This week in maths we have been learning how to tesselate using shapes.
First we looked at tessellating patterns inside and outside our classroom.
Jaden – “The windows tesselate because they are rectangles and there are no gaps”
Gabriella – “The yellow carpet because it was tessellating and there were no gaps”
Fiona – “The number chart because the squares kept continuing”
Mckenzie – “The roof, there are lines everywhere”
After we searched for tessellating patterns we decided to make our own.
Noah – “First we had to use three corners of the post it note. Next we had to join corner 1 to corner 2 and corner 3.”
Yashua – “Next we had to cut out our pattern, trace and colour it in.
Rhian – “We had to remember to make the shapes fit and to make sure that there were no gaps”
We have had a busy and fun start to Term 3!
Here are some of the things we have been getting up to.
We have enjoyed exploring our new play areas. Our new play areas include; a fruit market, money table, shape table and a teacher role play area.
Marnie – “They are fun! I like being on the cash register”
Rhian – “I like the teacher place because I like being a student and dressing up”
Roger – “I like the money area because we can play games and win”
Gabriella -“I like the fruit market because I like buying stuff and learning about different fruits”
In maths this term we will be learning about money. To support our learning of money we made two piggy banks. 2 Blues piggy bank is called Bluey and 2 Gold’s piggy bank is called Goldie. We have been using the piggy banks to save money for a fun reward at the end of the term. We earn money by…
Mason D – “by sharing”
Aidan – “listening to the teacher and others”
Ian – “Working as a team”
Jaden S- “Not breaking the rules”
Sapphira -“When someones hurt you can help them up”
Jorja – “Helping others in need”
In Religion we have been learning about how our families are different and similar. To learn more about the similarities and differences in our families we have been making family trees. They aren’t finished yet, but here’s what we have done so far.
Oliver – “Some of our families are older and some are younger”
Oscar – “Some families come from different countries”
Mila – “Some families are bigger than other families”
Naidoc Week 2021 – Heal Country
We read the story ‘The rainbow serpent’ and made a rainbow serpent to symbolise our learning journey together.
Amelia – “We made a rainbow serpent because aboriginal people believe that the rainbow serpent made the land”
We have also been busy practicing for our assembly. We hope to see you there!
This week in Religious Education we have been learning about the ways each person’s body is different and that each is unique and special. We recognised that even though we are all different, God loves each and every one of us the same.
To gain an understanding of how people with vision impairment use their bodies we covered our eyes and asked our friends to guide us around the junior oval. We learnt that we had to rely on the other senses in our body to guide us safely, as well as relying on a friend for support.
Aidan – It made me feel a bit sick and dizzy.
Meika – I saw black and pink.
Savannah – I felt scared because I couldn’t see where I was going.
Amelia – I felt worried because the ground was uneven. I felt like I was going to fall over.
Some discussions we had in Two Blue were…
- We felt scared because it was dark
- We felt dizzy because we couldn’t see
- We were worried that we were going to bump into something
Another challenge we faced was completing a guided drawing of a monster using our non dominant writing hand. Many of us found this difficult and frustrating. From these challenges we have been able to form a deeper appreciation of what our body can do.
Jayden – My drawing was really messy, I didn’t like it.
Leandra – I felt bad because it doesn’t look good
Aidan – It made me feel embarrassed
Titan – I felt sad because I was worried that people might laugh at my work
Gabriella – It felt really weird, I haven’t done that before. My normal hand is so neat.
In Writing this week we have been continuing to learn the actions to our Story Map. We are learning to tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood so that we can verbalise and sequence a story aloud before writing it. As part of our writing lessons this week we have also been learning to write a sentence of three. Using the sentences of three we made WANTED posters. We are hoping that we will be able to track down the Big Bad Wolf soon.
Here are our final Romero Britto pieces. We are very happy with how they turned out. Shortly in Art, we will be looking at warm and cool colours. We look forward to producing some new Artwork to display in the classroom.
This morning it was National Simultaneous Story-time. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. This year our book was… Give me some Space!
Both Year 2 classes listened to a real life astronaut, Charlie read the story.
We really enjoyed listening to Charlie talk about his experiences in space and some his favourite facts.
Today we had our Year 2 Mother’s Day Assembly.
We are so proud of our Year 2’s for their amazing effort, singing and speaking. They looked fantastic dressed up as their Mum’s!
We hope all our Mum’s have a very special Mother’s Day and a restful weekend.
We look forward to hearing all of your wonderful stories on Monday.
This week in Year 2 we have been learning about measurement!
We have been measuring objects inside and outside the classroom using rulers, dinosaur foot prints, centi-cubes and pop sticks.
In writing we finished off our holiday recounts and continued learning about describing poems.
In Art we started sketching portraits, we can’t wait to share these with you all.
We have also been practicing for our assembly. We are very excited to be performing it next Friday to the junior school.
Welcome back to Term 2!
We have had a busy first week back at school and have really enjoyed hearing about everyones wonderful holidays.
This week we have started to learn about some of our new topics, these are:
Mathematics: Measurement and Weight
English: Recount writing and Poetry
Religion: Penance and Prayer
HASS: The continents and oceans of the world
We have also opened up our new play areas. These areas have been created for the students to independently practice their knowledge of the new concepts during our literacy and mathematic rotations.
*** Just a reminder to send in a photo of yourself with your mum for our Mother’s Day Assembly.
Have a lovely long weekend,
Nicole & Tiana