EAL: Blog items

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





Quiz 16.6.20

Date: 16th Jun 2020 @ 9:46am

Good morning ! 

Faith, Ganesa , Heer and Maddison were all winners for yesterday's quiz ! 

It was a giant panda found in China. The two main languages spoken in China are Mandarin and Cantonese , but Faith alos found two more - Fuzhou and Shanghainese. Maddison found out that sadly there are only about 1864 giant pandas left in the wild.

Well done to all our winners!

Heer and Ganesa thought that yesterday's question was a bit too easy , so I've stepped it up a bit and here's a slighty harder one for today: This animal only lives in the wild on one island in the world. Can you find out what it is and where it lives? Can you find out which is the main lanuage spoken here for an extra point?

Lemur | San Diego Zoo Animals & Plants

Mrs Harriott smiley



Quiz 15.6.20

Date: 15th Jun 2020 @ 10:33am

Good morning ! Hope you have had a good weekend?

Faith, Heer , Ganesa and Maddison all found out the answer to this tricky question - it is Machu Picchu in Peru, which was built by the Incas. Maddison found out that historians think that it might have been  built for an Inca Emperor.

Faith  found this video to share with us which tell us about this amazing place. Thank you Faith smiley


Check out this link which Faith found too  - it will show you a 3D image of Machu Picchu so we can imagine what it would be like to visit:


Well done to all our winners!


This week's quiz questions are all linked to animals.

In which country would you find this animal and can you name two languages that are spoken in the country?

Giant Panda | Species | WWF

Good luck !

Mrs Harriott 

Quiz 12.6.20

Date: 12th Jun 2020 @ 9:49am

Good morning everyone !

Our winners from yesterday are : Faith, Maddison, Heer and Ganesa! Great work  - as this was a bit tricky!

It was the Angel of the North located in Gateshead Tyne and Wear. Our winners told me that it is made of steel and is 20 metres tall. It was designed by the architect Antony Gomley. Faith , Heer and Ganesa get an extra point for working out that it would take about 2 hours 30 minutes to drive there from Manchester ( about 138 miles). Maybe , after lockdown has finished , you could go and have a look at it ?

For today, can you tell me the name of this ?

In which country in South America you would find it ?

2-Day Private Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco 2020

Mrs Harriott smiley


Quiz 11.6.20

Date: 11th Jun 2020 @ 11:12am

Good morning !

Well done to Faith, Naomi, Heer, Ganesa and Maddison who all emailed their correct answers ! 

It was the Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt with an ancient pyramid behind it in the background. Our winners told me that it is made up of the body of lion and the head of a human and it guards the pyramid tombs. It was built around 4, 500 years ago on the west bank of the River Nile. It was carved from a single block of limestone.

Well done to you if found out the answer too !

Today's question is : 

Where is this UK landmark ? For an extra point -  how long would it take us to get there by car from Manchester?

How well do you know these British landmarks? - AOL

Email your answer to : Ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Mrs Harriott

Quiz 10.6.20

Date: 10th Jun 2020 @ 9:36am

Happy Wednesday everyone !

Naomi, Maddison, Faith, Heer and Ganesa all knew that yesterday's building was the Houses of Parliament at Westminster Palace where MPs meet to debate how to run the country. Well done! The big tower with the clock is called Big Ben , although Maddison found out that is has been renamed Elizabeth Tower. 

One of our winners visited London before lockdown and has shared some of her photos with us  - she visited some of the other famous landmarks in London too. Can you see which ones she went to? It looks as though you had a really exciting time!


Today, we have this structure; can you find out its name and which country it is in ? As always, extra points if you can find an interesting fact about it. Let me know by emailing : Ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Top 10 Famous Landmarks in the World | Most Famous Man-made Monuments

Happy researching ! Mrs Harriott




Quiz 9.6.20

Date: 9th Jun 2020 @ 9:53am

Good morning !

We have five winners who knew it was the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. Well done to : Faith, Naomi, Maddison, Ganesa and Heer !

Faith found the answer by Face timing her Nanna in Italy who also told us that it was built on marshy land - which is why the foundations weren't strong enough to hold it straight .

Maddison found out that the Italian name for the tower is Torre di Pisa and that it measures 56.6m on one side , but only 55m on the other.

Heer and Ganesa found out that because its centre of gravity lies within the base of the tower, it will not fall over .

Great facts smiley

Today's quiz question:

What is the building and what happens in it ?

Email your answer to : Ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

London: Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey Tour 2020

Quiz 8.6.20

Date: 8th Jun 2020 @ 8:32am

Good morning ! I hope you had a good weekend.

We've got six winners who all knew that the statue of Christ the Redeemer is located in Rio de Janeiro,  Brazil : Naomi, Faith, Zarak, Maddison, Ganesa and Heer !  

