Religion Term 1 Assessment Piece – Holy Week

In the last week of Term 1 our whole school celebrated a liturgy each day to mark the events of Holy Week, which leads up to Easter. The liturgies were an enjoyable way to come together as a school and pray, and remember the life of Jesus Christ.

Each day, the Grade 2 students completed an assessment which demonstrated their response to the Easter Story using the app ‘Show Me‘.

Directions

Today in Maths we worked with a partner, and we took turns directing each other around the classroom. We tried to use TECHNICAL VOCABULARY, like destination, turn, forward, straight ahead, backwards, up, down, right, left and across.

We looked at the maps we drew yesterday and we talked about how important it was to label them well.

Are you going away over the long weekend? We are wondering who might need to use a map over the weekend?!

Narratives

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?

 

Term 2 Inquiry

Have you ever thought about how things move? Did you know we use SCIENCE everyday for normal activities? Things like opening a tin of milo, driving to school, playing on the swings, and turning door handles all use SCIENCE!

This term at school we will be exploring how we use science to help us in our lives. Feel like getting a jump start on our learning? Here is a link to a great activity you can explore at home with Mum or Dad.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/forces_movement.shtml

See you all next week!

After one term, my favourite thing about Grade 2 so far is…

 

  • The teachers (Amelia)
  • Mrs Churchward working with me (Casper)
  • Making Easter baskets (Brianna)
  • Sport (Raphael)
  • Playing with my friends (Jackson)
  • Fun games (Peter)
  • Making St Patrick’s Day rainbows (James)
  • Library (Jess)
  • Playing footy (Ishan)
  • Reading stories in Italian (Anastasia)
  • Playing “The sum of my numbers” (Sandra)
  • Making Easter Bunny ears (Celeste)
  • Painting pictures with Mrs E (Zac)
  • Making paper monkeys in Art (Anthony)
  • Making Easter eggs with Ms Krezel (Ziggy)
  • Playing “Poison ball” (Theo)
  • Making monsters in Art (Armaan)
  • Playing ‘Beat the bomb” (Helen)
  • Playing “Bob ball” (Daniel)
  • Learning keyboard (Aidan)
  • My new teachers and friends (Emma)
  • Writing narratives (Sam)
  • Playing games (Eloise)

What do YOU like about school?

Holy Week

This week at school we are remembering the events of Holy Week by celebrating liturgies each day. Today the Preps led us in a liturgy about Palm Sunday. In the classroom this week, we will be reflecting on the days of Holy Week and what this means for us as God’s children. We are looking forward to leading the school in a liturgy tomorrow about Holy Thursday. Will you be coming to our liturgy?

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