We hope everyone has had a great week!
This week in Maths we continued to explore measuring and have been learning how to use a ruler for measuring. We learnt that it is important to use formal measurements so we can get more accurate results We also discovered that when using a ruler we have to start from 0cm. We talked about estimating, which means taking a good guess. We looked at different objects around the room and estimated their lengths in cm. After estimating, we used a ruler to accurately measure the objects. Some of us got super close estimates!
We used our measuring skills to see how tall someone is using blocks!
This week in Literacy we have been learning about and creating Adjective or Describing Poems. A Describing Poem tells us about a person, place, thing or animal. We chose to write one about our mothers after celebrating Mother’s Day recently.
To write a Describing Poem, you need six lines:
- A title
- A line describing what the topic looks like
- A line describing what the topic sounds like or says
- A line describing what the topic does
- A line describing their personality for people or size for places, things or animals
- A conclusion, usually about our feelings
Here are some examples of our poems:
My Wonderful Mum
Happy and Smiling
Saying ‘Do you want help with your homework?’
Caring about me
Joyful and Helpful
I love my mum!
My Strong Wonderful Mum
Loud and clear
Loves and protects me
Kind and wonderful
My mum is the best mum in the world!
We are looking forward to seeing all our wonderful Year Two faces next week!
From Miss Massimi and Mrs McClenaghan 🙂
In week 2 we were exploring measuring. We measured objects around the room using blocks and teddies. Our friends at home used spoons and their hands to measure objects in their house. We also collected objects and had to find objects that were bigger and smaller than them.
We measured objects like iPads, couches, stools and even each other. We measured how big the classroom was using blocks.
The classroom is 503 blocks long.
This week we have been having fun completing our Learning Plans at school! We have rocked our dance moves to make sure we get our bodies moving and our hearts pumping. It has been cold in the mornings too, so this is a good way to get us feeling warm!
This week we also read the story ‘Possum Magic’ by Mem Fox. After reading the story we viewed a video and discussed the States and Territories of Australia. We then completed an activity on SEESAW where we had to match the names of the States and Territories to the correct places on the map. This was a fun activity! We also discussed the Capital Cities of each State and Territory and matched the State and Territory with its correct Capital City.
Some of the highlights from the week have been:
Meeting my friends at school after a long time! (Rhys)
When we went on Reading Eggs (Alice)
We can’t wait to see what Week Two has install for us!
We have loved seeing all the wonderful work that is being done at home too! 🙂
From Miss Massimi and Mrs McClenaghan
We have had a wonderful start to the year in Year Two!
Some of our favourite things are:
“I really like writing in Year Two.” – Kadmiel.
“I have enjoyed playing with my friends” – Lucy
“I don’t know what my favourite part is because there’s too much to pick.” – Zavier
We spoke about our expectations as learners and together we decided on some class ‘rules’ that we think are important to set us up for success each day in a safe environment. They are:
Look after our classroom
Aim to be and do our best each day
Use our manners
Use our self control inside and outside of the classroom
Treat others the way I want to be treated
Remember the whole School Rules
“Our rules make sure we’re kind and that we have no yelling.” – Sophia
“I like how our rules keep us safe from running on the bricks and help us to share with other people.” – Seun
Mrs McClenaghan & The Year Two Team 🙂
Welcome to Year Two!
Here you can find the Parent Information Booklet!
We look forward to a wonderful year ahead!
Tiana Massimi (2 Blue) & Candice McClenaghan (2 Gold)
Vivienne returned to St Emilie’s this week to talk to the students about what happens at the Materials Recovery Facility once all the recyclables have been collected from our homes.
The students learned about the whole process from the moment the truck is emptied onto the tipping floor until the materials are ready baled and ready for collection.
All the students played a sequencing game to demonstrate and show how the materials are recovered.
We enjoyed our visits with Vivienne and we wish her all the best as she spreads the message about recycling and the waste message.