In Year 2 Literacy and Numeracy development form a strong focus for our students as these are the foundations on which further learning is built. These are reinforced and strengthened through learning in all areas of the curriculum.
Our focus in Year 2 will be on getting our students to:
- independently read books and discuss what they have read or viewed with other students, teachers or family members
- focus on comprehension strategies – making connections, predicting, visualising, questioning, inferring and summarising
- sound out words using knowledge of phonograms from our Spalding Program and recognise words
- use punctuation, such as capital letters and full stops, and experiment with other forms such as speech marks, question marks etc.
- write about their experiences, tell a story or talk about topics they have covered in the class
- spell a number of common words correctly and write in sentences
- listen and give talks to the class about a topic they are interested in
- develop readable handwriting
Our focus in Year 2 is getting our students to:
- describe number sequences, locate numbers on a number line and develop and understand place value
- extend their knowledge of the four operations +, -, x, ÷
- represent simple fractions
- learn about Australian money
- solve worded problems
- describe and draw shapes and objects, and use units to measure
- learn to tell the time from an analogue clock, and use a calendar to determine the date
- describe the outcome of a chance event
- collect and investigate data collected from simple problems
In Year 2 students learn about people, places and how things work, they make sense of their world, and develop history, geography and science knowledge and skills.
- The Best I Can be – personal strengths and learning how to interact positively with others
- Wild and Wacky Weather – learning about the weather and how it impacts on our lives
- One Country, Many Faces – celebrating the cultural diversity of Australia
- Creepy, Crawly Critters – looking at bugs and the important role they play in our world
In Year 2, we encourage our students to enjoy reading and listening to lots of different stories. As part of the Year 2 homework routine, please encourage your child to read every night and record this in their Home Reading Journal. Ten minutes of reading every day can make a real difference to your child’s learning.
In Year 2, weekly Spalding spelling lists and tasks to practice these words will also be sent home.