World Book Day - March 2020
On Thursday 5th March, Ravensmere celebrated World Book Day. We had a great day with lots of activities and we were so pleased to have so many children dressed in such fabulous costumes!
We had lots of superheroes and some Harry Potter characters.....
.....traditional tales and some characters from Roald Dahl's stories....
...some friends of Julia Donaldson and lots of animals such as a tiger and Peter Rabbit.....
..and even Where's Wally, Horrid Henry and a Zombie plus much much more!!
Reading at Abbeyfields - February 2020
At Ravensmere we are passionate about fostering a love of reading with the children. As part of the many ways we approach reading, we have started to visit our local residential care home, Abbeyfields, to read and share stories with the residents.
Each week a different group of children will visit the home to share and read their favourite stories.
Chinese New Year - February 2020
The children at Ravensmere spent a day learning all about Chinese New Year. We located China on a map and discussed how Chinese New Year is traditionally celebrated.
As part of the day the children had a go at traditional Chinese dancing, tasted a selection of Chinese food and produced some beautiful blossom tree paintings.
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 constellations.
The children really enjoyed the experience!
Making a Difference - January 2020
As a school we are so proud of the way in which we have worked together with parents and pupils in order to support our wider community. Due to the generosity of our parents and pupils we have been able to support our local food bank, raise an incredible amount for Children in Need and have purchased a Unicef School in a Box.
Watch this space for our next exciting project!
Christmas Performance - December 2019
Renie Britenbucher - December 2019
The children at Ravensmere have been studying pictures by the artist Renie Britenbucher. They chose their favourite pictures to recreate as 'Winter Windows'.
The Scarecrows’ Wedding - November 2019
On Friday 22nd November, the children at Ravensmere attended a live theatre performance of The Scarecrows’ Wedding at the Norwich Playhouse.
The children absolutely loved watching the production and it provided them with the opportunity to see such a well-known story transformed in to a live production.
Children in Need - November 2019
On Friday 15th November the School Council organised a number of activities to help raise money for Children in Need.
The children were allowed to come in to school dressed in their pyjamas and were invited to bring a book of choice in to read during the day. We also held a cake stall which helped us to raise an amazing £112 for Children in Need.
A huge thank you to all of our parents who so generously provided cakes and donations towards this.
Firework Share - November 2019
On Tuesday 5th November, we enjoyed our first Parent Share of the year as we celebrated Fireworks Night at Ravensmere.
Both children and adults thoroughly enjoyed taking part in a wide range of activities including decorating firework cookies, making sparklers and even creating large scale fireworks pictures outside.
A huge thank you to all of the adults who came to support us with this event.
Clinks Care Farm
Following on from the success of last year’s visit, the children at Ravensmere returned to Clinks Care Farm and experienced a day learning what it means to be a farmer.
They all had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed feeding the animals, collecting the eggs and picking and washing the vegetables.
We look forward to our next visit!
Diwali - October 2019
On Tuesday 29th October, the children at Ravensmere spent the day learning all about Diwali and taking part in a range of activities to help them learn more about this celebration.
They cooked and tasted chapatti bread and raita, designed and made clay elephants, had a go at traditional Indian dancing, acted out the story and designed and made symmetrical rangoli patterns.
They all had a brilliant day!
Harvest Festival - September 2019
On Monday 30th September, the whole school walked to St Michael's Church for a special Harvest Festival Service.
Roy Lichtenstein - September 2019
The children in Miss Burch’s afternoon class have been learning all about the artist Roy Lichtenstein. They used what they had learnt to produce their own portraits using his dotting technique.
Norfolk Children's Book Centre - September 2019
On Friday 20th September nine children went from Ravensmere to the Norfolk Children's Book Centre to choose and buy some new books for our outdoor area.
We had a wonderful time and even had some stories read to us!
Sports Day - July 2019
On Monday 8th July we had our Sports Day. It was a wonderful afternoon with lots of fantastic races and good sportsmanship.
Many thanks to the Albert Pye, Mr McKenzie and everyone who helped.
Playground Opening - July 2019
On Friday 5th July, Ravensmere officially opened phase 1 of their playground project.The children were excited to be joined by the Mayor of Beccles who was invited to cut the ribbon.
