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!
This term we have been learning about the structure and features of a narrative.
To practise our storytelling skills, we have worked with a small group to create our own ‘Pass it on Narratives’.
Each group member was responsible for writing a part of the story, making sure our narrative had at least two characters, a setting, a problem and a resolution.
We our now working on turning our story into a picture book!
We have drawn our own illustrations and are publishing our work using the ‘Book Creator’ app.
We can’t wait to share our work at the Open Night on Wednesday 16 September!
Look forward to seeing you then!
One of our aims for this term is to learn about the structure and features of writing a procedure.
Thank you to all of the families who sent in a ‘Healthy Recipe’ last term. We have made a start on publishing these recipes to create a ‘Year Two Healthy Recipe Book’!
We decided that the important things to remember when writing a recipe are…
* Begin with a title (using capital letters)
* List the ingredients (what you need)
* Clearly describe the method (what you do)
* We number the steps so the person reading the recipe knows what order to do them in
We can’t wait to share all of the fabulous recipes we have gathered.
We hope you have lots of fun experimenting in the kitchen!
Year 2G have a had a fantastic start to the year and we are already doing a great job working cooperatively together during our literacy and maths rotations.
Here are just some of the games and activities we have been enjoying and learning from so far…
We use letter tiles and magnet letters to practise our spelling sounds and sight words.
We will be focusing on a new letter each week for handwriting practise.
There will be lots of different games and activities to practise creating and writing sentences.
In Mathematics we have been revising numbers to 100 and are now looking at the value and order of numbers from 0 to 1000! We are loving challenging each other with a variety of number games!
Who can create the biggest number in Place Value War?!
It is a race to the finish line in First to 100!
We have started looking at number lines and working out where numbers would fit in comparison to each other.
We are really looking forward to welcoming some mums and dads into our classroom to help out during our Literacy Centre time.
The Parent Helper roster has been put up inside the classroom (by the wet area) and begins in Week 3.
An email will also be sent out on Friday with the days available.
Please feel free to email me with your preferred day/s and I can add your name for you!