Year Levels - Year 2

Welcome back to Term 4. We hope that you have had a restful and enjoyable break. We are looking forward to working closely with you and your child to achieve their goals this term. If you have any concerns or questions throughout the year please do not hesitate to see your child’s teacher.

Important Dates / Upcoming Events

• Friday 19 October: Year 2 ‘Ready Set Go’ in school camp program
• Tuesday 6 November: Melbourne Cup public holiday
• Wednesday 7 November: Art Show
• Thursday 8 November: Show Day
• Thursday 29 November: Italian Day
• Tuesday 18 December: Reports go home/Meet the teacher
• Thursday 20 December: Class Parties
• Friday 21 December: Kris Kringle - 12.30pm finish

Homework

Homework is an important part of your child’s learning. It complements classroom learning and fosters good study habits by providing an opportunity for students to be responsible for their own learning. At Craigieburn South Primary School, it is a school expectation that all students complete homework, which comprises of daily reading and a weekly homework sheet. It is extremely important that the homework is returned by the due date to ensure there is sufficient time for it to be checked and corrected by the classroom teacher.
Year 2 homework goes home each Wednesday and is due back on the following Monday. Home readers are taken home each night and must be read with an adult or older sibling and diary signed.  Uniform
Term 4 is ‘No Hat, No Play’. Students without hats have to play under shade in the lunch breaks. Please make sure your child has a hat for sun protection. Starting on Monday 22 October, all students need to be wearing their full summer uniform. Your child needs to wear supportive black school shoes every day. Please remember to clearly label your child’s jumpers and other belongings.

Uniform

Term 4 is ‘No Hat, No Play’. Students without hats have to play under shade in the lunch breaks. Please make sure your child has a hat for sun protection. Starting on Monday 22 October, all students need to be wearing their full summer uniform. Your child needs to wear supportive black school shoes every day. Please remember to clearly label your child’s jumpers and other belongings.

Pick Up and Drop Off

Please remember that now pick up and drop off is outside the Gallery doors. Please be mindful not to enter the school buildings prior to 8:45am as per the school rule. If you need to talk to your child’s teacher, please organise a time to meet or wait until 3:15pm. If your child is late, it is important you sign them in at the office prior to bringing them into the classroom.

Specialist Timetable

2A: Wednesday - Library / Thursday - P.E. & Computer

2C: Monday - P.E. / Thursday - Computer & Library

2M: Tuesday - Computer / Thursday - P.E. & Art / Friday - Library

2R: Wednesday - Library / Thursday - Science & P.E.

2T: Wednesday - Library / Thursday - P.E. & Art

English

Reading and Viewing
Students will focus on:
• Reading aloud with fluency and expression
• Making connections (text to self, text to text and text to world)
• Getting knowledge ready to build comprehension
• Making valid predictions utilising evidence within the text to support their claim
• Finding and explaining the main ideas in a story and making inferences
• Developing and using strategies for working out the meaning of unfamiliar words and words in context
• Recognising cause and effect when reading
• Continuing to explore THRASS sounds through oral language activities and developing their high frequency words

Writing
Students will focus on:
• Writing persuasive, narrative, transactional and procedural texts
• Using capital letters, full stops and commas in their writing
• Developing their understanding of descriptive language and of punctuation including quotation marks, commas, question marks and exclamation marks
• Developing editing skills to improve writing
• Using correct letter formation and pencil grip
• Continuing to develop their THRASS knowledge to help spell unfamiliar words
• Developing their word vocabulary and the correct pronunciation

Speaking and Listening
Students will focus on:
• Voice projection and tone
• Developing their confidence in speaking in front of the class
• Engaging in class discussions and working in cooperative groups
• Developing the skills of confidently sharing ideas and working and listening attentively when others are speaking

Mathematics

Number and Algebra
Students will focus on:
• Recognising and representing multiplication as groups and arrays, identifying the relationship between multiplication and division
• Recognising and representing division as grouping into equal sets and solving simple problems using these representations
• Recognising and interpreting common uses of halves, quarters and eighths of shapes and collections

Measurement and Geometry
Students will focus on:
• Investigating the effect of one-step slides and flips
• Identifying and describing half and quarter turns
• Telling time to the quarter-hour, using the language of 'past' and 'to'

Statistics and Probability
Students will focus on:
• Identifying practical activities and everyday events that involve chance. Describe outcomes as ‘likely’ or ‘unlikely’ and identify some events as ‘certain’ or ‘impossible’

Integrated Curriculum

Our Integrated unit this term is ‘Design and Creativity’. The students will describe the purpose of familiar designed solutions and how they meet the needs of users and affect others and environments. They identify the features and uses of some technologies for each of the prescribed technologies contexts.

With guidance, the students will create designed solutions for each of the prescribed technologies contexts. Students create and evaluate their ideas and designed solutions based on personal preferences. They communicate design ideas for their designed solutions, using modelling and simple drawings. Following sequenced steps, students demonstrate safe use of tools and equipment when producing designed solutions.