Well, what a term Term 3 has been! There’s been lots of celebrations and also lots of challenges… back and forth between classroom learning and online learning, lockdown whatever number we are up to now, and a school review thrown in for good measure. Despite everything, our resilient Grade Two’s maintain their enthusiasm for learning with a big smile on their face each day.
During literacy we have continued to build our reading and writing skills, supported by our Sounds Write program. It’s clear our daily sessions are having a positive impact on our students, with many of our strategies including our ‘say the sounds, read the word’ strategy displayed as we read and write more challenging vocabulary. We’ve had lots of fun writing persuasive texts and using directed drawings as prompts for some exciting narratives!
Through games and hands on activities, we have been building our numeracy skills. We’ve had a big focus on skip counting fluently and accurately. We can now skip count by 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 10’s forwards and backwards! During classroom learning, we had a big focus on fact families. The Grade Two’s were amazed to find out that if we knew one number sentence, we also know three more!
Daily class Zoom’s have replaced our morning catch up time and have quickly become the thing we look forward to most each day! It’s been a great way to catch up each day, share our learning and have a good laugh!!
I would like to extend a very warm welcome to Ms Jody who has commenced her Teacher Aide role in our classroom. She has done a fantastic job of supporting our little people and we have loved getting to know her over the last few weeks.
To all the parents of our wonderful school community, in particular our Grade Two team, a big thank for all your support through these challenging times. We really appreciate your commitment to help us get our learning program up and running. Stay safe and here’s hoping for some normality in Term 4.