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Thursday Challenge

Date: 30th Apr 2020 @ 9:32am

Yesterday’s English challenge

Well done to all the children who managed to send in their English challenge from yesterday. It was lovely to read such positive things about you all. I have attached some super sentences that really cheered me up J

Today’s English challenge

Today, I would like you to use the words below to create your own sentences. They don’t need to be about you, they just need to make sense! If you find it a little easy, why don’t you try and write your sentences as questions?

Class, climb, fast, many, sugar

Here are my examples:

The children in the class were extremely noisy.

Robert ran very fast down the hill.

How many times should you brush your teeth each day?

Is sugar good for you?  

Maths Challenge

1. How many faces does a cuboid have?

2.  59 - ___ = 43

3. 6 x __ = 60

4. I have 30p in my pocket. I only have 3 coins. What coins could I have?

5. 300ml + 200ml = _____

Wednesday Challenge

Date: 29th Apr 2020 @ 10:43am

Good morning Year 2!

How are you all getting on with your connected curriculum/ science challenges?  I would love to hear how you are finding our recycling topic.

Yesterday’s sentence of the day:

The children loved playing football so we decided to play it again.

Today’s English challenge

Today’s challenge is going to be a little bit different. I know that this is possibly a difficult time for you at home and I sometimes have my down days too. It is totally normal! In day to day life, I bet you hear lots of compliments from your friends and it might make you feel good about yourself. Today I want you to write down 5 sentences and include 5 things that make you feel proud of yourself. Remember, it doesn’t have to be anything big and there are no incorrect answers. Here are my sentences:

I am proud that I have finished my jigsaw this week and I have started a new one.

I am proud that I have finished my suduko puzzles without support.

I am proud that I have been on a run three days in a row because I sometimes find running tricky.

I am proud that I have managed to do lots of school work.

I am proud that I have been recycling more items.

Maths Challenge

Well done to everybody who has been logging on to TTRockstars. Today, I would like you to try and beat your time from last week. I know you can do it.

Miss Hamer

Wellbeing challenge number 13

Date: 29th Apr 2020 @ 10:36am

Hello everyone,

It's a rather miserable looking Wednesday out there so my wellbeing challenge today is an indoor one.

It's actually quite a simple challenge today; I'd simply like you to do some colouring. Colouring is a lovely relaxing activity that you can do on your own for some me-time or together with a family member to make it a more sociable activity.

I think most of you were given some colouring pages when we finished school but if you've already used these and don't have any more at home then good news, there is a website where you can do online colouring without having to have any colours or anything printed out:

Or you could always draw something to colour! Anything you like.

I have a new Enchanted Forest colouring book that my husband bought me (pictured below) that I'm going to do a bit of colouring in later, maybe while I listen to a podcast or to some music to have a bit of a break from staring at a screen. I'll post a picture of my efforts tomorrow.

Remember to send in pictures of your challenges to

Mrs Glover

Past challenges

A big thanks to Roderigo from Year 1 who sent me a picture of his crystal ball challenge from yesterday, some fantastic goals there!

Wellbeing challenge number 12

Date: 28th Apr 2020 @ 10:56am

Good morning everyone,

Today's challenge is all about thinking positivity and making the most of your time while you're not at school smiley.

Imagine looking into a cyrstal ball 3 months from now.

Draw or write what challenges you are facing, what positive changes you want to make and what might be different in 3 months time.

Try to focus on things that seem possible to achieve like starting a new hobby, learning a few words in a new language or getting better at some of your learning like reading or times tables.

I've done mine on the computer (on MS Word) as my paper is in the study where my husband is on a video call for work so I didn't want to disturb him! But you can do yours however you want.

I've included a picture of mine below if you want to have a look!

Please feel free to tell me about any of the wellbeing challenges you have done, I'd love to see what you're all doing in your free time! You can now e-mail me on to let me know (or to contact me or Mrs Harriott about any EAL home learning too)

Have a good day!

Mrs Glover

Tuesday Challenge

Date: 28th Apr 2020 @ 9:55am

Good morning Year 2

It has been lovely receiving all of your wonderful heart photos.Keep them coming!

English challenge:

Can you spot the mistakes?

the childrn lovd playng football so we desided to play it agayn 


Don't forget to make use of our online reading activities such as Active learn and Lexia. Well done to the children who have been logging on to Lexia. It is great to see that you are all working hard at home!

