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Date: 21st Jul 2021 @ 11:31pm

Goodbye Year 6! We will miss you!

Good luck at high school!

We hope you enjoy watching these goodbye messages and some memories of your time at Ravensbury!






Summer holidays!

Date: 21st Jul 2021 @ 2:07pm

We have come to the end of a very eventful year and we hope you and your family have a relaxing and safe summer holiday. 

We are sad to be saying good bye to Mrs Glover who will be leaving us this summer. We wish her all the very best for her next venture and will miss her in the EAL department. 

Happy holidays! 

See you in September.

African animal dance

Date: 18th Jul 2021 @ 10:03pm

This half term in one of our PE lessons we have been working on a dance sequence linked to our topic work and science work all about African animals. Over the last few weeks we have thought about how animals move in the African Savannah and used the space available to think of some animal movements. We then worked in a small group and put these movements together into a short dance sequence to the rhythm of 8 beats. 

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The Viking Longship Challenge!

Date: 18th Jul 2021 @ 7:21pm

This week, Year 4 worked extremely hard at completing the Viking Longship Challenge!

They began by creating and testing different pulley systems, before exploring which materials floated well. They then used cardboard to create their own Viking Longships, and was able to use their knowledge of pulleys, to make the flag open and close.

Next week, we will test how strong they really are. 

Toro Toro!

Date: 15th Jul 2021 @ 8:42am

In Y5 , we have been looking at the language of bull fighting as part of the Connected Curriculum and English work on Spain. We have used graphic organisers to structure our sentences.

Refugee Week

Date: 11th Jul 2021 @ 11:36pm

We have been very busy creating poster for Refugee Week and placing them around the school to show our support for refugees. Have a look at our wonderful posters!


Creating African Animal silhouette pictures

Date: 11th Jul 2021 @ 12:50pm

This week we have continued our artistic skills and created the most beautiful African animal silhouette pictures!

We used watercolours to create a sunset background then carefully drew and cut out an African animal. Some children also included a tree, hill and another animal in their pictures too! 

Poesía taurina

Date: 11th Jul 2021 @ 11:52am

This week we have been focusing on writing our free-verse poems on bullfighting. Our reading sessions have been fantastic! We have been looking at figurative language and have made lots of connections between other texts that we have read such as the myths of ancient Greece.

When it came to writing, we have had fun creating a class poem as well everybody writing their own. We have experimented with writing from different perspectives and some of us are challenging ourselve from writing from the point of view of the matador. 

When these are finished, they will be increíble! 


Come on England!

Date: 11th Jul 2021 @ 6:53am

On Friday, Nursery had lots of fun showing their support for England, in preparation for the final today! Come on England!🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️

Super Learning in 4JB!

Date: 9th Jul 2021 @ 10:03pm

This week in 4JB the children have been using their creative skills to design thier own dragons for our Viking writing.They have produced some amazing work and descriptions!

We have also been doing lots of cheering... Come on England!!!!dragon pics.jpg

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Viking Day!

Date: 9th Jul 2021 @ 9:23pm

Today, 4CB embarked on a wonderful adventure!

We arrived to school, in our best Viking clothes, and competed in many invasion games. We raided Anglo-Saxon villages, created our own Viking shields and competed in some Viking warrior games.

We all had a lot of fun, and made excellent Vikings.

¡Juegos de ordenador españoles!

Date: 9th Jul 2021 @ 4:24pm


5HW love learning Spanish! They have asked for some online games to be made available so they can practice at home.

Have a look at the links below and aprendner un vocabulario nuevo 😀






It really is coming home !

Date: 9th Jul 2021 @ 2:41pm



Date: 9th Jul 2021 @ 1:51pm

In DT we have been designing and creating our own lighthouses. We researched designs and collected them. Next, we choose our final design and sketched it. We then painted the lighthouse. We used bulbs, wires, switches and batteries to create a circuit with a light. 


