Year 2

 Year 2 

 Year 2 students continue to develop learning independence and extend their literacy and numeracy skills. The children are engaged in challenging,differentiated  learning experiences. These activities cover all areas of the curriculum. Students continue to apply their knowledge and strategies to different problem solving contexts and real life scenarios. We provide a safe and stimulating environment,that nurtures and promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of each student.
 

During reading lessons, students use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning. They utilise punctuation to support phrasing and fluency when reading aloud, presenting to their peers and giving personal responses. Students explore and apply a range of spelling patterns and strategies. They utilise grammatical skills during writing sessions. Students focus on narratives, recounts, procedures, explanations and information reports, including appropriate sequencing of ideas and attention to text structure. They also refine their handwriting skills in preparation for cursive writing.  Through regular 'Share and Chat' sessions and the Year 2 Production students are provided with opportunities to refine their speaking and listening skills.

Students count and order numbers to at least 1000. Understanding place value is a continued focus. Students apply a variety of strategies to solve problems. They perform calculations using all of the operations and explore how they are related. They separate collections and shapes into given fractions. They tell time to the quarter-hour and use a calendar,exploring days,months and seasons. Students measure and order objects using informal and formal units. Students draw and identify the features of 2D and 3D shapes. They collect and display data in a variety of ways and analyse their findings.  They describe the outcomes of familiar events using language of chance and apply their mathematical knowledge to create and solve a range of everyday problems.

Year 2 is an extremely exciting year with the students being given the opportunity to develop their dramatic skills, by performing in the Year 2 Production. The students' participation in the production supports our school values. Our values are to develop respect for others through responsibilty, resilience, commumity, creativity and team work through drama,singing and dance.  

Our school student well being program is based on the 'Resilience, Rights & Respectful Relationships' program. We teach mindfulness activities, to develop individual wellbeing.

We offer many interesting  incursions and excursions that link to our main area of investigation for the term. Science learning covers Changes (Chemical) and Push and Pull  (Physical). Technology learning investigates Engineering (using materials to create a moving product). Health learning covers Exploring health messages and health promotion. Geography learning covers Australia in the world and Special places. History learning covers Changing technology and Why remains of the past are important to our community.

The Year 2 coding program teaches OSMO,Sphero and We Do. The skills taught through these coding programs are integrated into class literacy and numeracy programs.

Our 'Swim and Survive' program at the Monash Aquatic centre is well attended, as learning to swim confidently is an essential survival skill.

Other activities will be placed on the Year 2 blog, as they occur.

Parent helpers

Parents are most welcome to help in our classrooms, in the library, on excursions and camps and on our parent group committee and School Council committees.

All parents who assist in any way must have a Working With Children Check. This card must be presented at the office when parents sign in

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