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Home Learning


Our school is closing for a while This story created by Elsa Support may help to explain to children why our school needs to close for a while. There’s also a story which has been illustrated by Axel Scheffler (who illustrated the Gruffalo) that you might like to share with the children. Coronavirus_A Book For Children   Learn at home The following links contain a list of useful websites for Home Learning. Please check this page regularly as it will be

Scam around Free School Meals


Some Schools have already reported that parents and carers of children in receipt of free school meals are being targeted by fraudsters. Fraudsters are targeting families, emailing parents and carers with messages such as ‘If your child is entitled to free school meals send your bank details to the school and they will help with funding while the school is closed’. The email contains links for the parents to follow if they want to receive the this funding – these

Guidance on social distancing


Please see the website below for up-to-date guidance on social distancing. This guidance is for everyone. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Author shares his story with children

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On Friday 13th March, Chris Duke, the author of Lucy’s Blue Day visited Ravensmead to share his powerful story with the children in a special assembly. In the story, Lucy’s Hair changes colour according to her mood. This story can help to start a conversation about feelings with children. Chris talked about the happy and excited feelings as well as acknowledging the sad or angry feelings that we all sometimes have. Teaching the children that it’s ok not to be

British Science Week at Ravensmead

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The children have been involved with lots of different activities during Science Week. Years 1 – 6 took part in a Fire and Ice Workshop in the hall. This was great and had some real ‘Wow factor’. Jupiter Jack, the presenter, was fantastic and definitely made the science come alive! On Friday, some of the high school children came down to work with some of our youngest children in reception and nursery. They used microscopes, circuit building, looking at onion

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? Children that have read at least four times a week at home will be entered into the weekly Reading Raffle, giving them the chance to win a book. Well done to everyone presented with an award in our Celebration Assembly on 12th March 2020. Award This week’s winning class/pupil Whole School Attendance 96.12% Best Class Attendance Y2S Reading Raffle (Foundation

Parenting in the digital age


Modern technology has many benefits to our children but it has the potential to expose them to dangers unique to the digital world. With careful consideration and management these risks can be minimised by the use of simple tools to restrict harmful content which your child may encounter. With this in mind we would like to draw your attention to a number of websites that offer clear guidance on how to provide the safest online environment possible. We have a

World Book Day

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We celebrated World Book Day this year by asking the children and staff to dress up as their favourite book character. Everyone had a wonderful time looking at all the fabulous costumes and trying to guess who everyone was in our special assembly. The teachers shared their favourite books with the children during the assembly. Each class discussed their characters, shared stories and took part in a range of book related activities. They all also took part in a competition

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