Today we learnt all that calcium, vitamin D and exercise can help us develop strong bones. We discovered that boys need to eat 2 serves of dairy each day and that girls only need to eat 1 1/2 serves. An example of a serve is a glass of milk or two pieces of cheese or a tub of yoghurt.
Today Koko shared some time with us helping to discover all about his travels to London. We enjoyed him helped us with completing our maths tasks. We loved being able to read Charlie and Lola with him. While Kev has spent the day helping Year 1.
Our Stage 1 students were very excited today with the introduction of our transport unit. In this they were introduced to two new friends Koko the Koala and Kev the Kiwi. They are part of the PLC school's Travelling Buddies Project.
They have been globe trotting and arrived today from the Faraday School in London. Over the next week students in Stage 1 will be conducting a lot of activities that look at the journey Koko and Kev have been on and explore where they will be heading next.
We were also blessed with a copy of Charlie and Lola's: We Completely Must go to London.
Thank You Mrs Ramage and her class in London.
During the holidays Isabella was able to represent the school at the Australian Interschool Ski Racing Championships at the Snowy Mountains. This is her recount of this.
It all started very early in the morning, it was very cold and I was a bit nervous . We travelled up the mountain on the Ski Tube to get our skis out from the locker room, but the locker room wasn’t open. It was a bit crazy but luckily someone had gone to get help so we could get our skis out in time for our race.
Lachlan and I jumped onto the chairlift, but Mummy couldn't get on without her skis. Mummy was helping as a race official, so we went on the chairlift by ourselves. It was very cold that morning and snowing. I skied down to the start of the race track so I could do a practice run. It was soon time for my race to start, so I skied back down to the chairlift and rode up the top of the mountain to the start line. The race officials were marshalling everyone into their race order, I was number 6. When I realised it was almost time for my race to start I got a little bit nervous.
There is a special trip wire which starts my time. I put my stocks out in front of the trip wire and then they said: “red course ready, blue course ready, racers ready, GO!”
I pushed my stocks out and raced through the trip wire and down the mountain skiing beside the flags. The course was a little bit icy but I raced as fast as I could. The boys raced beside me, their course had blue flags and the girls had red flags. After my first race, I had one last try on the race course. My first race time was 43.46 and on my second time was 46 seconds. The two times gave me a combined time of 89.46 and I finished in 31st place. There were 121 girls racing that morning. It was freezing but we had so much fun and I love skiing it is my favourite sport. Thank you to the school for letting me ski in the Interschool race.
We would like to welcome you back after a restful and fun winter holiday. During the holidays there were a change, we have had installed new carpet. This is an exciting improvement to our classroom environment.
We also had a visitor from Africa. Ps. Fred Misaka, Principal of the Hope and Care Schools in Uganda came as part of a visit to Australia to collect the toy horses that Year 2 had created for his students. Unfortunately this visit fell in the holidays, although we were able to spend a day with him touring the school and local area.
Term 3 will see Year 2 study the themes "Systems of Transport" and "Push and Pull". The overarching theme is "Journeys" with a novel study on The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and The Littlest Refuge by Ahn Do.
There is a lot of enthusiasm around these units of study so please don't hesitate to contact myself or Miss Lloyd about them.
Could we also make a request for a Mid-Year Stationery Top-up!!
Please ensure your child has these stationary items so the they are ready to learn at school this semester.