Ravenswood Primary School

Ravenswood Primary School

Week beginning 4th March 2024

First of all, thanks to everyone who came along to the Book Looks this week. It was a fabulous turn out and the children all loved sharing their work with you. I hope you enjoyed seeing what they were up to and that it helps when you meet the teachers next week.

Most parent consultations are happening on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th March, with a few continuing into Wednesday 13th. Nearly everyone has booked a slot, so it should be quite busy. Can I ask you to try to arrive just before your chosen time, as this will reduce congestion, and also to let us know if you are unable to attend for any reason? Many thanks. I look forward to seeing you.

Can I remind you that we are looking for some new Parent Governors in school? The closing date for nominations is Friday 15th March. If you would like to speak to me about the role, then please get in touch.

The school has been very busy this week. For the first four days, we welcomed final year students from Northumbria University’s Sports Science Department. They worked with some of our Year 5 pupils on their paediatric studies assessment. Their lecturers were really grateful to the school and said that the children were fantastic to work with.

We were also joined on Wednesday by sixteen Chinese and Vietnamese students from Newcastle University. They are all studying at Newcastle for a master’s degree in Comparative Education. They spend a year in the UK looking at how education works here and how it is different to education in other countries. The students had a lovely day and will return next Wednesday for their second and final visit. Again, they were very impressed with our wonderful children.

On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day with lots of activities around the school. The biggest of these this year was Ravenswood staff’s own version of The Masked Reader. Mrs Wilson has put the videos on the website, so you can play along at home. Just go to the News Link and you will be able to see them. Which member of staff is reading and which book have they chosen? Some are easier than others! We will be sharing the answers with you in next week’s blog.

There have been two futsal competitions this week. Futsal is an indoor version of football with a slightly heavier ball and a few simple rule changes making for a quick and exciting game. The Year 5 boys came away with the trophy on Tuesday, winning every group game, then holding their nerve to win on penalties in the final. The girls are out at their competition as I write, so I will update you with their result next week.

The Year 4/5 Girls’ football team were out in their cup competition on Wednesday evening. They drew one game and won their second, meaning that they progress to the next stage. Well done to all of the girls.