This term in Religious Education, we have been wondering at the beauty and variety in Creation.
As a class we had a discussion about the different types of nature, what makes it beautiful, how it is different from man made things, and who we thought created nature.
To celebrate this learning about nature, we decided to go on a nature walk through our lovely bush area, and collect fallen items that we thought were beautiful and unique. We discussed the variety and beauty of these items as a class and we looked at some things we could create with them. We decided to create Nature Bugs, which we will showcase to you on the upcoming Open Night!
Here are some photos of us on our walk and describing our nature to the class:
In Year 2 we have been exploring the Sacrament of Baptism. We have learnt about the significance of the Holy Water and why white is an important colour in relation to Baptism.
We were very lucky because we met Fr Giovanni at the church.
We loved seeing the Baptismal font, the Baptism candle and the oils of Catechumens and Chrism.
Fr Giovanni explained the importance of each of these items and why they are special to this Sacrament.
We have also enjoyed sharing our very own Baptism photos with each other.
Attached is our Year Two Parent Booklet.
Last week, Year Two were very excited to get back into the garden to harvest our home grown potatoes!
We had a lot of fun digging around, and found some enormous potatoes hiding in the dirt!
Our next job was to scrub the potatoes clean, and make sure they were ready for cooking!
It was no surprise that our baked potatoes got a thumbs up from all of our willing taste testers 🙂
We owe a special thank you to Mr and Mrs Cogger for helping us in the garden and making sure we had everything we needed to grow and harvest our very own potatoes!
This term our guided inquiry unit has been all about using our CREATIVITY!
Over the last few weeks we have been busy planning, designing and building our very own Robot Buddies.
The children worked in teams of three, and began by planning the types of traits they wanted their Robot Buddy to have (such as scary, pretty, clever or funny). They then used their imagination to draw ideas for their robot design, remembering to think of ways to show each of their chosen character traits.
The next step was to consider which materials we would use for each part of our robot.
We then swapped our plans with another group to consider how we might be able improve their design. The children drew or wrote down their suggestions, thinking carefully about which features could be made bigger, removed or added.
Once our final designs were complete, it was time to begin building our Robot Buddies! We each had a turn at being the ‘Manager’, ‘Builder’ or ‘Helper’, and had a lot of fun selecting and using a wide range of materials to bring our designs to life!
We are all so proud of our Robot Buddies, and we are looking forward to putting them on display for everyone to enjoy!