EAL: Blog items

Fishing for words.

Date: 24th Nov 2020 @ 10:45am

This week we've been starting to look at sight words . These are the words we have to learn to read without blending using our phonemes. 

Here's one of our amazing Year 3 learners playing a fishing game to practise reading the words! 


We've been on a phoneme hunt!

Date: 19th Nov 2020 @ 2:18pm

This week, some our our EAL learners have been hunting for phonemes ! When we had found as many as we could, we looked at how many different words we could make with the letters.


Blending to read !

Date: 15th Nov 2020 @ 3:24pm

Some of use have been working hard to learn the phase 2 phonemes, and this week we were able to use our phonic knowledge to blend the sounds together to play lots of games including bingo. It was great fun and the reading skills were fantastic! 

Well done !






Happy and safe half term holiday !

Date: 22nd Oct 2020 @ 12:54pm

We are so impressed with all of the children who have been  working so hard this half term in their EAL lessons!

We hope you have a relaxing and safe holiday, and can't wait to see you again after half term.

Have a look at some of the fantastic learning we've been doing:

Sequencing instructions

Date: 15th Oct 2020 @ 12:20pm

Some of our pupils have been busy sequencing instructions this week. They made sure they said the correct time connective with each step and did a great job!

EAL this week

Date: 8th Oct 2020 @ 2:17pm

We've been looking at the language of place value and blending to read this week . 


Working hard !

Date: 30th Sep 2020 @ 4:50pm

Some of our Y3 children are working hard on the langugage of place value.

Great understanding ! yes

And we're back!

Date: 3rd Sep 2020 @ 2:14pm

Welcome back to all our Ravensbury children and their families ! It has been so nice to see everyone's smiling faces and catch up on lockdown news.

Things are a little bit different here as we are making sure we all stay as safe as possible by washing and sanitising our hands regularly and keeping our distance from other people. 

Have a look at how we've changed our classrooms round to keep you feeling safe when we're learning:







English language class starting in September

Date: 21st Aug 2020 @ 11:17am

An exciting opportunity for you to learn English run by Manchester City Council and the Skills funding Agency:

A course for parents who want to learn English language skills.
This course will help you to:
 speak with your child’s teacher
 speak with your doctor

 learn new vocabulary about body parts/illnesses

 learn about healthy foods
 improve your English language skills


Please  write down your contact details and give to your  Sure Start children’s centre.
Name: …………………………………………………………
Post Code: ……………………….
Tel Number:

Courses begin September 2020

You will be invited to an assessment and to enrol.



Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 9:20am

Good morning on our final day of term!

Our winners from yesterday's quiz are: Faith, Naomi, Maddison , Ganesa and Heer who all found out that the flower is that of the Dominican Republic. Naomi and Maddison did some extra research and found out that is a very rare cactus and can only be found in certain parts of the island . 

Well done to all of our winners over the last few months   - it has been great to hear from you , and anyone who has been getting involved with the fun at home. We'll have a little break from the quiz over the summer holidays ready for fresh learning in September.

I hope you all have a relaxing and enjoyable summer holiday. smiley

Take care 

Mrs Harriott 

Quiz 16.7.20

Date: 16th Jul 2020 @ 10:46am

Hello everyone. I can't believe we have only got one more quiz question before the summer holidays start !

Our winners from yesterday are: Faith, Naomi and Maddison who all knew the country was Australia. Maddison and Naomi found out that the animals are an emu and a kangaroo and they feature on the coat of arms of Australia along with a golden wattle flower.

So, for our last quiz question of the school year , can you tell me which country has this flower , the Bayahibe rose,  as it's national flower ?

As always, I 'd love to hear what you think : Ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Mrs Harriott 

Quiz 15.7.20

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 9:27am

Good morning!  

A big well done to Heer, Ganesa, Faith  and Maddison who all found out that the country was Canada and the leaf was a maple from the maple tree. Maddison let me know that Canada at one time, used the Union Jack for its flag before it changed to the familiar maple leaf design.

For today, which country has these two animals on its national coat of arms ( badge)? 

Kangaroos: Facts, Information & Pictures | Live Science

emu | Description, Habitat, Diet, Height, Speed, & Facts | Britannica

Let me know what you think: Ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk 

Mrs Harriott

Quiz 14.7.20

Date: 14th Jul 2020 @ 9:37am

Good morning!

Congratulations to Faith, Naomi, Maddison, Heer, Ganesa and Zarak who all knew that the daffodil is the national flower of Wales. Maddison found out that many people in Wales wear a daffodil on St. David's day. Maddison also found out that sometimes a leek is used as a Welsh emblem too. Have a look at one of our winners exploring the stunning scenery and fun activities in Wales with her family:

Here is today's national emblem. Can you find out what it is and which country has it as its emblem? 

(Clues: It is also used on the flag of this country and it is the leaf of a tree which produces syrup which we can use to put on pancakes.) 



Maple Leaf National Symbols Of Canada Watertown Community Church ...



Good luck !

Mrs Harriott


Quiz 13.7.20

Date: 13th Jul 2020 @ 9:30am

Good morning on this, our last Monday of term! I hope you had a good weekend.

Well done to Naomi, Zarak, Faith , Heer, Maddison and Ganesa who all found out that Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia.

Many countries around the world have a national flower or emblem in addition to a flag and this week's quiz questions will be about finding out about some of them.

Today, can you find out which country's national flower is the daffodil?

The Daffodil is the national flower of Wales | Daffodils, National ...

