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Funny old week

Date: 29th Mar 2020 @ 11:53am


Hi everyone,

Last week school was closed to the vast majotiy of our pupils and it was really strange. The building just          didn't seem the same. It is true what people say that a building is only a shell made of bricks and mortar            and it is the people in it who make it a special place. How true they are! .

I know it must be really strange for you too doing your learning at home but you are doing a brilliant job. I've missed each and everyone of you but I have loved reading about what you have been up to on twitter and your teachers have been giving me daily updates about all of your amazing learning. I've loved seeing pictures of the things you've being doing; painting rocks, baking, doing yoga and reading outside so keep send them.

Hopefully if everybody does what they have been asked to do and stay at home, it won't be too long before we are back in school but until then keep checking the school website and your class blog page. Your teachers are putting on lots of activities and messages to keep you busy. Mrs McAffer is setting a weekly art challenge, last weeks challenge was about Magpies; well done Melissa I loved your picture.

I am sending a great big thank you to all your grown ups who are helping you with your learning, it isn't easy for them too so make sure you do what they ask. Remember it is difficult for every one but we need to do this to make sure everyone stays safe.

Remember we are always only a phone call or email message away!

Take care and stay safe

Mrs Hughes


Last week

Date: 22nd Mar 2020 @ 4:24pm

Hi every,

I hope you are all looking after each other and keeping yourselves safe.

Last week was a very strange and emotional time for all of us. I can honestly say that I don't think I have ever had a more difficult week in all the years I have been teaching. Friday wasn't like any ordinary Friday because we are not sure when we will see each other again, fingers crossed it won't be too long before we are all back in school together. The most important thing at the moment is that we keep ourseleves safe and if the grownups tell us that this is what we need to do, then we need to follow their advice. It hasn't been an easy decision to make.

Many of you were worried and had lots of questions which we didn't know the answers to, we might never will. But it's ok to feel lworried and anxious but you won't always feel like this.I know that you all wanted to stay in school, we wanted you to stay in school too but not to worry you have lots of lovely home learning to complete. Remember to tweet us and send pictures and messages to your yeargroup email. We can't wait to see how you're getting on! Your teachers will post messages and activities on the class blog so keep checking in.

A special message for children in the Nursery. I have put the rainbow you made me in my window at home and everyone who has seen has given me a big smile. Here it is! 


Thank you for all the kind words and messages of support we have received from parents last week. They were very much appreciated in what was a difficult week.

We will send updates on twitter, via the school website, by text message and email. 

Take care and look after yourself.

Best wishes,

Mrs Hughes


Next week I'm going to be...

Date: 8th Mar 2020 @ 12:49pm

What an exciting week we have had!

On Monday we were rockstars!

Mrs Ranyard launched our new TT Rockstars programme in assembly. Malachai is already a TT Rock Hero who can answer times table questions in one second or less. How amazing is that!!!!! Mrs Hodges is a Wannabee rock star but don't worry she is practising really hard to improve her rock speed. You can do it Mrs Hodges!



On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day and we dressed up as characters from our favourite traditional stories.

Mrs Thewlis dressed up as the Queen of Hearts.

The upper key stage 2 team dressed up as character from The Three Little Pigs. They even acted out the story for us. Who knows we may see them on Britains Got Talent next year.

The children's costumes were fantastic. We had wolves, bears, princesses, Mary Poppins, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and we even had Hansel and Gretel. 

Half term holiday

Date: 25th Feb 2020 @ 9:36am

Congratulations to all those children who attended the behaviour treat on Friday. They had great fun building usings lots of different construction kits. I think lego is still my favourite!

Congratulations to Fire on winning the house treat this half term, they enjoyed themselves at the Valentine's disco.

Have a wonderful half term and we'll see you all on Monday 24th February!

So Proud!

Date: 7th Feb 2020 @ 4:51pm

This week I received an email form Darren at Southport Eco centre about our year 3 pupils who visited on Wednesday. Read what he had to say;

"Dear Mrs Hughes,

I am writing following the visit from your Year 3 classes here at the Eco Centre today. It was an absolute delight to meet and deliver our stone age topic to your children!

Behaviour and attitude to learning was first rate throughout the entire day and it was lovely to see them so supportive of each other throughout all the activities. Also a special call out to your staff who clearly have an excellent relationship with all the children and got as stuck into the activities as they did, fantastic ambassadors for your school and your wider school community.

Your school is welcome back here anytime :)"

I just wanted to share this with you as I am so proud of them.

Well done and thank you year 3!

Words, words, words

Date: 31st Jan 2020 @ 6:57pm

It was lovely to see so many parents at the vocabulary workshop in Reception this afternoon.

The children used their phonic knowledge to read words, some words were really tricky but they didn't give up. Everyone deserved their smelly stickers (even the grownups!).

Busy, busy, busy!!! ðŸĪŠ

Date: 24th Jan 2020 @ 7:21pm

We have had such an busy week 🐝🐝🐝

First we celebrated the amazing pieces of holiday homework made by the children. There were some fantastic  creative masterpieces. Year 5 were visited by the Greeks, year 2 painted plates to celebrate Chinese New Year and Nursery made a Chinese dragon.