Silhouette Artwork

Date: 8th Jul 2021 @ 9:56pm

This week in our topic work we looked at different animals that can be found in Africa with a focus on animals that are in Kenya. We used some of our art skills using oil pastels to create a sunset background in an African Savannah. We used the technique of smudging to make it look like a real sunset. We then used black card to draw our animals and any other details such as trees, sunshine or the Savannah grasslands. Afterwards we cut out our shapes and glued them on to the sunset background. We were amazed by our creations and guessed each other's silhouette animal shapes! 

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Animals Parts

Date: 8th Jul 2021 @ 9:49pm

In our Science work this week we have been looking at the different categories of animals such as amphibians, mammals, reptiles, birds and fish. We have identified animals in each catergory and thought about the features of each animal. After that we discussed the different parts of an animal and how they all have different things that help them to survive. Some of the parts included tusks, tails, shells, fins and tentacles. We chose an animal from one of the categories and used our observational skills to draw the animal and label the different parts of that animal using the correct vocabulary. 

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African animals

Date: 8th Jul 2021 @ 2:27pm

Year One have been learning all about about Kenya so this week they have had fun naming all the African animals as well as telling me what colours they all are.


Preparing for the Olympics!

Date: 7th Jul 2021 @ 3:31pm

In PE this week we have been practising our athletic skills!

We used shot-puts and discus and practised our throwing technique.

Making Shadows

Date: 6th Jul 2021 @ 2:44pm

In science today, we explored creating shadows. We learnt a shadow is an area of darkness where light has been blocked off. Here are some of the shadows we created.


Home Learning

Date: 6th Jul 2021 @ 1:08pm

Hello Reception,

Here is the link to our home learning for any children who are learning at home. We miss you and we are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Have fun and be safe x


Rubbish Monsters!

Date: 5th Jul 2021 @ 8:09pm

As part of our topic 'Recycling' 2HR have been getting creative by reusing our waste products packagings to design, make and create our own 'Rubbish Monsters!' Take a look at our fantastic creations!

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Creating Massai Shields

Date: 4th Jul 2021 @ 6:39pm

Over the last 2 weeks we have been working with Mrs McCaffer our Art teacher. 

The children have explored different African patterns and used them to plan what they would draw on their African Massai shields. They used watercolours and thought really carefully about which colours they chose, where they would put the pattern on their shield and how to make the lines look thicker. 

They then decorated the edge of their shield by sewing with coloured wool. The children all showed great skill and concentration when completing these shields, I am so proud of them! 


Date: 4th Jul 2021 @ 6:36pm

To start our new story 'Mama Panya's Pancakes' we looked a picture from the story. We talked about what we could see in the picture and who the characters might be. We looked at the way they were standing or how the objects were positioned and recreated the picture with our bodies! Some children were Mama Panya, Adika or the dog, whilst some children were the trees, the houses or even the stool! All the children tried really hard to get into character and think about what the different characters might be saying, thinking ot doing. Well done everyone!

Making Arrays

Date: 4th Jul 2021 @ 6:31pm

We have been working really hard on our multiplication skills in year one. One of the ways that we have been making groups in by making an array. Last week we used cheerios to make array and this week we used stickers! We tried really hard to show the multiplication sum in the form of an array, making sure each sticker was in a square in our books. We all did fantastic learning and we loved using the stickers to do it! 

Rubbish Monsters

Date: 3rd Jul 2021 @ 8:26pm

This week in Year 2KW we have been learning about the importance of recycling. Miss Wolfenden kindly delved into her recycling bins and brought in cardboard, plastic and paper objects. We looked at the rubbish and sorted according to the material it was made from. We found out about what happens to recyclable materials after they have put in the bin and were surprised to find out that some toys were made from plastic that had been recycled!

We then used the rubbish to create rubbish monsters to play with at home. We realised how fun it is to use resources again and it costs nothing! Look at the monsters that we made!

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We all had so much fun! 

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