Category Archives: Information

Y1 Transition Information


Thanks to all who could attend our transition meeting for children moving into Year 1. Please see the information below or view the slides from the presentation (PDF).   The Key Stage 1 Team 2018-19 Mrs Hubbard, Mrs Coates and Mrs Burrows   Developing Independence  Moving from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1 brings new challenges for every child. The biggest challenge that they face is learning to adapt to the increased level of independence. We need to work together to

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.

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.

English Support


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.  

Fundamental British Values


The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated this year (2014). At Ravensmead these important values are reinforced regularly and addressed in the following

Learning Platform


Have you helped your child to access the Launchpad365 Learning Platform yet? The learning platform is a secure, password protected website and learning area for Ravensmead School pupils and staff. It helps children to access learning from home and to collaborate on projects with their friends from school. Children can learn about class topics or clubs of interest. Look at the diary dates to see new events. You can also get help to stay safe online.