Maths challenge:

Active maths! This is one of my favourite maths activities (and some of the children’s too). With the help of an adult, write down 8 different number sentences/challenges on 8 different pieces of paper and ask somebody to hide them around the house/garden. You have as much time as you need to find them and write down the answers in your book. Here are some examples. You can make them more simple/difficult:

  1. 6 x ___ = 30
  2. How many sides does a pentagon have?
  3. 58 = 82 - ___
  4. How many cm are in a m?
  5. Half 30 = ___
  6. How many hours are in a day?
  7. 24 + 12 = ___
  8. 80 = 62 + ___

Good Luck!

Miss Hamer

Exciting news!

Date: 28th Apr 2020 @ 9:16am

Exciting news! 

Mrs Glover and Mrs Harriott have now got an email address which you can use to let us know all your news (as well as keeping in touch with your class teacher on your usual year group email).

We would love to hear from you if you have tried any of Mrs Glover's well being challenges, would like any more EAL home learning if you usually come to us for learning or have any other news to share with us .

The address is: 

We can't wait to hear from you !

Mrs Glover and Mrs Harriott smiley

An extra challenge for you this morning!

Date: 27th Apr 2020 @ 11:21am

It's me again!

Last week, the staff at Ravensbury School decided to make a video creating hearts with our hands. Mrs Thewlis has had a brilliant idea that we should ask the Ravensbury children to create one too - after all, we are all one big family! You could even include the adults and children in your household too! The picture you decide to send in will be posted on the twitter page and on the school blog so don't forget to have a big smile on your face (and maybe even brush your hair). 

I have attached my photo so you have an idea of the kind of photo I am expecting :) Dont forget to send your pictures in to 

I have been told that the class with the most photos sent in will win a prize! We all know how competitive I can be!

Miss Hamer

Wellbeing challenge number 11

Date: 27th Apr 2020 @ 11:16am

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and made the most of the lovely warm weather (I think it might be the last hot sun for a while although it seems nice so far this morning!)

Today's challenge is to do something that I have just discovered myself although my husband has been nagging me to do it for a while - Listen to a podcast.

A podcast is a bit like a radio show that you can download to your tablet, phone or laptop and listen to either while you relax or while you go for a walk. Some include music, some are educational, some entertain you and some are just good for helping you relax. You can listen to them with others or by yourself if you need a bit of me time.

This weekend I have been listening to one called Sounds of the 90s by Fearne Cotton that includes lot of music from the 90s as well as intervews with 90s pop stars. I've been listening to it while I go on my hour long walks every day and I think some of the teachers may also enjoy it!

Here are some podcasts I've found that I think you might all like, the links are under each description:

But Why: A pocast for curious kids
A podcast answering lots of questions that you may find interesting!

10 - 15 minute stories (mostly for little ones)

What if world 
With wacky episode titles such as "What if Legos were alive?" and "What if sharks had legs?," this series takes ridiculous "what if" questions submitted by young listeners and turns them into a new story every two weeks.

Noodle Loaf
A delightful offering from a music education specialist and his co-host daughter will get kids of all ages singing, rhyming, moving, and engaging in all kinds of musical games. The segments, games, and songs are so silly and upbeat that the whole family will enjoy participating. Little listeners can even add their voice to the theme song in the podcast's electronically compiled kid's choir!

Be Calm on Ahway Island
Includes soothing stories and mindulness techniques

History Storytime
Fun, educational and music re-telling of historical events

I hope you enjoy listening to some of these, please let us know about any that you particularly enjoy!

Mrs Glover



Monday challenge

Date: 27th Apr 2020 @ 10:58am

Good morning Year 2,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend - I know I did in the sunshine.

It has been great hearing from you all through

Here are a few adjectives (and nouns) I wrote down to describe the bear on Friday:

Hairy, Huge, Scary eyes, black nose and sharp claws.

English challenge of the day

Can you think of some conjunctions to complete the sentences?

I like the rain _______ I can jump in puddles.

I like mash ___ I do not like chips.

I brushed my teeth ___ I went to school.

I am happy ______ my sister bought me flowers.

Maths challenge of the day

Sam invites 20 friends to his birthday. A quarter of them were girls. How many were boys?

Can you think of your own fraction word problems and test an adult in your house?

