Year 2GS: Blog items
Date: 10th Mar 2023 @ 5:09pm
Hello parents and carers,
What a busy time we have had since we have come back to school! We started off last week with our new topic launch day., where we learnt all about Chinese customs and traditions. Our new topic explores the difference between the UK and China and what better way to start than a dragon building workshop! Some of our grown ups even joined in too and the day was a great success! In fact, we could not pick a winning dragon, so we all got a prize for taking part!
To celebrate World Book Day, we took a trip to the library and received a free book! The bus was so exciting because it has been quiet a while since we have been on a trip.
We can't wait to carry on with our learning.
Date: 16th Dec 2022 @ 6:07pm
Well, what a week it has been in Year 2! We kick started the celebrations with a fabulous Christmas party on Monday, followed by a delicious Christmas dinner on Wednesday. We were very busy this week and last week making our Christmas cards, Christmas hats and calenders to send home... I think you will agree the cards and calendars look fabulous!
Depsite all the celebrations, we have still been working hard completing our English and CC topic about the Great Fire of London. We have really enjoyed this topic and you can tell because our work looks fantastic! For our holiday homework, there are some tasks which are based on what we have learnt this half term.
In January, we will be beginning our new topic; "Why do some animals like it hot and some like it cold?" There will also be some changes to our timetable and PE / games will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays next term. Please can you make sure we wear our kit on those days?
Today, we received our attendance certificates and Mrs Hughes was very impressed with how many children had 100% in our class, so well done!
Have a lovely holiday everyone and see you ready to learn on Wednesday 4th January 2023!
The Year 2 team.
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!
Date: 11th Nov 2022 @ 4:27pm
We have had another busy week in Year 2 this week. In maths, we are making progress with multiplying by 2, 5 and 10 and have just started beginning to divide by 2 and 5. In English we have been writing a recount all about the amazing visit we had last week, from the Freestyle Footballer. Some of us have even been practising the tricks at home. We also began our new science topic about materials. Finally, we have begun learning all about the Great Fire of London, when it took place and how it started.
Have a lovely weekend!
Date: 4th Nov 2022 @ 4:21pm
What a fantastic first week back to school we have had!
We have been working super hard on our bonfire poems and can't wait for them to share them with you next week. We have been doing lots of mulitplication practice (5s, 2s, and 10s) in maths and we are getting very excited about our new topic, The Great Fire of London.
Finally, we had a special visitor in school yesterday who taught us some freestyle football tricks in PE. It was great fun but also helped us to practice skills, such as team work, perserverance and determination. Here are some pictures of us trying out some tricks:
Date: 7th Oct 2022 @ 5:30pm
We've had a super week of learning in Year 2 this week! We have completed our English topic, How to Make Garden Stew, where we learnt all the writing skills we need to write instructions. We even got to follow our instructions yesterday when we went outside to collect the ingrediant and make our very own garden stew! We loved mixing all the mucky, sloppy mud, leaves, grass and sticks together!
In PE we have been learning all about throwing, catching and kicking a ball towards a target. In CC, we are continuing to learn about keeping ourselves fit and healthy. Finally, in maths, we have been getting to grips with number knowledge, in preparation for our new unit after half term (addition and subtraction).
Next Wednesday, is 'All About Me' day, and we are invited to come into school dressed in something that is important to us. Mrs Merton is going to come in dressed in her summer dress and sunglasses because she loves the sun! As 'All About Me' day is on Wednesday, we do not need to where our PE kits on that day.
Have a lovely weekend!
Date: 30th Sep 2022 @ 1:16pm
Here are a few pictures from our sports day event this morning. The children had a fantastic time completing all of the challenges and I was very proud of their behaviour and teamwork through out. Well done 2GS!
Date: 29th Sep 2022 @ 4:50pm
This week Year 2 have been so lucky! We had TWO visitors in our classes to talk to us about our new topic "Why can't we just eat chocolate?".
Our first visitor came on Tuesday and she is a dental hygienist. We learned about how to look after our teeth and how we can keep them in tip top condition! On Wednesday we had a martial arts expert in to talk to us about healthy eating and exercise. We learned so much and we generated some amazing questions to ask the visitors.
Date: 12th Sep 2022 @ 5:15pm
Welcome to your new class blog for 2GS. We have had a fantastic first week back at school and really enjoyed getting to know each other. We all look super smart and ready to learn. Last Friday was the launch day for our new topic, "Why Can't We Just Eat Chocolate?" We had a scavanger hunt in the playground and designed our own fruit kebabs. This week, we will be doing some art using vegetables.
