2nd Class 2019-2020

Welcome to our 2nd class page! We will be putting updates about the great things we are doing in our class and also some useful links, questions and activities to do with your child. We have had a very busy September and no doubt this excellent work will continue for the rest of the year!

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AWARENESS WEEK

Before the midterm break, we had a great week of learning about different needs that people may have. We learned about autism, epilepsy, dyslexia, sign language, dogs that help people with their needs who have disabilities. In these pictures, we were learning the signs for the colours of the rainbow song. Rebecca, Ms. Driscoll and Ms. Crowley taught us these signs and we really, really enjoyed performing them. We loved it so much that, with the 1st class, we got to show the 3rd-6th classes the song with the signs at a whole-school assembly on the Friday (also pictured). It was a fantastic week that helped us become aware that we are all unique and must always look out for each other!

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A little tour of our classroom…

Here is what our classroom looked like over the last few weeks. We have a big Maths board in our classroom where we hang posters to help our learning. These posters are created by us throughout the chapter that we are studying. We leave them on the wall then so we can refer to them if we need any help! They are great reminders to us during Maths time and other subjects!

We have an SESE board too where we put things that we are studying in Geography, History and Science. The theme for October was “Autumn” and we loved finding different signs of Autumn in our environment. The topic for November will be “Sound” so we will have a new display up to guide us about this topic. We have learned about the ear today, and how we hear different sounds.

We also have a big word wall at the back of our classroom that all the spellings and tricky words are added to every week. We definitely will have to expand this as the year goes on as it is getting really crowded! This is a handy display for us because whenever we are doing writing in any subject and we are stuck on a word, we can look back and see if it is on the word wall.

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We thoroughly enjoyed learning about Frida Kahlo for September and October. We learned that even though Frida had many, many hardships throughout her life, she persevered greatly and made beautiful art. Frida was confined to her bed for long stages in her life and started to paint self-portraits of herself. We designed self-portraits of ourselves and we also drew self-portraits of Frida. We looked at many of Frida’s self-portraits and appreciated them. We loved the green background and flowers on this portrait so we decided to recreate it.

 

 

Our Enrolment Ceremony for the Communion Girls Tues 22nd Oct 2019

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Screen Shot 2019-10-14 at 20.00.46 DATA!  We had great fun logging and tracking all our favourite foods. We counted to see which one we preferred and which one was the least popular. We talked and discussed about how many more/less some foods had. We made our own charts and walked around the classroom asking our friends and we tallied up the answers. We then shared with the class our answers and discussed the numbers.
Screen Shot 2019-10-14 at 20.00.33 Some Maths fun! Here you can see the girls demonstrated a fun, exciting Maths game we play throughout the week to learn our tables. Everyone stands up and the teacher calls two girls to come to the front of the room. She gives the two girls a sum eg. “4+8”. The two girls must say the answer as quick as they can! Whoever gets the answer first, stays standing at their desk, whereas the other girl sits down. The game continues until there are only two girls left. Whoever wins gets a sticker and gets to be the ‘teacher’ next. We all enjoy this game because it helps to learn our tables off by heart – so important for all our Maths sums everyday. It helps us to stop using our fingers and counting on our hands!
2ndMaths IMG_6095 IMG_6096 We went on a Maths hunt where we found, logged and counted lots of things around the school. We counted how many steps we walk up and down everyday, we took note of how many circles we could see around us and we also added our own things that we could count and find such as how many people we passed, how many fish are in the fish tank. We had a great time working together and tallying up how many items we found. This is such a great way to incorporate Maths from the world around us into our daily lives.