Category Archives: 2C

CERES Excursion

On the 14th of November, Grade 2A, B, C and D went to CERES Environmental Park for an excursion.

North, east, south, west. That’s the way the wind blows. We can blow bubbles and we can also pick up leaves and drop them to see which way the wind goes. – Krew, Maddy and Sarah

Birds feed their babies by getting worms. Birds use their wings to fly. Magpies swoop people in breeding season. When the magpies are angry, they are ready to attack. Birds build nests to lay eggs. Owls sleep in the day and wake up at night. Birds have sharp claws. – Inkido, Aram and Shahwaiz

In the community garden, there were flowers. That means that fruit or vegetables are going to grow. Some people said it was a food maze. There were lots of plants growing and food like pumpkins, tomatoes, carrots and apples. Everyone could take some fruit or vegetables if they grow it there. – Joel and Zahira

Worms eat compost and then they poop out the compost into dirt to make worm castings. Worm castings mean worm poo. Worms have saddles. When the saddles come off, the baby worms come out. – Hannah, Emma and Maha

We are going to tell you about insects from CERES. When we were digging in the dirt, we found slaters, centipedes and worms. When we were holding the worms, it felt slimy and ticklish. When we saw the worm, we thought it was a girl but then Luke said worms are both girls and boys. We dug and dug and we found a worm and spiders. – Alana, Olivia and Enes

Yesterday we got bird food. We waited for Kim to pour chicken feed into the palms of our hands. We all threw the chicken feed at the rooster and chickens. However, they didn’t eat their dinner because they were probably not hungry.  – Rayshan, Saad, Virraj and Riaz

We learned a lot and had so much fun.

From Grade 2C

Fossil Fuels

Hi everyone,

In grade 2C, we have been learning about where energy comes from. Today Mrs Mladenis read a passage about fossil fuels. We listened out for key words and then used sketchnoting to take notes about what we found out about fossil fuels.

Here are some examples of our awesome sketchnotes:

By Grade 2C and Mrs Mladenis

Maddy’s little lamb

Hi everyone,

Maddy’s mum brought Chops the lamb to school. A few of us had never seen a lamb in real life before. We were super excited! We asked Maddy lots of questions before Chops arrived on the oval. We found out that Chops is not even a  year old yet. He will grow up to be a ram with horns. Chops likes to play hide and seek. He drinks formula because he doesn’t have any teeth yet. Chops was the cutest thing ever! He licked some people, jumped onto Joel and chased Virraj around on the oval.

Thank you to Maddy’s mum for bringing Chops to Aitken Creek Primary School.

From Grade 2C and Mrs Mladenis

CBL Provocations

Hi everyone,

Today Grade 2C were exploring provocations to spark our interests in the Big Idea ‘Energy’. We brought in anything  related to energy and put it on our provocations table to share with the class.

Emma made a model of a treadmill. You use energy when you exercise.

Gurchet brought in a digital diary that needs 3 batteries.

Lots of children brought in toy cars. Cars need energy to take us to places.

Hannah pretended she was ironing her jacket.

We explored the items and wrote down our connections and prior knowledge about them in our Energy Journals. You can have a look at these on our iPads in Book Creator. There were some things that were new to us and we wrote questions about them. We look forward to finding out more about ‘Energy’ soon.

Grade 2C and Mrs Mladenis

The Teleporter….

BREAKING NEWS!!!

Since all the year 2 students participated in the Commonwealth Bank Start Smart program we all received amazing VR headsets!!

The Teleporter Adventures is an expansion of CommBank’s award winning financial educational program Start Smart, which over the last 8 years has serviced more than 2 million students right around Australia.

The storybook, Sammy the Space Koala (downloadable PDF), teaches children the difference between a ‘need’ and a ‘want’ through an epic space adventure. At 3 different points during the book, users will be asked to ‘Teleport’ into the story using ‘The Teleporter Adventures’ app and a virtual reality headset. The virtual reality setting can also be turned off to allow the app to be experienced as a full-screen interactive game.

We hope you enjoy your Teleporter Adventures!

Curious about paint textures

This term we have used a variety of painting techniques to create different effects. We experimented with a many paint tools such as stamps, stencils, scrapers, and brushes to see what kinds of effects we could create with acrylic paint. Acrylic paint is thick so we were able to use it in many different ways to create all sorts of visual effects. When our paint dried we used our paper to make some amazing paper sculptures by cutting it into twirls and then making different shapes with it. do you like what we came up with?

Curious about paint effects.

This term we have been exploring different ways to use paint. To begin with we had to come up with ideas for our pictures that we could make by blowing paint. Many of the ideas were really clever, people drew Volcanos, rain, comets, and rockets. Once we had drawn out pictures we coloured them using oil pastels and then used paint and straws to create the blowing effects. To finish them off we used markers to draw around the contours of the paint to create the feeling of movement. We hope you enjoy our work.

Specialist showcase- Artrooms

We were so happy to see so many families come to see the work of students on display at the Specialist Showcase this year. Parents and students were able to come into the Art rooms and participate in a variety of activities such as mindfulness Mandala colouring, Pop Art murals painting, bubble art and experimental painting using mineral paper and inks. Everyone had a great time spending time together and making some very creative Art. Some of the Pop Art Murals from the night of the showcase still need some work. If you want to help finish them come to Art club during blue school timetable at lunchtime and give us a hand to finish them. See below for the pictures of what kids and families created.