Our Students - Year 2 Room 1

The children in Year 2, Rooms 1 and 2 went to King's Park on Friday, the 23rd of August.  They listened to a story called ‘Chunyart and the Cheeky Parrot’  by Alton Walley, of a young Nyoongar boy who leaves his mother and aunties for the first time to join his father as they hunt with the other Nyoongar maam (men) of the Whadjuk region. 

The students had the opportunity to handle Aboriginal tools, practise bandaging with plant materials, play a game traditionally used to develop spear throwing skills and draw a story map using Aboriginal symbols. 

They then had lunch and had the opportunity to explore King's Park. Despite the cold weather, all the children and parent volunteers had an amazing experience.

   


Tree Planting at Sloan's Reserve


 Design and Technology

Students were asked to plan, design and create a raft model to keep the Gingerbread man safe from the terrifying Fox.  They had to create their raft using materials that are waterproof and that will prevent the Gingerbread man from getting disintegrated.  They were all very excited to test their hard work in a pool of water last Friday. 

 

The students in Room 1 had the oppourtunity to read and gather information about Anzac Day. They worked cooperatively in finding out why Poppies, Sprigs of Rosemary, a Slouch Hat, Anzac biscuits and memorial places are important on this special occasion.

 

Room 1 participated in a variety of activities during Harmony Week. The children designed a Harmony Day page for the March calendar. They dressed up in their cultural clothes and brought in a variety of food to share. The children all loved the henna tattoos that were done on their hands.