Our Junior School Teachers
1/2C: Jane Cardamone | 1P: Denise Anderson & Marine Plesa
1H: Tania Haimon | 2D: Kate Dyer | 2M: Martha Mackenzie
Welcome to Grades 1 and 2
By now your child should be well accustomed to school and daily routines. They know to come in before school, put down their own bags and iPads or Laptop away and say goodbye to their parents. They are developing independence and taking responsibility for their own
Students are engaged in Literacy and Numeracy activities, as well as developing inquiring minds though Challenge Based Learning (CBL). They also participate in the specialist program offered at Oak Park, including: Japanese, Art and P.E. Library is taken by the classroom teacher on a weekly basis. Students also have the opportunity to attend R.E classes on Friday afternoon.
The use of technology in the classroom enhances students' inquiry, helps them to learn independently and assists them in learning research skills. Whether students use an iPad or Netbook, it is their responsibility to bring it to school on a daily basis, fully charged.
Incursions and excursions are organised throughout the year to enhance students' learning. Towards the end of the year, a sleepover and fun night will take place.
Grade 1 students will go home after supper, while grade 2 students sleep at school.
Throughout the year, students will be involved in fund raising events, as well as participating in the big school production in term 3.
Grade 1-2 Term 1 Newsletter
Welcome Back to Term 1!!
Behalf of Oak Primary School we hope everyone had a safe break! We have lots of exciting things happening in this term.
We will be practising independent reading for a sustained amount of time, focusing on thinking about our reading, and responding to texts.
Children take home books to practise their fluency, expression and comprehension, as well as to foster their love of reading. Reading logs are to be signed by parents each night, and we encourage children to read for at least 10 minutes. Listening to children read, as well as reading to them, is recommended. Asking questions about the text, and having open discussions will also assist in developing reading skills.
Students will be involved in a classroom based Inquiry spelling program. This will require students to use theme words and most common used words within their writing. Inquiry spelling is about teaching spelling strategies rather than learning by rote.
We will be focusing on number patterns up to and beyond 100, skip counting from different starting points, odd and even numbers and place value. We will be reading calendars, focusing on days of the week and months of the year. Please encourage your child to practise these concepts at home, particularly skip counting to 100 and beyond. Where possible, share with your child maths in everyday life e.g. using money and telling the time.
Challenge Based Learning
Our Inquiry unit will focus on exploring ‘What makes our city special’. As part of this unit, students will be investigating our local community and the city of Melbourne.