Capacity

This week, students have had fun exploring capacity during maths lessons. We compared the capacity of different sized and shaped containers, and explored vocabulary related to capacity such as; full, half full, empty, almost full, almost empty etc. We learnt that capacity refers to how much (the quantity) a container holds. On Thursday we got to take our capacity lesson outdoors, into the sandpit. We compared capacities using a range of containers, and discovered that the physical difference in the container does not necessarily mean that it will hold more or less. Please see below for photos of students during this session.

Toy Donations

Dear Parents/Guardians,

In Term 3, Grade 2 students will explore ‘Toys and Games’, as part of our integrated studies unit. Students will be learning about toys and games through the ages, studying the history as well as looking at how technology has influenced toy production. In order to fully immerse students in the unit, we would appreciate if families could kindly donate/supply any old toys or games that are no longer in use. Please only bring in pre-loved toys and games that you would be happy to part with, in case of accidental damage or loss.

We also require donations of toy catalogues. If you have any donations please give them to your child’s classroom teacher. Any and all donations are welcomed and appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your help 🙂

The Grade 2 Team

Spelling Tasks

Please be advised that there will not be any further spelling tasks posted on the blog, for the remainder of the term.  Students have been given a minibeast project to complete at home and as such, can dedicate their time and effort towards this.

Please be reminded that projects are due in no later than Friday 23rd June.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Melbourne Museum and Imax Excursion

On Tuesday, all the grade 2s went on an excursion to IMAX and the Melbourne Museum, because we are learning about Minibeasts.

We had to go on a bus to get there. When we arrived, we ate our fruit and snack, and then we had a play on the playground. After that, we went to IMAX to watch a 3D movie called ‘Bugs: Mighty Micro Monsters’. Lots of people got scared, but everybody liked the movie, although some people thought it could have been a bit more scary! We saw lots of awesome bugs in the movie. It felt like the bugs were coming out of the screen towards us, lots of people reached out to grab them!

After the movie, we ate our lunch then went back to the playground for another play.

At the Bugs Alive exhibit we went in a special dome to see bullants up close, there were lots and lots of spiders, and even one spider that wasn’t behind any glass!!! We also saw a movie about other spiders.

Next, we went to the Forest Gallery where we saw lots of birds and different plants.

By the end of the day everyone was VERY tired, but we had lots of fun! Some people nearly fell asleep on the bus ride home.