EAL: Blog items

English sound system

Date: 22nd Sep 2021 @ 10:52am

We have been looking at English phonemes this week . We have found lots of different ways to practise the new sounds we have learnt!

Welcome back!

Date: 9th Sep 2021 @ 2:42pm

Welcome back to all our families. We hope you have had a relaxing holiday.

We have already been busy learning new language and having fun as we practise it ! 

Summer holidays!

Date: 21st Jul 2021 @ 2:07pm

We have come to the end of a very eventful year and we hope you and your family have a relaxing and safe summer holiday. 

We are sad to be saying good bye to Mrs Glover who will be leaving us this summer. We wish her all the very best for her next venture and will miss her in the EAL department. 

Happy holidays! 

See you in September.

Toro Toro!

Date: 15th Jul 2021 @ 8:42am

In Y5 , we have been looking at the language of bull fighting as part of the Connected Curriculum and English work on Spain. We have used graphic organisers to structure our sentences.

African animals

Date: 8th Jul 2021 @ 2:27pm

Year One have been learning all about about Kenya so this week they have had fun naming all the African animals as well as telling me what colours they all are.


Looking back

Date: 30th Jun 2021 @ 10:02am

This week, we have been assessing  our skills and knowledge to see how much we have learnt this year and what we need to learn next. It has been great to see how much progress we have made. It has been hard work, but we've also had lots of fun too!

Here's a look back at some of the fun we've had over the year :

When or where?

Date: 24th Jun 2021 @ 3:49pm

This week Year 2 have looked at adverbials for when and where. At first they found it tricky to tell which was which but jumping on our handy stepping stones helped us to decide!

Learning new skills.

Date: 17th Jun 2021 @ 10:55am

We learn a new skill every week in our EAL lessons. Here are some photos of us practising our new skills this week: 

Units of measurement

Date: 10th Jun 2021 @ 2:37pm

Year 2 have been learning about units of measurement this week and finished off with this fun matching game. They did well!

Learning our phonemes.

Date: 26th May 2021 @ 3:27pm

We have been working hard to learn all the English phonemes we need to read and spell . Some of them have three letters for just one sound! It's tricky learning them, but we keep practising - and we love a challenge!

Well done everyone. 

Word class

Date: 19th May 2021 @ 3:34pm

Year 5 have been learning all about different word class this week. We have concentrated especially on nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs and have enjoyed showing what we know by jumping on stepping stones!

Check back soon for a picture of our stepping stones...

Looking at sounds

Date: 11th May 2021 @ 2:22pm

We have been practising all of the phonemes we know so that we can remember them quickly when we need to  use them in our reading and writing. 


How do astronauts brush their teeth in space?

Date: 6th May 2021 @ 12:54pm

Some of our Y5 children have been investigating how astronauts brush their teeth in space. We found it was not easy ! We used third person singular to write up our instructions.

Telling the time

Date: 28th Apr 2021 @ 1:04pm

We have been learning the language of time this week including telling the time. Do you know the time on this bingo card?


Victorian simple past and present tense

Date: 28th Apr 2021 @ 8:49am

Last week, Year 2 learnt about how to identify the difference between simple past and present tense. Do you know which type of word to look out for? (Hint - each one is underlined!)

Happy Easter and safe holidays !

Date: 1st Apr 2021 @ 10:04am

Today is our final day of our spring term.

We have been so impressed with all your hard work this term and can't wait to see you again in the summer term.

We hope you and your family have a safe and restful holiday and we will see you again on Monday 19th April.

Happy Easter !

Mrs Harriott and Mrs Glover


Challenging ourselves.... and not giving up !

Date: 25th Mar 2021 @ 2:31pm

We have been working on some challenges this week and everyone has  shown perseverance when things got a bit tricky. We found that if we worked through the challenge together , we could do it !  Well done everyone !

Vikings and Saxons

Date: 16th Mar 2021 @ 10:21am

Year 4 are looking at the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons this half term. This week we have been comparing pictures and maps and concentrating on the new vocabulary. 

100 % effort

Date: 15th Mar 2021 @ 10:48am

It is lovely to see everyone back at school .We are so impressed with the attitude of all our fabulous EAL learners - 100 % effort from everyone .

Here's some of the exciting learning we've been doing : 


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 




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