Please check this page regularly to view the latest information regarding what is happening at Ravensmead.
As a school, we like to be welcoming to all who would like to come and support the children.
Volunteers may support the school in a number of ways, including:
Year 5/6 had a great day with Loudmouth Theatre Company learning about healthy relationships.
Y4 visit City Central Mosque
The Year 4 children visited City Central Mosque to learn more about Islam as part of their RE curriculum. The children had an amazing time and the Iman was extremely impressed with their knowledge, questioning and behaviour.
Introducing our chosen charity
Liz from this years chosen charity PEEPS came in to deliver a fantastic assembly last week. She told us lots about the charity and the work they do for children and their families. She has given us the job of naming the aware bear which we are really excited about! Thank you Liz.
Peeps is dedicated to supporting those affected by H.I.E. (Hypoxic-Ischaemic Encephalopathy). For more information, go to www.peeps-hie.org
Year 6 Step Back in Time
Year 6 had a fabulous day at Blists Hill Victorian Town experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian life.
Egyptian Day in Y3
Our Y3 classes had a fantastic Ancient Egyptian day. They walked like Egyptians around the school showing off their fabulous costumes, made a King Tutankhamen death mask and made thier own amulets.
Audley Remembers Together
Senior members of the school council represented Ravensmead at the remembrance service in Audley on Sunday 12th November.
Y6 had an amazing experience during their visits to the Lego Room at Newcastle-under-Lyme college. They enjoyed using their creative thinking and practical problem solving skills whilst building, coding and programming lego robots.
We were so lucky to have PC Neeson visit KS2 on Wednesday. He brought his dog Pablo in to teach us how dogs are used in the police force. Our children said it was the best assembly ever and so many of them have been inspired to become a police officer.
I really loved going to London, there were so many sites to see. There were lots of pretty lights and lots of very fascinating statues.
I specifically liked looking at the fancy decor on the walls and ceiling inside the different places that we visited, especially the Natural History Museum and the Houses of Parliament. We also stopped outside of Buckingham Palace. So cool! In the Houses of Parliament we learnt about the two sides: the House of Lords and the House of Commons. After that we had a debate about banning homework!
The next day at the Natural History Museum we saw lots of fossils of animals that were extinct long ago! We also saw dinosaurs (not real of course) they were just replicas. One of the only ways that we could travel to some of these places was my tube and I went surfing! (Not literally I went in between two carriages and it wobbled.)
None of this could happen without the teachers so THANK YOU!
Goodbye and Good Luck Year 6
The Y6 children had lots of fun at their end-of-year water fight. What great sports!
We shared their achievements in a very special assembly where every child received a gift and a certificate.
Well done Year 6! It has been wonderful to see you all grow in so many ways during your time at Ravensmead. We'll miss you, but wish you all the very best for the future.
Investigating the Structure of the Heart
Year 5/6 children have been examining pig's hearts to support their learning about the human body and the circulatory system.
Alby, one of our Y3 pupils competed in the Cheshire Junior County Squash Championships at the weekend and was the winner in the under 9's tournament and came third in the under 11's. Alby has been playing squash since he was three years old and we are all very proud of his achievement in this fast and exciting sport.
“My Dad, Paul, inspired me to take up Squash. I now use a double dot black ball which bounces the least”.
Well done Alby!
A group of Year 5 children have had a fantastic day at Keele University, trying lots of new and different sports including pickleball!
Sweet treat for Y5/6
Our Year 5 and 6 children had a great time on their day trips to take a tour of Cadbury World.
They learned about chocolate-making, the history of the company and had a talk about the Mayans.
Year 5 have worked hard at bikeability. They have learned the rules of the road and how to control their bicycles. Great work!
Y3/4 Greek Day
We hope that Y3/4 have enjoyed their Greek Day! They have been dancing, tasting Greek foods, building Trojan War models, designing Greek vases and taking part in Olympic games. They looked fantastic in their costumes!
Reception children enjoyed giant marshmallows on the campfire during forest school. Some were a little more crispy than others. The children listened well and were very sensible. Well done!
Fun at Forest School Club
The nursery children enjoyed the mud slide during forest school club. They were slipping and sliding everywhere. We had so much fun!
