Grade 2 Newsletter

Week 11 Easter Term Friday 27th March 2015

SJI International Elementary, Singapore

A Lasallian International School

OUR LEARNING JOURNEY FOR THE EASTER TERM

IPC

During this term we have covered the units 'Electricity' and 'Habitats'. The children enjoyed making circuits including an electronic board game and in the unit Habitats, and the overnight camp at the zoo was the highlight for most of the children. After the Easter break, we will be spending our last week on the unit with an Exit Point to the aquarium.

LANGUAGE ARTS

During this term, the children immersed themselves in learning the craft of informational "How-To" Books. They thought about how each step should be explained clearly so that their reader could re-create what they were teaching someone how to do. Our Unit of Study on Poetry: Powerful Thoughts in Tiny Packages helped the children learn how to look at words, objects and life through a poet's eye.

MATHS

This term the children have covered the concepts of length, mass, data handling and money. This year the focus for Maths Week was data handling and the children had lots of opportunities to participate in completing interactive graphs. One and two-step word problems continued throughout the units.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

School resumes for the Summer term on Monday 13th April 2015.


Please be reminded that Swimming recommences straight after the break, week beginning 13th April.


Grade 2 Field Trip to the Aquarium

Wednesday 15th April

Please send in permission slip and money if you have not already done so. Thank you.


Grade 2 Swimming Gala

Thursday 23rd April 8am - 11am


Optional Parent Teacher conferences for Specialists (Art, Chinese, Music and PE) - Wednesday 15th April.

Open ICT Lessons

AKo: Wednesday 29th April @ 10.40-11.40

MAg: Wednesday 29th April @ 2.00-3.00

CDa: Friday 8th May @ 9.20-10.20

NMa: Friday 8th May @ 10.40-11.40

HOME LEARNING

After the Easter break -

Maths:

Homework booklet on 2D and 3D shapes to be completed.


These websites can be used to reinforce names and properties of 2D shapes:

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/ngfl/maths/maerdy_2d/e_index.html http://www.schooltube.com/video/e933ba61eff64ce8a506/ (2D shape song)

These websites can be used to reinforce names and properties of 3D/solid shapes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PiRhCwzg5E (3D shape rhymes)

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/longshape3d.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/3d_shapes/play/


Spelling:

Please complete the spelling homework given to you by your teacher.

Spelling Activities booklet choice is on Thursday.


Handwriting: Please see your child’s Home Learning Notebook for the joined up letters practice page.


Reading: Read for 10 to 20 minutes each night.

DON'T FORGET -

ALL HOME LEARNING IS TO BE HANDED IN ON FRIDAY 17TH APRIL.

HAPPY EASTER AND HAVE A WONDERFUL BREAK