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Chinese New Year

Date: 12th Feb 2019 @ 4:39pm

Children in Year 2 have been celebrating Chinese New Year with some really fun activities. 




Multiple or factor?

Date: 5th Feb 2019 @ 2:08pm

Year 5 have been explaining their reasoning to a partner. 


Ordsall Hall Trip

Date: 31st Jan 2019 @ 11:47am

On Monday we had a great time at Ordsall Hall. It was great to see all the children participating in the activities and learning so much about the Tudors. It really bought the topic to life. We were able to dress up, make scented bags and experience life as a Tudor servant in the kitchen. 

Thank you to our lovely parent helpers who helped made the trip a great success. 


School Nurse

Date: 22nd Jan 2019 @ 4:19pm

    It was lovely to see so many of you at the meet and greet session with the new school nurse this morning.

Remember Laura will be here every Tuesday morning from 8.30-9.30am to discuss any concerns you might have about your child’s health. If you would like to make an appointment to see her please speak to Mrs Roberts.

Sorting food and drink

Date: 18th Jan 2019 @ 10:03am

This week Year 1 have been learning different types of food and drink and sorting them into likes and dislikes.


A day finding out about all things Ancient Greek!

Date: 14th Jan 2019 @ 8:27pm

Sparta or Athens: which city-state would you rather live in?

We spent a fantastic day exploring this question with two fabulous Greek visitors, Andros and Penelope. We found out that the Spartans were amazing warriors, famed for their bravery and courage in battle. At just 7 years old, boys were sent away from home to train for the Spartan army...some of the things they had to do were awful! With no shelter or bed, and just wearing a thin tunic, the boys were encouraged to rub stinging nettles all over their face and body at night so that the burning sensation would keep them warm! We found out that Spartan women were treated well for the Ancient Greek era: they could own land, could wear their hair short and did not need the permission of a man to leave the house. We really enjoyed looking at and holding the amazing Spartan weapons!

The Athenians on the other hand, were the inventors of democracy and created the first ever theatre in the world. They looked after their poor much better, and liked to enjoy celebrations and festivals. We also got to play some different Ancient Greek games and created a Greek play in the afternoon where we got to dress up as lots of Greek gods and goddesses that we're learning about in Writing, such as Hades and Zeus.

Have a look at some of the photos of our fabulous day!

P.S. We voted (by a very large majority) that we'd have rather lived in Athens!!

The Decimal Human Number Line!

Date: 11th Jan 2019 @ 3:09pm

This week, we have been delving deeper into our decimal knowledge. One of our fun activities was making a human number line. Some children wrote numbers with two decimal places on whiteboards. The rest of the class had to move them about from smallest to largest. Look at the picture... do you think they got it right or wrong? Why or why not?

Multiplication Mastery Challenge

Date: 11th Jan 2019 @ 2:52pm

Have a look at this tricky challenge involving multiples and factors - who can solve the problem?



Super Science!

Date: 11th Jan 2019 @ 2:37pm

5HC are starting to learn about life cycles and changes that happen as you get older. We introduced 6 different steps in the life cycle of a human and designed our own posters as a way of explaining what these steps mean.

Have a look at some fabulous examples of our science and ICT work!




Tasting Porridge

Date: 9th Jan 2019 @ 3:03pm

Today the children wanted to pretend to be Goldilocks and taste some porridge! The children helped to make the porridge and enjoyed mixing the oats and milk together. The children talked about the texture of the oats changing when the milk was added and after it had been warmed in the microwave. Then they all enjoyed eating it!  

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Date: 9th Jan 2019 @ 2:40pm

Today the children had a teddy bear's picnic to launch our new story 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. The children enjoyed helping to make sandwiches and having a picnic for their snack!


Welcome back!

Date: 9th Jan 2019 @ 2:38pm

It has been lovely to see all the children in Nursery coming back to school with beautiful smiles and ready to enjoy lots of learning and fun activities! 


Spring 1 Spellings

Date: 8th Jan 2019 @ 12:58pm

Remember to look after your Spring 1 spelling lists that came home yesterday. 

