In Maths we have been learning about mass and how heavy different objects are. We’ve done lots of investigating and hefting to find out the weights of things around the classroom.
We used some scales to look at how light and heavy a range of objects were – our challenge was to make the scales balance using whatever we could find. Then we had to draw a diagram of the scales in our Maths book!
How do you use scales at home?
Are there things that need to be weighed before they can be used or bought?
Yesterday all of the Year 2 students travelled to Wentworth to visit the Old Wentworth Gaol and the Wentworth Pioneer Museum.
There were lots of things to see and information to learn!
What was your favourite part about our trip to Wentworth?
Have you ever been to a Gaol before?
Today we interviewed a real-life author! Sally Rippin is the author for the ‘Hey Jack!’ and ‘Billie B. Brown’ books that many of us love to borrow from the library.
We took part in the live interview which was streamed on the ABC Splash Website. You can watch the interview again here.
Sally even answered some of our questions that we wrote for her:
We were really excited to see our questions up on the screen and to hear Anna say, “This question is from the TLC Birds in Mildura”!
Which ‘Hey Jack!’ or ‘Billie B. Brown’ book is your favourite?
Do you think you’d like to be an author one day? Why?
We have been learning about sharing with others. We like to share everyday in the yard, in the classroom…and this week we’ve been learning about sharing in Maths.
When you share an amount of objects into equal groups, this is called DIVISION. It sounds a little like the word DIVIDE.
Miss T found some online games that might help you practise your division skills! Click on the coloured words below to find the games.
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Which game is your favourite?
Have you ever had to divide something at home to make sure each person gets a fair share?
This post is written by Xander.
Can you spot the rhinocerous helping the boys do the gardening?
Today Oliver and I went to the garden and a rhino was there first! And Oliver played with rhino. And Oliver put dirt on rhino and rhino was happy. The end.
What kinds of things do you like to grow in the garden?
Has anybody ever made mud pies?
This week our school has celebrated Science Week, along with lots of other schools around Australia.
Some of the activities we have had include:
- a Young Einstein demonstration, where students could apply to bring their science experiments in to show in the Sunset Hall
- kidney dissection demonstrations in the Science Labs
- a Spidery exploration in the Junior Science Club
- Science activity rotations, involving shadows, bubbles and magnets
- a visit from Questacon
- and finally…a ‘Light Up Your World’ Disco, with a ‘Cosmic Fizz’ drink treat afterwards!
Have a look at some of the fun we have had!
What has been your favourite part about Science Week??
What science activities would you like to see next year for Science Week?
It’s not long until Enviroweek now! Keep an eye out for more details on what will be happening during Week 8 at school – lots of lunchtime activities will be available.
You can have a look at our Enviroweek Profile here: http://www.enviroweek.org/teams/tlc-eco-warriors/
What other ideas do you have to help care for the environment?
We made it! Today when we checked our class blog we discovered that we had reached 1010 visitors!
Thank you to everyone who has helped us get to this very special milestone.
This term, we will be learning about
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We will be investigating its states, its flora and fauna as well as its people. There are lots of other areas of learning that will relate to our Australia topic too, like writing Information Reports and our Maths investigation about going fishing.
Last week, we named the states in Australia and their capital cities. We had to label each capital city, cut out the puzzle pieces and stick Australia together in our books!
Plus, guess what?
Another class from somewhere else in Australia is going to be joining us on this journey! Mrs Levett and her Year 2 students from Western Australia are going to be doing similar activities to us, as well as a few Skype chats along the way! If you would like to see what Mrs Levett’s class has been up to, here is the link to their blog: http://ybpsgrade2.blogspot.com.au/
What interesting facts to do you know about Australia? Write them on the Padlet below so we can share them with Mrs Levett and her students!
Miss T has been keeping a close eye on our blog visitors to see when we reach 1000! Hopefully it will be soon, maybe even in the school holidays.
Today she noticed a new country on our visitor map, with the initials TT. TT stands for the country: Trinidad & Tobago.
Does anybody know where Trinidad & Tobago is? I wonder if anybody can leave a comment to tell us what continent it is on!