In Year 2, students cement and build upon the fundamental skills they have previously learnt in English and Maths. Teachers provide engaging lessons during which students are required to actively participate and interact with their peers to increase understanding and allow for skill practise. Lessons are targeted to students’ point of need, and instruction opportunities provided for whole class learning, small group focus tasks and individual learning conferences.
During Year 2, students are encouraged to become increasingly independent learners. Through individual goal setting, each student has daily opportunity to work on their learning goals in a way that suits them personally. We also begin to build upon the students’ technological abilities, beginning to learn to use word processing programs, becoming confident at logging in to websites and developing awareness around online safety.
We cover a wide range of curriculum areas beyond our core learning subjects, including Humanities (History and Geography,) the Arts, Technologies and a strong focus on Wellbeing. In 2021 we are a part of the Resilience Project, and year 2 students are participating in frequent wellbeing lessons to help them become resilient, aware, happy and healthy citizens.
Grade 2s have the chance to attend an intensive 8 session swimming program.
A grade 2 rite of passage, we hold a sleepover in the school hall and have all kinds of fun doing activities including a pizza dinner, cooking, disco and watching a movie in our sleeping bags!
We attend excursions and excursions during the year that link to what we have been learning about and help us expand our understandings in fun and interactive ways.