Concept - CONNOTATION, IMAGERY & SYMBOL
This term, students will develop an understanding of the concept 'Connotation, Imagery and Symbol' through a study of rich literature. Connotation, imagery and symbol enrich a text by making words and images mean more than one thing.
By exploring a variety of texts that contain connotation, imagery and symbol, Year 2 students will understand the many ways language can appeal to the senses. They will learn to use simple figurative language and word play within their own texts to enrich meaning for their audience.
Students will engage in synthetic phonics (Sound Waves) to develop their reading and writing skills. In addition to this, students will continue to build their sight word knowledge through the Open Sight Words program. They will refine their reading and writing skills further in daily literacy groups.
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Concept - Part-part-whole
In Mathematics, Year 2 students will develop their mathematical skills through the lens of 'Part-Part Whole'. Part-part whole relationships involve seeing mathematical concepts as being made of two or more parts.
In Number and Algebra, students will develop confidence with counting collections and partitioning numbers using place value. They will use this knowledge to solve simple addition and subtraction problems. Students will explore fractions and recognise that halves, quarters and eighths are equal parts of a whole.
In Measurement and Geometry, students will measure and compare the area, volume and capacity of different objects using informal units. They will recognise and classify 3D objects and describe their features. Students will learn to interpret maps of familiar locations and identify the positions of key features. They will also be given opportunities to explore time and describe duration using months, weeks, days and hours.
In Statistics and Probability, students will explore data by asking simple questions and organising the responses.
Concept - Significance & perspective
In History, students will explore the conceptual question, 'How do we understand and perceive significance of my family’s history?' Perspective is the position from which we see, understand and assign significance to our world.
Students will investigate the many ways family life has changed over time. They will explore how the past is different/similar to the present and learn to describe the sequence of time.
Students will contribute to a class museum by showcasing three family artifacts. Classes will create a virtual tour of the museum and share this with Wilcannia Central School in far west New South Wales. Wilcannia Central School will also share the history of their family backgrounds through a virtual tour. Students across both settings will gain an insight into Indigenous and multicultural perspectives and the significance of our family history on who we are today.
Concept - CONNOTATION, IMAGERY & SYMBOL
In Creative Arts, students will investigate how artistic forms and elements carry many meanings. By appreciating the artistic work of others, students will understand that artworks and performances can appeal to the senses.
Students will respond by creating artworks about real and imaginary things, using a variety of media to express different ideas.
Concept - IDENTITY
In Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, students will learn that our identity is all things that define who we are, including our thoughts, ideas, feelings and attitudes. In Personal Development and Health, students will recognise and describe their own strengths and understand how these contribute to their personal identity.
In Physical Education, students will identify rules and fair play when participating in physical activities. They will develop an understanding of how to participate safely and fairly during games and sport.