Weekly reading challenge

This week, I would like you to choose 3 of your favourite books - they could be online or from around the house. I would like you to read them to an adult in your house. Whilst reading, don't forget to look out for conjunctions (and, because, when, so etc) and suffixes (-ly, -ed, -est ect).

Weekly vocab challenge

Last week I asked you to find out the meaning of the words reuse, waste and composting. I would love to hear how you got on. This week I would like you to find out the meaning of the words biodegradable, Global warming and environment. I would like you to write the words down on seperate pieces of paper, put them in to an envelope or fold them up and while you are having your breakfast, take turns with an adult to choose a piece of paper and see if you can make as many sentences as you can with that word in. 

Miss Hamer's connected curriculum challenge 

Whilst I was on my daily walk this weekend, I felt very upset to see how much rubbish is left scattered around the environment.  I decided to take some pictures to share them with you all. With an adult, I would like you to discuss the pictures and decide what objects you think are not biodegradable and why. Can you take pictures of objects on your daily walk? 

Miss Hamer


Year 2 superstars

Date: 24th Apr 2020 @ 11:00am

This is my favourite part of the week!

Firstly, I want to thank you ALL for all of your hard work this week. You have all been superstars!

I have had some brilliant pictures sent in this week from Queenster, Hao yu, Oscar, Andrew, Kimora and Tianah so well done for sharing your at home activities. Here are a few examples of what you have all been up to this week. It is great to see that some of you have started your recycling and science challenges. Keep up the hard work Year 2.

Miss Hamer


Chester Zoo live again today!

Date: 24th Apr 2020 @ 10:22am

Hi, Mrs Glover here again!

If you enjoyed Chester zoo being live a few weeks ago then good news, it's back again! Starting at 10am they'll be showing many different animals. I've added a picture of what is happening and when underneath and here is the YouTube link:

Wellbeing challenge number 10

Date: 24th Apr 2020 @ 10:08am

Good morning everyone, another lovely sunny day! I can't wait to get out there in the sun for a bit.

Fot the last day of the week I'm giving you a slightly different wellbeing challenge today and it's something that always makes me feel happy and a bit better if I'm feeling a bit low.

Today's challenge is to do something nice for someone. Here are some ideas below although feel free to do one of your own ideas!

1. Read or tell a story to a younger brother or sister

2. Tidy your room

3. Do a chore or job for someone at home

4. Give someone a compliment

5. Share a toy or some food with someone at home

6. Make someone a present, picture or card

7. Offer to help an adult with the cooking or washing up

8. Write someone a poem or story

9. Tell someone a joke

10. Phone a friend or send them a nice message

See how many of the 10 you can do and remember to let us know what you have done!

I'm going to do some baking for my husband for my good deed and maybe make him a nice dinner as well. In fact, I might go and take him a cup of tea while he's doing his work! :-)

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Glover


Date: 24th Apr 2020 @ 8:44am

Good morning Year 2,

It is another beautiful sunny day! I am up and ready for another work out with Joe Wicks. Don’t forget to join in if you can.

Here are yesterday’s sentences:

What time is it?

Where are my shoes?

Would you like some sweets?

Do you like swimming?

English challenge:

Using the picture attached, can you write down as many adjectives as you can think of to describe the bear? Why not ty and put them in to sentences?

Fluent in 5:

1. 60 – 23 = ___

2. 52 = 20 + ___

3. half of 24 = ___

4. double 8 = ___

5. 45 = ___ x 5

Have a lovely weekend and make the most of the gorgeous weather, I don't think it is here for much longer!

Miss Hamer

Parents/ guardians

Date: 23rd Apr 2020 @ 7:40pm

Hello all!

I have received a few emails regarding extra work/ activities for the children which is absolutey brilliant to hear! I thought I should share a few of my favourite websites with you that you might like to use at home to help you through this possibly difficult time. 


There is a website called that you are able to sign up to for free. The site has amazing maths acivity sheets that you can print off if you think your child might enjoy completing extra tasks. If you do not have a printer do not worry, you can always look at the activity sheets on your device and write down the answers down on paper/ a work book. 


There is a site called literacy shed that I love using with the children. At the moment, it is free to use and you do not need to sign up. You are able to choose any short video and there are lots of different writing/ art activities below each video to keep the children entertained and most importantly keep them writing

BBC Bitesize 

At the moment, BBC bitesize have daily lessons on their websites for KS1 children. There are lots of different subjects on there and they look really interesting!


