PARENTS AND CARERS' NOTICEBOARD
Current News and Information:
FREE COOKERY WORKSHOP
This workshop is completely FREE and is aimed at Parents/Carers and their children. Please see the link below for more details.
WEBSTER STRATTON COURSE
Please find the link below information about this 12 week course
PEER ON PEER ABUSE
Please see attached information surrounding the peer pressure that can sometimes face our children
TRIPLE P Parenting Group
Triple P allows parents to choose techniques that work best for them and their families. We provide the information, but you choose the ideas to use and that will work! There are a number of venues offering these hubs. please click on the links below.
CDOP LOCAL NEWSLETTER
Please see below the link with the Spring edition of the CDOP newsletter
UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHILD'S BEHAVIOUR
Please see the link below regarding this 10 week course.
LUNCH BOX HELP
Please see attached information to help you select the healthy lunchbox.
YONEX IPSWICH BADMINTON PERFORMANCE CENTRE
Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre is one of approximately 30 badminton performance centres located in the UK.
At IBPC they operate a structured development programme enabling players to maximise their potential, via an appropriate player pathway into club, county, national and international level badminton. This may be for those who have had little or no exposure to sports coaching, have had a lot of exposure to sport but not necessarily to badminton, or for those already engaged in badminton.
They are extremely fortunate that their head coach is Mark Methven who has been national coach of England, Portugal and Ireland. Mark is supported by coaches qualified at Level 2 and experienced assistants.
They are based at Suffolk One, Scrivener Drive, Ipswich. Sessions for their younger players are held on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings starting at 5pm and lasting two hours, 48 weeks a year.
The core age range at IBPC is between is between 7 and 18 years of age.
If you think your child may be interested in coming to IBPC to participate in a FREE taster/assessment session for one of the limited places they have available please visit their website for further details www.ibpc.org.uk or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAND WASHING -WE NEED YOUR HELP
As we move towards the end of term some children are continuing to fall foul of a sickness bug. We find that many children do not think to automatically wash their hands at key points, especially after going to the toilet and before eating food. Please could you remind your child, as we do, to ALWAYS wash their hands particularly after going to the toilet, as this will help prevent the spread of germs. We obviously cannot control bugs but we can do everything to help prevent their spread.
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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