Year 2 Newsletter | Term 3 Week 4

Below is a quick recap of our learning so far and how you can support your child.

English

Students enjoyed an exciting excursion to the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens last week to learn some skills in how to collect information. They also built upon their understanding about where they might find informative texts in their everyday lives when outside of the classroom. Following this experience, students were able to transfer their knowledge whilst investigating informative texts on Kookaburras and Emus this week. Year Two will continue to explore more multimodal information about animals over the coming weeks, as they learn how to write in a variety of sentence types to produce their own informative texts.

How can you support this at home? Ask your child to identify as many non-fiction text features in information books at home. We have been using this helpful poster in class. See if they can explain the difference between imaginative and information texts to you.

Mathematics

This week we have continued to practice our subtraction skills. We have focused on the different strategies we can use to solve subtraction problems and how we can look for information in a word problem. Students have enjoyed learning about the concept of area. We have learnt that area is the amount of space within a shape and have investigated area by using blocks, cards and other items to fill spaces.

How can you support this at home? Ask your child to find how many items can fill an area. For example, how many cards cover the dining table or hw many pieces of Lego does it take to fill the cover of a book? You can discuss this with them by asking what is the area of the table? They can reply with how many cards it took to cover the table.

Geography 

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. We will begin to look at how travelling to another country to experience their culture, people and values gives us a connection to that place.

How can you support this at home? To support their learning, you may wish to discuss with them where you have travelled around the world and show them on a map, discussing the kinds of things that you can do in different parts of the world.

Connecting at AISHK Word Cloud

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Mr Aaron Flugge (Head of Year 2), Mr Andrew Bennett, Mrs Nyssa Tong, Ms Rebecca Lachmund