Week 15-16 Communication

We hope you are well. It seems hard to believe, but we have already reached the end of November.  It feels like this month has really flown by for those of us in the Grade 2 teaching team.  But like they say, ‘time flies when you’re having fun!’

This past week was a very entertaining one.  The students spent time inquiring into some of the ways that artists like to tell stories within their artwork. The students thought about and discussed the use of artistic styles such as mime, sand art, computer coding and wordless books. They also spent time experimenting with these different art forms. It was a lot of fun!


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This week students expressed themselves without using words in both visual and performing arts. Check out Seesaw to watch short video clips of their mime scenes and to read some of the creative wordless stories made.

For the week ahead our students will be inquiring into sculpture and design while making things out of clay and other materials.  Our students will also be thinking about how we look and appreciate different works of art, and how different people often have different perspectives. At the end of the week our students will be asked to choose a visual and performance art form that they would like to use to express themselves with, as they begin planning focused art projects for the coming weeks.

Clay At Home For Group 2 + 3: Parents of group 2 and 3 students, as mentioned we will be asking students to use clay to create things at the start of the week.  If you have clay or play dough or a material that they can mold something with that would be great.  If these aren’t available, a building material such as lego could be used as a substitute.

Sports Day this Wednesday we will have our PYP Sports Day.  Look forward to your child being led by our PE staff through some fun challenges and games throughout the day.

Reusable Utensils thanks so much to all the parents who took the effort to pack reusable utensils for their child.  As we are likely to continue our current lunch time routine of eating inside the classroom with packaged lunches, we would like to make a goal in Grade 2 to not use any single use plastic cutlery items by the new year. This is a small action that we hope can help raise awareness about good choices that we can make to help reduce waste. Thanks very much for your help with this and all your support, as always.

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