Sports Carnival

The St Felix Sports Carnival was held at the end of Term 2. It was a fantastic day filled with lots of fun! Year 2 participated in the following activities:
  • potato sack race
  • novelty race
  • hurdles
  • long jump
  • shot put
  • discus
Everyone also cheered on their teams during the races and yelled out their cheers with their loudest voices! Take a look at the great athletes in Year 2 below!

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What was your favourite part of the day and why? 
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Science – Term 2

Wow! Year 2 were very busy scientists in Term 2! Take a look at some of our favourite Science lessons in Term 2.

Science Incursion 

We were very lucky to enjoy a fantastic incursion from two Scientists last term. Year 2 learnt many interesting things about forces including:

  • a new word:  ‘inertia’. Inertia means an object will stay still unless something moves it and an object will keep moving unless something stops it.
  • if a silk table cloth has a bottle on it and you pull down really quickly, the bottle will not fall because there is very little friction
  • forces can make objects move e.g. blowing (pushing) on a pin wheel
  • if you sit on a bed of nails, it will not hurt because the force is spread out across all of the nails – however if you sat on a single nail, it would hurt a lot because only one nail is supporting all of your weight
  • if you spin a wheel by pushing it to the left and put it on the floor, it will roll forward to the right
  • if you insert smoke into a bin, when you hit it out of the circular hole, the smoke will come out as a ring

Take a look at the photos and videos below!

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Friction is caused when two surfaces rub together. Friction is a force that works against objects to slow them down. Friction can be helpful or unhelpful. Click here to play a game to learn about friction.

Year 2 conducted an experiment to find out which surface had the least amount of friction. The surfaces that were tested included the wooden floor in the hall, the carpet in the classrooms and the fake grass on the infant’s playground.  Take a look at the hard workers below!

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Year 2 also made parachutes in order to find out if a larger parachute or a smaller parachute would fall to the ground more slowly. Take a look at the video below!

Science at LaSalle

At the end of Term 2, Year 2 were so lucky to work with magnets in the Science labs at LaSalle with Mr Crook! Year 2 learnt about magnets and how they pull some objects towards them. Year 2 also felt the invisible push force when the two poles (north and south ends of the magnets) pushed away from each other.

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What do you know now that you didn’t know at the beginning of Term 2?

What did you like best about Science in Term 2?

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The Force Awakens!

This term, Year 2 have been learning about forces. A force is a push or pull on an object. A force can cause an object to get faster, slow down, remain in place, change shape or change direction.

Take a look at the video below to learn more about force and gravity.

Earlier in the term, Mr Crook visited Year Two to help us learn about the different push and pull forces that are used in different sports. Take a look at the photos below!

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What push and pull forces can you see?


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History Presentations

Last term, Year 2 were history detectives as they learnt about life in the past. They looked carefully at old photos, read books, watched YouTube videos and interviewed a family member to learn about the past. As a result of all the great learning about the past, Year 2 came up with the following question to answer:

How might we inform our parents and grandparents about school life in the present?

To answer the question, Year 2 prepared a presentation for their parents and grandparents. Their presentations included Google Presentations, photos and even palm cards!

Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who were able to come and view the presentations. Take a look at the photos below!

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What did you like about the presentations?

What did you like best about our History unit?

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Horrible Harriet!

Year 2 visited Riverside Theatre to watch a play based on the book ‘Horrible Harriet’ by Leigh Hobbs. We read the book during Shared Reading and were wondering how they would bring the story to life on stage. The play was quite different from the book and it was very funny!

Watch the video below to listen to the story again.

Take a look at us having lots of fun on our excursion in the photos below!

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Watching plays are a great activity to do as a family. Click on the links below for other plays you might like to watch with your family.

What did you like about the production?

Do you prefer the book or the show? Why?

What didn’t you like about the production? Is there something you would change?

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The Swimming Program!

Year 2 enjoyed the swimming program and learnt lots of new skills. Being able to swim is very important and it is an essential life skill.

5 benefits of learning how to swim:

  • keeps you safe in the water
  • it improves fitness
  • increases confidence 
  • it’s fun
  • its a life long skill

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What did you like best about swimming lessons?

What swimming skills are you really good at? What do you need to get better at?

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In Maths, Year 2 have been learning about length. Length is how long something is, its longest dimension. 

Year 2 have:

  • made their own tape measures and rulers using informal units (hand prints and cubes)
  • measured objects using informal units (paddle pop sticks, cubes etc)
  • compared two or more objects according to their lengths
  • measured objects and lines using metre rulers and 30 cm rulers
  • found out that a metre can be a curved line
  • recorded lengths using cm and m
  • estimated lengths and then checked by measuring

Take a look at the great Year 2 mathematicians working hard in the photos below!

Click on the image below to play a game about length!

Measure It!

Year 2 have also been working towards their goal – improving recall of basic addition facts to 20 by practising:

  • doubles
  • friends of ten
  • near doubles
  • +10  facts
  • +9 facts
  • +0 facts
  • + 1 facts

How are you working towards your goal?

What did you like best while learning about length?

What do you need to remember when you are using a ruler?

Challenge: use a ruler to measure objects around the house and record their length in a comment below!

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