Year 2CC: Blog items

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

How is paper recycled?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:08am

We have been using this video clip in class to look at how paper is recycled. We started by making notes, which we are going to turn into an explanation text.

Can you work out what our next topic is?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:07am

When we come back from Easter holidays, we have a lot of hard work to do! As you all know Year 2 will be sitting their KS1 SAT’s – we’ve been working hard all year for our chance to shine!

Our topic is something that is very relevant to our planet today (oooh…a big clue!). Have a look at the image below and see if you know what we will be studying!

Happy Easter everyone!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:07am

On Tuesday we held our Easter celebration! Have a look at our beautiful bonnets!

Dragon Dance!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:06am

lick the link to see our video of the amazing dragon dance around school!

Easter Celebrations!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:05am

Come and join KS1 for their Easter Celebration! We will be singing sings and showing off our Easter creations!

Join us in the hall, 9.10am on Tuesday 28th March!

Making Masks!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:04am

Looks interesting Year 2! As part of our China topic we have been looking at different aspects of Chinese culture. Today we have been challenged to make some Chinese masks, to use as part of our surprise coming up soon!

Contact Us

Ravensbury Community School
Tartan Street
M11 4EG

Tel: 0161 223 0370
Fax: 0161 231 9595


Contact:  Maureen Hughes - Headteacher

Contact:  Jo Wendt - SENCO

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