Morning Verse
The Sun with Loving Light,
Makes bright for me each day.
The soul with spirit power,
Gives strength unto my limbs.
In sunlight shining clear,
I reverence oh God.
The strength of human kind,
Which thou so graciously, 
Hast planted in my soul.
That I with all my might,
May love to work and learn. 
From thee comes light and strength, 
To thee rise love and thanks.

Morning Tea Verse
Before the flour, the mill,
Before the mill, the grain,
Before the grain, the sun, the earth the rain,
The beauty of our will.

Lunch Verse
Earth who gives to us this food
Sun that makes it ripe and good
Dearest earth, dearest sun
Thanks to you we give each one
Blessings on our lunch. 

Home Verse
Guarded from harm
Cared for by angels
Here we stand loving and strong
Truthful and good.

Class Two

TERM 2 OVERVIEW

This term Class Two is introduced to the Celtic tales in our first main lesson as we hear the epic adventure of the Celtic Dragon Myth. The students will live into the tales as we act, write, sing and retell them. After this main lesson, the students will continue to hear shorter Celtic stories such as The Tale of Ivan and The Sea-Maiden. These stories bring rich language into their reading and writing.

Our second main lesson focuses on mathematics, specifically place value. The students will work with numbers up to 1000s using bags/boxes/bundles to group objects into the correct place value. Imaginative stories and Celtic stories are used to bring mathematical problems as the children learn new strategies such as counting on and rearranging to solve problems. We will continue to practise our times tables, four mathematical processes and daily mental arithmetic throughout the term.

Our final main lesson will be form drawing. The students will move, feel and draw more complex lines, ribbon forms and freehand geometrical forms. A difficult but rewarding task that strengthens the children’s will is the changing or metamorphosis of forms. For example, a straight line becoming a wavy live which continues to crash over itself until it makes the form of a knot. We will strive to create harmony, symmetry, beauty, and order of form throughout this main lesson.