The Year 2 teachers are sending praise to all the students as they have come back from holidays with a mature approach to learning and a readiness for Term 3. We hope that Homework has become part of their weekly routine and that they have enjoyed their maths tasks each week. You should begin to see your child apply different maths strategies that have been covered in Term 2 and over the past few weeks.
This term is only a short one but will see the children undertake scientific research about Life Cycles and how some animals change. They will then move their focus to The Human Body and its many systems, and they will even get a chance to see a real pig’s lung be inflated and to see (even touch) a real pig’s heart.
The Human Body unit is such an exciting one and there are endless questions that arise as the children read more non-fiction texts. We encourage you to discuss with your child what they have been researching and you may see more Informative texts coming home as Home Readers. In English, we are focusing on the features and structures of texts that inform us. As the famous saying goes… “you learn something new every day”.
Year 2 Assembly
Yes, that’s right. It’s Year Two’s turn to shine in the Auditorium! Please keep the morning of Friday August 23rd (8:30am) free as Year 2 will take to the stage to display their learning. We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.
This term in Maths the students will be encouraged to be problem solvers. We will be exposing them to word problems and asking them to work collaboratively to show how they solved the tasks. Each time they work in a group they will be assigned a role (see below for an explanation of each role). They will continue to use their number solving strategies learnt in Semester 1 and apply these when working collaboratively.
You may start hearing the following vocabulary being used at home –