The aim of the Strive to Thrive Learning Program for Year 2 is to:
- Ensure students use everyday language and features to explain their experiences.
- Ensure students can explain their preferences.
- Use a variety of strategies in groups and class to make presentations.
Students listen to and enjoy texts that entertain, inform and persuade, such as picture books, non-fiction and film. Students grow into more independent readers, learn to create a range of different texts and become more confident when they communicate.
Typically, students will:
- listen to, read, view and talk about simple information books, stories, films and some online texts
- independently read books and discuss what they have read or viewed with other students, teachers or family members
- sound out or recognise words
- use simple punctuation, such as capital letters and full stops
- write about their experiences, tell a story or talk about topics they have covered in the class
- spell a number of common words correctly and write in sentences
- add pictures to what they write
- produce their texts using computers or other devices
- listen and give talks to the class about a topic they are interested in
- develop readable handwriting.