Year 2LF: Blog items

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

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!

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 -

Spaceship to the moon -

Hot air balloon ride -

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. 

        ­čîčOutstanding Mum Home Learner ­čîč        ­čîčOutstanding Big Brother Home Learner ­čîč

­čîčOutstanding Big Sister Home Learner ­čîč          ­čîčOutstanding Little Sister Home Learner­čîč


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: (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:

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

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 (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

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


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 


Wellbeing challenge number 2

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 11:44am

Today's challenge is to draw your own sunshine then in the middle of it write or draw all the things that make you happy.

I've done one if you would like to look at it for ideas (although your drawings may be a little better than mine! laugh) and have focused on all the things I can still do or see, even while we're in this strange situation smiley.

Stay safe everyone,

Mrs Glover

Health and wellbeing challenges from Mrs Glover

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 2:59pm

Hello, Mrs Glover here! 

I hope everyone is staying safe, having fun and working hard on your learning. I'm going to post a Health and Wellbeing Challenge every day for people to do if they choose to. I'll be doing them all too and posting pictures where I can. Please feel free to e-mail any pictures or comments to your home learning e-mail addresses!

Challenge number 1: Go on a mindfulness walk. Write or draw 5 things that you can see, hear, feel, smell or touch (make sure you have an adult with you if necessary and stay far way from people you may see when you're out, although you can still say a friendly hello!) You could even do this in your garden if you have one!

Here's a picture of my mindfulness walk that I went on at lunch time today!

I saw trees and water, I heard birds and rustling, I could smell different plants and I could feel the sun on my face :-)

2CC superstars!

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 2:32pm

Wow year 2 - I have been loving all the emails you're sending me to keep me updated on your home learning! 

I am not surprised at all to see that you have been trying your very best and working hard, even when we're not in school, because you are such a dedicated class who love to challenge themselves! 

Your pictures have made me smile and I'm glad to see that you are having lots of fun at home :)

Faith, Millie, Tiwan and Mubaraq - you are all superstars and all outstanding this week!


ThereÔÇÖs a penguin in my kitchen!!

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 2:38pm

I've just found out about something really cool! 

If you go onto google and type in the name of any animal, then select view in 3D you can make it look as though the animal is in your house! I now have a penguin in my kitchen! 

I thought this would be cool for your Connected Curriculum lesson where you have to research an animal and find out facts about it. Have a try for yourself and send me any pics or videos you make! 


Active learn and Lexia

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 2:26pm

Hi everyone 

Hope you're enjoying the sunshine and keeping safe.

A parent has got in touch with me to say that they are struggling to log in to Active Learn and Lexia so I thought I would post the details on here in case anybody else is having a bit of trouble logging in. 

For active learn the website is:

You should have your child's username and password included in their pack.

The school code is: PPSK


For lexia the website is:

The teacher email is:

Your child's username and password is included in their pack. 


If you are having any trouble or have lost their username/password, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me via the email: 

I am more than happy to help :)

Have fun and enjoy

Miss Calvert 

Day 1 home learning

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 10:02am

Hello everyone 

Hope you're all working super hard and enjoying your time at home. Don't forget to email in what you've been up to. The email address is: 

Millie and Faith have been working hard. Millie drew me a beautiful picture as we didn't get a chance to say goodbye before she had to stay at home. Her and her brother have been working very hard and it was his birthday! Happy birthday Oliver! 

Faith has been keeping busy. She has done the Joe Wicks workout, done some home learning, made sandcastles at the beach and had some fun time on her bouncy castle. 

Keep up the good work everyone, I'm loving seeing what you've been up to! 

Miss Calvert :)

Joe Wicks workout

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 9:07am

Hope you're all up bright and early ready to do the Joe Wicks workout! 

The link is

Joe will be doing workouts Mon-Fri at 9am



A quick message to say ...

Date: 21st Mar 2020 @ 1:43pm

Yesterday was a very emotional day having to say goodbye to you. Even though it was goodbye in person, it doesn't mean that it's a complete goodbye. I don't start at my new school for another four weeks, so until then I will still be available on the blog and also via the twitter page.

If you want to send in any photographs (please do!) to show us what fun things you've been up to while you're at home then our email is : and the twitter account is: @Ravensburycomm1

Looking forward to hearing from you 

Miss Calvert 

Dear 2CC

Date: 21st Mar 2020 @ 1:40pm

Dear 2CC

I was feeling sad that I didn’t properly get to say goodbye to all of you, so thought I’d write you a letter instead.

I want to tell you how incredibly proud I am of you and how you have made me smile every single day this year. Even when things have been a little bit different recently (and you have had to wash your hands a million times a day!) you took everything in your stride and continued to be the most loving, considerate class any teacher could wish for. The way you speak to each other and care for one another makes my heart fill with pride. I have never known a more supportive and caring class. Continue to support one another, even when we’re not in school. Take photographs and send them to the twitter account or year group email address so we can share what we’ve all been up to.

Finally, I just want to say good luck for the future. With your hard-working, can do attitude, I know that you will continue to do well and can achieve anything you set your mind to. Always remember that it’s ‘I can’t do it … YET!’ and if you want to achieve something then you have to practice, because practice makes … PROGRESS! Thank you for being the best class I could have ever wished for, you made every day fun and I always went home with a smile on my face or with something to laugh about. I will miss each and every one of you. Take care of yourself and your families and remember to stay safe.

Miss Calvert


Date: 14th Mar 2020 @ 12:02pm

Wow! I am so proud of 2CC for their brilliant class assembly! You went home and practiced your lines as soon as I gave them to you and put on a wonderful assembly. I don't know about you but I've had the continents song stuck in my head ever since! Well done 2CC you are all my behaviour stars! 

Class Assembly

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 9:36am

Don't forget it's our class assembly on Friday 13th March 2020. It starts at 9:10am in the hall. It is also sports relief on this day so the children should dress up in sporty clothes. Hope to see you there!

‘We create, We explore,

We care, We soar’


Ravensbury Community School

Tartan StreetClayton M11 4EG

Maureen Hughes | Headteacher

Jo Wendt | SENCO

0161 223 0370