The Year Two teachers will be working collaboratively this year to plan, program and implement a curriculum that supports individuals’ learning styles through all subject and Key Learning Areas. The Australian Curriculum will be implemented in the learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography. Mathematics will be planned with reference to the Australian curriculum. This includes Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry as well as Statistics and Probability. Children will experience learning in real-life, life-like and purely mathematical situations.
Each class will have ability-based reading groups, home reading program, and modelled and guided reading in class. Our school’s QAR (Question Answer Relationship) reading comprehension framework is embedded within the new curriculum. This gives students the opportunity to reflect upon what they have read, answering questions from the text and using inferential thinking.
In handwriting, children will be revising letter formation and familiarity with red and blue lines.
As we are implementing the National Curriculum, the C2C spelling program is incorporated into our English program. The spelling program will be delivered to the whole class so students are exposed to the words, strategies and vocabulary being explicitly taught. Students’ spelling lists will then be differentiated according to their needs.
Children will read, write and perform poetry, read stories of families and friends,
identify stereotypes and respond persuasively to narratives. They will explore procedural and informative texts and discuss plot and characterisation in stories. Children will also read, view and listen to a range of stories from other cultures.
Children will develop understandings of number and place, units of measurement, data representation, chance, shape, patterns, fractions and decimals. They will also learn about location and money.
Children will investigate combinations of different materials, toys and movement, how living things grow and use their science knowledge to propose and explain actions that can be taken to conserve the Earth's resources.
Year Two will examine the impact of changing technology on people's lives, as well as exploring their local community.
Children will look at the concept of space and how people and places connect. They will use maps and globes, develop questions about places, and collect and record geographical data and information.