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.

Age Change Consultation update

Dear Parents and Carers,

As you will be aware there are possible plans for Tudor Grange Academy to change their age range from 13-18 to 11-18 years of age. Last Friday evening Head Teachers and Governor representatives from all the first schools, middle schools and Tudor Grange met around a table with a Local Authority officer and Karen Lumley, MP.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the proposal and other possible alternative ways forward within the present three-tier structure to ensure the continuation of high quality education across our pyramid.

The meeting was frank and purposeful and we explored tightening the collaborative work that already exists within the pyramid. We aim to meet again in early November to continue discussions and wish to reassure you that we are working together for the benefit of our young people, staffs and parents of our individual schools.

Yours sincerely

MIKE BENNETT

HEAD TEACHER

You can download a copy of this letter here.

Time 4 U & Worcester School Health Service

If you are in need of confidential advice on a wide range of issues, Time4U have provided lots of useful phone numbers and information in this leaflet.

 

Time4u

 

 

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s health or well-being, the Worcester School Health Nursing Service have provided us with a guide for parents and carers which you can download here.