I know a few of you have been struggling to get up the correct time tables up at home. I have had a look at my TTRockstars and have been able to choose the 10, 5, 2 and 3 times tables. I have attached the 'parent sheet' for you to see how to use it (it is tricky to understand at the start I must admit).

Don't worry, none of the extra websites are complusary but I thought I would share them with you in case you find them as useful as I do :)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Miss Hamer

Wellbeing challenge number 9

Date: 23rd Apr 2020 @ 11:07am

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone is finding ways to enjoy this amazing weather, I don't think we've ever had such a nice April before!

So today's wellbeing challenge is another way to make the most of the weather and get out in your gardens and do some gardening!

Here are some nice ideas for things to do that you don't really need many resources for: 

I bet you'll already have a lot of the things in your house or garden or you could collect some of them like twigs etc while out on a walk (make sure you wash your hands after if you do that!)  My favourite is the fairy garden.

Alternatively you could plant some seeds from something that you've just eatedn such as tomato seeds.

If you don't have a garden then why not design and draw your own garden (or fairy garden!) instead? You could maybe try and re-create it when you're older and have your own garden!

I have a balcony rather than a garden and had never done any gardening until a few weeks ago but below are a couple of pictures of the things I've planted! I'm watering them every day and the sun is making most of them grow nice and tall.

Have fun and remember to let us know what you've done!

Mrs Glover


Date: 23rd Apr 2020 @ 9:09am

Good Morning Year 2! 

I am up and ready early to start my workout with Joe Wicks. Wish me luck. 

English challenge:

Have a look at the sentences below. Are they command, statment or question sentences? Think carefully about your punctuation.

what time is it

where are my shoes

would you like some sweets

do you like swimming 

Maths Challenge:

Well done to Kendra, Noah, Keyina, Cherish, Justin, Harison, Mubaraq, Faith and Daniel from 2CC and Goodgift, Hashim and Raphael from 2HR for using TTRockstars recently! Today I would like you all to try and beat your highest score on TTRockstars. If you do not have access to the internet, why not challenge an adult in your house to fire times table questions at you? I know you can do it Y2!

Good luck.

Miss Hamer


Wellbeing challenge number 8

Date: 22nd Apr 2020 @ 11:30am

Good morning, Happy Wednesday everyone! I can't believe it's already the middle of the week.

Since we have such lovely weather today (and for most of the week!) my challenge for you today is to get outside and enjoy the sun and see what you can see!

Some of you may be lucky enough to have a garden and if you do then you can do my challenge from there but a walk would be even better and then you can be more active too. Yesterday I went for a lovely walk to Philips Park as I'm lucky enough to only live a 20 minute walk away, see some of my pictures below.

While you're out either in your garden or your walk, have a spring scavenger hunt to see what you can see. Why not get an adult to take a picture of the list on their phones so you can take it with you and see what you can tick off? Or maybe write them on a piece of paper and take it with you so you can tick off the items as you go!

On my walk I saw grass, bird nests, yellow flowers, clouds, worms, sticks, green leaves, dandelions and some beautiful blossom trees too. I didn't see any bunnies unfortnatey but I did see some cute little squirrels!

Make sure you e-mail your class e-mail addresses to let us know what you found and maybe even some photos too.

Mrs Glover

Here are some pictures of my walk:

Past challenges

Thanks to Mrs Iqbal's son, Adam for his picture of his happy place.

And also to Tomasz in Reception who also sent his picture. They both look lovely and very cosy!

Wednesday challenge

Date: 22nd Apr 2020 @ 10:36am

Good Morning Year 2!

It has been great hearing from you all. Don't forget to send me your work to .

Sentence of the day:

my mum askd me to fold my clowthes quicklee

(Think about your suffixes)

I know that you have been learning about time at home over the past few weeks. Let’s see how much you can remember after our Easter break!

Maths word problem:

I start swimming at 5 o’clock and swim for one hour. What time do I finish?

I go shopping at 12 o’clock. I shop for 2 and a half hours, what time do I finish?


Whilst I was on my daily walk yesterday, I noticed that one of my neighbours had made their own plant pots using recycled items. How cool! I might try this myself but I don’t think it would be as neat as this. Why not give it a go yourself

Miss Hamer

Wellbeing challenge number 7

Date: 21st Apr 2020 @ 10:32am

Hello and welcome back after the Easter holidays, I hope everyone had a good Easter! My husband bought me a delicious unicorn Easter Egg although I haven't finished it yet!

