Category Archives: Creative Arts

Year 2 Communications

Thank you to all parents, guardians and students for such a wonderful transition into Year 2, 2018. We really appreciate all the support and interactions that we have already had in regards to learning experiences within the classrooms.

We highly encourage all family members to be involved in your child’s learning throughout the year. To do this we have a range of communication methods that you can access for each class. Our wonderful and enthusiastic students will contributing to these with their work, feedback and photos displaying the learning they have been involved in. We would love if you could access these and look through them as a family to discuss the learning experiences. Class teachers and specialist teachers update these regularly.

The Blog can be accessed by using the following link:
Checkout class tweets by following the links below:


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Compass is also used to send out reminders about important events coming up. The Year 2 teachers put up a Compass post to encourage parents to check out new Blog posts.

We encourage you and the wider community to reply and give feedback on our posts. We look forward to sharing these in our classrooms and to have parents involved makes it even more special. This allows us to be connected and gives you an insight into our learning experiences.

Kind Regards, Year 2 Teachers

Welcome to the Year 2 Blog, 2018!

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Welcome to the Year 2 blog! Here we will share with you all the amazing learning and fun that has been taking place both inside and outside our classrooms.

We encourage students, parents, grandparents and carers to regularly visit and make comments on our blogs. Please be sure to use first names only to maintain privacy.

Our individual class blogs will help the students learn many important skills, like communicating safely and appropriately in online environments, writing posts, revising and editing, uploading images and files, communicating with others and much more.

This year the Year 2 team consists of nine grades.

2A – Mrs Rushworth

2B – Miss Davis

2C – Mrs Mladenis

2D – Miss Ashby

2E – Miss Sahin

2F – Miss Barba

2G – Miss Papargiris

 2H – Mr Hampton

2I – Mrs Fernandes

These grades will work collaboratively and independently throughout the year. Please make sure to stay connected and keep up communications on posts so that we can share these in the classroom. Your involvement and interaction is an important element to bridging communications from school to home.

Kind Regards,
Year 2 Teachers

Perspective drawing- environments

In 2G we have been very busy this term learning about one point perspective drawing. We created perspective landscape drawings using coloured pencils and learnt about using vanishing points in our drawings. We think that our skills have improved heaps using this technique and we hope to explore more perspective drawing skills in the future. What do you think of our environments?

birds in the environment- recycled collage

In term four 2G have been exploring collage using different recycled materials to make artworks of nesting birds. In spring we see a lot of nesting birds in our environment around the school. This inspired our collages and we think they are very beautiful. How can you help birds survive in their environment? The prep classes made feeders in term two to help them survive. Our collages are also environmentally friendly as they have been made out of 100% recycled materials. We love using things we find in our resource rescue box to make Artworks.

Water and the environment

In Year One and Two we have been looking at how the water from drains affects the water in our oceans and bays. We read the book “I Only Drain Rain” and designed out own water awareness posters. We hope that they will make people think about the environment and stop littering.

All of us can make a difference by collecting rubbish and making sure that we never throw anything on the streets that can end up in the drains.

We hope they inspire you to make a difference.

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.

Art Gallery – Specialist Showcase!

Were you at the Specialist Showcase last week?! It was a huge success and was fantastic to see so many parents coming down with us to see the highlights of our specialist classes. Hopefully you had a look at the Gallery while you were there because we had a great showcase of student work ranging from Term 1 to Term 3. It was like walking through a sea of colour and creativity! If you didn’t get a chance to see the gallery, or you want to see some of it again, check out the gallery pictures in this blog. There’s also some great pictures of some of us and our parents enjoying the art activities. It was pretty busy at times in the art rooms, so hopefully everyone who came a long had a chance to participate. Grade 1s and 2s had already done the activities in Miss Kirk’s room, so they were great teachers on the night to those of us that hadn’t done them before! In Miss Thomas’ room, there was painting happening for a secret picture, which she will shortly be revealing! Please enjoy these pictures!


Curious about paint effects

This term we have been curious about making different effects with paint. We tried blowing it, spinning it, pouring it and scraping it.

The art works below are made using a salad spinner. We made predictions about what would happen when we put the ink in the spinner and then gave it a spin. We think the effects are amazing.

When we finished spinning our work we used markers to draw contour lines around the shapes that the spinner had made. The ink made swirling shapes and patterns and even mixed together to make new colours. We hope you enjoy our work.