In Years 1 & 2 (VELS Level 2) we aim to provide students with a safe, happy and supportive learning environment in which they can reach their maximum potential.
The focus of our curriculum is to consolidate and build on the foundations of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills using various text types such as narrative, recount, procedural and persuasive, to name a few. The four features that are key to improving writing in the primary age range are Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation (V.C.O.P.). Throughout the school week, children developtheir writing and editing skills with a focus on V.C.O.P.
Students further develop their basic understanding of numerals and numbers systems. With emphasis on a hands on approach, areas covered in Numeracy at Level 2 are; Number, Space, Measurement, Chance and Data and Working Mathematically. Students work in pairs, co-operative groups and as a whole class to develop skills and understandings over many projects.
Computers and digital learning technologies are used daily to enhance learning and provide a different medium in which to learn at Level 2.
As part of the school camps program, students in level 2 are offered the opportunity to sleep over for one night at school in Term 4. This promotes their readiness for attending camp in further years.
The Integrated Units covered throughout Level 2 are:
- Under the Sea
- My Family and Me