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Year 2

Lets Build a Bubble City Year 2 2017 Stephen Mushin Year 2 2017

Term 3 2018 

This will be yet another action packed term of learning in Year 4. Our humanities focus for this term is geography (Africa and South America) and science explores Earth and space. Both have been incorporated into our reading and writing sessions. This term our wellbeing focus will continue to follow the Aristotle program, which has been developed by Swinburne University.   

In Maths students are learning to:

  • Describe patterns when skip counting or multiplying by 0-10.

  • Solve multiplication facts up to 10 × 10 and related division facts.

  • Develop efficient mental and written strategies for multiplication and division including counting groups, partitioning (grid method), double, double + 1, double-double, double-double-double.

  • Solve worded problems by using number sentences involving multiplication or division.

In Reading students are learning to:

  • Find poems we enjoy and explain we you like them.

  • Read poems aloud with fluency and expression.

  • Create  mental images whilst reading poems (visualising).

  • Infer the meaning of unfamiliar words, phrases and author’s purpose in poems.

  • Identify and explain the meaning of figurative language in poems (similes, metaphors, personification).

  • Locate major countries and major characteristics of Africa and South America.

  • Learn about important geographical ideas and synthesise key details with the help of prior knowledge.

In Writing students are learning to:

  • Write poems about imagined and personal experiences using specific poetic devices.

  • Discover the meaning of, and use new vocabulary in our writing.

  • Revise and edit our writing to improve or add meaning by deleting or moving words.

  • Use technical vocabulary appropriate to geographical texts.

  • Revise and edit information texts by adding using definitions, examples or explanations.

  • Write information in structured and organised paragraphs.


In Media Arts students are learning to:

  • Plan, create and present films for specific purposes and audiences

  • Use digital technologies to manipulate time and space in order to tell stories

  • Explore how filmmaking techniques such as camera angles can be used to communicate different moods and meanings

  • Explore and representation people in their community, through settings, ideas and story structure


Students will be expected to complete a weekly home learning task due on Friday of every week through the online See-Saw platform on top of the expected 30 minutes of reading that students should undertake each evening.