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Dates for your diary


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

Ancient Egyptian day


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

Easter Fayre

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Thank you to everyone who supported our Easter Fayre on Friday 5th April. Friends of Ravensmead raised over £800 which will contribute to improving our outside environment at school. We have already ordered a wooden castle for the KS1 playground, keep a look out for our new developments. We really do appreciate all of the support. Well done to our ‘Create an Easter cupcake’ competition and raffle winners!  

Bring Mum to school day

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Year 1/2 had a wonderful time when their Mum’s were invited in to join them for a reading lesson in the hall for their ‘Bring Mum to school’ for Mothers Day. Here are some of the lovely comments we had in our visitors book; I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt like a very special Mummy. I came and joined in all the story and reading practice. It was very nice to work with the children! Had lots of fun, very

Y3/4 explore Barlaston Downs


On Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st March, Year 3 and 4 children visited Barlaston Downs as part of their topic, ‘Rivers and Mountains’. On each day we met staff from Standon Bowers who took a group each to take part in a range of activities. The children went on a walk along the stream, looking at its different features, most children even went into the water with some even taking some of the water home in their wellies! They mapped

Hands-on fun at the Big Bang Fair


A small group of Year 5 children were lucky enough to be chosen to visit the Big Bang Show at Birmingham NEC. The Big Bang Fair gives young people the chance to try out over 100 hands-on activities, see dozens of mind-boggling shows, hear from inspiring engineers and scientists from some of the UK’s biggest companies and find out about the opportunities available in STEM.

Poet for World Book Day

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To celebrate World Book Day Ravensmead invited a poet into school to work with the children. Mel Woodend (the poet) spent time with every class from reception to Year 6. They thoroughly enjoyed listening to some of her own poems and had a go at writing some of their own. We held an assembly at the end of the day to share some of the children’s work.  

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

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