Grade 1/2

Term 4 Learning

Welcome to Term 4! 

We have another exciting term ahead.

This term, the children will be learning 'how and why should we lead a healthy lifestyle' through our integrated topic, as well as looking at narrative and persuasive writing styles.

The Grade 1/2s are looking forward to Mission Day and our Catholic Social Teaching Day on Thursday and Friday, 7th and 8th of October. Children will be engaged in activities around  ‘solidarity’, understanding that  as part of God’s family, we can all make a difference when we work together for all our brothers and sisters around the world.

We are looking forward to another wonderful term working with your children.       


Thanks - Lindy, Lisa, Rachael and Bec


Religious Education Units

Focus of Unit:
Concept ~ Hope

By the end of Level 2, students working at standard will be able to understand that:

  • Hope is not something we wish for, but is something we work towards with the support of God and others around us.
  • Many of Jesus’ stories/parables in the New Testament give messages of hope and actions we can take to live like Jesus.
  • Hope can be expressed as prayer.
  • Seasons change like the liturgical year of the church.
  • We are all part of God’s family/common home and we can work together for a better world.
  • We can link some feasts and the seasons of the liturgical year to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Eg, Advent (which is a time of hope in waiting for the birth of Jesus)

Numeracy Focus

What will Grade 1/2 be learning in Numeracy this term?

Place Value (revision)                                                                                                   

IMG_E0027.JPGGrade 1 
  • I can count collections to 100 by partitioning numbers using place value.

  • I can understand partitioning of numbers and the importance of grouping in tens.

  • I can understand that two-digit numbers are made up of tens and ones/units.

Grade 2

  • I can group, partition and rearrange collections up to 1000 in hundreds, tens and ones to facilitate more efficient counting.

  • I can understand that  three-digit numbers are made up of hundreds, tens and ones/units.

  • I can use models such as linking blocks, sticks in bundles, place-value blocks.

Addition and Subtraction (revision)

Grade 1

  • I can represent and solve simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of strategies including counting on, partitioning and rearranging parts

Grade 2

  • I can solve simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of efficient mental and written strategies, such as building to 10, doubles, 10 facts and adding 10.

  • I can model and represent simple additive situations using materials such as 10 frames, 20 frames and empty number lines.


Grade 1

  • I can tell time to the half hour on digital and analogue clocks.

Grade 2

  • I can tell time to the quarter hour using the language of past and to.

  • I can describe the characteristics of quarter-past times on an analogue clock, identifying that the small hand is pointing just past the number and the big hand is pointing to the three.


Grade 1

  • I can recognise and describe one-half as one of two equal parts of a whole.
  • I can share a collection of materials into two equal portions.
  • I can split an object into two equal pieces and describe how the pieces are equal

 Grade 2

  • I can recognise and interpret common uses of halves, quarters and eighths of shapes and collections.


Grade 1

  • I can recognise, describe and order Australian coins according to their value.

 Grade 2

  • I can count and order small collections of Australian coins and notes according to their value.

Integrated Inquiry 


We are learning about:

  • actions that promote health, safety and well being.
  • the responsibility we have to keep ourselves healthy and how we can go about this. 

We will know we have been successful when:

  • we are able to practise strategies to use when we need help with a task, problem or situation at home or at school.
  • we can recognise our own feelings and those of others
  • we understand that health involves balancing physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual dimensions.

Literacy Focus

Phonemic Awareness/Vocab Chart/Complex Sentences/Genre Grammar/Story Grammar

Vocabulary, Connections, Openers, Punctuation charts and warm-up games and activities

Genre Writing

Narrative genre

Persuasive genre

Visual Arts

  • Printing techniques using acrylic paint  
  • Alternative paint application
  • Papier mache techniques
  • Line, colour and shape exploration using a variety of mediums such as charcoal, chalk pastel and ink.