Year 2GS: Blog items

Practical Maths

Date: 15th Nov 2020 @ 7:44pm

The children have enjoyed exploring how to add and subtract using number lines and by drawing pictures for support. It was really nice to see the children confidently add and subtract 2 digit numbers and  a 1 digit number. They enjoyed working out the answers using whitebaords. Look at their fantastic work!

The Great Fire of London re-enactment

Date: 15th Nov 2020 @ 7:37pm

The children have been reading the story 'Vlad'. The children were introduced to the character ' Boxton the rat' who was living in the bakery on Pudding Lane when the fire started. The children worked in small groups to act out the different events to help them remember and summarise the different events in the beginning of the story. Some of the children were narrators and retold the story using story book language and some of the children acted the events out. They worked really hard as a team and their performances were amazing.


Some of the children particularly enjoyed being Boxton the rat and hiding in the corner of the room.

Building Tudor Houses

Date: 15th Nov 2020 @ 7:27pm

The children have been enjoying learning about The Great Fire of London. As part of their learning they have been independently reading and following instructions to make a Tudor House. Have a look at some of their creations!

Homework Superstars

Date: 1st Nov 2020 @ 8:50pm

Well done to all the children who have completed their homework over the past few weeks. I am starting to see some improvements in the spelling and in the presentation of the work that is completed in class. Keep working hard!

Look at some of the work so far. Do you recognise your work?



Miss Wolfenden

Math Superstars

Date: 18th Oct 2020 @ 12:26am

We have all worked hard during our fluent in 5 and mental math sessions. We have been trying to use our knowledge of doubles, number pairs and multiplication facts to answer addition problems, quickly.

Have a look at our maths superstars this week!



Well done to our spelling champions who got all of their spellings correct this week.

Well done to Ridhwan, Kaya, Harris and William.

Well done to Alexis for achieving level 4 and Aaron for getting level 8 on Lexia!

You have all worked so hard this week and you should all be so proud of your achievements!

Well done

Miss Wolfenden

We have all worked so hard this week!

Date: 18th Oct 2020 @ 12:12am

Our Behaviour Star this week is Jenson! Well done Jenson for always making the right choices and following the school rules.

In maths this week we have been learning how to add near doubles. So that we could understand how to double a number we explored how to make doubles using cubes, numicon and diennes. We had so much fun using practical resources to solve problems. Some of the children felt so confident with adding 2 digit numbers they challenged themselves and had a go at adding 3 digit numbers. 

We also worked hard on the presentation in the maths book . We practised how to write numerals correctly too! Some of us also used numicon to work out number pairs to 10.

It was lovely to see the children happy and excited to learn . It has been an absolute pleasure teaching all of the children this week. One week to go, keep working hard!


Miss Wolfenden

Following instructions to bath a baby!

Date: 11th Oct 2020 @ 1:52pm

Some of the children practised how to say and follow instructions this week. They made sure that they used......

Time connectives

Bossy Verbs


Said each instruction in order

They enjoyed going into role as the 'teacher' and instructing each other on how to bath a baby. It was lovely to see the children helping each other  and supporting each other to remember what to do . They found making actions helped them to remember the next steps.

Working this way really helped the children to write instructions later on in the week!

Odd and Even Numbers

Date: 11th Oct 2020 @ 1:44pm

The children have been learning about odd and even numbers. They have enjoyed exploring what makes a number odd or even. They have been listening to and dancing along to the odd and even song. Why don't you have a listen for yourself and play it at home!

They enjoyed playing the odd and even sit down, pull a funny face game.

They enjoyed counting the sides of 2d shapes and sorting them into shapes with odd and even sides.


They enjoyed exploring if quantities could be shared equally by 2 and finding out which amounts were odd and even.

They even added 2 odd numbers together, 2 even numbers together and an odd and an even number,. They found out that.......

2 even numbers make an even answer

2 odd numbers make an even answer

An odd and even number when added together make an odd answer

They had so much fun!

Making Garden Stew!

Date: 11th Oct 2020 @ 12:57pm

The children have been working very hard and trying their very best to get used to working as a Year 2 child. The children learn English in a different way to year 1 and now have whole class guided reading sessions, no nonsense spelling lessons ,SPAG and writing lessons which are taught within an English block of teaching. This is to create a blended approach to learning, allowing  all the English skills to flow. The children have coped with the change really well and are now seeing the connections between their learning, which they like.

We have enjoyed learning about instructional texts and have enjoyed reading and writing instructions to make a Garden Stew like Whiffy Wilson. The children carefully read the you will need box to collect all the ingredients from the school garden


The children then followed the instructions to make the stew.

The children enjoyed using bossy verbs and adjectives to instruct each other on how to make the stew. They  really enjoyed working practically which had an excellent impact on the writing they produced!  Some of the children enjoyed it so much they made their own stews at home.

Congratulations Year 2!

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 6:28pm

Another week down and it is finally the summer holidays! Thank you to everyone who sent their learning in this week.

Congratulations on finishing Year 2, you are all wonderful.

We cannot wait to welcome you back to school in September.

Have a fun summer holiday, have a great time and stay safe!

See you soon, Miss Woodnett :)

Padlet link week beginning 13.07.20

Date: 13th Jul 2020 @ 8:41am

Good Morning Year 2!

Here is your final padlet link for this week beginning 13.07.20.

I hope you enjoy your last week of learning :)

Miss Woodnett :)

Wonderful Work this week :)

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 4:38pm

Wow Year 2! 

Another amazing week of home learning this week.  I have been blown away by all of your fabulous work sent to me over email.  Lots of you have also responded to my feedback and edited your work to improve it, well done!

Thank you as always to the parents/carers for your continued support.

