: Blog items

Christmas is here!

Date: 3rd Dec 2022 @ 7:43am


Well, it is definately starting to look like Christmas in Year 2 ! it has been such a busy week and the children have been practising hard for their Christmas performance, next week. We know that the children cannot wait to sing, dance and act for all the parents. We are sure you have heard some of the songs being performed at home. If the Nativity performance wasn't enough we have had a visit from Santa and all the children in 2KW got to tell him what they would like for Christmas.

The class is being decorated from now and the tree is up, waiting for the children to make baubles and paper chains to add to it! All the children have also also enjoyed writing a letter to Santa and were amazed when their letters were collected during the lunchtime from Santa's secret elves. You wouldn't believe how much fairy and elf dust was in the class!!! The children had to be careful that they didn't get dust on them and fly away too! Santa also phoned the children in the afternoon to thank them for the letters! hopefully Santa will reply by next week. We can't wait for the next two weeks of learning!!! 


christmas 2kw.jpeg      christmas post.jpeg

We wonder who is going to get the chocolates from the advent calendar next week.

Merry christmas

Miss Wolfenden and Mrs Cooper


Date: 1st Dec 2022 @ 2:44pm

Today Nursery has been to see Father Christmas. 


We told him what we wanted for Christmas and he read us a Christmas Story then gave us a present.


We sang some songs to Santa, have a practise at home!

Parent's Evening

Date: 1st Dec 2022 @ 11:21am

Thank you to all the parents who attended Progress Evening, it was lovely to see you all and share your child's learning with you. I am so very proud of all the children in 1HB and I know you all are too! 


Have a lovely weekend!


Date: 1st Dec 2022 @ 10:34am

In reading, we have been exploring how to work out what different vocabulary means. We used a variety of techniques, including reading around the text, looking for root words, prefixes, and suffixes, and employing synonyms. All these strategies helped us discover what new vocabulary meant, and we will now be able to include it in our writing.


Positional language

Date: 30th Nov 2022 @ 1:33pm

This week, we have been using using language which tells us where something or somebody is. We have found lots of opportunities to use this language around school: In our line when we are moving around the school to see who is in front or at behind, which month is after November or which day comes before Wednesday. We can use positional language in so many different situations!


Generating adjective using Chat Mats

Date: 27th Nov 2022 @ 8:29pm

Last week we started our next story called ‘Stickman.’ We used our prediction skills to guess what might happen by just looking at a picture. Then we learned new vocabulary, understood what it meant and used word rap to remember the words. 

We learned about what settings were in a story and generated adjectives to describe what Stickman could see and hear in each setting. We used an activity called chat mats to work in two smaller groups to think of adjectives and then use them to write some sentences. 

Understanding Compass Points in Geography

Date: 27th Nov 2022 @ 8:24pm

Last week we were introduced to a compass. We looked at some compasses and learned about the four compass points of north, east, south and west. We learned why a compass might be used and how we can use the compass points to give directions. 

We played a partner game where we imagined we were the wolf and our partner hadn’t to give us some directions using the compass points to get to each house that the wolf built. 

We are creative !

Date: 27th Nov 2022 @ 7:57pm


In 2KW we have been listening to stories and watching  information about The Great Fire of London. The children have really enjoyed going into role as some of the important characters and retelling the events. They loved wearing masks and props to help them commit to the characters they were playing!

nellis.jpeg      goodness bakery.jpeg    han yi retell.jpeg

Can you guess what characters they are? One of the characters was responsible for the fire starting!

Hope you have enjoyed the blog this week!

Miss Wolfenden and Mrs Cooper


R.E Visit

Date: 25th Nov 2022 @ 8:35pm

On Thursday, Year 4 visited the St Cross Church.

This linked to our R.E topic 'What is it like to be a Christian in Britain today?'

During our visit, we were able to explore many different areas of the Church. These included the Vestry, Ladies Chapel, Font and Sunday School area. Father Chris was able to teach us about the importance of the Church to Christians, whilst answering the hundreds of questions that we had. 


Each child followed our school rules of being respectful, responsible and safe. They were brilliant ambassadors for our school!


Attached are some pictures of our morning there. 

Week 4 - 3JH

Date: 25th Nov 2022 @ 1:06pm

Hi All! 


As some of you may know, this week we have been doing some Year 3 assessments. I am SO proud of the dedication the children have shown me. They have worked extremely hard and I look forward to sharing their results with you at parents evening next week. 


If you need any help booking an appointment for parents evening please see me after school. I still have about 10 slots available and would love to see you all over the Wednesday and Thursday evenings! 


This afternoon the children have asked for a biscuit decorating Golden Time - and who am I to say no after such a fantastic week of work?! Hopefully they manage to bring some home to share with you... 


As always if there is anything you need please come and see me at the end of the day. I am always happy to make time to chat or help with anything you or the children need. 


Have a great weekend and see you all on Monday! 


Miss Higgins :) 

Why does the world need great inventions?

Date: 23rd Nov 2022 @ 5:04pm

In Year 5, we have been using our CC language and learning to write our own sentences. We have captured ideas from the pictures in the non-fiction book and added them to our sentence starter to create our very own sentences about great inventions. Which one is your favourite? 

Amazon Artwork

Date: 22nd Nov 2022 @ 1:23pm

This week we have continued to work with Mrs Mcaffer on our Amazon artwork. We practised drawing an Amazon bird with continuous lining at the start of the lesson. Next, we focused on using shading when drawing our rainforest birds to create more texture. We then completed a carousel of activities where we created leaves, used oil pastels to create Amazon birds and painted rainforest flowers on a mural.

