Cycle to School Week
Cycle to School Week was a great success. Thank you to all parents, children and staff who made the effort to cycle in.
On Wednesday morning cyclists met Mr Huie at the corner of Elmfield Road and Childebert Road to officially open the new two way cycle route. The official opening was carried out by Keelan Philips and Mario from Style Bicycle.
We were also supported by Alan Millington, Leah Milton (Chair of Governors), Jane Great Holder (STP Officier from Wandsworth Council), Joanthan Freeman and Jon Irwin (Wandsworth Cycle Campaign) who have all been supporting Ravenstone on all issues related to cycling.
This new two way cycle route will allow some children to cycle to and from school while avoiding the busy main roads. Mr Millington was so excited with this new route as he will now use it to cycle home.
Mario and Keelan later performed two assemblies at school. They showed children some of their tricks and got Jack and Mr Horsburgh to have a go.
Easter Egg Raffle
We raised a fantastic £460 for Yameriga by selling raffle tickets for Easter eggs. A huge thank you to everyone who helped sell the tickets and contributed to the prizes.
GOLDEN AWARDS SPRING 2013
GOLDEN AWARDS SPRING 2013: The recipients of last term’s Golden Awards for outstanding work and behaviour all term were as follows:
Reception: Gabrielle K, Kaiden B, Angel A, Abdul K
Year 1: Seb R, Max R, Isabel A, Nathaniel T
Year 2: Cora W, Tallulah O, Wilf G, Zakia A
Year 3: Isaac D, Mohona M, Joshua H, Juweria H
Year 4: Ibrahim M, Dominika C, Theomoy S, Gabrielle M
Year 5: Hester S, Ekim K, Louis S, Ella A-T
Year 6: Grace B-W, Sapphire S, Zoe B, Jeea S
Many congratulations to them all.
Congratulations to all the finalists in The Great Ravenstone Bake Off. The standard was amazing, however the Champion Baker was awarded to Georgia for her delicious cupcake!
Red Nose Day
We had a fantastic Red Nose Day this year! We celebrated with a very special Harlem Shake, gargling with jelly, Mr Horsburgh shaving Mr Huie's beard, watch here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2flWMXdME9E&feature=youtu.be, and an amazing cake sale and raised in excess of £1200! We had star bakers in each class and the overall champion will be announced on the last day of term. The star bakers were: Charlie (R), Oliver (R), Tomaz (Y1), Toby (Y1), Calum (Y2), Seif (Y2), Poppy (Y3), Georgia (Y3), Tyrece (Y4), Ella (Y5), Hester (Y5), Ollie (Y6) and Sophia (Y6)
We shall remain open throughout this snowy period unless something extraordinary occurs! Most staff live locally and can get in to work as long as public transport remains available. Please be careful on the pavements and be aware that we have gritted pathways around the playground, but obviously not the whole playground. Alan Millington 21/1/13
A Special Visitor!
Ravenstone had an unexpected visitor today - Father Christmas! According to Father Christmas he had been flying across London when his sleigh broke down and he had to make an emergency landing on Ravenstone's roof. He had heard about all the fantastic children and he was very pleased that he was able to deliver some early Christmas presents. He wasn't able to stay long as he said he was very busy at the moment and he needed to fix his sleigh before Monday night.
Happy Christmas Everyone!
We all enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch - roast turkey and all the trimmings!
On Monday 10th December all pupils from Reception, Y1 and Y2 took part in Scooter Training organised by the council and run by Rupert, Lawrence and Adrea. The sessions ran from 9am and finished at 2.30pm. We would like to thank all the pupils who allowed other children to use their scooters, the council for offering the training and the super instructors.
As well as having fun out in the playground, they practised some exercises that helped develop their balance and control. They were also reminded of some important safety messages:
• Never scoot on the road
• Always stop and wait for the adult you are with before crossing a road
• Look out for cars coming out of driveways – the driver may not see you
• Stay close to the adult you are with
• Be polite. Be especially considerate of the elderly, very young children, dogs, (who may be unpredictable)
o If people are passing you on the pavement, check your speed (slow down if necessary) and make sure there is room.
o If you are passing someone on the pavement, check your speed (slow down if necessary), make sure there is room, say excuse me and thank you
Scooters are great fun and a great way to get exercise while you travel. Follow these tips to help our scooterers stay safe and to make sure they don’t create a hazard for other people.
Follow the links below to see a few short videos.
SCHOOL JOURNEY 2012
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HARVEST COLLECTION FOR SPIRES
This October (between 8th and 21st) we are going to be supporting the Spires Project again as our ‘Harvest’ theme. Many of you will know this local charity has been working with homeless and disadvantaged people for more than twenty years.
The items in the lists below will be the most useful. You will see that these are cans and packets of food (but no fresh fruit of vegetables please), toiletries and underwear, and also some things that the project can recycle.
Ravenstone families have always been very generous in their support and the Spires will be very grateful for all the items that we collect and give to them.
Please bring your donations to the lower hall where there will be boxes ready and waiting. Thank You!
