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7th June

What a fantatastic we have had, learning all about the country of Greece and tasting food from the country. We have tried olives, pitta bread, tzatziki, apricots, greek yoghiurt, honey, salad and feta cheese - wow!!

19th April

We began our summer term topic, 'All Around the World' yesterday by locating the countries in Central Asia and learning about the nomadic tribes and their love of storytelling in yurts.The children then went on to make flatbreads and taste other foods from the area including: humous, rice, raisins, dates, cous cous and mint tea. They were wonderful and loved trying the different tastes!

1st March 2017

What an exciting day we all had when the Partake Theatre Group visited school for our Viking day! We began by looking at Viking amour and weapons, before becoming Viking workers grinding grain to make flour, making Viking coil pots, spinning and weaving sheep's wool and making silver Viking jewellery to trade with. We then planned our very own Viking settlement and designed shields. Finally, the most exciting part... we became real Vikings and took part in a raid on a monastery - wow!!

6th January 2017

Welcome back and a Happy New Year to you all! The Year 3 children have had an exciting week beginning on Wednesday when they took part in activities based aroung Growth Mindset and the book Rosie Revere Engineer. These included a spaghetti and marshmallow tower challenge, a paper aeroplane challenge and designing a new machine. This was followed on Thursday by a dragon hunt in teh school woodland, led by Erik the Viking and Sven the Strong, as an introduction to their new topic, Incredible Invaders. An action packed and fun filled start to the term!

31st October 2016

The children had a fantastic time going back to the Victorian era when they visited the Black Country Museum before half-term. They experienced some very differnet lessons in a Victorian classroom and spent time exploring the Victorian shops. Best of all, they were all very brave when going into a dark Victorian mine! The children were wonderfully behaved and a pleasure be with. Thank you to them all and of course to the parent helpers who accompianied us on the visit. 

9th September 2016

Welcome back and we hope you had a great summer!

The Year 3 children have settled in fantastically well and have adapted to life in Key Stage 2 superbly - well done to you all. We began the year by getting to know each other and reminding ourselves how important it is to make sure we all have a Growth Mindset in school, to try our best and never give up. 

14th July 2016

We have had a great time in our Transition days, dressing up as Victorian children and finding out what kind of activities they did in school. We have played Victorian playground games, practised Copperplate handwriting and made Peg dolls. Thanks to all the parents who visited our new class on Wednesday afternoon, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

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School Prayer Competition

Thank you to all the children who took part in our New School Prayer Competition. The prayers were all beautiful and it was obvious how much thought and care had gone into writing them all. Congratulations to Sophie T who was the overall winner with this, our new school prayer:

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Sport Relief 2016

The children had a great day dressed in their sports gear/something red. Everyone took part in a World Record Attempt, dancing along to the Superman dance in the hall - it was great to see the children having so much fun. Each class then took part in a short sporting activity, run by Mr McBride. Thank you to all of the children for participating and for the donations we received which we will make sure reach Sports Relief.

Absences During School Term Time

The school will now adhere to the Nottinghamshire Code of Conduct for Penalty notices which covers two main areas: persistent absence and holidays during term time. Penalty notices may be issued for absences/holidays which meet the criteria set out in the Code of Conduct. Please refer to the letter and the Absence Policy on the School holiday Dates or Policies and Procedures page of the website for details.

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Sports Day

A huge thanks to all of the children who were absolutely fabulous at both sports days this year.

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Christmas RE Nativity Art Day

On Wednesday 14th December, the whole school took part in an Art day based around the Nativity story. Each year group worked on pieces of Art, representing a certain part of the story of Jesus' birth. Everyone had lots of fun and the Art work was fantastic!

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Church School Inspection Award

Mr Ian Griffiths from the Southwell Diocese joined us for our Achievement Assembly today to present the school with its award for being an ’Outstanding’ Church School. We were also joined by Governors, including Rev. Chris Rattenberry, who have supported the school in achieving this award.

