Year 2KW: Blog items

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 🐚🍀

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. 

10th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 10 🦋💧

Date: 10th Jun 2020 @ 9:12am

Hello Wild Things!

Today is all about being blue. NOT feeling blue (that means feeling sad) but looking for blue in the wild. Can you take photos or draw all of the blue things you see outdoors today?

Enjoy your wonders of the wild outdoors today

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos into my home learning email please:


Photos of past challenges:

Our latest ‘Wonderful Wildlife Wardens’ have sent in photos of themselves throwing their litter away, bird spotting and using their art skills to create very realistic representations of wildlife. I’m really impressed with what they are discovering in their wild outdoors. Thank you for joining in.

By the way – so far The Foundation Stage are wildest of our school (FIST PUMPS AIR!) They’re wilder than KS2 who are wilder than KS1.

Challenge on for those of you who haven’t sent in photos yet…


Wednesday 10th June

Date: 10th Jun 2020 @ 9:02am

Hello Year 2!

How are you all doing? I've got my fingers crossed it going to be a nice day today - the rain has stopped and I'm sure I can see some sun. I loved sitting with my back patio doors open, doing my work in the sunshine.

Here is your Padlet for today - with some new tasks uploaded on for Maths and English. Remember to email your fabulous work, it's been lovely hearing from some of you this week!

Miss Wendt & Miss Woodnett smiley

Tuesday 9th June

Date: 9th Jun 2020 @ 8:36am

Hello Year 2!

Thank you to all those children who emailed us your wonderful work yesterday! It was lovely to see what challenges you had accomplished.

Remember, our email address is

Here is the updated Padlet for today -

Keep up the hard work Y2!

Miss Wendt & Miss Woodnett

9th June 30 Days Wild - Challenge 9 🗑

Date: 9th Jun 2020 @ 8:30am

9th June 30 Days Wild - Challenge 9

Good morning,

Today sees a challenge that we should do every day. Litter is a big problem for wildlife. It can hurt them and so I’d like to see if you can pick up litter to make your area tidy and safe for the animals that live close to us.

  • DO NOT pick up anything that could hurt you.
  • ALWAYS do this activity with an adult.
  • WEAR protective gloves if you have any.
  • USE a litter picker if you can.

Send me your litter picking photos in to: 

Have a great day

From Mrs Ganner

Daily Update:

We’ve had some amazing photos in from children in the Foundation Stage. Look at how happy they are looking after the wildlife they have found. They are being really careful too. Read what they say about their learning:

‘We have been out in the parks and garden looking for wild life. We saw some ducks with babies and a spider in the garden. We also have 3 snails which we look after and feed them every day.’ 

‘This is my friend the worm. I have been watering it and feeding it. Worms don't have any legs because they wiggle.

You really are ‘Wonderful Wildlife Wardens’

8th June 30 Days Wild - Challenge 8 🐤🐦🦉🦆

Date: 8th Jun 2020 @ 9:10am

Good morning Ravensbury,

I hope your weekend was wild and wonderful. If you have an photos of you and your family finding wildlife in your garden, on the vale or at the park send your photos in so we can share them on our blog.

It’s the start of our second week going wild at school and we have one of my favourite activities

I love to sit in my garden recording the birds talking to each other first thing in the morning. They have so much to say to each other!

Can you hear the magpie chattering away loudly? 

Have a great day

From Mrs Ganner


Watch this video to identify bird song in your garden


Monday 8th June

Date: 8th Jun 2020 @ 8:55am

Good Morning Year 2!

How are you all doing? We hope you've had a lovely weekend, even if the weather hasn't been that nice! 

Here is the link to your learning this week -

This week we are looking at odd/even numbers, linking information with conjunctions, the parts of a flowering plant and ordering events in a chronological order. 

Remember to email your work to - we love hearing from you!

Miss Wendt & Miss Woodnett :)

This Week's Home Learning in Y2

Date: 5th Jun 2020 @ 4:08pm

Wow what a busy week we have had in Year 2.  

We have started our brand new topic: Would you like to have been royalty in the Victorian era? As well as a new science topic: Do you know what a plant needs to grow?

In English our text for this term is 'Princess Smartypants' by Babette Cole and in Maths we will be continuing to look at a range of calculations and problems.

