Grade 2


Welcome to Grade Two, 2017.

This year our team consists of:

2G - Brooke Gleeson

2S - Christie Sharp

2U - Mrs Leonie Underwood

2B - Anna Baxter

2W - Mrs Kelly Watson

 

Our year ahead:

Literacy

CAFE Reading - students participate in a reading program titled 'CAFE' reading. This is a program that has been implemented right across the school to develop well balanced readers. It stands for: Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expand Vocabulary. The program sees students having one-on-one appointments with their teachers to set and monitor specific reading goals. These goals are communicated home and displayed in the classrooms. They are encouraged to be practised at home as well as at school. 

Writing - Students are exposed to a range of writing genres throughout the year including recounts, descriptions, narratives, expositions, procedures and information reports. Goal setting with students allows us to target individual needs within the grade.

Spelling - Increasing student's bank of known words and strategies for tackling new words is our ongoing goal. Students are introduced to spelling concepts based on current spelling needs and lists are individualised for students.

Word Study - Words Their Way is a developmental, spelling and vocabulary program. It is differentiated to students point of need and teaches students to examine words to discover the regularities, patterns, and conventions of the English language in order to read, write and spell.

Mathematics

We aim to teach at student's points of need in the areas of: place value, addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, counting and fractions. We also cover a range of measurement areas such as: length, time, mass, capacity, volume and area, as well as the concepts of statistics and probability. 

Inquiry

Term 1 - I am Unique

Term 2 - Advances in technology have changed our lives

PATHS

The school wide PATHS Program (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) is a well renowned program aimed at providing students with the knowledge and skills to tackle a range of social situations in a positive way. Problem solving is a big focus in Grade 2.

Special Events

Term 2 - Sovereign Hill excursion

Term 4 - Sunnystones Camp

Communication

If you ever need to contact us, please do not hesitate! We can easily arrange a suitable time to meet with you, and we stress the importance of parents and teachers working together as a team to provide the best learning experiences for your children.

 

Grade 2 excursion to Sovereign Hill