Year 2HR: Blog items

Wellbeing challenge number 3

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 10:45am

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 for sending me a picture of her sunshine yesterday (pictured below), she put my drawing to shame! laugh


Mindfulness Monday

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 11:46am

Dear 2HR, 

I hope you have all had a restful weekend ready for another week of home learning. It has been very strange not getting up for school this morning but we have already completed one week at home. Go us! This weekend I have been mindful of all the things that I am greatful for in my life that I am missing at the moment and the first 5 things that sprung to mind are:

1. Playing out with my friends

2. Going on long walks with my friends

3. Going to school

4. Seeing my Grandma everyday 

5. Going to the gym to keep fit

Can you think of some things that you are grateful for? Please send me your ideas to our email address . I would love to make a grateful jar with all of your thoughts. 

Remember to keep washing your hands. It is very important!

Miss Hamer

Wellbeing challenge number 2

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 11:42am

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 @ 2:57pm

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 :-)

Keep fit Friday

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 11:29am

Good morning 2HR, 

Adults - I would love to hear how the children are getting on with their daily challenges and their home learning packs. Please remember to send in any pictures or comments on how your getting on. 

Today is Keep fit Friday. I have been running everyday to try and keep fit and healthy but today I am going to try cosmic kids yoga. It would be great if you could join in with me! I want you to keep as busy as possible today and try and complete at least an hour of exercise! I have found some cool websites for you to try:


BBC Supermovers - (This can also count as your maths or literacy learning for today). 

Cosmic Kids Yoga on Youtube 

Go Noodle on Youtube 

Premier League Stars -


Miss Hamer 

Thoughtful Thursday

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 9:55am

Good Morning 2HR, 

Today is Thoughtful Thursday. For today's challenge, I would like you to do as many kind and thoughtful things for your grown ups at home as possible. Today, I have already hung out my Dad's washing to dry in the sunshine and made him some breakfast. (Remember to always check with an adult before you do anything in the kitchen). 

What kind things could you do? 

Please don't forget to send me pictures or an email to fill me in on all the fun activities you have been up to! Grown ups, please keep a tally of all the thoughtful things your child/children have done for you. Our email address is I can't wait to hear all about it.

Miss Hamer

Worry people

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 10:49am

Dear 2HR, 

I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine, I know I am! Today is Artful Wednesday. I would like you to make or design something from a simple sketch to a junk model. I have decided to make some worry people to help me get through this different and possibly confusing time. These little people could be great friends to share any worries with. I didn't have any fancy materials so I used an old cloth instead. 

Please remember to share your art with me through our email address. It would be lovely to see what you have all been up to. 

Miss Hamer

Letter to 2HR

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 12:24pm

Dear 2HR,

I hope you have all had a lovely, well deserved break over the weekend. Although I have only been in your class for a short period of time, you have made me feel extremely welcome and made me feel part of the 2HR family! I can instantly see the respect you have for each other and for your teachers which made me feel lucky to come to school and teach you all each day. 

I know a lot of you were only just settling in to our new routine before we had to finish and were feeling very sad when we left on Friday. I have also found it difficult to leave you all this soon in to our new journey too. Mrs Murton and I worked very hard over the past week to make sure you were able to continue learning and experimenting whilst you are at home. We have planned some lovely activities for you to do with the help of your grown ups. 

Please remember to send anything that you are proud of that you have completed at home to our very own email address so I can share it with your friends. I am sure you are all missing each other already as I am missing seeing you all too!

Keep an eye on our blog as I will be posting some fun challenges to keep you occupied! I will be taking part in some of them too.

Please do not worry and make sure that you are always being kind and gentle to everybody in your house. Don’t forget to continue to wash your hands regularly as this will help us get back to school as soon as possible! 

From Miss Hamer

Exploring China

Date: 4th Feb 2020 @ 10:09am

This week in writing, 2HR are exploring China to learn about the famous landmarks and culture. Each day we are pretending to visit a place or take part in an activity to experience the Chinese cultures. Next week we will use these experiences to write a postcard for our Big Write.

On Monday we pretended to visit The Great Wall of China and learned lots of interesting facts about it. In groups, we then constructed our own Great Wall of China using modelling bricks. Afterwards the groups of children presented their models to the class with interesting facts that they had learned during the lesson. The children throughly enjoyed building their Great Walls of China!

On Tuesday we researched information about The Terracotta Army. We found out some amazing facts and created a life-sized Terracotta Warrior to display all the facts that we had found out!

"It took 7000 people to make the warriors!" James

"There were 8000 warriors made in total" Dawood

On Wednesday the class explored the city of Shanghai. We learned about the famous landmarks, things to do and see. We pretended to be tourists taking photos of what we saw on the Ipads, then used them to create a picture collage.

On Thursday we role-played a eating food in a Chinese restaurant and we tasted some Chinese foods such as spring rolls, sweet and sour sauce and blackbean sauce. We challenged ourselves to eat with chopsticks and discussed the flavours of the foods. The children throughly enjoyed sampling the foods and some even said they would want to go to a real restaurant regualrly to eat Chinese food.



Chinese New Year Class Assembly

Date: 4th Feb 2020 @ 9:57am

2HR delivered a brilliant performance to the school and their parents last Friday. They performed 'The Great Race' story to explain how the Chinese calendar began, shared a presentation of how Chinese New Year is celebrated and even performed a Chinese Dragon dance!