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David Hill visit

​Paralympic athlete David Hill visited school on Monday 29th February to encourage the children in their sponsored sports event. He also gave an inspirational talk in assembly about being the best you can be!

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Football team win league!

Congratulations to the boys’ football team who won the Kirkby and District SFA this season. They played brilliantly as a team and won the majority of their matches by a significant number of goals. They received a trophy in recognition of their achievements which was presented in whole school assembly by Mr Dawes. Thank you to Mr Dawes for training them.

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MFL Food Tasting Day

The children have enjoyed learning about different countries including: Greece, France and Italy as well as tasting food from these countries.

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World Book Day

We all enjoyed celebrating World Book Day by dressing up as out favourite characters and sharing books with our parents, family and friends.

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Fantastic ‘What a Knight!’ performance by Year 5.

I would like to thank the pupils, teachers and support staff for treating their audiences to brilliant performances of "What a Knight!" last Thursday and Friday. The Year 5 children performed with such confidence, delivering their lines clearly and eloquently, with some great comic timing too.

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New Christian Values

The school has decided to reduce the number of Christian Values which we live by in school each day to five. These are God is Good, Wisdom, Hope, Community and Dignity and can be seen on the hand above.

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Latest News for Free Childcare Entitlement at Ravenshead C of E.

Latest News for Free Childcare Entitlement at Ravenshead C of E. (Including earlier start and up to 30 hours free entitlement).

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Growth Mindset Awards

Two incredibly special assemblies were held this week to recognise and reward the children that were picked from their class for demonstrating an excellent Growth Mindset. People with a Growth Mindset believe anyone can be good at anything, because your abilities are entirely due to your actions and if you persevere and work hard, you will achieve.

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World Book Day 2017

Thank you for sending the children to school in some amazing outfits! It was very difficult to pick the winning outfits however the winners!

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School Council Representitives

​Congratulations to our newly elected School Council Representatives!

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Welcome to Miss Beet!

We would all like to welcome Miss Beet, our new teacher in Year 6.

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Visit from Bishop

Today we welcomed tony Porter, Bishop of Sherwood, to the school. He visited as part of his ‘’Seed Scattering’ weekend in the Parish. His aim is to spread the Christian faith.

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Easter Egg Roll

The annual Easter Egg roll took place on Monday amidst much egg-citement! The winning child from each class with the furthest roll won an Easter egg, as did the winning teacher from each Keystage. Congratulations to the winners.

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Mini-Marathon

Thank you very much to all the parents, staff and governors that ran in the Robin Hood mini-marathon this year. Your support for the school is really appreciated.

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Doodle Day

​The whole school enjoyed our Doodle Day on Wednesday 29th March. Hare are some the class and overall winning doodles.

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Christmas Pantomimes

The children from KS1 and KS2 enjoying watching pantomimes on Tuesday 15th December.

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Sing-Up

Thank you to all of the parents who attended the Sing Up event at Joseph Whitaker this week.

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Thank Your Vicar Week

During Thank Your Vicar Week, just over £150 was raised on Wednesday for St. Luke’s charity who look after vicar’s well being.

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Easter Egg Roll

Egg Roll Winner: Joel H, Ashlee L, Oliver R, Louis K, Evan B, Alice M, James W, Lucas S, Thomas R, Matthew H, Harry P, Natalie S, Lily S, Tayla-Jae B and Isabelle B.

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Prokick Challenge

On Monday and Tuesday the children had fun taking their shots against the inflatable goal helping to raise money for the school.

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Outstanding SIAMS Report!

We are delighted and extremely proud to report that the school received an ‘OUTSTANDING’ Church School Inspection report. This is a credit to everyone at the school including staff, children,parents and governors.

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Robin Hood Mini-Marathon

Parents, children and staff had fun in the Robin Hood Mini-Marathon, all representing our school.

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Foundation Superheroes!

The school raised £339.19 for Children in Need on superhero day!