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News and Events

Mr Moody's China Expedition

During the week before half term, Mr Moody went on an expedition with other Nottinghamshire headteachers to China.  The purpose of the visit was to form a partnership with a school in China. There was opportunity to take in some of the sights in Shanghai and Ningbo, but the highlight of the visit was to Nanmen Primary School - which is now our sister school!

Time Capsule Complete

Thank you to Mr Simpson who has added the final finishing touches to our time capsule.  

Aside from the occasional cleaning and maintenance, it won't now be touched for another 50 years!

50th Anniversary Garden Party

 On Friday 30th June, the school community celebrated the 50th anniversary with a huge garden party.  There was go-karts, lazer tag, Punch & Judy, face painting and circus skills workshops.  The children also performed a 'flash mob' dancing along to hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and more modern music.

During the afternoon, a special time capsule (provided by One Site Laser) was buried by Mr Robin Wilson, Deputy Lieutenent of Nottinghamshire with instructions for it to be unearthed in 50 years' time!

(Thanks to Mr Cotton for some of the photographs below).

School Games - Bronze Award

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success at the bronze level.

Ranskill and Torworth Scarecrow Festival 2017

Over the weekend of 10th / 11th June, the annual scarecrow festival took place in Ranskill and Torworth.

Mr Moody was once again asked to judge the scarecrows along with Kate (a teacher from Doncaster).

There were over 50 entries, despite it being a rather wet and windy morning.  The judges found the task, as always, very difficult.

Click below to find out details of the shortlisted finalists along with the overall winners.

Finalists and Winners 2017

Scarecrow Photographs

World Book Day 2017

Children and staff got in to the spirit and dressed up as their favourite fictional characters.

Young Voice Concert - January 2017

Children across KS2 enjoyed performing at The Sheffield Arena for the 'Young Voices 2017'  We're hoping this is going to become an annual Ranskill tradition.

Below is a short clip, kindly produced by Mrs Haxby...

Christmas Fair 2016

Our thanks go to the Ranskill PTFA, Ranskill Nursery, volunteers from St Barnabas church and anybody else we have missed.  The event was very successful and we thank everybody who turned up.

A special mention goes to Jessica in Year 5 and her mum who made knitted decorations for sale.  She raised over £120 which was donated to the school!  Huge well done and our sincerest thanks.

Fair goers were treated to cake stalls, raffles, hot dogs, mulled wine and special performances from the Ranskill Primary Young Voices choir.

Below are some photographs from our photographer of the day Ms Charlton...


Year 6 Visit to Snozone

To celebrate completing their time in primary school, our Year 6 children enjoyed a visit to Snozone in Castleford.  Below are the photographs from the day (some are a bit blurry but then they were moving quite quickly!).

2016 Ranskill and Torworth Scarecrow Festival

Below are all of the entries that were judged in this year's village festival.  Over 90 scarecrows were judged and as you can see, the standard was very high.  The 2 judges (Mr Moody and HRH Queen Jo), whittled the entries down to a longlist of 20, then a shortlist of 10 before finally deciding on the top 3. 

The entries that made it on to the shortlist are shown in the slideshow below.

From the shortlist the final 3 were decided:

In 3rd place...

In 2nd place, from the Wilson family...

Congratulations go to Tina Kilby (Bradley's mum) from Ranskill who came up with this 'Worzel Gummidge and Aunt Sally' design - all handmade.

A Picnic fit for a Queen

On Friday 10th June, staff and children celebrated HRH Queen Elizabeth II 90th birthday by having a specially prepared picnic in the school grounds. The weather, although cloudy, was perfect for the event. The school playground was decorated with Union flags, Union flag bunting and bunting that the children made themselves.
The children spent the morning learning about the life of our our monarch before enjoying the festivities at lunchtime.

Scarecrow Making

Ranskill Primary School were joined on Wednesday 8th June by Rosie Langlands and Bev Fullwood in order to help them create a small army of scarecrows in prepartion for the Ranskill and Torworth Village festival. The children all had great fun stuffing straw into boiler suits in order to create scarecrow-esque masterpieces.  Each class followed a theme:
Class 1: The Scarecrow's Wedding
Class 2: Minions
Class 3: Star Wars
Class 4: Personal Heroes.
Every class made 6 scarecrows - 1 to enter the annual competition with the remaining 5 being placed on display in the village as part of a scarecrow trail.  The school are grateful to Bev Fullwood and the Village festival for organising funding which enabled the activity to take place.
Pictured below is the day as it unfolded!

Eggceptional Competition Winners

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year's competition.  Rev Bottley was our invited judge and she wanted to make it known that she found the choice very difficult.  Below are photographs of the winning entries / runners up from each class.