Year 2 Newsletter | Term 2 Week 6

This week, although short, has been busy. We have begun rehearsals for our Year 2 assembly next Friday and are excited to share what we have been learning with you. The students have been focusing on the bookabarra challenge and have been reading up a storm collecting books to record into their challenge booklet. Please read about what we have been learning this week and how you can support and get involved in activities at home.

Book Week

This year, Book Week will be held in Term Two, from Monday 12th to Friday 16th June. The annual Book Week dress up day will be Friday 16th June at 8:30am. Further details will be sent closer to the time.


We have continued to learn about persuasive text. Exploring the structure and persuasive language features that are used. We have found rhetorical questions, high modality words and emotive language are used to persuade using language and have begun to write our own pieces of persuasive writing aiming to give reasons and examples for our opinions.

We read The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, in which the wolf tries to convince the reader that he is innocent, even though he ate two of the pigs! We compared and contrasted the traditional tale of the three little pigs with the “True Story”.

What you can do at home: Ask your child to retell The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Ask them what the wolf did in the story? And what they think, do they believe the wolf? Is the wolf a good or bad character?


The study of fractions has continued in class. In addition to understanding halves and splitting collections into two equal groups, they now have a broader understanding of the concept of fractions of a collection. They applied the halving technique they had previously learned to divide a half into quarters and a quarter into eighths. Students discovered fractions of a collection by engaging in some enjoyable hands-on cooperative and independent activities.

What you can do at home: Lego Towers – Visualising the quantities represented by fractions is easier (and a lot more fun) when you use LEGO! Lay your blocks out side by side or build towers. How many different fractions can you build?


We have started looking at chemical science by classifying one material vs a mixture of materials. We will be using this knowledge to describe how the properties of materials change when they are mixed together.

What you can do at home: Find a recipe and cook with your child. Get your child to observe how the properties of the materials change when they are mixed together.

Lynda Lemmon (Head of Year 2), Rose Millington, Nyssa Tong, Jack Wolfreys

Important Dates for Year 2, Term 2
7Friday 9th June - Year Two Assembly
9Book week
Book Parade on Friday- time TBC
10Last day of term
Wednesday 21st June
Primary dismissed 12:00 noon