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Reading Buddies!!!

Date: 11th Feb 2020 @ 4:13pm

We met our Reading Buddies today!!!

Mrs Ratcliffe's Year 4 class are our reading buddy class this year. This afternoon we met our buddy and got to know them. After the half term we will regularly meet them and share some wonderful stories. 

It's a box!

Date: 11th Feb 2020 @ 10:27am

This morning, after register, one of the children noticed something in the classroom. We thought it was one of the teacher's boxes but they said it wasn't theirs. It had an address label on it that said it had been posted to our school. We guessed what could be in it 'a car' 'a (com)puter' 'I think it's an umberella.' 'I think there's nail varnish in it. About 500.' 'I think there's a dice in the box cos the box is massive.' How many? '10' 'A big Daddy bear in the box.' ' I think a Mummy.' 'I think it's a big tub of slime in the box.' ' I think it's a tiger. A big tiger.' 

Mrs Ganner put her hand in the box to find out what was in it. One of the children asked,'What do you feel?' and another added,'Is it hard or soft?' 

After a few clues and more guessing we finally found out that there was a bear, collander and some wellies in the box. We knew these were objects from one of our favourite stories. Not all of the props were there though, so Miss Heritage wrote a list of objects for us to find. We've already found one!

Watch this space to find out what the story is...

Using the language of instruction.

Date: 10th Feb 2020 @ 6:08pm

Some of Year 6 have been investigating how to use the language of instruction by putting the verb at the beginning of the sentence.

Here are some of the children following instructions on how to mix secondary colours and my attempt at following their written instructions to make a paper aeroplane . The instructions were so good, the plane actually flew!

4AR Super Stars!

Date: 10th Feb 2020 @ 12:36pm

Shada received the learning award last week for always putting 100% effort into her learning and being enthusiastic in her lessons. Isaak won the behaviour star for being a super role model in class. Well done Shada and Isaak.

Regular and irregular past tense

Date: 10th Feb 2020 @ 11:00am

This week Year 2 have been learning about regular and irregular past tense verbs and what the differences are. It was a bit tricky but they did really well!

Reading Buddies Rock!

Date: 7th Feb 2020 @ 7:37pm

This afternoon was such a special time for us in Nursery and Year 3. We met our reading buddies for the first time ever. It was great sitting, reading and talking about books together. We can't wait for the next time!


Round Robin

Date: 7th Feb 2020 @ 6:16pm

The children have been trying to learn and remember as many new words as they can this week. They have been using the word aware rap to help them remember some of the vocabulary from their English lessons.

If they would like to 'have a go' at home then follow this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=428l9PIED 

The children then used the round robin clapping game to recall as many words as possible

They remembered some excellent words!

   Antique    Vintage    Gloomy  Abandoned    Tarnished   Cracked

Frayed  Fragmented  Dull   Shady



Victorian times at Clayton Hall

Date: 7th Feb 2020 @ 5:51pm

The children really enjoyed visiting Clayton Hall this week. They all got an opportunity to dress up in victorian clothing and experience what it would have been like to live in victorian times.

Some of the children got busy in the kitchen and used an antique food chopper to cut carrots and herbs to make vegetable soup.



It was a team effort !

Some of the children had tougher jobs to do than others and had to use all their energy to wash, dry and iron clothes in the wash house. 


After all the hard work the children relaxed . They played card games, chess and used the writing table. 


Some of the children thought there was a pigeon in the room because they saw a feather in the table. They found out that people used quills to write in victorian times.

The children didn't want to leave and  asked to go back. The staff at Clayton Hall said "We would love to see all the families visiting the hall ."

The next open day is on Saturday 15th february if you would like to visit

So Proud!

Date: 7th Feb 2020 @ 4:51pm

This week I received an email form Darren at Southport Eco centre about our year 3 pupils who visited on Wednesday. Read what he had to say;

"Dear Mrs Hughes,

I am writing following the visit from your Year 3 classes here at the Eco Centre today. It was an absolute delight to meet and deliver our stone age topic to your children!

