Category Archives: 2D

Year Two Sleepover

Yesterday, we had a sleepover after school. We got changed into casual clothes and had afternoon tea.

After that, we had a scavenger hunt. The teachers had activities that we needed to complete so that we could collect all 9 stamps. It was a lot of fun!

Shylah: My favourite part was the scavenger hunt. We watched a movie called Paddington 2.

Paul: My first one was the jumping jacks. My second one was running in the gym. I collected all of the 9 stamps!

Devika: We could get 9 stamps to win. My favourite activity was Mr Hampton’s activity.

Next up, we chose different activities for rotations.

Milind: I did the basketball activity with Mrs Caccianiga.

Lakshmeet: I went to Just Dance.

Benny: My favourite part was basketball because we played against each other.

Ahmed: My favourite part was Just Dance.

Shortly afterwards, we had our dinner!

Avneet: At dinner time, we ate fish and chips. Some were vegetarian and ate the veggie patty.

After dinner, we cleaned up  and we had icy poles afterwards.

Harry: We had icy poles and it was good. I got blackberry flavour.

Olivia: My favourite parts were the scavenger hunt and the icy poles.

When it was late, we set up our sleeping bags, changed into pyjamas and brushed our teeth to get ready for bed. We watched a movie.

Aish: When we slept, the floor was really hard so I didn’t sleep properly.

Benadee: I liked watching the movie.

Sadika: We got to change our clothes and sleep. After we slept, we woke up in the morning and then we ate some breakfast and some juice. The teachers were making food for us.

Sink or Swim Incursion

Dear parents and carers,

Today we had a life guard come to our school to talk to us about water safety. Here are some of the things we learned:

We were learning what’s safe in the water. – Shylah

We were learning about whenever we drown, how people can help you. – Sadika

We learned that when we’re at the beach and we’re swimming, we have to be between the red and yellow flags. – Ahmed

You can be a good swimmer to go in the deep end and go surfer. – Mert

If you’re going surfing, you should surf between the white and black flags. – Aish

If there’s a big problem in the water, they close the beach and you will see a red and white flag. – Devika

If the beach is closed down because there are dangerous animals. They put the red and white flag. – Milind

We also learned that an 18 year old can supervise children. – Avneet

The light blue water is where you should stay because it’s shallow. The dark blue water is deep so you shouldn’t go there. – Merza

If there’s no flags, you can’t swim there because it’s dangerous. – Sia

Thanks for reading!

Grade 2C and Mrs Mladenis


Persuasive Writing in 2D

Over the past few weeks we have been learning about persuasive writing. We have learnt that persuade means to try and convince someone to do something or believe something. Some of things we have noticed in persuasive texts so far are paragraphs, reasons, opinions, inclusive language, high modality words and evidence.

The other day we got into groups and wrote a letter to Miss Ashby and Miss Laura trying to persuade them to give us 10 minutes of free learning time. It was super tough competition as every group came up with lots of persuasive reasons.  Well done to Aarush, Caitlin and Yousif for convincing Miss Ashby and Miss Laura that they deserved free learning time. Later that day they got to enjoy their reward!2D

Sharing our Treasures

This years book week theme is ‘Find your treasure’. As part of the book week celebrations, we met up with our buddy class today. We shared books that we treasure with each other. We then created treasures chests and put things in it that our buddies and ourselves treasure. What do you treasure?


Recycling Technology

Today we read the text ‘Christopher’s Bicycle’. It was about a boy who collected other people’s old technology, that they no longer had a use for, and then recycled it into a new piece of technology. Using our understandings developed from this text, we followed the design process to plan our own piece of technology. Check out some of our creative designs below:


Start Smart Incursion

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


Word Mania

Hi everyone,

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

How do people live differently based on their access to technology?

This week, we have been exploring how people live different lifestyles based on their accessibility to technology. We have been reading a text called ‘Handa’s Surprise’ which is set in a Kenyan village. We have compared the technology we have access to, to that Handa has access to in the text.

Handa’s community carries babies in their clothes. I would carry a baby in a pram – Daksh

Handa carries tangerines in a basket on her head, but I would carry them in a bag – Rehat

We have been given a picture of a setting from another country. We have identified the technology we notice in the setting and then have drawn a picture of that same setting in our own life. This has helped use to identify the similarities and differences between different communities and the technology they have access to.


Power through Gaming and Systems

Today we were exposed to a range of provocations around the Big Idea of Power. The first provocation we participated in was with Mr Hampton and Miss Ashby. The activities were based around gaming and systems. We played many different games including: Hopscotch, Dominoes, Elastics, Marbles, Quoits, Pick-up Sticks and Pinball. We also got to experiment with the Littlebits and Beebots. We had lots of fun and it has got us wondering….. How do games relate to power? Do you know how?

2D & 2H