Grades one and two


Term 1, 2017 Overview


Welcome families to Grades one and two.


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




In term one, all classes have revisited the school values of Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Care, Doing Your Best and Friendship. This term our Integrated Studies and S.E.L. curriculum also focusses on physical, personal and social learning, including health knowledge, building social relationships, working in teams and communicating with others.




Reading and Viewing: In term one, students have learnt how to participate in the Daily 5 literacy program, completing guided reading, read to self, reading to someone, listening to reading, writing about reading and word work. Guided reading sessions are structured to the individual learning of each child, where students 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 text. Our take home reading has also begun, and with your support, will supplement the classroom literacy program.


Writing: At the beginning of term one, the 1/2 students engaged 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 fictional, imaginative writing by participating in shared composing and editing of short stories, snapshots and small moments from their personal lives.




In term one, students will work towards understanding the place value system. They will identify how numbers up to three-digits are made. Students will recognise hundreds, tens and ones and be able to model these numbers using base-ten blocks. Students will build fluency and understanding when adding one and two-digit numbers, practising mental strategies for automatic recall.  Students will explore number patterns and sequences to assist them in their number knowledge. Non-number subjects will include chance and 2D shapes, with students making connections between these concepts and the world around them.


Warm regards,


Stephanie Pollock, Lauren McIlvain, Sally Gray, Natasha Satler, Cornelia Scott, Sharna Hemsley and Livia Stahlavsky