GRADE 2

TERM 3

English

Reading & Comprehension

  • Students experience a variety of reading activities on a daily basis.
  • Guided Reading 4 x 45 minutes per week.
  • Whole class reading of class texts related to the Integrated Studies unit of work.
  • Silent reading from Home Reading Boxes.

Writing & Handwriting

  • Students are given the opportunity to write 4 times a week using a mixture of genres: eg narrative, personal journals, persuasive pieces, recounts, letters, reports, descriptions and instructions.
  • Continued revision of formation, direction, slope and presentation of correct handwriting of all letters in lower and upper case. Students learn to write on lines appropriate to their grade level.

Speaking & Listening

  • Speaking and listening are important aspects of English and are critical for all of us in our everyday communication with others. At school, students are continually involved in situations where they need to listen to and speak with others. Some of these involve remembering and repeating instructions, conveying verbal messages, making announcements, explaining ideas, listening to other students or the teacher and speaking before a familiar audience.

Grammar & Punctuation

  • Revision of nouns, verbs, capital letters, full stops, commas and question marks, the correct use of quotation marks and working on sentence structure and correct use of tense.

Spelling & Word Attack

  • Words Their Way: This program encourages students to explore patterns in words and develop a stronger understanding of phonics at an individualised level.
  • Spelling 100/200/300/400 most used words with the use of multiple strategies. Eg. Look Say Cover Write Check strategy and the 4S strategy (Say it, Stretch it, Syllable it, Spell it).
  • Skill building: rhyming, syllables and stretching out words for more accurate spelling.
  • Spelling patterns/blends.

Mathematics

NUMBER

Topics include:

  • Partitioning and renaming numbers.

  • Place Value with hundreds, tens and ones to 1000

  • Addition and subtraction with renaming

  • Money: Identifying, ordering and adding small amounts of Australian money.

MEASUREMENT, GEOMETRY, STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY.

  • Measuring and comparing the length, area, mass and capacity of objects. Introduction of formal units.

  • Time: Understanding digital and analogue formats and the duration of various everyday activities. 

  • Collection and comparing of data.

  • Exploring the language associated with chance and developing an understanding of the probability.

  • 3D shapes and their properties

  • Flip, slide, turn: recognising transformations of two-dimensional shapes

Integrated Studies

Weeks 1 - 4: Protective Behaviours and Bounce Back.
During the first two weeks the Grade 2's will be talking about how they can respond to different feelings that make them feel unsafe. They will be investigating different emotions, what they feel like and look like and ways to express our emotions.

Week 5 - 10: All Mixed Up

All Mixed Up provides an opportunity for students to explore chemical science. Throughout this unit we will conduct numerous experiments; hypothesising, observing and discussing our results. The unit is based on the concepts of mixing materials to create new ones or to alter the texture/colour/shape of the mixture. We will also hold an incursion to examine different materials and their properties.

Towards the end of the term, students will be required to complete a project on All Mixed Up that demonstrates the knowledge they have gained throughout Term 3.

Italian

Topics

  • In term 3 Grade Two students will focus on learning common everyday Italian sentences through the story “La Gallinella Rossa.” Children will be able to practise the story and have the opportunity to retell the story through role play. Each week students will have a focus on a character from the story where they will brainstorm some facts about that animal and make a mask or 3D paper model of the character. Students will continue maintaining their knowledge of numbers, colours, greetings, days and months through chants and games.

Homework

Topics

  • Students will complete their fortnightly homework that includes: Spelling words, Reading strategies, Mathletics and an Integrated Studies related activity.

Art

Topics

  • This term the students in Grade 2 will be exploring different types of construction techniques using recycled and man made materials.
  • They will also be investigating ways to join different types of material together, eg paper.

Music

Topics

  • Students in Grades 2 will further their understanding of the elements of music such as; Beat, Volume, Tempo, Timbre (instrumental families) and form (song structures). They use this knowledge to arrange and make choices about expressive ways of communicating their ideas, concepts, feelings or experiences both individually and within a group.
  • Activities in Term 3 will include:
  • • Singing a variety of children's and popular songs.
  • • Singing excercises to improve ability with and control over pitch.
  • • Learning the notes CDEFG on tuned percussion and their notes on the staff
  • • 100 year celebration song

Physical Education

Topics

  • Fundamental Motor Skills,(run, leap, jump, overarm throw)
  • Mini Commonweath Games Carnival
  • PMP/Gymnastics
  • Dance

Excursions

Topics

  • As part of this term's integrated unit on All Mixed Up, students will participate in an incursion that will explore the science behind materials and their properties.
 
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