The changing face of Ridgeway

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So the work on our new roof begins!  Over the next few months the roofs on the Art Block and the south side of the Main Block are being replaced.  The scaffolders have been in this week getting everything ready for the roofers to start on Monday.

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School looks a bit different!  Children, staff and visitors need to be careful when moving around site and watch out for men in high visibility jackets.

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The goats and pigs don’t seem to mind all of the activity though!

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Cashless Catering is coming to Ridgeway!

 

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In November Ridgeway will be introducing a cashless catering system to make it quicker and easier for our pupils to refuel at breakfast, break and lunch time.

This is a biometric system, using your child’s finger print to identify them and take payment for their meals.  It will allow parents to set daily budgets for their children and also find out what the children have been eating!  Accounts can be topped up using cash, cheques or on-line payments.

Full parent information packs will be sent out week commencing 3rd November, these will include a permission slip for your child’s biometric data to be used – don’t worry – a PIN number can be issued for those who would rather not use biometric data.  Permission slips must be returned to school by Friday 14th November, ready for system registration the following week.

Cashless Catering information

Welcome to our new Boys!!!

A very warm welcome to our new Gloucester Old Spot pigs!!

The little fellows are settling in nicely and getting used to their new sty and grazing area. Thanks very much to Chris Masters at Heath Farm Supplies for supplying them.

We will give you regular updates on their growth!

 

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World War One Memorial

Dear Parents/Carers

As you may be aware, this year commemorates the centenary of the beginning of World War One. As a result we would like to create a memorial display to support our pupils’ understanding of this important event in our country’s history.

In History, Year 8 are currently studying the war and will be producing their own memorial designs as part of our display. However, we would like to open this up to the rest of Ridgeway. Does your family have any links to World War One, perhaps a great-grandfather fought? Or maybe a great-grandmother supported the home front effort? If so, please would your child produce a brief biography of their relative telling us about them and their role in the war.  Perhaps they may even like to include a photograph? (If so, we are happy to copy them in school in order that the original may be returned safely.)

The biographies should be on A4 paper and may be handwritten or typed. They may be decorated or even “aged” by coffee staining- it’s up to your child! The deadline for this project is Wednesday 5 November, they must be handed to class teachers. Pupils completing this extra home learning will be rewarded with house points. We would be extremely grateful and honoured to share your family history in the lead-up to November 11th and so look forward to receiving the biographies.

Yours sincerely

Mrs L Leeson

Mentor for History

Ogden Science Challenge Day

Today we went to Alcester Grammar School on an Ogden science challenge day (James Edmunds, Jess Dodd, Ellie Jordan, Frankie and Fleur Yeomans, Dan Holmes, Ben Seaborn, Leah McNaughton, Hannah Randall and Joe Young.) We tried many activities such as balancing pins, weighing, creating rockets, and many more. We got awards at the end of the day. We improved our teamwork skills, and learnt more about physics. We all had a great day and were happy to have been picked.​

HPV Vaccinations reminder

This is a quick reminder that HPV Vaccinations for Year 8 girls will be held on the morning of Wednesday 22nd October.

Please can those girls who will be receiving their vaccination wear a short-sleeve blouse to school. If you do not own a short-sleeve blouse, please ensure you wear a vest top underneath your usual long-sleeve blouse.

Also make sure you have something to eat and drink on the morning before school starts.