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Dance

Date: 2nd Dec 2020 @ 12:08pm

We're really enjoying our Dance this half term - the two main skills we're working on are 'mirroring' and 'retrograde'. We've explored mirroring side by side, facing each other (2m apart!) and in a line. It seems very easy when we talk about it, but making sure our movements are synchronised perfectly is much harder than we first thought! Retrograde is the dance technique of performing movements in reverse. 

Our the next couple of weeks we'll be putting the final stages onto our dance which incorporates these two skills, and is inspired by Victorian transport inventions. For now, check out this video of a perfectly mirrored step which is aiming to give the impression of a steam train. Well done girls!

Working with the artist to create Amazon inspired art

Date: 1st Dec 2020 @ 10:38am

In art, we looked at the artist Irene Guerriero. We took inspiration from her art and created our own artwork.

Foggy Foggy Forest

Date: 30th Nov 2020 @ 2:40pm

Today we have been practicing retelling the story 'The Foggy Foggy Forest". We have put actions to the words so that we can remember the different characters. Our favourites are definitely Goldilocks eating chocs and Red Riding Hood and Gran in a van. After we practiced re telling our story we completed our hot spot challenges. Some of us pretended to be the different characters in the book whilst some of us made puppets and practiced using our phonics to write captions to match the characters. 
Here's our retell of our story, we hope you like it...

Behaviour Stars!!

Date: 29th Nov 2020 @ 1:26pm

What a busy few weeks we have had in 1AI that I haven't managed to blog our Behaviour Stars for the last few weeks...

Here are our stars from the last three weeks:

Rayyan - Friday 13th November

Amelia - Friday 20th November

Abdul - Friday 27th November 

Well done to the three of you!!!yes

Hot Choclate Time!

Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 2:57pm

The children have worked really hard this week so we thought they deserved a nice treat to end the week. Mrs Murton and I went shopping and we bought hot chocolate, marshmallows, twirls, chocolate biscuits, sprinkles and whippped cream. The children spent some of the afternoon drawing, reading and drinking hot chocolate. They absolutely loved it! Thank you Mrs Murton for making the hot chocolate, we loved it! 

   

Science Fun!

Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 2:17pm

This week the children have enjoyed using their investigation skills to explore the properties of different materials. They have investigated  which materials are absorbent or waterproof and have been using scientific vocabulary to  compare them. The children have learnt new scientific vocabulary and now know that absorbent materials are porous and that waterproof materials repel water. Look at the fun we had!

The children can't wait for the new science lesson next week!

Learning from home

Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 12:44pm

Hello Year 3!

If you are working from home, you are still expected to complete work each day. You will find your work on Padlet. I would like you to complete your home learning in your blue homework book. 

https://padlet.com/MissFaragher/week5

Foggy Foggy Forest

Date: 26th Nov 2020 @ 3:30pm

This week we have been reading the book the Foggy Foggy Forest. The children have learnt a special song and actions to help them remember the story. Can you guess which characters are in the foggy foggy forest?

Home Learning: Week beginning 30th November

Date: 26th Nov 2020 @ 12:53pm

Good morning,

if you find yourself stuck at home this week, do not worry, here is your learning for the week.

Click on the padlet to find your activities for each day. These are the same activities we will be covering in class so you will not miss out on anything. Stay safe and see you back in class soon.

https://padlet.com/y6homelearning/3011

Home learning: week beginning 23rd November

Date: 26th Nov 2020 @ 12:19pm

Good morning,

if you find yourself stuck at home this week, do not worry, here is your learning for the week.

Click on the padlet to find your activities for each day. These are the same activities we will be covering in class so you will not miss out on anything. Stay safe and see you back in class soon.

https://padlet.com/y6homelearning/homelearning

 

The Great Kapok Tree

Date: 26th Nov 2020 @ 9:22am

In English, we have been writing our own version of The Great Kapok Tree. Here is the story to listen to at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1Teb-_jTy

A Special Story

Date: 25th Nov 2020 @ 3:23pm

This afternoon we reminded ourselves of a very special event that happened thousands of years ago. After reading the story we made character stick puppets.  On Friday we will make a setting - the stable in Bethlehem. Can you guess which special story we have been learning about? 

Here are a few photos of us choosing and then drawing the characters. 

 

Adding and subtracting fractions

Date: 25th Nov 2020 @ 1:19pm

This half term we are going fraction crazy! This week's key skill has been focused on adding and subtracting fractions. Click the link below to play a game to practise the steps to success. Have fun!

 

 

 

Food Chains or Paper Chains?

Date: 24th Nov 2020 @ 11:34am

This half-term in Science, Year 4 are learning all about 'Animals including Humans.'

We have explored the digestive system, and now we have begun to look at food chains and food webs. On Friday, 4CB had a go at creating their own food chain - by making paper chains!

They worked super hard, and learnt a lot of new facts in the process.

 

Can you think of a food chain? 

