Term 4 News

In Term 4, the Year 2 Area will be investigating the topic of Sun, Sea and Water Safety. It’s an important topic especially as we enter the warm months of the year. The Year 2 Area will be discussing the following questions:

  1. Where can you find the ocean or a beach?
  2. How can we be safe in/around water?
  3. How can we be safe in the sun?
  4. Who helps us near water?
  5. Why do we need to be safe in and around water in Australia?

Working on these will allow students to have a greater understanding of the following areas:

  1. Be aware of safety issues that are important to people’s enjoyment and use of the water.
  2. Develop an understanding of what it means to be sun smart.
  3. Develop an understanding of what it means to be water smart.
  4. Know where in their community they can find pool and waterways.
  5. Understand the role of a lifeguard.

The school has organised an excursion to Mordialloc Beach on Tuesday the 23rd of October to help children develop an understanding of what it means to be sun and water smart. If you require a permission form, please click here.

In November students involved in the school swimming program will begin lessons over a two-week period. Instructors at the pool will reinforce the importance of learning how to swim and also teach vital survival skills around water. Parents are welcome to attend to watch your child’s progress. Speak to your child’s classroom teacher to find out session times.

Just a reminder to parents that ALL students are required to wear a hat when they go outside in Term 4.

Here are resources that you might find useful for this topic. You can discuss it with your child throughout the term.


It is pleasing to see that most students are reading their nightly reader and practising their spelling words at home. Please ensure that you continue to listen to your child read, as this is an essential part of learning. We are very excited for another busy and action-packed term of learning.



Thanks,

Year 2 Team.



Term 3 News

 

Welcome back to school everyone.  We have an exciting term organised for our Grade 2 students. 


Footsteps commence this term in the first week every Thursday after lunch.  This program complements the schools focus on student activity and fitness.  Students look forward to this 5-week program.

 

All Year 2 classes will also commence going to ICT lessons with Mr Cheng.  Students will receive instructions on touch typing, making movies, using Word and PowerPoint and having the experience of being filmed in front of the Green Screen in the school’s multi-media room.


In the second week, students will be going on an excursion to Healesville Sanctuary www.zoo.org.au/healesville.  As the website proudly claims, Healesville is a “bushland haven for Australian wildlife.”  It will be a fantastic opportunity for our students to encounter Australian flora and fauna.  Students will visit various animals and observe them in their natural surroundings.  Our students will have a chance to listen and question rangers, vets and volunteers who will share their roles, passions and relationships that they’ve developed with the sanctuary’s animals.


After we return from Healesville Sanctuary, students will:
•    Write about their experience of the excursion.
•    Students will also learn how to write information texts about  Australian animals. 
•    Mr Cheng will show students how to create movies from pictures and videos taken at Healesville Sanctuary.

 

 

Term 2 News

 

Where did Term 1 go? Time flies when you’re having fun!! We farewelled Ms Langdon who taught Grade 2JH in Term 1 and welcomes Ms Howarth back from maternity leave. 

 

 

 

Fairy tales: 

 

This term we are studying Fairy tales with the children learning about the key features of this writing such as starting with ‘Once upon a time’, ending with ‘They lived happily ever after’, magical elements, royalty, talking animals and a problem that is solved by the end of the story. We have been reading many fairy tales such as Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears to name a few. 

 

 

 

Students will be looking forward to our ‘Fairy Tales Frenzy’ incursion. This will be held in May and provides a real-life learning experience as children will be dressing up as fairy tale characters. These types of experiences are an essential part of schooling as they give the children an opportunity to learn about a topic in a fun and exciting way outside the regular classroom setting. 

 

 

 

Reports: 

 

Term 2 is also the time for report writing and Parent/Teacher interviews. Teachers will be assessing reading, writing and maths to provide a comprehensive evaluation of where each child in their class is about their learning.

 

 

 

Parent/Teacher interviews will be held later in the term and give parents a chance to speak to their child’s teacher about what is written in the report. We encourage all parents to attend these interviews.

 

 

 

Looking forward to another busy term.

 

 

Fairy tale Fiasco - The Drama Toolbox video.  Click on this link and enjoy.

 

 


 

Term 1 News

It has been a fantastic start to 2018, with the students in Year 2 returning to school ready and eager to learn. We welcome a new staff member to the Year 2 team.  Ms Langdon is teaching Grade 2JH in Term One before Ms Howarth returns from maternity leave in Term Two.

  

Throughout Term One, students will be focusing on the theme “About Me - Where do I come from?” This topican excellent way for the children to get to know their new classmates as they will be participating in a range of cultural activities which will culminate in Harmony Day celebrations at the end of Term. Teachers will also revise the importance of the 4Cs (Care, Courtesy, Cooperation and Common sense) which are the core values of Dandenong North Primary School.  

 

We promote and encourage nightly reading for all students in Year 2 as it is a way for parents to help their child with their learning. Mathletics details have also been sent home with readers. Mathletics is an excellent resource to revise what has been taught in the classroom. Those students who need extra support with reading will attend the Reading Intervention Program and will have tasks to complete on a nightly basis

  

We look forward to a productive year in 2018!

 

Grade 2 Team

Year 2 Enquiries

Year Two Area Leader

Hardev Singh

 

Contact Number

9794 7899

Year 2 Noticeboard

Term 4 Starts

Monday 8th Ocotober

Mordialloc Beach Excursion
Tuesday 23rd October

Curriculum Day
Monday 5th November

Melbourne Cup Day
Tuesday 6th November


Year 2 Swimming
Monday 12th November - Friday 23rd November

School Concert
Monday 17th December

Term 4 Ends

Friday 21st December