It’s the UK’s biggest free reading for pleasure event for children and is run by the national charity The Reading Agency in partnership with the UK public library network. The aim of the Challenge is to encourage children to read any six books of their choice from their library during the summer holidays. The Challenge offers children and families an enjoyable activity in the six-week summer break from school when reading skills and confidence can dip, commonly known as the ‘summer slide’.
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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 28th June 2019. Award This weeks winning class/pupil Whole School Attendance Best Class Attendance Y5/6R Reading Raffle
Next week Monday 24th June is the beginning of our “Walk to School Week”. Over the coming weeks in this term and into the new term we are going to be involved in the Living Streets programme where we are challenging children and families to increase their opportunities of walking to school, whether it is the full or part of the journey from home. For more information go to livingstreets.org.uk
Well done to the Choir who performed at Audley theatre, as part of their 50 years celebration. The children were so professional, and it was lovely to hear how well behaved they were. A big thank you to Mrs Webb for organising the choir to perform and to all the parents, families and staff members who attended the evening.
Chartwells catering services visited Ravensmead recently, they spoke to us about healthy eating and some of the food that is featured on the new lunch menus. They even bought one of their mascots ‘Casey the Carrot’ from the ‘Food Superheroes’, who is pictured with our School Council.
On Wednesday 12th June, Year 4 visited the Victoria hall in Hanley to take part in a concert alongside the Halle Orchestra. The theme of the concert this year was ‘Space’ and we were joined by an astronaut and also Superman. The children performed songs both on the glockenspiel and pad drums, as well as singing. Thank you to all parents and relatives who came along to support the children at the Victoria Hall, we hope you enjoyed the show!
To commence our learning for this half terms topic ‘Under the Sea’ our Nursery and Reception children travelled by coach to visit the Blue Planet Aquarium and what a super day it was! The children represented Ravensmead impeccably and we were so very proud of them. We spent the whole day exploring the aquarium; we watched the rays and the fish being fed by divers, found out lots of interesting facts about the different types of sharks, whales and fish. We
Year 1 loved being active with their parents this morning. Mrs Coates is still recovering!
Take look at our school events calendar online. Please note, these dates are subject to change, if in doubt please contact the School Office directly. School events calendar Term dates Year planner May to July 2019
On Friday 3rd May, to introduce their topic of Ancient Egypt, the children of Year 3/4 had an Ancient Egyptian day. They were all asked to come dressed as somebody from the time period, costumes included Pharaohs, slaves and even mummies. Throughout the day, children took part in a number of activities including making papyrus paper, code cracking, Egyptian clothing and belly dancing. They also showed off their impressive costumes to the rest of the school during a parade in