Year 2/3 Weekly update – Week 2

This week we had a busy week learning new things, consolidating others and getting ready for the upcoming assessment week in week 3.

During Math we learned about grid references and how to use them in telling locations. This helped us when we were learning about lines of latitude and longitude in IPC. We also learned about what fractions mean, how to read fractions as well as what equivalent fractions are.

During English we learned more about verbs, clauses and conjunctions. We also did some reading comprehension and writing of information texts, focusing on using paragraphs and correct sentence structure.

During IPC we looked at different Geographical features and learnt how to identify them and describe a place by its Geographical features. We also learned more about the different parts of rivers from their source to their mouth.

We made use of both Atlases and online mapping programs to find different places making use of lines of longitude and latitude. Each student also presented some information about an island they found in the Southern Hemisphere to the class.

Next week we will be busy with progression assessment tests every day, so i hope that everyone has a relaxing and fun weekend.

Year 2/3 Weekly update – Week 1

A very warm welcome back to everyone for the start of term 3.

We jumped right in and got busy learning and discovering new things from day 1.

In Math we started learning about fractions and how to write them and represent them by colouring in fractions of shapes. We also started our preparations for assessment week in week 3 by learning how to answer tests and read and follow the instructions on the test papers.

In English we started reading Adventurous Stories and discussing what this entails, where they are set and the characters that you will find in them. We also learned about verbs, sentence clauses and conjunctions to link sentences together.

Adventure awaits….

In IPC we started a new unit on Island life, where our entry point looked at living as well as being stranded on an island. The students had to write rescue notes for their class mates and then had to find the islands their classmates was “stranded” on.

We also looked at some tips on how to survive when stuck on an desert island.

We then moved onto identifying Geographical features and separated them into man made and natural features.

We had a busy week and are looking forward to next week to learn more.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Year 2/3 Weekly Update, Week 9 and 10

During the last two weeks we has a busy time at school amid practice for the talent show and getting to complete the terms work before the term break.

In Math we did measurement of length and perimeter. Using rules and metersticks to measure the sides of objects and then calculate the perimeter.

We also learnt to tell time using the terms: “quarter past, half past and quarter to.” We also worked out elapsed time and did some calculations around that.

In English we focused on humorous poems including narrative poems, limericks and nonsense poems. The students had a great time learning and reciting the poems while performing actions.

In IPC we learnt more about fair tests, and how to conduct our own research. The students did a test to see how their heartrates will change before and after exercise. After that they devised their own tests to test balance and performed the test and did their own data collection and write up.

That is all for this term.

I hope everyone has a great term break and come back safely excited to learn.

Year 2/3 Weekly Update, Week 8

Despite this being a shorter week, we were very busy learning and doing interesting things.

In Math we finished looking at graphs and data handling and started with a new section on measurement and problem solving. We started by looking at dollars and the value of different notes and coins. We also worked out how much change we should get when buying things.

In English we worked on writing letters and looking at different kinds of letters. We practiced our writing and using full stops and capital letters.

During IPC we looked at different organs in our bodies, where they are and what their function is.

That is all for this week, have a great weekend!

Year 2/3 Update Week 7

This week we had a fun and busy week learning and doing things.

In Math we continued with data handling and working with graphs. We looked at reading and drawing line graphs as well as how to sort data using Venn and Carroll diagrams .

We also continued to practice out multiplication and addition and subtraction facts.

In English, we learned about contractions, homophones and the use of paragraphs in writing.

During IPC we continued to learn how the human body work by looking at different types of teeth, how the eye work and where the different organs are in the body. We finished the week off by making popcorn and engaging all five our senses while doing so.

During PE we on Tuesday we practiced our batting and throwing using baseballs and baseball bats.

That’s all for this week, remember there is no school on Monday.

Have a great long weekend!

Year 2/3 Update Week 6

This week we had lots of hands on activities learning new things and having fun along the way.

