Year 2CC: Blog items
Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 10:49am
Today's challenge is something that I often enjoy doing when I'm feeling a little sad or worried about something.
Today I am challenging you to cook or bake something! If you can't do it today then why not plan something to make later in the week or even at the weekend?
Take a look at this website that has plenty of easy and healthy recipes to look or see if you can invent something that includes the contents of your fridge or cupboard https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes
Yesterday I made these cheese scones for me and my husband to have for lunch this week (they're not very healthy but they're very tasty and it's okay to have a little treat once in a while! )
Make sure you ask an adult to help you with any cooking or cutting and don't do anything before you check it's okay!
A big thanks to Miss Kenwell who sent me a picture of her sunshine yesterday (pictured below), she put my drawing to shame!
Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 8:52pm
Just thought I would share something lovely that happened today. A neighbour that I haven't spoken to before posted this message through my door today.
For those of you that were in class on the last day, we spoke about how rainbows were a sign of hope after something bad had happened and how if we all put our rainbow in our windows it would bring hope to people that saw them. The rainbow in my window did that for my neighbour, which I think is just wonderful.
Although this is a tricky time right now, one day this will all be over and we will look back on it as a distant memory. We will remember how kind everybody was and how we all came together and supported one another, even when we couldn't be together in person.
Remember to stay safe, keep sending me your updates as they make me smile every time I see them :)
Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 11:44am
Today's challenge is to draw your own sunshine then in the middle of it write or draw all the things that make you happy.
I've done one if you would like to look at it for ideas (although your drawings may be a little better than mine! ) and have focused on all the things I can still do or see, even while we're in this strange situation .
Stay safe everyone,
Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 2:59pm
Hello, Mrs Glover here!
I hope everyone is staying safe, having fun and working hard on your learning. I'm going to post a Health and Wellbeing Challenge every day for people to do if they choose to. I'll be doing them all too and posting pictures where I can. Please feel free to e-mail any pictures or comments to your home learning e-mail addresses!
Challenge number 1: Go on a mindfulness walk. Write or draw 5 things that you can see, hear, feel, smell or touch (make sure you have an adult with you if necessary and stay far way from people you may see when you're out, although you can still say a friendly hello!) You could even do this in your garden if you have one!
Here's a picture of my mindfulness walk that I went on at lunch time today!
I saw trees and water, I heard birds and rustling, I could smell different plants and I could feel the sun on my face :-)
Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 2:32pm
Wow year 2 - I have been loving all the emails you're sending me to keep me updated on your home learning!
I am not surprised at all to see that you have been trying your very best and working hard, even when we're not in school, because you are such a dedicated class who love to challenge themselves!
Your pictures have made me smile and I'm glad to see that you are having lots of fun at home :)
Faith, Millie, Tiwan and Mubaraq - you are all superstars and all outstanding this week!
Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 2:38pm
I've just found out about something really cool!
If you go onto google and type in the name of any animal, then select view in 3D you can make it look as though the animal is in your house! I now have a penguin in my kitchen!
I thought this would be cool for your Connected Curriculum lesson where you have to research an animal and find out facts about it. Have a try for yourself and send me any pics or videos you make!
Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 2:26pm
Hope you're enjoying the sunshine and keeping safe.
A parent has got in touch with me to say that they are struggling to log in to Active Learn and Lexia so I thought I would post the details on here in case anybody else is having a bit of trouble logging in.
For active learn the website is: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0&l=0
You should have your child's username and password included in their pack.
The school code is: PPSK
For lexia the website is: https://www.lexiacore5.com/
The teacher email is: email@example.com
Your child's username and password is included in their pack.
If you are having any trouble or have lost their username/password, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me via the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am more than happy to help :)
Have fun and enjoy
Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 10:02am
Hope you're all working super hard and enjoying your time at home. Don't forget to email in what you've been up to. The email address is: email@example.com
Millie and Faith have been working hard. Millie drew me a beautiful picture as we didn't get a chance to say goodbye before she had to stay at home. Her and her brother have been working very hard and it was his birthday! Happy birthday Oliver!
