27 Sep 2019

Yr2 Curriculum Update – 27/09/19

Working together to achieve success for every child

Greetings! – It’s our 3rd edition!

We write a regular newsletter keeping you up-to-date and informed about your child’s learning. This will provide you with a good understanding of happenings in Year 2 and how you can support these learning experiences.

Let’s Inquire – Where We Are in Place & Time/How We Organise Ourselves

This week, the students continued their learning journeys, inquiring into the central idea, ‘People design shared spaces and systems to strengthen communities.’


Transdisciplinary Learning – It’s all connected!

This week, students have continued their exploration into the design process and how it works. Inquiry into the different stages of the design cycle has supported students conceptual understanding, enabling them to co-construct a criteria of success connected to the features, characteristics and skills of a successful designer. From testing different types of chairs to the creation of fictitious school uniforms made from newspaper, collaborative-play based activities have served as the medium through which students have developed their critical thinking skills.

Within Maths, students continue to explore the areas of number and measurement. A diverse range of problem solving tasks centred around these strands have promoted greater creativity, conceptual understanding and imaginative approaches to students learning. Subsequently, students now estimate, compare, describe and measure the lengths of different items using non-standard units such as blocks, paper clips and counters.

In language, students are starting to explore the different writing conventions and parts of sentences (e.g. noun, verb, adjective, etc). Students are using these understandings to generate word lists to include in their own sentence writing.

Parent Helpers – Would you like to support student learning?

On Monday 21st October, each Year 2 class will open their doors to parent volunteers seeking to support the students learning. Parents are invited to attend an information session on Tuesday 15th October commencing at 2.15pm. Please note, this event will take place in the Year 2 shared area.


Year 2 Photo Learning Journeys

Please find attached below the link allowing you access to the students photo learning journeys. With the publication of each Year 2 curriculum update, parents will be provided with the opportunity to view photographs keeping you up-to-date and informed about your child’s learning. This will hopefully provide you with a deeper understanding of happenings in Year 2 and how you can support these learning experiences.

Link to Year 2 photo learning journey


Suggestions for supporting learning at home

  • Take a walk around a district of Hong Kong. Observe and discuss the different shared spaces (e.g. parks, etc) and their systems. Discuss their purpose, design and how they support and strengthen communities.
  • Design a new shared space at home or a possible transport system for the future. Discuss how these designs can be used to positively impact community.

Monday 30th September

Staff Continuous Professional Development Day (no school for students) 

Tuesday 1st October

National Day (no school for students) 

Monday 7th October – Friday 11th October

Mid-term break (no school for students) 


Please remember if you have questions or concerns, contact your child’s teacher. We welcome feedback and look forward to working with you to achieve success for every child.


Kindest regards,

The Year 2 Team