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The Ravensmead Easter Bake Off

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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

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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.

Ravensmead pupils dance live on Blue Peter

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On Thursday 30th March, Noah and Sienna-Grace appeared on Blue Peter after completing a piece of homework which was to review an episode. They sent their reviews in to the show along with some information about themselves and were invited to perform their amazing ballroom dancing during the ‘Purple Badge Takeover’ show, which featured items that had been requested by the viewers. Go to www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08l2mv4/blue-peter-purple-badge-takeover to view. Noah and Sienna-Grace were the first to perform on the show and also took park in a

Recorder festival

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On Wednesday 29th March, the Recorder group went to the Victoria Hall in Hanley. They played together with lots of children from other schools and also played their own piece. They really enjoyed it and would love to do it again. Many thanks to Mrs Chidlow for stepping in at the last minute.

Y3/4B impress parents in music assembly

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On Tuesday 28th March the children in Mrs Bond’s class performed a music assembly for their parents. Since September the children have been learning to play a brass instrument; either the cornet, trumpet or trombone. They have had a lesson each week where they have been learning to play notes on the instruments, keep a beat, play rhythms and read music. Their lessons culminated in a performance for their parents where they played a number of pieces, some with only one

Y5/6 explore Thinktank Science Museum

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On Tuesday 21st March the Year 5 and 6 children visited the Thinktank Science Museum in Birmingham. They explored exhibitions including ‘Things about me’, ‘The past’, ‘The natural world’ and ‘The modern street’. They particularly enjoyed the hands-on activities in their ‘Forces and Friction’ workshop and working together in the fabulous ‘Science Garden’. A great day was had by all. Take at what our Ravensmead Roving Reporters had to say about it.

Y3/4 visit to Tittesworth Reservoir

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On Thursday 16th March, Y3/4 children visited Tittesworth Reservoir as part of their current topic ‘Rivers and Mountains’. The visit was led by staff from Standon Bowers Outdoor Education Centre and each group took part in a range of activities including: A nature walk River dipping: finding creatures in the stream using a net and identifying them. Comparing the speed of the river at different points Observing land features in the area such as The Roaches. Discussing river formation and

Science Week

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This week (13th-17th March) the whole school has been celebrating science week. There was an amazing science show with lots of fabulous experiments including making marshmallows grow bigger, making liquids change colour, using fire to make a bin liner balloon inflate and rise up into the air and a fire tornado. All the children enjoyed it and lots of the experiments were using everyday items found in their homes. On Wednesday the whole school had Science Day and each class had

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