Tuesday 7th June 2016
Year 2 Pizza Lunch
Thursday 9th June 2016
Dragon Boat Public Holiday
Friday 10th June 2016
BHS CPD Day (School closed)
Tuesday 14th June 2016
Year 3 Bake Sale
Year 2 Pizza Lunch will be happening on Tuesday 7th June.
This week the children have continued learning about the different continents and oceans, they have been creating their own lapbooks full of lots of information. The children have been enjoying their Information Literacy lessons with Ms Jeves, who has been working with the children on the determining importance comprehension key. They have been using their metacognitive skills by using De Bono’s blue thinking hat during library rotations and white thinking hat in UoI.
People record the features of places and environments in different ways to help us make sense of the world we live in.
Lines of Inquiry
- The variety of places and environments around the world. (form)
- The ways people record geographical features on maps (function)
- The relationship of our location to other parts of the world (connection)
Over the next two weeks the children will continue and finish their work on their lapbook. They will then start to gather and collect information about different cities and countries within a continent. They will compile a special fact file with their information using their research skills. They will be using different sources to gather this information from child friendly search engines to Atlases and books on different countries from the library. The children will be looking and inquiring into the different places and environments around the world. They will be looking at different types of maps and the features of these maps.
Measurement involves comparing, ordering and sequencing objects and events
The children have been inquiring into the ways different objects can be measured using formal unit and knowing how to choose the appropriate tool to measure. Each class has been looking at a different aspect of measurement and over the next couple of weeks will cover; length, mass and capacity. They have been introduced to estimating and are able to make sensible estimates using familiar units as a reference.
We have introduced the children to persuasive writing, in particular how advertisements can persuade. We will be using the advertisements the children have brought in and comparing and contrasting the features on the advertisements. The children will look at the pictures and wording used to try to influence individuals.
We will continue our work with Ms Jeves and using De Bono’s 6 thinking hats to determine the following during our Information Literacy lessons.
- Process- What thinking is needed?
- Feelings- How do I feel about this?
- Benefits- Why is this a good idea?
- Facts- What do I need to find out?
- Creativity-What new ideas are possible?
- Caution- What problems could arise?
We will continue to revise all of our sounds we have learned in Year 2. (ar/au/or/air/ear/ure).
2A Tianne Leung
2F Aidan Chow
2M Madan Chhetri
P.E. Eddie Habel Ferreira
I.C.T Mason Chau
Spelling homework is given out weekly. Our final spelling test of Year 2 will be on Friday 17 June.
Children continue to bring home one book per night to read with an adult. If they do not complete the book in one night, they are able to bring this home to read the following night. Please ensure that you are leaving a comment about your child’s reading in their reading journal. In June your child’s class teacher will continue the final assessment of your child’s reading in Year 2. Therefore the colour of their reading may change before the end of term. We ask that you please be patient as we complete the final assessments as it can be quite time consuming.
Library Book Bag
Please make sure your child has their book bag and library books on the correct day.
Children are taken by their class teacher to the front steps at 2:55pm daily, to allow them to leave the building in a safe manner before 3:00pm which is when the Y4-6 classes are dismissed. Please ensure you are there for 2:55pm to pick up your child. Thank you.
Learning Centre Parent /Family Borrowing
As you will have seen in the school newsletter it is now possible for parents, younger children and other family members to borrow from our library. By registering for a family borrowing card you can borrow two books from any section of the library, including the new Parent Collection which contains books about healthy living, behaviour management, fun art activities and days out for children in Hong Kong.
The library is open for family borrowing at these times:
To register for a family borrowing card please complete the form found on the school website’s communications page.
For any questions please contact Emily Jeves; email@example.com
Every week at Beacon Hill we have ‘Fruity Friday’. Children are asked to bring a piece of fruit as their healthy snack.