We have had a busy, but fun Term 3!
It has been fun playing in our 2GA class shop and learning all about money.
A highlight has been our giant Snakes and Ladders game board which has helped us with our addition and subtraction skills.
When Mrs Bull asked some of us our favourite day a lot of us said “Book Week” because we got to dress up as a book character and also watch this years Book Week Show ‘Treasure Hunt’.
We will also be very sad to say good-bye our University Student Miss Wilson. She has taught the Year 2’s so much this term and we wish her the best of luck. Thank you Miss Wilson!
In Year 2 we have been learning all about money. We understand that it is a very important skill to have and like learning about it.
We can identify Australian coins and notes and can order them according to their value. We have also learnt how to count a collection of coins and notes. We like participating in different money game rotations in class that help us with these money skills.
COUNTING AND MAKING COLLECTIONS
AUSTRALIAN MONEY IPAD APP
We also have a Year 2 Class Shop. This awesome developmental play area allows us to practice our money skills. We love to pretend that we are shopping and paying for our items.
Money is fun!
In Year 2 we have been exploring the concept of Shape.
We have discussed their features and conducted investigations to find out more about them.
Did you know that there is only one 3D shape that can slide, stack and roll? Do you know which one it is? We do! It’s a cylinder!
Some of the games we have enjoyed playing are Roll and Shape, Roll and Colour and also our Shape Challenge cards.
We also love singing our 3D shape song
In Year 2 we are enjoying learning about the world around us. We have explored our suburb, our city, our state and our country.
Last week we shared some of our knowledge about Aboriginal Culture and in particular, Aboriginal symbols.
We learnt that the Aboriginal people have their own languages and also use symbols to tell stories and communicate.
We learnt how to draw and interpret some of these symbols.
We also had a go at writing our own short stories using these symbols.
We had a lot of fun using our imaginations to create our stories and sharing them with our friends was really cool too!
In Mathematics we have enjoyed learning all about measuring length, area and weight.
We also enjoyed learning all about Capacity, exploring this concept through a number of ‘hands on’ activities.
We estimated how many uni-fix blocks it would take to fill up our lunch boxes!
Our estimations were way off 🙂 but that was all part of the fun!
We also estimated and measured the capacity of different cups.
We used sand from the playground and spoons from the lunch bag. Our estimations were pretty close this time! YAY!
It is fun learning and then applying these concepts to our everyday lives!
In Year 2 we have been exploring the Sacrament of Baptism. We have learnt about the significance of the Holy Water and why white is an important colour in relation to Baptism.
We were very lucky because we met Fr Giovanni at the church.
We loved seeing the Baptismal font, the Baptism candle and the oils of Catechumens and Chrism.
Fr Giovanni explained the importance of each of these items and why they are special to this Sacrament.
We have also enjoyed sharing our very own Baptism photos with each other.
We have started to get ready for Advent.
Today we learnt that the word Advent means ‘coming’ and that we are now waiting for the arrival of Christmas day and the birth of Jesus.
We also learnt about the Advent Wreathe and how the Advent candles help us celebrate this special time.
Using our handprints we constructed the circular wreathe and placed each of the five candles around and inside.
We look forward to visiting the church over the next month to see our St Emilies Parish wreath and watching the candles being lit.
We wait patiently for Christmas when we celebrate the birth of Jesus, King of Peace into our world!
We wish everyone a happy Advent season!
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A copy was sent home with your child on Monday.
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In Year One Gold we have been learning about Measurement.
So far, we have explored Length and Weight.
We have learnt that Length measures how long something is. Mrs Bull asked us to trace around our foot and measure its length using mini centi-cubes.
We then had to find objects from around the room that were longer and shorter than our foot.
Finally, we put all of our feet together to work out who had the longest and who had the shortest foot.
We have also learnt that Weight measures the mass of an object. We have talked about ‘hefting’ and using our hands as scales to estimate weight. Today, we got to use the balancing scales to measure the weight of different objects.
In our Inquiry unit we have been exploring the concept of Creativity and using our imaginations.
Over the past few weeks we have been given different Creativity tasks.
We were asked to build a home for our class toy Moo Moo out of pop sticks and plasticine.
It had to be able to hold Moo Moo’s weight and he needed to fit inside.
Our latest tasks was to make anything we wanted out of a paper bag.
We came up with some great ideas that were fun and functional.