This term we have learnt to use marbling ink to decorate geometric forms. We created the paper using special inks that change the way they behave when you combine them with water. Watching the colours swirl and change shape was really exciting to watch when we added them to water. We then dipped our paper into the ink to make the paper that we decorated our geometric forms with. We learnt that every geometric shape can be constructed into a form and learnt the names of many of them. There were pyramids, hexagons, cubes and many more. Can you name a few?
In term four we have learnt about a frogs life cycle and how the change from a tadpole into a frog. We created these amazing frog puppets which we coloured using pencils to capture their form and features. We learnt about tonal drawing and layering colours to complete out puppets.
This year we have learnt about the artworks of Henri Matisse who was a very famous 20th century French artist. When Matisse became very old and sick he could not stand up and paint at an easel any more so he created a new way to paint his designs. He called it “painting with scissors”.
We created collages just like Matisse using bright colours and shapes. We learnt about design elements and principles such as contrasts, balance and space.
We think they are very cheerful and hope you love them.
Dear parents and carers,
During the past two days, Grade Two students have had the opportunity to attend the Start Smart incursion.
Benny: I learned the teacher was a superhero.
Shylah: I learned different types of money.
Armaan: I learned the 50 cent coin and the $2 coin.
Japtesh: I learned all the animals on the coins.
Avneet: I learned to total the money.
Milind: I learned how to save money. I learned to save money in your wallet.
Jannat: I was holding up a poster of things you need and things you want.
Aish: Speed to your needs, wait for your wants.
Paul: I learned types of ways to save money.
Olivia: I learned where to put your money. A good place to put your money is in the bank.
Thanks for reading!
From Grade 2C and Mrs Mladenis
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
What an amazing day it was today for Year 2 students, who had the opportunity to explore a variety of provocations relating to
‘The POWER of Technology’.
In the first part of our session, 2B and 2E we focused on Power Sources and Technology. Students were able to tune in to the topic by reading books and viewing videos about different power sources.
For the second part of our session, students made paper windmills and created kites. They were able to make connections to wind power through the creation of the windmills and kites.
In the final session of the day, students created a reflection on their learning. Students focused on their favorite activities throughout the day and why they though technology is powerful.
Jiya 2B: I really enjoyed watching videos of people dancing from the 1950’s and I could hear that the music was plain.
Curtis 2B: I created a kite using string and paper. I had to run in the direction of the wind to help my kite fly.
Paramveer 2E: When playing old games like pixie sticks and marbles, I was curious because we always plays games on ipads now
Ayaan 2E: We made windmills today because there are places that use windmills to create energy to make electricity.
We hope you enjoyed reading our post!
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.