Year 1/2


Year 1/2 - Term 4, 2022

Welcome back to Term 4! We hope you enjoyed the break and are looking forward to another term of school. Term 3 included some fantastic events including Book Week Dress Up Day, Footy Day, RU OK? Day, School Disco, Father’s Day Breakfast and stall and our F-2 swimming program.

This term will be an eleven week term and will include some great events including the Book Fair, Grandparents Day, Year 2 Sleepover, Walk-a-thon, F-2 Sports Day, State-wide Orientation and our End of Year Event including Christmas celebrations. We are also hoping to have an excursion visit to a local community place. Please look for these event dates in the calendar on the front page of the website.

What will be happening in the classroom this term?

Our CAFÉ literacy program will continue to cover the main areas of reading including Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expanding Vocabulary and will focus specifically on the strategies of:

-Using punctuation;

-Making predictions;

 -Making inferences;

-Asking questions throughout the reading process;

-Identifying the main idea and supporting details to determine importance;

-Recapping on retelling the story; and

-Compare and contrast between texts.

 

We will continue to delve further into our VOICES writing program and continue to look at procedural writing, information reports, persuasive writing and letter writing. Each week we continue to work on our whole school phonetic spelling program Sound Waves. Students will continue to work on reading and spelling their Oxford Sight words for homework and in class time as part of our Daily 5 program. Reading every night and practising these words regularly at home is so important for students’ growth.

Numeracy

Our whole school Number & Algebra Open Learning program will continue each Tuesday morning where we focus closely on each student’s area of need in place value, addition, subtraction. multiplication and division. If you are interested in helping out with his great program, we would love to hear from you!

The 1/2s will also explore more closely multiplication, division, fractions, time, measuring temperature, the language of location and direction, mass, capacity and money.

 

Specialist Subjects  

This term our inquiry subject area is Geography and our topic is the connection between people and places in our world. We will look more closely at the following questions:

  • How and why are places similar and different?
  • What would it be like to live in a neighbouring country?
  • What is a hemisphere? 
  • How does a country’s location affect its climate?
  • How do we use maps to find places?
  • How do Australians celebrate and commiserate special days?
  • What are some of the major landmarks in Australia?

Each week, students also take part in Art, PE and Auslan, Please see the Specialist page for more information.

Students attend our school Library each week and have the opportunity to borrow books to take home to read.

In our Digital Technology sessions this term, we will continue to work on our typing and word processing skills and we will explore some of our coding resources including the Beebots, and the Dash and Dot robots.

Welcome to Miss Gray

We have been very excited to welcome Miss Gray as the new teacher for 1/2K! Miss Gray has been a wonderful addition to our 1/2 team and the students have all welcomed her to our school community at Nar Nar Goon Primary School.

We are looking forward to another fantastic and productive term! Please remember to communicate with your child’s teacher by regularly checking Seesaw for any important updates. The Nar Nar Goon Primary School Facebook page is also a great way to stay informed of school events and of course our fortnightly school newsletter includes all the important dates and events coming up.

Best wishes,

The 1/2 Team

Mrs Loulier, Ms Turner and Miss Gray