This term we have learnt about the artist Edvard Munch who painted the famous painting called “The Scream”. We tried to use some of the expressive colours and lines he used in his painting and learnt how to blend tones and colours with oil pastels. We created the textures by scratching into the pastels and learnt about backgrounds and foregrounds in art works. We completed our drawings with a collage photo of ourselves expression the emotions of the the person in the picture. We think that we really captured the feelings in this painting.
We have completed our Tiger collages and wanted to share them with you. We were inspired by the artist Henri Rousseau who painted jungles from his imagination. We created our Tigers in a jungle using our imagination and drew all of the elements of our collage by hand. We think that they are very beautiful and our Tigers really stand out in the forest.
Congratulations to the Year Two students of Aitken Creek Primary School for making it to the top schools leader board for Round Two of Word Mania.
We now qualify to participate in the Word Mania Finals, which begin today (Wednesday the 15th of August) and finishes on Friday the 17th of August midnight.
If you have some time to spare, please keep up the great work on Word Mania. If our school does really well, we may even win some prizes!
Year Two Teachers
Welcome back to Term Three!
We hope you all had a wonderful holiday and now in preparation for the new term there are a few reminders to get us on our way.
Arriving at school and attendance:
It is essential that students are attending school every day and arriving to their classroom at 8:50am. Our classroom instruction commences at this time and if students come any later they miss out on important learning time and social interactions with their peers. Across the Year Two cohort we will be celebrating 100% attendance and punctuality when we achieve this within our rooms.
We’ve loved seeing the amazing efforts going into packed lunchboxes. Just a friendly reminder that it is important your children have enough food for the school day, including lunch and snacks.
It would be great to see children bringing in seeds/writing prompts on Monday from their holiday experiences. This will help remember the wonderful moments they’ve had over the holidays and stimulate ideas and creativity in writing.
Please ensure that if your child has an iPad to bring in every day. It needs to be fully charged and have all required Apps downloaded and updated. This is really important as we will be using them on a daily basis as a learning tool throughout the term.
Good Morning Everyone,
I hope you are all having an amazing holiday break! I had to share the AMAZING news after checking the current scores on Word Mania.
Even though we are still in the practise rounds we are absolutely shining and putting in our best efforts. Well done to everyone that has managed to log on and have a game during the holiday period.
Remember the more we practise the more experience and skill we will have when it comes to the first round of competition. Not only will it help us in the competition but it will also help us as learners with our spelling!
Yes, you read that correctly! We are FIRST on the National Leaderboard and FIRST on the Regional Leaderboard!
You should all be super proud of your efforts and I am so excited to see what the competition holds for us.
Keep up the hard work and make sure you have a lot of fun playing Word Mania.
Enjoy the rest of your holidays!
** Comment below and tell us your high score or bonus point successes. Let’s all celebrate our wonderful efforts!**
Today in 2A we worked collaboratively in groups to describe a series of steps to program a Blue Bot. We had to plan a route to program the Blue Bot to follow a path and write a sequence of steps (algorithm). We found out that we had to test our algorithms and debug if they were unsuccessful. Trial and error played a big part in getting our Blue Bots to the correct location using an accurate algorithm.
Check out a video of a Blue Bot in action:
Hafsa – I had to debug because it didn’t work the first time.
Mo Yan – We created an algorithm that made our Bee Bot go to all the planets on the mat.
Wow, what an amazing thing to see! This morning when I logged onto Literacy Planet to see our updated scores, I was so surprised. All of your efforts are really standing out and our score proves it.
Currently we are sitting in 35th position on the National Leaderboard and 2nd place in our local region.
Keep up the hard work! We will be checking on our scores in class to monitor our efforts. Keep playing and aim for those high scores.
Well done to everyone who has contributed so far!
Good Morning Year Two Community,
It is that time of year again, the WORD MANIA CHALLENGE is here! We would love to see all students and parents involved in the challenge. We need everyone to jump onto Word Mania and play as many times as you can to build up the highest possible scores. Last year our Year Two students achieved a tenth placing on the National Leaderboard and won some amazing prizes.
Together we can achieve great things, so let’s get playing!
Accessing Word Mania:
Word Mania is accessible on desktop and mobile devices. Simply log in to LiteracyPlanet on desktop and click on the Word Mania icon, or can download the free Word Mania 2018 app (iOS and Android). Students use their LiteracyPlanet login details for Word Mania.
How to Play
Word Mania is an interactive online word building game. Players are given a board of 15 randomly generated letters, and have three minutes to create as many words as they can. Every valid word formed earns points. Longer and more complex words score higher, and scores can be boosted by building valid words consecutively, and using special Gold and Diamond letter tiles. Word building uses various literacy skills: phonemes, morphemes including affixes and plurals, spelling, word recognition, vocabulary and word knowledge. Students can play as many times as they like, and the sum of the highest 50 game scores by at least five students from the same grade will be their school’s score for that year level.
$350,000 in Prizes!
Word Mania Dates:
Practise – Thursday, May 17 – Sunday, July 29.
Competition Round 1- Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3.
Competition Round 2 – Monday, August 6 to Friday, August 10.
Final Round – Wednesday, August 15 to Friday, August 17.
For more information visit: http://www.wordmania.com/au/
This term we have been exploring the art of the Surrealist artist Joan Miro. He was a Spanish artist and created silly creatures in strange landscapes. His work was very colourful and bright and many of the creatures in his work look funny. Our sculptures were challenging to put together but we used our collaboration skills and helped each other.