It was lovely to meet some of our parents and carers today at our class Meet and Greet. If you weren't able to come along, feel free to get in touch with any questions. Your child should have brought home information about Year 2 and our learning.
Please can you remind children to bring in their reading book bag every day and to wear their PE kit on Wednesdays and Thursdays (no jewellry please).
Date: 27th Mar 2022 @ 10:43am
As part of the children's learning about China the children got an opportunity to make chinese influenced masks. Some of the children decided to make dragon masks whereas other children decided to make chinese opera inspired masks. They designed their masks and then used a range of collage materials to make them. It was lovely to see the classroom so busy! After they had completed their masks they displayed them around the school. They enjoyed the parade around the daily mile, especially when the children from other year groups clapped and cheered them on!
Look at the parade
I think you will agree that the masks look amazing! All the children worked so hard and I am sure you are as proud of the children as I am.
Enjoy the weekend
Date: 15th Nov 2021 @ 8:48am
Year 2 have had a fun week this week! They have been visiting the school library and class library regularly to have a go at choosing a book to read for pleasure. The non fiction books have been very popular, especially books about ' The Great Fire of London'. Why don't you ask your child about a book that they haave read or would like to read next time they visit. Take a look at the pictures below
Date: 30th Oct 2021 @ 2:24pm
The class have been working outdoors this week and have enjoyed using natural resources and materials to make a whiffy stew. They followed a set of instructions to make the stew and then took it home. Unforunately they couldn't eat it but they had fun making it!
It has been a busy week in year 2!
Date: 22nd Oct 2021 @ 2:28pm
We cannot believe it is the end of half term already. The children have worked so hard and should be extremely proud of themselves. We have been really thinking about what human's need to survive and have created our own survival packs. We used our knowledge of the food pyramid to sort foods into catergories. We then tried our very best to use foods from each groups to create a meal. We planned and made the meal. We went outsside and had a go at working as a team to create a shelter. some of us really enjoyed the experience and really showed how well we work as a team.
Can you guess what we made?
The Year 2 Team
Date: 10th Oct 2021 @ 4:05pm
Hello year 2 !
This week in year 2 the children have worked really hard alongside the city coach to develop their passing, aiming and kicking skills. They have also tried hard to find a space and carefully move around a space without bumping into each other, which was tricky to do!
The children like to play the Mr Men game and have to move their bodies like different characters in the story. They particuarly liked being Mr Slow and Mr Bump!
In maths this week we have started the mastering number programme. The children have been working hard to make number pairs to 5 and 10. They were introduced to number block 10 who helped them to generate number sentences. E.g. 2 needs 8 to make 10 6 needs 4 to make 10.
If you want to find out more about the number block characters then follow the link and watch this clips with your child.
Date: 3rd Oct 2021 @ 2:29pm
It is lovely to see 2KW taking their learning seriously both at home and at school. Homework is given out on school spider every Friday and needs to be completed by Thursday of the following week. The adults will mark it and a sticker will be placed on the homework sticker chart. Children who complete homework each week will receive a homework reward at the end of each half term! Each child in the class has been given a home learning book to complete their homework in. Now we are back in school there is no need to uplaod it, just bring it in the school bag for the adults to mark.
Have a look at some of the completed work. We have been blown away by all the learning that has been completed! The presentation is amazing.
We are so pleased that the children all practiced how to; partition a 2 digit number, write their spellings and used past tense ed verbs.
Keep working hard
Miss Wolfenden and Mrs Murton
We have been Rodger the Resilent Rhino Beetle this week!
Date: 26th Sep 2021 @ 6:11am
This week we have been working really hard be Resilient! Resilience is one of the schools learning powers and the children having been trying hard to ' bounce back' and ' keep trying' when their learning gets hard like Rodger the Resilient Rhino Beetle.
In maths, we have been trying hard to build and then drawing representations of numbrs within 100. Some of the childrenn find it really tricky to group amounts in to 10's and became confused between 10 and 1 when drawing the different amounts. They used a range of mathematical resources to help them and then had a go at drawing the amounts as neatly as possible.
As part of the topic work 'Why can't we just eat chocolate?' the children worked with Mrs Mccaffer the art teacher to produce some food art vegetable prints. They worked collaboratively to produce a class print and worked alone to produce their own patterns. The children's work was amazing! Why don't you ask the children which vegetables they used? Mrs McCaffer went to a special shop to buy the vegetables and some of them were new to us!
