15 Mar 2019

Yr2 Curriculum Update – 15/03/19

Working together to achieve success for every child


Welcome to the 13th edition!

Sharing the Planet: “Plants sustain life on Earth and play a role in our lives”

Transdisciplinary Learning – It’s all connected!

The children have been exploring their wonders to begin to explore how plants grow and contribute to life on Earth. In the classroom they have been observing the parts of plants closely using microscopes, magnifying glasses and drawing detailed sketches. They have also been researching the functions of the different parts of the plant. When researching the children have been applying their reading skills and their organisational skills to record what they’ve found. The children have been starting to make connections with how plants grow and will now inquire into this further.

The children have visited Lion’s Park this week to deepen their learning into plants further. Talk to your children about the trip and ask them:

What plants did you see?

What did the different plants do to help us?

What did you learn that you didn’t know before?

We would also like to take this chance to thank the parent volunteers that attended and made this learning opportunity possible.



The children have continued to look at different types of poems. They have created a success criteria of what a poem is and have started to write their own based on the story/poem ‘Plants Can’t Sit Still’.  Ask your child about the poem they’ve been writing.



This week the children have been continuing to look at capacity, volume and mass, while starting to investigate subtraction. They have been looking at the fastest and slowest ways to subtract and have been discussing which are more efficient and why. They have also been thinking about strategies and the tools that they can use to subtract.



Year 2 children continue their inquiry into nature and plants. They continue to explore the role of plants and how to take care of them. Connections to learning are made using Chinese stories, songs, rhymes and games.

Here’s a glimpse of the happenings in some of our classrooms:

Suggestions for Supporting Learning at Home

Continue to look at different plants around your homes and surroundings. Take photos of these plants and bring them in to share with the class. Some children have done this already and we have learnt a lot from them.


Important Dates

16th March                              KJS School Fair

27th March                             Mongkok Flower Market Trip 2G, 2H and 2L

29th March                             Mongkok Flower Market Trip 2S and 2B

29th March                              Music Concert

5th April                                   Ching Ming Festival (no school)

8th and 9th April                      Student Led Conferences

11th April                                 School Disco (new date)

12th April                                 Last day of term (½ day)

15th – 26th April                      Term Break (no school)


Thank you to those parents supporting the Year 2 game at the School Fair tomorrow.

Kindest regards,

The Year 2 Team