In Year 2 we love Monday mornings! Can you guess why? Because we get to learn our new spelling sounds! YAY! Part of the Year 2 English Curriculum includes the ability to use syllabification. We practice this by chunking or breaking up words into different sounds. This year we have learnt many new strategies including looking for smaller words inside bigger words, the bossy “e” and hearing the difference between short and long vowel sounds. We love using the letter tiles and magnet letters to help us chunk and hear the different sounds. We also play lots of games that help us practice our spelling skills. Tick, Tack Toe is one of our favourite games to play with our friends.
We have a real love for writing in Year 2! We enjoy using our imagination and being able to practice our writing skills on a daily basis. This term we have been learning about narratives and the structure a narrative has. We are having fun finding the orientation, complication and resolution in the stories we read. Over the last few weeks we have been building our own main character, planning our narrative and illustrating our work. We are very proud of our original narratives and love reading them by ourselves, to each other and to our Year 6 buddies!
We are awesome authors!
In Year 2 we have been learning about the past. We have asked lots of “wonder” questions and love using our curiosity to explore how things have changed over time. We enjoy looking at old photos, books and videos and we are now bringing in our own objects from the past. It is very interesting to hear what some of the objects are and what they were used for!
We love to think about these old objects and wonder what we have replaced them with with here in the present.
Some of the objects we have seen so far are a medical handbook, a Morse Code translator, an old camera and a record player.
In Year Two we are learning about wheat and the conditions it needs to grown in.
We watched this clip all about wheat – you might like to look at it too!
This week with the help of our fabulous parent helpers, we made wheat filled grassy heads!
To the parents who helped out during 2B Science THANK YOU very much, it was great fun for all creating our grassy head characters.
Our wheat filled grassy heads will be on display at the Science Expo. They are ‘bald’ at present, but wait until we observe the effect of introducing a little water and a little light to our wheat.
One of the Australian Curriculum Numeracy standards in Year 2 is to be able to identify everyday events that involve chance. To this end, the students have been using language such as ‘likely’ or ‘unlikely’ and ‘possible’ or ‘impossible’ to describe possible outcomes during a range of experiments.
This week we have been exploring the concept of chance by using everyday items such as coins and dice to help us see what the chances were of flipping ‘tails’ ten times in a minute or rolling a ‘6’ five times in a minute.
We are still very curious to find out how chance works. We wonder if we’ll ever know? 🙂