Grade 2 - April 5 / 2019



We have begun our new unit on Sharing the Planet. Students will inquire into changes to air and water affect living things and the environment. This week students learned about the water cycle through the journey of a raindrop.


In Math, students have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes. Students have had a great time using geoboards, polydrons and connects to create shapes, explore symmetry and develop mathematical language. Students are learning how to count faces, vertices and edges. We will continue learning about shapes next week.


Students begun an independent book study as part of language. Students chose a chapter book of interest and will be reading and making chapter summaries over the next few weeks. Students will share their book study with you at the Student Led Conferences.


If you are looking for some Mathematics apps to add to your child’s at-home device, here are some recommendations:


In PHE this week, the grade 2’s played Spikeball and were introduced to Newcomb Ball which is a throwing and catching version of Volleyball. This gives them a chance to learn player positioning, strategies, teamwork, and many of the rules of the game before using the more difficult serving and hitting skills.


In Music, the Grade 2s have transferred their knowledge of rhythmic patterns to the djembes (drums). They will be performing at the Assembly on Friday April 12th. Parents are invited to attend.


This week in French, the students have started to read our play, Les trois petits cochons, in class. The students have done a great job with their initial reading of the play.

Attendance Reminder

A gentle reminder that all student absences should be emailed to
As well, if your child arrives late, please have them sign in with Ms. Kate or reception.


Over the next few upcoming weeks students will be taking part in a plant experiment that will help us learn about the effects of pollution. Students will be feeding 3 class plants with 3 different liquids (Each class has chosen different liquids). Students will be predicting, observing changes and recording the results.

International Day of Pink

On Wednesday, April 10th, The York School will recognize Day of Pink. Students can add pink accessories to their uniform (tshirt, socks, headband, tie, necklace, etc.) Please do your best to find pink accessories, but if necessary, red will be accepted. Students and teachers will participate in classroom activities promoting diversity, inclusion and caring friendships.

Grandpals & Special Friends Day

Join us for a special morning at the Primary school! To rsvp, click here.

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Please make sure to check The York School’s full school calendar regularly for updates, locations and times.

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