Breakfast cereals Coffee and tea Tinned fish
Soup in tins or packets Baked beans Tinned meat
Tinned tomatoes Tinned fruit Tinned vegetables
Tinned puddings Jam and marmalade Cordial
Biscuits Sugar Rice
TOILETRIES AND UNDERWEAR
Autumn Book Fair
Thank you to everyone who came to the book fair. Your spending contributed £160 worth of free books for the school!
BIG DANCE 2012
‘BIG DANCE’ SUPERSTARS: 20 Y6 children are leading (yes, actually opening!) the prestigious Big Dance at Trafalgar Square tomorrow Saturday 14th July at 4:30pm. This is part of the Cultural Olympiad and you can watch it on Channel 4 on Sunday. We have been rehearsing for some time and are the only primary school in the country taking part. We have been chosen to open the event by choreographer, Wayne McGregor CBE!
BMX Display Team
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At the regional gala at Putney Pool on 12/5/12 our superb squad of 24 Y4/5/6 again reached the Grand Finals which will be on Saturday 16th June. Our Girls were second, as were our Boys, winning a host of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. Consistently the best school swim team in the borough??!!
INTERNATIONAL EVENING AND SPORT RELIEF!
What a fantastic day at Ravenstone on Friday 23rd March: Firstly, every child and nearly every member of staff ran the Sport Relief mile and we raised over £3000!! Secondly, our International Evening saw pupils, staff, parents, ex pupils and friends of Ravenstone perform songs and dances from around the world. Our talented community were absolutely amazing!
MARCHING FOR YAMERIGA 18th November
Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you all so much for coming to join our marching on Friday morning. It was truly an uplifting experience!
To watch the video click About Ravenstone, Yameriga-Ghana.
LATEST NEWS 15/11/11
A reminder that Friday Worksharing Assemblies are cancelled on 18th November as we celebrate Yameriga's 50th birthday, by marching at 10:00 am and then a party from 6:00-8:00 pm.
SCHOOL JOURNEY NEWS 21st OCTOBER 2011
The last day and they are already tidying chalets, collecting belongings and packing up!
Disco was great fun last night. Today a mixture of events: Beach Walk, Problem Solving, Aeroball etc.
The party are due to arrive back in Balham at 5:00pm.
Hasn't the week passed quickly!?
SCHOOL JOURNEY NEWS 20th OCTOBER 2011
Last night finished with a wonderful Camp Fire: Lots of songs and food round the flickering flames.
Today we have Zip Wire, Aeroball, Orienteering, Giant Tunnel, Beach Walk and tonight, of course, THE DISCO!!
The staff tell me that your children have been absolutely fantastic! We expect nothing else!
Y6 SCHOOL JOURNEY NEWS 19th October 2011
The first full day, good weather and lots of fun was had by all! Everybody was boosted by the arrival of Francesca and today we have Abseiling, Archery and Survivor!
Y6 SCHOOL JOURNEY NEWS 18th October 2011
The party arrived safely and without mishap at 3:30pm on Monday and eagerly set about exploring, followed by evening fun of Wacky Races.
Incredibly, by 11:00pm all were fast asleep!! This is a record, I think.
Tuesday 18th the children were up early under a bright sky for a first full day's activities: Climbing Wall, Jacob's Ladder, Giant Swing.
Y6 SCHOOL JOURNEY PARTY DEPARTS Monday 17th October
Our Y6 children, accompanied by their teachers, have departed for PGL, Osmington Bay, Dorset today!
They will be spending the week challenging themselves by undertaking a range of activities like Abseiling, Archery, Orienteering, Climbing, Fencing etc.
On 6/10/11 at the Trinity Cup our Y5/6 squad excelled and reached the semi-finals without having conceded a goal! Unfortunately we were defeated 1:0 by Penwortham who advanced to the final.
***STOP PRESS*** SCHOOL COUNCIL RAISES FUNDS FOR BREAST CANCER CARE. 8/7/11
School Council have been raising money all week for Breast Cancer Care. On Friday the week concluded with a cake sale which took the amount raised in the week to £232!
Brilliant, and Thanks for your help and support!
RED NOSE DAY Friday 18/3/11
Many thanks to our fantastic community for raising well over £800 for Red Nose Day 2011!
Thanks to all families for your support and generosity.
Fashion show for eco-week
Ravenstone School celebrated the end of their “eco week” in style with its very own fashion show.
The week focused on the environment, planet and climate change - with students learning how to recycle, re-use and reduce what we use.
As part of the activities, they gathered old paper and leaflets and pulped them to make recycled paper.
They then used the paper to write letters to local MP Sadiq Khan about what the government should do to help the environment.
The week ended with an eco fashion show – where all the clothes were made from recycled materials.
Mr Khan, who attended the event, said: “The Eco fashion show was a great way to finish off what’s been a really informative week for the children at Ravenstone School.
“It’s clear from speaking to them that they’ve learnt a great deal about saving the environment, and in a fun and innovative way.
“I’ll be reading all the letters sent to me by the children and make sure their views are heard by the government.
“The message is clear: we can all play our part in saving our environment no matter our age.”