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.

Start of 2019

The Year 2’s have had a busy start to the year but now we are all very happy to be settled into our new classrooms! We have been establishing our class routines and have developed our Learning Agreements to ensure we are ready to create positive learning environments. We have also introduced our Big Idea for the term which is ‘We make decisions each day that affect ourselves and others.’ This leads us to defining what a decision is and the impact that it can have upon people and groups within our community. The students also took home notices for their first excursion which is at Casey Safety Village. This ties in nicely to our theme for our Learning Explorations. The children were all excited to visit each of the specialist classes this week and loved being back in the pool with the warmer weather.

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

Mon 7th Oct - Term 4 Starts
Sun 13th Oct - Fire Season Ready Working Bee
Wed 16th Oct - Yr 6 Exhibition
Thurs 17th Oct - Regional Athletics
Mon 21st - Wed 23rd Oct- Yr 3 Briars Camp
Mon 21st - Wed 23rd Oct- Yr 5 Urban Camp
Fri 1st Nov - Yr 5 Science Expo Excursion
Wed 20th - Fri 22nd Nov - Yr 6  Waratah Beach Camp

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