Hello again and welcome back to Term 6 - our final term for this academic year! We have lots to look forward to such as: Fosstonbury, our 'Music through the Decades' performance, Transition Days and much, much more.... Certain activities have already started. 'Fish Wish' began in the first week back and already some of our Key Stage 4 students have been out catching fish and returning them safely to the water. It has been a wonderful experience and, as you can see from the photographs, the students have been having lots of fun! A big thanks to 'Fishing 4 Schools' without whom this would not have been possible.
Raven students joined with Owls today to complete the last day of the sailing activities. It has been a wonderful opportunity for several Key Stage 4 students to experience the joys of sailing down at the city docks. Three cheers for Lewis who even managed to win the coveted sailing award. Special thanks to our teacher Cat who organised the whole thing!
Monday 19th June 2017
Today at New Fosseway we learnt about blindness and how it affects people. In Raven class we looked
at the life of Louis Braille and his system of writing for the blind. We had a visit from Dave and his guide dog Chipper which was truly amazing and the RNIB came in to talk to us about their charitable work for the blind. It was interesting and surprising to learn that everything is funded through charitable donations and they need over £50 million a year to fund things like guide dogs. At the end of the day we had a 'Cake Sale' to raise money for this wonderful organisation. Thank you to everyone who came in to school and special thanks to Billie for organising it all.
'Creative Arts Week'
12th June - 16th June 2017
What a week! Raven students have had great fun making things such as banners, masks and outfits for the 'Fosstonbury Festiva'l on Friday. In addition, we had a number of artists and musicians in throughout the week holding workshops in: Carnival sculpture which involved willow weaving a giant peacock; sea shanties, circus skills, Boogie Bounce, Bollywood Dancing, African Drumming and Textile Banner Printing. All of which helped our students with their own creations for the festival. A special thanks to Rachel and Fran from the 6th Form who organised the whole thing.
Welcome back to Term 5 Ravens! Lots of interesting things going on for the next two terms - the 'All Aboard' initiative begins with some of our students learning to sail down in Bristol harbour; 'Humanities Day' is coming up on Thursday 4th May; we are expecting a visit from Puxton Park when we will meet some wonderful animals and see what they are doing at the centre and we are preparing for our musical performance as part of the 'Creative Arts' week. So, lots to look forward to and enjoy - welcome back everyone...
Puxton Park Come to Visit
What a wonderful day! Kate and Damien from 'Puxton Park came to visit us today and brought some very interesting animals with them. Our students met a rabbit, a guinea pig, stick insects and even a cockroach - who knew how useful a cockroach is? We also had a chance to handle a chicken but the star of the show was a fantastic hawk! All of Raven students had the opportunity to hold each animal and ask questions and they were all genuinely excited as the pictures below demonstrate. So, a big thank you to the Kate and Damien and to all of the Puxton Park team who made this visit possible.
Humanities Day - 4th May 2017
As part of our 'Humanities Day' Raven class decided to be 'China'. We made Chinese lanterns, dragons, showed examples of our study of China such as martial arts and calligraphy and we also made 'Chicken Chow Mein' which everybody loved! Raven's students also had the opportunity to use their 'passports' to travel to other parts of the world such as Poland and Egypt. It was a fantastic day and everyone enjoyed it very much. Well done to all of our students!
What a fantastic start to Science Week and thanks to Claire for organising this session. Raven students had a wonderful 'hands on' Science Session over in the Bridge Main School site. We tried some exciting experiments such as, ''Lava in a cup', 'Blobs in a Bottle' and we even built a 'Fizz Inflator'. Our students were both excited and enthused by these practical experiments and we cannot thank Claire and her team for this opportunity. It truly was an amazing start to our Science Week!
Key Stage 4 Christmas Dinner
On Thursday 8th December 2016 students from across our key stage came together to celebrate Christmas and enjoy a Christmas Meal. Thank you to all our parents who contributed to this and thanks also to our students who helped collect our ingredients and then prepare it. An enormous thanks also to our dedicated staff who worked tirelessly to help deliver the meal. It truly was a lovely, happy and fun festive time.
Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you.