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Woodland animals

Date: 19th Oct 2018 @ 6:20am

Today the children have been looking after Miss Fowler’s woodland animals. They have been building houses for them and keeping them safe and warm. 

The sound collector has been to year 1!

Date: 18th Oct 2018 @ 8:15pm

The sound collector has been to year 1 and has stolen lots of our sounds! 

He threw away a poem as he was running away because he doesn't like poems. We have been really worried that the sound collector might steal more sounds from our school so we have decided to make a poem so our sounds are safe. Here are a few lines that we have written from our very own independent poems...


The dripping of the glistening raindrops

The stamping of the smelly feet

The chatting of the noisy children

The flushing of the dirty toilet

The barking of the loud dog

The banging of the heavy door








We have also been saving our big numbers from the sound collector (he likes stealing those too)

We have been collecting part whole models and making them into addition number sentences.




We hope we have done enough now to save our numbers and sounds from the sound collector! 

Keep reading our blog to find out!

Autumn walks

Date: 18th Oct 2018 @ 5:57pm

This week the Nursery children have been around the school grounds on an Autumn walk. They have enjoyed looking for the different signs of Autumn and talking about it with their friends. 

Half term

Date: 18th Oct 2018 @ 10:46am

We are so impressed by all the children this half term because you have worked with such focus and enthusiasm. Tomorrow is our last school day before half term.We hope you have a safe and relaxing holiday and we will see you on Tuesday 30th October.

Visiting the library

Date: 16th Oct 2018 @ 10:13pm

We have been visiting the library in our key worker groups. We have walked sensibly through the school, followed the library rules and looked at different books. We have been making sure we are holding the book the correct way around, turning the pages carefully and looking at the pictures to help us to tell the story. 

Quarry Bank Mill!

Date: 12th Oct 2018 @ 10:09am

We had such a brilliant visit to Quarry Bank Mill at the end of September. We learned so much about what it would have been like to work in a cotton mill, and it was an amazing opportunity to immerse ourselves in the atmosphere, dress up and do some role play. It's helped us be better historians and better writers back at school too!

Canopic Jars

Date: 11th Oct 2018 @ 10:31am

We have been researching, designing and creating canopic jars. Here are some of the ideas we collected.

Our first weeks in Nursery!

Date: 19th Sep 2018 @ 8:56pm

We have had a fantastic first few weeks at Nursery! We have been exploring our indoor and outdoor classrooms, having our lunch in the hall and best of all, we have been getting messy!! Take a look at the fun we have had! 



Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:49pm

Welcome to our new EAL blog. Watch this space for our latest EAL news!

Summer performance 2017

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:49pm

We are busy practising our performance skills for our summer production ,’Through the Decades at Ravensbury’. We are looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday 12th July for the show !

Welcome back!

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:49pm

We are looking forward to starting a new school year at Ravensbury. We have lots of exciting things planned and can’t wait to get stuck in!

Miss Smith & Mrs Harriott

What did you do during the holidays?

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:48pm

This week we got to play a game where you had to say what you did during the holidays using the past simple. We played four-in-a-row. Well done to all our players!

Describing foods

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:46pm

This week, we tasted different foods to help us think of words to use in our descriptive writing. Some foods were sour, some were salty, some were bitter and some were sweet. The Marmite smelt very strong so we only tasted a little bit of it. Our favourite foods were sugar and lime – delicious!

Reading and building sentences

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:46pm

We have recently been working on reading and building sentences with pictures and high frequency words.

We read the sentence on the board and found the words/pictures in the tray…

…then we put them in the right order…

…next we brought the sentence over to check…

…and finally we checked our skills against the success criteria!

We did some good looking, good pointing, saying what you see and going back to check. Great job!

Year 6 explore the Blitz!

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:44pm

This week, Year 6 have been reviewing their understanding about the Blitz.

First we looked and some pictures and had a discussion about what we think happened. We were able to use and practise our pronunciation of some new vocabulary, such as “Luftwaffe” and “Anderson shelter”.

We also matched some pictures and captions to consolidate our knowledge.

We did it! Well done, Year 6!

Do you know what the “Luftwaffe” was? Ask a Year 6 student!

Exploring the features of a newspaper article

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:44pm

This week Y6 have been exploring the features needed to write their own newspaper article. What do you think they found out?

Year 2 counting syllables and segmenting

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:42pm

Quick Quiz (answers at the bottom!)

1. Can you count the syllables in the word “alligator”? 

2. Can you segment the word “frog”?

This week, Year 2 started working on animals in preparation for next term’s topic.

First, we counted the number of syllables on our fingers…

…or by clapping…

…and then we sorted the animal names into syllable groups.

We even fed the “box monster” some animals. Sometimes the box monster wanted 2-syllable animal names and sometimes it wanted 3-syllable animal names. What a hungry box monster!

Later in the week, we segmented the animal names by moving our hands to help us with our spelling.

Super work, Year 2! 


alligator = 4 syllables (a-lli-ga-tor)

frog= f-r-o-g

Happy holidays!

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:41pm

Mrs Harriott and Miss Smith hope you have a safe and restful winter break. We look forward to seeing you in January 2018!

Happy New Year!

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:41pm

We have got some exciting learning planned for the start of 2018 including a workshop for parents !

Watch this space for further details…

EAL Parent Coffee Morning

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:40pm

Mrs Harriott and Miss Smith are pleased to announce the first EAL parent coffee morning!

Date: Wednesday 17th January 2018

Time: 9:00-9:30am

Place: Ravensbury Community Room

We are excited to meet you all! 

Tudor vocabulary practice

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 1:59pm

This week, Year 4 have been reading a text about the Tudors called “Under the Rose”. There were lots of difficult words! First, we circled the words we didn’t understand, then we annotated them by writing notes about what they mean. Finally, we made a matching game to help us practise the new words. Super ideas, Year 4!

Happy Holidays!

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 1:57pm

We hope you have an enjoyable and restful half term holiday, and everyone celebrating Chinese New Year  has a wonderful time!  We are looking forward to seeing you back on Monday 26th February.

World Book Day

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 1:56pm

We enjoyed seeing everyone dressed in their favourite book character’s costume today. Can you guess who we were?

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