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.
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.
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!
This week in 2 Blue we have been busy tackling the West Australian Curriculum Outcome:
Measurement and Geometry – Tell time to the quarter-hour, using the language of ‘past’ and ‘to’.
We are focusing on reading a clock to the hour, half hour, quarter to and quarter past.
We found a wonderful song that encourages us to get active and use our whole body to learn to tell the time to the hour. You can have a listen at the song at the end of this post!
Here are some photos of us singing and dancing away…
Here we are using our bodies to make some times to the hour…
Can you work out what times these “people clocks” are?
In class we are also using this online interactive clock to play with and help us understand the connection between analogue and digital clocks – http://www.visnos.com/demos/clock
We are excited about participating in lots of ‘hands-on’ learning experiences using clocks over the next couple of weeks!
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.
In our Religious Education unit “Jesus Forgives” we have been reading stories from the Bible to learn about the ways Jesus worked to show his love for God.
Some of these stories include Jesus as a carpenter (Mark 6:3) and Jesus as a teacher (Matthew 6:7-13).
We then used play dough to “illustrate the ways Jesus loved God by working” (Outcome B1.1).
Have a look at some of our beautiful creations!
“Jesus healing someone who is sick”
“Jesus is a carpenter and he is chopping wood, building a table and building a house”
In construction: Jesus forgiving people’s sins and Jesus teaching others about prayer.
We are looking forward to learning about Jesus’ Two Great Commandments next…
Please find below our Welcome Back Year 2 Newsletter which outlines some of what is happening this term in Year 2!
Parent rosters are now up in both Year 2 classrooms so please consider popping your name down if you can commit to a session time. Your help is greatly appreciated and it is a terrific opportunity for you to make a difference and offer really valuable support to our class program!
One of the curriculum standards in Year Two is to ‘create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features.’
This term we have been focusing on the structure and format of reports.
To practice our report writing skills, we first did some research by reading all about one of our favourite mini beasts…ladybirds!
We then planned our own ‘ladybird reports’ with a partner by recording the information we had learnt about these tiny interesting creatures. Did you know that ladybirds squirt a nasty poison when they are in danger?
We are now using our plans to write individual reports. It has been really tricky remembering to put our ideas into complete sentences, as well as use correct spelling and punctuation…
but we are getting there – with a little help from our friends!