EAL: Blog items

Practising counting to 20

Date: 5th Dec 2018 @ 5:45pm

This week, one of our Y5 learners has worked so hard on counting to 20. Well done!

The seasons

Date: 30th Nov 2018 @ 12:42pm

This week Year 4 have been learning all about the seasons.


Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 2:47pm

Year 1 have been busy naming and sorting all of the animals that they saw on their exciting trip to the zoo on Wednesday!


Telling the time

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 4:01pm

Year 5 have been working really hard to tell the time. Here's our bingo game we used to practise our time language.

Half term

Date: 18th Oct 2018 @ 10:46am

We are so impressed by all the children this half term because you have worked with such focus and enthusiasm. Tomorrow is our last school day before half term.We hope you have a safe and relaxing holiday and we will see you on Tuesday 30th October.


Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:49pm

Welcome to our new EAL blog. Watch this space for our latest EAL news!

Summer performance 2017

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:49pm

We are busy practising our performance skills for our summer production ,’Through the Decades at Ravensbury’. We are looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday 12th July for the show !

Welcome back!

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:49pm

We are looking forward to starting a new school year at Ravensbury. We have lots of exciting things planned and can’t wait to get stuck in!

Miss Smith & Mrs Harriott

What did you do during the holidays?

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:48pm

This week we got to play a game where you had to say what you did during the holidays using the past simple. We played four-in-a-row. Well done to all our players!

Describing foods

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:46pm

This week, we tasted different foods to help us think of words to use in our descriptive writing. Some foods were sour, some were salty, some were bitter and some were sweet. The Marmite smelt very strong so we only tasted a little bit of it. Our favourite foods were sugar and lime – delicious!

Reading and building sentences

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:46pm

We have recently been working on reading and building sentences with pictures and high frequency words.

We read the sentence on the board and found the words/pictures in the tray…

…then we put them in the right order…

…next we brought the sentence over to check…

…and finally we checked our skills against the success criteria!

We did some good looking, good pointing, saying what you see and going back to check. Great job!

Year 6 explore the Blitz!

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:44pm

This week, Year 6 have been reviewing their understanding about the Blitz.

First we looked and some pictures and had a discussion about what we think happened. We were able to use and practise our pronunciation of some new vocabulary, such as “Luftwaffe” and “Anderson shelter”.

We also matched some pictures and captions to consolidate our knowledge.

We did it! Well done, Year 6!

Do you know what the “Luftwaffe” was? Ask a Year 6 student!

Exploring the features of a newspaper article

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:44pm

This week Y6 have been exploring the features needed to write their own newspaper article. What do you think they found out?

Year 2 counting syllables and segmenting

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:42pm

Quick Quiz (answers at the bottom!)

1. Can you count the syllables in the word “alligator”? 

2. Can you segment the word “frog”?

This week, Year 2 started working on animals in preparation for next term’s topic.

First, we counted the number of syllables on our fingers…

…or by clapping…

…and then we sorted the animal names into syllable groups.

We even fed the “box monster” some animals. Sometimes the box monster wanted 2-syllable animal names and sometimes it wanted 3-syllable animal names. What a hungry box monster!

Later in the week, we segmented the animal names by moving our hands to help us with our spelling.

Super work, Year 2! 


alligator = 4 syllables (a-lli-ga-tor)

frog= f-r-o-g

Happy holidays!

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:41pm

Mrs Harriott and Miss Smith hope you have a safe and restful winter break. We look forward to seeing you in January 2018!

Happy New Year!

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:41pm

We have got some exciting learning planned for the start of 2018 including a workshop for parents !

Watch this space for further details…

EAL Parent Coffee Morning

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 2:40pm

Mrs Harriott and Miss Smith are pleased to announce the first EAL parent coffee morning!

Date: Wednesday 17th January 2018

Time: 9:00-9:30am

Place: Ravensbury Community Room

We are excited to meet you all! 

Tudor vocabulary practice

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 1:59pm

This week, Year 4 have been reading a text about the Tudors called “Under the Rose”. There were lots of difficult words! First, we circled the words we didn’t understand, then we annotated them by writing notes about what they mean. Finally, we made a matching game to help us practise the new words. Super ideas, Year 4!

Happy Holidays!

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 1:57pm

We hope you have an enjoyable and restful half term holiday, and everyone celebrating Chinese New Year  has a wonderful time!  We are looking forward to seeing you back on Monday 26th February.

World Book Day

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 1:56pm

We enjoyed seeing everyone dressed in their favourite book character’s costume today. Can you guess who we were?

EAL Coffee Morning: Home Learning Support

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 1:56pm

A big thank you to all the adults who came to our EAL Parent Coffee Morning. This week we talked about Home Learning Support. We shared some excellent ideas!

We look forward to seeing you at the EAL Home Learning Club withMiss Smith on Monday 26th April, 3.30-4.15pm in classroom 4LK.

The next EAL Coffee Morning will be Wednesday 25th April at9:00am.

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