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  • British Science Week at Ranby House

    Published 16/03/23

    This British Science Week, children up and down the country will be exploring the wonders of science, with the theme being 'connections'.

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  • Our Planet: The One Place We All Call Home

    Published 06/03/23

    "Nature is full of thrilling stories. And be prepared to add your own, because you will be among the next characters who can, if they wish, tell the most extraordinary story of all - how human beings in the twenty-first century came to their senses and started to protect Planet Earth and all the other wonderful forms of life with which we share it."

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  • Year 2 takes on Pony Winter Finals

    Published 26/04/22

    Last week Anya, Year 2, headed to Southview Equestrian for the Pony Winter Finals. Anya is no stranger to these competitions with many fantastic successes already. However, with it being such an esteemed competition, Anya was just delighted to have qualified.

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  • Pirates Versus Mermaids: A magical performance full of humour and heart

    Published 28/03/22

    First stop, Ranby House PAC, Retford. Next, the Royal Opera House, London. The whole country needs to see Ranby House’s latest arrr-mazing performance, Pirates Versus Mermaids. This show is jam-packed with piratical puns and mermaid merrymaking, all artfully pulled off by our Year 3 and 4 pupils.

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  • British Science Week at Ranby House

    Published 18/03/22

    The theme for this year’s British Science Week was Growth. Science is an integral part of the curriculum at Ranby, but for this special week, Mrs Sullivan wanted the children to experience something a little different, so chose two activities that would promote curiosity, develop collaborative skills and encourage some cross curricular learning.

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  • Miss Parnell: Welcome to our EYFS Team

    Published 25/02/22

    With interest across both Worksop College and Ranby House growing rapidly, we are thrilled to have Sophie Parnell join our fantastic EYFS team in the Nursery! At the end of her first week at Ranby House, we caught up with Miss Parnell to find out how she was feeling about her new start.

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  • Chinese New Year at Ranby House

    Published 08/02/22

    Last Tuesday was Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year; the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. Here at Ranby House we had a wonderful celebration with Mrs Ma hosting a variety of Chinese activities. 

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  • New Year, New Walk!

    Published 28/01/22

    For so many of us, as we go into a new year, we pledge to spend less time in front of the television, and more time in the great outdoors! Here at Ranby House, we are set amongst sixty acres of beautiful North Notts Woodland - the perfect setting for a winter woodland walk. Here are just a few reasons why these walks are so beneficial, for not only us, but our little ones too.

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  • Worksop Swimmers Clean Sweep

    Published 18/01/22

    Last Saturday, swimmers from Worksop College and Ranby House attained some great results at Nottinghamshire County Swimming Championships. Head of Swimming, Mr Franse, told us, "Worksop College and Ranby House were well represented and all swimmers swam very well. Good luck to all swimmers in their training as they prepare for the next County Gala in three weeks time." 

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  • Muck, Mess and Mixture with Year 2

    Published 11/01/22

    The Year 2 children had an exciting morning of Science experiments to kick start their new Imaginative Learning Project (ILP) called Muck, Mess and Mixtures! The children worked in small groups and took part in a carousel of four messy and mucky Science experiments, designed to help develop their practical skills and increase their curiosity, as they explored what happens when they mixed things together.

    The first station was Mixing Colours. The children had to carefully pour coloured water in to test tubes and mix them together, as they tried to predict what colours they might get.

    The next station was Fizzy Colours. Here they added drops of coloured vinegar (acid) to a plate of baking soda (alkali). The two chemicals reacted to form a gas that caused the drops to fizz and roll about, much to the children’s delight!

    The third station was Rainbow Colour Mixing where the children added drops of food colouring to a large plate of milk. They then carefully added a tiny drop of washing up liquid and watched in amazement as the colours started moving about, as if by magic, across the plate.

    The final station was Making Sherbet Powder. Here the children mixed a few simple ingredients together with some baking soda and citric acid powder to make some “zingy” strawberry and orange sherbet which they really enjoyed!

    Mrs Sullivan said “The morning was an exciting scientific success, as the children (and staff!) thoroughly enjoyed themselves, mixing and making a mess”.

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  • Worksop and Ranby Christmas Round-Up

    Published 17/12/21

    Although Covid-19 may have altered our usual traditions slightly, Worksop College and Ranby House still managed to pack the final weeks of term with Christmas joy and festive cheer. From our Kindergarten posting letters to Father Christmas, to our Year 13s performing their last ever House song, festivity was celebrated to its fullest by the entire school. In the name of Christmas, we hope to spread some festive cheer by sharing the events of the final days of term.

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  • Successful Swim for Worksop College and Ranby House

    Published 06/12/21

    The ISA National Swimming Finals, which took place on 28th November, saw a strong Worksop College and Ranby House team help the Midlands to a second placed finish. We were just out-swam by London West, who won the gala with 466 points, with Midlands comfortably in second place with 400.

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