Have a lovely Easter!

 

easter eggs

 

We hope you have a lovely time during the Easter break and that there is some sunshine!

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We will see you all back in school on Monday 13th April.

 

Happy holidays from all at Ridgeway.

New windows for Ridgeway!

double glazing

We are delighted to announce that the EFA have confirmed that we are successful in our bid for funding to double glaze the school. This is the second year that Ridgeway has secured capital funding to improve the learning environment for our pupils and staff with over £400,000 being invested in our buildings.

The work will start after the summer holidays and we will keep you posted on the progress!

Year 6 Camping

Dear Parent/Carer

Following the hard work and resilience of our Year 6 pupils in the build up to SATs, we are excited to invite your child to camp on our school field on the evening of Friday 15 May.  We have offered this for the last two years and our Year 6 pupils have thoroughly enjoyed an evening of fun and challenge at the end of a stressful period for them.

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Pupils who are successful will need:

  • Tent (to be pitched with parental help between the hours of 6 and 8pm)
  • Pupils can share tents but no more than four per tent please.
  • Sleeping bag, warm clothes, change of clothes, wash kit.
  • A picnic style tea will be provided.
  • Children will need to be collected by 9.30am on Saturday 16 May.

Due to popular demand, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis because of staffing ratios.  Please complete the Reply Slip.  There will be a charge of £5 which will cover our food costs.

You will be informed if your child has been successful in securing a place.  There will be a brief meeting on Thursday 14 May at 3.30pm in the school hall.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely

MRS L TAIT

DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER

Glamba Final Performance – Friday 27th

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The final performance of Year 5’s Glamba Drumming will be on Friday 27th at 1:30pm in the school hall and we would like to invite you all to attend ‘A Ridgeway Brazilian Carnival’!

Parking will be made available on the school playground and arrangements will be the same as for the Year 5 Christmas Assembly.

Please may we remind you that you do not arrive before 1:20pm due to the lunchtime playground use and that you either vacate the school prior to 2:45pm or after 3:10pm due to coach arrivals and departures.

We hope to see you there!

Congratulations (and Goodbye) to Miss Wyatt

Dear Parents/Carers

We would like you to share in our congratulations for Miss Wyatt who has been successful in securing a new teaching post in Birmingham starting after Easter.

Unfortunately this means that she will be leaving us at the end of this term.  We thank her for her commitment to the pupils at Ridgeway and in her leadership role as Head of Learning for Year 5. We wish her all the success in her new position

We are delighted to appoint Mrs Trevethick in the role of Head of Learning for Year 5 to replace Miss Wyatt.   Mrs Trevethick is currently a valuable member of the Year 5 team and well known by all of the pupils.  Miss Wyatt and Mrs Trevethick are working together to ensure a smooth transition for all.

Mrs Trevethick will be supporting Miss Marotta, who will be taking over Miss Wyatt’s teaching commitment after Easter.  Miss Marotta has trained and qualified as a teacher in the UK and worked in schools in the South of England. As an Italian national, we are looking forward to her teaching French (and I dare say Italian on occasions?!) and other subjects to our pupils over the coming months.

We offer her a warm welcome to the school and wish Mrs Trevethick and Miss Marotta luck in their new positions.

Yours sincerely

MRS L TAIT

DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER

Bag 2 School

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Bag2School are the UK’s leading textile recycler and fundraiser working with schools and since its inception in 2001 they have now paid out over £20 million. As well as raising funds for our school, it also helps the environment by helping to divert unwanted textiles away from Landfill. By getting involved in our Bags2School collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate unwanted textiles.

A collection has been arranged for 9am on Thursday 23rd April. We will be sending out a collection bag with all children before the Easter break, giving you time to have a good sort out. If you need to fill another bag a black bin bag can be used. Bags can be dropped off at school in front of the garages (where the minibuses are parked) the day before or before 9am on the morning of collection.

Don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a sort out as well.