Category Archives: 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

Welcome back to Term 3!

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.

Lunch boxes:
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. 

Writing Seeds:
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.

2018 P-2 ACPS Student iPad App List 

The Year Two Teachers are super excited to be back and we look forward to seeing all your smiling faces Monday morning, ready to learn and to follow our curiosities.



Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all having an amazing holiday break! I had to share the AMAZING news after checking the current scores on Word Mania.

Even though we are still in the practise rounds we are absolutely shining and putting in our best efforts. Well done to everyone that has managed to log on and have a game during the holiday period.

Remember the more we practise the more experience and skill we will have when it comes to the first round of competition. Not only will it help us in the competition but it will also help us as learners with our spelling!

Below is an update on our position on the National and Regional Leaderboard! 

Yes, you read that correctly! We are FIRST on the National Leaderboard and FIRST on the Regional Leaderboard!

You should all be super proud of your efforts and I am so excited to see what the competition holds for us.

Keep up the hard work and make sure you have a lot of fun playing Word Mania.

Enjoy the rest of your holidays!

** Comment below and tell us your high score or bonus point successes. Let’s all celebrate our wonderful efforts!**

CBL Solutions

This week, we have been working super hard on our CBL solutions! Our challenge for this Term is to ‘Showcase our Discovery’. Throughout the Term, we have been investigating our own questions, in an area of interest, to form our personal discoveries. We have researched our information using books and websites. We have developed our knowledge of the features of non-fiction texts through using books, and have built on our digital citizenship skills by using keyword searches and through evaluating the trustworthiness of websites. After collecting all our research, we have begun creating a display of our discovery in a format of our choice. We will showcase our discoveries to our grade 5 buddy class next week!