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Week 4 Term 2

Week 4 Term Two

UPCOMING EVENTS REMINDER:
YEAR 2 Family Mass Year 2 families at Our Lady of Southern Cross church is on this Saturday.  Mass begins at 6pm.  The P&F will also provide a light supper of some pizza afterwards. 
Book Fair  is on Wednesday and Thursday in the OLC library from 8-9 am and 3.30 to 4.30.  Please see the flyer and latest newsletter for more details. 

Last week was full of learning - addition and subtraction operation strategies, reading and writing narratives, history in terms of past and present technologies and inventions, descriptive and exciting adjectives and verbs and mixtures in both science and visual arts!  We even have a shop set up outside now and are sharing ideas with Mrs Knezevic how we can create our own 2K mini-market that we can play and learn in.  We can't wait to continue our learning this week in all of these areas. Have a look at our learning intention board next to the whiteboard to see all of our learning area topics and vocabulary. 

Week 3 - here we go!

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Week 3 - here we go!

I hope you all enjoyed a magnificent Mother's Day weekend and our 2K kiddies gave their mum extra love today.

Casuals for Catholics this Friday- Every year Bishop Holohan asks schools in the Bunbury Diocese to hold a ‘Casuals for Catholic Care Day’ for a gold coin donation (larger donations can be made in the front office). This will take place this Friday, May 18th, and students are encouraged to wear free dress for a donation.

Homework - Please refer to the previous blog post in regards to homework for 2K students this term.  Your child's homework folder should now also include a Mathletics booklet which is optional.  This booklet focuses on the addition and subtraction operations with number which is our fortnightly maths focus.  Please send it in when completed to help us celebrate with your child their extra effort and learning!



Learning Concepts for this fortnight in 2K
English: Reading and Writing: This week we are beginning our unit of study on reading…

Homework Term 2

Welcome back to Term 2! We hope you had a lovely holiday with family and friends.  This term our learning focus areas will include:
English -  narratives and poetry in writing and reading, author's purpose, comprehension strategies and vocabulary study in reading, different parts of speech, dialogue punctuation, commas and apostrophes in grammar.
Mathematics - addition and subtraction operations and fact families, counting different collections of coins and notes and calculating change, measuring length, area and capacity and chance language and probability.  
Science - chemical science, mixtures, solids, liquids and changing substances.
HASS - History ANZAC day, Indigenous studies.
Religion - Joining in the Lord's Meal (Eucharist), Beautiful World, Beautiful Me
Social/Emotional - Keeping Safe and Friendology (combined lessons with 2T) 

A little reminder for homework routines for this term in 2K after our holiday break:

Reading: It is imperative students read every night.  It is encou…

Week 1 Term 2

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

My name is Sheree Knezevic and I will be joining 2K for term 2 for my final practicum. I have been studying a Bachelor of Education (Primary) with Edith Cowan University and have enjoyed the journey and where it has taken me. Learning new things is something I enjoy and believe that learning happens at any age. I am looking forward to teaching your child to be a life long learner.

Over Term 2 I will be getting to know you and your child. I believe that parents and guardians are the most influential people in students’ lives and therefore serve as an integral part of a child’s education. Please come and have a chat with me when you are next in class.


Warm regards,

Sheree Knezevic

Week 9 Term 1

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Welcome to Week 9 which is Holy Week. This is a very important time of the year in the Catholic faith as we remember and celebrate the events leading up to Jesus' death and resurrection.

Holy Week Reflections - Each morning the whole school will be gathering together to reflect on the events of this important week. We will have a small and reverent reflection presented by each class in the hall every morning beginning at 9am.  On Tuesday 2K and 1S students will be performing their liturgy for Holy Thursday - washing of the feet and the Last Supper.  Please read the previous blog entry or the parent note sent home with your child last fortnight for details about costumes.  They are to wear this over the top of their school uniform and are to come to school dressed and ready to go on Tuesday morning.


Parent Teacher Interviews - We have moved the Parent Interviews schedule up on the pin-up board outside our classroom door for Parent Interviews running this week.  If you are not able to…

Holy Week Reminder!

Dear Year One and Two Parents,

As part of our school’s preparations for Holy Week, the whole school will be gathering at 9am each morning in the hall next week to participate in a short re-enactment of the events of Holy Week.
Year 1S and Year 2K will be performing on Tuesday 27th March at 9am. Parents are most welcome to come along and watch. There are a few different parts that have been allocated across the classes.
Costume ideas for parts as follows: ·Jesus/Disciples/Children washing feet – an old sheet/pillow slip with a piece cut out for the head and arms. An oversized t-shirt would also the trick. Tie a rope/sash around the waist. ·Readers – To stay in school uniform.If your child receives a reading part to practise at home they do not require a costume.
Please feel free to use your own creative licence to modify costumes as you wish. Costumes should be simple and only take 5-10 minutes to put together. We are also happy with something as simple as a head piece, or anything that the …

Week 7 Term 1

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Hello Parents,
We have been so busy learning in 2K this term!
INQUIRY LEARNING
We are enjoying learning about the integrated science topic of life cycles and geography unit of mapping this term.  The 2K students have been so interested in these topics and it is great to see such inquisitive and engaged learners wanting to know more about our amazing world.  Some animals and plants undergo amazing transformations as they grow and change.  We have also focused on line, colour, shape and symmetry in art and have created some absolutely gorgeous self portraits and unique ink blot prints of butterflies, inspired by Andy Warhol's art print "Happy Butterfly Day".  The kids really loved using the chalk pastels and developing their wet/dry colouring techniques and of course the messy but fun blending too, to create harmonious analogous colours for their butterfly!



MATHEMATICS
We have focused on place value of number at the start of this term and last week completed our study of number…