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.
Attached is our Year Two Parent Booklet.
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!