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What do Year 2 think about Ravensmere?

We asked the children in Year 2 to tell us what they thought about Ravensmere Infant School. This is what they had to say:

Where does our food come from?  November 2022

As part of our Food, Glorious Food topic, the children have been learning all about where their food comes from. They went on a walk to Tesco to look for foods that are grown in different countries. They then brought these items back to school to see if they could place them in the correct place on the world map. 

Autumn Parent Share - November 2022

As part of our autumn themed week, we were delighted to be able to invite our parents and carers into school to work alongside their children. Everybody had a fantastic afternoon enjoying a range of autumn crafts and activities. 

Autumn Walk - October 2022

The children in Year 2 enjoyed a walk in our local area looking for signs of autumn. They collected lots of autumn themed objects which they used to make autumn crowns. They're going to use what they have learnt about autumn to help them write autumn poems. 

The Enormous Turnip - October 2022

The children in Year 2 have been reading The Enormous Turnip. They were therefore shocked to discover that an enormous turnip had grown in our own vegetable garden. The children worked together to act out the story.

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Our visit to St Michael's Church - October 2022

As part of their learning on what it means to belong, the children in Year 2 visited St Michael's Church and met Reverend Rich who taught them all about christenings. They helped Reverend Rich act out what happens during a christening service and were able to ask any questions that they had.  

Clinks Care Farm - October 2022

As part of our Food, Glorious Food topic, the children visited Clinks Care Farm. They had a brilliant time feeding the animals, learning about the crops and experiencing what life is like on a farm. 

Harvest - October 2022

As part of our learning on Harvest, the children in Year 2 had great fun following a recipe to make bread. They then used this experience to have a go at coming up with their own set of instructions for how to make bread.

Fruit Faces - September 2022

As part of our Food, Glorious Food topic, the children in Year 2 have been learning all about the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo who was famous for creating imaginative portraits out of fruit, vegetables, flowers, fish and books. The children chose from a range of fruit and vegetables to design their own portraits in the style of Arcimboldo before having great fun making them. 

All About Us - September 2022

The children in Year 2 have been learning all about themselves. They have learnt about the parts of the body and their 5 senses. In Art, they used different types of lines to draw and paint their own self-portraits. 

Enterprise Week - July 2022

As part of Enterprise Week, the children designed and made their own games and crafts to sell at our Summer Fete. They did a brilliant job of taking it in turns to run the different stalls. 

Anyone for ice-cream? July 2022

Ravensmere had a brilliant time on our trip to Great Yarmouth. We visited the Sea Life Centre, enjoyed fish and chips and ice-cream and then enjoyed some time on the beach and a paddle in the sea!

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Under the sea cookies - June 2022

As part of our maths learning on weight, the children in Class 2 made their own sea creature cookies. They had to work in groups to independently follow a recipe, weigh out their ingredients and then decorate their finished cookies.

National RSE Day - June 2022

The children in Year 2 had a brilliant day celebrating National RSE Day. As part of the day they took time to consider what makes them special and unique. 

Sports Day - June 2022

Well done to all of our children for a brilliant Sports Day and a big thank you to Mr McKenzie for all of his hard work in organising and running it!

Flag Ceremony

Under The Sea Performance - May 2022

As part of our 'Under the Sea' topic, the children worked with a local performing arts specialist to put together a short performance based on their ideas. We hope you enjoy the performance!

 

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Arts Week - May 2022

This week, as part of Arts Week, the children have been busy making their creatures and characters ready for our Under the Sea performance. They cut the characters out of cardboard before using ultra-violet paints to paint them with so that they will glow in the dark for our performance. 

Angelfish Sculptures - May 2022

The children at Ravensmere enjoyed a brilliant day with Will from Chickenwired. They produced their own Angelfish sculptures out of chicken wire. The children had to use their fine-motor skills to cut, twist, bend and shape the wire before decorating the fish with tissue paper. 

Life In A Castle Film - May 2022

The children in Class 2 learnt all about the people who lived in a castle and what their roles were. They worked in pairs to research a given role and to write a script explaining what the role involved. We hope you enjoy our film.  

Who lived in a castle and what were their roles?

Motte and Bailey Model - May 2022

The children in Year 1 and 2 worked together to produce this amazing model of a Motte and Bailey castle. They were given the challenge of producing a model which could be displayed in Beccles library to share our learning with the wider community. As part of Design and Technology, they begun by designing their model before using wood and chicken wire to form a base for the castle. They learnt many new skills and techniques along the way including how to papier mache, saw wood and measure materials accurately.  

 

Digital Art - May 2022

As part of our Happily Ever After topic the children created their own digital art. They started by using a paint programme to draw their backgrounds before using ipads to take photos of each other dressed in chosen costumes. Once the backgrounds were removed from the photos, the children copied the photo into their painting to create their finished pictures. 

Easter Celebrations - April 2022

The children in Year 2 learnt all about the Easter story and why we celebrate Easter. They had great fun making their own Easter gardens.

