Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Learning is Fun in Year 2

The students are always experiencing excellent learning in Year 2. 

Geography Lesson - thinking about redesigning Billa Road Oval so the whole community can enjoy it.

Learning Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and completing a craft activity.

Adding numbers together using the Jump Strategy.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Using the Jump Strategy for Addition and Subtraction

Speaking and Listening - Talking about Recipes

Year 2 students enjoy planning and delivering their Talking activity each week. Last week each student researched a recipe to talk about. 

The learning intention was to listen carefully to a partner.

"I can listen to my partner talk about their recipe."

It looks like most students were successful.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Junior School Mission Week

Dear Parents and Friends,

You're invited to come and celebrate Mission Week with the Junior School in Week 9. There are 2 events that you are welcome to attend.

We would love to see you there.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Sport and Visual Arts

As well as Reading, Wring and Maths, Year 2 had a fun day learning new skills in Sport. We enjoyed learning from the AFL team that visited us during our Sport time.

After lunch Year 2 read the book, A Forest By Marc Martin. We talked about the story being a circle story. We examined the art work in the book and we tried to copy the style using paint and texta. We enjoyed the bubble printing for the background of the artwork.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Science - Seeing is Believing!

We have two eyes yet we only see one image. How does this work? What happens when our left eye sees something different to our right eye?

One eye sees a hole through the rolled paper. 
The other eye sees a hand in front of it. Your eyes and brain put the two images together to create a hand with a hole in it! This is called an optical illusion.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Visual Literacy - Speaking and Listening

For speaking and listening homework this Friday the students are to find an image and discuss the following visual literacy techniques with the class: 

- Demand Gaze (if the character is looking straight out of the page at the viewer)

- Offer Gaze (if the character is not looking at the viewer)

- Salient Point (Where your eye is drawn to first and why)

- Colour (Warm colours may make you feel hot or angry, cool colours could make you feel scared or cold)

- Text (How is the writing arranged around the page?)