Our potato plants have sprouted!!!
Have a look at the photos below…
Special thanks to our 2 reporters – Ruby and Jesse!
Unfortunately Year 2 Gold Three Way Interviews for Wednesday 24 August with Mrs White have had to be cancelled due to a family funeral to be held in the east.
The Three Way Interviews for 2 Gold have now been rescheduled for Thursday 25 August.
Please note that you will need to rebook using the booking code–3q7q8 at : www.schoolinterviews.com.au
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding, it is of course really appreciated.
This term we are exploring the concept of ‘NECESSITY’ and are learning all about where certain resources come from and what is involved in getting them processed.
One of the resources we are learning about is… POTATOES!
At the start of this term we planted our own potatoes in the school vegetable garden. Mr Cogger taught us how to plant the potato seeds and we are now waiting patiently for the stems of our potato plants to start poking out of the ground.
We needed to cover the potato seeds with soil like a nice warm blanket!
We also got to meet a REAL potato farmer! Farmer Carlo visited our classroom all the way from Manjimup and had lots of knowledge and experience to share with us!
We learnt all about how potatoes are planted and harvested, as well as where the potatoes that are grown on the farm end up.
Did you know that it is better to buy potatoes with the dirt sill on? The dirt acts like a sunscreen and stops the potatoes from going green.
There are so many different potato varieties… pink skin, purple skin and even ones shaped like a banana!
We were even lucky enough to take some of these delicious potatoes home!
Thanks Karri Country Gourmet Potatoes! We can’t wait to cook something delicious with our potatoes at home!
Stay posted for some updates on our very own potato crop!
Please find attached the Year 2 PP Grid for Weeks 4&5.
Please note this grid is due back at school on Friday 19th August.
A copy of the PP Grid was sent home yesterday with your child.
In your child’s note folder you will also find 3 other important notes as listed below…
1. Purple Note – REMINDER ABOUT ASSEMBLY COSTUMES
2. Yellow Note – YEAR 2 EXCURSION
3. Pink Note – YEAR 2 EXCURSION PARENT HELPERS
One of the mathematics curriculum standards for Year 2 is to ‘describe and draw two dimensional shapes, with and without digital technologies’.
Over the last 2 weeks we have been busy exploring 2D shapes with a variety of fun and challenging activities.
We used geoboards to draw and create many different 2D shapes.
The tangram pieces proved to be very fun and challenging!
We were able to manipulate the pieces to copy pictures and create our own.
We love a challenge in Year 2 and did some very clever problem solving with pattern blocks!
We have also explored tessellating shapes by copying and creating intricate pictures and patterns.
Next we will be exploring the features of three-dimensional objects, as well as investigating the effects of flips, slides and turns.
Please see below for the Term 3 Newsletter outlining some important information and events for this term.
Please note that the Year Two Library Day has changed from Friday to Thursday. Therefore children will now need to have their library bag and book ready to exchange each Thursday. Health will now be on Friday.
Lauren White & Michelle Vale
The Year Twos have written some great recounts about our recent Indigenous Culture Incursion!
Here are a few examples of our work and photographs showing some of the many great things we learnt…
On Thursday we had our Indigenous Culture day. We had a special guest called Greg Nannup. He came to teach us about Aboriginal people. (Eva)
We went to the bush. He was showing us some things in his bag. He showed us kangaroo skin to make bags and clothes. (Joel)
He also said that red things like seeds, animals and bright yellow animals can be very dangerous. (Linisha)
I learnt that red is a bad colour. If you see something in the bush that is red, it is poisonous. (Sajith)
When they were moving they would burn the woods so it would grow new plants and it would be very healthy. (Ayva)
I’m going to tell you about a special tree that is called a banksia. When this tree is burnt it releases their seeds. Then it grows new ones. (Calum)
He showed us what we could eat in the bush. He also showed us how to find water. (Allira)
He told us is you see a healthy sheoak, you know there’s a lot of water nearby. (Kieran)
There is medicine in the grass tree that can heal you. (Summer)
He also showed us an emu egg and a wooden knife with shark teeth. (Jose)
I felt excited because Greg was teaching us a lot of things and I learnt a lot about it. He tried to answer all of the questions. (Ethan)
I felt smart after that because it was so much information. (Ignatius)
We really enjoyed exploring the interesting artefacts Greg brought to share with us.
They have taught us so much about indigenous culture and what life was like in the past.
The Year Twos have been learning all about writing a procedure.
One of our tasks was to create, plan and write our very own smoothie recipe!
We really enjoyed working with partner and came up with some great recipe ideas!
We needed to remember to include a list of ingredients (with specific measurements), as well as clear and detailed steps that would be easy to follow.
Then it was time for some recipe testing!
We gathered the ingredients and followed the well written instructions to create a delicious ‘Chocolate Cocoa’!
All of the children have taken home a copy of their smoothie recipes to share with their family. We hope you enjoy some recipe testing of your own!
Our guided inquiry focus for this term is all about exploring what life was like in the past.
When we are curious about the past we find out things that help us understand the way we live now.
As stated in the WA Curriculum, we aim to “explore a range of sources from the past” and “identify and compare features of objects from the past and present”.
Throughout Week 4 each of the children had the opportunity to stand up in front of the class and present an item or photograph from the past. We were able to learn from each other about many different things (some we had never even seen before!) and had lots of questions.
This was also a great opportunity to practise our skills of speaking to an audience. We all worked very hard to have good eye contact, speak with a loud, clear voice and stand up straight and tall.
We have also been learning about different styles of poetry and have practised writing acrostic poems with our Year 6G buddies!
We can’t wait to share more of our learning with you at the 3 way interviews on Wednesday 1st June!
Please find below our Purposeful Practice Grid for weeks 4 and 5. A copy went home with your child today.
Please ensure this is returned to school on Friday 27th May.
Just a reminder that Spelling Journals need to be at school each Monday and Friday as these are the days we teach our new sounds and test children on their spelling words.
Michelle Vale and Lauren White