We can't wait to see what learning they do next week!
Miss Wolfenden and Mrs Murton
Date: 13th Sep 2021 @ 8:55pm
It has been so lovely to see all the children back in school this week. They have loved their new classroom and have worked hard to create work to make the classroom look amazing. They sketched self portraits and made a shop for the classroom, which they all enjoyed. They have liked playing in the new areas and have particularly liked playing outside under out new canopy. The children are so lucky to have an all weather canopy so that they can play outside even when it rains!
The children have enjoyed playing in the listening area. They liked singing along to the Julia Donaldson Collection
They liked buying food from the shop
They used the canopy to build and act out stories using the small world toys
What a fantastic start to the Autumn term! We can't wait to see what they do next!
Date: 3rd Jul 2021 @ 8:26pm
This week in Year 2KW we have been learning about the importance of recycling. Miss Wolfenden kindly delved into her recycling bins and brought in cardboard, plastic and paper objects. We looked at the rubbish and sorted according to the material it was made from. We found out about what happens to recyclable materials after they have put in the bin and were surprised to find out that some toys were made from plastic that had been recycled!
We then used the rubbish to create rubbish monsters to play with at home. We realised how fun it is to use resources again and it costs nothing! Look at the monsters that we made!
We all had so much fun!
Date: 26th Jun 2021 @ 1:32pm
Well it as been a busy week for Class 2KW thiis week. We have been so busy trying our very hardest to use Our park visit to Philips Park to help us write recounts.
Take a look at the photos! Can you predict what we have written about?
The children used photographs to sequence the events. They then retold the events using Pie Corbett actions for support! When they were able to sequence the events in chronological order they had a go at writing some of the events in sequence, using picture cues for support!
They have all worked so hard!
Well done, Year 2!
Date: 11th Jun 2021 @ 3:07pm
This week we have been learning about the properties of 2d shapes. We have explored shapes in the environment and in the class to help us match, name and describe them. Some of the children have used geoboards, lollysticks, artstraws and sand to create and draw shapes too!
Have a look at our learning, we have had lots of fun!
We have created and we have explored!
Date: 20th May 2021 @ 6:56pm
Well Year 2 have really lived up to the school moto we create, we explore, we care, we soar this week. Mrs Murton, Miss Smith, Miss Harris and I have really enjoyed teaching this week and we know that the children have really enjoyed their learning.
This week the children have been creating in their music lesson with Miss Kent. They have composed music and played it on a range of instruments. Look at the fun that they have had. Well done to Robert for getting 'Star musician of the week'.
We have also made the best of the nice, sunny weather and have been learning outdoors this week. We have been learning about capacity and have explored the maximum capacity of water a container will hold and have compared the volume of water in different containers, which has been fun! It did get messy and there was water all over but the children's clothes soon dried off . The children have asked if they can do each week because they had so much fun.
Another successful week. Well done year 2!
Date: 20th May 2021 @ 6:30pm
Year 2 have really worked really hard over the past weeks. They have enjoyed learning about the 'Victorians' and have become completely immersed in learning about them.
They particularly enjoyed looking at sculptures from the victorian era and as part of this looked at work by Giacometti. They researched his work and then used it as an inspiration to create their own work.
They manipulated tin foil to create a sculpture of a person.
We think they did an amazing job!!!!!!
The children have been trying to work out and solve problems using their knowledge of inverse operations. Have a look at their fantastic work!
Keep Working hard, Year 2
Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 2:57pm
The children have worked really hard this week so we thought they deserved a nice treat to end the week. Mrs Murton and I went shopping and we bought hot chocolate, marshmallows, twirls, chocolate biscuits, sprinkles and whippped cream. The children spent some of the afternoon drawing, reading and drinking hot chocolate. They absolutely loved it! Thank you Mrs Murton for making the hot chocolate, we loved it!
Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 2:17pm
This week the children have enjoyed using their investigation skills to explore the properties of different materials. They have investigated which materials are absorbent or waterproof and have been using scientific vocabulary to compare them. The children have learnt new scientific vocabulary and now know that absorbent materials are porous and that waterproof materials repel water. Look at the fun we had!
The children can't wait for the new science lesson next week!
Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 5:43pm
The children have enjoyed learning important facts about The Great Fire of London. They have been sketching Tudor houses and have been creating Timelines to explain what happened from when the fire started to when it ended. Have a look at their amazing work!
Well done Year 2!