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What do Reception think about Ravensmere?

We asked the children in Reception to tell us what they thought about Ravensmere Infant School. This is what they had to say:

Super Me! - November 2022

The children in Reception have been learning all about how to look after themselves. They have learnt that it is important to get a good amount of sleep, eat healthy food, drink plenty of water and do lots of exercise. As part of this, they went on a walk to Lidl with a shopping list of items that they needed to buy. For each item they had to decide whether to place it in the healthy basket or the unhealthy basket. When they returned to school they tried the different foods and came up with words to describe the tastes and textures. 

Hedgehog Cookies - November 2022

The children in Reception have been very busy baking lots of hedgehog cookies. We then sold the cookies to raise money to buy a UNICEF advent calendar. 

Autumn Parent Share - November 2022

As part of our autumn themed week, we were delighted to be able to invite our parents and carers into school to work alongside their children. Everybody had a fantastic afternoon enjoying a range of autumn crafts and activities. 

Autumn Walk - October 2022

The children in Reception enjoyed a walk in our local area looking for signs of autumn. They collected lots of autumn themed objects which they're going to use to make repeating pattern autumn crowns.

Our visit to St Michael's Church - October 2022

Reception visited St Michael's Church and met Reverend Rich who taught them all about what it means to be christened. They helped Reverend Rich act out what happens during a christening service and were able to ask any questions that they had.  


Clinks Care Farm - October 2022

The children in Reception had a brilliant afternoon at the farm. They got to feed the animals, they learnt about the crops and experienced what life is like on a farm. 

Harvest - October 2022

As part of our learning on Harvest, the children in Reception had great fun following a recipe to make bread. We used lots of different skills when making our bread such as measuring, stirring and kneading.

Our First Week in Reception - September 2022

Look how much fun we have had in our first week at school, making lots of new friends and enjoying learning together. 

Enterprise Week - July 2022

As part of Enterprise Week, the children designed and made their own games and crafts to sell at our Summer Fete. They did a brilliant job of taking it in turns to run the different stalls. 

Anyone for ice-cream? July 2022

Ravensmere had a brilliant time on our trip to Great Yarmouth. We visited the Sea Life Centre, enjoyed fish and chips and ice-cream and then enjoyed some time on the beach and a paddle in the sea!


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Paddling in the sea

National RSE Day - June 2022

The children in Reception had a brilliant day celebrating National RSE Day. As part of the day they took time to consider what makes them special and unique. 

Sports Day - June 2022

Well done to all of our children for a brilliant Sports Day and a big thank you to Mr McKenzie for all of his hard work in organising and running it!

Flag Ceremony

Under The Sea Performance - May 2022

As part of our 'Under the Sea' topic, the children worked with a local performing arts specialist to put together a short performance based on their ideas. As part of Arts Week they made the fish and creatures for the performance out of cardboard and painted these with special ultraviolet paint so that they would glow in the dark during our performance. We hope you enjoy the performance!


Click here to watch our performance

Planting seeds May 2022

After enjoying planting our beans and taking them home to continue looking after them, we have decided to plant something different. This time we have planted sunflower seeds. We are having a race to see which sunflower will grow the quickest and tallest!

Castles April 2022


We have been castle mad in Reception. We have enjoyed painting our own castles and collaboratively creating our own castles using boxes and sponges to print the pattern on. 


Easter Celebrations - April 2022

The children in Reception learnt all about the Easter story and why we celebrate Easter. They had great fun making their own Easter gardens.

Our Community Garden - March 2022

A group of children from Ravensmere visited a local garden centre to buy the fruit and vegetable plants for our school garden. We can't wait to get busy with planting these and watching them grow!

Wear A Hat Day - March 2022

The children in Reception took part in 'Wear a Hat Day' to help raise awareness and support for the Brain Tumour Awareness Charity. As a school we raised a fantastic £48! Well done everyone! 

Waveney Gymnastics Club - March 2022

Reception had a brilliant time at Waveney Gymnastics Club. They worked hard on their jumping, balancing, rolling, climbing and bouncing skills. 

World Book Day - March 2022

Reception had a brilliant time celebrating World Book Day. They all looked amazing in their costumes and enjoyed sharing their favourite books with a friend.

