Grade 1 & 2 2020
Grade 1 & 2 – Teachers
Mr Tim Curtain
Mr Josh West
Miss Casey Wilson
Special Thanks To All Families:
We would like to thank all families for their support throughout the home learning period. We were very proud of everyone’s efforts throughout this challenging time and doing their best to adjust to learning from home. It was great to see students uploading their work via ClassDoJo daily as well as students completing and returning their work packs each Friday.
Just a reminder that all students are required to have drink bottle with their name clearly labelled on it.
Term 3 Learning:
In Inquiry students will be learning about the Design Cycle and students will be set different challenges to plan and build different items from Fairy Tales. For example, designing a strong house that would be able to withstand the breath of the big bad wolf (Three Little Pigs).
In Term 3, the Junior classrooms are investigating Fairy Tales.
This unit will be incorporated throughout all our learning during the first 5 weeks of the term.
In reading and writing students will be exploring the structure and messages behind Fairy Tales, as well as how to create their own Fairy Tales using their own created characters, settings, problems, and solutions.
Students will also continue to complete SMART spelling on a weekly basis and continue developing their understanding of the spelling rules and breaking their words into the sounds they can hear (graphs, digraphs, trigraphs etc..)
Students will have a new focus each week and practice their words throughout the week followed by a writing dictation on Friday.
Students are continuing to build on their understanding of our school values and working their way through the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships program that covers eight essential topics: Social and Emotional Learning: Emotional Literacy; Personal Strengths; Positive Coping; Problem Solving; Stress Management; Help Seeking; Gender and Identity; and Positive Gender Relationships.
In Term 3 students are taking a closer look at Place Value, in particular exploring 3 and 4 digit numbers. After Place Value students will take a closer look at addition and subtraction, focusing on developing skills to solve problems quickly and efficiently.
Students will also be exploring length, area and mass as well as looking at time.