Let me know your answer : Ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Mrs Harriott

Quiz 10.7.20

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 8:54am

Congratulations to Zarak, Heer, Ganesa, Faith and Naomi who all found out that Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal.

Maddison told me that Kathmandu has many beautiful monasteries and temples including the highly decorated Pashupatinath Temple.

Today, can you tell me the country with the capital Ulaanbaatar ?

9 must see places in Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia

Good luck !


Mrs Harriott 

Quiz 9.7.20

Date: 9th Jul 2020 @ 9:56am

Good morning !

Well done to Faith, Zarak, Ganesa, Heer, Naomi and Maddison who all let me know that Nairobi is the capital of Kenya. Faith told me that she plans to visit Kenya in the future to go on a safari and Maddison found out that Nairobi is the second largest city in the African Great Lakes region. Heer and Ganesa also did some research and found out that Nairobi is located just south of the centre of the country. Fantastic research skills !

Today's capital is Kathmandu. Can you find out the country?

Let me know what you think the answer is : Ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk 

Mrs Harriott 

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is listed as one of the ...



Quiz 8.7.20

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 9:01am

Happy Wednesday everyone !

Congratulations to Heer , Ganesa, Maddison, Naomi and Faith who all  know that Caracas is the capital city of Venezuela in South America.

For today, can you tell me the name of the country which has Nairobi as its capital city ?

Let me know what you think : Ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Mrs Harriott 

Economy of Kenya - Wikipedia

Quiz 7.7.20

Date: 7th Jul 2020 @ 9:20am

Good morning!

Well done to Faith, Zarak, Naomi, Maddison, Ganesa and Heer who all found out that Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. Faith told me that Malaysia is in South East Asia and Maddison let me know that the two iconic towers you can see in the photo are called the Petronas Towers. Great work !

Today, can you find out which country has the capital Caracas ?

Caracas - Wikipedia

Good luck !

Mrs Harriott 



Quiz 6.7.20

Date: 6th Jul 2020 @ 9:26am

Good morning ! Hope you have enjoyed your weekend ? 

Well done to Faith, Zarak, Maddison, Naomi, Heer and Ganesa who all found out that the airport is in Morocco in Northern Africa where Arabic, Tamazight ( the main Berber or Amazigh language ) and French are all spoken .

Faith found out that Salam is hello in the Moroccan dialect of Arabic and Maddison told me that there were over 32 million people living in Morocco in 2013. ( This has increased to over 36 million today).

The quiz for this week is all about capital cities around the world: 

The capital is Kuala Lumpur. What is the name of the country ?

Kuala Lumpur: Why Malaysia's capital city has got it all | Short ...


Looking forward to hearing what you think : Ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk 

Mrs Harriott


Quiz 3.7.20

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 8:23am

Happy Friday !

Fabulous research skills Faith, Zarak, Heer , Maddison and Ganesa ! You all found out that the country is Iceland. smiley

Well done !


For today's question, can you tell me in which country you would find this airport, and the languages spoken there.

AACO | Passenger traffic at Casablanca's Mohammed V International ...

Let me know your answer: Ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Mrs Harriott 

Quiz 2.7.20

Date: 2nd Jul 2020 @ 10:03am

Good morning !

Congratulations to Zarak, Faith and Maddison who all got yesterday's answer right : If you flew into Athens airport, you would be in Greece where the main language is Greek. Faith found out that some of the other languages spoken in Greece are Albanian, Macedonian and Turkish. Maddison told me that the city of Athens has many Ancient Greek buildings which we can still visit today ( after lockdown of course ).

Today's question will need you to use your best research skills:

Which country is this airport in ?

ISAVIA PRESENTS A NEW UNIFIED BRAND LOGO | IsaviaLet me know what you think : Ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk 

Mrs Harriott 

Quiz 1.7.20

Date: 1st Jul 2020 @ 8:17am

Good morning on the first day of July!

Well done to Faith, Maddison and Zarak who found out that Toronto airport is in Canada and they would need Canadian dollars to spend if they went there on holiday. Maddison found out that Toronto has 8100 restaurants and bars!

Today, can you tell me which country you would be landing in at this airport  and which language (s) is/are spoken here ? 

Athens Airport Applauds Airlines for their Development in 2018 ...

Remember to let me know your answer: Ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Mrs Harriott 


Quiz 30.6.20

Date: 30th Jun 2020 @ 9:34am

Congratulations to Maddison, Faith , Heer and Ganesa who correctly identified that Tokyo airport is in Japan and that the main language spoken there is Japanese. Maddison also found out the names of some other languages which are spoken in Japan: Ryukyuan languages are spoken in Okinawa and parts of Kagoshima in the Ryukyu Islands. smiley

Today's quiz:

Where would you be if you landed at this airport , and which currency (money) would you need ?

Pearson Airport with Toronto Airport Limo - Toronto Airport Limo Blog

Good luck ! Ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk 

Mrs Harriott 


Quiz 29.6.20

Date: 29th Jun 2020 @ 9:25am

Good morning!

Well done to Faith , Naomi and Maddison who knew it was a bear . Faith also narrowed it down to a brown bear which lives in North America . The bear in the photo was a grizzly bear which is a species of brown bear. Maddison found out that bears can live for up to 25 years. Have a look at one of our winners seeing a  brown bear at the zoo:

This week's quiz is all about world travel !

Most of us can't go on holiday at the moment , but if we could, which country would we be flying to if we went on a plane and landed at this airport? For a bonus House point, which language(s) are spoken in the country?

Airports in Japan - IATA Codes, Map And Travel informationRemember to email your answer to Ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Mrs Harriott 

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