Ravenswood Primary School

Ravenswood Primary School

Week beginning 10th June 2024

It’s winter again! I went to the cricket at Chester-le-Street on Wednesday evening and was wrapped up if several layers and a woolly hat. Crazy!

Another week has flown by. We have been completing this year’s Phonics Check with all of Year 1 pupils and those Year 2 children who needed to do it this year. Year 4 have also been completing their Multiplication Tables Check. All of the children have concentrated very hard and done themselves and their teachers proud.

On Monday evening, we welcomed our new Nursery families for their induction meeting. Thanks to everyone who came along. I hope you found it useful. Miss Jackson has been visiting families at home this week and so we already feel that we know you and your children and are looking forward to welcoming the children on their visits in two weeks’ time.

The Year 4 orienteering team had a lovely time on Monday at their festival. They were very well behaved and represented the school brilliantly.

Mrs Mason and I had a lovely day on Tuesday interviewing for new Teaching Assistants. We had thirty three applications for the posts and shortlisted ten people. The interviews were all excellent and we had trouble choosing who to pick. In the end we have employed five new TAs for September. Congratulations to them and thanks to everyone who applied.

On Wednesday, Mr Anderson visited us for the final time before he takes over in September. We had a very good day discussing the current processes in school and working through all of the various bits of paperwork that fill a Headteacher’s day.

Also on Wednesday, Dr Routh visited school to talk to Year 6 and share her first-hand experiences of Antarctica. She told them lots about her adventures when she was there, and also answered the many, many questions the children had. It was a very inspiring and insightful afternoon. Many thanks to her for her time.

Mr Chapman and the Drama Club have been working their socks off this week to prepare for next week’s performance of Macbeth at The People’s Theatre. The cast visited the theatre on Friday morning and were beautifully behaved and learnt lots of stage craft to support their performance. Huge thanks to the team at The People’s for all of their work.

Friday was a non-uniform day to raise funds for the upcoming school fair. Thanks for your kind donations. The fair is on Friday 5th June, straight after school and we would love to see you all there.

A couple of quick updates from last week’s blog. Our Year 5/6 Quadkids team made it through to the Tyne and Wear finals next Friday. Good luck to them. The Year 3/4 team didn’t get through as it is only the top two schools who represent Newcastle. Also, the Year 5 orienteering team won the mini competition in last week’s festival.