Thursday, 18 May 2017

Creating a Collage

Year 2 students have been studying the book, Where the Forest Meets the Sea, Written and Illustrated by Jeannie Baker. She used the collage style of art to create the illustrations. Today the Year 2 students created their own collage based on this style of art. They had a very enjoyable time of cutting, tearing and gluing to create different textures and colours and layered effects of where the forest meets the sea.


Friday, 12 May 2017

Bounce

Year  2 enjoyed their bounce lesson this week. They practiced their motorbike landing, balancing on a beam, star jumping on the trampolines and cartwheeling over a foam block.
















Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Friday, 5 May 2017

Learning about the Past and Writing Information Reports

Year 2 has enjoyed another productive day of learning.

Two really interesting lessons were our Writing Lesson and our History Lesson.

We explored texts that had been written by other students to see exactly what was in an Information Report.
Then we broke up a report into the different categories.
Next week we will write our own paragraphs about a Ulysses Butterfly.

In History we have been studying the History of our Local Area.
We looked at how the access to the area has changed over time. We were particularly looking at the punt that went across the Georges River and how it was replaced by the Alfords Point Bridge.
We drew these aspects on a map and labeled it past and present using a coloured key.
Then we made a punt to add to our work about the disadvantages of a punt and why the bridge was necessary.




Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Wednesday Wonders - Genius Hour and Bounce Gymnastics

On Wednesday between Recess and Lunch, Year 2 enjoy two of their favourite learning experiences - Genius Hour and Bounce Gymnastics.

Here you can see 2 Possums researching their topics of interest.


2 Koalas are working hard to create these shapes in Bounce Gymnastics.





Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Investigating Small Creatures in the Schoolyard


Year 2 went on a Schoolyard Safari. We had fun and found several small creatures.

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In the classroom we investigated earthworms. What a fabulous time we had.
We learnt some new facts as we became knowledgeable and resourceful thinkers.