Grade 1/2




Welcome to Term 3!

Welcome to Term 3 and Semester 2! We hope all our families had a relaxing holiday period and we look forward to sharing all the fun and exciting things that are happening in the Grade 1/2s!

Literacy

This term, students will continue to look at a range of comprehension strategies to assist them in better understanding what they are reading. They will learn how to use descriptions in a book to visualise what is happening. Students will also learn to evaluate texts and will discuss the quality of the text, critically evaluate texts and form an opinion about the text.  Phonemic and phonological awareness will continue to be focused on through whole class and guided reading activities.

In writing, students will continue to explore the genre of procedural texts and will learn about the genre of narrative. They will also continue to learn about and write recounts through weekly writing sessions. Colourful semantics will also continue to run this term with students learning about how language can be used to form grammatically correct sentences.

Numeracy

This term in Numeracy, students will be learning about multiplication and division where they will learn a range of strategies to assist them in multiplying and dividing numbers. In addition to this, students will also learn about fractions and will further their understanding of whole, half and quarters, Students will also undertake studies in applied mathematics. They will learn about shape and identifying 2D and 3D shapes along with their features such as faces, edges and vertices. They will also learn how to tell the time to the hour and half hour . Problem solving will also continue to be a weekly focus with students developing their problem solving skills using the strategies of reading the problem, making the numbers, drawing the numbers and then representing the problem on a number line and as a number sentence.

Inquiry

This term in Inquiry, students will continue studying the topic of “Where do animals live and why do they live there?”. As part of this unit, students will be going on an excursion to the Royal Melbourne Zoo where they will learn more about the habitats of animals and have the opportunity to ask zoo keepers questions about the various animals and where they live.

Students will also begin to study the topic in Movement and Design. Throughout this topic, students will investigate how objects used in our daily lives move,  what they are made from and how materials used can impact on the way something moves. They will also explore language such as ‘push’, ‘pull’ and ‘force’ and undertake experiments to help them better understand how objects move.

 

Design and Technology

This term, Design and Technology will tie in closely with our inquiry topic of ‘Movement and Design’ with students learning about ‘Push and Pull’. During this topic, students will be introduced to what objects are made of and how they move. They will undertake experiments to further their understanding and will also use the knowledge gained to assist them in designing and creating their own simple machine.


Specialist

Students will participate in specialist programs 3 hours a week. This term they will participate in one hour of Visual Arts, LOTE and Physical Education with a specialist teacher.

During Term 3, as part of the Physical Education program, students will be given the opportunity to participate in swimming lessons. More information regarding this will be sent home during the term.


Homework and Home Reading

Students will once again receive weekly homework consisting of reading their take home books every night and weekly spelling words. Students may also receive addition homework tasks as set by their classroom teachers. Students are encourage to regularly complete this homework and read to a parent/carer ensuring that their reading journals are signed each night.

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Welcome to Term 2!

 

Welcome back to all our families for a very exciting Term 2!

 

Literacy

 

During reading, students will be learning how a range of comprehension strategies to help them better understand what they are reading. They will learn how to retell the main events in a story, answer literal (right there) questions and use picture and text clues to help them make inferences about character feelings and motives. They will also continue to focus on phonemic and phonological awareness through whole class and guided reading activities.

In writing, students will to explore the genres of information texts and procedural texts. They will also continue to learn about creating grammatically correct sentences through the colourful semantics program.

 

Numeracy

 

This term in Numeracy, students will be learning about addition and subtraction where they will learn a range of strategies to assist them in adding and subtracting numbers. Students will learn about length, capacity and mass where they will learn to measure, order and compare objects using formal and informal units. Students will also continue to participate in weekly problem solving sessions where they will continue to develop their skills to assist them in solving numeracy problems.

 

Inquiry

 

This term in Inquiry, students will be studying the topic of “Where do animals live and why do they live there?” Throughout this topic, students will explore the different habitats around the world and learn about the animals that live in them.

 

ICT

 

This term, students will be learning to code. Using the Dash and Dot robots and iPads, students will learn to problem solve and program their Dash and Dot robots to move and complete various tasks.

 

Specialist

 

Students will participate in specialist programs 3 hours a week. This term they will participate in one hour of Performing Arts, LOTE and Physical Education with a specialist teacher.

 

Homework and Home Reading

 

This term, students have commenced weekly homework. As part of this homework, students will be given spelling words which they will be tested on weekly. Students will also be given sight words to practice reading along with addition tasks (as set by the classroom teacher). Students are also encouraged to read their take home books every nightto a parent/carer and have their reading journals signed.


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Welcome to Term 1!

 

Welcome to all our families both returning and those new to Meadow Heights Primary School.

 

We would like to introduce the Grade 1/2 Team for 2019.

 

1/2A D21 – Mr Adam Torchia

1/2B D18 – Mrs Sultan Durna

1/2C D17 – Ms Anna Pirro (Team Leader)

1/2D D16 – Miss Nilay Isdar

1/2E D19 – Miss Carolyn Thomson (Mon & Tues) & Mrs Heather Beatty (Wed, Thurs & Fri)

1/2F D20 – Miss Christina Stivala

 

Start Up

 

During the first two weeks of term, Grade 1/2 students will be participating in the Start Up program. Throughout this program, students will get to know one another, build positive relationships with their peers and teachers and develop as learners by gaining a deeper understanding of the school values and how they can uphold them.

 

Literacy

 

During reading, students will be learning to make predictions. They will participate in guided reading groups where they will use a range of strategies to help them decode and respond to texts. There will also be a focus on phonemic and phonological awareness.

 

In writing, students will be exploring the genres of recounts and information texts. They will be learning about sentence structure through the colourful semantics program.

 

Numeracy

 

This term in Numeracy, students will be learning about place value where they will participate in a range of activities that will help them to recognise and make numbers. They will also be learning about time and telling times to the half past and quarter hours. Students will also participate in weekly problem solving sessions where they will learn a range of strategies to help them solve written problems.

 

Inquiry

 

This term in Inquiry, students will be studying the topic of Who Am I? Throughout this topic, students will explore their cultural backgrounds and where their families have come from.

 

ICT

 

This term, students will be learning about Cyber Safety.

 

Specialist

 

Students will participate in specialist programs 3 hours a week. This term they will participate in one hour of Performing Arts, LOTE and Physical Education with a specialist teacher.

 

Home Reader

 

This term students are encouraged to read their take home books every nightto a parent/carer and have their reading journals signed.

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