Grade 2 Year
Language and Literacy Development
Various aspects of a child’s development interact with and influence each other. One of the greatest influences are language development and Literacy. A child’s language and literacy skills form the foundation of academic development. In Grade 2, pupils build on the foundational reading and writing skills from Grade 1. These skills are strengthened and developed through application and extension. We encourage independence and responsibility through home reading and integrated studies during our classroom activities.
In Grade 2, Mathematical concepts covered in Grade 1 are revised and reinforced within the concrete developmental stage. We build on each child’s knowledge through personalised learning opportunities designed to develop and enhance a sound number concept. Problem-solving strategies and activities are core in exploring Mathematics and remain a focal point for the Grade 2 year.
During the Grade 2 year, pupils spend time expanding on their STEAM development. Creative activities have a big role to play in school age learning and development in order to allow the pupils to demonstrate their divergent thinking within topic frameworks. Pupils experience baking, makerspace and art-based activities throughout the year.
Much of the teaching is done through integrated themes and the pupils will enjoy fascinating outings and visitors. Some themes will culminate in dress-up days involving many related activities. Afrikaans, Zulu, Library, Drama, Design and Technology, Art, Computers, Music and Physical Education lessons are all included in the Grade 2 programme.
Rich learning experiences
All children are encouraged to achieve their own full potential and staff members go to great lengths to provide rich learning activities and experiences to increase access, to enrich and to facilitate multi-level entry and exit points.
Research has shown that collaborative group work results in better understanding and retention of concepts, skills and knowledge. The girls are therefore encouraged to work in groups and with partners. Collaborative work also develops interpersonal skills.
The Grade 2 teachers work with a specialist teacher each week to ensure that the most effective strategies are put in place to enrich the learning experiences offered to the girls each day.
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