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Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:31am

Today we checked our potatoes. They smelt disgusting (Alfie).They were all mouldy (Hadia). The potato that had been outside was the worst! (Declan). It had mould and juice was all in the bottom of the bag! The potato that had only been touched with clean hands had hardly any mould. Completing this experiment has helped us to learn it is important to keep our hands clean. We looked at our predictions, most people had guessed correctly! Nobody had said that the clean potato would have the most mould.



Poetry Week

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:31am

We have been reading lots of poetry this week and even writing some of our own! We have looked for poetic features such as similes, metaphors, personification, alliteration and onomatopoeia! Have a go at the quiz to try and identify some examples of each. Good luck!

“Time” to practise…

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:30am

This week we are practising all aspects of telling and calculating with time.

What is analogue time? What is digital time? How do you read, say and use each type of time?

Use this Maths Frame game to practise all aspects of time. Remember to log in using our school password – check with your teacher if you have forgotten.

Click on the picture below:

Spreading Germs!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:30am

Today we conducted an experiment to see how quickly and easily germs are spread around our classroom. We each wet our hand and got a friend to pour glitter onto it. we shook hands with our friends and gave high fives. Soon there was glitter everywhere! we tried to wipe the glitter off with a paper towel but it didn’t work very well. We had to wash our hands with soap and water to get all the glitter away.

We found out that this exactly how germs are spread even though we cant see them as easily as the glitter. Every time we touch something we are spreading germs. We found out that most of these germs are harmless but some of them can make us sick.

We decided that is important to wash our hands, before we eat, after playing outside and also when we have coughed and sneezed.


Stockport Air Raid shelter

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:29am

On our visit to the Stockport Air Raid shelter and museum we went back in time…we arrived as confused evacuee children waiting to be billeted and sent to new host families…but the ARP and the Nurse showed us all the ropes and with plenty of singing and asking questions we were ready!

Potato update!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:29am

Monday 2nd October 2017

Today we checked on our potatos. All of them had a little bit of white mould growing around the edges but they all looked quite similar. We will check on them again on Wednesday.

Exciting potato experiment

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:28am

In our creative curriculum we have been learning how to stay healthy. We read a story about a dirty wolf called Whiffy Wilson. The wolf who never washed. After reading this we have learned that its important to stay clean.

On Friday the 29th of September we decided to do a science experiment to test where the dirtiest place in our school is.

We cut a potato into 4 pieces. The first piece went straight into a bag. This is our clean potato. The second potato was passed around the class. Everyone touched it with their hands. Then we put this potato in a separate bag. Miss Dooley took the third piece outside and rolled it on the floor and in a muddy puddle. We put this potato in a bag.The last potato was wiped around in the girls toilets. Then we put it in a bag.

We predicted which potato would grow mould the quickest. We decided that dirty potatoes would grow the most mould. Whichever potato is the mouldiest will have been in the dirtiest place. We will keep our bags of potato in the same place so it is a fair test. We will check our potatos everyday and see if our predictions are correct.

Junior Olympian visits Ravensbury!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:27am

We were delighted to welcome NAOMI OGBETA  to our school to teach us how to do triple jump! Thank you so much!

Our First Trip

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:27am

Last Tuesday we went on a trip to Pizza Express. Miss Dooley was very proud of our behavior.  We went to Pizza Express on a gigantic coach. Then we had to walk sensibly following Mrs Murton – she walked very quickly. When we got to Pizza Express we had to wash our hands and put on chef hats and aprons. We looked Fantastic. We put toppings onto the pizzas and watched them cook in the huge ovens. It only took 10 minutes. The chef put them into big boxes for us to carry back to school. We were really sensible and got back to the coach without any fuss…. apart from Miss Dooley dropping a pizza in a puddle!

We really enjoyed eating our pizza at school and taking it home to share with our families. Since going to Pizza Express Luke has been inspired to make more pizzas at home! We made instructional videos to teach 2JB how to make the perfect pizza. We have been learning about healthy diets and have found out that pizza is a treat and we couldn’t eat it everyday! To stay healthy we must have a balanced diet that includes, Fruit and Vegetables, Diary, Carbohydrates, Protein, and occasional Treats!

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Our extraordinary year 2 learning blog.

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:27am

This is our first blog for year 2!

Our amazing teacher is Miss Dooley, Helping Miss Dooley is Mrs Murton!

We have lots of fun things to do like, Literacy, Maths, connected curriculum and Phonics.

we are going to have an fantastic year!

