Please find our Purposeful Practice Grid below along with a document needed for the “Inquiry” section.
Grid is due back at school Friday 21st August – Thank you
In our current social justice guided inquiry unit “Same and Different – Hooray!” the year ones and twos have been busy investigating the cultural groups that make up Australian society.
On Tuesday 4th August we held a “Cultural Fair” in our school hall that included 13 different stations run by some of our wonderful parents and relatives.
This was a fantastic, authentic and first-hand learning experience for the children to learn about many of the different cultures that are present in our school community.
Our presenters provided different foods to taste, artefacts and pictures to look at, clothing, costumes, instruments, toys, music, videos and much more from their cultures. The children throughly enjoyed exploring the different cultures and have many memorable experiences from each station.
Please click on the document below to see some photos from our wonderful morning!
A HUGE THANK YOU to our wonderful presenters, without you and your generosity this would not have been possible.
Please find below our Purposeful Practice Grid for Weeks 2 and 3.
Grids are due back at school on Friday 7th August.
Spelling journals and reading books have already been sent home.
Welcome back to Term 3!
Please find below our Term 3 Newsletter with information on what is happening this term in Year 2.
Year 2 had a wonderful time on Wednesday creating their own instruments, using waste materials!
We came up with many creative ideas to reuse everyday items from home (and from REmida)…
We used many of the skills and knowledge we learnt during our REmida workshop earlier in the term to work out how to manipulate and connect the various materials.
We were all very proud of our creations and couldn’t wait to form our own bands!
There are certainly some very talented designers and musicians in our classrooms!
Thank you to all of the families who sent in items from home for us to use.
I wonder what other fun and creative ‘upcycling’ ideas we can come up with?
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!
Thanks Year Six!
This week in 2 Blue we have been busy tackling the West Australian Curriculum Outcome:
Measurement and Geometry – Tell time to the quarter-hour, using the language of ‘past’ and ‘to’.
We are focusing on reading a clock to the hour, half hour, quarter to and quarter past.
We found a wonderful song that encourages us to get active and use our whole body to learn to tell the time to the hour. You can have a listen at the song at the end of this post!
Here are some photos of us singing and dancing away…
Here we are using our bodies to make some times to the hour…
Can you work out what times these “people clocks” are?
In class we are also using this online interactive clock to play with and help us understand the connection between analogue and digital clocks – http://www.visnos.com/demos/clock
We are excited about participating in lots of ‘hands-on’ learning experiences using clocks over the next couple of weeks!
Please find below our latest Purposeful Practice Grid for Weeks 7 and 8.
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.
In our Religious Education unit “Jesus Forgives” we have been reading stories from the Bible to learn about the ways Jesus worked to show his love for God.
Some of these stories include Jesus as a carpenter (Mark 6:3) and Jesus as a teacher (Matthew 6:7-13).
We then used play dough to “illustrate the ways Jesus loved God by working” (Outcome B1.1).
Have a look at some of our beautiful creations!
“Jesus healing someone who is sick”
“Jesus is a carpenter and he is chopping wood, building a table and building a house”
In construction: Jesus forgiving people’s sins and Jesus teaching others about prayer.
We are looking forward to learning about Jesus’ Two Great Commandments next…