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National Deaf Children’s Society bus visits Ravensmead


On Thursday 27th February, staff from the National Deaf Society came into school to deliver a special  assembly to raise awareness about what it it means to be deaf. They demonstrated how sign language works alongside lipreading and how hearing aids help people to hear. The children in Reception and some Y6 children got the chance to meet the team on the ‘Listening Bus’ and learn some more.

English Support


Have you seen our English Support page? It contains lots of useful links to games and videos to help with phonics, reading and writing (including SPaG), such as ‘Phonics Play’ which is great for practising your phonic skills for reading and spelling words. Go to English Support page for links to games for Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  

Maths support


Have you seen our Maths support page? It contains lots of useful links to games and videos to help with Maths, such as ‘Hit the button’ which is great for practising your times tables, doubles, halves or number bonds. Go to Maths support page for links to games for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. There are fun music videos to help you learn your times tables too.

Strider promotes walking to school


Ravensmead are working together with Living Streets to swap the school run for a school walk. Living Streets ambition is to get every child that can, to walk to school. Take a look at their website for more information. On Monday 10th February we had a visit from Strider who came into school to promote walking or for families that live a little further away, park and stride (walking down from Audley Community Centre). Our pupils record how they

Young Voices 2020


A big “Thank you” to Mrs Webb for organising our annual visit to “Young Voices” at the Manchester Arena on the 29th January. The children, staff and volunteers had an amazing time! We were extremely proud of our children being involved in one of the largest children’s choirs. It was a special night in the venue’s 25 year history too, as Young Voices surpassed Take That’s record of 46 shows at Manchester Arena! Thank you to parents and carers who

Difference and Diversity


We have had VIBE dance instructors come into school over the last term focusing upon racism. The children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 have loved the workshops which have involved drama and dance. We are lucky to have Shanice as a parent in school who is also getting involved in assemblies to raise awarness of racism.

Snow – Closure Procedure


We will always endeavour to open and stay open.   In the event of closure after snow overnight The school will attempt to inform parents by text message and we would endeavour to do this before 8:00 if possible. Parents can also check the Staffordshire County Council website using the following link:   NOTE: If we have snow overnight but decide to keep the school open. Every effort should be made to get children to school. If a child is

Y1/2 Didgeridoo Workshop

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To support their Australia topic, the children in Year 1/2 welcomed didgeridoo player Chris Holland for a very special workshop. Chris told Aboriginal stories and showed and played a range of digeridoos. They even had a go at playing one themselves. Chris Holland appeared on the CBeebies show, YolanDa’s Band Jam earlier this year Diggin the didgeridoo. For more information about Chris, go to The children have also enjoyed making and decorating their own digeridoos using cardboard tubes.

Christmas comes to Ravensmead

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On Friday 29th November, the Friends of Ravensmead arranged our annual Christmas Fayre. Stalls included tombola, raffle, refreshments, toys, books and gifts handmade by the children. Year 5/6 children created games including ‘Guess how many sweets in the jar’ and ‘Guess the teacher’. The choir sang Christmas carols and we were lucky enough to have a special visit from Santa! Thank you to everyone who attended and also those who donated items, we really appreciate your support. We managed to

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