Welcome to our first fortnightly newsletter of Term Four. Within our newsletters, we will aim to give you updates on our recent learning, share some images of the things we have been doing in class and also send general reminders about upcoming events.
Through an exploration of chosen texts, students in Year Two have been developing their understanding of the features of informative texts. We began by asking students to choose their own examples of information texts from the library, which focused on topics of personal interest for them. Over the last couple of weeks, students have used these texts when examining key informative text features such as headings, subheadings, captions, diagrams, maps and much more.
Students are now busily putting together their own information texts using all of their new knowledge. The Year Two teachers have been very impressed with their chosen topics and also the way they have confidently demonstrated how to create this type of text.
During the last two weeks, our Mathematics lessons have had a focus on money. Starting with an investigation into Australian currency, students looked to use different combinations of coins and notes to create desired totals. They went on to look at how to give change in real life situations. In our Year Two Cafe, students had the opportunity to work with Hong Kong currency to place orders, calculate totals and give change.
This term, students have been investigating living things. We began by exploring the differences between living and non-living things with students identifying many examples of each. After investigating the needs shared by all living things, students planted their own sunflower seeds. The purpose of this activity is to find out about how living things change as they grow. Over the coming weeks, we will be keeping diaries of how our plants change as they grow. Students have also looked at the life cycles of mammals, insects, and other living organisms to learn more about why offspring sometimes look different from their parents when they are young.
On Friday 23rd October, AISHK will be celebrating Chinese Day. On this special day, we will be acknowledging the value of Chinese culture and language at AISHK. Students are invited to come to school in a Chinese themed outfit of their choice. We are sure that it will be a wonderful day and an exciting end to the week.