The Learning Program for Class 2
Main Lesson Middle Lesson
Lower Case letters Word Families
Descriptive Expression Writing Practice
Letter Combinations Verse Speaking
(Phonics, Blends, Spelling)
Times Tables – 1 to 12 Linear Dynamic Drawing
Money Number in the Home –Time
The Algorithm Using counters as money
Human Society and its environment (HSIE)
Ancient India Stories of Wisdom
South East Quatrosphere Animal Fables
Local Geography: Aboriginal
Science and Technology
The Four Kingdoms Gardening
Local Flora and Fauna Water Cycle
The Seasons Animal Homes and Shelters
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PD.H.&PE)
Sport: As for Class 1, plus ball Games.
Dance: Indian Folk Dances. Line Dances
Bushcraft: Fire lighting, Tent pitching, Pocket-knife care.
Camp suggestion: Wollumbin or lake Ainsworth.
Cooking Simple Dishes. Cooking on an Open Fire.
Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA)
Wet on Wet. Exploring Rainbow Colours. Making Magenta.
Possible themes: Serum Spectrals. Water Plants.
Drawing: Block and stick crayons. Introducing form using the stick crayons.
Line drawing. Possible Theme: The jungles of S.E. Africa.
Clay: Hand modelling (coil, pinch), e.g. Animals of Asia.
Wax: Simple Mandalas (patterns between sheets of plastic).
Candles: twist and cut-away.
Music: Recorder playing in rounds. Two part instrumentals. Notation. Class
Craft: Soft crafts
Wool: weaving a carry-bag, knitting a scarf, making a stitch
Cotton: individual chalk-bag, with elephant-print motif and
Silk: silk picture for hanging, shibori tie-dying technique.
Felt: soft toy (mouse, elephant), lotus pincushion, hand
puppet, sewing needle case, sewing booklet for knitting needles.
Papier-maché: simple bowl with shiny veneer finish.
Wood: Black boards, jigsaw puzzles, mobile, breadboards.
Jewellery: beading necklaces and wristbands.
Building and Construction: building a billy cart with wheels, a portable
wooden lap top-drawing board.
Printing: Potato print patterns
Mixed: String patterns (geometry) involving measuring, hammering,
nailing and wool winding.
Prop making. Set and costume preparation. Speech practice. Rehearsals.
Possible theme: Ancient India.
With such a program in mind, those are the kind of stories told in Class 2
– Fables: stories of wisdom
– Stories of Ancient India: The Mahabarata, the Ramayana
– Water stories: stories depicting the water cycle
– Plant stories: stories of plants in which their names, forms, colour and blossoms as reflections of human soul life, e.g. the refined egoism of the crucifix orchid, the good-natured larrikinism of the callistemon (red bottlebrush), and the “don’t look at me but notice me” of the Forget-Me Nots.