EAL: Blog items

World Book Day

Date: 4th Mar 2021 @ 1:25pm

We have had fun reading in strange places today.

Happy World Book day everyone!

Welcome back !

Date: 26th Feb 2021 @ 9:55am

It has been a great start to the second half of the Spring term. You have been working hard at home and at school. Well done !

Next week, we are looking forward to World Book Day, and invite all children , whether at home or at school , to dress up as a character from a book on Thursday 4th March. We can't wait to see who you will choose to be!



Happy Half Term!

Date: 12th Feb 2021 @ 2:53pm

Our pupils have been working so hard over the last 6 weeks and we are very proud of all of them.

Here is some phonics work that one of our Year 3 pupils has worked hard on this week!

We hope you have a safe and restful half term, ready to start your learning again on Tuesday the 23rd of February :-).

Mrs Glover and Mrs Harriott

Checking out what we can remember

Date: 8th Feb 2021 @ 9:41am

We have been learning so much new language and thinking about so many new ideas, that we have had a week of fun activities to see how much we can remember and use. Have a look at some of our learning:  


Phoneme fun!

Date: 1st Feb 2021 @ 8:10am

Happy 1st February ! 

In school, we have been continuing to build our phonic skills for reading and writing .  We have used lots of different ways to help us remember the phonemes ;played a sorting game and bingo. We were then able to write some fantastic sentences independently using the new phonemes we have been looking at.


Working hard at school.

Date: 25th Jan 2021 @ 8:24am

Happy Monday everyone!

We hope you have had a restful weekend and are ready to get going with more exciting learning.

Last week, we had some pictures of our fablous learners working hard at home. This week, here's some photos of some of our children who are coming into school to learn.

Wherever you are learning , remember we are here for you if you need any help and we would love to see some pictures of the work you are doing ! You can email us : ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Mrs Harriot and Mrs Glover 




EAL pupils working hard at home

Date: 19th Jan 2021 @ 3:36pm

We are so proud of our EAL pupils right now! They have adapted to the challenge of home learning fantastically. Here are some photos of one of our pupils working hard. Please feel free to send us in photos of your children working hard at home, they really make us smile smiley

Mrs Glover and Mrs Harriott


Lockdown learning

Date: 15th Jan 2021 @ 8:23am

We have been so impressed with the work our fantastic learners have been doing so far either at home or in school during these first two weeks of lockdown.

It has not been easy to adjust to the new way of learning , but you have got organised and worked so hard. Well done!

Remember, we are still here for you if you need any help or have any questions about your learning. You can email us: ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk  

Have a great Friday !


Happy New Year!

Date: 5th Jan 2021 @ 4:24pm

Hello and Happy New Year!

School is unfortunately closed until February half term but we are still here to help as well as your class teachers.

Please email us on ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk if you have any questions.

Here's a little video to let you know we're still here :-)

Stay safe!

Mrs Glover and Mrs Harriott


Capital letters challenge!

Date: 16th Dec 2020 @ 4:13pm

It's the last week of term and we're challenging ourselves to see how much of our learning we can remember !

Here's our capital letter challenge.


Active or passive?

Date: 11th Dec 2020 @ 3:53pm

This week Year 6 have been looking at past participles and whether sentences are written in the active or passive voice. It's been a bit tricky but after some practice they did really well.

Newsaper reports

Date: 3rd Dec 2020 @ 3:22pm

This week Year 4 have been looking at newspaper reports. We have looked at the features of a newspaper report and identified what, where, when, and who to help us write an introduction for our earthquake report.

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

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