On Tuesday the 16th June the Year 2 classes had some special visitors from The Worm Shed. Kevin, Samantha and Cameron came to St Emilie’s to teach us all about red/tiger worms!!
We learnt how important worms are to our environment and that HALF our rubbish can be eaten by worms.
Kevin taught us that a worm farm is a sustainable way to recycle some of our rubbish and reuse the “worm poo” in our garden to help everything grow!
We really enjoyed the talk Kevin gave us and the opportunity to touch and have a close look at the worms.
We loved making our own worm farms and are very excited to see what will happen to them!
On Friday the Year Two’s will be bringing their worm farms home, along with an information sheet on how to look after them. We hope you can find a special place for the worms at home and that they can help your garden grow!
On Friday the Year Six students and the Year Two students spent some time together creating an acrostic poem.
The Year Two’s have been learning about different types of poetry so they taught their Year Six buddies what they knew. In return the Year Sixes taught the Year Two’s how to use PicCollage and insert text, photos and pictures.
It was a fun afternoon and we look forward to sharing more of our learning soon!
Just a reminder that there is no spelling this week – Spelling will be as per usual next week.
Coming home with your child today is a note regarding an incursion. The incursion requires all children to have a plastic bottle at school by Wednesday 17th June. Please see the note for further information.
Parent rosters are now up in both Year 2 classrooms so please consider popping your name down if you can commit to a session time. Your help is greatly appreciated and it is a terrific opportunity for you to make a difference and offer really valuable support to our class program!
One of our Year Two Australian Curriculum outcomes in Maths is to recognise, model, represent and order numbers to at least 1000. Here we are representing 2 digit numbers with MAB blocks. We are currently working on numbers to 100 and we are excited to have a go at numbers to 1000 next week!
Pop into our room to have look at our “MAB Number Line” – it’s a work in progress!
Our set Mathletics task for this week “Making Numbers” reflects this concept. Be sure to give it a go at home!
We are off to a great start in 2 Blue. So far this term we have been busy getting to know each other and building our team skills. We have commenced our literacy rotations and have enjoyed exploring sentence structure, reviewing our sight words and writing about our holidays.
Take a look at what we have been up to so far…
“Building Team Skills”
Marshmallow and Pasta Challenge – working in small groups to build a structure that supports a marshmallow. This was much more difficult than it sounds but most teams succeeded due to some fantastic team work!
In our literacy rotations we have been creating silly sentences, focusing on sentence structure. We always have a giggle reading our sentence and then writing it.
We used play dough to revise some of our sight words. We made them, read them to a partner and used them in sentences.
We are looking forward to an interesting Term One in 2 Blue!
We have really enjoyed raising silkworms. We have asked lots of questions, wondered about many things, looked carefully at their lifecycle and learnt lots of different and interesting silkworm facts.
Did you know that silkworms are not really worms? They are a type of caterpillar!
Also, the male silk moths are very different to the female silk moths. The males are a lot smaller and they like to jump around and flutter their wings. The female silk moths like to be very still and quiet.
Another interesting thing to know is that silk moths cannot fly!
It has been very interesting to learn how ‘Raw’ silk worms make ‘Ready’ silk for us to wear as clothes. We have loved seeing them grow from little baby silk worms, to watch them spin their silk cocoons and now fluttering around as adult silk moths.