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|Mon, Jun 10th, 2013Queen's Birthday Public Holiday|
|Fri, Jun 14th, 2013Nambour Show Holiday|
|Wed, Aug 14th, 2013Chinese Dragon Festival|
|Fri, Oct 25th, 2013Prep visit to Australia ZooPreps are off to the wonderful Australia Zoo. Students to bring their hat, lunch and drink.|
|Fri, Nov 8th, 2013Year One day camp to Camp MaranathaYear One Day camp to Camp Maranatha at Yandina. Students to wear their sports uniform.|
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TERM DATES for 2013
Term 1 - Tue 29 Jan - Thu 28 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 15 Apr - Fri 21 June
Term 3 - Mon 15 Jul - Fri 20 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 8 Oct - Wed 4 Dec
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Welcome to Year Two with Ms Heather Swift and Mrs Jodie Gillman.
Our webage will contain lots of information for our exciting year ahead, a year full of learning, growing, laughter and happiness. Please check this webpage regularly for all the latest class news, information and photographs of your beautiful children. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
What a terrific start to the term 2HS has had. We are well under way with our studies of old and new technologies, this is a new unit of work for year 2 and this history unit has proved very popluar. Students are bringing lots of old technologies and artifacts (although when a record was brought in, i tried to explain it wasn't that ancient!). When my mum came in to talk about what life was like when she was little and what technologies they did and didn't have - can you believe she didnt have a TV til she was 12? - the children were captivated. Jemima even asked if everything was black and white in the olden days! if you know someone that would like to come and share some information with us, we would love to have them. it is such a wonderful way to learn. We are also staring to look at how to write a report and we are loving all our investigations into 2D and 3D shapes.
As always please pop in whenever you can (and don't forget that we are still needing help with our SRA's Monday - Thursday mornings)
New 2HS and their buddies 4AO are making kites this term in buddy time. If you have any materials you could donate for making these kites we would be very grateful.
New We will be looking at old and new technology this term so if any parents have any objects (like old fashioned phones, irons ect. ) they can bring in and leave on our sharing table it would be greatly appreciated.
New Show and Tell
Show and Tell will commence in week 2 . All students have been placed into either odd or even groups and will be required to complete show and tell once a fortnight. A list of topics and our groups were sent home with homework on Friday.
Parent help in 2HS is a valueable and much loved experience for our children. Parents will be invited to help out with our Reading Comprehension Cards called SRA's. A sign-up list will be placed on our door this week. Parent help will commence in Week 3.
Home readers will be changed on a 'needs' basis during Year Two. Your child will receive a home reader that is appropriate to their reading level. The length of the book, your child's comprehension of the book and your after school committments will determine if it needs to be changed on a daily basis, or every few days. When you require the book to be changed, please place the reading folder in the appropriate box near the front door. It will be changed and returned with your child that afternoon.
- Spelling Homework
Each week your little one will bring home a spelling activity to complete with their fortnightly spelling list. Please ensure these activities are completed beside the spelling words in your child's Spelling Book, not in their Homework scrapbook.
We Highly Encourage Healthy Morning Tea/Lunch Boxes.
Healthy lunches and snacks are important for active children. It is important to offer healthy lunch box choices. Tips include fresh fruit, crunchy vegetables and a combination of protein, dairy and carbohydrate foods.
Eating healthy food helps children concentrate and learn. However, healthy eating changes are not always easy to make. Try to set a good example with your own lunches. Encourage children to help choose and prepare their own lunch. They might like to make a list of the foods they enjoy. Praise your child when they choose healthy foods for their lunch box.
Foods to put in a lunch box:
- Crunchy vegetables.
- A meat or protein food such as slices of lean meat, a hardboiled egg or baked beans.
- Dairy food such as a cheese sticks or slice, grated cheese, milk or yoghurt.
- Starchy food such as bread, a roll, pita or flat bread, fruit bread or crackers.
