Grades one and two



Term One Overview


After a busy and successful start to the year, we are excited to share with you our program outlines for term two.



Reading and Viewing: Students will begin by immersing themselves with reading, create a reader’s community, and then participate in the Daily 5 literacy program; complete guided reading, read to self, listening to reading, comprehension and word work. Guided reading sessions are structured to the individual learning needs of each child.  They complete teacher directed activities alongside peers at their level. The main focus for guided reading sessions this term, will revolve around reading strategies, ensuring children have a wide repertoire of skills for decoding and making sense of various fiction and non-fiction texts. Our take home reading will continue this term and with your support, will supplement the classroom literacy program with many choices to explore reading in a fun and education way.

Writing: The 1/2 students will begin the term by engaging in the writer’s workshop, encompassing genre writing and open cycle writing to support the craft of emerging writers. For the remainder of the term, students will focus on exploring a range of texts surrounding the purpose of persuasion. Later in the term, the students will be writing to inform by learning about information texts.


In term two, students will work towards understanding of addition, subtraction, financial mathematics, place value and counting. They will build fluency and understanding when counting one and two-digit numbers, practising mental strategies for automatic recall and recognition of patterns. Non-number subjects will include time and 2D shapes, where students will be given the opportunity to make connections between these concepts and the world around them.

MAPPEN – Light and Sounds

Students will learn about light and sound. During these sessions, students will be creating their own musical instruments that present a sound, experimenting with shadows and creating a puppet show by making their own stage and puppets. At the end of the term, students will perform their puppet show.


We are looking forward to another fantastic term.

Lauren McIlvain, Cornelia Scott, Livia Stahlavsky, Kelsey Batchelder, Stephen Tsonas, Natasha Welsby and Lisa Dalcam