Term Curriculum Newsletters


Our Term Curriculum newsletters provide a  brief overview of the key learning for that term at each level of the school. This information helps families to support their chil/ren with incidental activities or discussions at home. Term newsletters are sent out to families via Compass.

 

Families are also encouraged to follow the learning on SeeSaw where they will see students and staff at work in classrooms.

 

A sample Term Newsletter from Term 1, 2020 is shown below:

 

Term 1 2020 -Year 2 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

REMINDERS


  • Feb 12th - Parent/Teacher Conference (3:30-6:30)
  • Feb 13th - Parent/Teacher Conference (3:30-6:30)
  • Feb 25th - Prep - 2 Athletics 
  • Mar 5th - PTA Family Night
  • Mar 6th - Curriculum Day - NO SCHOOL
  • Mar 9th - LABOUR DAY- NO SCHOOL
  • Mar 16th -  School Photos
  • Mar 20th - Prep - 2 Cross Country 
  • Mar 21st - Harmony Day
  • March 27th - Last day of Term 1 and Colour Fun Run
  • April 13th - Easter Monday
  • April 14th - Term 2 Begins

For all other key dates, please refer to the School Newsletter and Compass.



  • Don’t forget to register for SeeSaw, Class 2020
  • Home Learning has begun. Please find time to 

support your child with their reading, spelling and 

maths tasks.

  • Fruit/Veggie breaks will occur in all classes at different times and not during Teacher Instruction time. We encourage fruit/vegetables to be cut or peeled to avoid disruptions.
  • Drink bottles filled with water are encouraged.
  • Please speak with your child about toilet breaks and the importance of them going during recess and lunch times to avoid missing out on learning time.
  • If you need to speak with a teacher, we encourage you to book a time via SeeSaw. We will contact you at an appropriate time to meet.
  • Parents and students are not permitted in the building before 8:45am (morning announcement). 
  • No Hat No Play: Students are in school when daily ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels are at their peak. During term 4 it is an expectation that all students wear their hats during recess and lunch to reduce the risk of exposure to harmful UV rays.

Welcome to Term 1

The information in this newsletter will give you a brief overview of the key learning we will be doing across the curriculum. Please follow our learning on See Saw where you will see us at work in our classrooms. 

READING

As readers, we will be learning to:

  • understand the different purposes of texts 
  • make connections to personal experiences when explaining characters and main events in short texts
  • read aloud with a focus on developing our fluency
  • recall key ideas in texts.

WRITING

As writers, we will be learning to:

  • create short imaginative and informative texts
  • use common punctuation correctly including full stops, question marks and exclamation marks  
  • record ideas and write about topics of interest in a Writer’s Notebook
  • build our confidence and independence as writers.

SPEAKING & LISTENING

As communicators, we will be learning to: 

  • listen to others when taking part in conversations
  • describe characters, settings and events in different types of literature
  • interact in pair, group and class discussions, taking turns when responding.

MATHEMATICS

As mathematicians, we will be learning to:

  • count to and from, and order numbers up to 1000
  • count and order small collections of Australian coins and notes
  • perform simple addition and subtraction calculations, using a range of strategies
  • explore concepts of time including months, weeks and day
  • tell the time to the hour, half-hour and quarter-hour
  • create displays of data using tables and picture graphs
  • compare and order shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity

INTEGRATED STUDIES

Students will learn about staying safe and taking responsible risks, healthy food, expressing their emotions clearly, and dealing with conflict. They will consider how they have changed in their life and reflect on the things that they will be able to do in the future.

Rationale

By understanding how we grow and change we can help ourselves to be the best that we can be.


Investigation Into

  • Characteristics of identity 

Essential Questions

  • How can I make sure I'm always safe?
  • What foods are healthy to eat?
  • How have I changed and how will I change?
  • How can I express my emotions clearly and deal with conflict?
 

MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS

As musicians and performers, we will be learning to:

  • Explore Music, Dance & Drama
  • Sing with each other to create music
  • Make and perform dance with others
  • Explore the qualities of speech and movement
  • Use expression to communicate ideas to an audience
  • Explore the role of performer and audience

JAPANESE

As a learner of Japanese students will be:

  • doing activities to celebrate the New Year
  • setting expectations for Japanese 
  • setting up our new Japanese books (revising what we learned last year)
  • continuing to develop vocabulary through songs and games
  • Revising and extending speaking and listening through self introductions.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

As active people, we will be learning to:

  • master correct technique in running, jumping, hopping, skipping and leaping
  • run for longer periods of time
  • begin work on some areas of Athletics. For example: leaping, relays.

VISUAL ARTS

As artists, we will be learning to:

  • explore ideas, experiences, observations and imagination and express them through visual artworks 
  • draw images and make objects related to self, others and personal environments in different forms.  For example: painting, collage and drawing
  • experiment with different materials and techniques to make artworks.

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