Years 1/2

Term 3 overview

Dear parents and carers,
Welcome back to term 3!

What's on this term?

  • Week 6 Quirky Quokkas assembly and Book Week
  • Excursion 8 September
  • Week 8 Perfect Potoroos assembly
  • Week 9 Learning Journey's
  • Weeks 9 and 10 Swim lessons

Weekly Timetable:

  • Mondays: Library (all classes), Gross Motor/Tennis
  • Tuesdays: PE for PP’s & FF’s         Thursdays: PE for QQ’s

We are looking forward to another term of teaching and learning with your child,
Kavita Davies, Brianna Thomas, Barbara Todd, Karin Hawker, Louise Frawley (Team leader)


Students’ literacy skills will continue through the following activities:

  • Comprehension and grammar
  • Reading strategies: using the CAFÉ strategies
  • Spelling
  • Narrative and persuasive texts
  • Poetry
  • Writing to Inquire (attached to the inquiry unit)


Students are given opportunities to understand, explore and consolidate the following topics this term:

  • Year 1: 3D shapes, length, capacity, money, addition, subtraction and place value
  • Year 2: Numbers to 1000, trading, multiplication, division, area, mass, chance, 2D shapes, time (duration) and problem solving skills

Physical Education

Mrs Martin will continue to take all the year 1/2 classes for 45 minute lessons of Physical Education each week.  During term  the children will be developing the fundamental motor skills of kicking, punt kick and forehand strike.  A large emphasis will continue to be placed on working cooperatively, following the rules fairly and being a good sport. AFL clinics are also on this term.

The Arts

The students will continue to make visual representations of their ideas through artwork, using a range of mediums. In music, all three classes will meet to learn about rhythm and beat.

Digital Technologies

We will continue to incorporate the use of ICT in class teaching and learning. We will continue our visual code programming on the Chromebooks.


This term in Japanese students will develop vocabulary and skills to enable them to state their name, age and year level then use associated greetings and formalities to deliver a short self introduction as well as introduce friends. Students will further their knowledge of the hiragana syllabary and learn some high frequency kanji.

Integrated Inquiry Unit: How is present family life different to past family life? (History)

Students will be investigating family life and how some aspects have changed over time while some remain the same. We will explore artifacts from the past and the significance they hold. Students will become familiar with recording timelines. There will be an emphasis on researching by creating and asking questions about school life from an older person, then using the answers to write an information report. Towards the end of term we will include a unit on technologies.