Our Grade 2 Blog

August 24, 2017
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Week 6 – Term 3

Leigh Hobbs visits LPS!!!

What a wonderful time we had working with Leigh Hobbs on Wednesday morning in the Community Centre! We looked at some of Leigh’s illustrations and then some of the books that they appear in. Leigh then asked us to have a go at drawing our own versions of Old Tom, the crazy, naughty cat, Mr Chicken and Horrible Harriet. We found out how easy it was to create our own illustrations following Leigh’s instructions. It was a fantastic experience for us all!

Thank you to Mrs Keogh for organising this incursion and bringing such a well- known and much loved author / illustrator to our school.

Have a look at some of our illustrations –

Reminders

  • Swimming starts this MONDAY! Don’t forget to come prepared (wear your bathers under your school uniform, bring a smaller bag with your swimming things in it & don’t forget to take your swimming bag home each day so they are ready for the next lesson)
  • Notices have been sent home for parent helpers – those selected will assist on the bus, or at the pool and/or both duties. Please see your classroom teacher ASAP if you cannot assist on your selected day.
  • Book week is this Friday! Come along dressed up as something from a book – remember to bring along a gold coin donation for the ‘Make-A-Wish’ foundation.

Many thanks,

Year 2 Team

August 17, 2017
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Week 5 – Term 3

This term is flying by!

Thanks to all students for another great week. It was full of highlights, especially the Professor Maths incursion. We watched some magic tricks, played some mathematical games and participated in a range of activities covering all areas. Have a look at some of the photos below.

This week in inquiry, we have been putting our understanding of ‘What Do Plants and Animals Provide Four Us’ in a poster form. We had to create a timetable of a 24 hour day, what we would wear, what we would eat and what activities we would participate in. From this, we had to research and describe what things came from animals or plants.

Many thanks,

Year 2 Team

 

Reminders:

  • Swimming notices should be returned by now
  • Teachers will be in contact soon about a parent helper roster
  • No parent reading during the swimming program
  • Book Week – students should come dressed up as something from a book of their choice and bring along a gold coin for ‘Make-A-Wish’ foundation (Friday 28th August)

August 10, 2017
by blakeherreen
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Week 4 – Term 3

This week we have started to look at all the different ways that we can measure things! The students used rulers to measure height…

They used foil to make boats and then put blocks in them to measure the capacity and volume.

They used blocks to measure the area and perimeter of their hands and feet.

They used playdough and MAB block to measure the length.

They used scales to measure weight and mass.

Thanks,

Year 2 Team

Reminders:

  • Please return swimming notices ASAP

August 3, 2017
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Week 3, Term 3

This week in Literacy, the students have become more familiar with the structure and language features of a Response. After reading the picture story book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, they used a plan to write their response, including a recount of the story, their judgement about the book, and a recommendation. Here are some photos of the students hard at work.

 

In Inquiry this week, our discussions have focussed around sustainability, and how we can reduce waste of plant and animal products. We spent time in the Kitchen Garden talking about how to be self-sufficient by growing our own fruit, vegetables and herbs. We learnt how to reduce waste by composting and discussed what items can and cannot be composted. Here are some photos of us in the Kitchen Garden.

Reminders

  • Return swimming notices and payment ASAP
  • Continue to bring in any recyclable objects (for our creative inquiry unit)
  • Return Father’s Day breakfast notices and money by Friday 25th August

July 27, 2017
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Week 2 – Term 3

This week and last week Year 2 were busy racing around the school to find examples of 3D shapes. We found 3D shapes in the play equipment, buildings, breezeways and classrooms.

We are learning to identify the edges, faces and vertices of 3D shapes, not so easy when they are in play equipment!!!!

Have a look at some of our photos.

This week we also spent time in the five Year 2 classes looking at a range of items. These were a mixture of things that show ‘how animals and plants provide for us’, which is our current inquiry unit.

Many thanks to the families who could make the parent-teacher interviews. A special thanks to the teachers for staying back late on the set nights.

Have a great weekend!