Faith has been keeping busy. She has done the Joe Wicks workout, done some home learning, made sandcastles at the beach and had some fun time on her bouncy castle.
Keep up the good work everyone, I'm loving seeing what you've been up to!
Miss Calvert :)
Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 9:07am
Hope you're all up bright and early ready to do the Joe Wicks workout!
The link is
Joe will be doing workouts Mon-Fri at 9am
Date: 21st Mar 2020 @ 1:43pm
Yesterday was a very emotional day having to say goodbye to you. Even though it was goodbye in person, it doesn't mean that it's a complete goodbye. I don't start at my new school for another four weeks, so until then I will still be available on the blog and also via the twitter page.
If you want to send in any photographs (please do!) to show us what fun things you've been up to while you're at home then our email is : firstname.lastname@example.org and the twitter account is: @Ravensburycomm1
Looking forward to hearing from you
Date: 21st Mar 2020 @ 1:40pm
I was feeling sad that I didn’t properly get to say goodbye to all of you, so thought I’d write you a letter instead.
I want to tell you how incredibly proud I am of you and how you have made me smile every single day this year. Even when things have been a little bit different recently (and you have had to wash your hands a million times a day!) you took everything in your stride and continued to be the most loving, considerate class any teacher could wish for. The way you speak to each other and care for one another makes my heart fill with pride. I have never known a more supportive and caring class. Continue to support one another, even when we’re not in school. Take photographs and send them to the twitter account or year group email address so we can share what we’ve all been up to.
Finally, I just want to say good luck for the future. With your hard-working, can do attitude, I know that you will continue to do well and can achieve anything you set your mind to. Always remember that it’s ‘I can’t do it … YET!’ and if you want to achieve something then you have to practice, because practice makes … PROGRESS! Thank you for being the best class I could have ever wished for, you made every day fun and I always went home with a smile on my face or with something to laugh about. I will miss each and every one of you. Take care of yourself and your families and remember to stay safe.
Date: 14th Mar 2020 @ 12:02pm
Wow! I am so proud of 2CC for their brilliant class assembly! You went home and practiced your lines as soon as I gave them to you and put on a wonderful assembly. I don't know about you but I've had the continents song stuck in my head ever since! Well done 2CC you are all my behaviour stars!
Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 9:36am
Don't forget it's our class assembly on Friday 13th March 2020. It starts at 9:10am in the hall. It is also sports relief on this day so the children should dress up in sporty clothes. Hope to see you there!
Date: 9th Mar 2020 @ 9:55am
We invited our grown ups in to share a story with us in the library. Thank you for coming!
Date: 9th Mar 2020 @ 9:54am
We had so much fun on World Book Day! We got to dress up in special costumes and parade on the stage. Then we found our reading buddy and shared a story with them.
Date: 1st Mar 2020 @ 10:21pm
To put ourselves into Robert Falcon Scott's shoes and give ourselves (only a slight) understanding of how cold the Antarctic is, we went outside without jumpers on. We thought about ways we might keep ourselves warm. There were lots of ideas such as; doing exercise, eating hot food/drinking hot drinks, huddling together, rubbing your hands together, wrapping up warm and lighting a fire.
Date: 1st Mar 2020 @ 10:18pm
This week we launched our new topic - why do some animals live in cold places and others in hot?
In history we are learning all about the explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his journey to be the first person to reach the South Pole. In class we had a debate about whether he should go on his expedition or not and thought of reasons for and against. Miss Calvert was blown away by our debating skills!
Some of our ideas were:
What if you get lost?
I'll just bring a map with me.
But it's very windy in the Antarctic - what if your map blows away?
I'll make sure I bring more than one map and attach it to me so it doesn't blow away.
If I'm the first person to reach the South Pole I will be famous.
Well what's the point of being famous if there's no phones or TV for anyone to know you're famous?
