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Stoke and Staffordshire cross country final


On the 23rd of June four girls from Year 4 took part in the Level 3 Stoke and Staffordshire cross country final at Keele University. The sports festival was the final event for all children who had qualified throughout the year in various events. The children had the opportunity to chat to two 2016 Olympic athletes, Ian Marsden and Sam Quek. 80 girls took part in the race. Lyla placed 15th, Sophie 24th, Evie 27th and Neve 50th. The girls

Y3/4 perform with the Hallé Orchestra


On Thursday 22nd June, Mrs Lockett and Mrs Stanyer’s classes joined children from other local schools to perform with the world-famous Hallé Orchestra in front of an audience at the Victoria Hall in Hanley. The children were showing off their musical talents on brass instruments and demonstrating the skills they have learned in their recent music lessons learning to play Cornets, Trumpets and Trombones.  The Hallé’s ‘Come and Play’ concert included versions of Strauss’s Cuckoo Polka and Chuck Rio’s Tequila, which the children had fun playing along with,

Exploring our local church


On Wednesday 21st June, Year 5/6 went to St James Church in Audley. We visited the bell tower and went inside to ring the bells. We also looked around the graveyard and did some drawing and writing about the graves. It was interesting to see the dates on the graves, we saw one from 1799. There were lots of family names that are still in Audley. There were also some activities for us to do, such as sand art, doing

Ravensmead cricket team at Newcastle finals


On the 16th June, Ravensmead cricket team played at Leycett cricket club. Our team did very well. Unluckily we lost the first game but won the next two, which sent us to the Newcastle area final at Bignall End cricket club on 21st June. The teams we played were Newcastle and St Margarets. We played St Margarets first and narrowly lost by six runs. The second game was against Newcastle and we narrowly lost again by 15 runs. Sadly we

Weekly Achievements


Find out who won the reading raffle this week. Want to know which class read the most? Who impressed teachers to become Mathematician of the Week? Well done to everyone presented with an award in our Celebration Assembly on 23th June 2017. Award This weeks winning class/pupil Whole School Attendance 94.9% Best Class Attendance Y2B KS1 Reading Raffle (The chance to win a book if you have read at least four times a week at home.) Ava KS2 Reading Raffle Shannon Class who read

‘Real life’ maths at Jaguar Land Rover


On the 15th June, 15 of the year 6 children visited the Engine Management Centre at Jaguar Land Rover in Wolverhampton. The day was designed to show how maths is used in industry and for the children to see first hand how maths is used in ‘real life.’ The day comprised of 3 main activities, starting with a maths quiz which centred around the work done by Jaguar Land Rover. The children then learnt about the equipment used to measure

Super effort from everyone on Sports Day


Our Sports Days were huge success this week. The weather was great and there was lots of support from the spectators who gave us some great feedback. The children really enjoyed it and all did their best. To read more about the races go to the Ravensmead Roving Reporters page. Well done to the Red Team who collected the most points during the Foundation Stage and KS1 event and the Blue Team who were the overall champions at the KS2 event.

Skydive to support Alzheimer’s Research UK


Mrs Hubbard, Mrs Bond, Miss Morgan, Mrs Russell and Mr Webb (our school Governor) took part in a skydive on 13th May at Tilstock Airfield. Together, they raised £4276.81 for Alzheimer’s Research UK!   We are also having a ‘wear an item of blue’ day (£1 donation) on Thursday 25th May and a collection at Sports Day which will be spit equally between Approach and Alzheimers Research. If you would like to donate to Alzheimers Research, please follow the link

Key Strings entertain and delight


On Thursday 18th May, the whole school was treated to an entertaining and educational live music experience from Key Strings. The younger children enjoyed a ‘Superheroes’ themed concert and the older children had a musical tour around the British Isles – learning about the origins of the Union Flag. The children were educated in the important elements of the music curriculum in a fun and very entertaining way.

Early Years English Workshop


On Wednesday 3rd May the Reception children had an English workshop. During the workshop the children worked with their parents completing different activities inside and outside linked to Reading, Phonics and Writing. Both the children and parents had a great time! A big thank you to the parents for their support from the Early Years team.

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