By the end of Year 2, students understand how similar
texts share characteristics by identifying text structures and language
features used to describe characters and events, or to communicate factual
They read texts that contain varied sentence structures,
some unfamiliar vocabulary, a significant number of high frequency sight words
and images that provide additional information. They monitor meaning and
self-correct using knowledge of phonics, syntax, punctuation, semantics and
context. They use knowledge of a wide variety of letter-sound relationships to
read words of one or more syllables with fluency. They identify literal and
implied meaning, main ideas and supporting detail. Students make connections
between texts by comparing content. They listen for particular purposes. They
listen for and manipulate sound combinations and rhythmic sound patterns.
When discussing their ideas and experiences, students use
everyday language features and topic-specific vocabulary. They explain their
preferences for aspects of texts using other texts as comparisons. They create
texts that show how images support the meaning of the text.
Students create texts, drawing on their own experiences,
their imagination and information they have learned. They use a variety of strategies
to engage in group and class discussions and make presentations. They accurately
spell words with regular spelling patterns and spell words with less common
long vowel patterns. They use punctuation accurately and write words and sentences
legibly using unjoined upper- and lower-case letters.
By the end of Year 2, students recognise increasing and
decreasing number sequences involving 2s, 3s and 5s. They represent
multiplication and division by grouping into sets. They associate collections
of Australian coins with their value.
Students identify the missing element in a
number sequence. Students recognise the features of three-dimensional objects.
They interpret simple maps of familiar locations. They explain the effects of
one-step transformations. Students make sense of collected information.
Students count to and from 1000. They perform simple addition and subtraction
calculations using a range of strategies. They divide collections and shapes
into halves, quarters and eighths. Students order shapes and objects using
informal units. They tell time to the quarter hour and use a calendar to
identify the date and the months included in seasons. They draw two dimensional
shapes. They describe outcomes for everyday events. Students collect, organise
and represent data to make simple inferences.