Year 2HR: Blog items

Eid Mubarak!

Date: 8th May 2022 @ 6:39am

We have been joining in with the Eid celebrations this week which has been lovely! We invited our muslim friends to share how they celebrated their special day, created Eid celebration cards and ate dates that were yummy!!

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Date: 24th Apr 2022 @ 8:24am

2HR have been exploring microhabitats! We have been identifying and observing the minibeasts that habitat there, also the condititions of the microhabitat enabling minibeasts to survive in them.

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Dragon Dance!

Date: 18th Apr 2022 @ 8:48am


Last week the children created their own dragon masks, practised and performed group dragon dances, recorded performances of each other and uploaded them to Youtube to share with their family and friends. 2HR hope you enjoy their dragon dances!



Easter Bonnets!

Date: 13th Apr 2022 @ 8:43am

2HR have made some fantastic Easter Bonnets this week and showed off their magnificents designs during our Easter bonnet parade!Easter hats 1.jpg

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Science Week!

Date: 19th Mar 2022 @ 6:55am

This week we have been scientists and exploring the theme of Growth! We have been exploring things around us that grow and discussing the changes things and animals make from our observations. We also conducted an experiment using spagehetti and marshmellows where we had to carefully build a tower or construction. It was fantastic to see our buildings grow!

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Chinese Launch!

Date: 7th Mar 2022 @ 4:18am

This week 2HR launched their new CC topic which is 'Where would you rather live; Wuhan or Manchester?' The children explored the chinese artefacts, books and images. They created the beautiful front covers for the CC books by drawing chinese dragons and writing their name using the chinese alphabet.

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World Book Day

Date: 7th Mar 2022 @ 4:08am

2HR had a fantastic day celebrating World Book Day on Thursday! The children dressed up as their favourite characters from the book they read and then took part in a catwalk parade. The teachers performed the traditional tale 'The Gingerbread Man' which the children loved! Year 2 listened to stories written by the author Oliver Jeffers and then completed lots of fun activities related to his books.

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Chill Factore Trip!

Date: 12th Feb 2022 @ 2:19pm

We had a fantastic trip at the Chill Factore on Thursday! We wrapped up warm for our chilly adventure in the wintry snow play areas. We had lots of fun going down the icy slopes on donuts or sledges which was amazing fun! We also loved running around and playing in the snow!

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Internet Safety Day

Date: 11th Feb 2022 @ 3:45pm

On Tuesday 2HR took part in Internet Safety Day. We discussed how we use the Internet for example, sharing our favourite games and how we use Messenger and Facetime to keep in contact with our family and friends. We focused on the subject of 'Respecting others when online' The children played a quiz where we looked at scenearios where behaviours were respectful or not. Afterwards the children designed their own posters to promote the idea of beiing resepectful when using the Internet.

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2D shapes

Date: 21st Jan 2022 @ 1:35pm

This week in maths 2HR have been learning about 2D shapes! We have had fun identifying the names and properties of the shapes through exploration and playing fun games. We have also been sorting the shapes on Venn diagrams according to their properties and some children have even thought of their own categories to sort them into!

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Why do some animals live in cold places and others in hot?

Date: 16th Jan 2022 @ 7:04pm

This week 2HR have started our new Connected Curriculum topic 'Why do some animals live in cold places and others in hot?' We have started learning about the types of animals living in the Arctic and how they survive in this cold habitat!

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Christmas Festivities!

Date: 17th Dec 2021 @ 9:31am

WOW! What a busy week we have had! But we have had so much fun doing it!

We have a christmas party day where we played party games and ate yummy party food! Thank you to the parents for helping with the food, the children really enjoyed it! 

The children also made Christmas hats for our Christmas dinner in the hall with all our friends. We ate roast turkey or cheese whirl (veggie option) with all the trimmings, followed by a shortbread biscuit!

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Children in Need 2021

Date: 21st Nov 2021 @ 8:24pm

On Friday the children came to school in their Pudsey Bear outfits to raise money for Children in Need 2021! We had a great time jooining in with Joe Wicks' P.E lesson and general knowledge quiz! We were able to answer many of his questions correctly and complete his exercise challenges!. We also made pudsey bear masks and pudsey bear wordsearch challenges/games! Well done to all the children at Ravensbury for taking part and raising money for Children in Need!

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Fire! Fire!

