Our potato plants have sprouted!!!
Have a look at the photos below…
Special thanks to our 2 reporters – Ruby and Jesse!
As part of our Religious Education unit of work ‘Joining in the Lord’s Meal’ the students in Year 2B visited Father Giovanni in the Church on Friday.
Throughout the term we have been learning about the Last Supper and how we remember this special time during the Eucharist each time we go to Church.
Part of our learning has included understanding the Sacred Vessels used during the Eucharist.
Fr Giovanni explained each of the Sacred Vessels to us and what they are used for. We even got our own special information sheet so we can share what we learnt with our friends and family.
We felt very special going onto the Altar to take a closer look at the Sacred Vessels.
We said a special prayer together and when we returned to class we recorded what we had learnt.
We would like to thank Fr Giovanni very much for such a special visit.
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
In 2B we have been learning how to write a procedure.
We have explored several different types of procedures, including recipes and sets of instructions, and discovered that procedures need some important parts. A title, list of materials and ingredients, a method and some illustrations or photos.
Earlier in the week we followed a set of instructions to make our own ‘Iced Biscuits’. They were delicious!
We then wrote our very own procedure based on our biscuit-making experience, remembering to include all the important parts.
Learning to write a procedure is part of the Western Australian Curriculum outcome: Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose.
On Friday our beautiful Year 6 Buddies came to visit us.
They shared with us some wonderful ‘Gentleness Checklists’ and taught us simple ways to be gentle everyday.
Gentleness is our current Fruit of the Holy Spirit focus and encourages us to ‘be sensitive to the needs and feelings of others’.
Below are some photos of us enjoying our buddy time.
Take a look below to see what we have been learning about in Maths and Integrated Studies.
With our incredible community “Imagine Valley.”
Designed and built by 2B!
Please find below some photos and information from our first two weeks in Year 2!
We have been busy little working bees in 2B this term.
Have a look at what we have been up to…
In maths we have been exploring the properties of 3D shapes.
We have made our own 3D shapes using nets and also using match sticks and play dough. This “hands on” approach has really helped us make sense of each shape and discover it’s faces, edges and corners.
Here we are using our 3D shapes to record information about each one.
This week we have started learning about division. We discovered that dividing is all about sharing things out. We also learnt that when you are sharing or dividing it is important to have a fair share.
In our maths rotations we have been sharing 24 animals (counters) into some yards (made with pop sticks). This is helping us to understand the process of division.
In Integrated Studies we have just finished designing and creating our house for miniature people. We worked so well as a team, helping each other out and sharing our creative ideas. We were faced with many challenges – particularly “shrinking” everything for the miniature people. We had an in-depth discussion about the layout of our house and providing reasons for the placement of particular rooms. In our house you will find:
A bedroom – Created by: Indiana, Cartia, Harri, Mia Paige and James
A bathroom – Created by: Jack M, Aria, Brodie, Ivy and Jessica L
A kitchen – Created by: Gabriella, Ethan B, Ethan C, Anthony and Mia M
A living room – Created by: Caitlyn, Lyana, Joshua, Courtney and Blaide
A back yard – Created by: Jessica L, Jacob, Tyler, Nate and Saraab
A laundry & games room – Created by: Jack T, Rafael, Ava and Sienna
Here is a birds eye view of our finished house
Take a peek at what has been happening recently in 2B…
Our class celebrated book week by reading 2 of CBCA shortlisted books! We started the week with “Go To Sleep Jessie!” by Libby Gleeson and had a go at writing a book report about this wonderful story – you can check these out at our open night.
On Friday we enjoyed an entertaining incursion and finished the week with the very mysterious story “Scary Night” by Lesley Gibbes. Of course we all had a wonderful time dressing up as our favourite book characters. We really loved celebrating books in this special week!
Tennis – Hand/Eye Clinics
We absolutely love tennis each Friday with Phil! This is such a fun way for us to further develop our hand/eye coordination skills. We have been busy practising our forehands and backhands and enjoy playing games like “jail” and “champs and challenges.” There are definitely some future tennis champions in 2B!
Collecting and Representing Data