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Year 2

 
During Year 2, students begin to put together what they have learned in Prep and Year 1 to develop deeper understandings. In Science, they explore how different materials can be recycled for new purposes, how they can use what they know about the needs of living things to help living things grow, how forces affect how objects move and how they can sustainably use water within the water cycle. In English, they learn to write a simple information report and persuasive text, as well as innovate on poems and familiar tales, while in Maths, students work with numbers to 1000.  
Year 2 students will study Digital Technologies in Terms 1 and 2, with our Digital Technology Coach and their class teacher. They will learn how to program in Scratch Junior using iPads.
Through our New Pedagogies for Deep Learning project, students in year 2 are also learning to develop skills in Character, Citizenship, Collaboration and Critical Thinking. They are learning that when they get stuck, or learning is hard, that they need to show grit, tenacity and perseverance to work through it. They are developing an awareness of other countries and global issues and learning how to work with others to learn new things. Their overall theme for the year is We are learning legends.
During 2019, our Year 2 students will take part in a number of whole school events such as the Spell-a-thon, Hum-Bee, Art Show, Find the H.U.M.P and the H factor, as well as the Early Years Celebration.
The planned excursion program for Year 2 includes a walk to Sutton's Beach in Term 1 that students will write about in English, and an exciting excursion to Australia Zoo in Term 2 to learn more about the needs of living things.  In Term 3, students will take part in a hands-on craft incursion by Reverse Garbage, where students will make an object that uses push/pull forces to move. In Term 4, students will visit North Pine Dam to learn about the urban water cycle. Also in Term 4, Year 2 students participate in our Learn to Swim program at the Redcliffe City Pool.  
More information about all these activities will be provided closer to the date.
The 2019 Year 2 curriculum documents are available for you to access. These include parent newsletters and curriculum information.