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Skydive to support Alzheimer’s Research UK


Mrs Hubbard, Mrs Bond, Miss Morgan, Mrs Russell and Mr Webb (our school Governor) took part in a skydive on 13th May at Tilstock Airfield. Together, they raised £4276.81 for Alzheimer’s Research UK!   We are also having a ‘wear an item of blue’ day (£1 donation) on Thursday 25th May and a collection at Sports Day which will be spit equally between Approach and Alzheimers Research. If you would like to donate to Alzheimers Research, please follow the link

Key Strings entertain and delight


On Thursday 18th May, the whole school was treated to an entertaining and educational live music experience from Key Strings. The younger children enjoyed a ‘Superheroes’ themed concert and the older children had a musical tour around the British Isles – learning about the origins of the Union Flag. The children were educated in the important elements of the music curriculum in a fun and very entertaining way.

Early Years English Workshop


On Wednesday 3rd May the Reception children had an English workshop. During the workshop the children worked with their parents completing different activities inside and outside linked to Reading, Phonics and Writing. Both the children and parents had a great time! A big thank you to the parents for their support from the Early Years team.

People who help us


This our week our Reception and Nursery classes have had some special visitors to support thier topic ‘People who help us’. The children enjoyed meeting a Dental Nurse who came in to school to talk about what she does to help the dentist to care for people’s teeth. She allowed the children to look at the special mirrors, face masks and rubber gloves; some children even pretended to be patients and wear the bib and glasses! The school Traffic Patrol Officer

Ravensmead recognised as a good school


Our school had an OFSTED Inspection on 29th March 2017 and was recognised as a good school. This is a truly fantastic achievement and is a reflection of the time and support given by everyone connected with the school and who have shown a huge commitment in helping to make Ravensmead be ‘the best that we can be’. We are now looking forward to continuing the journey and building on our success, continuing to work closely with families to improve

Year 4 Residential to Stanley Head


On Wednesday 5th April, the Year 4’s headed off for their residential stay at Stanley Head. The children have faced many challenges over their three days away, the first being to make their own beds! A great time has been had by all, the weather was kind to us and all the children managed to survive outside and complete their activities with huge smiles on their faces. Activities from their stay included crate stacking, climbing, archery, pond dipping, night time

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.

Eco Friendly Bee house designs


Did you know that our bee population is in danger? Bees are the most important insects of all and we need them to help pollinate our fruit and flowers. The Eco Group decided to help our local bees and held a competition to make a bee house to put up around the school. Any media could be used, but of course, recycled or reclaimed is the best. They were overwhelmed with the wonderful entries to their ‘design and make a bee

The Ravensmead Easter Bake Off


A great big thank you to everyone that entered the Easter ‘Bake Off’ competition, there were some very creative cakes and it’s clear we have lots of master bakers in our school. Well done to the winners; Lillie Mae, Ava, Jacob, Ruby, Kienna, Toni, Lewis & Harrison, Chrystal and Holly.   Thank you also to all who bought cakes in our cake sale after school, helping us to raise over £500! We donated one of the cakes to the residents of

Easter services at the Chapel and Church


On Monday 3rd April Reception and Nursery went across to the Chapel to listen to the Easter story with Reverend Helen Hoe. We sung beautifully and sat and listened carefully to Helen as she told us all about Easter.   On Wednesday 5th April children in Key Stage 2 walked up to St James’ Church for their Easter Service.

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