Christmas Holidays

Our school closes for the Christmas break on Friday 17th December 2021, we will return on Wednesday 5th January 2022.   Best wishes and a Happy Christmas from all the staff at Ravensworth CE Primary School x-x-x

Teaching & Learning Review 22nd – 26th November 2021

This week we welcomed some external reviewers into schools to review the teaching and learning taking place. We were delighted with the feedback which praised our innovative four school model and the work that all our staff are doing to lead improvements across the curriculum. They talked to our children and commented on how well they behave and what wonderful ambassadors they are for our schools – we are very proud of all our children, their super attitudes to school and the progress they are making! 

Vision Launch Day Tuesday 9th November 2021

We had a fantastic day on Tuesday when we officially launched our new school Vision statement; ‘Building Futures with love’.  A school’s vision sets the ethos and future direction for the school and helps to shape all that we do.  The children spent some time thinking about their future, what jobs they might like to do, and what they would like to do in their spare time. They also carried out a range of activities to help them to think about ways in which they can show love for themselves, each other and the world. They made a ‘brick’ with some pledges for the future and filled it with their hopes and dreams for the future, they planted bulbs, made friendship bracelets, explored ways to help the planet and thought about ways they can live more healthily. As you can see they had a fabulous time! 

Children in Need

Today it is Children in Need Day and we have had lots of fun doing lots of different activities with the children. We had a penalty shootout, dance club and a mindfulness/board games club. It was good to see the children having fun and raising money, so far we have raised £96.36, well done everyone!

Harvest Festival

We had a wonderful Harvest Festival service on Monday 11th October and although we were disappointed not to be in Church, the sun shone on our beautiful school grounds, so it did feel very special. Thank you for your kind donations to Influence Church Food Bank in Richmond.  The Food Bank were incredibly supportive of some of the families across our Cornerstone Schools during the lockdowns.  It is a lovely feeling to be able to repay that kindness with our donations.  

Ravensworth & Barton Netball Team

Children from Ravensworth & Barton joined together to form one Netball Team on Thursday 14th October.  This was the first time that they had ever played together and the staff were amazed by how quickly they began to work as a team and the determination and resilience they showed!
Play ground

It’s a ‘ferrytale’ ending after school boat is sunk

HMS Ravensworth has finally been sunk. The popular playground pirate ship at the small village primary school has been replaced with a modern climbing frame after a lengthy fundraising campaign. The pirate ship was installed in 2012 and proved popular with waves of youngsters at Ravensworth Primary School. Sadly, three years ago, the ship hit stormy waters. It was condemned after an inspection found the wood had started to rot and youngsters were stopped from playing on the vessel. School administrator Hazel Richmond said the ship had still been under guarantee when the rot set in, but the company which supplied it had gone out of business. “It left us with an unexpected expense to fund the new climbing frame,” she said. The school's friends group began organising events to raise some of the £10,500 needed for new equipment such as a sponsored climb and a marathon challenge asking pupils to complete laps of the school field equivalent to the distance between the Ravensworth and the Arctic. In the end, the friends contributed £3,000 towards the cost of the new frame, with the remainder coming from other grants, while Richmond firm Mac Plant carried out the ground levelling work for free. Mrs Richmond said after the money had been raised, the project was further delayed due to Covid. “We had a date for installation in April, but it was finally put up in the last week of the summer term,” she said. Unfortunately, none of the children could use it as the school had been closed and the children asked to isolate due to Covid. “They did not get the chance to play on it until they came back in September,” added Mrs Richmond. “There is just a little bit of landscaping to do around it now.”

Harvest Festival 9.10.19

Well done to all of the children for their part in a wonderful Harvest Festival. We also collected some food to donate to the local food bank at Richmond. Well done everybody.

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