RCW: Blog items

Reading Buddies

Date: 26th Mar 2019 @ 10:41pm

What a lovely thing it is to share a book with a friend. Let's say the alphabet sounds... But then sometimes, it's great to sit quietly with a book and get lost in another world. 

Maths Watch

Date: 26th Mar 2019 @ 10:31pm

When we have been playing in the classroom over the last few days, our teachers have seen us playing lots of maths games. Can you work out how to play with our maths resources?

Key Word Clues: counting, adding, subtracting 

How many number blocks does it take to transform it into a rocket?

Date: 26th Mar 2019 @ 10:23pm

When we play in the classroom, sometimes we are set challenges to create our own Maths games. Today the number blocks transformed themselves into a 'number rocket' that zoomed around the classroom after it was built and counted. They also became talking towers. Can you estimate how many number blocks are used? Can you count how many the children used?

World Book Day 2019

Date: 26th Mar 2019 @ 10:06pm

heartWe love reading at Ravensbury heart

To celebrate World Book Day we joined the older children for a special assembly where we walked down the book character catwalk, we shared books and we designed and created our very own, one of a kind, Rainbow Reading Area.

What do you think of it? Would you like to join us to read a book?


A day full of love - February 14th, 2019

Date: 26th Mar 2019 @ 8:52pm

We really felt the love on Valentine's Day by sharing hearts and making gifts for our adults. 

We even learned a song to sing at the end of the day to tell our grown-ups we love them. 


Crocodile Joe brings along some friends...

Date: 26th Mar 2019 @ 8:38pm

The time Crocodile Joe came to school was such an unforgettable experience. Joe shared his love of animals with us by telling us about his adventures around the world and by introducing us to snakes, lizards and a tarantula called Tilly!

He's inspired us to create an animal world in our classroom as we learn more about eggs. 

Real Scuba Gear

Date: 26th Mar 2019 @ 8:28pm

We were amazed by what we saw in class a couple of days after our trip to the Blue Planet Aquarium. Mrs Hughes brought her husband's scuba gear in for us to look at. On the trip, we saw Luke and Mark inside the tank feeding the fish. It was really exciting and we were very interested in the breathing apparatus. Did you know the octopus is the name of the long hose? 

Thank you for lertting us look at your equipment Mr Hughes yes

An amazing day out to Blue Planet Aquarium

Date: 26th Mar 2019 @ 8:14pm

Our very first trip out was a huge success! We were so tired at the end of the day because it had been so busy. Can you imagine seeing sharks and eels and cayman and jellyfish and tarantulas and every type of reptile and sea life you could think of? We really could not believe our eyes smiley


Who will you be today?

Date: 26th Mar 2019 @ 7:57pm

Last half term we learned about the children in the story book, On Sudden Hill. In the book there are three boys that can create anything from virtually nothing! They had so many good ideas that we decided to make our own props box. The Pirates don't look too friendly. surprise Can you guess who the King and Queen are? Oh and be careful passing those Knights, they've already killed our texture dragon...

Can you create props and bring them in to school? To listen to the story click here 

Can we stop the snow from feeling so cold?

Date: 26th Mar 2019 @ 7:42pm

We made good use of the cold and the snowy weather in January by carrying out an experiment. We created a snow castle outdoors and then scooped up the snow into the tray. After touching it, we realised we wouldn't be able to play for long unless we found gloves to warm us up. Funnily enough, woollen gloves got wet and our hands felt really cold, but washing up gloves helped keep our fingers warmer and dry. 

It's Snowing!

Date: 26th Mar 2019 @ 7:34pm

The first snow fell in January during the morning mat time. We were so excited we just had to go outside, get our coats on and stand in the cold air as the snow fell on our coats and noses and hair...


Pancake Creations

Date: 26th Mar 2019 @ 7:03pm

On Shrove Tuesday we made the batter, asked Miss Conway to cook them so we could play outside in the sunshine and then created our own toppings. Most of us thought they were yummy! We did say MOST of us laugh



Red Nose Day 2019

Date: 26th Mar 2019 @ 6:29pm

We had lots of fun joining in the danceathon and raising money for people who need our help 


Happy New Year!

