Year 2

Welcome everyone to Year 2 - Term Four

 

Parent Information Session for 2017 (Click Here)

 

They say time flies when you are having fun! And we can’t believe that term 4 is here already!

 

As always we have lots of exciting and engaging learning experiences planned for this term, with the first one being the ‘Big Night In’ at the end of week 2.

 

The children have been looking forward to this evening all year, and have been gradually working on the life skills of ‘getting along’, ‘confidence’ and ‘organisation’, which will support them all in making this next big step towards independence.  The evening will commence with the children setting up their beds (it’s the biggest sleepover ever!), followed by dinner, a disco, possum hunting and then a movie in bed! We are sure that it is going to be an experience that they will treasure and hold with them for the rest of their lives.

 

In Shared Inquiry, the students will be exploring the topic of Water. They will be asked the following Key Questions:

- What is the water cycle?
- Where can we find water?
- What are the different types of water?
- Why might we have different rainfall in different areas of Australia?
- What are the problems with drought?

- How do humans manage and protect water resources? For example, reducing waste and conserving water

 

An excursion to the Williamstown High School Marine Centre will support students’ understanding of our local marine ecosystem.

 

In Literacy, the children will be learning about the art of Persuasion. They will be looking at the structure, features and language of Persuasive texts and will develop their ability to express their point of view, justifying their reasons and using emotive language.  Through debating, writing letters or creating posters, the children will be given real life opportunities to develop and practise these skills.

 

Later, the children will explore transactional writing. This will involve students writing letters and perhaps a letter to Santa  might be in order!

 

In Numeracy, the children will be learning about division and the relationship it has with fractions and multiplication. The children will be dividing regular shapes such as squares, circles and rectangles into halves, quarters and eighths and learning how to share amounts equally. The children will also be encouraged to make links between multiplication and division with the support of arrays and grouping. For example 2x5=10  so  10÷5=2. Throughout the term the children will also explore ways that we can measure capacity and mass and develop a greater understanding of chance and probability.

 

Ways that you can best support your child’s learning, is don’t forget to check your inbox, and read the fortnightly year 2 e-news, as they are packed with lots of great ideas.

 

Finally, Homework will be issued weekly. In preparation for Year 3, homework is compulsory for all Year 2 children in Term 4.

 

From the Year 2 Teachers.