Medieval Banquet - March 2018
On Friday 16th March we celebrated the end of Maths week with a Medieval Banquet.
The shields were symmetrical and the place mats were based on regular patterns.
All the children also contributed to making the cakes and learnt how to weigh and add up the ingredients.
We had a fantastic afternoon and everyone had a great time!
Year 1 and 2 Reading Drama Group - March 2018
The group had to read the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears and then act it out, each taking a different part.
I think you will agree that they all took their roles seriously.
The end result was performed to their classmates.
Living Eggs - March 2018
The Friends of Ravensmere have very kindly covered the cost of having chicks at school.
This invaluable experience enables the children to see first-hand part of the lifecycle of an animal and how a chick grows and develops during its first two weeks.
The children have all been writing Chick Diaries to keep a record of what's been happening.
Alien Reveal - February 2018
The children at Ravensmere received a letter from “Nasa” informing them that it was safe to open the spaceship that had recently crash landed in the playground.
They were so excited to open the spaceship and discover what was inside.
Children’s Mental Health Week February 2018
The Albert Pye School and Ravensmere Infant School
During Children’s Mental Health Week which ran from Monday 5th February till Friday 9t February, we had one of the most memorable weeks within our schools.
Our nurture leads, Mrs Chambers and Mrs Remblance ran wellbeing workshops through out the week at both schools. These included fun soft play, friendship bingo, speed friendship, emoji corners and timed obstacle challenges. The children's enthusiasm, co-operation and all round enjoyment was there to be seen by all. Their wellbeing's were truly being looked after during these different exciting sessions.
Every break time a wellbeing café was run for each year group. At the Albert Pye thje Health Club provided healthy snacks for the children and the staff, and at Ravensmere the children were able to enjoy delicious smoothies. All the monies raised has been donated to the Children’s Mental Health Charity.
On the Friday as our big finale we held a special event at the Albert Pye. Our fit and enthusiastic Mr Stevens volunteered to row at least 40,000 metres in the school day. Bungay Gym kindly donated a high tech rowing machine for the task.
We invited parents along in the morning and after school to help increase the amount of metres achieved. The Beccles Fireman even showed up in their fire engine to put in a few metres! The school teachers also took turns during the day and brought their classes along to give them encouragement and support. The children and staff’s wellbeing was truly at an all time high as we reached 71,000 metres at the end of play on Friday. We were even lucky enough to have a huge happy Barney Bee with us throughout the day, keeping the atmosphere alive and buzzing, he even joined in the last wellbeing session with Nursery on the soft play!
It was a very busy week and the children and parents managed to raise over £300 for charity and we thank them for their kind generosity and thank you to everyone involved.
We are looking forward to next year already!
As part of their topic on Space, the classes at Ravensmere have been making moon buggies.
Each class did something different to create their moon buggies.
Here are some pictures of how they made them and their finished creations.
Ravensmere Christmas Performance 2017
Well done to all the children that performed in our Christmas performances this year. They all did a wonderful job and we had such lovely feedback from parents!
Firework Share Morning - November 2017
On Friday 3rd November, we hosted a Firework Share Morning at Ravensmere.
Parents were invited along and given the chance to take part in some of our firework themed activities.
We had a lovely response from the morning, all parents that attended enjoyed the varied activities with their children, with a lot saying that they could repeat the activities at home. They also said that they enjoyed the social aspect of the morning, meeting together for a coffee and a chat!
Such a good time had by all!
Thank you once again for your continued support.
For more photos of the Firework Share morning, please take a look at our Class pages and our gallery page.
Fritton Owl Sanctuary - November 2017
As part of our school topic about owls, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Fritton Owl Sanctuary.
The children got a chance to see some owls up close and learnt some interesting things about the owls.
Diwali - November 2017
The Children at Ravensmere got the chance to learn about Diwali last week.
They got to take part in several activities such as making Diya pots, creating Rangoli patterns and drawing Mendhi hands.
Exercise Day - October 2017
Recently the whole school took part in Exercise day and did some exercise activities outside in the playground.
Amber's Smile - 6th July
On Thursday, 6th July, the Friends of Ravensmere and the staff at Ravensmere held ‘Amber’s Smile’ a fundraiser for Amber, who as many of you will know was recently diagnosed with cancer.
The day started off with a cake sale in Beccles which got the fundraising off to a great start despite the thunderstorm! The evening’s events took place at Albert Pye, due to selling so many tickets that it could no longer be held at Ravensmere.
The friends of Ravensmere had organised lots of stalls including face painting, a lucky dip and a tombola, there was also a delicious BBQ with hot dogs and burgers available, which were kindly donated by Tesco.
The main event of the evening was ‘Ravensmere’s got Talent’. The children at Ravensmere put their talents to good use and performed for the guests and a panel of judges. We had a great variety of acts including singers, dancers and gymnasts. All the children performed with amazing confidence and talent and were a credit to the school.
