What’s On in Term 4?
Please read the following information about our Term 4 program and important Year 2 dates.
Our Inquiry Unit this term will focus on the following three Key Understandings:
1) Recognize the importance of our indigenous heritage and the connection to our local community.
2) The local area has changed over time.
3) We understand where we live in Australia and our location within the world.
Questions we will be discussing with the students will include:
Who lived here first?
How has the local area changed over time?
What significant landmarks help us understand the history of our local community?
Where in the world are we located?
In Maths this term, the children will become familiar with Australian currency. Students will gain an understanding of making amounts and giving change through hands on experiences. This will include mock businesses set up within the classroom and a Trash and Treasure Market at the Junior School to sell their wares to other students at the school.
During this term students will continue to explore aspects of measurement using formal and informal units. We shall also revise the four processes (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and develop problem solving skills.
The focus for Term 4 in English will be persuasive and report writing. Students will develop a range of strategies to plan, organise and construct pieces of writing to suit the text type.
We use the VCOP program to make editing of these aspects interesting and fun.
Through literacy centres and Reading Workshops children will continue to focus on aspects of reading comprehension, grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Regular weekly homework will continue through Term 4. We encourage parents to oversee the daily home reading program. Children should be reading for at least 15 minutes a day!
Botanical Gardens Excursion 11th October
Drama Toolbox Incursion 19th October
Whole school Spelling Bee Test 25th October
Melbourne Cup Holiday 6th November
Tram ride excursion 8th November
St. John’s Ambulance invisit 15th November
Trash and Treasure Day 16th November
Swimming Program Mon 19th Nov – Fri 30th
School Concert 12th December
Cartooning incursion 13th December
FINAL Year 2 ASSEMBLY 3pm 17th December
End of School Year 1.30 FINISH 21st December.