Please find attached the Year 2 Purposeful Practice grid, due back at school on Friday 2nd December.
Also attached are the lyrics to our Christmas Carol “Little Drummer Boy.”
After waiting almost 14 weeks, the Year 2’s were finally able to harvest their potatoes! Friday of Week 3
Much excitement was had in the Vege Patch as we dug through the soil and found our little purple pieces of treasure!
There were squeals of delight as each new potato was discovered and potato sizes were compared.
After the potatoes were picked everyone was eager to taste them!
On Wednesday of Week 4 the Year 2’s prepared the potatoes – they were washed, wrapped in foil and baked in the oven.
Toppings such as bacon, cheese, sour cream, capsicum, tomato and even sausage were added, and then it was time to taste!
It was an unanimous “MMMMMMM” as we ate our school-grown, perfect potatoes!
We had so much fun learning about the important process of growing, preparing and eating our own food.
We now know there is so much involved in getting our food from ‘paddock to plate’ and we look forward to sharing this knowledge with our friends and family.
We would like to say BIG THANK YOU to Mr & Mrs Cogger for all their help!
As part of our Religious Education unit of work ‘Joining in the Lord’s Meal’ the students in Year 2B visited Father Giovanni in the Church on Friday.
Throughout the term we have been learning about the Last Supper and how we remember this special time during the Eucharist each time we go to Church.
Part of our learning has included understanding the Sacred Vessels used during the Eucharist.
Fr Giovanni explained each of the Sacred Vessels to us and what they are used for. We even got our own special information sheet so we can share what we learnt with our friends and family.
We felt very special going onto the Altar to take a closer look at the Sacred Vessels.
We said a special prayer together and when we returned to class we recorded what we had learnt.
We would like to thank Fr Giovanni very much for such a special visit.
This term we are exploring the concept of ‘NECESSITY’ and are learning all about where certain resources come from and what is involved in getting them processed.
One of the resources we are learning about is… POTATOES!
At the start of this term we planted our own potatoes in the school vegetable garden. Mr Cogger taught us how to plant the potato seeds and we are now waiting patiently for the stems of our potato plants to start poking out of the ground.
We needed to cover the potato seeds with soil like a nice warm blanket!
We also got to meet a REAL potato farmer! Farmer Carlo visited our classroom all the way from Manjimup and had lots of knowledge and experience to share with us!
We learnt all about how potatoes are planted and harvested, as well as where the potatoes that are grown on the farm end up.
Did you know that it is better to buy potatoes with the dirt sill on? The dirt acts like a sunscreen and stops the potatoes from going green.
There are so many different potato varieties… pink skin, purple skin and even ones shaped like a banana!
We were even lucky enough to take some of these delicious potatoes home!
Thanks Karri Country Gourmet Potatoes! We can’t wait to cook something delicious with our potatoes at home!
Stay posted for some updates on our very own potato crop!
Please find attached the Year 2 PP Grid for Weeks 4&5.
Please note this grid is due back at school on Friday 19th August.
A copy of the PP Grid was sent home yesterday with your child.
In your child’s note folder you will also find 3 other important notes as listed below…
1. Purple Note – REMINDER ABOUT ASSEMBLY COSTUMES
2. Yellow Note – YEAR 2 EXCURSION
3. Pink Note – YEAR 2 EXCURSION PARENT HELPERS
Please see below for the Term 3 Newsletter outlining some important information and events for this term.
Please note that the Year Two Library Day has changed from Friday to Thursday. Therefore children will now need to have their library bag and book ready to exchange each Thursday. Health will now be on Friday.
Lauren White & Michelle Vale
In 2B we have been learning how to write a procedure.
We have explored several different types of procedures, including recipes and sets of instructions, and discovered that procedures need some important parts. A title, list of materials and ingredients, a method and some illustrations or photos.
Earlier in the week we followed a set of instructions to make our own ‘Iced Biscuits’. They were delicious!
We then wrote our very own procedure based on our biscuit-making experience, remembering to include all the important parts.
Learning to write a procedure is part of the Western Australian Curriculum outcome: Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose.
Please find below our Purposeful Practice Grid for weeks 4 and 5. A copy went home with your child today.
Please ensure this is returned to school on Friday 27th May.
Just a reminder that Spelling Journals need to be at school each Monday and Friday as these are the days we teach our new sounds and test children on their spelling words.
Michelle Vale and Lauren White
On Friday our beautiful Year 6 Buddies came to visit us.
They shared with us some wonderful ‘Gentleness Checklists’ and taught us simple ways to be gentle everyday.
Gentleness is our current Fruit of the Holy Spirit focus and encourages us to ‘be sensitive to the needs and feelings of others’.
Below are some photos of us enjoying our buddy time.