PARENTS AND CARERS' NOTICEBOARD
Current News and Information:
Empowering your child workshop
A workshop discussing practical strategies to support you in helping your child to begin to ask for help in school.
WHO'S IN CHARGE? Parenting Programme
Please find below details of a 9 week group programme for parents/ carers who have children who use violent and abusive behaviour towards them, or appear to be beyond parental control.
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! 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.
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
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: 19th February 2018 =
1st - 5CV - 99.31% - 4 Late Marks
2nd - 4RH- 99.26% - 2 Late Marks
3rd - 3RPNP - 98.62% - 1 Late Mark
Year 3 have had a great week, 2SM was only 1 session away from 2KW!
This is the 3rd best attended week this academic year and a vast improvement on this time last year when it was only 94.77%.
And there's more good news...we only had 18 pupils late to school this week. The last time we had 18 or less pupils late was back in November 2015! You're all doing so well in getting to school in time - thank you everyone!
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.
Check out our latest Vacancies here!