What do you know about castles?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:26am

Miss Wendt has set Y2 a challenge. Find out as many facts about castles as you can for house point rewards! The children will be starting to look at different castles and designing pop-up books. Watch this space to see who has the best facts!

Reading Workshop 2017

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:26am

Thank you so much to all the parents who came to our reading workshop and learnt about the best way to support their child in the essential life skill of reading.

The children showed the adults the sort of genres and books we like reading and how we do “active reading”

…the sorts of books we have in our library….

…the programmes that we use at school and home to support our reading…

…the kinds of questions we need to practice, the kind of resources we use and how to ask those questions, and finally, the children got to choose a book from the book buffet and a goodie bag to take home!

If your grown up was unable to come, don’t worry, there will be another chance later in the year!

And the grand total is...

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:24am

£398. 84!!! Well done!

Children in Need fundraising!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:24am

Well done to Year 6 who organised fun games and activities for the rest of the school to have a go on to raise money for Children in Need…the final total is still being counted! Watch this space!

Dear Manchester Museum…

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:24am

Te gusta...

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:22am

Today we practised asking and giving opinions on school subjects in Spanish…what brilliant accents and confidence we are developing.

What did you learn at Ghyll Head?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:20am

Josh: First I t thought all the activities would be scary but once I did one activity I just kept pushing myself to do more. My favourite thing was jumping in the lake because it was something totally different – in fact I have only ever been in water in the bath or at the swimming pool!

Adam: It was definitely worth it because the instructors were really helpful and kind and encouraged us to do all the activities. I felt really proud that I did the zip-wire, I was very nervous before…but it was the best feeling ever when you take a step off the platform and fly through the air!

Olivia: The canoeing was definitely the best because we got to jump in the lake – when Wanessa went in first she screamed her head off! I felt really proud of myself during canoeing because I was very determined and tried my hardest to be a good leader. I think the food was amazing too,especially the desserts!

Taylor-Louise: I thought Ghyll Head was a great experience because there were so many activities to do. if you didn’t want to do one or you were scared, everyone supported you to have a go. I got to know some other children well that I didn’t know before in my group, like Emmanuel.

Check those fingernails!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:19am

Last week Year 6 met two terrifying teachers from the time of WW2: Mrs Gilbertson and Mrs Robertson. First there was a fingernail inspection…

Then the boys were separated from the girls and they had completely different activities….the girls had to do  all the task that girls in WW2 would have had to do, like cooking, folding clothes and ironing…

…while the boys got to play with jacks, cars, aeroplanes and toy soldiers…That’s hardly fair!!!

Then it was time to collect names on dance cards for partner at the upcoming WW2 Ravensbury Annual Ball…

What will you wear for the dance?

An interesting letter….

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:15am

Look what Year 2 received in the post today! Keep a close eye our over the week to see our videos for the museum!

An interesting letter….

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:15am

Look what Year 2 received in the post today! Keep a close eye our over the week to see our videos for the museum!

Rich or poor, what would you prefer?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:15am

The Year 2 teachers are a sneaky bunch! Today they decided to split Year 2 in half – half of the children becoming workers in a Victorian mansion, and the other half becoming well-off Victorians enjoying their leisure time. As you can see, not all the children were happy about this! Don’t worry though, every had a chance to experience both life as a poor servant, and as an affluent business owner!

*Update* – following our previous post, we asked what skills you thought girls learned during the Victorian era. Did you guess? Embroidery, painting, handwriting and reading!


Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:15am

We have been enjoying reading the novel “Holes” by Louis Sachar this term as part of our Survival topic. Click the picture below to complete a reading quiz after you have finished reading chapter 7. GOOD LUCK!

Why did Victorian girls not learn maths?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:14am

Today our children had the chance to experience life as a girl and a boy in the Victorian era. You might be surprised to find out that school was very different for boys and girls. Boys were able to learn maths, science, history and geography, where as some girls didn’t even go to school! They were often taught at home by governess’!

What kind of skills do you think girls were taught? Have a look at the images below and see if you can decide. We’ll tell you in the next blog!

Ghyll Head Residential

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:14am

Wow! What an experience for everyone! So many people impressed their friends, teachers and instructors by overcoming challenges, being brave and believing in themselves… Well done everyone!

Ice cream treat!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:13am

Year 2 have recently been doing some assessments, they have worked so hard and everyone at Ravensbury are so proud of them! As a special surprise Miss Wendt and Ms Foord arranged for an ice cream van to come to school!

Do you think we enjoyed it? Of course we did!

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