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Year 2 Update

I hope you all had an enjoyable first week back for the year! We have had a great start in the classroom and have all enjoyed settling into Year 2 and our new school routines. It has been wonderful seeing the children full of excitement and enthusiasm to learn each day.

Thank you to all the parents who were able to make it to our Parent Information session last week, and I hope it gave you a glimpse of what our classroom is like this year. I am looking forward to catching up with you all further during our parent-teacher meetings. 

The unit of inquiry that we are starting the term with is ''Who We Are''. We will be unpacking the idea that people have roles and responsibilities when contributing to a learning community.

The key lines of inquiry are

  • Diversity within our learning community
  • Consequences of actions on the learning community
  • Our roles and responsibilities in contributing to our learning community.

A few reminders; 

Last week we handed out a small brown paper bag for the children to fill with 3-4 items that they feel represent them, their "All About Me" bag. We will start to go through the bags beginning this week, so students can bring them in to share once they are filled. 

Finally, Wednesday 17 February will be our first Discovery Day out. As this will be our first session as the new 1/2 cohort, we will spend the time walking through the three sites starting at the beach. More details will be shared shortly. We will send out a roster for parent helpers to come on our Discovery Days, as without the parent help, we are unable to run the days. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email.

Looking forward to a great 2021!

Key Dates for Term 1   

February 10 – Wildlife XPosure incursion 
February 15-18 – Parent/Teacher Interviews 
24 February – Body Safety Parent Workshop (Zoom)
8 March – Labour Day (Public Holiday)
24 March – The Resilience Project Parent Webinar
30 March – Grandparents Day (TBC
1 April – Sports Morning at Penbank
– Term 1 ends (dismiss 3.20 pm)
20 April – Term 2 begins            

ALEXIS TAME
Year 2 Classroom Teacher