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A turn up for the books


A lucky win in workplace raffle created a wonderful surprise this week which will benefit everyone at Ravensmead. Michelin have kindly donated a huge literacy box containing £600 worth of books. A special visitor presented this amazing gift in assembly. A big thank you to Michelin and to Mr Hackforth for choosing our school. The books will be appreciated by children of all ages and for years to come.  

Weekly Achievements


Find out who won the reading raffle this week. Want to know which class read the most? Who impressed teachers to become Mathematician or Writer of the Week? Well done to everyone presented with an award in our Celebration Assembly on 4th May 2018. Award This weeks winning class/pupil Whole School Attendance 97.3% Best Class Attendance Y1H KS1 Reading Raffle (The chance to win a book if you have read at least four times a week at home.) Grace KS2 Reading Raffle Mia Class

Ravensmead helping to power the fightback against dementia!


We have received a letter thanking the school for supporting Alzheimer’s research UK and for raising over £400. Please read the letter from Alzheimer’s Research. Ravensmead are supporting Alzheimer’s research UK by raising awareness and fundraising to support their groundbreaking research. Take a look at our recent Dementia workshop.   Alexa, Poppy and Matilda in Year 5 tell us about their fundraising ideas. Some months ago, we had an interesting talk from Zoe of Alzheimer’s Research UK, and after experiencing this we

Dementia workshop


On Tuesday 24th April, Key Stage 2 children took part in a number of dementia workshops hosted by Zoe from our elected charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK. The activities children took part in led to a greater understanding and awareness of dementia and the impact it can have on sufferers and their families. A range of activities were experienced by the children including; using pipe cleaners to make neurones which then had a memory attached, creating a 3D brain which explained

Reception cookery club


12 of our Reception children recently enjoyed taking part in cookery club. Each week they made a new dish – Week 1 – Little jam tarts. Week 2 – Chunky egg cookies. Week 3 – Homemade pizza baguettes. Week 4 – Shredded wheat Easter nests. Week 5 – Shortbread Easter biscuits. All children were taught basic food hygiene, preparation, hand washing, wearing an apron and a clean working area, how to correctly measure and weigh ingredients and how to correctly mix

Year 3/4 cinema trip


On Wednesday 28th March, as a way of bringing their Spring term topic to a close, the children in year 3/4 visited the Odeon cinema on festival Park to watch ‘Early Man.’ The children all had a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoyed the film and what an experience it was to have a whole screening to ourselves! Here is what some of our children thought of the film: “I loved it when the bunny pretended to be a mammoth,” Faith.

Keeping Audley tidy


On 23rd March the Eco Group did a litter pick with Newcastle Borough Council. They have a litter pledge with the council to do three litter picks a year. This is their second one and they will be doing another one in the summer. Ten members of the group, along with Mrs Horne and Miss Neath, picked litter from outside of the school and all the way up into Audley village. We collected several bin bags full of rubbish. Well done

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