Year 2

All Year 2 classes will have an individual blog. To gain real insight into what is occuring in your child/ren's classroom please subscribe to the relevant blog. Blogging is an online, interactive space that allows for the upload of ideas, happenings and questioning with the hope that those watching will engage in the conversations and become part of our learning space. This in effect breaks down the classroom walls and provides you with a closer look at how learning is taking place at school. 

 

Year 2 teachers will be blogging to let parents know all about the learning experiences in our classrooms. All you will need to do is subscribe to the relecant blog site so that you receive notification of any new items posted and start interacting. Blogging guidelines have been placed in the Banksia Bulletin and are available online on the site. Please read them carefully. All comments are read first and approved before being posted to the site. Any inappropriate use of the site will not be tolerated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do students in Year Two experience?

 

  • This is the final stage of the ‘Foundation Years’
  • At this level students continue to consolidate and extend on their knowledge of the Year 2 curriculum
  • They demonstrate an understanding of the school’s values and how they can contribute to the school community through the ‘You Can Do It’ program
  • Inquiry units are integrated across the curriculum Students undertake a wide range of activities
  • Literature  and information communication technology  is used widely to provide links to all areas of the curriculum

 

Mathematics

 

  • Students at this level can have a range of skills. During the year students will:
  • Have the opportunity to work cooperatively on activities where they work together in groups or partnerships to complete tasks
  • Learn through ‘hands-on’ investigations and maths in real life situations, such as shopping with money.
  • Consolidate their understandings of the ‘base ten’ system of counting and numeration, including addition, subtraction and multiplicative reasoning
  • Test assumptions
  • Develop a range of strategies for problem solving
  • Practise using maps, compass points and grids
  • Investigate analogue and digital time
  • Learn about the properties, features, similarities and differences of 2D and 3D shapes

 

English

 

  • Students at this level should have a good understanding of the alphabet system and continue to learn about phonics and more complex two, three and four letter sound blends (such as oo, igh and ould) through Reading, Spelling and Writing
  • Students are supported to develop their comprehension skills when reading
  • They may also work in small groups to practise reading skills
  • They read aloud to an audience  to improve their expression
  • Throughout the year there is a focus on spelling rules and grammar
  • Students practise writing for different purposes and audiences
  • They work through the writing process in a number of genres such as recounts, letters, narratives and persuasive writing.
  • They prepare and deliver book reports and oral presentations related to our inquiry topics

 

Children will also experience

 

  • Music, P.E, Art, Languages and ICT specialist programs
  • Excursions and incursions to the Immigration Museum, the Gould League excursions ‘Rapt in Recycling’ and Mini-beast Safari, Richard Galbraith (Author and Cartoonist) visit and workshop, walk to Balcombe Estuary Term Two and Term Four
  • School concert alternate years
  • Year Level assembly
  • Year Level sport
  • Year and Class blog

 

Wellbeing

  • ‘You Can Do It’ program
  • ‘Kids Matter’ program
  • Environmental group
  • Social skills group