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Speech and Language therapy


Liz Parkes has been working with us since March one day a week. We have super results through this intervention, improving speech and language in our school. Not only has Liz worked with our children but training staff too.   Liz Parkes – Speech therapist I qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1997 and have always specialised in working with children, firstly for the NHS in Manchester and then moving to New Zealand to work in Education within an Early Intervention Team.

World Book Day

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On Thursday 7th March the children here at Ravensmead had a great day celebrating World Book Day. Apart from coming into school in their onesies or Pj’s the children created new book characters, made book marks, performed poems, shared books, looked at topic related themes (mini beasts) and much more. At the end of the day we celebrated in the hall, sharing poems read out by children and staff. Thank you to all those parents who sent in donations. We have

Y3 ‘Bring a parent to school morning’


On Tuesday 5th March and Wednesday 6th March, the children in year 3 had a ‘Bring a parent to school workshop.’ Each child brought an adult to school to take part in a maths lesson which has been designed by the children themselves. The session started the same way as all of our maths lessons start, with some quick mental arithmetic questions and then of course joining in with the BBC Supermovers (with some parents being much more enthusiastic than

Year 1/2 Cinderella’s ball


On 14th February, KS1 took part in a Cinderella theme day. The children had so much fun learning ‘The Waltz’ during the morning and enjoyed making Cinderella Peg Dolls and Prince Charming dolls. Then in the afternoon they all got together for a Cinderella Ball where the children chose their own partners and enjoyed ‘The Waltz’ together.   A few short clips of the dancing in the hall

National Deaf Children’s Society bus visits Ravensmead


On Thursday 7th February, the National Deaf Children’s Society bus visited Ravensmead and year 4 pupils were lucky enough to have a lesson on the bus during their school day. The children learnt what it was like to wear a hearing aid, how hearing aids and cochlea implants work, as well as how they can communicate with somebody who is deaf. The children really enjoyed their experience and feel they have learnt lots that will help them in the future.

Feathery Friends visit January 2019


On Monday 21st and Thursday 24th January, Feathery Friends came to Ravensmead to teach our Nursery and Reception classes more about owls. They explained what owls eat, how they fly and why they are such special birds. The children sat and listened beautifully as the owls swooped and glided over our heads. The children were fascinated by the birds and loved seeing them ‘for real’!

Year 3 show off their musical talent


The children in Y3B and Y3S have performed two separate music assemblies for their parents. The children have been learning to play the ukulele, with 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 note where they had to keep time and rhythm, progressing onto pieces where

Marvellous Maths


Mrs Bond and Mrs Coates have begun their Marvellous Maths project with some of the Key Stage 1 parents and children. Each Friday afternoon they will be working with either year 1 or year 2 parents on a specific area of the maths curriculum, sharing ideas, games and activities to support their children at home. The children then join their parents for some fun.

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