Samba Drumming Group


Dear Parents/Carers,

A visit from a local Samba Drumming Group has been arranged for Year 5 children to help support and develop our discover topic; ‘River Deep, Mountain High’.  Children will spend the day in drumming and samba workshops learning how to play a variety of traditional and modern drums from South America.  The workshops will culminate in a performance to parents on Thursday 24th March, details of which will follow.

This activity is a full day and we suggest that children wear casual, comfortable clothes following the carnival theme.

Workshop Dates:        

5AS – Friday 18th March                                5DW – Tuesday 22nd March

5LH – Monday 21st March                            5LG – Wednesday 23rd March

The cost of this experience is £9.40. This includes a full day workshop run by qualified instructors and use of all instruments and equipment.  This will need to be paid as soon as possible, but no later than Monday 14th March.  You may either pay online via the ‘Payments 4 Schools’ system (a receipt number must be provided to school), by cheque (payable to Ridgeway Academy) or by cash. Please ensure all payments are sent in to school in sealed, labelled envelopes. The enclosed slip and payment options are in line with the Governors’ charging policy of voluntary contributions.  If insufficient contributions are received, the activity may not proceed.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs S Trevethick

Year 5 Head of Learning

You can download the letter with reply slip here.

Year 6 Cadbury World Trip


Dear Parents

On Monday 23rd May pupils in Year 6 will be visiting Cadbury World in Birmingham.

The visit will enable pupils to explore how chocolate is manufactured and will be linked to our Aztec, Mayan and Rainforest unit of work.

Pupils will be leaving school at 9.00am and returning at 2.45pm.  A packed lunch including a non-fizzy drink will need to be provided. Full school uniform is to be worn and pupils may need a waterproof coat in the case of wet weather. Children may bring pocket money, £10.00 maximum and a camera, however, this will need to be labelled with their name and pupils must be responsible for them. Mobile phones are not permitted.

In line with Governors Policy on Educational Visits, we now seek a voluntary contribution of £14.30 per child which includes coach travel, insurance and entrance fee, should we receive insufficient contributions towards this trip we may have to cancel it.

Please return completed slips to school and pay via our online payment system. (Payments4Schools) by Friday 6th May. When paying online please record the receipt number on reply slip. If you have any queries relating to online payments or concerns about payments generally, please call the School office on 01527 892867.

Year 6 staff will be accompanying students on the trip, however, we would very much appreciate and value any offers of help from parents.  If you are able to assist on this school visit please complete the slip below with your contact details.

Yours sincerely

Mr M Frost

YEAR 6 Head of Learning


Please download the letter with attached reply slip here.