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Date:

14/12/16

2AR Literacy Friends Visit!!!

This year, the students of 2AR have participated in the Literacy Friends Program which involved writing to a big friend from our partner the City of Port Phillip Council.  We have been exchanging letters all year sharing news and stories with each other.  On Monday 2AR went to the City of Port Phillip Council to visit their […]

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Date:

08/12/16

Matsuri Day

Celebrating the Japanese Culture on Matsuri Day! We completed many activities from making gyrocopters to carp flags to participating in a traditional tea ceremony! We had a lot of fun with the chop stick race and the drumming was amazing! What a fabulous day the Grade 2’s had!!      

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Date:

29/11/16

Yr 2 Sustainability Expo!!

Today the Grade 2s ran a Sustainability Expo about natural resources, as part of our ‘Friends of the Earth’ unit. They spent a long time researching and learning about different natural resources and became an expert in one of them. This was their chance to teach others. The Grade 1s came in to visit and […]

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Date:

10/11/16

Learning about Sustainability

The Grade 2s have been lucky enough to have Anabel, our resident Sustainability specialist, to visit us over the past few weeks. We have learnt about Water and the water cycle. We have discussed biodiversity and discovered what living things we have living around our school. Today we learnt about energy. The students have discovered what […]

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Date:

07/11/16

Swimming!

It is that time of the year again. Swimming is upon us and starts tomorrow! What the students need to bring: towel, bathes (put on in the morning before school, for girls can be put on half way), goggles, normal school uniform and shoes, bag to put everything in. Please make sure that everything is […]

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Date:

27/10/16

Fractions Are Equal Shares

In Grade 2 we are exploring fractions by identifying equal shares in many different contexts such as collections, shapes, time and money.  The students will understand that wholes can be different and that a fraction is an equal share of a whole.  These photos show this exploration at different stations around the classroom.  Students worked […]

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Date:

11/10/16

Term 4 and the Melbourne Museum and IMAX excursion

Welcome back to Term 4 everyone! Today was a very knowledge-filled day! The grade 2s ventured into the city to the Melbourne Museum and IMAX. This term we are focusing on Sustainability and what we can do to help keep our Earth healthy.  In the museum, we saw many exhibits, including Dynamic Earth and 600 […]

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Date:

12/09/16

2AR’s Literacy Friend Visit

On Friday last week 2AR had a visit from their Literacy Friends who work at the City of Port Phillip Council.  The Literacy Friends Program encourages literacy skills because children have a real live ‘friend’, much like a pen pal, to write to.  We have exchanged several letters with our Literacy Friends this year and […]

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Date:

09/09/16

Junior School Olympics!!

The Year 2s have been learning about the significance of the Olympic games. Over the term they had to design a new game with their teams. They had to consider the aim, rules, how much space they need and equipment. Each class was assigned a different skill that they needed to incorporate into their game […]

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Date:

02/09/16

Striking Word Choices in Writing

For the past few weeks, the Grade 2s have been turning up the volume on Word Choice, one of the 6 traits of writing. We have been reading Roald Dahl’s The BFG to get inspiration for our writing. We have discussed how Roald Dahl makes good word choices to describe his characters, setting and events. […]

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