Year 2 Newsletter | Term 3 Week 8

Dear Year 2 Parents,

Thank you all for your participation in Student-Led Conferences last Friday. It was wonderful to see you all in person and be able to discuss your child’s learning together.

Please find below, an overview of our recent and upcoming learning. 

English

We have begun the process of choosing an animal each student would like to research for their informative writing pieces and have spent some time in the library preparing how to select appropriate sources to guide them. They will be preparing their facts in the coming lessons and planning their final assessment using the skills and knowledge they have acquired about informative writing this term. We look forward to their amazing posters displaying non-fiction text features as their final product.

Maths

We have been working on ‘Capacity’ and ‘Fractions’, looking at halves, quarters and eighths. Fractions can be a challenging concept for some students in the early years. Parents can assist by discussing fractions, particularly when cutting food into equal proportions for the family or splitting groups of objects into equal parts. Using the language of fractions can help to enhance understanding. Comparing equivalent fractions such as 2/4, 4/8, ½ will assist students to understand the relationships between fractions. Capacity is the amount of liquid or gas that can be held in total in a container whereas volume is the amount actually in a container. Children should also have discussions on everyday items in the home in relation to capacity and how ‘full or empty’ a container is. Fractions can be combined to describe the volume of containers, such as the bottle is ¾ full or ½ empty. Next week we are combining our developing maths skills in the AISHK kitchen.

Geography

This week, Year 2 had a special visit from two Cathay Pacific Pilots (Matthew and Kota’s dads). It was great to have the whole year together in the Auditorium for an event as the Year 2 students learned about navigation, flying, visiting different continents and asked all of their great questions. Students were entertained with examples from Pokemon Go as they learned about time, direction and orientation when navigating from one place to another. A big thank you to Captain Waldron and Senior First Officer Russell for their time and expertise supporting the Geography learning of Year 2 students.

Best wishes,

Year 2 Team

Melissa Brown (Head of Year 2), Joshua Aghion, Andrew Bennett, Rebecca Lachmund

Primary Office: primaryoffice@aishk.edu.hk