Please find our Purposeful Practice Grid below along with a document needed for the “Inquiry” section.
Grid is due back at school Friday 21st August – Thank you
In our current social justice guided inquiry unit “Same and Different – Hooray!” the year ones and twos have been busy investigating the cultural groups that make up Australian society.
On Tuesday 4th August we held a “Cultural Fair” in our school hall that included 13 different stations run by some of our wonderful parents and relatives.
This was a fantastic, authentic and first-hand learning experience for the children to learn about many of the different cultures that are present in our school community.
Our presenters provided different foods to taste, artefacts and pictures to look at, clothing, costumes, instruments, toys, music, videos and much more from their cultures. The children throughly enjoyed exploring the different cultures and have many memorable experiences from each station.
Please click on the document below to see some photos from our wonderful morning!
A HUGE THANK YOU to our wonderful presenters, without you and your generosity this would not have been possible.
One of the Mathematics Curriculum Standards for Year 2 is to ‘identify practical activities and everyday events that involve chance’.
We have been learning to describe outcomes as ‘likely’ or ‘unlikely’ and identify some events as ‘certain’ or ‘impossible’.
We discovered that there are some outcomes that are impossible to predict when rolling a dice and tossing a coin!
We also thought about which outcome was ‘most likely’, ‘least likely’ and ‘impossible’ when drawing coloured counters from a bag.
PS We are quickly becoming experts at using tally marks to record our data!
Please find below our Purposeful Practice Grid for Weeks 2 and 3.
Grids are due back at school on Friday 7th August.
Spelling journals and reading books have already been sent home.
Welcome back to Term 3!
Please find below our Term 3 Newsletter with information on what is happening this term in Year 2.
Year 2 had a wonderful time on Wednesday creating their own instruments, using waste materials!
We came up with many creative ideas to reuse everyday items from home (and from REmida)…
We used many of the skills and knowledge we learnt during our REmida workshop earlier in the term to work out how to manipulate and connect the various materials.
We were all very proud of our creations and couldn’t wait to form our own bands!
There are certainly some very talented designers and musicians in our classrooms!
Thank you to all of the families who sent in items from home for us to use.
I wonder what other fun and creative ‘upcycling’ ideas we can come up with?
One of the English curriculum standards in Year 2 is to ‘identify, reproduce and experiment with rhythmic, sound and word patterns in poems, chants, rhymes and songs’.
Over the last few weeks, we have been learning about different types of poetry and have had lots of fun experimenting with words and phrases to create our own unique poems!
We have used Pic Collage to publish our own sustainability acrostic poems! We had some great ideas about how we can all ‘reduce, reuse or recycle’!
We have learnt about the rules for writing a cinquain poem.
Writing poetry has been a great way to show our knowledge and understanding of nouns, verbs and adjectives.
Our next challenge is to create and write our own rhyming poems!
On Tuesday the 16th June the Year 2 classes had some special visitors from The Worm Shed. Kevin, Samantha and Cameron came to St Emilie’s to teach us all about red/tiger worms!!
We learnt how important worms are to our environment and that HALF our rubbish can be eaten by worms.
Kevin taught us that a worm farm is a sustainable way to recycle some of our rubbish and reuse the “worm poo” in our garden to help everything grow!
We really enjoyed the talk Kevin gave us and the opportunity to touch and have a close look at the worms.
We loved making our own worm farms and are very excited to see what will happen to them!
On Friday the Year Two’s will be bringing their worm farms home, along with an information sheet on how to look after them. We hope you can find a special place for the worms at home and that they can help your garden grow!
Year 2G celebrated World Environment Day on Friday!
We started the day by watching an inspirational video by Caritas, showing how young people living in Brazil worked together to help each other, the environment and their community.
Click on the link to this website to watch the ‘Stewardship of Creation’ video at home…
This video made us realise how fortunate we are and got us thinking about how we can…
‘BE MORE, rather than HAVE MORE’
How can WE help to look after God’s creation?
If you see rubbish, put it in the bin (Hudson)
I will not pull the bark and branches off trees (Amy)
I will look after the planet. Be more, not have more (Kaitlyn)
I will ask a friend if they want it before I throw it out (Ava C)
I won’t have a lot of wrappers (Aaliyah)
We can reduce, reuse, recycle and repair (Maureen)
We can plant new plants and not waste paper (Ione)
Don’t always drive, sometimes walk because you’re putting pollution in the air (Rory)
I will recycle paper and use the recycle bin more (Antonio)
We were also very excited to have REmida visit us for a very special incursion!
REmida is a creative reuse centre that collects industrial discards from shops and factories around Perth, and makes these materials available to schools, childcare centres, artists and families.
We had a lot of fun exploring the different materials and enjoyed the challenge of making our creations, without the use of sticky tape or glue!
We are looking forward to applying our new knowledge, skills and techniques and exploring what else we can create with waste materials!
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for useful items at home that could be sent into school for future projects.
A big thank you to the wonderful mums and grandparents who offered a helping hand during the REmida workshop. It was great having you join us!
Please find below our latest Purposeful Practice Grid for Weeks 7 and 8.
Just a reminder that there is no spelling this week – Spelling will be as per usual next week.
Coming home with your child today is a note regarding an incursion. The incursion requires all children to have a plastic bottle at school by Wednesday 17th June. Please see the note for further information.