Year 2JH: Blog items

Science week

Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 1:42pm

In Year 2 we used our scientific enquiry skills to predict what would happen when we used food coloring in milk to make dancing fireworks. We investigated the impact of the amount of washing up liquid to really get things moving.

Science Week

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:51am

In Year 2 we used our scientific enquiry skills to predict what would happen when we used food coloring in milk to make dancing fireworks. We investigated the impact of the amount of washing up liquid to really get things moving.

The children wrote a hypothesis and then wrote and drew the outcome of their investigation.

Team GB Visit

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:49am

Today we have been really lucky as we met Naomi Otbega, who is a triple jumper for team GB. First we went to a special assembly where she told us all about competing in different countries. Some of us even got to hold her European Bronze medal!

Naomi told us that in order for her to be so successful she has to train extremely hard, but its just as important to believe in yourself and never give up.

Later we went outside where Naomi taught us the long jump technique. We practiced hop,step and jump. We competed in two teams (Rabbits vs Kangaroos) and the winners were…IT WAS A DRAW!

Naomi really inspired us to dream big and now lots of us want to be in team GB too!

Our Diaries

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:48am

Today we completed our independent writing. Miss Dooley was so pleased with how hard we have tried. We had to write diary entries pretending that we were a child caught up in The Great Fire of London.

Here are some pictures of our fantastic writing!

Miss Dooley is very proud.

 

Diary Writing

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:46am

On Monday, we started our new English topic. We read a diary that belonged to somebody who was writing on Sunday 2nd September 1666. We know that this is the day that The Great Fire of London started. We used this diary to help us perform some drama. We acted in role as children during the Great Fire. We pretended to be asleep and listened to noises of fire. We coughed because we decided there would be lots of smoke.  We then discussed how we would have felt.

“I felt worried because the fire might come to my street” Lourdes.

“I felt upset because I didn’t want to leave my warm, safe bed.” Logan

“I felt curious, I wanted to know how the fire started”. Emma

“I felt nervous because the fire could burn down my house”. Beatriz

We used this drama to begin to write diaries of our own using our experiences.

Look out for our next blog where we will share our finished Great Fire of London diaries.

Doubling and halving

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:45am

This week in our maths lessons we have been learning about doubles and halves. We have continued our work from Year 1, but now we are in Year 2, we can use our mental strategies. This means we can recall our double and halves facts fluently.

To help improve our fluency we have been playing and online game.

Our best score so far is 23…..can anyone beat this by practicing at home?

Here is the link to play the game:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Good luck!!!!!

The Great Fire of London – Launch day

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:33am

Today we started our new topic. Our topic is called ‘Could The Great Fire of London happen in Clayton’. To get us excited about the topic we pretended to be Thomas Farriner the baker from Pudding Lane. We made bread and it took a long time! To make the bread we used; flour, yeast, sugar, salt water and butter. We had to leave our dough to prove and rise. We all made a bread roll each to take home.

We have made Great Fire of London pictures using strips of tissue paper and we are going to use these for our front covers.

We learned some important facts about The Great Fire of London:

Yinka – “The fire started on a Sunday”

Alexander – “The Great Fire of London happened 351 years ago in 1666”

Asa –  “The people of London used leather buckets filled with water from the river Thames to try and put the fire out.”

Ruby – “Their is a famous statue to remember the people who died”.

Vian – “Samuel Pepys wrote a diary about The Great Fire of London”.

We played a quiz to test our knowledge. We have only been learning about The Great Fire of London for one day but we still did really well!

Results

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:31am

Today we checked our potatoes. They smelt disgusting (Alfie).They were all mouldy (Hadia). The potato that had been outside was the worst! (Declan). It had mould and juice was all in the bottom of the bag! The potato that had only been touched with clean hands had hardly any mould. Completing this experiment has helped us to learn it is important to keep our hands clean. We looked at our predictions, most people had guessed correctly! Nobody had said that the clean potato would have the most mould.

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Spreading Germs!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:30am

Today we conducted an experiment to see how quickly and easily germs are spread around our classroom. We each wet our hand and got a friend to pour glitter onto it. we shook hands with our friends and gave high fives. Soon there was glitter everywhere! we tried to wipe the glitter off with a paper towel but it didn’t work very well. We had to wash our hands with soap and water to get all the glitter away.

We found out that this exactly how germs are spread even though we cant see them as easily as the glitter. Every time we touch something we are spreading germs. We found out that most of these germs are harmless but some of them can make us sick.

We decided that is important to wash our hands, before we eat, after playing outside and also when we have coughed and sneezed.

 

Potato update!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:29am

Monday 2nd October 2017

Today we checked on our potatos. All of them had a little bit of white mould growing around the edges but they all looked quite similar. We will check on them again on Wednesday.

Exciting potato experiment

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:28am

In our creative curriculum we have been learning how to stay healthy. We read a story about a dirty wolf called Whiffy Wilson. The wolf who never washed. After reading this we have learned that its important to stay clean.

On Friday the 29th of September we decided to do a science experiment to test where the dirtiest place in our school is.

We cut a potato into 4 pieces. The first piece went straight into a bag. This is our clean potato. The second potato was passed around the class. Everyone touched it with their hands. Then we put this potato in a separate bag. Miss Dooley took the third piece outside and rolled it on the floor and in a muddy puddle. We put this potato in a bag.The last potato was wiped around in the girls toilets. Then we put it in a bag.

