Spelling Task – Week 6 and 7

 As we head into Week 6, please click on the link below to access and print off the spelling task. This spelling task is for those families who wish to practice the phonic focus of the week. Please take note that the phonic focus is cious and tious for the next two weeks. This task will see students through for Week 6 and Week 7.
A new task will be posted for Week 8, so please stay tuned.

Excursion Note

Grade 2 students are going to Melbourne Museum, as part of our Integrated Unit ‘Mighty Minibeasts’. Students will be watching the ‘Mighty Micromonsters’ documentary at IMAX, as well as having time to explore related exhibitions at the museum. We are all really excited and cannot wait to go! Please find the excursion note attached below.

For any further questions/concerns, please see your child’s classroom teacher.

 

Excursion Imax and Musuem Grade 2 2017-2lkv1vy

Spelling Task – Week 4

As we head into Week 4, please click on the link below to access and print off the spelling task. This spelling task is for those families who wish to practice the phonic focus of the week. Please take note that the phonic focus has changed from “er” to silent beginning consonants (kn, gn, wr).

A new task will be posted every week, so please stay tuned.

 

Spelling Task Week 4 Sheet 1-1bkpef6

Spelling Task Week 4 Sheet 2-ur4s5w

Messenger Dogs Puppet Show

On Tuesday, we were lucky enough to have a special puppet show called Messenger Dogs – Tales of WW1. Students were introduced to three Messenger dogs by the names of Trick, Bullet and Nell. Their tales of courage, determination, endurance and mate ship on the frontline in WW1 was nothing short of brilliant. The students all really seemed to enjoy the show, with some even close to tears (along with a few of the teachers).

At the end of the session, it was great to see so many students asking questions to the puppeteers about the dogs and WW1.  We found out that dogs had many jobs in such as Red Cross dogs, transport dogs, guard dogs, messenger dogs and even telephone dogs.

Please see below for photos of students enjoying this session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honeycomb Minibeasts

This week, Grade 2 students participated in a craft activity related to our integrated topic, “How to make honeycomb minibeasts” as part of a language experience for writing. Some of us made beetles, whilst others made ladybugs or snails. It was fun to do something creative and crafty!

In the coming weeks, we will be writing a recount retelling our experience using time connectives and ensuring we follow the correct structural and language features. Please see below for photos of students during the session.

 

Community Helper Visit

This week, students in the Grade 1 and 2 were treated to a special visit from St. Johns Ambulance as part of our Integrated Topic. Students learnt some basic first aid including:
  • What is an emergency and what isn’t
  • What to do for a nose bleed, burn or snake bite
  • What it means to be conscious and unconscious
  • What number to call for an emergency
The session was wonderful and full of real life skills that students may need to use in emergency situations. Students seem to especially enjoy the game at the end and CHarlotte playing an unconscious mum! Everyone was sent home with some goodies including a colouring book, a certificate of attainment, and a sticker.