May 2014 archive


In Literacy, we have been learning about Narratives – made up stories which are written to entertain the audience. We learnt that good narratives have a beginning, a middle (with a complication or problem) and an end (with a solution to the problem and a conclusion). We have been experimenting with using a sizzling start at the beginning of our stories and direct speech to help the characters to come alive. To help us to learn how to write good narratives, we have been reading some of our favourite stories and re-writing them in our own words.

Play and Learn

Sometimes working well with others can be tricky. In Grade 2, we are learning how to work well with others. We call this ‘Play and Learn’.

In our Play and Learn sessions, we get together with 2MR and we learn about a social skill. We talk about what it looks like, how we can use it, and why it would help us to get along with others. Then we get into small groups and we play! While we play we practise using our new skill.

After we play, we reflect on our learning. We think about if anyone used that social skill while we were playing, if it helped us to get along, and how we could use this skill while playing or working with others.

So far this term, we have learnt about the skills of looking on the bright side, being a good leader, negotiating, and listening to other people’s opinions.

We love Play and Learn because we learn while we play!

Do you have any good tips or suggestions for us about how to work well with others?

Assembly this week

Hi 2KE Parents!

Don’t forget the school assembly this week will be led by the superstars of Grade 2KE! Our school assembly is held on Friday afternoons at 3pm in the school hall. All are welcome, we hope to see you there!


Measuring Length with 2KE

This week we learnt about measuring length. On Thursday we used pop sticks, rulers, shoes and hands to measure the length of our tables. We learnt that when measuring length we need to measure from one end all the way to the other. It is also important to measure in a straight line.

On Friday we measured ourselves! First we chose what we would measure with, then we worked in groups to find out how tall we all are. Afterwards, we recorded our findings onto posters to display in our classroom.

Can you guess what we will be learning about measurement next week?

Do you know how tall YOU are?