly and the Year 4 girls’ team came third overall. There were about 200 children in each race and at the end of the afternoon there were apparently about 200 shoes stuck in the mud all over the course. Well done to all of the runners. Next week, our Year 1 and 2 cross country teams get their turn to race in the Ouseburn Learning Trust competition.


Our Year 5/6 football team had their first game of the season on Thursday evening at Westerhope Primary. They came away with a very impressive 6-1 victory. Well done to them.