Category Archives: Performing Arts

WORD MANIA CHALLENGE 2018

Good Morning Year Two Community,

It is that time of year again, the WORD MANIA CHALLENGE is here! We would love to see all students and parents involved in the challenge. We need everyone to jump onto Word Mania and play as many times as you can to build up the highest possible scores. Last year our Year Two students achieved a tenth placing on the National Leaderboard and won some amazing prizes.
Together we can achieve great things, so let’s get playing!

Accessing Word Mania:
Word Mania is accessible on desktop and mobile devices. Simply log in to LiteracyPlanet on desktop and click on the Word Mania icon, or can download the free Word Mania 2018 app (iOS and Android). Students use their LiteracyPlanet login details for Word Mania.

How to Play
Word Mania is an interactive online word building game. Players are given a board of 15 randomly generated letters, and have three minutes to create as many words as they can. Every valid word formed earns points. Longer and more complex words score higher, and scores can be boosted by building valid words consecutively, and using special Gold and Diamond letter tiles. Word building uses various literacy skills: phonemes, morphemes including affixes and plurals, spelling, word recognition, vocabulary and word knowledge. Students can play as many times as they like, and the sum of the highest 50 game scores by at least five students from the same grade will be their school’s score for that year level.

$350,000 in Prizes!

Word Mania Dates:
Practise – Thursday, May 17 – Sunday, July 29.
Competition Round 1- Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3.
Competition Round 2 – Monday, August 6 to Friday, August 10.
Final Round – Wednesday, August 15 to Friday, August 17.

For more information visit: http://www.wordmania.com/au/

 

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.

YEAR 2 BLOG
The Blog can be accessed by using the following link: 
http://acpsyear2.global2.vic.edu.au/
TWITTER
Checkout class tweets by following the links below:

 

2A – https://twitter.com/MrsRushworth

2B – https://twitter.com/Annadavis

2C – https://twitter.com/MrsMladenis

2D – https://twitter.com/tarynashby

2E – https://twitter.com/MissESahin

2F – https://twitter.com/CarlaBarba4

2G –  https://twitter.com/MarissaPapa

 2H – https://twitter.com/MrHamptonACPS

2I – https://twitter.com/MrsFernandesIeu

ACPS – https://twitter.com/AitkenCreekPS

COMPASS
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.

https://aitkencreekps-vic.compass.education/

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

Performing Arts ~ Blue

In Term Four we have been making links to our CBL Big Idea “Environment”. We have created movements to match different animals with different music.  Have explored rhythm paths using ti-ti, taa, and zaa and used these to create our own rhythm patterns and to play along with songs. We have used clapping sticks, xylophones and a variety of percussion instruments. We have also started to read and play music using boom whackers.

 

Specialist Showcase Performing Arts

Wow, what a great night. It was so much fun interacting with the student’s and their families as they participated in a number of Performing Arts activities. Families were able to watch different classes performing on the TV’s, try a number of different drama and music activities, view our amazing talents and experiences on the many posters and create their own movie. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped on the night.

 

 

 

 

Term Three Dance ~ Grevillea

During this term students have been working on their “Curiosity’ in dance.

Each class began the term by creating a list of wonderings. In year 1/2 the students were interested in a variety of dance dancing and curious about how they can use their bodies to express emotions. We started the term off with a focus on Bush Dances, learning a dance called Emus and Kangaroos. This song involved us following a set routine and incorporating animal movements in the dance. Classes 1F, 1J and 1A performed the dance at assembly. We then moved onto how other animals move in dance and created a dance to the Lion King’s ‘Circle of Life’ we had a focus on slow, strong and smooth movements while prentending to be an animal. At the end of each lesson we videoed our routine so we could track our progress and use a variety of self-reflection and feedback tools.

SHARING OUR WONDERINGS

Over the holidays I have been questioned by my three and four year old with some AMAZING wonderings…

Why is a banana not straight?

Why am I taller than John but he’s older than me?

We all have questions and wonderings and we want to hear them!


Share the questions and wonderings that are happening in your household over the holidays and comment below.

I wonder… how many questions we can ask in the ACPS community?

Year 2 Performing Arts

This term we have been focusing on drama and drama skills. These have included voice projection, creating a character, blocking (where we stand, enter and exit a stage) and production tasks such as sound engineer, backdrops, props and costumes. We have been working in small groups to create a play and add our own touches to it, before we film and share these with our Buddy Classes.

 

To prepare for our plays we have also been working on our teamwork and drama skills through warms ups such as “I am a…”, Mime relay and Time Machine were we work as a group to create a scene.

 

With the term fast ending, don’t forget to practise your lines which you can find on Showbie.

Year 2 Communications

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Thank you to all parents, guardians and students that have been viewing our Year 2 Blog. We really appreciate all the feedback and interactions that we have already had in regards to learning experiences within the classrooms. It is great to see numerous comments on posts and these are then shared within the classroom.

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. The wonderful and enthusiastic students contribute 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. These are updated regularly by each grade and specialist teachers.

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YEAR 2 BLOG
The Blog can be accessed by using the following link: 
http://acpsyear2.global2.vic.edu.au/

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TWITTER
Checkout class tweets by following the links below:

2A – https://twitter.com/2A_ACPS_2017

2B – https://twitter.com/MrsFernandesIeu

2C – https://twitter.com/MrsMladenis

2D – https://twitter.com/munro_p

2E – https://twitter.com/MarissaPapa2E

2F – https://twitter.com/MissAlebakis

2G – https://twitter.com/MrsRushworth

 2H – https://twitter.com/CarlaBarba4

ACPS – https://twitter.com/AitkenCreekPS

COMPASS
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.

https://aitkencreekps-vic.compass.education/

We encourage you to reply and give feedback on our posts. We look forward to sharing these in our classrooms.

Kind Regards, Year 2 Teachers

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