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Exploring Numicon

Date: 12th Nov 2018 @ 1:22pm

This afternoon Nursery have been exploring The Numicon. They have been counting the holes, talking about the colours and the shapes and using them in different areas of the classroom. 

 

 

Times Tables

Date: 12th Nov 2018 @ 12:48pm

This year at Ravensbury we are thinking about developing our times tables. We will be practicing our tables in a variety of different ways. One of the ways we can practice is by using a range of online games and activities. 

Click on the links below to practice! All of the activities work on a laptop, some may not work on a tablet.

In Year 3, we focus on the 3,4 and 8 times tables along with revisiting the 1,2,5,and 10 times tables.

 

Hit the button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Mental Maths Train

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Coconut multiples

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

Daily 10

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Maths Fishing

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/306/Maths-Fishing-Multiplication

Tommy’s Trek

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/318/Tommys-Trek-Times-Tables

Magical Maths Mission

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/383/Marlons-Magical-Maths-Mission-Multiplication

Connect 4 Factors

http://www.transum.org/Software/Game/Connect4/

Sum Sense

http://coolsciencelab.com/sum_sense_multiplication.html

Number Fact Families

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

Supermovers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/supermovers/42675177

Mayan Man!

Date: 12th Nov 2018 @ 12:44pm

In October year 4 had a great day when they were visted by a Mayan Man! He came all the way from the ancient lands of Mexico and taught us about life in Mayan times. 

Victorian Inventions

Date: 12th Nov 2018 @ 10:54am

We have been learning about all the different, amazing things that the Victorians invented. We learnt about morse code, trains and got to have our pictures taken with a Victorian camera!

Times Table Practice

Date: 12th Nov 2018 @ 10:39am

This year at Ravensbury we are thinking about developing our times tables. We will be practicing our tables in a variety of different ways. One of the ways we can practice is by using a range of online games and activities. 

Click on the links below to practice! All of the activities work on a laptop, some may not work on a tablet.

Hit the button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Mental Maths Train

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Coconut multiples

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

Daily 10

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Maths Fishing

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/306/Maths-Fishing-Multiplication

Tommy’s Trek

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/318/Tommys-Trek-Times-Tables

Magical Maths Mission

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/383/Marlons-Magical-Maths-Mission-Multiplication

Connect 4 Factors

http://www.transum.org/Software/Game/Connect4/

Sum Sense

http://coolsciencelab.com/sum_sense_multiplication.html

Number Fact Families

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

Times Tables at Ravensbury!

Date: 12th Nov 2018 @ 9:07am

This year at Ravensbury we are thinking about developing our times tables. We will be practicing our tables in a variety of different ways. One of the ways we can practice is by using a range of online games and activities. 

Click on the links below to practice! All of the activities work on a laptop, some may not work on a tablet.

 

Hit the button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Mental Maths Train

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Coconut multiples

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

Daily 10

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Maths Fishing

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/306/Maths-Fishing-Multiplication

Tommy’s Trek

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/318/Tommys-Trek-Times-Tables

Magical Maths Mission

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/383/Marlons-Magical-Maths-Mission-Multiplication

Connect 4 Factors

http://www.transum.org/Software/Game/Connect4/

Sum Sense

http://coolsciencelab.com/sum_sense_multiplication.html

Number Fact Families

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

Red Day!

Date: 5th Nov 2018 @ 8:44pm

Today the children wore red and took part in lots of different red activities to launch our new story. The children explored the red messy play, made marks in the red glitter, poured the red water, rolled the red play dough and took part in many more red activities!  

The children arrived at school wondering what our new story would be. We can now reveal it is... Little Red Riding Hood! It is one of my favourite traditional tales and I am sure the children will enjoy it just as much as I do! 

Pumpkin carving

Date: 5th Nov 2018 @ 8:34pm

The children were very excited to create a face on our pumpkins and watch as Miss Powell carved it. Everyone was brave enough to put their hands inside the pumpkin and pull out some of the insides! 

 

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. 

Our Incredible map of Clayton

Date: 18th Oct 2018 @ 8:26pm

Our connected curriculum topic this term has been 'Incredible Me'

We have been busy learning about lots of different things including all about our body parts and where we come from.

We have made a big 3D map which we would love you to take a look at if you're lucky enough to come into our classroom.

 

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. Come back to see our final products.

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! 

 

Welcome

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!

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