Teaching & Learning - Year 2


Year 2, 2017

In line with the school’s strategic plan, at South Yarra Primary School, we aim to provide a

challenging, supportive, secure and positive learning environment. Students are continually

assessed and achievable goals are set. The program is planned to cater for individual

differences and learning styles, enabling all students to achieve success. Work is built on

current student knowledge and student strengths. The children are encouraged to be

responsible, to take risks in their learning and to treat mistakes as part of the learning

process.

 

Children learn best in positive, stimulating and rewarding environments. All children need

lots of positive encouragement in order to achieve. We use various means of rewarding

effort and success. These include house points, positive acknowledgements, stickers, and

class celebrations. We develop excellent work ethics and enjoyment of school. We provide

a calm, positive and caring approach to teaching and this creates a harmonious learning

environment.


Curriculum

The curriculum is based on the Victorian Curriculum as set out by the Department of

Education and Training.

• The Arts

• English

• Health and Physical Education

• The Humanities

• Languages (French)

• Mathematics

• Science

• Technologies


Inquiry

An inquiry approach allows children to take an active role in their own learning, in order to become independent learners. Learning may occur individually, with partners, in groups and as a whole grade. Activities may be oral, written, pictorial or constructional. Some tasks will be presented in a final published form.

 

Thinking Processes

Across the curriculum, children will be encouraged to use a range of thinking tools such as

Thinker’s Keys and Debono’s Six Thinking Hats to gather and process information.

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