Concept - Authority and Literacy Value
Stage 2 students will explore why we prescribe more value to some texts than others, and how the perceived authority of the composer of the text influences audience response.
Through this unit, students will examine informative and imaginative texts through rich hybrid literature. Hybrid texts is a single text that creatively weaves together narrative and informational text using a variety of design elements. Students will compose texts to inform and entertain, with a focus on text structure, paragraphs and cohesive devices, vocabulary and sentence grammar.
Concept - Comparison
Stage 2 will explore the Mathematical concept of ‘Comparison’. This concept involves identifying similarities and differences in numbers, measurements, shapes, objects and data. Through this lens, students will build upon their mathematical understanding across skills and topics, during comprehensively differentiated lessons. Students will be regularly assessed and monitored for understanding, and activities will be targeted to support and challenge them.
Concept - Cause and Effect
In Science, students will be learning about the classification, life cycles and survival of living things. Students will consider the agricultural processes used to grow plants and raise animals, before designing and producing a product or system to support the growth of a plant and/or animal.
Students will engage in an inquiry driven, project-based approach where they will unpack the driving question of how to establish and sustain life on a new planet.
Concept - Artistic Value
This term, Stage 2 will be exploring why we prescribe more value to some music than others. We will be examining how we can sing, play and move to a range of music, organise sound and identify the use of musical concepts and musical symbols in a range of repertoire.
Concept - Cause and effect
In Personal Development and Health, Stage 2 will be exploring how their own and others’ skills and strategies contribute to healthy and safe outcomes in a variety of situations, as well as recognise their responsibility to contribute to a healthy, safe and active environment for themselves and others.
In Physical Education, students will practise and apply movement concepts and skills to create and perform locomotor and non-locomotor movement sequences.
As well as independent reading, students will participate in literature circles for Home Learning. This will require students to read a set text and create an activity each week to share in their literature circle groups.
Every Stage 2 child should be reading for at least 25 minutes per night. This can include a mix of quality literature and school-set texts, and consist of parent reading, reading together and increased time spent on student independent reading. Parents who wish to support their child in developing comprehension skills, can use the information in the link below to support in the development of the Super Six Strategies: Connecting, Predicting, Questioning, Monitoring, Visualising, and Summarising.