Last week, Year Two were very excited to get back into the garden to harvest our home grown potatoes!
We had a lot of fun digging around, and found some enormous potatoes hiding in the dirt!
Our next job was to scrub the potatoes clean, and make sure they were ready for cooking!
It was no surprise that our baked potatoes got a thumbs up from all of our willing taste testers 🙂
We owe a special thank you to Mr and Mrs Cogger for helping us in the garden and making sure we had everything we needed to grow and harvest our very own potatoes!
This term our guided inquiry unit has been all about using our CREATIVITY!
Over the last few weeks we have been busy planning, designing and building our very own Robot Buddies.
The children worked in teams of three, and began by planning the types of traits they wanted their Robot Buddy to have (such as scary, pretty, clever or funny). They then used their imagination to draw ideas for their robot design, remembering to think of ways to show each of their chosen character traits.
The next step was to consider which materials we would use for each part of our robot.
We then swapped our plans with another group to consider how we might be able improve their design. The children drew or wrote down their suggestions, thinking carefully about which features could be made bigger, removed or added.
Once our final designs were complete, it was time to begin building our Robot Buddies! We each had a turn at being the ‘Manager’, ‘Builder’ or ‘Helper’, and had a lot of fun selecting and using a wide range of materials to bring our designs to life!
We are all so proud of our Robot Buddies, and we are looking forward to putting them on display for everyone to enjoy!
In Week 4, Year 2 Blue practised their knowledge of ‘position, location and transformation’ by creating a set of instructions to give other students to follow.
Working with a partner, the students took into consideration the position of where they would stand, the directions in which they would travel (some even using compass directions as a point of reference), the distance they would travel in each step, and the way they would travel (walking, skipping, hopping).
We then had a lot of fun reading and following another group’s directions!
All of our directions were unique and creative, and showed our growing understanding of position, location and transformation!
Here is the Year 2 Purposeful Practice Grid for the next fortnight. All grids are due back to school on Friday 10th November.
Mrs Lauren White and Miss Candice Agustsson
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In Year 2B we have been learning about the Habit of Mind – Striving for Accuracy and Precision.
We thought about what the word ‘accurate’ means and discussed why this Habit of Mind is so important.
We can strive for accuracy by always checking our work for errors, constantly finding ways to improve and doing our very best!
We practised this Habit of Mind while completing an observational drawing of an object in our classroom. We needed to take our time and carefully draw the lines, shapes and details we could see… always remembering to check and re-check again!
We are very proud of our drawings and are looking forward to using this Habit of Mind in all areas of our learning!
The following notes have been sent home with the students today.
Please return your child’s permissions slip to school by Friday 3rd November.
We are looking forward to a very fun and memorable day at Scitech!
Mrs Lauren White and Miss Candice Agustsson
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Here is the the Year 2 Purposeful Practise Grid for the next fortnight. All grids and completed tasks are due back to school on Friday 27th October. Thank you!
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In mathematics, Year 2 we have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes.
We have had a lot of fun naming, describing, drawing, building and manipulating a variety of shapes and objects!
We love a challenge, and some of these tangram cards certainly tested our problem solving skills!
Creating with pattern blocks is a great way to explore tessellating shapes.
We have learnt more about the features of three dimensional objects through a variety of building and drawing challenges!
Next term, we look forward to further investigating flips, turns and slides, as well as putting our mapping skills to the test!
We have had a lot of fun celebrating Book Week in Year Two!
We loved showing off some of our favourite story characters on dress-up day!
This was also a great opportunity to get together with our Year 6 buddies. We worked together to create a new book cover to match our costumes, and had a lot of fun sharing our stories and ideas.
On Tuesday 29th August, we were also very lucky to enjoy a special ‘Super Duper’ performance by ‘Perform! Educational Musicals’. This musical featured some of the shortlisted and award winning books for 2017, and highlighted the way books can allow us to escape to anywhere!
Back in the classroom, we read ‘Go Home, Cheeky Animals’, which won Early Childhood Book of the Year. This story was a lot of fun to read and inspired us to write our own cheeky stories!
We are quickly becoming very talented story writers in Year Two, and cannot wait to share more of our narratives with you during the Open Night in Week 9!