Monday, 6 February 2017

Term 1

 What’s on in Year 2 for Term 1?

Welcome to Term 1. We hope everyone had a relaxing holiday and are now eager to be part of new and exciting challenges.

The year has commenced with “Building our Classroom and School Community” activities and settling the students into a class routine.

Our unit of inquiry for this term is titled “Active Bodies, Healthy Minds!”

The Maths focus for Term 1 will include learning about Counting and Number Patterns, Ordering numbers, Place Value and Addition, Subtraction and Multiplication. Other aspects of our Term 1 maths programs will be Measurement of length, features of Shapes, Time and Statistics and Probability.

In English we shall be writing recounts and transactional texts. Through explicit teaching and Literacy Centres children will focus on aspects of grammar, spelling and comprehension. For spelling we are also implementing our new whole school program called SMART Spelling. As part of our Reading Program the students will continue to bring home levelled reading books for parents to assist their children to read and comprehend. A reminder to parents that children should be reading for at least 15 minutes a day at home.

Regular weekly homework will begin in Term 1. Students will be given their homework on Mondays, and it is to be completed and handed in on Friday. We encourage parents to oversee both homework and the daily reading program.

In Year 2 the students will participate in weekly outdoor activities including gardening and sport.
This is our BLOOM program - Because Learning Outdoors Offers More!

Important Dates
Year 2 Parent Information Night                        Feb 7th
Dance Jam Incursion                                             Feb 15th
Year 2 Fun Run                                                       March 22nd
Last day of Term 1                                                 March 31st

Please read the GPS online school newsletter which is published each week to ensure you are updated with all school events and important news.

Looking forward to a terrific Term 1

Year 2 Teachers.