Year 6DL: Blog items

“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:

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!

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!

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!

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?


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!

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!

Andy Goldsworthy-inspired art part 2…

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:12am

Using the natural resources that we collected last time, we explored  some of the key elements of art to create our own work. This session we sketched the leaves paying attention to FORM….

…made a foam template and used them for some two-tone lino printing, paying attention to COLOUR…

…and finally made some natural sculptures using the laminator, paying attention to PATTERN.

Making Andy Goldsworthy-inspired natural sculptures

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:08am

Autumn is the perfect time of year for some art, and Andy Goldsworthy is the perfect source of inspiration…. first we explored his natural, temporary sculptures and then went outside to find materials for our own. More to follow!

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8…and smile!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:07am

Working hard to practise our performance… keep counting and smiling!

Spooky Times!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:04am

This week we have been reading and acting out scenes from spooky HAUNTED HOUSE stories to collect ideas for writing! Check back soon for some of our ideas!

24 Hour Time

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:01am

Well done for all your fabulous hard work during booster session this Easter!

If you want to secure your time skills, click on the picture to go to a page of fabulous games to play.

‘We create, We explore,

We care, We soar’


Ravensbury Community School

Tartan StreetClayton M11 4EG

Maureen Hughes | Headteacher

Jo Wendt | SENCO

0161 223 0370