Spelling tests will be every Monday with prizes for those getting 100%.

Remember....practice makes progress!

Merry Christmas

Date: 19th Dec 2018 @ 3:14pm

Over the last few days we have been doing lots of fun activities to celebrate and prepare for Christmas. 

Merry Christmas to all of our pupils and their families!

We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year!

Mrs Harriott and Mrs Glover

India Experience

Date: 19th Dec 2018 @ 11:07am

Our visit to a Hindu temple

Date: 19th Dec 2018 @ 11:05am

Year 3 went on a visit to a Hindu temple. We found out lots but we could also share our own information about Rama and Ravana as we have been writing our own stories during our India topic this half term. 

Christmas is coming to 4NS

Date: 18th Dec 2018 @ 1:28pm

Over the past couple of weeks, 4NS have been getting ready for Christmas. First, we saw Santa on the Santa Bus and we all got a present and sang Jingle Bells. 

We performed our song "Please don't buy me a handkerchief" in the outdoor Christmas concert.

Next we had a Christmas party in our classrooms, complete with party games in the hall, a mini-feast in our classrooms and some more games afterwards!

A HUGE thanks to all our children and grown-ups who brought in lots of goodies for us to eat and plates/cups/napkins as well. We appreciate your support!

We hope everyone has a wonderful winter break and we'll see you in the New Year!

Christmas Party

Date: 17th Dec 2018 @ 4:12pm

Today 4ST celebrated Christmas in style at our Christmas class party! We dressed up, played games, ate party food and won some cool prizes. Everyone was well and truly in the Christmas sprit and really enjoyed themselves. 

Thank you to all the parents for the generous food donations. It was all yummy!


It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

Date: 16th Dec 2018 @ 1:15pm

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

What an amazing week we had last week!

Who needs the X factor!!!!!!! The very talented children of Ravensbury entertained us with their singing, acting and performing. EYFS and KS1 children reminded us of the true meaning of Christmas with their renditions of the Nativity story and KS2 braved the cold to entertain everyone with their Christmas songs (it would have been even more Christmassy if we had managed to get the snow machine to work - sorry crying). The samba band, steel pans and choir put on a musical showcase to share some of the things they had been working on in there after school clubs.

The children enjoyed Christmas dinner on Wednesday. The dining room had been transformed into a magical grotto. The look on the children's faces as they entered the dining room was priceless.

Thank you to everyone who came to the Christmas celebraions, your support is very much appreciated.

Best wishes for Christmas and 2019!

Lights, camera... earthquake!

Date: 14th Dec 2018 @ 4:02pm

In our Connected Curriculum lesson this week, year 4 tried their hand at being directors, camera people, actors and scriptwriters to produce a mini earthquake movie. They used iPads to film each scene and watched them back to edit the footage together. You can tell by the smiles on their faces that the children thoroughly enjoyed the movie-making process! Great digital literacy skills, year 4!

Poetry Performance

Date: 13th Dec 2018 @ 12:45pm

Today in reading the children were asked to perform in groups one of the earthquake poems they have been reading this week. As part of their poetry unit we have learnt about the structure and presentation of poems, the reasons why poetry is written and the different literary devices that poets use. The performances were all excellent, some children were even able to learn their poems off by heart in a very short time. 

Christmas Dinner

Date: 12th Dec 2018 @ 4:53pm


Today was our delicious Christmas dinner. The children all enjoyed the tasty food and even those who chose to have a packed lunch still enjoyed their cracker. What a fantastic start to our Christmas celebrations! 


Christmas Decorating

Date: 11th Dec 2018 @ 1:58pm


The boys were chosen by our Elf Sensi to decorte the tree. They worked really hard and it looks great! 

Santa Bus comes to school!

Date: 10th Dec 2018 @ 11:28am

This morning the children had a visit from a very special visitor. Father Christmas came on his bus to wish the children a Merry Christmas and give them all a present. It was a great time and we all loved it. 

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?

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