Kyro wants a memories page on the school website. What a great idea!

I wonder what memories we will make next week???? 

Happy New Year

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 5:23pm

Happy New Year!

Welcome to a new decade

This year we are going to be making lots of memories. Every week each class will add a memory to the memories box and at the end of the year we will have a look back at them.

Parent's Evening

Date: 6th Dec 2019 @ 7:04am

It was lovely to see so many of you at Parent's Evening this week. It is always great to hear how much you enjoyed looking through your child's work and how proud you are of them.

Don't worry if you didn't get chance to attend, speak to your child's teacher and they will arrange an appointment for you to see them. 

I look forward to seeing you all next week at our Christamas celebrations.

Mrs Hughes

Christmas Fair

Date: 28th Nov 2019 @ 7:56pm

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Christmas Fair tomorrow. 

Ho! Ho! Ho!  🎅

Back to school

Date: 7th Jun 2019 @ 5:07pm

Can you believe we have been back in school a week???????? This year is flying by so quickly. Summer 2 is one of my favourite times of the school year as I get to read all about the fantastic things the children have been learning.  The teachers are busy writing the children's end of year reports which will be sent home on Friday 19th July.

The children have had class photographs taken this week. We have also had some new photographs taken for the school website, we will let you know when they are on the website.

Year 4 have been practicing hard for the multiplication tables check which they will take this month.

I can't wait till next week when I can see all the amazing pieces of holiday homework, I wonder what fantastic creations the children will come up with this time!

So Proud!

Date: 17th May 2019 @ 4:15pm

Well done Year 6!

The determination and resilience you have shown this week during your SATs has been remarkable. You should be very proud of yourselves!

Have a good  rest this weekend and we'll see you all on Monday.

Busy, busy, busy!

Date: 5th Apr 2019 @ 11:53am



What a busy week we have had!

On Tuesday we had the Easter Bonnet Parade and the Easter Craft Competition, it was lovely to see so many parents coming to support the events. I haven't forgotten that we said we would do an Easter Bonnet Parade for parents next year!

As part of there Connected Curriculum topic the children in Y4 organised a cake sale to raise money for Water Aid and Y5 organised an art auction to raise money for Refugee Action.

Today we had three assemblies to celebrate outstanding attendance. Any child who had 98% attendance or above presented their grownup with a certificate to say thank you for getting them to school every day.

I can't believe we are nearly in the Summer term, this year is flying by.

Have a lovely Easter and we will see you all on 23rd April.


Parents Evening

Date: 27th Mar 2019 @ 5:13pm

It was lovely to see so many of you at Parent's evening last week. Don't worry if you didnt manage to make it, we will be in touch to arrange an appointment with you. Josie Elson, Chair of Governors, was delighted to talk to so many of you about your child's learning, she felt that the children took their learning seriously and that they were very proud of what they had achieved.

I look forward to seeing you at the Coffee and Cake meeting next week where we will talk about Assessment for Learning (AfL).

School Nurse

Date: 22nd Jan 2019 @ 4:19pm

    It was lovely to see so many of you at the meet and greet session with the new school nurse this morning.

Remember Laura will be here every Tuesday morning from 8.30-9.30am to discuss any concerns you might have about your child’s health. If you would like to make an appointment to see her please speak to Mrs Roberts.

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

Date: 16th Dec 2018 @ 1:15pm

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

What an amazing week we had last week!

Who needs the X factor!!!!!!! The very talented children of Ravensbury entertained us with their singing, acting and performing. EYFS and KS1 children reminded us of the true meaning of Christmas with their renditions of the Nativity story and KS2 braved the cold to entertain everyone with their Christmas songs (it would have been even more Christmassy if we had managed to get the snow machine to work - sorry crying). The samba band, steel pans and choir put on a musical showcase to share some of the things they had been working on in there after school clubs.

The children enjoyed Christmas dinner on Wednesday. The dining room had been transformed into a magical grotto. The look on the children's faces as they entered the dining room was priceless.

Thank you to everyone who came to the Christmas celebraions, your support is very much appreciated.

Best wishes for Christmas and 2019!

Christmas Fair Frenzy

Date: 3rd Dec 2018 @ 10:07pm




Thank you for all your kind donations. We have been inundated with chocolate and toys for the Christmas Fair.

I look forward seeing you all at the Christmas Fair on Friday 7th December!


Parents Evening

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 4:17pm


It was lovely to see so many of you at parents evening this week. It was a fantasitc opportunity for you to find out how hard the children have been working this term and to see the fantasic work that they have been doing.

Thank you for all the lovely positive comments you shared with our Govenor Karen Jarmany.

Congratulations to all those children who have been seleceted to represent their class on the school council. We are all really proud of them.



Year 6 mathemagicians!

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 5:18pm

My first ever blog. Watch this space for my weekly update.


What an amazing afternoon I have had today teaching maths in year 6.

The children worked really hard to secure their understanding  of negative numbers.

I wonder what we will succeed at next week????????????

‘We create, We explore,

We care, We soar’


Ravensbury Community School

Tartan StreetClayton M11 4EG

Maureen Hughes | Headteacher

Jo Wendt | SENCO

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