This terms Integrated Studies unit has involved looking at the past and how things have changed over time. The students have really enjoyed this inquiry unit and have explored how the past continues to shape the present and the future they live in.
On the 8th of September the Year 1 and 2 students hosted a Grandparent Day. It was a fantastic event where grandparents where invited to bring in items from the past and ran their own “Show and Tell” morning. Some of the interesting items we saw were old school photographs, old toys, typewriters, wind-up telephones and photo negatives.
We loved looking at items from the past and listened to lots of funny and interesting stories about our grandparents childhood.
After the “Show and Tell” morning we lead our special guests over to the school junior oval and enjoyed a lovely morning tea picnic. We showed our grandparents and special guests lots of games from the past and had lots of fun playing these games with them. We built lots of happy memories on Grandparent Day!
We have a real love for writing in Year 2! We enjoy using our imagination and being able to practice our writing skills on a daily basis. This term we have been learning about narratives and the structure a narrative has. We are having fun finding the orientation, complication and resolution in the stories we read. Over the last few weeks we have been building our own main character, planning our narrative and illustrating our work. We are very proud of our original narratives and love reading them by ourselves, to each other and to our Year 6 buddies!
We are awesome authors!
In Year 2 we have been learning about the past. We have asked lots of “wonder” questions and love using our curiosity to explore how things have changed over time. We enjoy looking at old photos, books and videos and we are now bringing in our own objects from the past. It is very interesting to hear what some of the objects are and what they were used for!
We love to think about these old objects and wonder what we have replaced them with with here in the present.
Some of the objects we have seen so far are a medical handbook, a Morse Code translator, an old camera and a record player.
One of the Australian Curriculum Numeracy standards in Year 2 is to be able to identify everyday events that involve chance. To this end, the students have been using language such as ‘likely’ or ‘unlikely’ and ‘possible’ or ‘impossible’ to describe possible outcomes during a range of experiments.
This week we have been exploring the concept of chance by using everyday items such as coins and dice to help us see what the chances were of flipping ‘tails’ ten times in a minute or rolling a ‘6’ five times in a minute.
We are still very curious to find out how chance works. We wonder if we’ll ever know? 🙂