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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.

Squash Champion 

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!

Sporting Opportunity

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.

Y5 Bikeability

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!

Toasting Marshmallows 

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. 

Baby shower

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!

Image by Freepik

Coronation Fair

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!

Easter service

KS2 children visited church for their Easter Service. Year 5/6 children read out the poems they've written.

Science Week

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. 

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Weekly achievements

Take a look at our Weekly Achievements page to find out who won an award in our Celebration Assembly on Friday.