On Monday, 2B participated in an incursion called Feathers, Fur and Scales as a part of our investigation into ‘Survival’. Students had the opportunity to learn different things about a variety of Native Australian animals. They learnt what animals eat, where they live and how their unique body features help them to survive in their habitats.
Students asked the experts their questions about animal survival:
What do animals need to survive? – Williams
What is it like to be with all these animals? – Josh
What is more dangerous, a python or a snake? – Ryan
Why do some animals eat humans? – Sahib
What would happen if fish had skin and no scales? – Ryan
Here are some photos of students having fun learning about different animals.
We had great fun learning about lots of different animals through this incursion. We are now looking forward to come up with a solution to our CBL challenge of ‘How to help an animal survive?’
In Numeracy this week we have been learning about length. We were measuring and comparing lengths using different objects such as unifix cubes, paperclips, rulers and strings. We then compared them by finding out how many blocks or paperclips were shorter or taller the objects were.
Have a look at our students doing some wonderful learning here
In buddies session this week, students made friendship bracelets for their buddies with wool. They practised their fine motor skills by making knots, twisting and plaiting the wool.
Welcome back to our Year 2 students. We have all had a well deserved break and have returned well rested and ready to learn.
Our Big Idea for Term 2 is Survival and we have started it off with a bang! The students have been immersed in provocations connecting to the Big Idea of Survival and are letting their minds do the exploring.
2B, 2C and 2F are learning and exploring together. Students are recording their prior knowledge and their noticings and wondering.
This term we have learnt about identity. Students were taught to accept and respect their own identities and other people’s identities too. We have learnt different things about everyone’s identities including language, food and celebration.
The CBL challenge was to respect your own and others identities and as a class we came up with an idea of creating a class mascot teddy bear. Each week it will be sent home with one student that will share everything the bear did with their family over the weekend .
In Grade 2 for Spanish, we learnt a number of phrases that we have been able to integrate together. We learnt how to say ‘Soy de…’ (I’m from…). Learning this gave us the opportunity to express our cultural identities in Spanish in relation to the school topic of ‘Identity’ while also learning a diverse range of countries that use Spanish as their main language.
We also got to learn about different types of transportations, and express which means of transportation would be best suited for specific travelling contexts.
‘We’ve been learning to say our countries in Spanish’ – Tallal (2E)
‘I really enjoyed learning about the different types of transportation’ – Maia (2E)
‘I love saying all the different types of transport, such as moto (motorbike)’ – Justin (2E)
‘We learnt about transportation and how to say where we come from’ – Sama (2G)
‘We learnt how to reply where we are from by saying: “soy de…” ’ – Tyler (2G)
‘We learnt all the different types of transportation in Spanish’ – Lorand (2G)
During Health and Physical Education, we have been focusing on catching and the overhand throw in the last few weeks. We have learnt how to position our hands when catching and the three body positions of the overhand throw – Mr/Miss T, Mr/Miss Strong and Mr/Miss Throw. We have used lots of different equipment to practice our skills with!
On the 14th of March, Aitken Creek Primary School held a ‘Collaborative Art Project’ to celebrate “Who We Are: We Are Artists!” We had a great attendance for the event and were excited to see our families and parents creating art with us and showing off their creative talents! It was such a nice opportunity for us to connect with each other and The Arts!
We continued our project over the next few weeks during our Art sessions, so that everyone in the community had an opportunity to contribute and to explore our artistic skills. What did we learn from this event? That we are all artists!
Our display is now up, and continuing to grow. We are impressed by the uniqueness of everyone’s piece and we can really learn a lot about our schools identities as we explore the individual artworks and connect them together.
Thank you to everyone that attended. We hope you have the opportunity to check out our display near the school library.
Today we have had the Prep-Year 2 Athletics Carnival at our school on the oval. During this event, students participated in many different activities including; Mini Marathon Race Walking, Fun Relays, Ninja Warrior, Egg and Spoon Race, Scarecrow Tiggy and so on. They earned lots of house points for showing the school values of Respect, Responsibility, Teamwork and Achievement. Students also received a participation ribbon at the end of the school day.
In 2B we learned about how to model, read and write three digit numbers in place value. Students created monsters using base 10 blocks. They also represented their numbers in different ways including standard, word and expanded form. Here are some examples of 2B’s wonderful work.
This week we were looking at comparing and ordering two digit and three digit numbers in place value. Some students were trying 4 digit numbers as well to challenge themselves further. We identified bigger and smaller numbers using greater than signs (>) and less than (<). As a follow up activity, students made two digit and three digit numbers using base 10 blocks (also called MAB). They put them side by side and used ice pole sticks to make greater than and less than sign to show which number is bigger/smaller.
This week in Reading, we were focussing on how to compare and contrast two different texts. We read different versions of story ‘Cinderella’ from different cultures and picked two stories to compare and contrast describing the similarities and differences.
Students also chose two different versions of Cinderella and made a Venn diagram to demonstrate their understanding of the texts.