Articles by: Grade 2

Extremely Colourful Personalities in Grade 2

Extremely Colourful Personalities in Grade 2

This week the Grade Twos discussed what it means to be a team player. Why do we find some people easier to work with than others? How can we learn to work with someone whose personality is the polar opposite to ours? Once we had brainstormed together, we put our ideas into action by taking part in a team-building activity.[Read More…]

by September 22, 2016 Grade 2
SPRING-tember in Grade 2

SPRING-tember in Grade 2

Spring is in the air and after a long winter our school is living up to it’s name, “Sun Valley”. The weather is warming up and we have arrived at the wonderful season of Spring. We have noticed the new life that comes with Spring, and we were fortunate enough to see a chrysalis outside our classrooms. The sound of more birds chirping[Read More…]

by September 8, 2016 Grade 2
The Folk in the Grade Two Trees

The Folk in the Grade Two Trees

We have been incredibly busy in The Enchanted Wood and Up The Faraway Tree. We have loved listening to the stories, writing out paragraphs to master our handwriting, and recently we have written our very own chapter of The Faraway Tree. First we put our ideas into a brainstorm and learnt why we need an introduction to a story, and[Read More…]

by August 24, 2016 Grade 2
We Reap What We Sow

We Reap What We Sow

This term is an exciting one as we go off on incredible adventures in The Enchanted Wood and up The Faraway Tree. We are having such fun flexing our imaginations, and learning some new adjectives, while listening to these awesome books. Our Grade Twos haven’t just spent time up The Faraway Tree. They have been learning about the importance of trees, and the[Read More…]

by August 10, 2016 Grade 2
Tremendous Trees in Grade Two

Tremendous Trees in Grade Two

Welcome back from a wintery holiday! We are excited to be learning about seeds, trees and earthworms this term. The Grade Two boys and girls braved the cold weather to find out just how a tree works by investigating the trees outside our classrooms. We learned that the Grade Two quad has evergreen trees because they are always green. We did[Read More…]

by July 27, 2016 Grade 2
FUN-tastic Funscapes in Grade 2!

FUN-tastic Funscapes in Grade 2!

Our Grade Twos had a blast last week during Funscapes. The teachers worked hard to prepare amazing options for all of our children. Miss Mey had to be flexible and embrace change, as the weather put a dampener on the group going to The World of Birds. However, the rain landed them at the lovely Clay Café where they got paint[Read More…]

by June 22, 2016 Grade 2
Spider Spunk in Grade Two

Spider Spunk in Grade Two

Grade 2 is definitely the most interesting grade as our children learn about such fascinating creatures, and they have many opportunities to express themselves creatively. This week they are busy making Spunky Spiders out of egg boxes. They have painted their spiders all sorts of colours and made each one unique. It has been such a joy to see our[Read More…]

by June 8, 2016 Grade 2
Being Brave in Grade Two

Being Brave in Grade Two

Last week we listened to our children give their unprepared Spider Presentations. Some of them found speaking in front of the class a breeze, and others thought the sky was falling down. In Grade Two, we don’t give up when things get tough. We get brave and bold. We do things even if we still feel scared. Our motto has become,[Read More…]

by May 25, 2016 Grade 2
Grade 2 Researchers

Grade 2 Researchers

A spider weaves a sticky web to capture bugs to eat, but what keeps the spider’s sticky web from sticking to its feet? Our Grade 2s have become professional researchers as they searched for the most interesting, spectacular or scary spider. Once they had answered all of the questions, they had to design a poster to display their information The teachers are[Read More…]

by May 11, 2016 Grade 2
UCT Ignition Field Trip

UCT Ignition Field Trip

Last week the Grade Twos went on the most amazing Ignition excursion to the University of Cape Town. With extreme excitement, the children boarded the Atlas bus and traveled over the mountain through the rain to their most anticipated destination of the term. In the Zoology Department at UCT, the students were treated to interactive powerpoints which had loads of fascinating facts about bats and spiders. There were[Read More…]

by May 7, 2016 Grade 2