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Mayan Baking

Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 9:01am

We have been learning about Mayan food in our Connected Curriculum lessons so today we had a go at making some of our own!

We learnt some new baking vocabulary and techniques including ‘rubbing’ and ‘kneading’ and we practised our measuring skills too.

We think they look great! They tasted pretty good too!

The Hero Twins!

Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 8:58am

We have been using drama to explore our class text ‘The Hero Twins’.

Have a look and see if you can guess what emotions we are feeling in each picture.

National Poetry Day

Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 8:54am

We really enjoyed pausing our learning to relax with a good book today!

Have you read anything recently that you’ve really enjoyed?

Solid, Liquid or Gas?

Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 8:52am

In science, we have been looking at changing states of matter. We investigated the changing states of chocolate as it was heated and cooled.

Which states can you spot?

Exploring our senses

Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 8:50am

In our writing, we have been writing our own descriptive poems about water.

We went outside to use all of our senses to explore things we found on and around the playground.

The Water Cycle

Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 8:48am

In class this week we have been creating our own collages to show the process of the Water Cycle. We used a range of materials to create all the different elements that work together.

Place Value!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 4:55pm

This week we have been learning about place value.

We have been playing a game to practice – have a go at these at home to keep your skills up!



Easter Creations

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 4:52pm

The Animals of Farthing Wood

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 4:47pm

This term we have been learning about animals and habitats. We have been reading ‘The Animals of Farthing Wood’ together in class.

We made our own finger puppets based on an animal from Farthing Wood.

We then created a play-script in small groups and then presented these to Year 3!

Our new topic launch

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 4:37pm

This week we are going to be moving on to our new topic ‘The Vikings.’ We are going to be learning about who the Vikings were, where they were from and what they looked like as well as lots of other interesting facts.

On Thursday we are having our ‘launch’ to introduce our new topic. All of the children are going to be Vikings and experience what tough, exhausting work they had to face when trying to move to new land. We are going to be working outside as a team and try to row our ships from Scandinavia to invade Britain….HOW EXCITING.

Spellings for this week;


Healthy Living Day

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 4:35pm

Today we had a very exciting and informative day, learning all about how to lead a more healthy lifestyle.
In the morning, we became ‘Drink Detectives’ and explored how much sugar was in some of our favourite drinks. We were very surprised with some of the results!

We also got to do some exercise and dancing with Mrs Howse and Mr Carley.

Miss Warner taught us some yoga moves. We struggled at first but we got the hang of it! We were very surprised at how difficult it was, and how tiring!

The water cycle

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 4:32pm

This half term we are looking at The Water Cycle. We are learning how important water is to us and we are wanting to find out the answer to this question ‘How would we survive without water?’ Why don’t you have a look at the water aid website and see how water affects us in our every day lives.

Spellings for this week:

Year 4 fashion show

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 4:31pm

Year 4 would like to thank all of the parents/guardians who came to watch our fashion show on Tuesday. It was a great performance by everybody and all of the adults and children alike seemed to really enjoy the show. A big well done to all of the children for taking part. You were all amazing.

This is our last week in school before we break up for two weeks holidays. We hope you all have a well deserved break and enjoy your time off.

Spellings to practice this week:


World Book Day

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 4:30pm

Last Thursday, 3rd March, was World Book Day. It was celebrated by pupils and staff coming to school dressed as one of their favourite book characters. Everyone made a fantastic effort and looked brilliant.
The children took part in lots of different activities throughout the day based on reading. All of the children, and staff, had a fantastic day.

Spellings for the week:


Easter Parade/ Year 4 Fashion Parade

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 4:29pm

This week in Year 4 we have been looking at animal patterns. We have learnt, in great detail, about animal habitats and now we have moved on to looking at animals distinctive patterns. We wondered why each animal has the particular pattern it has.

On Tuesday 29th March at 2:45, we are holding a Year 4 fashion exhibition to show off our very own animal patterns we have recreated. We would love for all of our grown ups to come along and enjoy our performance with us.

On Wednesday 23rd March, we are celebrating Easter at Ravensbury. we are having an assembly and parading all of our wonderful creations. we have had lots of entries from our class and we are all very proud of our hard work

Our spellings for this week:


The Wild Road Show

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 4:26pm

On Monday 29th, we had a very exciting visitor in year 4. ‘The Wild Road Show’ came with lots of animals and creatures to show us. We had the chance to hold ‘Rio’ the snake, ‘sally’ the giant snail and a tarantula called Rosie.
We all had a fantastic time and learnt so much about how to care for and look after each animal.

Our spellings for this week are:


World book day

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 4:00pm

We have a wonderful time celebrating World Book day today. The children made a fantastic effort with their costumes – well done everyone. We has a great time in the hall sharing stories with other children from year 1 and 3.  It was lovely to have some parents visit this morning to share a story with the children.  I hope the they day encourages all the children to pick up a book and get reading at home!

Water topic launch

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 3:58pm

Today year four had a visit from Dave, a volunteer from Water Aid. He told us all about the work the charity does in counties that don’t have access to clean water or sanitation. Its was really interesting. We decided as a year group that we would like to raise money this term to give to the charity Water Aid. We have been challenged to think of interesting ways to do this. What could you think of?


Tudor holiday home learning

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 3:54pm

What a pleasure it was to come to school this morning and be greeted with such wonderful holiday homework. I was so impressed with all the models, PowerPoint presentations booklets. It was great to see it all! Oliver Pr even made us some Tudor biscuits from a recipe he found on line -how creative! He brought enough in for us all to share which was lovely, a tasty treat. Thank you Oliver!

Tudor gingerbread

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 3:53pm

Thank you so much to all the children who did their extra home learning, following a Tudor recipe and making Tudor gingerbread!

We all had a taste of it this afternoon, some children loved it and others were not so keen. It is interesting to think about how differently the Tudors lived and learn about the good they ate. I wonder if you can research any more old recipies af home!


Smarties fractions

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 3:52pm

Today we looked at equlivilent fractions using smarties and a fraction wall. This helped the children to see how fractions that are written differently but have the same value. We look forward to seeing you at our class maths drop in.


Ordsall Hall

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 3:50pm

We had a great day today at Ordsall Hall, the children loved the dressing up and meeting the Tudor charcters. It was a great way to bring the Tudor period to life. Apparently the house is haunted and some children saw the ghost of Lady Grey. I hope they all had a great day and were able to learn lots. Thank you to the three lovely parent helpers, you were great!


Measuring Challenge

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 3:49pm

Today in maths we had fun practicing our measuring skills. We used tape measures to answer different questions for example : a persons hieight is the same length as their outstretched arms – true or false?

Why not try at home and see what you find out.


Tudor archaeological dig

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 3:47pm

Today 4SH launched their new topic the Tudors, this term we will be learning all about Tudor life and exploring how the time period changed Britain forever. We started by becoming archaeologists and digging to find Tudor historical sources. We used these to explore what Tudor life would have been like and how it would differ to 2018.

The children had some great ideas, do ask your child at home about the dig.


Christmas Party 2017

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 3:46pm

We had a great chistmas party today. There was plenty of food and lots of fun had by all. The children really enjoyed playing games both in the hall and in the classroom. We had some very good statues in one game and a great game of musical chairs.

Thank you for all the generous donations of food. I wish you all a very merry Christmas smiley


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