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  • Green Fingered Geniuses

    Published 09/03/22

    Ranelagh primary has been give then accolade of a level 3 achievement in the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society ) School Gardening awards. Learning outside the classroom walls is incredibly important to Ranelagh. Giving the children memorable and meaningful experiences  ​is essential to allow the children to 'be the best that they can be'.  A huge congratulation to our lead gardeners and to our remarkable Ranelagh gardener, Miss Catherine . Miss Catherine ran a gardening club to show the children what they need to do to maintain a beautiful and inspiring gardening. At playtime and lunch time the children enjoy making sure the garden is weeded. Watered and dead-headed. Ranelagh cannot wait for the fist burst of Spring.

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  • Fairplay House - Year 5 and Year 6 Loved It

    Published 08/02/22

    Below are some picture of the children at  Fairplay House having fun and taking part in a number of activities. 

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  • “Don’t be a bystander. Speak out when you see injustice and fight for a better world.”

    Published 27/01/22


    “Don’t be a bystander. Speak out when you see injustice and fight for a better world.” This was the powerful message delivered to year 6 this week by Holocaust survivor Mala Tribich during our live webinar with her and author Tom Palmer as part of an event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The children were enthralled as Mala recalled her experience of the German invasion of Poland and her eventual transportation by a cattle truck to the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, where she lived in appalling conditions until the camp was liberated by the British army. 

    Through reading Hitler’s Canary by Sandi Toksvig in class, the children were able to draw comparisons between the lives of the fictional characters in the book and the treatment of Mala Tribich. One year 6 child remarked, “It is important that we learn about this event so that the people that lost their lives are remembered and to make sure that nothing like it ever happens again in the world.”

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  • Winter Raffle - Winner Smiles

    Published 16/12/21


    On Friday 10th December, the whole Ranelagh community came together for the Virtual Winter Raffle. Mrs Lawrenson hosted the event whilst Miss Welburn drew the tickets from the special Winter Bucket. Mrs Sheikh, who organised the whole event, was the resident Christmas Joke teller, entertaining the audience that tuned in for this wonderful occasion.

    Of course, it goes without saying a huge thanks for the whole of our wonderful PTA for their support in this great event and all the amazing support throughout the last year. As you can see from the photos , the children and families were over the moon.

    The prize -a luxury hamper ; one for each year group.

    The hamper comprised of generous donations from local businesses. Thanks to East London Business Association;

    Morrisons Stratford; Governor AJ for prizes and local shops on Plaistow High street.









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  • Year 4's Wormery Lesson

    Published 06/12/21

    Children in year 4 enjoyed a special wormery  lesson in their edible garden area. 

    Children were excited learning about worms and their habitats . They had a chance to hold worms and learned about what foods they ate to make compost !

    Eddie said “Wow, they are so small but clever as they make compost for us .“  Sophia added “I can’t believe they eat paper!”

    In the class quiz, children sorted pictures of things the worms ate and answered questions about their habitats .



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  • Call To Action - Ranelagh's Action Project

    Published 16/11/21

    Ranelagh's Action Project Newsletter

    Each Year, children at Ranelagh are taught and learn how to be active citizen for change. The first term in Autumn is Ranelagh's Action Project - they learn geography and PSHCE skills through art music and dance, and they learn how to actively support current community or global issues. Have look at the remarkable activities they have created to show you how to take care of our planet. 

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  • A minute's silence for Armistice Day

    Published 11/11/21


    The whole of Ranelagh fell silent for a minute at 11 o'clock on the 11th November.

    They bowed their heads and reflected on the amazing sacrifices people have made for our freedom.


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  • Support Your Child's Learning At Home - Free courses

    Published 09/11/21

    Please find Ranelagh's Community Events for the Autumn term.

    Please come along to our special Workshops at Ranelagh Primary ( Napier Lodge)  so you can help your child at home. For more information,  Please call Mrs Sheikh or call 07738 414464 or email

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  • Year 6 talk to top author Sharna Jackson.

