Term 2 2019
Year 2 Team
Greetings Parents/Guardians and welcome to first term of an exciting year in Year 2.
2B Bella (Upper Cloud): email@example.com
2C Helen (Lower Cloud): Benjamin.firstname.lastname@example.org
2D Viv (Upper Cloud): email@example.com
2E Ben (Lower Cloud): Frater.firstname.lastname@example.org
This term students will explore familiar fairytales, building comprehension by analysing main characters. Using the strategies “F.A.S.T” and “Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then”, students will explore how authors use words to help us understand how a character may look, feel, think and talk. Later this term, students will learn how to identify key details from factual texts.
This term students will be re-exploring fictional narrative focusing on fairytale/folktale genre and writing factual pieces such as experiment/procedure and explanations through the lense of writing like a scientist. Both writing units will link and allow continued immersion with the concurrent reading and science topics the students will be exploring throughout term 2.
This term students will be exploring different mental and written strategies to assist in solving addition and subtraction problems. Through a variety of games such as Ace-10, Total Recall and Doubles Bingo, the students will develop quick and efficient ways of adding and taking away numbers. Students will also begin to develop an understanding of the inverse operations being the connection between addition and subtraction.
This term students will be investigating physical science with a particular focus on the forces. They will observe the way different objects move depending on push or pull factors. They will also explore the forces of gravity and magnetism. Learning will involve lots of hands on investigations from students. They will ask questions and make predictions, participate in investigations and record their findings.
Year 2 students are studying Respectful Relationships with the focus on learning how to manage their feelings. We have discussed strategies on how to improve situations they may feel uncomfortable with (e.g. if a peer is distracting them), with the 3 main steps of solving issues 1. Move away 2. Tell the other person to stop it 3.Tell a teacher.
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.