In Math we moved onto data handling and interpreting and drawing bar charts. The students also performed their own surveys around the school and used this data to create bar charts to represent their findings.

During English we learned about writing informal letters and postcards. The students learned about the correct format as well as how to address an envelope and the correct position of stamps. They then “posted” their letters for delivery around the school.

During IPC we continued to learn about “how the human body works” by learning more about the skeleton, how the eye work and how the ear works. The students also did a Snellen eye test to see how eyes are tested.

The students also had the amazing opportunity to go on a trip to the Hyundai Arts Centre to see an Anthony Browne exhibition.

That’s all for this week, have a great weekend!

Year 2/3 Update Week 5

This has been a short but busy week where we have learnt a lot of new and exciting things.

In Math we started with a new topic all about data handling and collection. We learned how to do tally tables as well as use this data to draw up pictographs. We also learned how to read and interpret pictographs.

In English started on Monday reading and looking at the wonderful illustrations of Anthony Browne in preparation for our visit to the Hyundai art center next week. The students also wrote their final draft of their traditional tales and started to type them out in preparation to publish their stories. They also completed their illustrations to add to the final product.

In IPC we finished our unit on Inventions that changed the world by learning about some lesser known inventors who invented everyday objects that has really made a difference in the world.

We also started our New topic on How Humans Work by seeing what we know already about the human body.

In preparation for Seolal we also made Paeng-i (팽이) and played some traditional Korean games and some students dressed up on Hanbok.

Happy Lunar New Year and enjoy the long weekend.

Year 2/3 Update Week 4

In Math this week we continued learning more about multiplication and division and how to identify and use these operations in word sums. This gives us a bit more of a real world experience using math and seeing the applications to what we learn.

During English we worked on creating characters and settings for writing our very own traditional tales. After that we started to plan the beginning, middle and end of our stories.

During IPC we looked at lots of different experiments regarding air, air resistance and air pressure as well as how to write up our experiments in a scientific report.

We also used our problem solving skills to invent bridges to make a way across a “river”.

During PE we practiced our balancing and motor skills in completing obstacle courses.

Year 2/3 Update Week 3

My apologies for only uploading week2’s update today, I did not click the correct button last Friday on my way out the class.

This week we had a lot of hands on activities, learning new skills.

The core value we discussed in assembly this week was responsibility, our students got the opportunity for being responsible for our virtual pets, making sure they are well looked after.

In Math we continued working with numbers and solving problems of dividing into groups.

In English we continued our journey with traditional tales and learned about character descriptions and using adjectives and similes to describe our characters better.

We also had a mystery person description where the students had to write a description of another person in school and the rest of the class had to guess who it is.

During IPC we learned more about simple machines in action by building catapults and seeing how they launch different projectiles.

We also saw how electric circuits work and used this knowledge to design and build electric fans. After we build them we discussed the good and bad design features of our designs.

During PE we played some beanbag skills based games to test and improve our aim.

That’s all for week, have a great weekend!

Year 2/3 update – Week 2

This week was such a blast with everyone back at school of in class teaching.

In Math we learned started looking at the fundamentals of multiplication and what it actually mean, we also started to work with division by separating counters into smaller groups. We also looked at the math sentences that go with the array of groups.

In English we continued with traditional tales from different cultures, we looked at the settings, characters and themes of different stories. The class also wrote some alternative endings to some of the stories that we covered in class and had a chance to share it with their peers.

In IPC we took a trip back in time and explored a time before writing instruments were available to find alternative ways to leave messages behind.

We also looked at ancient inventions and saw how a pinhole camera worked.

We also looked at different types of simple machines, how they worked and examples of them in real life. We took some time making “jumping jack” robots that uses levers and strings to move their arms and legs.

I would also like to offer a parent-teacher conference meeting as we weren’t able to meet in person before Christmas. Please respond to my email that will be sent out if you would like to arrange one.

That’s all for this week, have a great weekend.