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Who’s afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:01pm

Today we were looking at pictures of The Big Bad Wolf from ‘Little Red Riding Hood‘. We were thinking about words to describe what he looked like and how he acts. Look at all the fantastic words that we came up with!! 

Happy holidays!

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:01pm

Mrs Harriott and Miss Smith hope you have a safe and restful winter break. We look forward to seeing you in January 2018!

Year 2 counting syllables and segmenting

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:00pm

Quick Quiz (answers at the bottom!)

1. Can you count the syllables in the word “alligator”? 

2. Can you segment the word “frog”?

This week, Year 2 started working on animals in preparation for next term’s topic.

First, we counted the number of syllables on our fingers…

…or by clapping…

…and then we sorted the animal names into syllable groups.

We even fed the “box monster” some animals. Sometimes the box monster wanted 2-syllable animal names and sometimes it wanted 3-syllable animal names. What a hungry box monster!

Later in the week, we segmented the animal names by moving our hands to help us with our spelling.

Super work, Year 2! 


alligator = 4 syllables (a-lli-ga-tor)

frog= f-r-o-g

Our ‘Red Day’ story launch!

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:59pm

Today we had our launch for our new story…did you guess what it was going to be??… Little Red Riding Hood! The children looked fantastic dressed in red and really enjoyed all the red activities in Nursery. 

Making edible sparklers!

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:58pm

As part of our ‘surprise’ celebrations this week we have been celebrating Bonfire Night. Today we have been creating firework pictures on the whiteboard, making bonfire pictures in the Creative Area, jumping like fireworks and creating ‘edible sparklers’. We had such a fun time making them and couldn’t wait until home time when we were allowed to eat them with our grown ups! Look at the fun we had making them! 

Exploring the features of a newspaper article

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:58pm

This week Y6 have been exploring the features needed to write their own newspaper article. What do you think they found out?

Harvest Celebration

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:58pm

Thank you to all the grown ups that came to help us to celebrate Harvest this morning. We loved seeing you joining in with the different Harvest and Autumnal activities with your children. We were so proud of the children’s performance of ‘Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’ and ‘The Journey Home from Grandpa’s’  and I’m sure you were too. Have a look at some of the photographs from our lovely morning.

Year 6 explore the Blitz!

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:58pm

This week, Year 6 have been reviewing their understanding about the Blitz.

First we looked and some pictures and had a discussion about what we think happened. We were able to use and practise our pronunciation of some new vocabulary, such as “Luftwaffe” and “Anderson shelter”.

We also matched some pictures and captions to consolidate our knowledge.

We did it! Well done, Year 6!

Do you know what the “Luftwaffe” was? Ask a Year 6 student!

Making kites!

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:57pm

Miss Foord had asked all the children in school to create kites to decorate our school. The children in Nursery had the most exciting time decorating their kite with their friend. There were so many different things to choose from! Now the kites are finished they look fantastic and the children are very proud of their creations. Our Nursery kites will be displayed in our shared areas. Ask your child’s teacher if you would like to have a look! 

Reading and building sentences

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:57pm

We have recently been working on reading and building sentences with pictures and high frequency words.

We read the sentence on the board and found the words/pictures in the tray…

…then we put them in the right order…

…next we brought the sentence over to check…

…and finally we checked our skills against the success criteria!

We did some good looking, good pointing, saying what you see and going back to check. Great job!

All about the number 4

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:56pm

This week we have been learning all about the number 4. We have been counting out 4 objects, having a go at drawing the number 4, looking for the number 4 in the classroom and making number 4 biscuits with 4 smarties on! We really enjoyed making the biscuits and the best part was eating them!

Describing foods

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:56pm

This week, we tasted different foods to help us think of words to use in our descriptive writing. Some foods were sour, some were salty, some were bitter and some were sweet. The Marmite smelt very strong so we only tasted a little bit of it. Our favourite foods were sugar and lime – delicious!

Journey Home from Grandpa’s

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:55pm

This week we have launched our new story ‘The Journey Home from Grandpa’s’. The children are really enjoying the rhythm in the story and talking about the different vehicles and colours. Have a look at the link below and have a go at singing the story with your child at home. 

What did you do during the holidays?

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:55pm

This week we got to play a game where you had to say what you did during the holidays using the past simple. We played four-in-a-row. Well done to all our players!

Baa Baa Black Sheep have you any wool?

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:54pm

In our Literacy sessions we have been singing lots of different Nursery Rhymes. Today we have been singing ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ and thinking about the order of the Rhyme and what happens next. We used masks and picture cues in the outdoor area to help us to sing the rhyme and answer questions about what happened next.


We love to mark make!

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:54pm

At Nursery we have been having lots of fun outside mark making with the chunky chalks. We are getting better at talking about the marks that we have made and thinking about how we can make our marks better.

Welcome back!

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:54pm

We are looking forward to starting a new school year at Ravensbury. We have lots of exciting things planned and can’t wait to get stuck in!

Miss Smith & Mrs Harriott

Summer performance 2017

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:54pm

We are busy practising our performance skills for our summer production ,’Through the Decades at Ravensbury’. We are looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday 12th July for the show !

We love to read!

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:53pm

At Nursery we love to read. This week we have started going to the library. It is very exciting and we have to tiptoe through school to get there! When we are in the library we make sure we use our quiet voices. Shhh!!  We can choose from lots of different books to read in the library and make sure we put them back carefully. We are learning how to handle the books carefully, hold it the correct way up and turn the pages. We are beginning to look at the pictures to help us to tell the story.  


Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:53pm

Welcome to our new EAL blog. Watch this space for our latest EAL news!

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