After the talent show there was a disco for the children provided by K-SLY-R who very kindly donated their fee to the event! There was also a raffle held with some amazing prizes which were very kindly donated by businesses and parents.
The total raised was £2433.57 which is absolutely amazing.
“This evening has been amazing; Amber had such a lovely time. I am in awe of what the friends of Ravensmere Infant school, the teachers of both Ravensmere and Albert Pye schools, the pupils and the parents and helpers have managed to achieve”. Jemma Gooch-Boags (Amber’s mum)
A huge thank you to everyone that helped to make this wonderful event possible, and to all the local businesses that donated.
Gressenhall Trip - May 2017
On out trip to Gressenhall, Class 1 and Class 2 learnt about Victorians.
In Cherry Tree Cottage we made delicious drop scones covered in sugar. Near the farm house we were asked to do the washing and we saw Suffolk Punch horses that would plow the fields. Class 1 were even lucky enough to have a ride on a tractor around the farm.
We all had a fantastic day!
Charlie and Evelyn-Rae Class 1 and Class 2
Victorian Day - May 2017
On Tuesday 9th May, Class 1 and 2 at Ravensmere held a Victorian Day.
The children were invited to dress in Victorian clothing and the teachers joined in too!
They spent the day learning what it would have been like for children at school in Victorian times and followed Victorian school rules. They even got to try some gruel at snack time!
Easter Share Morning - March 2017
On Friday 31st March, Ravensmere children took part in a fun-filled Easter share morning.
The children enjoyed activities such as making Easter bags, rabbit headbands and pom-pom sheep.
A big thank you to the friends of Ravensmere who supported us in buying materials and resources for the morning.
We all had an ‘egg-cellent’ time!
World Book Day - March 2017
At the beginning of March both Schools took part in World Book Day.
We had some fantastic and inventive costumes and even the staff joined in on the fun!
Well done and thank you to everyone who took part.
Mini Monster Workshop
On Friday 10th February, Ravensmere children were lucky enough to have a visit from ‘Mini Monsters’.
The Mini Monsters creepy crawly roadshow brings a selection of minibeasts, reptiles and invertebrates to the school and tell the children some fascinating facts about the animals before giving everyone a chance to get up close and personal with each species.
It’s a lovely experience and all the children really enjoyed it.
Ravensmere have recently been learning all about winter.
They have done lots of research into ice and have a beautiful display board of winter pictures and poems.
They even got to experience some real snow!
Christmas Share Morning - 13th December 2016
All parents were invited into school to take part in our Christmas Share Morning. We had a lovely turn out with lots of parents and siblings coming in to take part in lots of Christmas themed activities.
Thank you to all parents who were able to attend.
Diwali - November 2016
This Month the children at Ravensmere have been learning about Diwali.
The children took part in several activities such as making and decoration Diva pots, acting out the story of Rama and Sita and making banana and cinnamon muffins.
Children in Need 18/11/2016
On Friday 18th November both schools took part in various events to help raise money for Children in Need!
Lots of the children took part in our Spotacular Non-Uniform day and we were so pleased with the amount of parents that managed to attend our Children in Need Maths Share Mornings at both Albert Pye and Ravensmere!
Thank you to everyone who got involved!
Food, Glorious Food 21/10/2016
As part of our topic ‘Food, Glorious Food’, the children at Ravensmere have been learning about different countries around the world.
Recently, the children thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon learning all about the food, landmarks and artwork of Mexico.
As part of the afternoon, the children designed and made their own Tacos before tucking in to their yummy creations. They also learnt about the Mayan Pyramids and had a go at designing and recreating the pyramids using either sugar cubes or building cubes from nets.
The final group of children learnt about the artist Kerri Ambrosino who is well-known for her Mexican folk paintings. The children either worked in groups or pairs to design and paint their own versions of her tree paintings.
KS1 Football Tournament 21/10/2016
On Friday 14th October, a team made up of Year 1 and 2 children from Ravensmere took part in the KS1 football tournament at Red Oak Primary School. This was the first time that Ravensmere had entered a team in this tournament. Due to the size of Ravensmere, we only took one team with us which meant that we were automatically classed as an A team, meaning that we played against the very best team from each school.
All of the children were so enthusiastic and thoroughly enjoyed their experience in the tournament, gaining in confidence with each match played. Their behaviour on and off the pitch was excellent and they showed fantastic sportsmanship like qualities.
We look forward to taking part in many more future competitions!
Food Tasting Session 21/09/2016
Tesco visited the school on 21st September for a food tasting session. The children enjoyed tasting bread and cheese from around Europe. Breads included, Brioche, Irish Soda Bread, Mediterranean Bread, German Rye Bread and Potato Bread. Cheeses included Edam, Parmesan, German Smoked, Goats Cheese and some very smelly Brie!