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Tasting Porridge

Date: 9th Jan 2019 @ 3:03pm

Today the children wanted to pretend to be Goldilocks and taste some porridge! The children helped to make the porridge and enjoyed mixing the oats and milk together. The children talked about the texture of the oats changing when the milk was added and after it had been warmed in the microwave. Then they all enjoyed eating it!  

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Date: 9th Jan 2019 @ 2:40pm

Today the children had a teddy bear's picnic to launch our new story 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. The children enjoyed helping to make sandwiches and having a picnic for their snack!

 

Welcome back!

Date: 9th Jan 2019 @ 2:38pm

It has been lovely to see all the children in Nursery coming back to school with beautiful smiles and ready to enjoy lots of learning and fun activities! 

 

Spring 1 Spellings

Date: 8th Jan 2019 @ 12:58pm

Remember to look after your Spring 1 spelling lists that came home yesterday. 

Spelling tests will be every Monday with prizes for those getting 100%.

Remember....practice makes progress!

Merry Christmas

Date: 19th Dec 2018 @ 3:14pm

Over the last few days we have been doing lots of fun activities to celebrate and prepare for Christmas. 

Merry Christmas to all of our pupils and their families!

We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year!

Mrs Harriott and Mrs Glover

India Experience

Date: 19th Dec 2018 @ 11:07am

Our visit to a Hindu temple

Date: 19th Dec 2018 @ 11:05am

Year 3 went on a visit to a Hindu temple. We found out lots but we could also share our own information about Rama and Ravana as we have been writing our own stories during our India topic this half term. 

Christmas is coming to 4NS

Date: 18th Dec 2018 @ 1:28pm

Over the past couple of weeks, 4NS have been getting ready for Christmas. First, we saw Santa on the Santa Bus and we all got a present and sang Jingle Bells. 

We performed our song "Please don't buy me a handkerchief" in the outdoor Christmas concert.

Next we had a Christmas party in our classrooms, complete with party games in the hall, a mini-feast in our classrooms and some more games afterwards!

A HUGE thanks to all our children and grown-ups who brought in lots of goodies for us to eat and plates/cups/napkins as well. We appreciate your support!

We hope everyone has a wonderful winter break and we'll see you in the New Year!

Christmas Party

Date: 17th Dec 2018 @ 4:12pm

Today 4ST celebrated Christmas in style at our Christmas class party! We dressed up, played games, ate party food and won some cool prizes. Everyone was well and truly in the Christmas sprit and really enjoyed themselves. 

Thank you to all the parents for the generous food donations. It was all yummy!

 

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

Date: 16th Dec 2018 @ 1:15pm

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

What an amazing week we had last week!

Who needs the X factor!!!!!!! The very talented children of Ravensbury entertained us with their singing, acting and performing. EYFS and KS1 children reminded us of the true meaning of Christmas with their renditions of the Nativity story and KS2 braved the cold to entertain everyone with their Christmas songs (it would have been even more Christmassy if we had managed to get the snow machine to work - sorry crying). The samba band, steel pans and choir put on a musical showcase to share some of the things they had been working on in there after school clubs.

The children enjoyed Christmas dinner on Wednesday. The dining room had been transformed into a magical grotto. The look on the children's faces as they entered the dining room was priceless.

Thank you to everyone who came to the Christmas celebraions, your support is very much appreciated.

Best wishes for Christmas and 2019!

Lights, camera... earthquake!

Date: 14th Dec 2018 @ 4:02pm

In our Connected Curriculum lesson this week, year 4 tried their hand at being directors, camera people, actors and scriptwriters to produce a mini earthquake movie. They used iPads to film each scene and watched them back to edit the footage together. You can tell by the smiles on their faces that the children thoroughly enjoyed the movie-making process! Great digital literacy skills, year 4!

Poetry Performance

Date: 13th Dec 2018 @ 12:45pm

Today in reading the children were asked to perform in groups one of the earthquake poems they have been reading this week. As part of their poetry unit we have learnt about the structure and presentation of poems, the reasons why poetry is written and the different literary devices that poets use. The performances were all excellent, some children were even able to learn their poems off by heart in a very short time. 

