Year 2

14Nov

The Hanukkah Story- retold by Noa ( Amalia’s Mum) and our student Amalia

The Story of Hanukkah A long, long time ago in the land of Israel, the most special place for the Jewish people was the Temple (synagogue) in Jerusalem. The Temple contained many beautiful objects, including a tall, golden menorah. Unlike menorahs of today, this one had seven (rather than nine) branches. Instead of being lit by candles or light bulbs, this menorah burned oil. Every evening, oil would be poured into the cups that sat on top of the menorah. The...

31Oct

Let’s Celebrate

This week year two has continued to learn about different celebrations. It is Halloween! We had a nice presentation from Mr and Mrs Powers, who shared how they celebrate Halloween.We got to try sweets imported from America and we enjoyed many different activities. ...

22Oct

DIWALI ACTIVITIES.

This week, the children are learning about the Diwali festival. They have engaged in different activities which included making candle holders out clay, rangoli drawings, fireworks in a jar and Diwali postcards, as seen in the pictures below. Enjoy!       ...

15Oct

Entry Point- Let’s Celebrate

Today Year 2 had the Entry Point for their new IPC topic – “Let’s Celebrate” As with many celebrations, we had music, dressy clothes, entertainment and food.  We believe this is going to be an exciting and educational IPC topic!   Please get in touch with your classroom teacher if there a specific celebration that you would like to speak about or do an activity around- we love guest speakers!! Thanks to all parents and guardians for your support and participation! Below are a...

10Oct

SWIMMING – FREESTYLE

Over the past few weeks, we have been going through an exciting Freestyle learning journey. From learning how to float on the front, to kicking with straight legs, pointed toes and focusing on high elbows for the freestyle arms. The children have worked really hard to make sure they think about all these details in order to have  a smooth freestyle. ...

04Oct

Uganda week celebration in year 2

t           This has been one of the most fantastic weeks for both the children and the teachers in year 2. Cultural dancers were invited in, children listened to enjoyable Ugandan local stories,we did a lot of learning using local resources, children sang Ugandan songs, we dressed up, there was a fashion show and map making while drumming loudly in the playground and a lot more. It has been a fabulous week! ...

02Oct

PE – BALL SKILLS

In the past half term in PE we have been working towards developing and improving our ball skills in games and our main focus has been mini basketball. Our learning journey has seen us develop our ball-handling skills in passing, shooting, and dribbling. We are now ready to apply these skills in simple game situations and this will be our main focus when we return from our half term break! ...

27Sep

Buildings Exit Point!

 For our exit point to ‘BUILDINGS’, we made our very own buildings from edible things like marshmallows, pasta, rice cakes, chocolate, crackers, watermelon, peanut butter, icing sugar and much more! What a fun morning we had! We are looking forward to our new unit, we hope it we be just as fun!    ...

20Sep

ALL ABOUT MONEY AND BRIDGES IN YEAR 2.

We had a very exciting week learning about money and bridges.  The children enjoyed building their own bridges out of recycle materials which they had to buy from a store. We also carried out different challenges to test the strongest bridge and wrapped it up with a puppet show. The children also showed different ways of representing equal amounts using coins. Please enjoy the pictures!      ...

13Sep

Year 2 Criod city

Today all the students in Year Two built a city out of their houses. There was a lot of cooperation, adaptability, inquiry and resilience involved. The students tried, thought, re-tried, made roads etc. When they were happy with the city, we moved it to a science experiment site in the art garden. The buildings will stay there over the weekend and on Monday we shall see which building was waterproof and had good strong foundations. ...

06Sep

WORKSHOP ON BUILDINGS

This week on Tuesday, we had a fantastic workshop on buildings by Mr. Anosh also known as Nahia and Aroha’s dad. Children experienced an opportunity to learn how buildings are formed and got to ask a number of questions…                          ...

29Aug

Entry Point- Buildings

Year 2s were super excited during their entry point on Buildings.    In groups they were asked to construct any type of building.  After selecting a variety of materials their creativity, problem solving and cooperation skills all came into play.  Throughout the rest of week we have been talking about how to improve the strength of their buildings.  A big thank you to Liam’s parents, Mr & Mrs. Glasson, and a thank you in advance to Aroha and Nahia’s dad,...

23Aug

Brain challenge!

  This week in year 2, we have learnt about the brain, it’s different parts and functions. Then  the children were given a challenge of  setting up their own obstacle course. It was amazingly fun!  T ...