Week beginning 13th September 2021
The eagle eyed readers will notice that you have been redirected to a new website address this week. Alongside our email changes, we have also had to change the domain name for the website. We can now be found by visiting https://www.ravenswoodprimary.co.uk/ There is an automatic redirect on the old address, but this won’t remain there for ever.
It’s only Week Two and it feels like we have been back for ages. I hope everyone is settling in well to the new term. We are finding that some children are taking longer to adjust to their new year group this year, which is completely understandable considering the last two years. I am sure that they will all understand the new routines and expectations very soon and we are all aware that this is something that we need to support them with in the coming weeks.
Excitement is building for our Year 6 pupils as they prepare to head off to Borrowdale in the Lake District next week. This is our first residential since the Lockdown 1 and we are delighted to be able to get out again. We are currently planning the Year 4 trip to Hawkhirst in April and the Year 5 trip to Robinwood in March. The costs of the actual trips have remained reasonably stable, but the costs of coaches to get us there have increased significantly. I hope that families feel that these trips are worth the money and would encourage everyone to take up this opportunity. Letters for Year 4 and 5 will be sent home soon.
I am going to Borrowdale with Year 6 next week and so if you need to speak to someone, please contact Mr Laurie.
I spoke about lessons and group tables last week, so I thought I would show you what a real primary classroom now looks like.
It’s also great to be having assemblies again with two year groups spread out in the halls. My particular favourite is the Friday celebration assemblies, when children from each class receive certificates for their work or behaviour. Well done to all of our winners so far this year. In these assemblies we also celebrate attendance by giving the Attendance Cup to the winning class on each side of school. Attendance so far this year has been excellent with the whole school recording 97% at the end of Week Two. Thanks to everyone for all of your support in getting your children into school.
Finally, we are looking for some new lunchtime supervisors in school. If you, or someone that you know, is interested, then all of the details can be found on the website under the Our School/Current Vacancies tab.