Term 4 2019
Reading & History
During reading this term, students will read factual texts about a range of famous Australian figures. They will learn to use timelines and “Who, What. Where, When, Why & How” strategies to help sequence and summarise new information. Students make decisions on how they wish to present their learning, taking into account purpose and audience.
This term in writing, students will continue to hone their writing skills across multiple writing genres. Throughout the term students will have opportunities to write both fictional stories and factual reports. The initial focus for the term will be on developing the students’ writer’s voice which they will then use to write a series of pieces with the aim of persuading an audience of their opinion. Through the support of mentor texts, they will practise writing from different perspectives, using rhetorical questions and powerful language and verbs. Towards the middle of the term students will be exposed to figurative language through poetry and song.
During this term students will continue to consolidate number skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Students will also complete number units in fractions and money. Measurement units will include measuring and comparing the Mass and Capacity of everyday objects. Simple percentages and fractions will be used to express the probability and chance of everyday events. Warm up games, the use of maths equipment and problem solving will be the main strategies used to learn, become fluent, and extend Mathematical ideas.
Year 2 students are continuing the Respectful Relationships program with the final focus for the year on positive gender relations. Students will look at what it means to play fairly, be respectful towards others and the rights they have over their body.
Please see Compass for details of Respectful Relationships lessons you can participate in at home aligned with those we have looked at in the classroom.
The most important routine for your child is to read (or write about their reading) for 20-30 minutes per night. It makes a huge difference - the equivalent of reading an extra 1-1.5 million words per year. Your child will bring home a “home reading” log to track their reading. Please support your child to record their progress.
In addition to reading, we will provide short weekly activities that students will share on Friday afternoons - the selection of activities are found in the home learning book. If there are any specific activities that we believe will help your child, then we will of course let you know.
A Home Learning Activity matrix will go home with students during week 1.
Swimming will take place for grade two students during weeks 8 and 9. Please ensure you have given consent for your student on Compass. The program will take place at the heated North Melbourne Aquatic Centre. Students will be grouped into ability levels on the first day of the program and then build on their current skill level throughout the program. The lessons will go for 30 minutes with a recommended maximum ratio of 8 students to each swimming teacher. Swimming is part of the curriculum and it is a school expectation that all students participate.
Year 2 Team
Greetings Parents/Guardians and welcome to first term of an exciting year in Year 2.
2B Bella (Upper Cloud): firstname.lastname@example.org
2C Helen (Lower Cloud): Benjamin.email@example.com
2D Eddie (Upper Cloud): firstname.lastname@example.org
2D Natalie (Upper Cloud): email@example.com
2E Ben (Upper Cloud): Frater.firstname.lastname@example.org