Namaste and Welcome to Year 2!
Ms Tamrakar and I have enjoyed getting to know the class and are looking forward to the year ahead.
This term in Literacy we arelooking at Non-chronological reports (information books). Children will learn to identify and understand the features of an information book (table of contents, diagram, index, glossary…).They will then research and locateinformation in books as well as a variety of media. Children will write and edit their own non-chronological books. Following on from this unit we will look at Tradition Tales where we will build upon the children’s knowledge of this genre. Children will plan and write their own tale. Through this work, the use of adjectives and connectives will be taught and consolidated. In Maths we are taking an in depth look into addition and subtraction, finding the missing number (45+___=50), measurement of length, weight and capacity, multiplication, division as grouping, half and quarter of number and shape and number facts…number bonds to 20,counting in 2s,5s,10s and 3s,4s. Our theme this term is The Titanic. Through this unit we will learn about the differences between ancient and recent history, the events of the Titanic, the importance of eye witness events and finally how to learn from the effects of the catastrophe. Children will also be learning about cold climates, Emperor penguins and the changing environment. In Art we will experiment with palettes of light and dark. We will look forward to our Design and Technology day where the children will be challenged to design, plan and build boats that float. Finally we will also be preparing for our Christmas production of Prickly Hay!
Our elective class schedule is as follows:
Mondays: Music with Mr Cannon Art withMs Filion
Wednesdays: PE with Ms Filion and Ms Tamrakar
Thursdays: Library with... PE with Mr. Raphael O’Sullivan
Fridays:Singing with Mr Canon
We are collecting junk! Please can you send in boxes, tubes and containers that you would otherwise recycle.
We hope you are enjoying the readers with your child.
Readers will be changed three times per week.
Please take your time as it is not necessary to send the reader back to school the following day
Electrical Safety and awareness poster
Year 2's D/T Challenge
This term Year 2 has been learning all about Islands and discussing what it must be like to live on an island. We have had many great conversations making comparisons between our daily lives in Kathmandu and island living. In Science our topic has been Electricity and the class especially enjoyed building circuits.
The challenge was set for Year 2 to design and build a lighthouse with a working light! Children were inspired by Mrs Bevan, our D/T specialist and throughout the day children worked in teams and followed the design process of mindmapping ideas, planning, designing, choosing the appropriate materials and finally constructing the lighthouse.
We also had a visit from Dr Moore to discuss the building process. Teamwork was a big factor in their work.
The day was a huge success and all teams exceeded the challenge by building creative and imaginative lighthouses with working lights.