Year 2KW: Blog items

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 y2homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

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:

https://www.youtube.com/c/chesterzoo/live

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

24.04.20

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. 

Maths

There is a website called tes.com 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. 

English

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!

TTRockstars

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 y2homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk 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: https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/10-gardening-projects-for-kids/ 

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

23.04.20

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 y2homelearning@manchester.ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk .

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.

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/games/build-your-happy-place/

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 y2homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

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 https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/easter-crafts-for-kids/  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 

 smiley

 

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 : https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/my-home-my-museum 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

Easter Baking Ideas!

Date: 4th Apr 2020 @ 9:04am

Good morning Ravensbury!

I'm just getting my shopping list ready and was looking up some Easter baking receipes I thought my children would enjoy over these next couple of weeks. There are some lovely ideas on the BBC Good Food website, and thought you might like to have a go at some Easter baking too!

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/easter-kids

Really, I'm hoping to make Hot Cross Buns for the first time - but that all depends on whether I can buy some bread flour, and the flour aisle in the shops has been pretty empty! Perhaps I'll find some today!

Wishing you all a lovely Easter (and happy baking!),

Mrs Hodges x

Easter Activities from Reception Staff

Date: 3rd Apr 2020 @ 1:47pm

Hi Everyone, 

We just wanted to share some activities that you could do during the Easter Holidays. 

Keep Safe!

Love From Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williamssmiley

Wellbeing challenge number 6

Date: 3rd Apr 2020 @ 10:55am

Happy Friday everyone and well done for learning at home for 2 whole weeks! As strange as I've found it not being at school, the time has flown by for me so I hope it feels the same for you.

I'm going to do one final wellbeing challenge for today and then take a break for the next 2 weeks for the Easter holiday. However, check back on Monday morning as over the weekend I am going to set you a little wellbeing project in case anyone wants an Easter challenge.

Since it's the end of the week, today's challenge is to relax and get ready for the weekend so I want everyone to do a guided meditation. This is when you close your eyes and listen to a lovely soothing voice transport you to somewhere new. They are great for helping you to sleep or if you just want to relax at the end of your learning.

 There are plenty available on Youtube, here are a few of my favourites:

Secret treehouse - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWOHcGF1Tmc

Spaceship to the moon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV9BBR1RoGg

Hot air balloon ride - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlv6Y1tq1sQ

Have a great Easter holiday and don't forget to check back for the challenge next week if you think you'd like to do it. I'll be back with a daily challenge from Monday the 20th of April if we're still at home then.

Past challenges

Thank you to Mrs Ganner for sending me a photo of her daughter completing the baking challenge from earlier in the week, it looks amazing and has made me want to bake something chocolately myself this weekend! I think I might make some brownies as a treat for my husband!

Fancy Dress Friday with Joe

Date: 3rd Apr 2020 @ 9:46am

Good Morning everyone,

What a lovely way to start the day. Here's a few photos of an amazing family who have been working out with Joe Wicks this morning.They've made home learning for one of our Nursery children and that's an amazing thing to do to show you care. 

If you missed Jow Wicks this morning, there's no excuse, just grab something fun to wear, click on the video and then send us your  photos. 

        🌟Outstanding Mum Home Learner 🌟        🌟Outstanding Big Brother Home Learner 🌟

🌟Outstanding Big Sister Home Learner 🌟          ðŸŒŸOutstanding Little Sister Home Learner🌟

 

Wellbeing challenge number 5

Date: 2nd Apr 2020 @ 11:32am

Hi everyone,

I hope you're all still working hard and staying safe. Thanks to both children and staff who've been e-mailing me pictures of their wellbeing challenges, it's really cheering me up! I've included some at the bottom of my post again.

Today's wellbeing challenge is all about yoga. Yoga is a great way to relax and escape for a while and it's good for both your bodies and minds. I like to put on some relaxing music while I do it and am lucky enough to have a lovely bright pink yoga mat too as otherwise I'd be on a hard wooden floor. A carpet, rug or blanket would work just as well though.

There's a great channel on Youtube called Cosmic Kids that does lots of different fun yoga sessions: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga (I know that Miss Bryce's class have done some of these sessions and we did some school last week too so some of you are already great at it!)

Any adults reading, or maybe older children who fancy something a bit more difficult could have a go at this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTANio_2E0Q

Here I am below doing the bound ankle pose :-)

Remember to let us know how you get on!

Mrs Glover

Past challenges

Thanks Ferdows in reception who has e-mailed in a picture of his origami rabbit from yesterdays challenge, I love it!

Another thank you to Mrs Iqbal and her son Adam who did the baking challenge from Tuesday and made this delicious looking chocolate cake!

Wellbeing challenge number 4

Date: 1st Apr 2020 @ 10:53am

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I don't know about you but 2 of my favourite things in the world that always make me feel good are animals and travelling. While I can't travel now, I thankfully have my 2 rabbits, Rupert and Angel, to keep me company at home. Here is a picture of them underneath!

So since I can't travel right now, or see any other animals, I am doing these things in a different way: by looking at this website all about wild animals around the world https://gowild.wwf.org.uk/

It has information and activities about lots of different animals from lots of different regions (Year 2, it has a section on Polar animals which would link nicely to your topic right now!) so you can virtually travel round the world. It even has drawing and photography competitions that you can enter and have your work appear on the website!

I particularly like this activity to make Amazon animal hand shadows https://gowild.wwf.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Amazon-hand-shadows.pdf (although I didn't have much luck trying to take a good photo of mine. Perhaps you can do better than me and send one to your home learning address?)

So your wellbeing challenge for today is to choose your favourite area or animal from the website or even complete one of the activities and send a picture or just a bit of writing about it to your home learning e-mail address if you would like to. Or pehaps enter one of the competitions on there and tell us all about it.

Mrs Glover

Past challenges

A big thanks to Zainab in reception for sending in a picture of her brownies. Well done Zainab, they looked delicious!

And thanks to Miss Iqbal who sent me her picture of what makes her and her family smile that she did wih her son Adam! You can see it below:

 

Wellbeing challenge number 3

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 10:49am

Hello everyone!

Today's challenge is something that I often enjoy doing when I'm feeling a little sad or worried about something.

Today I am challenging you to cook or bake something! If you can't do it today then why not plan something to make later in the week or even at the weekend? 

Take a look at this website that has plenty of easy and healthy recipes to look or see if you can invent something that includes the contents of your fridge or cupboard https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes

Yesterday I made these cheese scones for me and my husband to have for lunch this week (they're not very healthy but they're very tasty and it's okay to have a little treat once in a while! cheeky)

Make sure you ask an adult to help you with any cooking or cutting and don't do anything before you check it's okay!

Have fun,

Mrs Glover

A big thanks to Miss Kenwell who sent me a picture of her sunshine yesterday (pictured below), she put my drawing to shame! laugh

Rainbow

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 8:52pm

Hello everyone 

Just thought I would share something lovely that happened today. A neighbour that I haven't spoken to before posted this message through my door today. 
 

For those of you that were in class on the last day, we spoke about how rainbows were a sign of hope after something bad had happened and how if we all put our rainbow in our windows it would bring hope to people that saw them. The rainbow in my window did that for my neighbour, which I think is just wonderful. 
 

Although this is a tricky time right now, one day this will all be over and we will look back on it as a distant memory. We will remember how kind everybody was and how we all came together and supported one another, even when we couldn't be together in person. 
 

Remember to stay safe, keep sending me your updates as they make me smile every time I see them :) 

 

Miss Calvert 

 

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