Grade 2 Newsletter

Week 2 Summer Term Friday 24th April 2015

SJI International Elementary, Singapore

A Lasallian International School

IPC

This week we had our 'Entry Point' for the Chocolate unit. The children closed their eyes while they conducted a taste test. They tasted dark, milk, white, dark organic, milk organic and organice white with cocoa nibs chocolate. They thought about the touch, smell and taste as they tried each one. They discussed and then illustrated what a chocolate machine would look like after watching a portion of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Next week the children will learn about the history of chocolate.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Reading

The CAFE strategy we have been working on is 'To determine and analyse Authors purpose and support with text'. Authors write to entertatin, persuade and/or inform. The children have read pieces of text and can spot the difference between the purposes.


For more information on this CAFE strategy, click on the parent pipeline link below.

http://www.nccscougar.org/aseymour/Parent_Pipeline_~_author's_purpose[1].pdf

Writing

In Writing Workshop we continued with information books. Our focus was to look at how we make each section and what we name our headings. We will be sharing and celebrating one of our information books with a buddy class.

Spelling

This week the spelling focused on question words such why, what, how. We also included words pertaining to writing including sentence, paragraph and question mark.


In grammar we began exploring what a paragraph is. Next week we will see how our sentences can form to make a paragraph.

MATHS

In Maths this week we finished our unit on 2D and 3D shapes. The children made 3D figures using cubes, cuboids, cones and cylinders. They also completed patterns and made some challenging patterns of their own. Next week we begin a two week unit on fractions.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday 1st May - Labour Day, no school

Saturday 9th May - SJIIES Lap-a-thon 4pm - 7pm

Monday 25th May - Theatre Trip (BFG Roald Dahl)

Monday 1st June - Vesak Day, no school

HOME LEARNING

Maths:

Homework booklet on fractions.

Use this website to help you learn about fractions.

http://www.brainpopjr.com/math/fractions/basicpartsofawhole/

http://www.mathgamesiscool.com/fractionshape.html

http://sg.ixl.com/math/primary-2/halves-thirds-and-quarters

http://sg.ixl.com/math/primary-2/identify-the-fraction


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 THURSDAY 30TH APRIL.