Thank you to everyone who sent emails of their wonderful work, we really do love to look at them!

Here are some photos from home learning this week :)

Look out for our new padlet link next week for your new daily and weekly challenges.

Have a great weekend! Miss Wendt & Miss Woodnett :)

30 Days Wild - Weekend Challenges 🐞🐛🐝🕷

Date: 5th Jun 2020 @ 3:02pm

Well done to Honour and Jola for finding this fabulous centipede! It’s safely back outside now. Well done for ‘Going Wild’!

If any of you want a wild weekend then here are two more challenges:

Challenge 1: How do I know it’s a centipede and not a millipede? CLUE: The answer is NOT to do with the number of legs it has. 

Challenge 2: Bugs shouldn’t be living in your house so why not make them a hotel in your garden? Stack wood and tubes and crates to make a bug hotel this weekend. Then watch them set up home in all the nooks and crannies. Bugtastic! 

Send your answers to my home learning address: 

Have a brilliant weekend! Keep those eyes peeled for lots of bugs 

From Mrs Ganner



Friday 5th June

Date: 5th Jun 2020 @ 8:46am

Hello Year 2!

I'm hoping we might get some sunshine today, it felt very strange yesterday for it to be cold and raining! It's not the weather we have been used to is it?!

Here is today's updated Padlet -

Look out for an email this evening celebrating all our Y2 outstanding learners!

Miss Wendt & Miss Woodnett  laugh

June 5th - #30DaysWild – Whole School Challenge 5 🐝🦋🐛🐞🤔📒

Date: 5th Jun 2020 @ 8:00am

Good Morning Ravensbury,

It’s the end of our first wild week. I’ve spoken to a few of your grownups about what they have seen and done this week. Did anybody find a minibeast in their house yesterday? Send in photos of your minibeast encounters so we can put them on the blog. Here’s today’s challenge:

Whatever WILD THINGS you see today write down a list and send a photo of what is in your local park or back yard or garden. Let’s work out what kinds of wildlife are living in and around Clayton.

Send your photos or short videos in and I'll put them up on our school blog 


From Mrs Ganner 

Thursday 4th June

Date: 4th Jun 2020 @ 9:07am

Good Morning Year 2!

Your updated activites on Padlet are ready for you!


We look forward to seeing your hard work on 

Miss Wendt & Miss Woodnett smiley

June 4th - #30DaysWild – Whole School Challenge 4 🕷🌿

Date: 4th Jun 2020 @ 7:57am

Good Morning Ravensbury,

I hope you managed to get out in the WILD yesterday! Send in your splashing photos so we can share the fun. Here’s today’s challenge:

When it gets cold and wet outside, sometimes the wild likes to come inside! If you find a minibeast friend, help them find their way home by carefully scooping them up and putting them outside.

Send your photos or short videos in and I'll put them up on our school blog 


From Mrs Ganner 


Wellbeing challenge page is moving !

Date: 3rd Jun 2020 @ 9:19am

Good morning !

Thank you to everyone who has sent in a photo of themselves exercising for our exercise challenge this week . Here are some of the photos  ( and some photos of previous challanges too)!

From tomorrow, our wellbeing challenges will be moving  - you will find it under the 'wellbeing' tab on the website .

Let me know how you get on with our exercise challenge today!

Mrs Harriott




Wednesday 3rd June

Date: 3rd Jun 2020 @ 8:50am

Good morning everyone!

I hope you are enjoying all of the activities on your Padlet, we have already seen some of your fantastic work! Remember, we update Padlet every day with new tasks - fluent in five and sentence of the day!

Here is the Padlet link:

Keep up the hard work Y2!

Miss Wendt & Miss Woodnett :)

June 3rd - #30DaysWild – Whole School Challenge 3 🌧☔️

Date: 3rd Jun 2020 @ 8:01am

As you know this month our school is going WILD! Here’s today’s challenge. I found this challenge on the free 30 Days Wild app. You can download it on the App Store or Google Play Store.

Just because it’s raining out there it doesn’t mean you can’t go wild! Get your Peppa on and pull on some wellies to dance in the rain.

