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Grade 2

What’s happening in Term 2 –  2022

Reading
In reading, we will be focusing on inferential comprehension. Students will develop their understanding that inferring is ‘something the author want us to know but doesn’t tell us in words.’ Students will read a range of texts and will be encouraged to answer inferential questions using text clues and their prior knowledge. They will continue to take part in small focused reading groups and in turn complete purposeful reading tasks. We encourage students to continue reading out loud for 15 minutes and sign their daily reading log.

Writing
In writing, we will be learning about the narrative and procedural writing genres. Students will be exposed to identifying the introduction, complication (problem) and resolution (solution) of well-known narratives. This term, they will develop their own narratives by using the Writer’s Process to draft, revise, edit and publish their work. They will be immersed in the procedural writing genre and set out their writing to follow the procedural writing structure using appropriate subheadings. For homework, students will be given 5 words based on our classroom spelling program. We also encourage students who are yet to achieve spelling the 100 most used words, to continue working on these.

Maths

In maths, we will be learning about addition and subtraction. Students will work on their automatic recall of addition and subtraction facts. They will also develop their understanding of efficient mental and written strategies including bridging to ten, doubles and near doubles to solve mathematical problems. Students will learn about data collection, displaying data and interpreting results. Throughout the term, we will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of time. Focussing on o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past using both analogue and digital clocks.

Inquiry

In term two, our Inquiry unit is called ‘Toys-Moving Things.’ Students will investigate the question ‘What makes a good toy’ by exploring materials, shapes and sizes and moving forces of toys. We will focus on 21CLD elements including Collaboration, Knowledge Construction and ICT to research and answer deep thinking questions.

SEL

In Social, Emotional Learning (SEL), the students will develop their understanding of resilience using the Resilience Rights & Respectful Relationships Program. We will focus on gratitude and coping strategies. Students will also work on identifying the size of problems and ways we can successfully address these in school or home situations.

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