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What’s been happening in 2J?

17/08/2016
Half way through term 3 already and 2J are as busy as ever.
This term in English the students explored the work of ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ and have been investigating and writing many different types of Procedures. From ‘how to make ice-cream’ to ‘how to fold origami’ and their favourite being step-by-step instructions to draw many popular movie characters including Dori, Nemo and the crew from Inside Out. Who knew we had some amazing buddy artists in 2J!
In maths, we have been looking at numbers – counting, skip counting, place value, partitioning, and different ways of making numbers. We have been using our letter blocks to show flips, slides and turns. We have been measuring and comparing objects using a range of materials and ordering according to width, length and now area. Do you know how many paddlepop sticks cover a desk?
Science has been lots of fun as we discover the changes to our class pets – mealworms. We have been looking at living and non-living, and learning all about different lifecycles, food chains and the ways many animals grow up, both with a family and on their own. Our most exciting news was sharing our Science Oral Presentations. We had lava lamps, volcanoes, jumping sand, coloured milk, exploding cola, self-inflating balloons and many more.
In Geography this term we are learning about our world and our connections to it. A connection can be made to a place: where we live; where we go to school’ where other members of our family live; where our clothes are made; where we have visited once; or where we shop. We have also been looking at maps, and exploring side view and birds eye view.
Overall, we have had an amazing first half of term 3 and look forward to continuing out learning.
Kym Whittington – Classroom Teacher 2J