We predicted which potato would grow mould the quickest. We decided that dirty potatoes would grow the most mould. Whichever potato is the mouldiest will have been in the dirtiest place. We will keep our bags of potato in the same place so it is a fair test. We will check our potatos everyday and see if our predictions are correct.

Our First Trip

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:27am

Last Tuesday we went on a trip to Pizza Express. Miss Dooley was very proud of our behavior.  We went to Pizza Express on a gigantic coach. Then we had to walk sensibly following Mrs Murton – she walked very quickly. When we got to Pizza Express we had to wash our hands and put on chef hats and aprons. We looked Fantastic. We put toppings onto the pizzas and watched them cook in the huge ovens. It only took 10 minutes. The chef put them into big boxes for us to carry back to school. We were really sensible and got back to the coach without any fuss…. apart from Miss Dooley dropping a pizza in a puddle!

We really enjoyed eating our pizza at school and taking it home to share with our families. Since going to Pizza Express Luke has been inspired to make more pizzas at home! We made instructional videos to teach 2JB how to make the perfect pizza. We have been learning about healthy diets and have found out that pizza is a treat and we couldn’t eat it everyday! To stay healthy we must have a balanced diet that includes, Fruit and Vegetables, Diary, Carbohydrates, Protein, and occasional Treats!

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Our extraordinary year 2 learning blog.

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:27am

This is our first blog for year 2!

Our amazing teacher is Miss Dooley, Helping Miss Dooley is Mrs Murton!

We have lots of fun things to do like, Literacy, Maths, connected curriculum and Phonics.

we are going to have an fantastic year!

What do you know about castles?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:26am

Miss Wendt has set Y2 a challenge. Find out as many facts about castles as you can for house point rewards! The children will be starting to look at different castles and designing pop-up books. Watch this space to see who has the best facts!

Dear Manchester Museum…

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:24am

An interesting letter….

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:15am

Look what Year 2 received in the post today! Keep a close eye our over the week to see our videos for the museum!

An interesting letter….

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:15am

Look what Year 2 received in the post today! Keep a close eye our over the week to see our videos for the museum!

Rich or poor, what would you prefer?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:15am

The Year 2 teachers are a sneaky bunch! Today they decided to split Year 2 in half – half of the children becoming workers in a Victorian mansion, and the other half becoming well-off Victorians enjoying their leisure time. As you can see, not all the children were happy about this! Don’t worry though, every had a chance to experience both life as a poor servant, and as an affluent business owner!

*Update* – following our previous post, we asked what skills you thought girls learned during the Victorian era. Did you guess? Embroidery, painting, handwriting and reading!

Why did Victorian girls not learn maths?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:14am

Today our children had the chance to experience life as a girl and a boy in the Victorian era. You might be surprised to find out that school was very different for boys and girls. Boys were able to learn maths, science, history and geography, where as some girls didn’t even go to school! They were often taught at home by governess’!

What kind of skills do you think girls were taught? Have a look at the images below and see if you can decide. We’ll tell you in the next blog!

Ice cream treat!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:13am

Year 2 have recently been doing some assessments, they have worked so hard and everyone at Ravensbury are so proud of them! As a special surprise Miss Wendt and Ms Foord arranged for an ice cream van to come to school!

Do you think we enjoyed it? Of course we did!

Transition Meeting follow up

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:11am

Thank you to all the parents who came to the meeting on Wednesday. We really appreciate your support in helping us ready your child for moving into Year 3.

Some parents have requested the 5 key well-being skills and 5 key academic skills that we discussed on Wednesday to be readily available. They will be going out in a booklet, but for your reference we’ve included them here too.

  • Be able to get dressed/changed for PE quickly
  • Be responsible for own book bag and coat/jumper
  • Be able to enter/exit the building without adult supervision
  • Be able to tie shoelaces
  • Be responsible for handing in homework weekly

 

  • Be able to read, write and say the 2x 5x 10x tables
  • Be able to read for a sustained 10 minutes – and talk about what they have read
  • Be able to write a date and title, and use a ruler to underline
  • Be able to write simple sentences with a full stop and a capital letter
  • Neat, joined handwriting

Important News! Transition meeting for Year 2 parents

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:10am

On Wednesday morning at 9.15am Miss Wendt and Mrs Roberts will be holding a meeting for allYear 2 parents.

As you already know, your children will be moving into Year 3 in September. In order to prepare your children for some changes in daily routine, we would like to meet with you to talk about the transition between Year 2 and 3, and what school will be doing to help your child.

We want to make the move to Year 3 as straightforward as possible; therefore we will be starting some of the transition processes after the half term holiday whilst your child is in Year 2.

 

What can I make with…?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:09am

Year2 are creating different items with recycled materials. They have been collecting ‘junk’ from home and are now going to design their own creation – will it be a new toy, a useful object, a place to store things?

A fashionable timeline!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:09am

We were looking at recycling different materials and it made us think about the clothes we wear. Can clothes be recycled? What do you think?

We decided they could – we looked at popular fashion from decades ago and saw some things that we would wear today! Have a look at our timeline and see if there are any items of clothing that look familiar!

How is paper recycled?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:08am

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