Date: 21st Nov 2021 @ 8:13pm

Last week 2HR  were learning about the sequence of events during the Great Fire of London. We used stick puppets to re-enact the events of the historical disaster and performed to the class! We had fun acting out how the fire started and how the people of London would of felt during the disaster!

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Maths Week!

Date: 21st Nov 2021 @ 8:03pm

Last week we had a whole school maths week! 2HR had a great time playing maths games and completing challenges with numbers. We read the story 'How much is a million?' which the children enjoyed listening to and playing addition maths games in teams.

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Healthy Food Plates!

Date: 17th Oct 2021 @ 8:15am

This week Year 2 have been learning about eating a healthy balanced diet. We have learned about the different food groups and what they can do to keep our bodies healthy. We then used that knowledge to create a healthy balanced meal!

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Mucky, Messy Garden Stew!

Date: 16th Oct 2021 @ 9:05am

Last week Year 2 were learning about writing instructions in English so to get us started we followed instructions on how to make Mucky, messy garden stew!

We had lots of fun outside in the school garden areas collecting ingredients and making our garden stews!

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Food Art!

Date: 25th Sep 2021 @ 7:54pm

2HR have had great fun being artists this week as part of our Connected Curriculum topic "Why can't we just eat chocolate?" 

We have been learning about Carl Warner who creates artwork of landscapes using actual food which he then photographs. We created our own autumn trees using just CHOCOLATE! Look at our amazing artwork!

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During our art sessions with Mrs McCaffer, we have been learning about printing. We used real fruits and vegetables to print with paint to create beautiful art work!

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Welcome Back!

Date: 12th Sep 2021 @ 12:35pm

What a SUPER first week back we have had! 

Mrs Yates and I have had a lovely week getting to know our children in 2HR and we have already predicted that we are going to have an fantastic year!

Thank you to all of our children for coming back to school so positive and excited for the year ahead. You have all shown what super stars you are and your behaviour has been amazing!

Mrs Rowson   xxx

Rubbish Monsters!

Date: 5th Jul 2021 @ 8:09pm

As part of our topic 'Recycling' 2HR have been getting creative by reusing our waste products packagings to design, make and create our own 'Rubbish Monsters!' Take a look at our fantastic creations!

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Date: 26th Jun 2021 @ 9:12pm

Last week there was a buzz of excitement in 2HR as we were scientists examining different types of seeds! We used magnifying glassess, tweezers and petri dishes to identify the features of the different types of seeds. Then we attempted to predict which plant, fruit of flower the seeds belonged to. Later we discovered how seeds are dispersed to create more growing plants and we even created our own helicopter seeds to observe how they might disperse by falling from the trees.



Trip to Philips Park!

Date: 20th Jun 2021 @ 8:05pm

Last Thursday, 2HR went on their first trip in a long time to Philips Park. The children and teachers were all very excited at the prospect of this visit as it is a taste of normaility in school since the beginning of the pandemic.

Although great fun, the trip was purposeful with lots of activities that linked to the children's learning such as compass work in Geography, 2D shape in maths, flowers and seeds in science and being a litter detective as part of of CC topic - Recycling. Furthermore the children will use their experiences of the trip to write a recount within their writing lessons. We can't wait to see what fantastic writing they come up with!

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CC - How has Queen Victoria helped us?

Date: 23rd May 2021 @ 8:35pm

Over the last half term 2JC have been learning about the Victorians! We have become history detectives by using primary and secondary sources to ask and answer questions about who they were. We have found out lots of interesting facts and discovered that much has changed since the Victorian era. We have explored the differences in clothing, housing, toys and education which has been very insightful to us. 


We have also been exploring Victorian toys! We found out that some poor Victorian children made their own toys out of paper so we have created out own toy spinners with string!


We also had fun playing with wooden dominoes!


We also learnt how to play Hopskotch!


We really enjoyed playing with toys from the Victorian era and even preferred some of the toys to that of our own!


Christmas dinner... yum yum yum!

Date: 17th Dec 2020 @ 4:15pm

2JC had a fabulous Christmas dinner and we even pulled crackers together. We loved half of the jokes and didn't understand some others because they were so bad(!)

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Thanks for a blast!


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December crafts!

Date: 14th Dec 2020 @ 7:56pm

In Year 2, we have been having fun and staying busy by making our calendars for 2021, party bags for our Christmas party on Wednesday and creating lots of fabulous Christmas decorations! Here are a few snippets...

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