Year 2LF: Blog items

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

19th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 19

Date: 19th Jun 2020 @ 8:53am

Hello Wildlife Wardens of Ravensbury!

We’ve reached the end of another week getting out in the wild. We have such a lot of beauty in our world. Remember that when you see something in the wild.

Today’s challenge is to draw a wildflower. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law have lived in lots of amazing places around the world. Some of the photos at the bottom are from places as far away as Saudi Arabia and some are from my local woods. Can you find a wildflower and draw it?

Have a fun filled day

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos into my home learning email please:

Weekend Challenges:

If you want to keep in touch with nature over the weekend why not try our day 20 and day 21 challenges? Get up early to watch sunrise and then wait for the sun to set at the end of the day. I’d love to see your photos.



Thursday 18th June

Date: 18th Jun 2020 @ 8:54am

Good Morning Year 2!

We would just like to say thank you so much for all of your emails this week! We have heard from so many of you, and seen so much fabulous work! Keep it up Year 2!

Here is your learning for today -

Enjoy your day!

Miss Wendt & Miss Woodnett smiley

Wednesday 17th June

Date: 17th Jun 2020 @ 9:18am

Hello Year 2!

I don't know about all of you, but I couldn't stop watching the amazing storms last night! I hope no one got caught outside in the rain!

Here is today's Padlet -

Thank you once again to all those children sending in work, it really makes me and Miss Woodnett smile!

Miss Wendt & Miss Woodnett smiley

17th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 17 🌈

Date: 17th Jun 2020 @ 7:43am

Hope today will be a Wild Wednesday Ravensbury! I bet the ducks enjoyed yesterday’s weather. It was tremendous to watch!

Today’s challenge is to see if you can race to find the colours of the rainbow before you get wet in the rain! Maybe you’ll find an orange flower and green grass? These are the colours you are looking for and remember to send in your photos:

violet indigo blue green yellow orange red

If you see a rainbow send in a photo too.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos into my home learning email please:

Photos of past challenges:

Yesterday I discovered that a squirrel’s front teeth never stop growing. Squirrels must gnaw to keep their teeth at the right length. What did you find out?

I also hear this beautiful birdsong every night at tea time. Does anyone know what bird is singing?


Tuesday 16th June

Date: 16th Jun 2020 @ 8:57am

Good Morning Year 2!

Hope you are all well and ready to face some new challenges! Today we are looking at practicing our x5 tables and thinking about commas in sentences.

Has anyone completed a #30DaysWild challenge yet? I've recieved some lovely emails from children who are getting outside in our local area for some fresh air and exercise. Why not have a go at a challenge?

Here is your Padlet for today -

Keep up the hard work!

Miss Wendt smiley


16th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 16 πŸ’»πŸ¦’πŸΎπŸ•·πŸ¦†

Date: 16th Jun 2020 @ 7:36am

Happy Tuesday Ravensbury!

I hope you are well and you managed to get out yesterday before the thunderstorms. It’s a bit cooler today but hopefully we’ll have some sunshine later.

You can see my butterfly buffet challenge at the bottom. The butterflies didn’t come but there were a couple of visitors and this morning half of the peach I put out had gone! I wonder who enjoyed it. What do you think?

Today your challenge is to go outside, find some wildlife and then google facts about them. What’s the most interesting fact you can find? Write down your answers and send a photo or send a short video in telling us what you’ve discovered about our wild friends outside.

Have a  terrific Tuesday

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos into my home learning email please:

Photos of past challenges:

Here are a couple of visitors to my garden. Someone has half a peach tucked away for a treat later!

Monday 15th June

Date: 15th Jun 2020 @ 9:05am

Hello Year 2!

Good morning from Miss Wendt, I hope you are all well and have enjoyed a sunny weekend. 

Here is your Padlet for this week - we have lots of challenges with sentence building, vocabulary and practicing those times tables! Remember, on Padlet we also have the links for Lexia and Timestables Rockstars, so you can choose to practice whenever you want!

If you want to get in touch and show your wonderful work, remember to email -

Have a great day!

Miss Wendt smiley

15th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 15 πŸ¦‹

Date: 15th Jun 2020 @ 8:26am

Good morning Ravensbury!

Welcome to week 3 of our Summer Term and the beginning of our third week going wild. Did you manage to find something wild over the weekend?

I went to our local woods with my family and I hugged a tree. It made me smile, as you can see in the photo at the bottom. Send in your photos if anything you got up to over the weekend.

Today we are going to help our fluttery friends by giving them a treat. See what visits your garden when you put out a sugary buffet for the wildlife. I'm hoping I get some butterflies. 


From Mrs Ganner

Send photos into my home learning email please:

Photos of past challenges:

Thank you to the lovely children in these photos for completing the hug-a-tree challenge. I think there was some hug-my-family too! Plus take a look at some of our children in school, enjoying going wild at break time. Great big smiles from everyone. 

Celebration Post :)

Date: 12th Jun 2020 @ 4:16pm

Wow! Another wonderful week of learning in Year 2.  Thank you to everyone who sent in their super work this week.  It is so nice to see you all keeping up with your learning at home, you are doing a great job! Thank you also to parents for supporting your children with their learning, you are also doing a fab job!  Here are some photos from your learning this week.  Well done everyone, stay safe and happy weekend!

Miss Woodnett & Miss Wendt :)

Friday 12th June

Date: 12th Jun 2020 @ 9:15am

Hello Year 2!

It's Friday! I think this week has gone very quickly, I wonder how many of you feel the same?

Our last Padlet for this week -

Remember to email your fabulous work to

Miss Wendt & Miss Woodnett smiley

12th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 12 🌳

Date: 12th Jun 2020 @ 8:02am

Hello again!

I wonder who will go wild today to find their nearest tree. Will there be a mass of Y5 wildlife wardens invading Clayton green spaces to hug a tree or will it be Year 2 that aces this challenge?  I look forward to finding out.

I’m going to look for a really old tree. Make up your own challenges over the weekend and discover what is outside your door then send the photos in to me.

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos into my home learning email please:


Photos of past challenges:

More EYFS ‘Wonderful Wildlife Wardens’ sent in some stunning photos of the wildlife they’d discovered in their gardens over the past couple of days. Did you know there was a big hotel open near you?   


Thursday 11th June

Date: 11th Jun 2020 @ 10:05am

Hello Year 2!

Did you know it is World Ocean Day? I wonder how many of you can remember the names of the world's oceans? I know you studied them during your Antarctica CC work!

Here is your updated Padlet for today -

Remember to send your learning to - we love seeing all of your hard work!

Miss Wendt & Miss Woodnett smiley


11th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 11 πŸšπŸ€

Date: 11th Jun 2020 @ 7:44am

Good morning Ravensbury!

If you’re wild enough to accept the challenge then here is what you can do today: 

Channel your inner Captain Jack Sparrow or Captain Pugwash (ask your parents and grandparents who this is) to find a hoard of treasure on your latest walk on the wild side. Collect anything you find and keep it in a treasure box. Remember to wash your hands when you come home.

Bonus joke of the day:

Why are pirates called pirates?

Because they arrrrrrrrr

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos into my home learning email please:


Photos of past challenges:

More ‘Wonderful Wildlife Wardens’ have been spending time in nature and discovering new and interesting things around them. Aisha sent this beautiful blue sky photo in from our blue challenge yesterday and we have some young explorers that are fascinated by their upclose encounters with minibeasts. 

‘We create, We explore,

We care, We soar’


Ravensbury Community School

Tartan StreetClayton M11 4EG

Maureen Hughes | Headteacher

Jo Wendt | SENCO

0161 223 0370