Behaviour and attitude to learning was first rate throughout the entire day and it was lovely to see them so supportive of each other throughout all the activities. Also a special call out to your staff who clearly have an excellent relationship with all the children and got as stuck into the activities as they did, fantastic ambassadors for your school and your wider school community.

Your school is welcome back here anytime :)"

I just wanted to share this with you as I am so proud of them.

Well done and thank you year 3!

Behaviour Star

Date: 7th Feb 2020 @ 4:08pm

Congratualtions to this week's Behaviour Star... Olivia! Well done on showing great effort and focus on your tasks. 

Can 5HW find their anchor?

Date: 7th Feb 2020 @ 3:56pm

Mrs Ganner held an assembly this morning, where she set a challenge for children to 'find their anchor'. This involved learning some mindfulness strategies for breathing - which will help us focus and remain calm. 

Have a go at home and see if you can find your anchor!




Outstanding awards form week beginning 3-2-2020

Date: 7th Feb 2020 @ 2:08pm

A huge well done to this week's outstanding pupils.

Lillie, Esther, Jensen and Evodie all for outstanding work in our year 6 big maths lession.

Oliver for outstanding behaviour and kindness during singing assembly and also in big maths.

Clay Relief Tiles

Date: 7th Feb 2020 @ 11:54am

As part of our connected-curriculum, 'Why is Dina Asher-Smith famous?' , Year 5 have been learning about Ancient Greece and the Olympics. Using our knowledge of Ancient Greece, we learnt that the Greeks used clay to make different types of tiles and pottery.

We combined our knowledge of Greek design, and the Ancient Olympics, to create our own relief tiles, depicting an Olympic Sport.

We can't wait to show you our final designs in our class assembly on Friday! 

Inside Out Day!

Date: 7th Feb 2020 @ 11:47am

Yesterday, Ravensbury celebrated 'inside out day.' We all wore an item of clothing inside out, to remind everyone that even if we look great on the outside, we may not feel great on the inside.

Inside Out Day - February 6th, 2020

Date: 6th Feb 2020 @ 6:27pm

We have been listening to stories and singing songs about feelings since we started in Nursery. It's important to know how to recognise the feelings we experience. 

As part of Children's Mental Health Week, we came to school today dressed with our clothes inside out! Inside Out Day is a day where we learn to talk about our feelings. To stay healthy we know that we need to care for our minds as well as our bodies. 

We played a game rolling emotions balls to each other and saying when we felt those emotions. Then we created our own emojis and emotions faces to create a display in class. Our teachers wrote what we said on the speech bubbles next to the emotions faces. Then we chose some of our favourite activities to play with in class. " I love this! I'm just so happy" said one of the children as they played together. 

Can you guess what emotions we were learning about? Our teachers haven't put the emotion word cards on our display yet. Come in to class to see what they are tomorrow if you can't work it out from the faces we drew. 

Inside Out Day

Date: 6th Feb 2020 @ 3:50pm

We celebrated Children's Mental Health Week by wearing our own clothes Inside Out!! We listened to the story 'The Lion Inside' and discussed the word 'Brave.' We talked about things that we have done that made us feel scared but after doing it made us feel brave. 

Click the link below to watch the story 'The Lion Inside.' 


Inside Out Day

Date: 6th Feb 2020 @ 2:50pm

Today children dressed up in their own inside-out clothes to celebrate Children's Mental Health Week. This year's theme was 'find your brave.' In Reception, we talked about bravery, listened to the story 'The Lion Inside,' and talked about times where we ourselves have felt brave. Here are some pictures of the children's work!

The Lion Inside story link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlfDD3gYZ_0

Blue Planet Aquarium Visit

Date: 6th Feb 2020 @ 2:48pm

On Wednesday 5th February we went to the Blue Planet Aquarium. We had a fantastic time looking at all the animals that live under the sea and learnt lots of new facts about some of the animals. Did you know that an octopus has 9 brains, one in each tentacle and 3 hearts that helps it to stay alive...!!! We watched some divers feeding the rays and swimming with the sharks. This was a little scary!! It was an amazing day!!