Maddison earned an extra house point for finding out that the statue was built between 1922 and 1931. smiley

Today's quiz question : What is the name of this tower and why has it got that name ?

Leaning Tower of Pisa – The Guide to the World's Most Famous Tower

I would love to hear what you think !

Ealhomelearning @ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Mrs Harriott



Quiz 5.6.20

Date: 5th Jun 2020 @ 9:51am

Good morning !

We've got seven winners this morning , who all knew that the building was Sydney Opera House in Australia . Five points each to : Faith, Naomi, Zarak, Heer, Ganesa, Michelle and Maddison ! Well done !

Maddison, Heer and Ganesa also let me know that it is  one of the attractions of Sydney Harbour , New South Wales and that it took 14 years to build ! 

For today's question , can you tell me in which country we would find this statue :


Christ the Redeemer (statue) - Wikipedia

Have a very happy weekend !

Mrs Harriott

Quiz 4.6.20

Date: 4th Jun 2020 @ 8:22am

Happy Thursday !

Well done to Faith, Maddison , Heer and Ganesa who all correctly identified Manchester Town Hall. Maddison told me that it took 9 years to build ! 

Today's building is found on the other side of the world: 

Sydney Opera House - Wikipedia

What is it called and which city is it in ?


Good luck !

Mrs Harriott 


Wellbeing challenge page is moving !

Date: 3rd Jun 2020 @ 9:19am

Good morning !

Thank you to everyone who has sent in a photo of themselves exercising for our exercise challenge this week . Here are some of the photos  ( and some photos of previous challanges too)!

From tomorrow, our wellbeing challenges will be moving  - you will find it under the 'wellbeing' tab on the website .

Let me know how you get on with our exercise challenge today!

Mrs Harriott




Quiz 3. 6. 20

Date: 3rd Jun 2020 @ 9:07am

Hello !

Well done to Michelle, Faith, Naomi, Zarak and Maddison who all identified the Eiffel Tower which is in Paris, France.

One of today's winners has been to Paris  and sent us some amazing photos  - it looks as though you had a fantastic time! Thank you for sharing.

Here's today's quiz question: Where is this town hall ? 

(Clue:  It's  closer to home than Paris. )

Residents are speaking out, but is Manchester City Council really ...

Mrs Harriott



Wellbeing challenge check in

Date: 2nd Jun 2020 @ 9:14am

Good morning!

How did day 1 of our exercise challenge go ? Here's one of our exercise superstars playing basketball.

Well done to you if you also did some exercise !

If yesterday didn't quite happen for you, that's ok . Today is your day ! Let me know how you get on:


Mrs Harriott


Quiz 2.6.20

Date: 2nd Jun 2020 @ 8:57am

Happy Tuesday everyone !

How did you get on with yesterday's quiz question ? Well done to Naomi, Zarak, Maddison , Heer and Ganesha who all used their research skills to find the answer : The Taj Mahal, India.

Many of our winners also found additional information about the history of the building ! Great work smiley

Today's building is :

10 Things You May Not Know About the Eiffel Tower - HISTORY

Can you find out what it is called and which European city it is in ?

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

Mrs Harriott

Wellbeing challenge 1.6.20

Date: 1st Jun 2020 @ 10:51am

Hello and welcome back to the start of our final half term of this school year !

As you know, Mrs Glover has been setting us wellbeing challenges to keep us feeling positive and productive over the last few months. It has been fantastic to look back at all the photos you have sent her showing your creative work!

For the next few weeks, Mrs Glover is lucky enough to be going into school each day to teach as we  start opening up the school to certain year groups, so I'll be setting your wellbeing challenge.

So, here's your challenge for this week:

Can you set yourself an exercise goal for the week and try and do a different  exercise each day? It could be going for a walk with your family, making up a dance , going on a bike ride, jumping on your trampoline, doing an online workout like Joe Wicks or doing 30 star jumps in your kitchen!

Use the chart below to record your exercise each day ( or just write it on a piece of paper if you do not have a printer) and send it in to:Ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk . If you would like to share  a photo during the week ,send it in too and I can post it on the blog for others to be inspired to try your idea !

I can't wait to see who can be an exercise superstar!

Mrs Harriott

Weekly Exercise Goals Chart (25 Sheets Per Pad) with Stickers ...

Quiz 1.6.20

Date: 1st Jun 2020 @ 9:54am

Good morning!

Hope you had a restful half term holiday?

Well done to Heer, Ganesa and Maddison who all correctly identified the flag that was the former flag of Northern Ireland, with the capital Belfast. Northern Ireland  is one of the four countries of the UK along with Wales, Scotland and England.

For today's quiz , can you find out the country in which this building was built between 1631 and 1648? 

Email your answer to: Ealhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Taj Mahal | Definition, Story, History, & Facts | Britannica

Good luck!

Half term wellbeing challenge

Date: 25th May 2020 @ 10:58am

Hello and happy half term!

