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.
Is your contact information correct?
It is imperative that the school holds up to date information for you and the contacts you have listed, should we need to call you regarding your child while they are here with us in school. It is a standard requirement that we need to hold at least two contacts for each child, so that we are able to easily reach someone promptly.
If you need to change your contact information please contact the school reception or alternatively complete the form available within the virtual office section and return this to us or you can complete the contact us information section.
We appreciate your assistance in this matter.
Online Safety Tips for Children
When children are using the internet it is really important that they are being safe online. In the link below we have some important tips that your child should be aware of.
School Library Catalogue
Please see below the link to the school library catalogue. You will be able to check which books your child has out on loan and they can write online book reviews.
Free Instrument Loan For Pupils
If your child is taking possession of an instrument from the County Music Service this term, please can you ensure that you have completed the load agreement form on the below link...
Is your child (aged ten +) interested in taking up boxing?
Take a look at the below poster, you can turn up at the session at Inspire Suffolk on the night, and each session is FREE!
Parenting the Anxious Child - See below for an online Webinar to assist you in understanding your child's anxiety
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
Would you like advice on any problem?
At Murrayside Community Centre every Tuesday, between 9:30 - 12:00 pm, there is a drop-in session with Citizens Advice Bureau.
Alternatively you can speak to their advice line on 0300 330 1151.
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 2019-2020
2017 saw the follow on from the introduction of statutory tests which in turn, 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.