Please read the following note which asks each family to give some thought to how you might be able to support us in the lead up to the St Emilie’s Inaugural School Fete to be held in Term 1 next year on Sunday 13th March.
In addition to ideas for stalls and a commitment by families to the date, we also are really needing SPONSORS (more information to follow) and DONATIONS that can be used as prizes. So please make some time to fill out the form and return it by Friday week, 12th August.
CLICK HERE: P&F Fete Planning Stall Ideas – form
One of the Mathematics Curriculum Standards for Year 2 is to ‘identify practical activities and everyday events that involve chance’.
We have been learning to describe outcomes as ‘likely’ or ‘unlikely’ and identify some events as ‘certain’ or ‘impossible’.
We discovered that there are some outcomes that are impossible to predict when rolling a dice and tossing a coin!
We also thought about which outcome was ‘most likely’, ‘least likely’ and ‘impossible’ when drawing coloured counters from a bag.
PS We are quickly becoming experts at using tally marks to record our data!
Please find below our Purposeful Practice Grid for Weeks 2 and 3.
YEAR2 PPGRID TERM3 WK2-3
Grids are due back at school on Friday 7th August.
Spelling journals and reading books have already been sent home.
Welcome back to Term 3!
Please find below our Term 3 Newsletter with information on what is happening this term in Year 2.
Term 3 News – Yr 2
Year 2 had a wonderful time on Wednesday creating their own instruments, using waste materials!
We came up with many creative ideas to reuse everyday items from home (and from REmida)…
We used many of the skills and knowledge we learnt during our REmida workshop earlier in the term to work out how to manipulate and connect the various materials.
We were all very proud of our creations and couldn’t wait to form our own bands!
There are certainly some very talented designers and musicians in our classrooms!
Thank you to all of the families who sent in items from home for us to use.
I wonder what other fun and creative ‘upcycling’ ideas we can come up with?
In the final weeks of this term we have had a wonderful time learning about the beautiful folktales of the Philippines and the main religions of the country.
The Philippines are mainly Catholic. Like us in Australia, the Philippines have a diversity of religions but are mainly Catholic. We explored some beautiful Spanish churches and compared them with our own in Australia and found some amazing similarities!
In keeping with our learning “habit of Mind” skill of applying past knowledge, we compared our learning of Vietnamese Buddhist temples with what we now know of the churches in the Philippines.
The senior classes -years 4-6 watched the Philippine folktale- Tung kung Langit and compared it with our own “Creation story” from Genesis in the Bible and the junior classes watched “The First Pineapple” and discussed the origins of folktales and the life lessons they teach- In this lovely folktale the life lesson is to be diligent when doing your chores and to help out Mum and Dad when they are busy! What a great example!
Below are some of the results of our discoveries in the last few weeks!
One of the English curriculum standards in Year 2 is to ‘identify, reproduce and experiment with rhythmic, sound and word patterns in poems, chants, rhymes and songs’.
Over the last few weeks, we have been learning about different types of poetry and have had lots of fun experimenting with words and phrases to create our own unique poems!
We have used Pic Collage to publish our own sustainability acrostic poems! We had some great ideas about how we can all ‘reduce, reuse or recycle’!
We have learnt about the rules for writing a cinquain poem.
Writing poetry has been a great way to show our knowledge and understanding of nouns, verbs and adjectives.
Our next challenge is to create and write our own rhyming poems!
On Tuesday the 16th June the Year 2 classes had some special visitors from The Worm Shed. Kevin, Samantha and Cameron came to St Emilie’s to teach us all about red/tiger worms!!
We learnt how important worms are to our environment and that HALF our rubbish can be eaten by worms.
Kevin taught us that a worm farm is a sustainable way to recycle some of our rubbish and reuse the “worm poo” in our garden to help everything grow!
We really enjoyed the talk Kevin gave us and the opportunity to touch and have a close look at the worms.
We loved making our own worm farms and are very excited to see what will happen to them!
On Friday the Year Two’s will be bringing their worm farms home, along with an information sheet on how to look after them. We hope you can find a special place for the worms at home and that they can help your garden grow!
Click here to visit the Worm Shed website
Today is St Emilie de Vialar’s Feast Day and we are celebrating in a variety of ways!
All families are warmly welcomed to our whole school Mass at 9.00am.
Cheesies and a sausage sizzle lunch and icy pole package for lunch – thanks to the generous donations of a few amazing parents in our school community (who wished to remain nameless!)
Our Year Six leaders have organised the stalls and games for…
and classes will engage with the St Emilie story and the power of prayer back in the classroom.
Money raised will …
‘help others in difficult times’
just as St Emilie did!
Thank you for supporting this day of celebration and fund-raising for those who need our help xxx
Please find the attached Year Two Purposeful Practice Grid for Weeks 9 and 10.
All tasks and grids are due back to school on Friday 26 June.
We have also attached a copy of the Cinquain Poem template that was sent home with the children today.
Have a wonderful week!
Homework Grid T2 Wk9-10
Cinquain PP Grid