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Tui – Year 2 blog

Data Handling

We have had a very busy start to Term 3!

In Maths, we have been learning about Data Handling.

Here are some photos of us collecting data, sorting it, and displaying our findings in a way that is easy for other people to understand.

Pumpkin Soup Weather!

During Week 5, we read a book about growing pumpkins and then we decided to make some pumpkin soup to eat at lunchtime.

We cut the pumpkin up,

Mrs Clark took it home and roasted it… then we put the soup all together in a slow cooker the next morning and cooked it until morning tea time.

It was YUM! It was interesting to see that the WHOLE CLASS enjoyed it and asked for seconds!


$$$$$ Money on your mind?? $$$$$$

Well, what a busy few weeks it has been in the Kea Class!

We have been learning about money. We can tell you all about the different notes and coins we use in New Zealand and we can count money!

We have been learning about the different combinations of coins we can use to ‘buy’ things and we have also learnt how to give change.

Making Shadows

What is as big as an elephant but weighs nothing?

The elephant’s shadow!

As part of our Science this term we have been learning about light and dark and what makes shadows. On a recent sunny day, we went outside and figured out how to make the biggest shadow we could…

And the smallest shadows we could.

And then we had a lot of fun trying to get away from our shadows…but we couldn’t!

Ti Point Reptile Park

The whole school had a brilliant outing recently when we all visited Ti Point Reptile Park.

The sun was shining which encouraged all the reptiles to put themselves on display as they basked in the warmth.

We were lucky enough to pat a tortoise, get up close with tuatara and see baby turtles and lizards!

Art – Self Portraits

We have been painting pictures of our lovely selves.


We started off by drawing our oval faces.

We looked very carefully at where our eyes, noses and mouths were…


We had a look at our hair and drew it how we thought it looked.

We had to go back and remember that we needed a neck in our picture so that our faces weren’t floating!

We painted our skin…


Then our hair…

Then our lips…


And our eyes…


Once they are dry, we will add backgrounds and finishing touches. 

Our paintings are looking very beautiful…just like us!


Welcome to Year 2!

Hi, and welcome to Year 2!

We have had a lovely start to the year. After a lot of discussion we have decided to be the Year 2 Kea Class.

Our mascot is Katie the Kea, who will go home with a different child each week. Katie brings with her a book which you can add to with writing and photos.

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