Year 2

** WELCOME TO YEAR TWO **

Our Year 2 teachers for 2018 are:

  • Georgina McKinnon – 2A (Team Leader)
  • Emma Kovacev- 2B
  • Amy Midson- 2C
  • Poppy Sandillon ~ 2D
  • Alysha Bedford ~ 2E

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Term Three – Week Five

LEGOLAND EXCURSION

Last Thursday the Year 2’s attended an excursion to Legoland! The students participated in a workshop investigating the forces of a spinning top. They predicted and tested the spinning top in several different ways. Following the workshop the students explored Mini Melbourne, the 4D cinema and added their creations to the Underwater Quest. Everyone had a great day and the students were excited to ask their parents to take them back to Legoland as soon as possible!

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Term Two – Week Eight

MRS SARGOOD INCURSION
This week we had a very special visitor come into our classrooms. Her name was Mrs Sargood and she is a teacher from the 19th century. She came and told us what school used to be like during this time. We learnt about students being punished for having dirty hands, faces and uniforms, speaking out of turn, being rude, asking questions or climbing on the furniture. The punishment was being hit over the hands or backside with the cane. We are very thankful that they teachers aren’t allowed to do that now. We also heard the bell that they would ring to begin and finish the school day, looked at old photographs of what uniforms they would wear and what subjects they would learn. Mrs Sargood then let us write with ink, which was an experience. It was very hard to write the letters in the cursive font and messy using the ink. We enjoyed the visit and liked learning what school was like in the past.

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Term Two – Week Seven

MUSIC PERFORMANCE – WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE
This term in Music we have been looking at and learning to make music with water. We have brought in different objects from home and explored the sounds they make when used with water. It has been something that we have really enjoyed and have found very interesting. Ms Maria organised us a performance called ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ to show us that even musicians do use water to create music. The musicians came in and played instruments with and without water, they even used a pipe and rubber thong in the water to make different sounds, high and low. Some of us were asked to assist and help the musicians play music with the water. It was a great performance and very fun!

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Term Two – Week Six

GRANDPARENTS MORNING
This week our grandparents came in to our classrooms to visit and see all of the amazing learning we have been doing. We even asked them a few questions about what school was like when they went so we could compare it to what school is like now. We shared this as a class and together we have found out so much information.

OPERA
We had a very busy Thursday this week. After our Grandparents came and visited our spaces we were lucky to go and watch an Opera performance that was organised by Ms Maria. It was a performance of ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ and we thoroughly enjoyed the show!

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Term Two – Week Four

SWIMMING and Water Safety
The children of Year Two have enjoyed some swimming safety lessons this week using life jackets and learning tips to keep safe in the water and help someone if they are in trouble, as well as jumping from the diving boards. Most of the children were brave to jump and some overcame their fears to have a go. They enjoyed this year’s swimming program.

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Term Two – Week Three

SWIMMING
This week saw the beginning of our two week swimming program. The children have had a great three days of lessons learning and improving their skills in the water with may different swimming strokes. They are already looking forward to next week!!

    

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Term Two – Week One

HARMONY DAY
On Friday April 20th Port Melbourne Primary School celebrated Harmony Day, celebrating all the different cultures we have at school. The Year Two children dressed up in a range of costumes highlighting their culture and background. The students participated in a whole day of fun cultural themed activities planned and run by the Year Six students, before eating their lunch in the beautiful sunshine with the rest of the school. The Year Two children had an excellent day and can’t wait to do it all again next Harmony Day!

 

 

 

 

 

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Term One – Week Eight

SCIENCE INCURSION
Over the term, the children have been focusing on ‘How the World around us Changes’, specifically focusing on the stars, the moon, day and night, the seasons and the clouds. This week we had an incursion where we all went inside a discovery dome and explored the skies through a 3D experience, finding out more interesting facts about what happens in the sky and the changes we see. The Children all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

         

RIDE2SCHOOL DAY
On Friday of Week Eight, the school participated in Ride2School day. The children in Year Two got creative, dressed up and decorated their bikes, scooters and skateboards, participating in a parade, enjoying some fresh fruit and even coffees for the adults. It was a super fun morning and the children all enjoyed being active!

    

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Term One – Week Three

The children in Year Two have settled well into their new classes and classrooms and have had a fabulous start to the new school year. They are all getting into routines, getting used to their new split timetable they are on and are looking forward to the year ahead.

                 

The  following link is the a PDF file of the PowerPoint presentation from Tuesday nights Parent Information Session. A big thank you to all of those parents that were able to attend the night.

Yr2 Parent Infomation Evening PowerPoint

 

How you can help support your child at home with their reading:

Parent_Pipeline ~ Back Up and Reread
Parent_Pipeline ~ Ask Questions throughout the Reading Process
Parent Pipeline ~ Use Text Features
Parent Pipeline ~ Use Prior Knowledge to connect with text
Parent Pipeline ~ Compare and contrast within and between text
Parent_Pipeline ~ Summarize Text; Main Events
Parent_Pipeline ~ Retell the Story Parent_Pipeline ~ Monitor and Fix Up
Parent_Pipeline ~ Determine and Analyze Author’s Purpose
Parent Pipeline ~ Use Main Idea and Supporting Details to Determine Importance
Parent Pipeline ~ Recognize and Explain Cause-and-Effect Relationships
Parent Pipeline ~ Predict What Will Happen; Use Text to Confirm
Parent Pipeline ~ Make a Picture or Mental Image Parent Pipeline ~ Infer and support with evidence

Fun websites to help your child at home:

http://www.math.com/parents/articles/mathhome.html
http://www.mathsisfun.com/
http://au.ixl.com/math/year-2
http://www.mathletics.com.au/
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/discipline/english/Pages/handwriting.aspx
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/parents/involve/Pages/literacynum.aspx
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/