Tuesday 27th November – Mandarin Parent/Teacher Consultations
Friday 30th November – 2K assembly 9:00am in the school hall.
Tuesday 4th December – Year 2 Pizza lunch
Thursday 6th December– PTA disco
Friday 7th December – BHS Well-Being Day
Wednesday 12th December – Christmas Concert 7pm – If your child is in the Junior Choir, you do not need to buy them a ticket
Friday 14th December – Last day of Term 1….12pm finish
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Unit of Inquiry
This week the children listened carefully as Mr Lowe discussed the problems of incinerating rubbish. He then went on to demonstrate the effect of burning rubbish with a model of an incinerator.
They also completed their summative task of writing a letter about green choices they want to make to help the environment.
In Maths, the children have continued to use the jump strategy to solve a range of different subtraction and addition word problems.
In English, the children have continued using a range of comprehension strategies while self-monitoring when reading.
Central idea: People show events are important through celebrations and traditions.
Lines of inquiry
- Features of traditions and celebrations (form)
- Why people celebrate (causation)
- Similarities and differences between different celebrations (connection)
Next week the children will start to think about days which are special to them and how they celebrate different occasions.
Please send in a photo of your child involved in a celebration of importance to your family.
They will also start clay sessions with Ms Cassie and extra music sessions with Mr Gibson.
The children in 2K are still learning the song below for their assembly.
Measurement involves comparing, ordering and sequencing objects and events
Lines of inquiry:
- Read and write the time to the hour and half hour.
- Identify and record dates of events on a calendar.
- Name and order the months of the year and seasons.
The children will be completing a pre-assessment about time. They will start to look at reading times on a clock (o’ clock and half past). They will also be looking at days of the week and months of the years.
Writing focus: Writing to describe (information report) and entertain (poetry)
The children will use the photographs they bring to school to consider questions about the celebrations. This will help with their later research.
In reading, the children will share poetry books and practise reading aloud.
2D – Shermaine Chan
2F – Ashley Duong
Games and Activities to Develop Vocabulary
We have noticed that many of our Year 2 children would benefit from developing a broader vocabulary. With this in mind, we would like to recommend some games you can easily play at home, or on the move that will give your child the opportunity to develop their awareness and language skills.
- I Spy With My Little Eye
Benefits: vocabulary development, phonics and spelling awareness, observation skills and focus
Number of players: Unlimited
Say, “I spy with my little eye something beginning with …” Start playing the game using objects in the room you can see. Begin with obvious items and over time move to more discreet objects. You can vary the game by using the initial sounds (phonics), or letters (spelling) or even colours or numbers. You can increase the challenge level by saying, “I spy with my little eye, something that ends in …”
- Word Association Game
Benefits: vocabulary development, fluency, memory and recall
Number of players: Pairs are good, but more players possible if everyone takes turns
The first player, chosen randomly, says one word out loud. The other player has to quickly say a word that has some connection with the previous word. Players lose if …
- They take more than three seconds to make a connection.
- They repeat a word that has already been said in this game.
- They are challenged and loses the vote.
The last player standing is the winner.
For example, one sequences of words might be:
Other well-known games we would recommend include, Pictionary, Charades
At BHS we have lots of great clubs which our students really enjoy so Ms Chung challenged us to create even more! As the student councillors, we interviewed our friends and classmates to find out their favourite clubs. We were wondering if any parents would like to help run these clubs? Do not panic! You do not need to be an expert or world champion, just enthusiastic and willing to help. This could be as a one off session or more, it is up to you. Please click on this google form to volunteer. The Student Council will then get in contact with you to organise the club. We will help with all the logistics such as venue, students and resources.
Thank you for any help you can give us.