    Published 14/10/21

    ​Year 6 children at Ranelagh were incredibly excited to take part in a live zoom Q&A session with Sharna Jackson, the author of their current reading book 'High-Rise Mystery' as part of Newham's Black History Month events. The children are about to begin writing their own mystery stories inspired by the story so were fascinated to hear about the author's writing process as well as pick up some brilliant tips about writing the murder mystery genre. 

    Many children asked questions throughout the session. Arian in 6T5 asked if Sharna ever had second thoughts or doubted herself before the release of her first book and received an extremely insightful response from her. 

    "I was excited when my question was chosen and really liked what Sharna said about believing in ourselves and not letting second thoughts and doubts stop us from taking opportunities."​

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  • Reception Admission for September 2022 Entry

    Published 05/10/21

    For all children born from 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2022 entry. 
    National closing date for on time reception applications 15 January 2022
    National offer date for on time reception applicants 19 April 2022

    Click Link fot eAdmissions website
    Come and chat to the EYFS team at Ranelagh and see our wonderful provision.

    Reception Open Day- Virtual
    Wednesday, 13 October · 3:30 – 4:30pm
    Google Meet:

    Reception Open Day -Virtual
    Friday, 15 October · 9:00 – 10:00am
    Google Meet:

    After school tour of the setting
    Tuesday 19th October 3:30-4:3

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  • Ranelagh is a Forest School

    Published 30/09/21

    There is no getting away from the fact that Ranelagh is situated in an urban area. Natural spaces are few and far between. This is why we make sure that the children at Ranelagh have the opportunity to learn in and from nature. This term, Year 6 and Year 2 will be travelling to West Ham Park to immerse themselves in the natural world.


    As you can see from the photographs, the children thoroughly enjoying themselves learning in the natural environment.

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  • Return to School September 2021

    Published 01/09/21

    We are looking forward to your child returning on Thursday 2nd September 2021.  As you may know, the government guidelines have changed for educational settings. The link can be found here What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges

    At Ranelagh we have updated the risk assessment which you can receive if you contact the office. 

    Remember: School begins at 8.55am and ends at 3.00pm — from Friday your child will walk into the building from 8.40 am.

    How will I drop off and collect my child ?

    Year Group



      Nursery Playground


     Reception Playground

    Year 1 and Year 2

         Year 1 Playground

    Years 3,4,5 and 6

         KS2 Playground

    If your child is in Year 5 or Year 6, and you want your child to walk home alone, please fill in this Year 5 or Year 6 Home Alone 

    How will you limit the risk of infection for my child ?

    Hygiene protocols will remain in place.

    • Children will wash their hands at the start of the day and when they return from the playground and before lunch. 

    • There will be a cleaner during the day to clean communal surfaces, toilets and classrooms.

    • Windows will be open for good ventilation - your child needs to bring a jumper to school.

    • Outdoor learning will continue, please make sure your child brings a jumper or coat.

    I don’t feel comfortable about sending my child to school. Do they have to attend?

    Ranelagh is looking forward to welcoming your child back to school and have taken precautions to ensure the school environment is as safe as possible. However, we understand that some parents, for a variety of reasons, may still be anxious about this. Please ring the school, and we can have a member of our admissions team talk to you.If you do not send your child in, you may well be fined at this time.

    What happens if my child gets symptoms?

    Please keep your child off school and take a PCR test. 

    What happens if a person in my household gets symptoms and tests positive?

    Your child can still come to school, but it is strongly advised that your child gets a PCR test.

    What happens if another child in my child’s class gets symptoms and tests positive?

    Your child can come to school, but it is strongly advised that your child gets a PCR test.

    Will my child be able to learn at home if they are feeling well but need to isolate? 

    Yes, there will be learning provided on Google Classroom for your child and a paper copy of a CGP exercise book. 

    Does my child have to wear a school uniform?

    Yes, but when it is their PE day, they can wear their PE kit.

    Will my child still be in a bubble?

    No, they will be able to mix with their class during learning time and other year groups during play times.

    Will I be able to talk to my child's class teacher?

    Yes, teachers will be available at the end of the day, or you can talk to a member of staff in the playground, and they will contact the teacher.

    We look forward to seeing you all, if you have any further questions do not hesitate to get in touch via email, or telephone 0208 5344364. We will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible.


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