Articles by: Sam Mey

Riveting Book Reviews

Riveting Book Reviews

The Grade 2s have been hard at work practicing their paired reading within their classes.  They have also been having deep discussions about what their box books are all about and asking their friends about theirs.   This week, however, the Grade 2s are taking those skills and putting them to use, by writing book reviews on their box books. [Read More…]

by September 19, 2019 Grade 2, Primary
Up the Faraway Tree

Up the Faraway Tree

This term the Grade 2s have climbed into Enid Blyton’s fantasy, “The Magic Far Away Tree’. Linking to our theme, The Trees, Bees and Me, The Magic Far Away Tree inspired the children to stretch their imaginations beyond the norm and think out of the box, or… up the tree. This week their creativity reached fever pitch when they got[Read More…]

by September 3, 2019 Grade 2, Primary
Sharing is Caring!

Sharing is Caring!

Our Grade 2s have been hard at work reading and preparing their “Giving Tree” pieces.  We decided to take it a step further where we involved friendship and collaboration to develop a passion for reading and teamwork.   Teamwork has been a huge part of our curriculum in Grade 2 where we have learnt that working together always get the[Read More…]

by August 15, 2019 Grade 2, Primary
Grade Twos are Abuzz about their Assembly

Grade Twos are Abuzz about their Assembly

The Grade Twos are buzzing with excitement about their final assembly of the year this Friday. They have been practicing hard, and are so excited to perform for everyone. In keeping with our main Term 3 theme of Bees – the assembly focuses on these busy creatures, and how they work in teams to accomplish so much. The children will[Read More…]

by August 2, 2019 Grade 2, Primary
“Tree”mendous Trees

“Tree”mendous Trees

“From little seeds grow mighty trees”   Our Grade Twos have dived into the exciting world of trees and bees.  They have been hard at work learning about the different parts of the trees, how trees grow and what they look like. They have also been learning how to do scientific drawings with labels.     The boys and girls[Read More…]

by July 20, 2019 Grade 2, Primary
Bean there, grew that!

Bean there, grew that!

The Grade 2’s planted their beans two weeks ago, exposing them to different conditions. They have been caring for them, and watching them very closely since then, monitoring every bit of their growth. The beans were planted into soil and sand, to determine which one they would grow best in. The results have shocked even the teachers!  Can you guess which[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Grade 2, Primary
Green Thumbs in Grade 2!

Green Thumbs in Grade 2!

It has bean a fun, productive week in class! One of our themes this term is the ground and what goes on beneath it. The Grade 2s have just learnt about soil and its various layers. They got their hands dirty, exploring different soils and planting their very own beans in their cooperative groups. Each learner got a container filled with[Read More…]

by May 3, 2019 Grade 2, Primary
Shining in the SPOTLIGHT

Shining in the SPOTLIGHT

‘Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!’- Dr Seuss Grade 2 is a special year. This is the year of self discovery, exploration of differences and appreciation of each and every persons uniqueness. In order to help navigate through these times the teachers hold a day that we like[Read More…]

by April 18, 2019 Grade 2, Primary
Saving a species – Eight penguins at a time!

Saving a species – Eight penguins at a time!

The Grade 2s really dived deep into the theme of Penguins this Term. From learning all about them, to visiting them and then watching them in their natural habitat at Boulders Beach. The one area we’ve focused on and really encouraged, are the threats to penguins and how we can save them. To show our appreciation of the conservation of these[Read More…]

by March 8, 2019 Grade 2, Primary
Not so 2-Dimensional after all!

Not so 2-Dimensional after all!

This week the Grade 2s have thought, hypothesised, experimented, and concluded that there is more to Maths and Science than sums and beakers. With giant bubbles and balloon shapes, the Bubbly Maths company came to shed new light on a few dull Mathematical concepts. Amazement and awe filled the hall as normal concepts like measuring, shapes and soap suds came[Read More…]

by February 21, 2019 Grade 2, Primary