Reminders

  • Return swimming notices and payment ASAP
  • Continue to bring in any recyclable objects (for our creative inquiry unit)

July 20, 2017
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Week 1 – Term 3

What a first week back!

Thanks to all involved for a great first week back. The Year 2 team hope all are refreshed and had an amazing break.

Teachers from 2H, 2L, 2R and 2V are looking forward to parent-teacher interviews during week 2. If you have not made a time, please see your child’s teacher, they will have times that you can select on a sheet on their classroom door.

In Maths this week, students have started a unit on fractions. We have started to look at fractions of a group of numbers and fractions of a whole/shape. See some of the photos below that shows us experimenting with different objects to make fractions (like ½, 1/3, 1/4 and 1/8).

In Inquiry, students have been understanding the importance of working in effective teams, while trying to create a tower masterpiece. We only had a handful of straws and 1 meter of making tape. Have a look at some of our creations.

Reminders:

  • Parent Teacher Interviews
  • Please collect any recyclable objects to build and make things with, like boxes, glad wrap rolls, clean plastic bottles and containers, any form of lids (no toilet rolls please). This is for our inquiry unit coming up where our students will be getting really creative!

Many thanks,

Year 2 Team

June 29, 2017
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Week 11 – Term 2

Thank you to all the students, families and teachers for an amazing Term 2!

We are looking forward to the start of Term 3 on Tuesday 18th July. We have a very busy term ahead of us, which includes:

  • Parent Teacher Interviews – Week 2 of Term 3 (bookings done online – more details to be sent home soon)
  • Professor Maths Incursion – Wednesday 16th August
  • Swimming – 28th August – 8th September (notices to go home soon)
  • Father’s Day Breaky – 1st September
  • AFL footy day – 21st September

Your child’s teacher will send a calendar home in the first week of Term 3.

This week we have been writing some poetry, including acrostic poems and rhyming poems. We have some future authors that’s for sure!

For NAIDOC Week (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee), we have been watching some more dreamtime stories and decorating some aboriginal art pieces. It is important to recognise the aboriginal culture.

As the term comes to an end, so too does our Inquiry unit on ‘Place’. Many classes created booklets or posters on things about location and the places around us. Have a look at some of the work below.

Have a safe and restful break and we all look forward to working with you next term.

Thanks,

Year 2 Team

June 22, 2017
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Week 10 – Term 2

What a week in Grade 2!

On Tuesday we had Louise and Marg from Story Dogs bring in their dogs, Sadie and Voss for a visit. They have been reading to some of the Grade 2 students on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning. They read us a story and spoke about how reading is so important! The students loved having them visit.

We were also lucky enough to get a visit from the Grade 4’s who were excited to share their amazing procedures with us about how to be a good friend. It was great to see the students sharing their work and listening respectfully.

Reminders:

  • Professor maths incursion notice is due
  • Reports go home on Monday 26th June
  • Parent Teacher Interviews are early Term 3

Have a great weekend,

Year 2 Team

June 15, 2017
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Week 9 – Term 2

Over the past few weeks the Year 2s have been working hard during our Geography inquiry unit. They have looked at how the position of a country affects its’ climate and compared different types of housing found in different countries. For example, they identified that in places like Queensland, houses are built on stilts to avoid damage from flooding.

Our Geography unit has been linked closely with our Maths topic of Location. Students have spoken about their connection to their suburb and have written directions on how to get from home to school.

This week they have been using the homework they completed in week 7 to find connections they have with Australia and the World. They have been learning how to use an atlas to locate places they have either lived in or visited, and labelled them on their own maps. They even identified some places around the world that they would like to visit.

Many thanks,

Year 2 Team

June 8, 2017
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Week 8 – Term 2

The past few weeks we have been learning about multiplication. Did you know that multiplication is linked to addition? Instead of 5+5+5+5+5+5+5 we could say 7 x 5 or 7 groups of 5. We have been learning how to show our understanding by drawing groups of

And drawing arrays

 

Here is some of our work. Let us explain it to you!

 

Have a great long weekend!

Year 2 Team

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