Our Community Garden - March 2022

A group of children from Ravensmere visited a local garden centre to buy the fruit and vegetable plants for our school garden. We can't wait to get busy with planting these and watching them grow!

Bee-bot Challenge - March 2022

As part of our learning in maths around position and direction, the children had to input instructions into the Bee-bot to direct it from a given location to the dragon. 

Wear A Hat Day - March 2022

The children in Year 2 took part in 'Wear a Hat Day' to help raise awareness and support for the Brain Tumour Awareness Charity. As a school we raised a fantastic £48! Well done everyone! 

Waveney Gymnastics Club - March 2022

Year 2 had a brilliant time at Waveney Gymnastics Club. They worked hard on their jumping, balancing, rolling, climbing and bouncing skills. 

World Book Day - March 2022

Year 2 had a brilliant time celebrating World Book Day. They all looked amazing in their costumes and enjoyed sharing their favourite books with a friend as well as having a go at painting in the style of different illustrators. 

Our Weather Reports- February 2022

The children used what they have learnt about weather to work in groups to write and produce their own weather forecasts for the United Kingdom. 

Chinese New Year - February 2022

The children at Ravensmere thoroughly enjoyed learning all about Chinese New Year. They learnt about the origins of the celebration and how it is celebrated around the world. They tasted a range of Chinese food, learnt to write their names in Mandarin and enjoyed making several tiger themed crafts. 

Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night - January 2022

As a school we have been learning all about Vincent van Gogh and have been looking at many of his well-known works, in particular his Starry Night paintings. Year 2 created their own Starry Night pictures by dyeing fabric to create the background and then stitching the stars and swirls in the sky before finally cutting felt to create silhouettes of chosen buildings in Beccles. 

We used fabric dyes to create out backgrounds. 

We learnt how to sew a running stitch to create the stars and swirls in the sky. 

The children also wrote their own poems based on the Starry Night painting. 

Fire Of London Diaries - December 2021

Having learnt about Samuel Pepys and his diary, the children in Year 2 wrote their own diaries as if they were there, experiencing The Great Fire of London. 

Whoops-a-Daisy Angel - December 2021

This year's Christmas production was Whoops-a-Daisy Angel. The children did a fantastic job of learning their lines and all of the songs and actions. Well done to all of our amazing children! 

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Fire of London Moving Pictures - December 2021

As part of their learning on The Fire of London, the children in Year 2 designed and made their own moving pictures. They learnt about different moving mechanisms such as levers, sliders, flaps, and pulleys and then decided which moving parts they would like to incorporate in their picture. 

Beccles Christmas Tree Festival - November 2021

As part of this year's Christmas Tree Festival in Beccles, the children at Ravensmere read the story 'The Christmas Pine' by Julia Donaldson. They then reflected on the importance of family, friends and community at not only Christmas time, but all year round. They used lots of skills to make their Christmas tree shaped decorations and the little felt people to wrap around the tree. 

                                           

 

The children then enjoyed a trip to Hungate Church to visit the Christmas Tree Festival and to see all of the other beautifully decorated trees. 

The Great Fire of London - November 2021

The children in Class 2 worked together to produce this display, showing what they had learnt and understood about The Great Fire of London. They used their computing skills to type up the main events of the story and used their art skills to make houses using a collage technique. 

The Great Fire of London Story Wheels - November 2021

Class 2 have been busy making story wheels to retell the story of The Great Fire of London. They had great fun swapping wheels with their friends and having the challenge of matching up the day of the week, to the events on that day and then finally the picture.

London Tour Guides - November 2021

As part of their learning on London, the children in Class 2 used what they had learnt to make their own London Tour Guides. They worked in groups to choose their London landmarks and then write their own scripts. 

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Rosh Hashanah - October 2021

As part of our learning on Judaism, the children have been finding out all about the celebration, Rosh Hashanah. They made their own Challah bread which they enjoyed dipping in honey and eating.

Autumn - October 2021

Year 2 have been learning all about autumn. They went on an autumn walk, collecting materials along the way to make an autumn crown with. They then used their observations of autumn to help write their own autumn poems.  

Paddington's Healthy Sandwiches - October 2021

Having read the story of Paddington, the children decided to design and make their own healthy sandwiches. Once they had decided what to put in their sandwiches they made their way to Tesco where they chose their ingredients and used their knowledge of money to work out the coins needed to pay for them. Once back at school, the children had great fun making their sandwiches. 

Impressive Instructions - October 2021

As part of our learning on algorithms in Computing and instructional writing in Literacy, the children worked in pairs to give each other clear and precise instructions. They had to sit back to back, with one of the pair giving instructions to their partner as to how to build an identical model to their own. We even had to use our mathematical knowledge of directional language to help us. Look how well we did!

 

Tennis stars of the future - October 2021

The children at Ravensmere have been enjoying weekly lessons from a specialist tennis coach. They began by practising some basic ball control skills before moving on to mini games of tennis and learning how to score.