Here are a selection of photos from learning sent in this week, well done to everyone!

Have an incredible weekend everyone and I will be posting your very last padlet link for Year 2 on Monday.

Miss Woodnett :)

Padlet Link Week beginning 06.07.20

Date: 5th Jul 2020 @ 5:51pm

Hello Year 2,

I hope you have had a lovely weekend filled with fun and a little rest.

Here is your padlet link for your learning this week:

I can't wait to see all of your wonderful work via the year 2 homelearning email.

Have a wonderful week :)

Miss Woodnett

Another week's celebration :)

Date: 4th Jul 2020 @ 12:22pm

Hello Year 2,

It's the end of another week, how time is flying! Thank you to all of the children who sent their wonderful learning to me this week, you are doing a super job :)

Here is a small selection of the amazing work sent in this week, well done!

Also attached is Faith's lexia certificate, congratualtions Faith.

I hope you all have a fun, restful weekend :)

Miss Woodnett

30th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 30 FINAL DAY

Date: 30th Jun 2020 @ 7:22am

Hello everyone,

Congratulations! You made it to the end of our wild month discovering and caring for wildlife.

I’m going to bring back an old favourite as our last challenge. Let’s dance in the rain!


Enjoy the weather today and I will see you all soon with some activity challenges over on the wellbeing page.

From Mrs Ganner

Past Challenges photos:

If you have any photos of you in the wild, remember to send them in.

Learning for week beginning 29.06.20

Date: 29th Jun 2020 @ 9:49am

Hi everybody!


It is the start of a new week of learning.  Here is your padlet link for this week's learning.


Week beginning 29.06.20


Happy learning everybody, I can't wait to see all of your fabulous work sent by email.


Miss Woodnett :)

29th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 29

Date: 29th Jun 2020 @ 7:47am

Hello everyone,

We’re nearly at the end of our wild month. Today will be the perfect day for getting out in your wellies and lifting up a log to see what is underneath. There should be lots to see.

Have a marvellous Monday

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos of your sketches to my home learning email please:

Past Challenges photos:

If you have photos of you in the wild, remember to send them in.

Our Weekly Celebration :)

Date: 26th Jun 2020 @ 5:04pm

What another week of wonderful learning we have had in Year 2, WOW!  My socks have been blown off by all of your amazing work.  Here are just a few photos of some of the incredible work that has been sent to me.  Thank you to all of the children who are keeping up with their learning at home, you are doing a great job!  And thank you to the parents for your support.  Well done to Hao Yu who has also received a Lexia certificate this week :)

Have a happy weekend everyone!

Miss Woodnett :)

26th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 26

Date: 26th Jun 2020 @ 6:57am

Hello Ravensbury wildlife lovers,

The end of another week and it’s going to be a little cooler today. It was so hot yesterday again! I think the ducks will be happy with the rain later.

Today’s challenge is to use your ears as the sun sets tonight. Listen for the wildlife concert that is played in your back garden every evening. You could record it and email the concert to me.

Have a wonderful, sunny and safe Thursday.

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos to my home learning email please:

Weekend challenges:

If you would like to keep going through the weekend, here are your challenges. Challenge number 27 is to sit with a friend in nature (remember to keep a safe distance) and number 28 asks you to build a den:


25th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 25

Date: 25th Jun 2020 @ 7:12am

Hello everybody,

It’s Thursday already! It was so hot yesterday and it looks like it’s going to be another scorcher today so make sure you wear a hat and put your sun cream on when you’re out in the wild today.

Today’s challenge is to make an accessory out of flowers. I used to love to make daisy chains when I was a little girl. Can you make something to add to your outfit or to give to someone you love?

Have a wonderful, sunny and safe Thursday.

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos to my home learning email please:


23rd June #30DaysWild - Challenge 23

Date: 23rd Jun 2020 @ 8:16am

It’s Tuesday and it’s time to challenge your artistic skills.

Today’s challenge is to draw your favourite bird. You can use anything to draw with. Pens, pencils, a stick in the mud…

Have a terrific Tuesday

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos of your sketches to my home learning email please:

Past Challenges photos:

If you have photos of you in the wild, remember to send them in.

22nd June #30DaysWild - Challenge 22

Date: 22nd Jun 2020 @ 7:43pm

Hello everyone,

I’m looking forward to another wild week with you all! I just apologise that this is so late. I'll make sure tomorrow's challenge is on nice and early.

Today’s challenge is to take an action shot of a bird in flight. My friend, Rod loves to take photographs of wildlife and he took these two amazing photos. Can you name the birds? Send your answers in to my email address please.


I hope you're having a marvellous Monday

From Mrs Ganner

Padlet Link for Week beginning 22.06.20

Date: 22nd Jun 2020 @ 10:35am

Hi Year 2!

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend :)

Here is your padlet link for your learning this week.  Your weekly challenges have been updated and your daily challenges will update each morning.

Happy Learning!

Miss Woodnett :)


This Week's Celebration :)

Date: 19th Jun 2020 @ 4:27pm

Wow this week has flown by!  So many Year 2 children have been working so so hard and sending lots of incredible work our way.  A big well done to everyone who carried out their home learning this week.  We have loved looking at all of your challenges.  Look out for the new padlet post for all of next week's learning.  Happy Weekend!


Miss Woodnett & Miss Wendt :)

Friday 19th June

Date: 19th Jun 2020 @ 9:30am

Good Morning Year 2!

Here is your last Padlet for this week!

We hope you have enjoyed all of your learning, we have certainly enjoyed reading lots of emails showing off your hard work!

Look out later for a celebration blog post with all of our wonderful Year 2 learners!

Miss Wendt & Miss Woodnett smiley

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