Monday - Assembly 11am
Tuesday - Music
Wednesday - P-3 Sport ( Wear red uniform)
Thursday - Art (odd weeks) -Library - Chinese - PE Lesson (Wear Coloured House Uniform) Apple for apple slinky
Friday - Chapel - Religion
|Exciting things for Term 2|
| Upcoming events and Date Claimers
Monday 15 April - Term 2 commences
Friday 21 June - Term 2 concludes
|WEEK 1 - Robot Gang - ar, a
WEEK 2 - Er Brothers - er, ir
WEEK 3 - Er Brothers - ur,or
WEEK 4 - Past/Present - ing/ed
WEEK 5 - Past/Present - ing/ed
WEEK 6 - Revision/Testing
WEEK 7 - Past/Present - ing/ed
WEEK 8 - Past/Present - ing/ed
WEEK 9 - Consolidation/Revision
WEEK 10 -Consolidation/Revision
|Mathematics - Term 2
Week 1 - Beginning Multiplication
- Making and Sharing groups
Week 2 - Numbers beyond 100
Week 3 - Add on concepts
Week 4 - Subtraction concepts
Week 5 - Data, Graphs and Chance
Week 6 - Length, Area, Capacity and Mass
Week 7 - Length, Area, Capacity and Mass
Week 8 - Data, Graphs and Chance
Week 9 - Addition and Subtraction
Week 10 - Revision
| Students will analyse aspects of daily life to identify how some have changed over recent time while others have stayed the same. They will explore the impact of changing technology on people’s lives (at home and in ways they worked, travelled, communicated and played in the past). Students will investigate what life was like before electricity, the changes in communication and the changes in transport.
Water is essential to life. As humans, we not only drink water, we use it for cooking, hygiene, recreation and agriculture. Australia is a dry continent with an expanding population, and how we use water has become increasingly important. Water is a precious resource. The Water Works unit links science with literacy in the classroom. This unit will provide opportunities for each student to develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, a precious natural resource. Through investigations, students will explore how water is used, where water comes from and how to use it responsibly.
|Commences Week 2
The Year Two students will receive a homework grid each Friday. This grid is glued into the homework book and gives details of the homework activities to be completed for each week. The homework is then due the following Thursday and we will mark and return the students homework books each Friday to complete the following week of homework. By distributing the homework each Friday, it allows for its completion over the weekend, as we find that some families are busy with after school commitments during the week. The homework grids are designed to be completed independently by the students
|Home readers will be changed on a 'needs' basis during Year Two. Your child will receive a home reader that is appropriate to their reading level. The length of the book, your child's comprehension of the book and your after school committments will determine if it needs to be changed on a daily basis, or every few days. When you require the book to be changed, please place the reading folder in the appropriate box near the front door. It will be changed and returned with your child that afternoon. If you have any questions regarding the homework or home readers, please don't hesitate to contact Ms Swift or Mrs Johnston.|
(Working on Term 3 class topics as a visual introduction to their subject)
As part of their unit on 'World Continents', students will be introduced to artwork from different continents. Observational drawing skills will be improved with still life drawings of feathers, including techniques of smudging, pencil pressure, line direction and shading. Mixed media feathers will then be created with students experimenting with different combinations of art mediums. Native American Indian headdress' will form the inspiration for this work.
|This month we are celebrating Lucy's birthday. These are special times, so if your child is celebrating a birthday feel free to bring in some yummy treats to share with the class.
|Each week one student from 2HS will be selected to receive a 'Primary Award' for doing something special. This award will be presented to the student on the P-3 assembly which is held every Monday at 11:00am in the RGC.
STAR OF THE WEEK Congratulations to Wilson
Your home reader!
A piece of fruit each day for our 'fruity break' fruit time!
W E B S I T E S
Click on the links below to take you straight to these great websites!
Use these links to practice your maths skills!
Year Two Curriculum Overview
28 March: Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day