Learning - Grade 2

Grade 2 at Upper Ferntree Gully Primary School is where students further develop their independence and self-confidence. We encourage students to make more decisions about their learning and to understand their goals and what challenges them.

Literacy:

Literacy occurs every day in the grade 2 classrooms. We emphasise the importance of all students achieving in reading and writing. We use a variety fo approaches to cater for all learners.

These include:

  • Use Writing Rainbow Strategies when writing- this involves planning, a draft, edit, publish, celebrate and conference
  • Writer's Notebook is used to give students the opportunity to develop 'Seeds' to help their writing grow.
  • Modelled reading and writing sessions
  • Oral language development through circle time
  • CAFE reading strategies

Mathematics:

We are consistently developing the student's fluency and reasoning to develop a deeper understanding of the content and strategies. Mathematics is a great way to use hands on learning to aid the students in developing and consolidating skills.

Key components of mathematics include:

  • counting and place value
  • addition and subtraction
  • multiplication and division
  • fraction
  • measurement,
  • time
  • graphs
  • shapes
  • location
  • money
  • symmetry.

Inquiry Learning:

Before they begin each unit, students are immersed in the real world application of what they will be learning. Students complete a pre-test to find out what they already know, students then develop questions to be answered throughout the unit.

Inquiry Units are based around concepts that help students to question and develop deep understandings of the world around them.

These concepts and units at Grade One level include:

  • Community
    • Places and Spaces
  • Sustainability
    • Tip Toe Through Our World
  • Social Justice
    • Same and Different-Hooray!
  • Creativity
    • Robot Buddies
  • Identity
    • Growing Older and Wiser
  • Change
    • Stimulating Science
  • Necessity
    • Raw To Ready
  • Curiosity
    • It's About Time!

Science

Students developing their understanding of science concepts through weekly sessions. These sessions throughout the year focus on core science areas including:

  • Chemical Science
  • Physical Science
  • Biological Science
  • Earth Science