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Numbethon 2017

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A HUGE thank you to everyone that supported the children this year with their ‘Numberthon’ event. In total we have raised a record breaking £2488.98 which will all go towards supporting the cost of trips, visits and workshops for our children. A massive well done to Neve, Ava, Chloe, Rebecca and James who managed to raise the most money for their respective key stages.  

Shoebox appeal for the elderly

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We’ve decided to support the local shoebox appeal for the elderly. Many elderly people are lonely at Christmas time and would welcome a Christmas shoebox gift. Please send the shoeboxes in on Friday 15th December. You could wrap your shoebox in Christmas paper to make a lovely gift for someone. Here are some ideas of what to put in the box; small boxes of chocolates gloves, hats or scarves crossword books books hot drinks, such as hot chocolate or Horlicks

Ravensmead Roving Reporters

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Monday 27th November As you can see from the photos, we have been working very hard on the Christmas play. We have made lots of props – like this game cover that James made. We made giant playing cards for a scene and we hope you will thoroughly enjoy it. We have two special helpers in called Mr Smith and Miss Williams, who are doing beautiful painting to make an amazing backdrop for the play. There are lots of songs

Christmas Shopping Evening

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Ravensmead Christmas Shopping Evening is on Friday 1st December from 2:00-6:00pm. There will be lots going on, including: Craft stalls Christmas treats and sweets Santa’s Grotto Refreshments The choir will be singing at 4:00pm. For more information see our Christmas shopping event poster. All the money we raise will go towards our continuing improvements to the outdoor areas for our children. Go to Friends to see the developments on our playgrounds so far. Please come along, it would be lovely to

Anti-bullying workshop

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As part of national Anti-Bullying Week, on Wednesday 15th November, ‘Act on info’ theatre group visited Ravensmead to provide workshops for children across the school. Children in Key Stage Two had a workshop in the morning where ‘Bully Boy’ and ‘Gossip Girl’ were defeated by superheroes using techniques taught to stop bullying. Children in Key Stage One had a workshop in the afternoon where Buzzy Bee nand Flutter Butterfly have a problem with Fruity Fly but work together to solve

Speech and Language therapy

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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.

Maths support

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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.

English Support

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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.  

Winter hat competition

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To encourage children to keep warm during the winter months, a weekly competition will be held in Key Stage two where children will need to wear woolly hats. Each week 4 or 5 children will be chosen to win a certificate for the most interesting or unusual hat. This week’s winners were Tiffany, Sophie, Adam, Sonny and Aiden. Take a look at our Weekly Achievements page for future winners.    

Y3/4 become miners for the day!

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On 8th and 9th November the children in year 3/4 visited Apedale Heritage Museum as part of their current topic on ‘Where in the World are we?’ The children have been learning all about the local coal mining history and this trip enabled them to experience life underground. During the day they took part in 3 activities; The coal mine! Equipped with helmets and head torches the children ventured underground into a drift mine. They learnt about how the coal

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