Fishing for words.

Date: 24th Nov 2020 @ 10:45am

This week we've been starting to look at sight words . These are the words we have to learn to read without blending using our phonemes. 

Here's one of our amazing Year 3 learners playing a fishing game to practise reading the words! 

 

Working from home

Date: 24th Nov 2020 @ 8:26am

I know some of you are having trouble getting on to Padlet through the other link. Please try the link below and let me know if there are any further problems.

 

https://padlet.com/MissFaragher/k0ra8albj0xykf9h

Learning from home

Date: 23rd Nov 2020 @ 8:42am

Hello Year 3!

 

If you are working from home, you are still expected to complete work each day. You will find your work on Padlet. I would like you to complete your home learning in your blue homework book. 

 

Here is the padlet link: https://padlet.com/MissFaragher/k0ra8albj0xykf9h

 

Only complete Thursday and Friday for this week as you will have a new link for next week. 

Any questions, please comment on School Spider or you can email y3homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk and I will get back to you as soon as I can :)

The great Fire of london

Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 5:43pm

The children have enjoyed learning important facts about The Great Fire of London. They have been sketching Tudor houses and have been creating Timelines to explain what happened from when the fire started to when it ended. Have a look at their amazing work!

Well done Year 2!

Nursery Rhyme Week

Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 12:09pm

This week in Nursery, we have been celebrating 'Nursery Rhyme Week!' Each day children have been singing to different nursery rhymes and creating lots of different Nursery Rhyme characters!

On Monday, we sang to the Wheels on the Bus and designed our own red bus with card and tissue paper! On Tuesday, we listened to '5 little Speckled Frogs' and used our finger numbers to help us count down! Hickory Dickory Dock was sang all day on Wednesday! Some children even acted out the Nursery Rhyme using our clock and a mouse! On Thursday, we practised our best animal noises for 'Old MacDonald had a farm!' We used the farm set and acted out the rhyme with the farm animals! Today we sang 'Miss Polly Had a Dolly.' Lots of children enjoyed pretending to be the doctor and looking after our dollies!

 

Take a look at the video below to see all of this week's fun!

Don't forget to look at the Homework activities on the 'Homework Area' on School Spider! :)

16th-20th November 2020

Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 11:49am

What a great week Year 2!
We now know all about Boxton the rat and the adventures he's been on. 

Vlad and the Great Fire of London trailer - YouTube

We have acted out the beginning and middle of the story and you all remember SO much, so well done!

Your writing this week has been superb. The expanded noun phrases you have added into your writing has really brought your narratives to life. 

"The raging, blazing fire spread through the streets of London." -Y2

Then we looked into more exciting verbs to describe Boxton running out of the door.

"Boxton zoomed out of the kitchen door."

"Boxton darted out of the kitchen door."

"Boxton sprinted out of the kitchen door."

I am blown away! Well done Year 2 and keep up the fabulous work. 

Mrs Chan

We are Special, It’s O.K. to be Different

Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 10:55am

This week is anti bullying week. Today we wore odd socks to show it’s ok to be different. In the morning we looked at everybody’s socks and found that some were the same and some things were different. Mrs Hughes even popped in to show us her odd socks! Can you spot them? Look at the video below to see our different socks. 

We read a brilliant book by Todd Parr - you can read it  by watching it in the link below. 

CLICK HERE TO READ ALONG

Then we drew pictures of what makes us special on strips of paper and we joined the strips together to create a paper chain. We know that we are special and by joining them together we realised that our whole class is special too!

 

Phonics fun!

Date: 19th Nov 2020 @ 7:34pm

This afternoon we have been playing lots of new phonics games. We have used them to practice our tricky words and our reading skills. Have a look at the fun we have had whilst practicing our phonics! 

We've been on a phoneme hunt!

Date: 19th Nov 2020 @ 2:18pm

This week, some our our EAL learners have been hunting for phonemes ! When we had found as many as we could, we looked at how many different words we could make with the letters.

 

Working from home

Date: 19th Nov 2020 @ 9:46am

Hello Year 3!

 

If you are working from home, you are still expected to complete work each day. You will find your work on Padlet. I would like you to complete your home learning in your blue homework book. 

 

Here is the padlet link: https://padlet.com/MissFaragher/sk1qohzbib6r7mc

 

Only complete Thursday and Friday for this week as you will have a new link for next week. 

Any questions, please comment on School Spider or you can email y3homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk and I will get back to you as soon as I can :)

We are back!!

Date: 18th Nov 2020 @ 9:02pm

Today we were all so excited to come back to school! After having to isolate for 14 days we were so happy to be back together! 
Everyone came back with a fantastic attitude towards their learning and made me really proud. We have experimented with our number bonds to 10, written the beginning of our new Three Little Pigs story and we have explored different materials in our CC lesson. We also had some time to choose in the provision and play with our friends too! We have had a great first day back! smiley

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