Here is the the Year 2 Purposeful Practise Grid for the next fortnight. All grids and completed tasks are due back to school on Friday 27th October. Thank you!
Please read the below letter to find out important dates and exciting information for Term Four!
From Miss Candice Agustsson and Mrs Lauren White
In mathematics, Year 2 we have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes.
We have had a lot of fun naming, describing, drawing, building and manipulating a variety of shapes and objects!
We love a challenge, and some of these tangram cards certainly tested our problem solving skills!
Creating with pattern blocks is a great way to explore tessellating shapes.
We have learnt more about the features of three dimensional objects through a variety of building and drawing challenges!
Next term, we look forward to further investigating flips, turns and slides, as well as putting our mapping skills to the test!
In week five, Mr Davis organised for the Life Education van to visit us at St Emilie’s.
Each class got the opportunity to meet Healthy Harold, the very friendly giraffe. In our incursion, we learnt about healthy eating and what we should look for in a balanced diet. In groups, we created our own healthy lunch boxes to see if we were able to include all of the food groups.
Week Four was filled with lots of big moments in Year Two!
Throughout the week, each student had the opportunity to present to the class about a culture important to them. It was so wonderful to learn more about each other and where our families have come from!
We have learnt so many new and interesting things about lots of different cultures, and we all did an amazing job speaking in front of the class (which we all know isn’t always an easy thing to do!)
On Thursday 10th August, the Year One and Two classes also participated in a ‘Cultural Fair’ and Mums and dads shared their knowledge with us!
We hope you enjoy this ‘sneak peek’ into our Cultural Fair!
Another huge thank you to the parents who helped to make this event possible. You all did a fabulous job and we are very appreciative!
Today when we were working on “How Jesus Loves Children” in Religious Education, year two was given the option to take off their shoes. Those of us who chose to work shoeless described it as feeling “free,” “relaxing” and “comfortable.”
If you want to learn more about “Shoeless learning” check out the link! http://rubble.heppell.net/places/shoeless/default.html
Calling for more volunteers!
Cultural Fair – Year One and Two
Thursday 10th August – 9-10am School Hall
Our guided inquiry topic this term is Social Justice. As a part of our exploration into the concept of Social Justice, we are focusing on multiculturalism and the development of empathy, understanding and interest in those from different cultures.
In order to explore the cultures that exist in our school, we are organising a ‘Cultural Fair’ for the Year One and Two classes on Thursday 10th August. We are inviting all parents, grandparents and friends to be presenters at our fair.
Presenters will be asked to share their knowledge and experiences of a particular culture to small groups of children. During the fair, the children will be rotating around to the various ‘stalls’ to learn as much as they can about the various cultural backgrounds that exist in our school community.
You are more than welcome to team up with another parent and present information on your culture together!
Examples of what you may present are;
– cooking demonstration / foods from other cultures
– traditional dance, instruments or music
– traditional games
– items of cultural significance
– traditional clothing or costumes
– photographs of significant buildings / places
– books or songs in another language
Please return the attached form by Friday 28th July to your class teacher if you are able to attend.
We are looking forward to having many of our families represented at our Cultural Fair and just know that the children will REALLY appreciate your efforts … if you are feeling nervous or unsure please do not hesitate to let us know and we will reassure you! 🙂
Thank you to those parents who have already signed up – we can’t wait to learn about your cultural heritage!
Mrs Lauren White, Miss Candice Agustsson, Miss Tanya de Gooijer and Miss Kristy Foong