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Will it complete the circuit?

Date: 7th Dec 2018 @ 3:21pm

In science, we have been testing different materials to see whether they are conductors (let electricity flow through them) or insulators (don't let electricity flow through them).

Can you remember which of these materials were which?

Fraction Chatterboxes

Date: 7th Dec 2018 @ 3:17pm

We have been using chatterboxes to help us practice equivalent fractions and decimals.

Get some more practise in on this website:

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/3285

Painting Tower Bridge

Date: 7th Dec 2018 @ 3:13pm

We have been exploring complementary colours to create paintings of Tower Bridge. Can you spot which pairs of colours we used?

 

The Great British Wartime Bake Off!

Date: 6th Dec 2018 @ 11:16pm

Today there was a bustling ration queue as the children of Year 6 attempted to collect their meagre rations to make their wartime shortbread. They have this evening to use the limited amounts of flour, butter and sugar to  ollow the wartime recipe they have been given. Good luck Year 6! The Bake off competition winners will be announced tomorrow! 

Practising counting to 20

Date: 5th Dec 2018 @ 5:45pm

This week, one of our Y5 learners has worked so hard on counting to 20. Well done!

Year 4 Spring 1 Spellings

Date: 5th Dec 2018 @ 5:40pm

Here are the spellings for Spring 1 in Year 4. Spelling lists will be sent home at the beginning of the half term. Please practise the spellings for each week with your child at home using a range of strategies and tick the ones you used on the homework sheet.

Spellings will be tested on Fridays.

Week

Spelling rule

Year 3/4 word list

1

(doubling consonant)

cornered

fastened

beginning

gardening

preferred

enough

exercise

experience

experiment

extreme

 

2

(‘u’ makes a hard ‘g’)

guide

guitar

guarantee

guess

guilt

famous

favourite

February

forward

fruit

3

(‘chuh’ spelt ‘ture’)

mixture

moisture

nature

adventure

picture

grammar

group

heard

herd

heart

4

(homophones)

scene

seen

male

mail

ball

bawl

height

history

imagine

increase

5

(Prefixes ‘inter’ and ‘anti’)

interrupt

intercept

international

antidote

antihero

interest

island

knowledge

learn

length

6

(‘ian’ has a lot of jobs)

physician

optician

magician

politician

electrician

library

material

medicine

mention

minute

"TIME" to practise!

Date: 4th Dec 2018 @ 9:36pm

This week we are practising all aspects of telling and calculating with time.

What is analogue time? What is digital time? How do you read, say and use each type of time?

Use this Maths Frame game to practise all aspects of time. Remember to log in using our school password – check with your teacher if you have forgotten.

Click on the picture below:

 

 

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Date: 4th Dec 2018 @ 9:08pm

TRIP ANNOUNCEMENT!

We are very excited about our upcoming trip to Stockport air raid shelters on Friday 14th December. We have been researching all about the Blitz and how it affected major cities such as London and Manchester. We are looking forward to visiting a real life shelter and imagining what life was really like during the Second World War for the people of Manchester!  

Keep checking in for pics of our visit...

 

 

 

Fractions fractions fractions!

Date: 4th Dec 2018 @ 5:06pm

Can you solve the problem Year 5?!

 

 

What is an irreversible change?

Date: 4th Dec 2018 @ 4:56pm

Year 5 have been looking at making changes in science - which changes are reversable and which aren't? Click on the link below to watch an explanation, then apply your knowledge to a game!

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/z9brcwx

 

 

 

 

 

School council representative voting day

Date: 4th Dec 2018 @ 4:29pm

A couple of weeks ago, the whole school had the opportunity to vote for their class school council representative. Some children chose to prepare a speech at home, explaining why they would be a good choice. They had to remember what Mrs Ranyard told them in assembly about being a good listener and sticking to a project for the benefit of others.

After they delivered their speeches, the rest of the class had special ballot papers to choose the best person for the role. The downstairs meeting room was converted into a polling station, complete with private booths, just like adults use in real life!

Christmas Fair Frenzy

Date: 3rd Dec 2018 @ 10:07pm

                  

 

                      

Thank you for all your kind donations. We have been inundated with chocolate and toys for the Christmas Fair.

I look forward seeing you all at the Christmas Fair on Friday 7th December!

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Indian food tasting

Date: 30th Nov 2018 @ 1:00pm

We tasted lots of different Indian foods such as poppadoms, nan bread, vegetable samosas, mango chutney and mint and cucumber raita. We really enjoyed the poppadoms and mango chutney!