Chinese Workshop

Date: 21st Jan 2020 @ 11:49am

Today we had a Chinese workshop and we had some special visitors to teach us about Chinese dancing and plate painting. First we did our plate painting which was really fun and exciting! We designed beautiful, colourful dragons onto ceramic plates with oil paints. After our plate painting we went into the hall and learned a Dragon Dance. We learned how dragons move and put the movements into a dance alongside the chinese music. Afterwards we wore a Chinese dragon and did a parade!

"It was an amazing day when we went into the community room and painted plates" Carlie Rose

"I really liked it when we were under the sheet doing the Dragon Dance" John 

"It was really fun when we learned to do a Dragon Dance" Zendaya


Art Exhibition

Date: 16th Jan 2020 @ 5:57am

2HR have created some beautiful artwork during the art lessons themed around The Great Fire of London. The children have throughly enjoyed designing their own Tudor Houses and then collating them together to create a class display where they have then added effective, colourful printing techniques that resemble the fire.

To celebrate and share the children's work we held an art exhibition as our end of topic experience!

Thank you to all of the parents and carers who attended the event. The children love sharing their learning with you and were very excited to teach you everything that they have learned about the topic The Great Fire of London.

NEW TOPIC! Where would you rather live: Manchester or Wuhan?

Date: 16th Jan 2020 @ 5:50am

Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas break!

When 2HR returned back to school, we had a fantastic day launching our new topic about China! The children were very enthused to share what they already know about China and shared questions about what they would look to find out and explore further.

Part of the fun day was to create an environment where we felt like we were in China so we decided to create Chinese lanterns and decorate our classroom with them!


Date: 9th Dec 2019 @ 3:46pm

Year 2HR have enjoyed programming Beebots. They programmed the Beebots to visit places in London! 

The Great Fire of London

Date: 8th Dec 2019 @ 7:36pm

This half term 2HR have been learning about The Great Fire of London. We have role-played the story as a class, sequenced the story and even used musical instruments to perfrom it.

Summer 2 Spellings

Date: 3rd Jun 2019 @ 6:33pm

Spelling in Year 2

Children have five spellings to learn for each week of this half term. Please take time each week to help your child learn their spellings. The impact of learning their spellings can be seen in their reading and writing throughout the curriculum and is so important.  

Children will still be tested each Monday on the spellings listed for that week by writing them in dictated sentences.

We appreciate your help with their learning.

Week 1

Tested on

 10th June

lorries  jellies

replies  parties


Week 2

Tested on

17th June

careful  playful


hopeless  careless

Week 3

Tested on

24th June

station  nation

fiction  fraction


Week 4

Tested on

1st July

copying  copied


funniest  messiest

Week 5

Tested on

8th July


kindness  silliness



Week 6

Tested on

15th July

metal  pedal

capital  hospital


Summer 1 Spellings

Date: 23rd Apr 2019 @ 8:21am

Welcome back to school!

Keep working hard on these spellings every week. Tests will be on Monday.

All your hard work at home really makes a big difference!

Spring 1 Spellings

Date: 8th Jan 2019 @ 12:58pm

Remember to look after your Spring 1 spelling lists that came home yesterday. 

Spelling tests will be every Monday with prizes for those getting 100%.

Remember....practice makes progress!

Spellings for Autumn 2

Date: 25th Nov 2018 @ 9:53pm

Spelling in Year 2

As part of our school improvement goals to improve spelling at Ravensbury we will be using a new spelling programme called No Nonsense Spelling.

Spelling lists will be sent home at the beginning of each half term. Please practice the five spellings for each week with your child at home using a range of strategies.

Children will still be tested each Monday on the spellings listed for that week.




Week 3

Tested on 19th November

night  knight

there   their


Week 4

Tested on 26th November

some  come

friend  school


Week 5

Tested on 3rd December

here  there

where  our


Week 6

Tested on 10th December

kind  mind

behind  child


Week 7

Tested on 17th December

Christmas  children

most  only


Children in need in 2JB

Date: 16th Nov 2018 @ 5:00pm

Today we wore spotty socks/ odd socks and tights and donated money for children in need. 


Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 4:31pm


In 1666 there was a huge fire which destroyed most of London. We learnt it started in a bakery on pudding lane. 

For our launch we made bread. It was delisious, maybe we will all be bakers when we are older. 

World Book Day

Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 1:51pm

We had such a good day for World Book Day, we shared our favourite books and characters with other children in school.

In our class we had a quiz to test our book knowledge. It was so much fun competing against each other. Each group did extremely well and got more than 10 answers correct. The winning team was the princesses and the hero! well done!

Our Trip to China

Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 1:50pm

Today 2JB went to Beijing.

We all had boarding passes and travelled on a plane, we had to go through security and baggage claim. Once we arrived in China we had a guided tour around the famous landmarks of Beijing. We visited the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Birds Nest Stadium.  It was so much fun!  We then took a quick flight home in time for our parents to pick us up at home time.

Science week

Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 1:45pm

On Friday 16th March, Year 2 investigated what happens when you mix milk, food colouring and washing up liquid together.

Fist we carefully poured milk onto a plate.

Then we dropped different coloured food colouring on to the milk. We used orange, blue and pink food colouring.

Next we put a cotton bud the was covered in washing-up liquid into the centre of the plate.

Our Results

We observed how the food colouring moved around the plate when we touched the milk with the cotton bud. This is because the milk contains fat, the washing-up liquid bonds with the fat in the milk and the food colouring is pushed out because the bond is so strong.

World Book Day 2018

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:53am

We had such a good day for World Book Day, we shared our favourite books and characters with other children in school.

In our class we had a quiz to test our book knowledge. It was so much fun competing against each other. Each group did extremely well and got more than 10 answers correct. The winning team was the princesses and the hero! well done!


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