Year 1/2

Year 1/2 Term 3 Overview



Dear Families,



Students have set their own learning goal for this term. Please take the time to discuss them with your child, these were also discussed at the three way interview last term. If unsure, please see the classroom teacher.





Students will:


·       Develop their knowledge and understanding of consonant blends, vowel sounds and word families in order to improve their phonemic awareness.


·       Participate in explicit reading and writing sessions to understand the text structure and language features when reading and creating their own recount, informative and narrative text types.


·       Practicing a range of CAFE reading strategies: Comprehension-Use main idea and supporting details to determine importance, Check for understanding, Inferring and support with evidence. Accuracy-flip the sounds. Fluency-re-read text and Expanding Vocabulary-Use prior knowledge, use pictures and illustrations and diagrams.





Students will:


·       Continue to build on their place value; group, partition and rearrange collections up to 1000 in hundreds, tens and ones to facilitate more efficient counting.


·        Continue number sequencing knowledge, initially those increasing and decreasing by twos, threes, fives and ten from any starting point, then moving to other sequences.


·       Data: Choose simple questions and gather responses.


·       Identify outcomes of familiar events involving chance and describe them using everyday language such as ‘will happen, won’t happen or might happen.


·       Fractions: Recognise and interpret common uses of halves, quarters and eighths of shapes and collections.


·       Time: Tell time to the quarter-hour, using the language of 'past' and 'to'. Name and order months and seasons. Use a calendar to identify the date and determine the number of days in each month.





This term, students will learn that Aboriginal Australians have an oral story telling tradition and that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are represented throughout Australia.


Key understanding:


*People are precious and unique


*Aboriginal Australians have an oral story telling tradition


*Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders cultures are represented throughout Australia.


*A sense of belonging to a place is an important feature of Aboriginal culture.




Our focus this term will be on drawing. Students will use of various medias such as:


Pencils, textas, crayons, water pencils, fine liners and charcoal.



Most of all we will have loads of fun!



Important dates to remember:


·       Swimming: 25th of July – 5th of August


·       Inquiry weeks: 8th of August – 19th of August.


·       Celebration of Learning: 18th of August


·       Assembly performances:


1/2D week 6: 19th of August




1/2H week 9: 9th of September





Daniel, Hedda and Anne.