The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Year 2F News

We have had two special guest speakers come into our classroom recently and are looking forward to Eugene's Uncle joining us via Webex Conference from Tokyo next week. These visitors are assisting us in gaining information that will help us plan, design and build our own energy efficient model home for our Sharing the Planet Summative Assessment.

On Thursday 1 June, Chris Ferreira visited our classroom to talk to us about the ways in which he turned his regular weatherboard house eco-friendly and sustainable. The reasons why he made these changes were fascinating. We loved watching his YouTube clips.

In Week 7 our second visitor joined us; established architect and ex Scotch student Matt Crawford came to the classroom and spoke to us about the processes that Architects go through when designing a sustainable house and the ways in which they can reduce, reuse and recycle different materials. We loved Matt's presentation and especially loved quizzing him. He created his first design, his own sand pit when he was just 4 years old!

We have been busy preparing and learning our lines for our first Assembly item in Week 8. We even had eight mums come in to make props, you won't believe how amazing they look!

The boys are very excited about their performance and the beautiful connection to the lines of inquiry in our current Unit Of Inquiry. Thanks to Miss Tilbrook for making our Assembly so much fun. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have loved preparing it.

Mrs Tara Fowles
Year 2 Teacher