We enjoyed the return of mufti days this week. Everyone was so excited to dress as an Olympic athlete, enjoy the sausage sizzle and even visit the Olympic Village! Students are already looking forward to another mufti day in Term 4.
Students have continued exploring a variety of non-fiction texts and have begun crafting their own, using subheadings and other informative text features such as labelled diagrams. We wonder if your child could show you at home an informative text and point out some of the text features they have been learning about?
Year 2 Students have also been looking at sentence structure. They have revised sentences to their simplest form to identify that a sentence requires a subject and a verb. They are now building on this knowledge to include using conjunctions to make compound sentences. The main conjunctions we have been focusing on are: and, but, so and yet.
During weeks three and four, we have been learning more about ‘Subtraction’ and ‘Area’. We have looked at ‘Subtraction’ using an open number line, subtraction without regrouping and subtraction with regrouping. Regrouping with concrete materials assists students in the early years to understand how and why we move units between place value columns.
In ‘Area’, we have been looking at informal and formal units, measuring common objects using our bodies. Hands and feet have been used to measure the area of a book or floor space. Desks, rugs and floor spaces have been measured using regular shaped paper squares.
During the next two weeks, we will explore ‘Multiplication’ and ‘Volume’. Please note in Year 2 we investigate multiplication through the practice of making arrays and repeated addition, as well as being able to skip count.
Over the past two weeks, we have been busy learning about the world and how it is organised. We have started to explore how the world is connected as we begin to uncover how people are connected to the places where they live. It has been wonderful to see so many images of our students on their past travels. We have been looking at how travelling to another country to experience their culture, people and values gives us a connection to that place.
Year 2 Team
Melissa Brown (Head of Year 2), Joshua Aghion, Andrew Bennett, Rebecca Lachmund
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