Date: 26th Mar 2019 @ 6:16pm

We're really looking forward to working on our New Year's Resolutions. Pop in to class to see what we are going to be working hard to achieve in 2019


Remembrance Day Centenary

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 8:30pm

To mark this important occasion and to understand more about what Remembrance Day is, we have been finding out about the symbol we see all around us, the poppy.

We started our day looking at old photos of soldiers and then used our 100 square to try ti understand how long 100 years is. We are only 4 or 5 years old. Count to 5. That doesnt take very long does it? Try counting to 46 ( our teacher is that old!).  That took a lot longer. Imagine how long 100 years is. "WOWWWW", said William, "That's really really long, a long time"

We then created poppies and pictures using our own choice of materials before standing together holding hands to show respect for all soldiers, past and present. It was a calm and thoughtful time for us today.




Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 8:21pm

Following on from learning about lots of different celebrations, today we began to learn about Diwali.

We learned about the story of Rama and Sita and  how they fought the 10 headed demon Ravana. As they were a long way from home in the story, Hindu people light diva lamps and put them in their windows to guide them safely home. Here are picture of the indepndent work we did to learn more.

Here is a link to Watch the story of Rama and Sita

Can you guess what we are making to guide Rama and Sita home?

Step 1: Make a pinch pot and add a pattern inside using tools.


(Spoiler Alert: They may be lighting up your windowsill very soon!)

Bonfire Night Celebrations

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 8:13pm

This week we have been creating poems, printing and painting shape pictures and making bonfire crafts for Bonfire Night. Such a busy time learning about celebrations this half term!

On Bonfire Night, at five o'clock I bought rocket and it went whoosh, pop, crackle, bang,sizzle.



Hubble Bubble Halloween Potions

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 8:07pm

The spooky fun continued this week as we created halloween potions and held relay races to explore and compare capacity cauldrons. There were a lot of witches and spiders in the school today!


Apple Bobbing Halloween Fun

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 8:02pm

To learn about how people celebrate Halloween, we had lots of fun bobbing for apples this afternoon. It's very tricky and we needed to be patient and also very careful. Holding the apple in your teeth at the end was both funny and very rewarding. 


Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 7:57pm

You don't know about Go Noodle? Where have you been? Even our grown-ups come in for a physical session to start our day on Friday Challenge Day. By doing Go Noodle activities we help to make our minds and bodies grow up healthy and happy. 

To sign up for free click here and get earning rewards for your champ.



Sports Day 2018

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 7:44pm

After our first sports day was cancelled due to the fabulous Manchester weather, we finally got to show off our physical skills to our parents this morning. We have been practicing with our teachers so we could run the relay, complete the obstacle course, play the parachute game and ride the bike track using imagination and skill and of course doing so safely. Oh and don't foret the amazing fun run our adults joined us for at the end! Afterwards, we invited our grown-ups in to cool down in front of the whiteboard with a mindfulness Go Noodle session.

Find fun indoor active sessions and mindfulness sessions click here to sign up for free.


Choosing Autumn Crafts

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 7:35pm

When we are learning, our teachers think it important that we have choices about how we create representations of objects we are learning about. This week we have we spent time choosing from lots of different craft activities. We could choose to create a leaf owl, a popcorn tree, a harvest hen and a clay hedgehog. Some of us chose to make all of these things! We also decided it would be good for us to display some our our work too, on the seasons board in Miss Wolfenden's classroom


Sean the Super City Coach

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 7:26pm

On Fridays we are very lucky to have Sean visiting us. He plays games and helps us to use our imaginations to improve our Physical Development skills. The best bit is that even if it's raining, we don't stop our sessions because of our awesome new Physical area. Take a look at some of the games we played today. 


Autumn Salad

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 7:21pm

To continue our healthy food choices, today we created our own Autumn Salad by tasting and talking about what we had eaten. We were very adventurous, trying new and interesting foods that we don't usually eat at home. This is an important part of our learning - to try new things and have a go.


Yummy Harvest Soup

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 7:09pm

Today we created a yummy and healthy favourite - Harvets Soup! Using a variety of seasonal vegetables and some seriously safe knife skills we cut, cooked and then ate our very own creation. You can see how much we loved it.  If you want to know how, just pop in to class and ask us laugh


‘We create, We explore,

We care, We soar’


Ravensbury Community School

Tartan StreetClayton M11 4EG

Maureen Hughes | Headteacher

Jo Wendt | SENCO

0161 223 0370