I'm not going to be posting a daily challenge for you over half term but here is something you can do  if you like. It's a funny time right now and it's one we may want to look back on in the future to remind oursleves what we did, how we felt and how lucky we are when it's all over. So I've attached a time capsule template for you use so that you can record some of these things, either by writing or drawing it's up to you.

You can either print it out, do it on a computer or just draw our each page for yourself. Do as much or as little as you chooe and feel free to share anything you do on EALhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Stay safe,

Mrs Glover


Quiz 22.5.20

Date: 22nd May 2020 @ 10:32am

Good morning everyone and thank you to everyone who sent in an answer to yesterday's quiz.

The flag was of course for Scotland which is part of the United Kingdom (as is Wales which was the link to Mrs Harriott's flag!) They mostly speak English in Scotland but a few people still speak Gaelic which is an old Scottish language.

Well done to Maddison who knew all of this, Jennifer who knew that it was Scotland and that they used to speak Gaelic (she also told us that welcome to Scotland in Gaelic is: Fãilte gu Alba!) and Heer and Ganesa who knew that the flag was for Scotland.

Today's flag and a challenge for next week

I feel like we have to have this flag now to complete the set! What country is this flag used for? (even though it doesn't have an official flag any more!) What is the capital of the country? Also what is the link to the last few flags we have posted?

We won't be here over the next week as it's half term and we think that everyone deserves a break. However if you fancy a challenge then we're asking you to now send us a picture of a flag and some questions about it to challenge us on EALhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk . We might even post some of them after half term so you can be challenging your friends at school! Good luck!

Have a good half term and stay safe.

Mrs Glover and Mrs Harriott

Wellbeing challenge 22.5.20

Date: 22nd May 2020 @ 10:14am

Good morning and happy Friday!

Can you believe we’re coming to the end of another half term? It’s the half term holiday for everyone next week! I’m going to post a challenge for the half term week at the weekend and then I should be back with more challenges from the 1st of June.

Today I’m giving you a fun challenge that has been sent to me by Mrs Ganner which I think is a good way to end Mental Health Week.

We’ve talked a lot in school about resilience and the Power of Yet but I bet you didn’t know that there is actually a Power of Yet dance! So today's challenge is to have a go at the Power of Yet dance. Here are 3 links depending on what your age is, have a go and you can send either photos or videos in of you having a go to EALhomelearning@ravensbury.manchster.sch.uk. There are also some writing tasks that you can download and do on each page if you choose to do so.

5 to 7 https://imoves.com/home-learning/1535

7 to 9 https://imoves.com/home-learning/1536

9 to 11 https://imoves.com/home-learning/1537

Have a lovely half term and stay safe.

Mrs Glover

Past Challenges

As always, thank you so much to everyone who has sent me pictures of your wellbeing challenges. I've been sent a few more fantastic origami hearts and a couple of amazing poems. Here they are!



Quiz 21.5.20

Date: 21st May 2020 @ 10:32am

Good morning,

Well done to everyone who identified yesterday's flag which was of course the flag of Wales with a dragon on it. Naomi, Heer, Ganesa, Maddison and Zarek all got it correct once again, I dread to think how many house points we now owe them when we get back to school, we may have to have some new ones made so that we have enough! laugh (sorry Mrs Hughes!)

Today's quiz

What country is this the flag for? Can you tell us any languages that they speak in this country either now or in the past? Also there's a link to the country of the flag that Mrs Harriott posted yesterday, can you tell us what it is?

Good luck!


Wellbeing challenge 21.5.20

Date: 21st May 2020 @ 10:14am

Good morning, I hope you all found some way to enjoy the sunshine yesterday. I sent a lot of time in my garden and I have to admit even though I applied plenty of sun cream, I’m still a little pink! I hope you were all more careful than me.

We’re almost at the end of the week and today is the last kindness based challenge as I have something a little different for tomorrow.

I hope that you have been experiencing some acts of kindness this week as today my challenge is to write a kindness acrostic poem. This is where you use each letter of the word you choose to start a sentence or word.

I’ve attached a file that has a few different kindness words to use for your poem so you can choose one or choose more than one you like! As always if you can’t print then don’t worry, you can write it out on a piece of paper or even type it on a computer like I have.

I have chosen the word caring. Here is my poem.

Cooking for other people

Asking people how they are

Returning peoples phone calls and messages

Interest in what friends and family are up to

Niceness goes a long way!

Going the extra mile for those you love

As always please e-mail your poems to EALhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Mrs Glover

Past challenges

I'm very impressed with all the origami hearts you've all been making, some of you even made both hearts like I did! Here they are along with some other past challenges.



‘We create, We explore,

We care, We soar’


Ravensbury Community School

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Maureen Hughes | Headteacher

Jo Wendt | SENCO

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