Welcome to Year 2, 2019!
Students in year 2 are working hard as the move towards the end of infants before starting in the primary in Year 3. It’s a time of growth, change and excitement.
This year, Year 2 is being taught by Miss Teagan Hunter.
In Year 2, we will continue to use Class Dojo to encourage positive behaviour and communicate with parents. Students are working hard to earn points in their classroom Dojo based around our school values of care, respect and safety. Students collect as many points as they can and are able to use their points to choose a reward like visiting another class, tech time and sharing work.
Lake Heights Public School is focusing on being sun safe. Students must have a school hat, either a bucket hat or cap, to wear during playtime and sport otherwise students will have to sit in the shade. School hats can be purchased from the Office.
We will be continuing with the Crunch&Sip program currently operating in the school and students are encouraged to bring fruit or vegetables and water to enjoy during the morning session. Students in Year 2 are allowed to keep their water bottles on their desks during class time.
Reading is an essential part of your child’s education. Children have a home reader bag and are required to bring their home reading bags to school with them each day. They change their books approximately twice a week.
Each week students in Year 2 will have a turn presenting news to the class. These talks will begin as free choice and as the year progresses, will move towards being more formalised speeches with different set topics. Below is the current Talk Time timetable.
English is taught each morning and comprises of reading, writing, spelling, grammar, handwriting and oral language. In Year 1/2, we follow a program called L3, which stands for Language, Literacy and Learning. It involves the students taking part in group rotations while the teacher works with small groups of students to read and write with.
Students in Year 2 will participate in mathematics lessons every day. Miss Hunter will be focusing on Whole Number and patterns and algebra and Mrs Nicastri will focus on measurement and geometry and data and chance on Tuesdays.
Year 2 are very lucky to have Mrs Nicastri in our classroom every Tuesday to teach Science, PDH and Maths.
For the first term in science, we will be studying the ‘Watch it grow’ unit, which explores living things and their potential to reproduce and the offspring grow and develop through a series of stages. Students will be provided with a variety of living organisms in the classroom to learn about life stages.
In Physical development and health (PDH) Mrs Nicastri will be delivering quality teaching lessons that focus on keeping safe around medicines, getting along with others and the importance of healthy eating and being active.