Chinese New Year - February 2022

The children at Ravensmere thoroughly enjoyed learning all about Chinese New Year. They learnt about the origins of the celebration and how it is celebrated around the world. They tasted a range of Chinese food, learnt to write their names in Mandarin and enjoyed making several tiger themed crafts. 

Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night - January 2022

As a school we have been learning all about Vincent van Gogh and have been looking at many of his well-known works, in particular his Starry Night paintings. Reception created their own Starry Night pictures by mixing paint to create the background and then using combs to create the swirls in the sky. They then used pastels for the stars before finally cutting out black paper to create the silhouettes of chosen buildings in Beccles. 

Whoops-a-Daisy Angel - December 2021

This year's Christmas production was Whoops-a-Daisy Angel. The children did a fantastic job of learning their lines and all of the songs and actions. Well done to all of our amazing children! 

Whoops-a-Daisy Angel

Beccles Christmas Tree Festival - November 2021

As part of this year's Christmas Tree Festival in Beccles, the children at Ravensmere read the story 'The Christmas Pine' by Julia Donaldson. They then reflected on the importance of family, friends and community at not only Christmas time, but all year round. They used lots of skills to make their Christmas tree shaped decorations and the little felt people to wrap around the tree. 



The children then enjoyed a trip to Hungate Church to visit the Christmas Tree Festival and to see all of the other beautifully decorated trees. 

Spot Bakes a Cake

The children have been reading 'Spot Bakes a Cake'. We made a bar chart to find out our favourite toppings, wrote shopping lists using our Phonic skills so we knew what to buy and then finally baked some cakes. 


We've been thinking about animals that hibernate. We found out that hedgehogs hibernate and decided to have a go at making a home for them to do this!

Autumn - October 2021

We have been exploring all things autumnal this week. We have cut open a pumpkin to investigate what is inside, been on an autumn walk to collect treasures for our crowns and even had a go at some conker rolling art! When on our autumn walk we found a funny creature outside. We were so intrigued we googled it to find out more. It was a ladybird larvae!


We have also explored mark making with carrots and paint which has helped us with gripping small objects, explored using puffy paint and even delved into learning all about space. What a busy week it has been. 

We hope you enjoy your half term holiday!

The Queen's Hat - October 2021

This week the Reception children have read 'The Queen's Hat'. They have also been learning about repeating patterns. They have combined the two and made their own hat!

Fun in the rain - October 2021

It has been a rainy day at Ravensmere and we have been exploring colour mixing with chalk, the rain and brooms. 

Let's get building... September 2021

The children have been enjoying spending time outside exploring what we can make with the crates. We have made 'hot wheels city', bridges and boats! 


Spring Flowers - March 2021


The Reception children at Ravensmere really enjoyed painting spring flowers in the sunshine yesterday. #wellschools




Flowers - March 2021


Ravensmere Reception have been busy making spring flowers. Can you guess what flowers they are? #wellbeing #backtoschool



Fun in our reading garden - Autumn Term 1

This term we have been learning about farms through using our exciting new books to help. Our first book was 'The Scarecrow's Wedding' by Julia Donaldson. In Reception, we learnt a selection of rhymes all about scarecrows and then performed these to the rest of our class.

Our next book was 'Farmer Duck' by Martin Waddell. Reception really enjoyed acting out this story. They then learnt the rhyme '5 Little Ducks', to help them with ordering their numbers. The children in Reception then had great fun becoming real farmers in our outdoor digging area. 


World Book Day - March 2020


A big thank you to everyone who provided costumes for the children for World Book Day, all the children looked absolutely fantastic!


The Eiffel Tower - February 2020


Many of the children in Reception at Ravensmere enjoy accessing the construction area. This week one of the children came up with the idea of constructing the Eiffel Tower. He then asked questions about the Eiffel Tower to find out more about it. He even added a light to the top of the tower so that aeroplanes would be able to see it.



Pancake Day - February 2020


To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, the Reception children at Ravensmere had a go at making and tasting pancakes. They all really enjoyed the taste of the pancakes and came up with lots of fantastic words to describe the taste.



Planetarium - January 2020


On Monday 27th January, the children at Ravensmere got to experience a show in the Planetarium as part of their learning on Space. The short film taught the children about the phases of the moon and the stars and constelations. 


The children really enjoyed the experience!


We're All Special

We worked really hard together as a school to produce this lovely display as part of our learning on everyone being different, but equally special. All children in the school then wrote down what made one of their friends special.