Visiting a Hindu Temple

Date: 12th Dec 2018 @ 7:16pm

This week we went to visit a Hindu temple. We learnt more about Hindu gods and goddesses, Diwali and Hinduism.  

Christmas Dinner

Date: 12th Dec 2018 @ 4:53pm

 

Today was our delicious Christmas dinner. The children all enjoyed the tasty food and even those who chose to have a packed lunch still enjoyed their cracker. What a fantastic start to our Christmas celebrations! 

 

Christmas Decorating

Date: 11th Dec 2018 @ 1:58pm

  

The boys were chosen by our Elf Sensi to decorte the tree. They worked really hard and it looks great! 

Santa Bus comes to school!

Date: 10th Dec 2018 @ 11:28am

This morning the children had a visit from a very special visitor. Father Christmas came on his bus to wish the children a Merry Christmas and give them all a present. It was a great time and we all loved it. 

Will it complete the circuit?

Date: 7th Dec 2018 @ 3:21pm

In science, we have been testing different materials to see whether they are conductors (let electricity flow through them) or insulators (don't let electricity flow through them).

Can you remember which of these materials were which?

Fraction Chatterboxes

Date: 7th Dec 2018 @ 3:17pm

We have been using chatterboxes to help us practice equivalent fractions and decimals.

Get some more practise in on this website:

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/3285

Painting Tower Bridge

Date: 7th Dec 2018 @ 3:13pm

We have been exploring complementary colours to create paintings of Tower Bridge. Can you spot which pairs of colours we used?

 

The Great British Wartime Bake Off!

Date: 6th Dec 2018 @ 11:16pm

Today there was a bustling ration queue as the children of Year 6 attempted to collect their meagre rations to make their wartime shortbread. They have this evening to use the limited amounts of flour, butter and sugar to  ollow the wartime recipe they have been given. Good luck Year 6! The Bake off competition winners will be announced tomorrow! 

Practising counting to 20

Date: 5th Dec 2018 @ 5:45pm

This week, one of our Y5 learners has worked so hard on counting to 20. Well done!

Year 4 Spring 1 Spellings

Date: 5th Dec 2018 @ 5:40pm

Here are the spellings for Spring 1 in Year 4. Spelling lists will be sent home at the beginning of the half term. Please practise the spellings for each week with your child at home using a range of strategies and tick the ones you used on the homework sheet.

Spellings will be tested on Fridays.

Week

Spelling rule

Year 3/4 word list

1

(doubling consonant)

cornered

fastened

beginning

gardening

preferred

enough

exercise

experience

experiment

extreme

 

2

(‘u’ makes a hard ‘g’)

guide

guitar

guarantee

guess

guilt

famous

favourite

February

forward

fruit

3

(‘chuh’ spelt ‘ture’)

mixture

moisture

nature

adventure

picture

grammar

group

heard

herd

heart

4

(homophones)

scene

seen

male

mail

ball

bawl

height

history

imagine

increase

5

(Prefixes ‘inter’ and ‘anti’)

interrupt

intercept

international

antidote

antihero

interest

island

knowledge

learn

length

6

(‘ian’ has a lot of jobs)

physician

optician

magician

politician

electrician

library

material

medicine

mention

minute

"TIME" to practise!

Date: 4th Dec 2018 @ 9:36pm

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:

 

 

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Date: 4th Dec 2018 @ 9:08pm

TRIP ANNOUNCEMENT!

We are very excited about our upcoming trip to Stockport air raid shelters on Friday 14th December. We have been researching all about the Blitz and how it affected major cities such as London and Manchester. We are looking forward to visiting a real life shelter and imagining what life was really like during the Second World War for the people of Manchester!  

Keep checking in for pics of our visit...

 

 

 

Fractions fractions fractions!

Date: 4th Dec 2018 @ 5:06pm

Can you solve the problem Year 5?!

 

 

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