Parents: Your child now has access to their Raz-Kids account. Please encourage your child to read every night and sign the Reading Log doutang. Thank you.
It is important for you to work alongside your child and to support their learning. Your involvement plays a significant role in your child’s success and their attitude towards school. If you have any questions about the Grade Two Program or about your child’s learning, please do not hesitate to email or call me at 604. 534.6564.
Curriculum Overview & Expectations
Religion will be integrated throughout the curriculum. Our theme this year is “I can do all things through Christ” and so our focus is on understanding the wonderful gifts that God has given us and how we may use these gifts and talents in our everyday lives. We will be learning to understand God’s love for us and how we can model after people in Scripture to make good choices and follow Jesus’ teachings. Most of this year’s curriculum is focused on sacramental preparation. Some dates to make note of this year are;
- First Holy Communion Meeting – January 28, 2020 at 7pm (Parish Hall)
- First Holy Communion Rehearsal – May 2, 2020 at 10:30am
- First Holy Communion – May 3, 2020 at 1:00pm Mass
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Students will be partaking in the Daily 5 which is a programme that encourages independent reading, guided reading, active spelling tasks, written tasks and development of listening skills. Students will engage in theme-based assignments and work towards developing listening, reading, comprehension, and writing skills. We will be using RAZ and levelled books in the classroom for our reading program.
Week 2 Bonus Word: Reconciliation
Week 3 Bonus Word: Reconciliation
Week 4 Bonus Word: element
Week 5 Bonus Word: responsibility
Week 6 Bonus Word: metamorphic
Week 7 Bonus Words: Act of Contrition
Week 8 Bonus Word: health
Week 9 Bonus Word: conserve
Week 10 Bonus Word: Advent
Week 11 Bonus Word: evaporation
Week 12 Bonus Word: resolution
Week 13 Bonus Word: glaciers
Week 14 Bonus Word: quadrilateral
Week 15 Bonus Word: trapezoid
Week 16 Bonus Word: culture
Week 17 Bonus Word: chemical
Week 19 Bonus Word: symbol
Week 20 Bonus Word: Eucharist
Week 21 Bonus Word: chrysalis
Please encourage your child to practice the spelling words in one or more of these ways:
- Read and spell each word. Cover it up and write it. Uncover the word and check to see if it is correct.
- Find the words on the spelling list in printed materials such as books and magazines.
- Read a word aloud and ask your child to spell it (either aloud or written on paper).
Please have your child reading at least 10-15 minutes a day on Raz-Kids. The link is below.
Through the use of manipulatives and combined Math programs and resources we will be covering the following concepts: repeating and growing patterns, number concepts, basic additions & subtractions, geometry, measurement, data analysis and financial literacy.
Math Magic – https://coolsciencelab.com/math_magic.html
Please take advantage of this awesome Math resource to keep your child’s skills up to date.
Students will be learning about water sources and forms, the water cycle and water conservation. We will also look at the life cycle of different animals, force and motion, and how materials can change through physical and chemical processes.
SOCIAL STUDIES & CAREER EDUCATION
The BC Redesigned curriculum encourages an integrated approach; Social studies will be the core curricular area that falls in line with this model, incorporating English Language Arts, Art Education, Christian Education, and Health and Career Education. This term will focus on identity, communities, rights and responsibilities as well as people who help us.
Our P.E. days are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Students are expected to wear their gym strip (short and shirt) underneath their regular St. Catherine’s school uniform during gym days. If students forget to bring their gym strip, they do not participate in gym class for that day. We will also have DPA on Wednesdays, so please have your child leave an extra pair of running shoes in the classroom for the rest of the year. Your child does not need to wear their gym strip on DPA days.
This term the focus is on learning effective communication skills and strategies to manage our emotions in order to develop and maintain healthy relationships. We will also look at being resilient and learning to bounce back from little problems.