Ravenswood Primary School

Ravenswood Primary School

Week beginning 15th January 2024

The highlight of my week was getting to spend the day with Mr Anderson on Wednesday. This was his first visit since his appointment as our new headteacher and it was lovely to talk about our wonderful school and get to know him. The governors have made a great choice. We visited classrooms, an assembly and the yard at playtime and spent lots of time discussing the way things work at the moment. He is looking forward to starting in September and will be visiting for a day each half term.

Our Boccia team were out on Wednesday in a Tyne and Wear competition and had a very successful time. They won 4, drew 1 and lost 1 of their games. Miss Lowther tells me that they were beautifully behaved and incredibly supportive of each other and the other teams. Well done to them all.

Year 6 have been working very hard with a second SATs practice week of the year. We do three practice papers across the year, so that the children know what to expect and so that we can identify which areas still need some additional teaching. Year 6 parents are invited to a SATs meeting on Wednesday 24th January at 5pm, where the Year 6 staff will talk you through what to expect in the coming months.

All of the teachers from our seven Ouseburn Learning Trust schools, met for their second training session on Wednesday evening at The Great North Museum. We are looking at some teaching strategies for Science, History and Geography and sharing some great practice.

Before you spend any money on school uniform, please pop in to school and have a look through our extensive range of jumpers and cardigans! This not only helps financially, but also saves a little bit of the planet every time we reuse something. As you can possibly tell, I am reading Sir David Attenborough’s book “A Life on Our Planet”; a cracking read, but it can make you feel quite guilty.

Finally, a heads up for the Friends of Ravenswood School Disco on Tuesday 27th February. The Friends will be selling tickets very soon. It was a very popular event last year.

Apart from this, it has been another typically hard working January week.