The leaf detectives

Date: 21st Nov 2022 @ 7:29pm

Today we arrived in school to something very strange! Our classrooms were covered in autumn leaves! Upon closer inspection the children found small footprints all over the floor. We had lots questions... Who could it be? Are the friendly? Where did they come from? And why have they been in our classroom? 

We decided to become detectives and solve the mystery. We made predictions of who or what had come into our classroom and wrote lists and descriptions of what we thought it could be. 

The mystery still isn't solved and there is definitely more detective work to be done. Who knows what we will discover as the week goes on...

Categorizing Materials!

Date: 19th Nov 2022 @ 8:17pm

We have been exploring objects around us and identifying the materials that they are made from during our science lesson this week! We sorted a bag of objects into groups of materials and compared the similarities and differences. We also looked at photos of objects and sorted them. We had a materials hunt around the classroom and drew pictures of objects according to their materials. We found out that the most popular material used is wood and plastic. We were uncertain why this is and are keen to investigate more next week!

Materials 1 (10).JPG  Materials 1 (11).JPG

Materials 1 (12).JPG  Materials 1 (15).JPG

Materials 1 (2).JPG   Materials 1 (5).JPG

Materials 1 (8).JPG  


Reception parent overview

Date: 18th Nov 2022 @ 7:34pm

Here is a summary of what we will be learning this half term in Reception. It definitely looks busy! Don't forget to talk to your children about their learning and keep checking the blogs to keep up to date with all of our incredible learning.


Weekly round up

Date: 18th Nov 2022 @ 6:42pm

Hello from Year 2, 

What a fantastic week we have had!

As part of maths week, we have been practicing our timetables using TimesTable Rockstars on the IPads. We each have our own log in to use at home too, so don't forget to check the front of your homework book for details. To access, just search TTRS in Google, click Log In, School Pupils and enter the school post code (M11) to select Ravensbury. The best way to play is to select 'Jammin' and then scroll down to select the 2x, 5x and 10x tables. If you have any problems accessing it, please let your teacher know. 

We have completed our English topic; a Recount of the visit from the Freestyle Footballer. Today, we wrote our final piece and really showed off all the different writing skills we have been learning!  

Today we have been celebrating Children in Need by making our own Pudsey book marks. 

See you next week for more updates from Year 2! 

Children in Need

Date: 18th Nov 2022 @ 3:40pm

Today we celebrated Children's in Need in Reception.

We did lots of fun pudsey themed activities, making masks and split pin pudsey bears. We also watched some stories all about Pudsey's adventures, thinking about 'togetherness', and did some fun Pudsey dances! 

Children in Need

Date: 18th Nov 2022 @ 12:59pm

As part of our Children in Need celebrations today, Year 4 joined in with BBC's 'Mood Booster.'


We joined a live video, where we were able to watch and participate in some different excerises and dance moves. This definitely helped boost our moods, and ready our brains for some more learning! 

Super science

Date: 18th Nov 2022 @ 11:28am

For this week's science, we have been creating food chains. We looked at producers, consumers, prey and predators. We learnt that most food chains begin with a plant, which takes it energy from the Sun in a process called photosynthesis. We also learnt the animal which is at the end of the food chain (and is not eaten by anything else) is the predator. We learnt that prey can sometimes be a primary consumer, but a predator is the secondary consumer. This links with what we will be learning next week, which is all about food webs. 

This has all been a part of our science unit on animals including humans and focussing on the digestive system.

Take a look at a some of the food chains that we made below...4LJ science.PNG

Year 3 - Adventures in Art

Date: 17th Nov 2022 @ 10:52am

This week Year 3 had a wonderful time exploring colour, shape and line in their Art lesson. They studied the work of Irene Guerriero, a South American artist who used the rainforest as her inspiration. She is famous for creating huge pieces of work  and so that is what the children set about doing. They started by collecting some inspiration in their sketch books. Once they had practiced drawing the shapes of different leaves the children had a go at colour mixing to create different shades of green. They then all collaborated on one large sheet to create a mural. We can't wait to finish it next week and see it displayed outside the hall in the next few weeks. 









How did the Great Fire of London spread?

Date: 16th Nov 2022 @ 5:09pm

In Year 2 this week, we have been building on our work from last week, by learning the language we need to talk about how the Great Fire of London spread and why.

We have ordered the events and told our friend how it could have happened.

Today, we wrote down the events in order . 

Great writing Year 2 ! Well done.

Nursery Rhyme Week

Date: 16th Nov 2022 @ 3:03pm

Our rhyme of the day today is '5 Little Speckled Frogs' 



We have been acting out the song in our Nursery garden, can you practise singing it at home?

Nursery Rhyme Week: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive

Date: 15th Nov 2022 @ 1:34pm

Today we have been learning to sing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, once I caught a fish alive. 


We have been practisiting the tricky words. Have a look at the file attached to join in with us!


Nursery rhyme week

Date: 14th Nov 2022 @ 9:53pm

This week we have been celebrating word nursery rhyme week. We have had an amazing time learning new nursery rhymes and actions, we hope you have enjoyed it at home too! 

We love nursery rhymes so much in reception that we learn a new one each week! Nursery rhymes are an important part of our learning in reception, they help the children to learn new and interesting vocabulary which helps them to read! 

Our last nursery rhyme this week is a firm reception favourite, twinkle twinkle little star. 

Contact Us

Ravensbury Community School
Tartan Street
M11 4EG

Tel: 0161 223 0370
Fax: 0161 231 9595

Email: admin@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Contact:  Maureen Hughes - Headteacher

Contact:  Jo Wendt - SENCO

Lexia Partnership Logo Lexia Partnership Logo Wellbeing Gold Award Logo