The seasons

Date: 30th Nov 2018 @ 12:42pm

This week Year 4 have been learning all about the seasons.

School Council

Date: 26th Nov 2018 @ 2:17pm

We had so much fun last week electing our new school council representative. The children made campaign posters, made speeches and answered questions from the voters. We enjoyed taking part and were so proud of our new representative. 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimming.

Date: 25th Nov 2018 @ 10:26pm

Every Wednesday morning year 4 go swimming to East Manchester Lesiure Centre.  At first some of the children were scared to get into the water but now everybody is doing really well with their swimming through perseverance!

Some children have already received their 5metres and 10metres certificates.

Image result for swimming

Keep it up year 4!!!

Year 4 are computer programmers!!

Date: 25th Nov 2018 @ 10:22pm

This half term in year 4 we are learning to be computer programmers.  We are using a program called turtle art to explore sequencing a set of instructions.

If you want to practise using this at home you can download here http://www.icompute-uk.com/primary-computing-resources.html

This week we practised dragging programming blocks to draw a variety of shapes.  We then used the repeat button to make the instructions simpler.

We are looking forward to extending our knowledge next week.

 

Image result for turtle art

 

Autumn 2 spellings

Date: 25th Nov 2018 @ 9:55pm

As part of our school improvement goals to improve spelling at Ravensbury we will be using a new spelling programme called No Nonsense Spelling.

Spelling lists will be sent home at the beginning of each half term. Please practise the spellings for each week with your child at home using a range of strategies and tick the ones you used on the homework sheet.

Spellings will be tested on Fridays.

Spellings tested on:

Spelling rule

Year 3/4 word list

9th November

treasure

measure

pleasure

enclosure

closure

accident

accidentally

actual

actually

address

16th November

Joe’s pencil case

James’ bicycle

Hannah’s book

Alice’s ice cream

Mrs Hughes’ car

answer

appear

arrive

believe

bicycle

23rd November

peace

piece

main

mane

fare

fair

breath

breathe

build

busy

business

30th November

they

weigh

eight

grey

sleigh

calendar

caught

centre

century

certain

circle

7th December

young

touch

trouble

country

does*

blood*

complete

consider

continue

decide

describe

14th December

chef

brochure

parachute

machine

different

difficult

disappear

early

earth

Spellings for Autumn 2

Date: 25th Nov 2018 @ 9:53pm

Spelling in Year 2

As part of our school improvement goals to improve spelling at Ravensbury we will be using a new spelling programme called No Nonsense Spelling.

Spelling lists will be sent home at the beginning of each half term. Please practice the five spellings for each week with your child at home using a range of strategies.

Children will still be tested each Monday on the spellings listed for that week.

 

 

 

Week 3

Tested on 19th November

night  knight

there   their

they’re

Week 4

Tested on 26th November

some  come

friend  school

house

Week 5

Tested on 3rd December

here  there

where  our

hour

Week 6

Tested on 10th December

kind  mind

behind  child

climb

Week 7

Tested on 17th December

Christmas  children

most  only

both

We created our own Indian patterns

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 4:24pm

In Art, we have been drawing our own Indian patterns. This week we began sewing them onto felt. Here are the final pieces of art. 

 

Parents Evening

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 4:17pm

                               

It was lovely to see so many of you at parents evening this week. It was a fantasitc opportunity for you to find out how hard the children have been working this term and to see the fantasic work that they have been doing.

Thank you for all the lovely positive comments you shared with our Govenor Karen Jarmany.

Congratulations to all those children who have been seleceted to represent their class on the school council. We are all really proud of them.

 

 

Animals

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 2:47pm

Year 1 have been busy naming and sorting all of the animals that they saw on their exciting trip to the zoo on Wednesday!

 

Year 4 editors

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 1:15pm

Today, year 4 were practising their editing skills in pairs. They reviewed the 5 parts of their disaster story by checking for punctuation, missing words and making sense. Then they used purple pen to fix their errors and improve their work with juicy adjectives and adverbs!

Great job, year 4!

School Council Voting day

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 12:54pm

Today was polling day at Ravensbury.

 

The children had the opportunity to vote in our school elections for school council. During the week children who wanted to, gave speeches explaining why they would make good school council representatives. 

After the votes were counted Phoebe was elected and will represent 4ST for the year on our school council. 

The Daily Mile

Date: 22nd Nov 2018 @ 11:45am

We are getting so much better at running the Daily Mile!
When we first started we struggled to keep going but now we are starting to push ourselves to run further and faster every week.

 

 

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