Ravenswood Primary School

Ravenswood Primary School

Week beginning 18th October 2021

After a very busy half term, this week has felt much quieter. This may be due to the high number of absences in both staff and pupils. Some of these are COVID related and reflect the national increase, but there are also some stomach bugs and heavy colds around. I hope everyone is recovered enough to enjoy the half term and that we come back to a healthy school.

We have managed to complete most parent consultations now, apart from Class 1 who will be seen after the half term break. Thanks again for meeting with your child’s teacher.

The parent body have voted for our new parent governor. I am delighted to announce that Laura Webster won the vote and welcome her to the governing body. We are so lucky that all elections for parent governors attract so many nominations. Thanks to everyone who voted.

The big event this week was our annual visit from Mark and Konflux Theatre. Mark works with the three Year 5 classes across three days, doing a different Shakespeare play each day. They work with a script and produce a show by the end of the day to share with the other classes. This was another real success and we found some very talented thespians. You can see some photos of Class 17 doing their play on the Year 5 page.

Year 6 had a visit from Mr Anderson (Deputy Head) and some of our ex-pupils who are now in Year 7 at Jesmond Park Academy. Our children came up with lots of great questions and really appreciated finding more out about secondary school. Thanks to JPA for organising this.

Most of Year 1 got to visit Father Jonathan at St Gabriel’s Church this week as part of the RE curriculum about baptism. I would like to thank him for always welcoming us and for our close links with the church.

On Wednesday, some of our Year 5 girls went to the second day of “Science is my Superpower” at Newcastle University. This session was all about computer science. The girls found out about female computer scientists through history, they learnt about using the binary system and got to play with a microbit. As ever, they represented Ravenswood very well.

All that remains therefore is to say have a great half term break, which unusually includes Hallowe’en this year, and we will see you all on Monday 1st November, ready for the darker nights of winter.