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2023 TERM 4
What a busy and exciting term we have ahead of us!
Our theme this term is Earth Sciences. Students will cover topics of how changes occur in the sky and landscape, and how daily weather and seasonal changes affect the lives of both humans and animals. We also collect information about Earth’s resources including water and discuss how it is used at school and home. This will be supported by a great day out at Mordialloc beach, a favourite of all the year 2 teachers and past students.
We also revise Sun, Sea and Safety. Living in Australia, it is so important for our kids to learn about water safety and protecting ourselves during the warmer months. This learning will be further supported by our upcoming swimming program.
A reminder that all children must wear hats during outside play this term.
In preparation for year 3, and NAPLAN, we will be focussing on writing ‘warning tale’ narratives and persuasive writing pieces.
There has been a strong focus on extending the students mathematical knowledge this semester, something that we aim to continue heading into term 4. Our ‘big ideas’ units are based around the concepts of chance, data and measurement. It has been great to have Mr Hutchins (who runs the Dandenong North Primary Schools maths enrichment and tutoring program) helping the year 2 teachers in planning as he has a wealth of understanding in this area.
During reading, students have been encouraged to delve deeper into understanding the themes and language features of our whole class texts. Our spelling lessons have also focussed on several complex sound patterns, with all children showing a huge improvement in their sound knowledge and ability to work out unfamiliar words during whole class and guided-reading sessions.
Please make sure your child continues to read, with an adult, every night.
We are looking forward to such a positive and fun ending to 2023!
Year 2 Teachers
Important Dates to remember:
Melbourne Cup Day: Tuesday 7th of November
Swimming: 13th – 24th of November
Curriculum Day: Wednesday 22nd of November
Year Two Area Leader
31st Pizza Day
2nd Year 2 Beach Excursion
7th Melbourne Cup - PUBLIC HOLIDAY
22nd Curriculum Day
13th -28th School Swimming Program ( Prep - Year 2)
15th School Concert - 1:30pm -3pm20th Last day of School year- 1:30pm finish