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Year 2 Communications

Thank you to all parents, guardians and students for such a wonderful transition into Year 2, 2018. We really appreciate all the support and interactions that we have already had in regards to learning experiences within the classrooms.

We highly encourage all family members to be involved in your child’s learning throughout the year. To do this we have a range of communication methods that you can access for each class. Our wonderful and enthusiastic students will contributing to these with their work, feedback and photos displaying the learning they have been involved in. We would love if you could access these and look through them as a family to discuss the learning experiences. Class teachers and specialist teachers update these regularly.

YEAR 2 BLOG
The Blog can be accessed by using the following link: 
http://acpsyear2.global2.vic.edu.au/
TWITTER
Checkout class tweets by following the links below:

 

2A – https://twitter.com/MrsRushworth

2B – https://twitter.com/Annadavis

2C – https://twitter.com/MrsMladenis

2D – https://twitter.com/tarynashby

2E – https://twitter.com/MissESahin

2F – https://twitter.com/CarlaBarba4

2G –  https://twitter.com/MarissaPapa

 2H – https://twitter.com/MrHamptonACPS

2I – https://twitter.com/MrsFernandesIeu

ACPS – https://twitter.com/AitkenCreekPS

COMPASS
Compass is also used to send out reminders about important events coming up. The Year 2 teachers put up a Compass post to encourage parents to check out new Blog posts.

https://aitkencreekps-vic.compass.education/

We encourage you and the wider community to reply and give feedback on our posts. We look forward to sharing these in our classrooms and to have parents involved makes it even more special. This allows us to be connected and gives you an insight into our learning experiences.

Kind Regards, Year 2 Teachers

At the Play Pod with 2A and 2I

Today 2A and 2I joined forces and went outside to enjoy the sun. During this session we were able to use the Play Pod learning space at ACPS. We got to know each other a little more and were able to model our amazing teamwork skills.

   

Check out some of our reflections: 

Mia – We played with some scraps and barrels to make a Nutella factory. 

Toshani – I was playing with my group and we built something that we wobbled on and fell off. We felt a bit scared but we had a laugh. 

David – I made a shelter for myself and then I played with Julian and Angad to make an obstacle course. Then we started to make a trap and we had lots of fun. 

Julian – I made a truck with Angad, Logan and David. I was in the barrel and I was hot. Then I got out of the barrel which was a truck and drove it. 

Aryan – I helped make an obstacle course which has jumping, rolling and going up and down. I made it for other people to go on, I collected the scraps for my group. Getting all the scraps made me very tired so I needed to rest. 

Binoy – When we were in the barrel we had fun and we were spinning each other. We were taking turns at hopping in the barrel. Izaan and I pushed Logan and then we swapped to give each other a turn. 

Our first day in 2A!

Wow, what a fun and exciting first day we had in 2A! We spent the day getting to know each other and the classroom routine. Together we are supporting our classroom community by caring, being positive and encouraging ourselves and others to always do their best.

2A is looking forward to sharing more of our learning experiences with you all throughout the year.

Check out our photos from the first day!

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From 2A

Welcome to the Year 2 Blog, 2018!

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Welcome to the Year 2 blog! Here we will share with you all the amazing learning and fun that has been taking place both inside and outside our classrooms.

We encourage students, parents, grandparents and carers to regularly visit and make comments on our blogs. Please be sure to use first names only to maintain privacy.

Our individual class blogs will help the students learn many important skills, like communicating safely and appropriately in online environments, writing posts, revising and editing, uploading images and files, communicating with others and much more.

This year the Year 2 team consists of nine grades.

2A – Mrs Rushworth

2B – Miss Davis

2C – Mrs Mladenis

2D – Miss Ashby

2E – Miss Sahin

2F – Miss Barba

2G – Miss Papargiris

 2H – Mr Hampton

2I – Mrs Fernandes

These grades will work collaboratively and independently throughout the year. Please make sure to stay connected and keep up communications on posts so that we can share these in the classroom. Your involvement and interaction is an important element to bridging communications from school to home.

Kind Regards,
Year 2 Teachers

Perspective drawing- environments

In 2G we have been very busy this term learning about one point perspective drawing. We created perspective landscape drawings using coloured pencils and learnt about using vanishing points in our drawings. We think that our skills have improved heaps using this technique and we hope to explore more perspective drawing skills in the future. What do you think of our environments?

birds in the environment- recycled collage

In term four 2G have been exploring collage using different recycled materials to make artworks of nesting birds. In spring we see a lot of nesting birds in our environment around the school. This inspired our collages and we think they are very beautiful. How can you help birds survive in their environment? The prep classes made feeders in term two to help them survive. Our collages are also environmentally friendly as they have been made out of 100% recycled materials. We love using things we find in our resource rescue box to make Artworks.

Year 2 Sleepover

On Wednesday the 6th of December, we had the Year Two Sleepover at Aitken Creek Primary School. We changed into casual clothes. After that, we went to the learning neighbourhood and we played ‘The Invisible Ball’.

We played some outdoor games all together.

Then we came to free time on the playground.

Later, we had afternoon tea, which was fruit and biscuits.

After that, we had a scavenger hunt. In the scavenger hunt, we had to find the teachers and follow the instructions on the posters.  Some were easy and some were hard. There were lots of people and activities.

We had delicious fish and chips for dinner.

After dinner we had free time and icy poles. Some people got their icy poles the next day. Then we went inside and and set up our sleeping bags, brushed our teeth, changed into pyjamas and watched a movie, which was Monsters University. Then we all went to bed.

In the morning we ate breakfast which included rice bubbles, cornflakes. toast and juice. After breakfast we brushed our teeth. We had to pack our sleeping bags, tidy up and change back into our uniform. Then we watched the Bee Movie and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in the morning.

We had a great time at the sleepover.

Water and the environment

In Year One and Two we have been looking at how the water from drains affects the water in our oceans and bays. We read the book “I Only Drain Rain” and designed out own water awareness posters. We hope that they will make people think about the environment and stop littering.

All of us can make a difference by collecting rubbish and making sure that we never throw anything on the streets that can end up in the drains.

We hope they inspire you to make a difference.

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox

We have been reading Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge in our class.

We made predictions and changed them after reading information about the text.

We used thinking hats to make connections to what we already know about nursing homes.

We described a character from the book and compared Miss Nancy and Wilfrid Gordon using a Venn diagram.

We worked with a partner to think about the mood and tone of the text and used evidence to support our opinions

We made connections to our own memories by linking different types of memories found in the text. We recorded our memories in a flip book to share with the class.

After sequencing Miss Nancy’s memories, we made a timeline using our own memories.