PARENTS AND CARERS' NOTICEBOARD
Current News and Information: if you require any information please come into the main office and speak to our Receptionist who will be happy to help. Paper copies of letters, policies etc can be obtained in this way.
The Incredible Years - 12 week Parenting course
The Incredible Years Webster Stratton Pre-School Course is for mums/ dads/ carers of children aged 3-6 years.
It covers topics such as;
Child directed play
Encouraging positive behaviours
Rewards and much more
Please click on below link for more information.
Are you a parent or carer interested in looking at the process of SEND support in schools? This course explores the support for pupils with medical conditions and disabilities, the purpose of an EHC Needs Assessment and positive ways of working with schools and the LA. Please click on below link for more details.
TRIPLE P Parenting Group
Triple P allows parents to choose techniques that work best for them and their families. Below there are links to individual seminars and courses that run over a period of weeks. We provide the information, but you choose the ideas to use and that will work! Please click on the links below;
UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHILD - The Solihull Approach
Would you like to better understand your child's development and behaviour? This free 10 week course explores issues such as;
- How children develop * Exploring feelings * Behaviour difficulties * How to recover when things go wrongand may more. Please see the below link for further details.
- April - July - Solihull Approach to understanding your child - Castle Hill Community Centre
STRENGTHENING FAMILIES PROGRAMME
Please find details of a free 7 week course for parents/ carers and young people aged 10-14 that supports families in strengthening their relationships with each other.
South Ipswich Parenting Hub - What is positive thinking?
Come along and make new friends in your area over a coffee! Chris Bales from Suffolk Family Focus will be discussing how he can support you to become and confident problem solver. See link for more details.
SCHOOL TERM DATES 2017 - 2018
Half Term = 23/10/17 - 27/10/17
04/09/17 – 15/12/17
(pupils not in school)
Half Term = 12/02/18 - 16/02/18
03/01/18 – 29/03/18
Half Term = 28/05/18 - 01/06/18
16/04/18 – 24/07/18
One Life Suffolk - helping local people live healthier lives
We thoroughly recommend this website if you are interested in seeking free advice / information on any of the following;
- Losing weight (adults) * Losing weight (children) * How to stop smoking * Free holiday activities clubs for children * Family workouts * Healthy recipe ideas * Free NHS Health checks * Free organised walks around Suffolk ...and lots more!
School Nursing Service
Is your child regularly ill? Are you concerned about their attendance? Would you like advice on any of the following?
Dental Health Toileting Emotional issues Healthy Eating Bullying Personal Safety
and many more topics?
You can confidentially text the School Nursing Service on;
and self refer your child.
USEFUL WEBSITES TO HELP YOUR CHILD WITH THEIR LEARNING
MIMO (Miss It Miss Out) - Which class has the best attendance?
Week Beginning: 26th March 2018 =
1st - 1NHEN - 99.17% - 3 Late Mark
2nd - 6SEC- 99.17 % - 6 Late Marks (Would have come first if less pupils had been late!)
3rd - 3RPNP - 98.33% - 2 Late Marks
Spring Term MIMO results
Many congratulations go to Sharks (4RH) for being the best attended class this term, closely followed by Lemurs (6SEC) and in third, Spider Monkeys (5CV.)
Special mentions must go out to RKF, 4RH and 6SEC as they all achieved a week of 100% attendance across their class this term.
A thank you goes out to each and every pupil that received a certificate for their fantastic attendance so far this year, and to their parents/ carers that are doing all they can to get their child/ren ready for school on time.
One week in February saw our best week for punctuality since 2015 - let’s keep this up moving into a warmer, brighter Summer Term!
To those parents/ carers of pupils who have isolated, minor ailments and consider taking a day off, please consider giving them some appropriate medication and bringing them into school - we can always send your child home if they start to feel worse.
PEER ON PEER ABUSE
Please see attached information surrounding the peer pressure that can sometimes face our children
LUNCH BOX HELP
Please see attached information to help you select the healthy lunchbox.
Your child's sight is precious.
An undiagnosed vision defect can affect your child's ability to learn.
It is recommended that all children have their eyes checked by an optician before starting school
Every child is entitled to a free eye sight test
Child - Friendly Optometrists in Suffolk are part of the Jolly Giraffe Campaign and display this logo in their window
BOOK an appointment today with your local optician and give your child a clear start in life!
To find your local optician call PALS on 0800 389 6819
Key Stage Testing 2017
2017 will be the follow on from the introduction of statutory tests which saw an increase in what children are supposed to be able to achieve and demonstrate under the Government's drive to raise standards at the ages of 7 and 11 (Years 2 and 6). At Ravenswood we are always keen to give the children the very best education that we can deliver and strive to support and motivate them to achieve at the highest level of which they are capable. We keep up to date with changes and current thinking through research and professional development and have weekly staff meetings to look at ways to improve what we are delivering to all of our pupils. We cannot control what is decided by central government, we can only prepare your children for their high school and life beyond. We seek to give them a thirst for learning, a curiosity about the world in which they live and a flexible, 'have a go' attitude to all of life.We often hear that SATs are 'for the school'. True every school is judged by what is achieved in the tests and progress made by pupils in Years 2 and 6, but at Ravenswood we believe that every child has the right to an all round education that will prepare them for their life experiences and an exciting future, one in which they can shine and be successful. Below are two links to a short video on both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATs but if you require any further information about them please just come in and talk to your child's class teachers, they are always here to help.
So what is your role in all of this? Working with parents and carers has a really positive impact on children's learning. It is important that, as far as is possible, your child is listened to when reading, or asking questions like 'do you like the book?' or 'what is happening in the book' can be equally useful throughout your child's school life. Having time for breakfast and getting to school by 8.40a.m is also an important part of how you can support your child in their learning. We can all help each other and, by doing that, achieve the very best for your child, which is what they all deserve.
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