Ravenswood Primary School

Ravenswood Primary School

Week beginning 4th July 2022

Thanks to everyone who came along to the school fair last Friday. The turnout was amazing and it was lovely to see everyone having such a good time. Thanks go to The Friends of Ravenswood for making this happen and to all of their helpers who came along on Thursday after school and all day Friday to set up. Thanks also to the Year 6 pupils and staff for creating and manning so many stalls this year. I am delighted to tell you that the fair raised over £3,300, which is amazing. All of this money will be used by the Friends to provide additional activities and resources for our pupils, including things like “Inflatables Day”, which is only two weeks away, and leavers T-shirts. Please remember that events like these don’t just happen and if you feel that you could give some time to The Friends of Ravenswood, they would love to hear from you.

On Tuesday, Mrs Adams from the City Library came to speak to both assemblies about this summer’s Reading Challenge. This is a fantastic event, which encourages reading throughout the summer holidays. Our libraries are an amazing resource for families and through events like these, they champion that most important of skills – reading. Whatever age you are and whether you are just getting started, a reluctant reader, or a total bookworm, they have a book for you and staff who can help you to select a great read. Last year, Ravenswood pupils were the best at engaging with the Summer Reading Challenge. My challenge to you all is to see if we can do even better this year.

On Thursday we hosted another Ouseburn Learning Trust football evening. West Jesmond, Christ Church and Cragside joined our team in a round robin event. There were some great skills on show and it is lovely to be able to share our amazing facilities with other schools. Ravenswood won one and drew two of their games. Well done.

Nursery have had their Sports Days this week. Special thanks need to go to the staff and Year 6 pupils who helped organise the event.

I have been locked away in my office for the majority of the week, holding Pupil Progress Meetings. Regular readers know that I love these weeks, where I get to talk about every pupil in the school and find out how well they are doing. I have heard so many lovely stories of progress and engagement.

I have also read some fantastic end of year reports, which went out at the end of school on Friday. I hope you enjoy reading and sharing these with your children. The teachers spend many hours writing these, capturing the work that has been done and sharing the progress made. Thanks to them for doing such a great job.

Inside your report envelopes is a letter to tell you which teacher your child’s class will be transferring to in September. On Thursday next week, your child will be spending a short time with their new teacher, when they can ask questions and find out what is in store for 2022-23. Most of our Year 6 pupils will also be taking part in transition events with their secondary schools next week, so we all hope they have a great few days. Exciting times!