An amazing achievement!
A big congratulations to all of the children involved in the Year 4 and Year 5/6 cricket teams. They all represented the school well and made us extremely proud with their performances.
The Year 5/6 girls team went on to win their tournament to become the Newcastle-under-Lyme champions and then came 3rd in the county championships the following week. We are very proud!
Year 6 at Standon Bowers
Our Year 6 children had an amazing time on their residential at Standon Bowers. Great team work and resilience was shown during the many activities. High ropes, low ropes, climbing, bushcraft, canoeing, bikes, climbing, archery, caving, bridge building and blindfold trail! Well done everyone!
Reception children visit Tamworth Castle
The Reception children had a fabulous time at Tamworth Castle. They had a tour around the castle, met Ruby the dragon, visited the castle dungeons, tried on armour and much more. The children were great! Thank you to everyone that helped to make this special trip happen. Here are some pictures of our adventure…
Staffordshire Cricket Coaching Session
Y3/4 took part in Staffordshire Cricket coaching session on Monday. They all really enjoyed it and we all learnt a lot about the skills needed to play cricket. We had some real stars who already play for local cricket clubs. Well done!
Forest School Club
At Forest School club the nursery children enjoyed making wishes when blowing the dandelion seeds and making crowns using natural resources.
What a fabulous job you all did!
Walk to School Week
What are the benefits of walking to school?
Walking to school helps children feel happier and healthier and even do better in class because they arrive refreshed, fit and ready to learn. And more families walking means less cars on the road during the school run, helping to reduce congestion and pollution at the school gates. Switching to walking rather than driving can save huge amounts of CO2 and NOx, helping prevent climate change and reducing levels of air pollution, which are a major cause of ASTHMA in children.
What if you can’t walk to school?
If you live too far away or don’t have time to walk the whole way to school, you can Park and Stride at the Community Centre or get off the bus 1 stop earlier!
Each pupil will receive a WOW badge if they walk to school 3 times during the week. (W/C Monday 15th May )
Year 4 have had a fabulous time this week in Bikeability.
The children in Reception enjoyed celebrating Mrs Coates’ baby shower. They took part in lots of different baby themed activities, including guess the baby teachers and pin the dummy on the baby. What fun we had! We are now looking forward to Mrs Coates’ last week before she goes on her maternity leave.
Year 3/4 had a fantastic time completing their scootability training. We were so lucky with the weather and the children worked really hard on their scooters. There were lots of happy, tired children at the end of the day!
Down on the Farm
The Eco Group and the ‘Science Selfie Winners’ had a lovely afternoon at the farm. We saw the piglets, farm machinery, pig arc and lambs that had literally just been born! It helped that the sun was shining, which made it even more fun.
We learnt about farming methods and how this compares to a long time ago and we talked about different farming methods. The children loved asking questions and we will definitely be visiting again soon!
The sun was shining for our Coronation Fair on Wednesday 3rd May. Thank you to everyone who came to support our fundraising event. We are pleased to announce that we raised over £1,300!
King Charles III would be proud to wear any of the crowns that were designed for our competition. Congratulations to the winners Poppy, Heidi, Isla and Sophie.
Fun at the farm
Our Nursery children had a fantastic visit to Lower Drayton Farm. They had a tractor and trailer ride around the farm to see the animals. We planted sun flower and pumpkin seeds too. We named a new born lamb, fed animals and learnt how to care for them. What a brilliant day we had!
Year 4 at Laches Wood
Year 4 had a wonderful time on their residential at Laches Wood. They had the opportunity to try some super activities including: axe throwing, archery, caving, climbing, bushcraft and shelter building.
We are so proud of the children for showing resilience and facing their fears.
They slept for two nights in the dormitories with their friends and had the responsibility of making their beds and keeping their areas nice and tidy, all great life skills that I am sure that they will never forget!
KS2 children visited church for their Easter Service. Year 5/6 children read out the poems they've written.
The Y3/4 staff and pupils would like to thank Sir Thomas Boughey Academy for coming to school today to run a science workshop.
The children really enjoyed using scientific equipment that they have never used before and they learned a lot from the fabulous pupils that ran the activities.