Postcards from Paddington - October 2021

The children in Class 2 have thoroughly enjoyed reading all about the adventures of Paddington. To link in with our learning around London, the children wrote their own postcards to Aunt Lucy writing in the role of Paddington. They then used their computing skills to draw the front of their postcards using a paint programme. 

School Council 2021 - September 2021

Today the children at Ravensmere elected their new School Councillors. Those children wishing to be on the School Council told everybody why they thought they would be a good representative for the school. The children then voted for who they wished to see on the School Council.

Roy Lichtenstein - September 2021

The children in Class 2 have been learning all about the artist Roy Lichtenstein. They created their own portraits in the style of his artwork.

Time Capsules - September 2021

Class 2 have made their own time capsules. We used tape measures and scales to record different measurements on our body. At the end of the year, we will dig up our capsules to see how much we've grown and changed. 

Self-portraits - September 2021

As part of our learning all about ourselves, the children used mirrors to study their facial features carefully. They then sketched their portraits onto canvas before using acrylics to paint them. 

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Victorian Day - July 2021

The children in Year 2 stepped back in time to experience a day in the life of a child in a Victorian school. They enjoyed a range of experiences allowing them to understand how life in a Victorian school was different to school today. 

Fraction Fun - June 2021

Year 2 learnt some karate actions to help them visualise the different fractions that they were learning. They then used this information, along with some smarties, to help work out fractions of given amounts. 

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Mini Monsters Experience - May 2021

The children in Class 2 had a fantastic time with Ed from Mini Monsters learning all about a variety of animals as part of our Jungle Topic. 

Spring Poems - April 2021

Have a read of Year 2's fantastic acrostic poems all about Spring. We decorated our poems by making tissue paper daffodils and origami tulips. 

Kerri Ambrosino - April 2021

As part of their learning on Spring, the children in Class 2 used Kerri Ambrosino's tree paintings as inspiration for their own Spring tree. 

The Easter Story

Class 2 have been learning all about the Easter story. They began by searching for clues hidden around the playground which then told them which parts of the Bible to read. Finally they made their own Easter gardens.

 

Model of Beccles - March 2021

As part of their learning on Beccles, the children in afternoon class 2, worked together to plan, design and make their own map of Beccles.

Obstacle Course - March 2021

 

Year 1 at Ravensmere did a fantastic job of building this obstacle course for Year 2 to have fun with at break time. #wellbeing #backtoschool

 

  

 

Beccles - March 2021

 

As part of their topic on Beccles, the children in Class 2 at Ravensmere enjoyed an afternoon with guest speaker Barry Darch, learning all about the history of Beccles. (image courtesy of Beccles and District Museum) #wellbeing #backtoschool

 

 

Butterfly Kiss - March 2021

The children in Year 2 read the story, Butterfly Kiss. They thought about the importance of showing kindness and what this would look like in practice. As part of their learning in maths they were then set the challenge of designing and making their own symmetrical butterflies. 

Inspirational People - March 2021

David Attenborough

As part of our learning on inspirational people, the children in Year 2 learnt all about David Attenborough. The children were challenged to make their own films in the style of David Attenborough. 

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Horses

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Cheetahs

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Dinosaurs

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Healthy Eating - November 2020

As part of our topic on Food Glorious Food, the children designed and made their own healthy meals.

Guy Fawkes Year 2 - November 2020

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The Story of Guy Fawkes - November 2020

Year 2 decided that they would like to act out the story of Guy Fawkes. They worked really well together to plan the script and identify which parts of the story to act out. 

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Remember remember, the 5th November!

As part of their learning on Guy Fawkes, the children in Year 2 learnt this well-known rhyme.

Fun in our reading garden - Autumn Term 1

This term we have been learning about farms through using our exciting new books to help. Our first book was 'The Scarecrow's Wedding' by Julia Donaldson. We acted out the story, dressed up, made scarecrows and read lots of different farm books including non-fiction.

Our next book was 'Farmer Duck' by Martin Waddell. Year 2 made their own Farmer Duck books and also acted out the story.

Autumn Term 1 Maths

This term we have been learning all about place value. We have learnt how to read and write numbers, how to order numbers and how to count in 10s, 2s and 5s. 

A visit to St Michael's Church - October 2020

As part of their learning on christenings, the children in Year 1 and 2 visited the church to learn more about what happens at a christening. Reverend Rich led a role-play christening with the children and explained some of the key symbols and meanings behind the importance of christenings.  

Autumn Artwork - October 2020

As part of their learning on autumn, the children in Class 2 used broccoli to create these amazing autumn tree pictures. 

Autumn trees using masking tape - October 2020

Autumn Poems - October 2020

As part of their learning on autumn, the children in Year 2 wrote their own poems. They began by performing autumn rhymes before planning their own poem. Have a read of our finished poems. 

Food Chains - October 2020

As part of our Food, Glorious Food topic, the children in Year 2 learnt all about food chains. They used this knowledge to then make their own food chains.