Send your photos or short videos in and I'll put them up on our school blog 

PLEASE BE CAREFUL and make sure you complete the challenges with an adult. 


From Mrs Ganner 


Wellbeing challenge check in

Date: 2nd Jun 2020 @ 9:14am

Good morning!

How did day 1 of our exercise challenge go ? Here's one of our exercise superstars playing basketball.

Well done to you if you also did some exercise !

If yesterday didn't quite happen for you, that's ok . Today is your day ! Let me know how you get on: 

Mrs Harriott


June 2nd - #30DaysWild - Whole School Challenge 2 🐛🌲☀️🕷🐾

Date: 2nd Jun 2020 @ 8:09am

Hello again,

Just a reminder - This month our school is going WILD! Here’s today’s challenge


I found this challenge on the free 30 Days Wild app.

Today why not look for signs of new life when you go out for a walk. I saw some ducklings at our local pond over the weekend (see short video) and look closely at the photo. What baby can you see? What is this baby animal called?


Send your photos in to and I'll put them up on our school blog. 

PLEASE BE CAREFUL and make sure you complete the challenges with an adult. 


From Mrs Ganner 

We have some fabulous photos below, just in from Alissia and Keira. Great bug spotting!

Wellbeing challenge 1.6.20

Date: 1st Jun 2020 @ 10:51am

Hello and welcome back to the start of our final half term of this school year !

As you know, Mrs Glover has been setting us wellbeing challenges to keep us feeling positive and productive over the last few months. It has been fantastic to look back at all the photos you have sent her showing your creative work!

For the next few weeks, Mrs Glover is lucky enough to be going into school each day to teach as we  start opening up the school to certain year groups, so I'll be setting your wellbeing challenge.

So, here's your challenge for this week:

Can you set yourself an exercise goal for the week and try and do a different  exercise each day? It could be going for a walk with your family, making up a dance , going on a bike ride, jumping on your trampoline, doing an online workout like Joe Wicks or doing 30 star jumps in your kitchen!

Use the chart below to record your exercise each day ( or just write it on a piece of paper if you do not have a printer) and send it in . If you would like to share  a photo during the week ,send it in too and I can post it on the blog for others to be inspired to try your idea !

I can't wait to see who can be an exercise superstar!

Mrs Harriott

Weekly Exercise Goals Chart (25 Sheets Per Pad) with Stickers ...

Monday June 1st - Welcome back Year 2!

Date: 1st Jun 2020 @ 8:56am

Good Morning Year 2!

Welcome back to another half term of fabulous learning. We do hope you had the chance to enjoy the sunshine and relax over the past week. If you've got any half term photos to show what you've got up to, we'd love to see them!

Your home learning this half term will be brought to you by the wonderful Miss Woodnett and Miss Wendt! Please don't worry about Miss Hamer, she is still with us at Ravensbury but she will be working with some of the children who are currently based in school.

Some of you may have already worked with Miss Woodnett in Y2 before the break so you will be very familiar with her. Miss Wendt usually works upstairs in Y5, but she did used to teach Y2 so jumped at the chance of working with KS1 again. I'm sure you will have seen her in school before.

Everything else will stay the same. There will be daily activities and weekly actvities to complete loaded onto the Padlet. There will also be science, connected curriculum and reading challenges.

Please email us your wonderful work - - we will be celebrating your learning every Friday!

Here is your Padlet for this week, we look forward to seeing your fantastic work!

Miss Wendt & Miss Woodnett

#30 Days Wild Launch Day ☀️🌲🐾🕷🐛

Date: 1st Jun 2020 @ 8:18am

June 1st - #30DaysWild - Challenge 1

Hello everybody,

I hope you had an amazing half term and you’re as excited to be back completing home learning challenges as I am. This month our school is going to go WILD! Yes, that’s right, our mission is to do as many wild things as we can and have fun whilst learning outside. 


Each day I will put up a wild challenge and you can take a photo of you and your family completing it so I can put it on this blog. 

Here is your challenge for today, see how many wild minibeasts you can find outside:

Send your photos in to and I'll put them up on our school blog. 

If you'd like to choose your own challenges download this app:

PLEASE BE CAREFUL and make sure you complete the challenges with an adult. 


From Mrs Ganner 


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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