I'll just tell everybody what I did and then everyone will know.
The children were fantastic at debating and taking it in turns to present their balanced argument. They really built upon their skills from when we had a debate in Year One and used the opportunity to show off their new knowledge about Antarctica and also to show their understanding of the past and how different things were a long time ago. For example, one of the children mentioned Robert Falcon Scott going to the Antarctic on a plane. We then thought about whether this was true and linked it to our learning in Year One. Had the Wright brothers made the first flight yet in 1901? We then thought about Scott's journey to the Antarctic and where that would be situated on a timeline in history - had the first flight been made yet and if so were people travelling on aeroplanes? Would Scott have taken a plane to the Antarctic or would he have travelled on a ship? It was such an interesting discussion and the children really showed off their historical knowledge.
Date: 14th Feb 2020 @ 5:28pm
Today we met up with our reading buddies for the first time. We’re so excited and can’t wait to do some reading with them next term!
Date: 4th Feb 2020 @ 9:51am
In year two this week we have been learning all about the Terracotta Army.
The first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang was afraid of death so decided to build an army of warriors to protect him in the afterlife. The Terracotta Army was built thousands of years ago but in 1974 farmers discovered one of the warriors when they were trying to dig a well.
Today the Terracotta Army is visited by lots of people. We decided to make our own Terracotta Army in our classroom!
Date: 3rd Feb 2020 @ 2:16pm
This week we have been learning all about the Great Wall Of China. Did you know that the Great Wall Of China was built over 2000 years ago? Prisoners and slaves were made to build the wall as a punishment! It took over 1000 years to build.
We had a go at building the Great Wall Of China ourselves. Luckily it didn’t take us over 1000 years and wasn’t a punishment, it was actually quite fun!
Date: 31st Jan 2020 @ 11:06pm
We are learning how to write a recount in our English lessons. Our recount is to tell people all about what we did during our Chinese workshop. We looked at a WAGOLL - what a good one looks like and decided together what our steps to success would be.
We said that we would need:
- write in order
- use time connectives - first, next, then, after that, during, soon after, finally
- use conjunctions
- write in the past tense
- add opinion and feelings
- capital letters for names of people and places
I can't wait to read them!
Date: 27th Jan 2020 @ 9:00am
On Tuesday 21st January 2020 we had two special visitors into school called Michaela and James. Michaela taught us how to do a dragon dance because we have been learning all about China and Chinese New Year.
I didn't actually know how to do a dragon dance but I do now! Tiwan
I enjoyed it because I really like to dance and it was a new style of dancing for me. Millie
I enjoyed it because I had fun. Neila
Then we went to a ceramic plate painting workshop with James. He taught us how to paint a plate with a dragon and it said Happy New Year on it!
I enjoyed it because we got to paint dragons and we painted a border around it. Payton
My favourite part was when we painted the body of the dragon. Mubaraq
I enjoyed it because we had to paint very neatly so you could still the dragon. Lacey
Date: 24th Jan 2020 @ 2:58pm
This week in year two we transformed into weather reporters!
First of all we compared the weather in the United Kingdom to the weather in China. It was similar because in both the U.K and China it is warmer in the South than it is the North. However in China, the weather can be very different in different parts of the country as it is such a large country. This was something different that we found out.
We watched a video of a weather report on the news. Then we used the green screen to turn into weather reporters ourselves, reporting on the weather conditions in China. It was so much fun. We were a little bit embarrassed at first but then we started to grow in confidence. Some of us used very fancy voices!
Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 9:49am
We acted out the story of the Great Race. We were all given an animal mask when we came into school.
We got into small groups and acted out what the animals were doing and saying to each other while the race was taking place.
We then performed to the rest of the class!
Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 9:47am
In our new story this term - 'The Great Race' - there was lots of vocabulary that we hadn't heard of before! To help us understand and remember these new words we acted out the vocabulary and had lots of fun!
We learned new words like ...