Visiting authors

Visiting Authors at Ravenor Primary School

Children’s author – John Dougherty is coming to Ravenor on Tuesday 26th February 2019.

John Dougherty books for sale from Monday 11th February 2019.

Parents are invited to a special presentation by the children’s author on Tuesday 26th February 2019 at 9:10am – Meadow Hall


Michael Rosen

On Thursday 29th November, children’s author and poet- Michael Rosen- visited Ravenor. He wowed our children, from FS2 to Y6, with his very entertaining performances. Following on from his visit we held a very successful Poetry Week, during which the children learned to write and perform like a poet. Please enjoy reading some of our class poems below-

Ravenor’s Poetry Book Cover

Alder Class- The Battlefield

Apple Class- School is Ours

Ash Class- Down Behind the Dustbin

Cherry Class- School is Ours

Field Maple Class- Down Behind the Dustbin

Hawthorn Class – Ravenor’s Wonderful 5 Values

Holly Class – What’s in Your Bag

Horse Chestnut Class – Down Behind the Dustbin

Lime Class- The Battlefield

Mulberry Class- Please Do This

Pine Class – What’s in Your Bag

Poplar Class – What’s in Your Bag

Silver Birch- School is Ours

Sycamore Class- Please

The Aspen Class Rap

The Elm Class Rap

The Oak Class Rap

Willow Class- The Battlefield





Anne Fine

On Tuesday 20th February 2018, we were joined by the award-winning author, Anne Fine.  She has written over 50 children’s books and these have led her to win numerous awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year Award, the Smarties Prize and she became Children’s Laureate in 2001. Throughout the day, she presented three workshops to different phases of the school, where she entertained the children with her stories. A small group of children had lunch with her and one of these children, Elija, in Year 5, said ‘It was a breath-taking experience to sit and have lunch with such a famous author. Talking to her has inspired me to write a book, myself.’

During her visit, she also opened up the KS1 library and we have a plaque in there to remember this special day. Throughout the day, Anne was also very busy signing over a hundred books for children across the school. Overall, the visit was a success. We hope you enjoy reading some of Anne’s books.

Jeremy Strong

Jeremy Strong, a well-known children’s author, visited Ravenor Primary School on Tuesday 21st February 2017. During his visit, he ran 3 different workshops, for different phases of the school, throughout the day. The children were very impressed with the fact that he has written 106 books to date and they were privileged to hear him reading an extract from one of his books. Jeremy also signed over 175 books for children across the school. At lunchtime, he opened up our school library. All of the children at Ravenor had a wonderful experience meeting a published author and we hope to be able to invite another author to our school in the near future.