Welcome to Year 2
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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Healthy Eating - November 2020
As part of our topic on Food Glorious Food, the children designed and made their own healthy meals.
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.
Arcimboldo Artwork - November 2020
As part of our Food Glorious Food topic, the children in Year 2 designed and created their own fruit and vegetables faces in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
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 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.
Our Favourite Book Characters - September 2020
Year 2 discussed their favourite book characters and then painted them on canvases. Can you work out who the characters are?
Home Learning - 1st April 2020
Alana and Isabelle have been very busy doing lots of Home Learning. Well done girls! Please remember to send us pictures of your home learning through Twitter, Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org
World Book Day - March 2020
A big thank you to everyone who provided costumes for the children for World Book Day, all the children looked absolutely fantastic!
Planetarium - January 2020
On Monday 27th January, the children at Ravensmere got to experience a show in the Planetarium as part of their learning on Space. The short film taught the children about the phases of the moon and the stars and constelations.
The children really enjoyed the experience!
Space Station - January 2020
The children were excited to come in on Monday morning to discover a space station in their classroom. They have already had fun dressing up as astronauts and designing rockets, completing space logs and writing letters from space.
Sports Festival - January 2020
The Year 2 children at Ravensmere were invited to take part in a KS1 Sports Festival at Pakefield High School. They had the opportunity to try out a range of activities including gymnastics, curling and target games.
Abbeyfields - December 2019
The children in Year 2 visited Abbeyfields just before Christmas to share some of their favourite Christmas songs with them. The residents thoroughly enjoyed listening to, and joining in with their favourite songs.
Fire of London Tudor Houses - November 2019
As part of their topic on the Great Fire of London, the children have enjoyed designing and making their own Tudor houses.
They began by researching the features of Tudor houses before designing their own house. They then made their own Tudor houses using a range of tools and equipment.
Vegetable Soup - October 2019
This week the children in Miss Burch's afternoon class were set the challenge of making vegetable soup. They had to begin by digging up the vegetables that they had grown in their garden before washing and cutting the vegetables. All children had a sample of the soup and wrote down their thoughts on its taste.
The Fire Station - October 2019
Class 2 recently visited the Fire Station and we had lots of fun!
Sunflowers - June 2019
As part of the Art's Week at Ravensmere, the children have been learning all about Vincent Van Gogh with a focus on his painting 'Sunflower's. Year 2 have recreated this with some beautiful paintings of their own.
Victorian Day - May 2019
On Tuesday 21st May, the children stepped back in time to experience what it would have been like as a child to go to school during the Victorian times. They were all given a Victorian name for the day and took part in a range of activities from arithmetic to observational drawing and then in the afternoon making peg dolls and spinning tops. The children followed the rules of a Victorian classroom for the day and even got to try gruel for their snack! The children absolutely loved the day and learnt so much through first hand experiences. A massive thank you to all of the parents for their support with organising the brilliant costumes.
Reading Cafe Victoria Sponges - May 2019
Gressenhall Visit - April 2019
On Monday 29th April, we took Year 1 and Year 2 to Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse as part of our topic on Victorians. This was a brilliant opportunity for the children to experience what it was like to have lived in Victorian times.
We're All Special
We worked really hard together as a school to produce this lovely display as part of our learning on everyone being different, but equally special. All children in the school then wrote down what made one of their friends special.
KS1 Social and Personal Festival - 9th January 2019
The children in Year 2 had a brilliant time at the KS1 Personal and Social Festival. They were able to participate in a range of activities, led by qualified instructors, designed to raise their enjoyment and engagement in physical activities.
A Little Bird Told Me
Year 2, along with the rest of the school, worked so hard to put on a brilliant production of A Little Bird Told Me. We were so proud of the way in which they learnt the songs, learnt their lines and spoke up so confidently and clearly during the performances. Well done everyone!
To celebrate all that we had learnt about hedgehogs, Year 2 put their maths skills in to practise by making some yummy hedgehog cookies.
As part of our topic on Beccles, Year 2 enjoyed a visit from a local historian who taught them all about Beccles in the past. We also enjoyed a walk around our local area, learning all about where we live.
To help them write their poems on autumn, Year 2 went for a walk looking for 'signs of spring'. They collected objects on the way to use to make autumn crowns.