Ravenswood Primary School

Ravenswood Primary School

Week beginning 8th February 2021

We have made it through Spring half term 1; it has been a little rocky at times, but we are there. I know that there will be a collective sigh of relief that next week there is no home schooling. We will be publishing the home learning packs for the week beginning 22nd February at the end of the holiday week and paper copies will be available from that Monday.

As you probably know, the Prime Minister will be making an announcement on the 22nd February to tell us whether schools can reopen on 8th March. We have everything crossed at Ravenswood that we can open to all children on that day, so we will all be glued to our radios to find out what he says.

I hope that you have found time this week to get out and enjoy our alpine weather. The snow has been fantastic and we have all been enjoying it in school. On Thursday, the Year 2 bubble noticed paw prints in the snow, telling us that our local fox had been visiting again. We put the camera out on Thursday evening and sure enough, at 3:21 on Friday morning we had a visit.

We also heard from Mr MacDermott this week. He is doing his teacher training down in Kent and had cycled in to work only to find that the headteacher had closed the school because of the snow. It really didn’t look very deep at all, so I told him that we were all in, even Mr Miller who travels from the wilds on Consett!! You will be pleased to know that Mr Mac is well and enjoying having a class of his own.

The governors met on Tuesday to look at the home learning surveys and discuss the return to school. They are as keen as everyone to get the school back open as soon as it is safe to do so and are a huge support to us in making sure that we help children settle back in quickly.

Well done to all of the children in school at the moment, who are working really hard and well done to everyone at home. I am seeing some super work on Seesaw.

During the holiday, we are having some work done on the heating system and you will notice scaffolding going up to start the work on the roof. This will be a long job and will involve quite a bit of disruption. The scaffolding will take up quite a bit of space on the yards and at the front of school and lessons may well be disturbed by the noise from the work. Something else for us all to deal with, but we know it will be worth it.

Have a good week off. School reopens on Monday 22nd February for key workers only.