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Holding out for a Hero!

We had an amazing night at our concert and we want to say a big thank you to all our families and special guests who came and supported us.

We couldn’t wipe the smiles off our faces!

  

Arav: I hope everyone cheers for us on stage

Amethyst: This is the best day ever!

Noah: I feel nervous and excited at the same time

Fun with Addition!

This week in 2F we have been practising different strategies to help us with our Addition. One of the skills we have learnt this week is doubling.  Doubling is when we add two of the same numbers together.

We listed all the doubles facts we know from 1-20 and here are some of the things we noticed:

Charli: I noticed that the answers are all going up by 2’s

Zeynep: It’s like we are skip counting by 2’s

Noah: The answers are all even numbers

Take a look at our ‘Doubles Creatures’ that we created. Now we can  practise our doubles facts everyday!

Cultural Diversity Day in 2F!

Today the year 2 students celebrated Cultural Diversity day. We dressed up in different costumes to showcase our cultures from all over the world.

We had a parade in the morning to celebrate and share our costumes with all the year 2’s, parents and special guests.  After our parade we participated in an activity where we learnt about different foods from all over the world. We read a story about different family meals and then created our favourite family dish out of a paper plate and other craft materials.

We also had a cultural feast with our class members and brought in a  popular dish  to share. We got the opportunity to try lots of delicious foods from all over the world.  After our feast we participated in another fun cultural activity with Ms Davis.

 

We had an amazing day and hope you enjoyed reading our post. Thank you Miss Barba and 2F

 

Worldwide communities!

This week in 2F we have been looking at world maps and the different communities we come from all over the world. We have a variety of cultures in our classroom and had lots of fun learning about where our classmates come from.

We also discussed the importance of maps and why we need them.

Aryaman: We can use maps when we get lost to help us find our way back.

Arav: My dad has a GPS in his car that he uses while driving when we don’t know how to get somewhere.

Noah: Maps help us get from place to place.

Nasrin: We can use maps when we go on holidays and want to visit different countries.

Arvin: A map can help us see all the places we come from in the world.

We hope you enjoyed reading!

By 2F and Miss Barba

What does your ideal community look like?

In 2F we have been developing our knowledge on the Big Idea by describing what our ideal community would look like. We designed a map and labelled it to show what we would include in our community. We also incorporated digital technology in our lesson by using BeeBots. This also helped us practice our directional language.

Arvin: We need police in the community to help us feel safe so I am going to put a police station close to my home on my map.

Arav: I included a Mcdonald’s in my map because it is important to have places to eat.

Thanks for reading!

Fun in the sun!

As part of our Big Idea ‘Energy’ we have been curious about how the sun provides us with heat and light. Today we went outside and tested different materials to see what would melt from the suns heat. We looked at different items such as lollies, chocolate, butter, dice and play dough. We each made a prediction about what we thought would happen. We found out that chocolate and butter were the easiest things to melt in the suns heat.

Esmart week

During eSmart week we learnt how we can protect ourselves and our friends online. We also did some activities around cyber bullying and found some strategies we can use to stop this from happening.

Eva: We each made a cyber bully hero to stop the online bullies. Mine was called Cybergirl. We all gave them special superpowers to stop the bullies.

Will: We need to ignore negative comments online and not reply back.

Shataya: Do not give information out about yourself to anyone.

Chloe and Dane: Do not give your name, password, address or phone number to people.

 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

To start off Book Week we have been reading our favourite fairy tales. Today we read Goldilocks and the Three Bears and created a map for Goldilocks to follow as she travelled to the bears house. We used BeeBots to help us guide her along the way.

 

How do maps help us in life?

Will: Maps help us get from one destination to the other.

Karim: Without maps we wouldn’t know how to get to different places.