Year 2 Newsletter | Term 3 Week 6

Below is a quick recap of our learning so far and how you can support your child.

English

In Writing, students have been looking at language features used in non-fiction texts and have continued crafting their own informative pieces on some interesting animals and insects. They have been sorting information based on the main idea of subheadings, after researching and collecting information from various texts. We have also been revising noun groups and verbs in our grammar lessons.

How can you support this at home? Having your child complete a five minute quick-write after they have viewed or read an informative text is a great way to continue practising their writing skills at home.

Mathematics

Students have been further exploring multiplication through the world of arrays. They have been learning the difference between rows (across) and columns (up and down), and looking for arrays in the real world. Multiplication is learnt as repeated addition in Early Childhood rather than simply memorising times tables. The language of multiplication includes terms such as ‘lots of’, ‘groups of’, ‘product’ and ‘by’.

How can you support this at home? 

  • You may ask your child to see how many of the terms associated with multiplication they can remember.
  • Students have been thinking about multiplying by one and zero, these concepts seem simple, however they are confusing for some learners.

You may wish to ask your child to explain what it means to multiply by 1 and the difference between that and multiplying by 0.

Geography 

Over the past two weeks, students have been busily completing their studies in the unit ‘Where in the World Are We?’ We’ve been looking at people’s connections to their local environment through the lens of the Australian Indigenous Peoples. Students have started to consider their own connections to the rest of the world and how we are connected through the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the places we visit and where our family members are located.

How can you support this at home? We are creating posters in class utilising information gathered from family interviews sent home this week. Please complete the interview with your child, we hope it initiates good conversations at home.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mr Aaron Flugge (Head of Year 2), Mr Andrew Bennett, Mrs Nyssa Tong, Ms Rebecca Lachmund