This 3rd term lessons we are working on Corporal Expression activities. Today they were trying basic steps from very different types of dance: classical and modern dances. For classical, we watched a video doing “pirouettes” and students were doing pretty well. For modern dance, we watched a feet dance (Shuffle) were students tried the “Running Man step” and a hand dance (Tecktonik) were students could dance with their arms and hands. Great time!
Year 2 were super excited on Friday 3rd May due to our old classmate Sander Holtzer returning to spend the day at Escaan. Sander was a popular member of Year 2 and the children were upset when he left. Not a day has gone past without someone mentioning his name in class. Year 2 made him a card and presented it to him in assembly. Thanks for the visit Sander, we will always remember the fun we had in year 2 together!
TY and Year 2 were spoilt for choice at the book fair on Friday! Everyone had fun looking at the books and sharing their choices with everyone when we returned to class.
After learning about the forces of push, pull and twist in science, Year 2 explored patio to see where these forces are used. Within minutes of exploring they noticed that they were absolutely surrounded by objects where these forces are applied!
We PUSHED the door closed, button for water, friends down the slide and playground equipment to move it.
We PULLED the door open and our bodies up different play equipment.
We TWISTED the door handle to open it and play equipment to spin.
Year 2 began their new Science topic, Forces and Movement. The children enjoyed playing with toys and exploring forces of pushing , pulling and twisting. We ended the lesson with a car race! The boys won!
Year 2 have been learning about instructions in Literacy. We had great fun following the instructions to make a banana split and even better fun tasting it!
Noor and Alberto were very happy because they had received a certificate for their hard work in assembly that morning! Keep up the hard work year 2!
This week Primary students have enjoyed singing together with ECU 2 in their Assembly. This time we celebrated the achievements of some of our Primary students. Well done everyone!
Jan – For an absolute outstanding improvement in English!!!
Jordi – For being a super star in Maths by learning his doubles to 20 and understanding the value of 2 digit numbers
Noor – For super effort and presentation in her work
Alberto – For trying hard and always joining in.
Finn – Improvement in her handwriting and English Comprehension
Elizabeth – Excellent achievement in Maths
Kuba- Excellent progress in all subjects
Noa – Settling well into year 4
Pedro – interesting and creative ideas in literacy
Claudia – for having a positive and enthusiastic attitude to times tables.
Sam – Sam has made some exciting progress since the start of this term!
Sam has remembered his prime numbers and times tables so that he can factor numbers. Sam has been giving his undivided attention during the lessons, impressing all of his teachers, is a great help when working in groups.
Ginnie – Ginnie has been working on her targets and what an improvement in her quality of work. She shows great focus and the skills of an effective learner! Well done on working towards your goals!
Virginia – Virginia has shown great perseverence in her Maths and shows in her work. She has been trying really hard in all subjects and does not give up but tries again and again. What a good example you have set for others!
Alex – for great new attitude – a really good approach to work.
Tjade- for great new attitude – a really good approach to work.
Clara – for much better work in Maths
Year 2 have been working on their science topic ´forces and movement´. We discussed ramps, hills, roads etc and talked about what happens to vehicles and people when they go up or down hill. We talked about the steepness of ramps and predicted what would happen if we changed the gradient. We then went outside and discussed the speed we went down the slide, what we could do to go faster and how we could add friction to go slower down the slide. We had a great time flying down the slide!
Year 2 have been finding out about the life of Joan Miro. We looked at a timeline of his life, dicussed the most important parts and had a look at some of his work. We then made a timeline of his life in our jotters and added information from memory to it. We now know lots about him and his life!
Year 2 have been recreating and designing their own Miro pictures. We painted on the bright blocks of bold color first and then added the black lines in with oil pastel once the paint was dry. Don´t they look great!