A big thank you to the Friends of Ravensmere who very kindly provided refreshments for the children and parents.
Sponsored Sports Week - June 2019
This week the children have taken part in a Sponsored Sport's Week organised by the Friends, to help raise money for the school. Each day the children have had a session run by a specialist sports coach and have thoroughly enjoyed the week.
A big thank you to the Friends for organising the week as well as the Sports Coaches who have given up their time; Mr McKenzie, Matthew from TKF Karate Club , Aleysha from Center Stage Academy of Dance and Louise from Beccles Royales Gymnastics Club.
Arts Week - June 2019
As part of the Art's Week at Ravensmere, the children have been learning all about Vincent Van Gogh with a focus on his painting 'Sunflower's. We have applied this theme across all of our learning with reception making sunflower number weavers, Year 1 weaving their own sunflowers and Year 2 recreating his famous sunflower picture. Year 1 and 2 also wrote their own poems about Sunflowers.
Paired Reading - June 2019
The children have recently been taking part in some paired reading.
The Bike Race - June 2019
On 10th June the Women's Cycle Race started in Beccles and we took the children out to watch. It was a great experience for the children to be able to watch the event and cheer the cyclists on!
Author Visit - May 2019
We were lucky enough to have a visit from author Grant Koper, who spoke to the children and read his new book 'The Day Granny's Knickers Blew Away'. The children really enjoyed the visit.
Den Building - March 2019
The children at Ravensmere had a fantastic morning working with Chris from the Den Building experience. They worked together as teams to build their own den.
Not only did this experience develop the children's design skills but it also taught them the importance of working well together as a group.
STEM Week Parent Share - March 2019
As part of the Federation's STEM week, we invited parents in to school to work alongside their child on one of two projects. They were either set the challenge of making an egg-mobile (car) or a carrier to transport and protect the egg. We tested the egg-mobiles to see which vehicles travelled the furthest and we dropped the egg carriers to see which would protect the eggs.
These challenges provided our children with opportunities to explore a range of materials to suit different purposes as well as using and developing their knowledge of measure to record how far their egg-mobile had travelled.
World Book Day - March 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating World Book Day at Ravensmere. All of the children came to school dressed as their favourite book character and we were very impressed by how creative and imaginative some of the costumes were. Throughout the day the children enjoyed a range of book related activities including our newly launched paired reading.
Chicks - March 2019
All of the children thoroughly enjoyed watching the chicks hatch and grow over the two weeks that they were with us and have written up their observations in their Chick Diaries. Having the chicks also provided us with the perfect opportunity to teach the children about life cycles.
Thank you to the Friends of Ravensmere for their contribution to this experience.
Comic Relief - March 2019
The children at Ravensmere were busy making cakes throughout the week in the lead up to Comic Relief day. Parents were then invited in to school for a coffee morning to enjoy a drink and cake whilst catching up with other parents.
The coffee morning was a huge success and those donations along with the non-school uniform donations meant that we raised £100.67. Thank you.
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.
Journey to Bethlehem
As a school we worked together to create an Advent Calendar display telling the Christmas story.
A Little Bird Told Me
The children at Ravensmere put on a brilliant production of 'A Little Bird Told Me'. They did a brilliant job of learning their lines and singing the songs beautifully. Well done everyone!
Firework Share - November 2018
The children had a fantastic morning making a range of firework crafts. They enjoyed Catherine Wheel making, cookie decorating, making sparklers, building rockets and writing firework poems. Thank you so much to everyone who came along to join in with the fun!
Trip to Clinks Farm - 10th October 2018
The whole school enjoyed a brilliant day out at the farm. The children experienced feeding the animals, picking apples and even got to sit in the tractor. This trip enabled the children to experience first hand how their food is grown and the process that it goes through before it appears on their plate.
Sports Day - June 2018
The children at Ravensmere took part in their Sports Day on Thursday 28th June. They competed in team and individual races.
A big thank you to all the parents who were able to come and support their children.
Also a big thank you to the Friends of Ravensmere Infant School for supplying ice -cream at the end of the day.
More Chicks - May 2018
At the end of May we were lucky enough to have more chicks in school! The children really enjoyed watching the chicks hatch and grow while they were here!
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!