Today's wellbeing challenge is to design your own Happy Place. Here is an online game where you can build your own virtual happy place by just dragging and dropping objects into your room.

You even get to choose your own wallpaper! Or if you don't fancy that, why not draw and colour a picture of your happy place? Or you could even do both!

Here's a picture of the room that I built, I wish could build a real room like it!

Please send any pictures of your happy place rooms to your home learning e-mail addresses, I'd love to see them.

Mrs Glover

Past challenges

Thanks to Riley in 5CB who has sent in a picture of his delicious looking chocolate brownies, yum!

Weekly vocabulary activity

Date: 21st Apr 2020 @ 10:22am

Hello Year 2,

This week I want you to think about some key words that may help you when you are researching our new connected curriculum topic. When we are learning new words, it is important that we use them hourly, daily and weekly.  

For this weeks challenge, I would like you research the meaning of the words reuse, waste and composting. Once you have researched and written down the meaning of the words, discuss with an adult what they mean and use them as often as possible throughout the week.

Why don't you make yourself a tally chart where you can record how many times you have used your new words this week?  I'm sure that you can manage using your new words at least 5 times throughout the week.

I can't wait to hear how you get on!

Miss Hamer

Sentence of the day and maths challenge

Date: 21st Apr 2020 @ 10:04am

Good Morning Year 2,

Well done to the children who sent in the sentence of the day yesterday! Here it is with no mistakes:

On Sunday I went on my daily walk and made cakes with my sister.

Now for today's challenges...

Sentence of the day:

on my walk yesterday i noticd some bootiful pritty flowers

Fluent in 5:

1.  1/4 of 12

2. 65 - 28 = ___

3. 28 = ____ + 16

4. 29 + ___ = 38

5. 6 x 5 = ____


Good Luck!

Miss Hamer


Monday challenge

Date: 20th Apr 2020 @ 12:58pm

Senence of the day

Here is the sentence of the day. Don't forget to send me your completed sentences back. I will be posting the correct sentence tomorrow so look out to see if you were correct. 

on sunday i went on mi daily walk n made cakes with mi sista

Fluent in 5

1.  18 - ___ = 12

2. double 6 = ___

3. ___ = 5 x 5

4. 32 + 24 = ___

5. Half of 16 = ___


Good Luck!

Miss Hamer



Welcome back Year 2!

Date: 20th Apr 2020 @ 12:36pm

Good afternoon Year 2,

I have missed writing to you all on the blog during the Easter break but I hope you have had a lovely 2 weeks playing in the sunshine!

This term, I will be posting daily challenges to make sure that you are all still working extremely hard at home. Each morning, please look out for the sentence of the day and the fluent in 5 maths challenge. I would love  it if you could share your work with me at

I have attatched your Connected Curriculum and Science challenges for the next three weeks. Please choose which ones you would like to do and email them to me so I can share them with the rest of the class.  Remember the more activities you complete, the closer you are to a gold award!

I can't wait to see what you get up to this week!

Miss Hamer


Easter Crafts!

Date: 8th Apr 2020 @ 11:31am

Hello Ravensbury :)

I hope you are all well and enjoying your Easter break!

Take a look at  for loads of fun Easter craft ideas ... using items you can find in your house! There are also some great videos showing you exactly what to do. 

So gather up your pens, scissors, toilet rolls and egg boxes and get making! 


Miss Bryce 



Wellbeing holiday challenge

Date: 6th Apr 2020 @ 11:36am

Hi everyone,

Happy Easter holidays!

If you're still looking to stay busy over the holidays then I know the teachers are setting some fun activities but you could also give this exciting project a go!

Liverpool Museum are asking children between the age of 4 and 11 to create their own exhibition or gallery all about you and your favourite things. The project involves creating a project, designing a poster and then creating a video and some of them will even win the chance to have their exhibition feature on their website as well as spending an afternoon at the museum and getting a behind the scenes tour.

There is more information here : and in these pictures below. Please send us pictures or links to your home e-mail addresses if you do this!

If you missed any of the wellbeing challenges from last week then why not give them a go too?

Happy Easter!

Mrs Glover

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