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|Wed, May 22nd, 2013Under 8's DayAll Prep - Year 3 students, younger siblings and Parents are invited to celebrate Under 8's Day together! Students to wear sports uniform with Under 8 inspired/decorated shirt over the top which they can wear for the morning.|
|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
SIGNUP FOR THE NEWSLETTER
2ATWelcome to 2AT! We are looking forward to a fantastic year together with Mrs Tomkins and Mrs Veale.
Updated Monday 14 May 2013
New! Happy Mother's Day to our beautiful mummies in Year Two. We hope you are having a lovely day, and are spending time relaxing with your loved ones. Thank you to all of our mummies who were able to make it on Thursday for activities that the children had planned for you!
New! Our lovely Mrs Veale would like to thank all of the wonderful families in 2AT for her birthday present she received today - it was very kind of you and she absolutely love it!
New! Advanced notice - our Under 8 Celebration will be occuring on Wednesday 22nd May from 8:45am until 9:50am in the primary school playground. If you are free we would love to have you join in the activities with your child. Further information will be emailed to families this week.
New! We will be looking at old and new technology this term so if any parents have any objects (such as old fashioned telephones, irons, records, cassette tapes etc) they can bring in and leave on our sharing table it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to all of the wonderful items that have come in so far - it has been fascinating to see and remember these items and how we worked them!
New! The wonderful St Andrew's Fair is coming up and we are so excited! Our class is running the 'Lucky Wine' stall and 2RN are running the 'Pre-loved Book' Stall. Both classes parent reps have asked for donations please of these goods/items. There will also be a roster for volunteers to run the stalls during the Fair, and we appreciate you offering a bit of your time to do this. The roster will be in our classrooms sometime this week.
New! Fruity talks will continue this week in 2AT - for the first 2 weeks the children can have Holiday News. All students have been placed into a roster of odd and even weeks. Our students will be required to complete show and tell once a fortnight. We share our presentations during fruit time (hence the name "Fruity talks") and it's a wonderful way to share information and grow in confidence when presenting to our peers.
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:Suggestions include:
- Fresh fruit.
- 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 wholemeal bread/roll, pita or flat bread, rice salad or pasta.
Wednesday 22 May - Under 8 Day Celebration
Monday 10 June - Queen's Birthday holiday
Friday 14 June - Nambour show holiday
Friday 21 June - Term 2 concludes
Monday - Assembly 11am (parents are most welcome to attend), Chinese
Tuesday - Religion
Wednesday - P-3 Sport (Wear red sport uniform), Library
Thursday - Art (even weeks)
Friday - Chapel 8:40am (parents are most welcome to attend) HPE - wear coloured sport uniform
Home readers will be changed on a 'needs' basis during Year Two. From approximately Week 3 this term, 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 us.
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.
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
Inquiry Term 2 - Technology - Past and Present
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.
Science Term 2 - Water Works
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.
LOTE - Term 2 -
(coming soon from Mrs Cleyne)
Art - Term 2 -
(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.
Each week one student from 2AT 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 and be our Super Star of the Week. This student is also asked to take home our special "Super Star of the Week" book and decorate 2 pages of this with pictures, words and drawings of all of their favourite things! Well done to AMELIA for being our Star of the Week!
Happy Birthday to our friends in 2AT who celebrate their birthday in May - MRS VEALE!
IT W E B S I T E S
Click on the links below to take you straight to these great educational websites!
Use these links to practice your maths skills!
Year Two Curriculum Overview