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!
Please read the below letter to find out important dates and exciting information for Term Four!
From Miss Candice Agustsson and Mrs Lauren White
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!
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!
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!
Today the Year 2B students planted their potato crop assisted with ‘military precision’ by Mr Cogger. Mr Cogger dug the rows for us and even set out little markers so that the seed potatoes will be evenly spaced.
Here are a few photos of our students enjoying the experience. They were so excited and bursting to get out there! 🙂
In week five, Mr Davis organised for the Life Education van to visit us at St Emilie’s.
Each class got the opportunity to meet Healthy Harold, the very friendly giraffe. In our incursion, we learnt about healthy eating and what we should look for in a balanced diet. In groups, we created our own healthy lunch boxes to see if we were able to include all of the food groups.
Week Four was filled with lots of big moments in Year Two!
Throughout the week, each student had the opportunity to present to the class about a culture important to them. It was so wonderful to learn more about each other and where our families have come from!
We have learnt so many new and interesting things about lots of different cultures, and we all did an amazing job speaking in front of the class (which we all know isn’t always an easy thing to do!)
On Thursday 10th August, the Year One and Two classes also participated in a ‘Cultural Fair’ and Mums and dads shared their knowledge with us!
We hope you enjoy this ‘sneak peek’ into our Cultural Fair!
Another huge thank you to the parents who helped to make this event possible. You all did a fabulous job and we are very appreciative!
In Year 2 we have been learning about Indigenous culture. We have loved reading a variety of Dreamtime stories, including the story of ‘The Waakarl’. The children have created their own representations of a ‘spirit snake’, and have experimented with different Aboriginal symbols to complete their artwork.
Long ago there was a snake called the Waakarl. It was enormous! The Aboriginal people thought the Waakarl made the hills and the rivers and everything in the world. (By Harry H)
In the Dreamtime, there was a rainbow snake that made the earth. When the snake moved across the ground it pushed the rocks out of the way and made the Swan River and made the the other rivers and the other things in the world. (By Oliver H)
We are now working on writing our own versions of a ‘Dreamtime story’, and are having a lot of fun planning our characters, setting, problem and resolution!