Stage 2 Learning Update - April
05 Apr 2022
Since returning to school, our Stage 2 students have been hard at work! Lets review what they have been learning.
During Religion this Term, Stage 2 are developing their understanding of the Driving Question “How do we build loving relationships with others just like God did?”
To begin our unit of work, students participated in an entry event where they watched a short clip from the show “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds” and were invited to chat about what interactions they saw between the younger children and older adults. Stage 2 was quick to realise the loving relationships being displayed.
Students have used Scripture passages to understand the role that we as Christians have been given to be active stewards in our own lives. Students have done a wonderful job displaying their understanding through roleplays, brainstorming activities and creating a ‘stewardship tree’ which was added to the beautiful Religion learning wall in our Stage 2 space.
Maths Warm Up
During Maths Warm Ups, students have been engaged in various Number activities designed to develop their mental strategies when adding and subtracting. They have played ‘Race to 30’, ‘Race to 50’ and ‘Headache’. Students can play these games at home. Maybe you could play against your child!
All the ways to be smart peacocks
At the start of the Term, Stage 2 read the book, All the Ways to Be Smart.
The students discovered that being ‘smart’ didn’t just mean brainy, clever, or being a genius. It was about recognising our own strengths, talents and things we are good at or like doing. Most importantly, it was recognising that being ‘smart’ means being our unique and special selves!
Stage 2 identified all the ways that they are ‘smart’ and wrote these on the feathers of a peacock. The colourful peacocks are displayed around our Stage 2 space as a reminder that we are all ‘smart’!
During Visual Arts, we have looked at some of the artworks created by Pete Cromer. He is a contemporary Australian Artist that uses Australian wildlife as his inspiration. His artworks have bursts of bright, glowing colours and he uses textures to create collages and paintings.
Using a template of an Australian animal, students used various mediums such as colour pencils, crayons, oil pastels and cut out shapes of coloured paper to create their own Pete Cromer inspired artwork. They too have bursts of bright colours and textures, and look amazing!
29 Nov 2023Here’s our last Kindy 2024 Transition session for 2023. This Friday all of our 2024 Kindy kids will join Mrs Brothers in the Kindy classroom for their first Orientation morning. Exciting times ahead for these guys and their parents!!! 💛☀️💛☀️💛☀️💛☀️💛☀️
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29 Nov 2023
Here’s our last Kindy 2024 Transition session for 2023. This Friday all of our 2024 Kindy kids will join Mrs Brothers in the Kindy classroom for their first Orientation morning. Exciting times ahead for these guys and their parents!!! 💛☀️💛☀️💛☀️💛☀️💛☀️
28 Nov 2023
Happy happy birthday to this awesome young lady today!! She is looking forward to a trip to the Zoo with her family to celebrate after a weekend of combined family celebrations!! I am so excited you got spoilt with two birthday cakes, a teddy bear, some clothes and shoes and some more surprises - some of my favourite things!! 💛🎉🎁👏🏻🧁🎊👗👟🙌🏻🎈
24 Nov 2023
Kindy 2024 Transition has been so much fun. Mrs Buenaventura and myself have enjoyed getting to know our newest little learners over the past few weeks. Here’s a flashback to reading the classic Who Sank the Boat! The children had fun flying their favourite characters in their boat!!! 💛🛶💛🛶💛🛶💛🛶
24 Nov 2023
Happy happy birthday to this brilliant young lady today!!! She is looking forward to celebrating with her family tonight with a surprise family dinner and cheesecake for dessert!! I hope you enjoy opening lots of great surprises and continuing the celebrations at school with our Water Fun Day!!! 💛🎉🙌🏻🎁☀️🎈🎊💦
23 Nov 2023
Kindy are smashing their learning during Maths time. Yesterday these fabulous learners were learning all about ‘two times as many’ and yes I said Kindy!!! Awesome work everyone!! 💛🎉🙌🏻💛🎉🙌🏻
22 Nov 2023
Happy happy birthday to this awesome little princess today!!! She is super excited to be celebrating with her friends at Monkey Mania on the weekend and having dinner at the club tonight with her family!! I hope you enjoy playing with your birthday surprises, especially your toy dog!!! 💛🎉🙌🏻🎁👏🏻🎊🎈🐶
20 Nov 2023
Happy happy birthday to this beautiful princess today! She absolutely loved her special breakfast this morning and mum plaiting her hair. After a busy weekend celebrating with friends at Monkey Mania she was looking forward to spending the evening with family tonight! I hope you enjoy opening some more surprises and perhaps get to eat more cake!!! 💛🎊🙌🏻🍩👏🏻🎈🎉🎁
19 Nov 2023
Happy happy birthday to this fabulous young man today. He is so excited to be celebrating with his friends and family at his Pool Party!! I hope your birthday wishes for the mineshaft legends game and maccers lego all come true! 💛🎁🎉🙌🏻🍩👏🏻🎈🎊