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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 

Quiz 26.6.20

Date: 26th Jun 2020 @ 9:52am

Happy Friday !

Well done to Maddison, Heer, Ganesa and Faith who got yesterday's answer right . It was  of course, a penguin . All of our winners told me that penguins live in the southern hemisphere and not just in Antarctica . Maddison also let me know that the reason they can't fly is because they did not have any predators in the past.

Two of our winners have seen penguins in zoos - Blackpool and South Lakes . Check out these photos:

What  amazing experiences !


For today's quiz, can you tell me the name of this animal, and where it lives?

grizzly bear | Description, Habitat, & Facts | Britannica


Have a great weekend !

Mrs Harriott 

Quiz 25.6.20

Date: 25th Jun 2020 @ 8:31am

Hello on this very hot Thursday morning !

Faith, Heer, Maddison  and Ganesa were our winners for yesterday's quiz! Well done! They knew that the animal was a camel, which is native to  many countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia .  Have a look at these great photos of one of our winners meeting a camel:


Today, what can you tell me about where this bird lives ?

Major Emperor Penguin Breeding Ground Gone Barren Since 2016 ...

I don't think this bird would enjoy today's temperatures in Manchester!

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

Mrs Harriott 

Quiz 24.6.20

Date: 24th Jun 2020 @ 9:11am

Happy Wednesday ! Hope you've got your sun hat today - it's going to be hot ! 

Well done to Faith, Maddison and Naomi who all knew that polar bears live within the Artic circle in countries such as Canada, Alaska, Svalbard  and Russia. Maddison knows that they do not live in Antarctica ( that's where penguins live). Faith found out that their fur traps air which them keeps them warm in the cold climate. 

Today, can you tell me three countries in which you might find this animal?

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

Mrs Harriott 

Quiz 23.6.20

Date: 23rd Jun 2020 @ 8:55am

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Well done to Faith, Maddison, Heer and Ganesa who all knew that yesterday's animal was a sloth. They found out the names of many different countries in South America including Brazil, Costa Rica, Argentina , Colombia and Ecuador. All of our winners get 5 house points when we get back to school. smiley

Today's question is:

What can you tell me about where this magnificent animal lives?

Polar bear - Wikipedia

As usual, I'd love to hear what you think :


Mrs Harriott 

Quiz 22.6.20

Date: 22nd Jun 2020 @ 9:59am

Good morning!

Congratulations to Friday's quiz winners : Naomi, Faith, Maddison, Heer and Ganesa who all knew that it was an African elephant which could be seen in countries such as Botswana and Namibia.

One of our winners has seen elelphants (before lockdown) .Have a look at the photos that she has shared with us :


Today, can you name this South American animal and name three countries on the continent ?

Why are sloths slow? And six other sloth facts | Stories | WWF



Quiz 19.6.20

Date: 19th Jun 2020 @ 9:50am

Our winners today have all done some fantastic research to find the answer! They are Maddison, Faith, Heer , Ganesa and Naomi.

The snow leopard can be found in up to 12 countries; China, Bhutan,Nepal,India,Pakistan,Afghanistan,Russia,Mongolia,Kazakhstan,Krgyzstan ,Tajikistan  and Uzbekistan (this is Faith's list, but the other winners also had found out this information). Some of the languages spoken in these countries inlcude Dzongkha in Bhutan, Russian in Russia and Napali in Nepal. Well done !

For today, can you find out which continent this animal lives on and  name three countries on that continent ?

Remember to email your answer to: Ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Best Places to See Elephants in Africa: Elephant Safaris 2020







I love to hear from you !

Mrs Harriott

Quiz 18.6.20

Date: 18th Jun 2020 @ 9:41am

Happy Thursday !

Great research skills shown by Naomi, Heer, Ganesa, Kaya , Maddison and Faith which meant they got the  answer to yesterday's quiz right! It was a duck-billed platypus which can be found in Australia. Maddison found out that doondaburra, mallingong and tambreet are some examples of its name in an Aborgine dialect. Heer, Ganesa and Kaya found out that kaya is the word hello in an Aborigine dialect.smiley


Today's question is: 

This is a snow leopard.Can you find out the names of two countries it might live in and any languages that are spoken there ?


Three new sub-species of snow leopard discovered

Mrs H smiley

Quiz 17.6.20

Date: 17th Jun 2020 @ 10:42am

Happy Wednesday everyone !

Our winners from yestersday are; Maddison , Heer, Naomi , Faith  and Ganesa. Well done! They found out that the animals are called lemurs and live in Madagascar. Maddison did some extra research and found out that there are different types of lemurs including ring - tailed, mouse and dwarf.  One of our winners has fed the lemurs at South Lakes Zoo in the Lake District - what an amazing experience ! Thank you for sharing your photos.

Today's question is : Where would we find this animal in the wild and can you name it in any dialect of the Aboriginal language ?

 Duck-billed platypus boasts ten sex chromosomes | Nature

Mrs Harriott





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