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!
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
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! 🙂