Thank you to the wonderful parents who came along and helped on the day. 

Blue Planet Aquarium Trip!

Date: 6th Feb 2020 @ 1:37pm

This week in Reception, we went on a trip to Blue Planet Aquarium! Children had a fantastic time visiting the aquarium and exploring all different kinds of sea creatures! We even had the opportunity to watch an underwater scubadiving show, where we were able to meet the divers and see the sand tiger sharks have their lunch! We ended the day with a walk through the incredible underwater tunnel! As you can see below, children were exhausted after a day of such fun!


Take a look through our pictures from Blue Planet in the video below! 

Magnificent Myths!

Date: 6th Feb 2020 @ 11:14am

We have spent some time writing a new labour for Heracles this half term - the children each invented a mythical creature, and created a story around Heracles and their fearsome monster. The final versions of their myths were absolutely wonderful to read, and each and every child worked incredibly hard to write with imagination and detail. 

Our trip to Southport Eco Centre!

Date: 6th Feb 2020 @ 11:00am

Yesterday, we had an absolutely amazing time at Southport Eco Centre learning even more about The Stone Age. There were lots of different activities for us to participate in and we had so much fun! I would like to say well done to everybody in both 3RH and 3LF for their FANTASTIC behaviour throughout the whole day. Darren and Julie were so impressed with Ravensbury and commented on how well behaved and amazing you all were! 

Can you tell me the story?

Date: 5th Feb 2020 @ 10:55am

This morning we used the pictures and dressing up props to talk about what happened in the different parts of the story, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'

Can you work out which parts of the story we are talking about by looking at the clothes we are wearing? 


Spellings: Week beginning 03/02/2020

Date: 4th Feb 2020 @ 3:36pm

Here are your spellings for this week.
Try to practise them using some of the techniques we have used in class!

1. doubt

2. island

3. lamb

4. solemn

5. thistle

6. knight

7. gnat

8. climb

9. sword

10. knitting

11. numb

12. wren

13. fasten

14. honest

15. butcher

16. mechanic

17. answer

18. scheme

19. whole

20. nestle

Exploring China

Date: 4th Feb 2020 @ 10:09am

This week in writing, 2HR are exploring China to learn about the famous landmarks and culture. Each day we are pretending to visit a place or take part in an activity to experience the Chinese cultures. Next week we will use these experiences to write a postcard for our Big Write.

On Monday we pretended to visit The Great Wall of China and learned lots of interesting facts about it. In groups, we then constructed our own Great Wall of China using modelling bricks. Afterwards the groups of children presented their models to the class with interesting facts that they had learned during the lesson. The children throughly enjoyed building their Great Walls of China!

On Tuesday we researched information about The Terracotta Army. We found out some amazing facts and created a life-sized Terracotta Warrior to display all the facts that we had found out!

"It took 7000 people to make the warriors!" James

"There were 8000 warriors made in total" Dawood

On Wednesday the class explored the city of Shanghai. We learned about the famous landmarks, things to do and see. We pretended to be tourists taking photos of what we saw on the Ipads, then used them to create a picture collage.

On Thursday we role-played a eating food in a Chinese restaurant and we tasted some Chinese foods such as spring rolls, sweet and sour sauce and blackbean sauce. We challenged ourselves to eat with chopsticks and discussed the flavours of the foods. The children throughly enjoyed sampling the foods and some even said they would want to go to a real restaurant regualrly to eat Chinese food.



Chinese New Year Class Assembly

Date: 4th Feb 2020 @ 9:57am

2HR delivered a brilliant performance to the school and their parents last Friday. They performed 'The Great Race' story to explain how the Chinese calendar began, shared a presentation of how Chinese New Year is celebrated and even performed a Chinese Dragon dance!

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