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Manchester Airport

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:48am

We absolutely loved our visit to Manchester Airport to launch our new topic of ‘How do you wheel, drive and move?’ We learnt so much information about aeroplanes and we got to see loads taking off and landing which was super exciting. We had a look at the...



Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:47am

As part of our learning about Africa we learnt how to play African drums. We learnt the special way you have to hold them. We selected different rhythms to play on the drums and hit the drums in a variety of ways to produce new sounds.


Blackpool Zoo

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:44am

We had an amazing time at Blackpool Zoo! We saw lots of African animals, such as giraffes, lions, zebras, gorillas, an elephant, camels, meerkats, etc. We had a very interesting lesson teaching us all about animals habitats – this means the loaded where animals live. We even got to stroke a bearded dragon!

Potato pick!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:41am

supertato set us a challenge. In preparation for sports day we had our very own potato pick competition. We each had a turn collecting as many potatoes as we could in 30 seconds. We then had to find our number on the number line and write our name next to the number. We then used this to find out who was the winner. We knew that the person with the most was the winner! 

Super counting!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:40am

Supertato finally got in touch with us! We were so worried about him when the evil pea kidnapped him. He gave us some terrible news … There is more than one evil pea!!!!! He had managed to trap some and freeze them but there are lots more on the loose! He asked us to count how many were trapped so he knew how many more were out there! We used our careful counting skills to see how many there were.

A day in the park

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:40am

On Friday afternoon we went on a trip to Phillip’s Park. We are lucky to be so close to such an amazing place! Whilst we were there we went to visit an allotment, played on the playground, had a picnic and went on a tree hunt. There was a surprise in the park, lots of dinosaurs!
We were all beautifully behaved and we had a great day!
Vian – “We had fun and Taqwa brought some star shaped biscuits”
Felix -“We like to go to my park”
Janelle- “I enjoyed when the dinosaurs were roaring”
Ritchie – “I enjoyed sitting in the bus pretending to be on a dinosaur safari”
David -“I liked the playground best”
James – “we saw baby chicken eggs in the allotment shed”
Thecla – “I enjoyed playing in the park”
Asa – ” We got to take home things from the allotment like peas in a pod and a spring onion”
Emily H “We fed the chickens at the allotment”
Mrs Blakeley even faced her fear and stroked one of the chickens!
Miss Dooley was a scared-y cat!

The caterpillars have arrived!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:40am

It was very exciting this week in Year 1. We received a special parcel. The parcel contained five real life caterpillars!
We learned about how caterpillars grow. We know that they need to eat all their food. When they are big and fat they will turn upside down into a ‘J’ shape ready to make their chrysalis.

We have watched our caterpillars for over a week. They have grown and they are really hairy. Today our caterpillars have started to make a J shape. Keep on reading to find out more!!

Today our first butterfly emerged from the chrysalis.
Junior – “The wings were all curled up”
Emily B – “The butterfly got rid of its waste – it looked like blood”
Felix – “We saw the tongue”
Asa – The next day the butterfly was flying because it has strong wings.
Idris- “We fed the butterfly with apple and water”
We put sugar in the water to make nectar.

Today our second butterfly came out of the chrysalis.
Cody “The wings are now red, orange and black. The butterfly got rid of all the bits it didn’t need.”
Fi – “The chrysalides split and the butterfly came out”
Morino- “The face of the caterpillar is gone”
We like our butterflies and we are excited to watch them grow.

We now have 3 butterflies!
Miss Dooley is going to take them home and hopefully the other two will come out too!

Miss Dooley had to let our three butterflies go because they were ready to leave the net. Her daughter Connie let them go in her garden. On Saturday the last two butterflies emerged. Miss Dooley brought them back to school.
We released the butterflies in the Reception playground. They were so strong and healthy that they flew away straight away.
One of the butterflies came back! We watched the butterfly on the tent and then it flew away again.
Ritchie “I enjoyed watching the butterfly fly.”
Emily H “I enjoyed taking them outside”.
Luke “I enjoyed learning all about butterflies”.
Janelle “I enjoyed watching the butterfly come back”.
Dixon “I liked visiting the caterpillars”.
Nathan “I saw the butterfly when I went home!”
Isaak “I like the butterflies because they are really fast”.
Vian “I liked it when it flew”.


Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:39am

Today Mrs Ganner’s gerbils came to visit our class. They are called Fudge and Spidey. We found out how to care for them. We have decided that caring for gerbils and caring for sunflowers is sometimes the same and sometimes different.
Gerbils need…
Chocolate drop treats
Special gerbil food
A tiny bit of bread
A brush to groom their fur
A cage to live in
We know that gerbils don’t like getting wet!

The gerbils need to nibble and gnaw to stop their teeth getting to long!

We have enjoyed learning how to take care of the gerbils. Thank you Mrs Ganner for letting us look after them.


Toys Alive!!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:38am

This half term we have been very busy in 1SD.
First Miss Dooley brought in her daughters magical toy box. We wrote poems to bring back the magic and make the toys come to live. It worked! Oh no, the toys were naughty and made a lot of mess and trouble.
Do we think our parents and grandparents toys would misbehave? we found out all about old toys and wrote arguments to say which we liked best and why.
This half term we also performed our very first class assembly and showed of all our amazing learning. We sang songs and paraded the kites we had made. Displayed our art work and even showed the school our maths learning.
We hope all our parents enjoyed the show. Thank you for coming!

Can you guess what we are making in our classroom?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:32am

We have been really busy today! We have been……………

Making pom poms!

We have been making characters. What character can you see?

What do you thinking we are making?

Have a guess ! Come and have a look in the classroom and find out!

Come and look at our Transient art area!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:31am

We looked closely at the photographs and we copied what we could see using the pom poms and felt shapes.

” I used pom poms and buttons.”

“I used shiny shapes and buttons.”

Did you guess correctly?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:30am

Come and have a look at our wonderful Imaginary travel shop!

The children have really enjoyed playing in here today!

Why don’t you ask them where they travelled to and how they got there.

Come and see our tiger challenges!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:28am

We have loved reading ‘the tiger who came to tea’ and this week we have been completing our tiger challenges. From weaving, to creating the stripes using different materials, to making models of the characters, we have been working very hard and having lots of fun!

Go noodle.

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:28am

The children really enjoyed singing and dancing along to the go noodle songs. Have a go at home! https://www.gonoodle.com

Look at our beautiful portraits.

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:27am

This week we have been painting beautiful self-portraits.

1, 2, 3 go!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:26am

We have made an obstacle course in our reception playground and have been preparing for sport’s day. We love climbing, crawling and jumping!

Getting fit!!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:24am

We have been exercising this week in preparation for sports day.

First week in Reception!!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:24am

We have started in our new classes this week and during dinner time we can now pick our own dinners!

‘Party Rock’ phonics word match game

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:23am

“You listen to the music and dance and walk around the carpet and when the music stops you stop at a word and read it.  You hold the picture up and whoever has got the word gets the picture”

What a great explanation of our game. We dance to party rock but you can choose your own music

Double double numbers are so great!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:22am

We can double numbers!

Sing this song with us so you can double them too.

Here we are working out doubles

Playing with our friends and being kind.

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:21am

“Today we played outside nicely with our friends”

“We was outside playing with our friends”

“We were dancing and playing on the bikes and playing on the scooters”

Maths 3D Shape Challenge!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:21am

Today we worked together to choose the best 3D shapes to create a vehicle. We used construction that would let the passengers sit inside and we used shapes that were flat to create the body and long shapes for the wings.

Ramp Investigation

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:20am

Today we have been investigating like scientists.  We wanted to know the answer to a question

What is the best ramp for a car to travel down?

What we did:

We made ramps using the large construction, long building bricks and the big baskets. We put cars on the ramps when we had finished and we watched how they went down the ramps.

What we found out:

The bumpy basket ramp was slower than the smooth wooden ramp. This is because the bumps slow the cars down.

Symmetry Butterflies

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:19am

Today we completed an independent paired learning challenge.  Our task was to create a beautiful pattern for a butterfly with a partner. We had to remember to make sure we use the same patterns, colours and positions as our partners did so it was symmetrical.

We love Manchester!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:18am

It was lovely to see both the children and adults come together to celebrate living in Manchester today and talk about the things that make it so special. The children enjoyed drawing and writing about the things that make it special.

‘We create, We explore,

We care, We soar’


Ravensbury Community School

Tartan StreetClayton M11 4EG

Maureen Hughes | Headteacher

Jo Wendt | SENCO

0161 223 0370