Grades one and two

  Term Three 2018



After a well-deserved break, we are excited to share with you our program outlines for term three.



Reading and Viewing: The students will begin by immersing themselves with reading, create a readers’ 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 of each child, where 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, this will supplement the classroom literacy program with many choices to explore reading in a fun an enjoyable way.


Writing: The 1/2 students will begin the term by engaging in Writing by utilising their Writer’s Notebooks to stimulate ideas and interests of the students. The writer’s workshop will continue, encompassing genre writing and open cycle writing to support the craft of emerging writers. The students will focus on exploring a range of texts surrounding the purpose of entertaining (narratives).



In term three, students will work towards consolidating their understanding of time and place value by practicing their mental strategies to automatically recall numbers and patterns. The students will be working towards understanding multiplication and division, fractions, and measurement; giving students the opportunity to make connections between these concepts and the world around them.


MAPPEN – History

The students will be learning about history from past to present. During these sessions students will be researching the similarities and differences of changes and how it has shaped the world that we live in today.


We are looking forward to another fantastic term.


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