FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
PH: 07 5471 5555
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
TERM DATES for 2014
Term 1 - Wed 29 Jan - Fri 28 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 14 Apr - Fri 20 June
Term 3 - Mon 14 Jul - Fri 19 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 7 Oct - Wed 3 Dec
SIGNUP FOR THE NEWSLETTER
2ATWelcome to 2AT! We are looking forward to a fantastic year together with Mrs Tomkins and Mrs Veale.
Updated Sunday 1 December 2013
New! I cannot believe that we are in our final week of Year Two together! This Tuesday Mrs Veale and I would love to invite the lovely families of our 2AT children to come in and watch a short DVD of pictures from throughout the year, and also look through their child's portfolio. Baring in mind Mrs Veale usually finishes at 1pm, we have an RE lesson at 2:25, and also there are several parents to pick up Prep students, we would love you to come to our classroom ready to start at 2pm sharp. We apologise if this is an inconvenient time for you but we have tried our best to get a time that would suit most families and be close to the school pick up time. We look forward to sharing this time with you.
New! Promotions morning. This Wednesday our wonderful Year Two students will be spending a lesson in their new Year Three classroom with their teacher and classmates for 2014. This is both a wonderfully exciting time, and also a nervous time for some children as it involves 'change.' The natural excitement and enthusiasm from our Year Twos will be working together with their Ricky Resilience and Gabby Get-a-long skills and I'm sure it will prove to be a wonderful morning.
New! Workbooks - Very soon your child will start to bring home their workbooks from 2013. Please enjoy seeing just how far we have all come since the beginning of the year, we are so very proud of each and every child in 2AT. These workbooks will also become valuable revsions tools for use over the Christmas break.
New! Students have been asked to 'make' not 'buy' a small gift for our Secret Santa lucky dip on the last day of school.
We have discussed that a gift that has been made comes with lots of love!
Girls will make a gift for a girl and Boys will make a gift for a boy.
Please clearly mark your gift with a 'G' or a 'B' and give to Mrs Veale for safe keeping in our Christmas sack.
Fruity talks will continue this week in 2AT. 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.
4 December: Promotions morning, and Last Day of Term 4
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.
Written text type - Poetry
Writes simple rhyming and non-rhyming poems eg. acrostic poem, haiku, limerick, traditional poetry, cinquain, tongue twisters
Experiments with a range of known poetry forms, eg. rhyming couplets, free verse
Apply the structural constraints when writing different forms of poetry
Choose specific words to enhance meaningUse literary devices eg. alliteration
WEEK 1 - oi, oy
WEEK 2 - j, g, ge, dge
WEEK 3 - l, ll
WEEK 4 - m, mm, mb
WEEK 5 - n, nn, kn
WEEK 6 - ng
WEEK 7 - REVISION
Mathematics - Term 4
Week 1 - Time
Week 2 - Time
Week 3 - Money
Week 4 - Fractions
Week 5 - Place Value up to 1000
Week 6 - All Year 2 Content
Week 7 - All Year 2 Content - Testing Week
Inquiry Term 4 - Preserving the Past - Our Local Community
In Year Two, students will explore, recognise and appreciate the history of their local area. They will be involved in a range of investigations of the local area, including the history of the College, a monument, a building, a street or a whole town or suburb. Through local history, students can discover the story of the local community. This unit will reinforce the idea that sources such as photographs, buildings, household object and stories can provide information about the past.
Science Term 4 - Mix It Up!
We are surrounded by mixtures - the air we breathe, the food we eat and drink, an dour personal grooming products. Chefs try mixing ingredients in different ways to make tasty combinations and interesting textures. Through inquiry, scientists have developed mixtures that are useful for all kinds of purposes, such as alloys, amalgams and paints to name but a few. Indeed, it can be surprising just how many things that we take for granted every day are the results of inquiry into mixtures. For example, how different our lives would be without the myriad of inks, glues and detergents at our disposal. In this unit, students learn about materials that don't mix well, and others that are difficult to separate. Through hands-on investigations, students explore how changing the quantities of materials in a mixture can alter its properties and uses.
LOTE - Term 4 -
(coming soon from Mrs Cleyne)
Art - Term 4 -
(coming soon from Mrs Durham)
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 ERIC for being our Star of the Week!
Happy Birthday to our friends in 2AT who celebrate their birthday in November - Larisa
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