As a year group we read the book “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?”
We learnt that when we choose to be kind, we not only fill the buckets of those around us, but also fill our OWN bucket! Conversely, when we choose to say or do mean things, we are dipping into buckets. All day long, we are either filling up or dipping into each other’s buckets by what we say and what we do. When you’re a bucket filler, you make the world a better place to be!
We decided to brainstorm all the different ways that we can be kind. Each day we are going to fill up each others cup so we can all ‘have a cup of kindness’.
This week in Year 2 we have been working hard!
We started our spelling journals and literacy rotations.
We have been enjoying learning our spelling words by playing tic, tac, toe and using them to write interesting sentences.
In maths we have been continuing our learning about place value. We challenged each other to make the biggest numbers. We played place value bingo, place value wars and expanded numbers.
Have a lovely and safe long weekend!
We started the week by exploring Persuasive texts. We know that persuasive texts must try and convince someone by giving good reasons. We read ‘Hey Little Ant’ and then wrote a persuasive text on why we shouldn’t step on ants.
In Religion we are exploring nature. We went on a hunt around the oval to find some things in nature. We found things like grass, leaves, spiders, webs, clouds and rocks.
We also started handwriting. In our books we have to carefully trace the letters to form them correctly.
We also enjoy using the space in our classroom. Some children get to sit on he floor using the floor desks.
This week we have been very busy in Two Blue!
On Monday when we came to school we had lots of stationery to sort out. After sorting it all out we had Music and Japanese. This week we also had Sport, Health and Science. On Friday we had class sport with the Year One’s. This was very fun! Some other things we got up to this week was doing some spelling tests, we did some holiday writing, drew self portraits, we talked about ‘teen’ and ‘ty’ numbers in Maths and we did an about me activity.
Some ‘favourite’ parts of the week include:
- Doing Maths – Lacey
- Class Sport with the Year Ones – Noah
- Having fun! – Leo
- Activity time – Aveer
- Seeing all my friends – Leyton
- Science – Lucie
- Morning fitness – Oscar
Below you will find the Parent Information Booklet for Term One. This booklets outlines important information about your child’s learning journey in Year Two.
We hope to see you soon!
Miss Nicole Moriarty and Miss Tiana Massimi
Year Two Teachers
Download (PDF, 1.65MB)
Congratulations to Alicia Chow and Aisha Dhillon who both won the Lower Primary category in the the ATOM Photography Competition this year.
The winners were acknowledged in a ‘virtual’ celebration. Click on this link to see Alicia and Aisha talking about their photo. Alicia speaks at about the 47 sec mark and Aisha at 1min 4 secs.
Congratulations again to Alicia and Aisha for representing St Emilie’s and doing so well int eh competition.
This term we have been exploring how to write procedures. For a procedure to be most effective we learnt we need to list the goal, materials, steps in order and complete a test. We wrote procedures on how to make a Vegemite sandwich. From this investigation we learnt that the steps need to be very specific otherwise your sandwich won’t look like a real sandwich (just like this picture). For this procedure the steps were simple like ‘put the butter on the bread’ and ‘put the Vegemite on the bread’.After some discussion ,we reevaluated the steps and made them more specific so we could make a proper Vegemite sandwich following precise steps.These steps were written like this ‘using your knife, place it in the butter and scrape some on the knife and spread it on the piece of bread.