Welcome to to Term 2

Year 2

How the first two years of school have flown by! Our Year 2 students are eager to learn more, more, more! The fantastic staff by their side are Mrs Pam Burcheri, Mr Peter Dalton, Mrs Caitlin Sullivan and Ms Vicki Evans.

‘People affect their natural environment’

The Year 2’s are well and truly immersed in their Big Idea that ‘People affect their natural environment.’ The students recently attended an excursion at The Briars where they considered and observed their environment and different human causes that have positive and negative impacts. All children participated in dip netting activities, a bushwalk through the woodlands area and visited the Eco House to look at water conservation and waste management. It was a perfect day for a perfect excursion that addressed many of the ideas and topics that we are learning about.

Collaboration

The Year 2’s have been focusing on our school’s learner asset of ‘Collaborator’ working in collaborative learning groups on some fun and challenging tasks such as making Spaghetti and Marshmallow Towers. Our Big Idea for this term is ‘The tools in our everyday lives are evolving’ which provide lots of opportunities for exploration. We will travel to Coal Creek in Week 4 to investigate this further. The students have been concentrating on the procedural writing genre. We have been making various things such as lemonade, fairy bread & origami and following writing success criteria to make their own procedural texts. Finally, we have begun Mathematic groups that focus on our Learning Links for Operations.

Diary Dates

Term 4 2019

Fri 1st Nov - Yr 5 Science Expo Excursion
Tues 12th Nov- 2nd Prep Transition
Thurs 14th Nov- Girls and Boys Regional Cricket
Tues 19th Nov- School Council
Wed 20th - Fri 22nd Nov - Yr 6  Waratah Beach Camp
Fri 6th Dec- Prep Scienceworks Excursion
Thurs 12th Dec- Innovators Arcade
Thurs 12th Dec- Christmas Carols
Fri 13th Dec- Colour Run
Mon 16th Dec- Grade 6 Graduation
Tues 17th Dec- School Council
Wed 18th Dec- Grade 6 Activities Day

 

Term Dates

Term 1 - January 29-April 5
Term 2 - April 22-June 28
Term 3 - July 15-Sept 20
Term 4 - Oct 7-Dec 20

Holidays

Monday 10th June - Queen's Birthday
Monday 15th July - Curriculum Day
Friday 27th Sept - AFL Grand Final Friday
Tuesday 5th Nov - Melbourne Cup Day