Learning in Years 1 & 2
At Lockleys North Primary school we believe that all learners can and will be successful. Our vision is to develop a community of empowered learners who strive for success. Our values shape our vision, beliefs and way of being. Respect, Care and Concern, Honesty and Pursuit of Excellence guide every part of our culture, relationships, and teaching and learning.
In Mellor (Year 1/2) we work collaboratively together to plan and provide the best possible learning experiences for our students. We see ourselves as co-learners, working with children as they learn, supporting them and fostering independence.
Our learning spaces capture and extend the inquisitive nature of young children. In a safe and supportive environment, there is a strong emphasis on the development of personal and social capabilities, oral language and curiosity alongside the core curriculum areas of literacy and numeracy.
Developing Learner Qualities
At LNPS we implement a structured literacy program called InitiaLit. Learning through InitiaLit, our young learners develop into capable readers and immerse themselves in language, literature and literacy.
InitiaLit is a whole-class literacy program providing all children with the essential core knowledge and strong foundations to become successful readers and writers.
It incorporates a synthetic approach to the teaching of phonics alongside a rich literature and vocabulary component. This approach will ensure our students are exposed to the best literacy instruction focussing on vocabulary, oral language and comprehension through quality children’s literature.
As part of our focus on improving literacy outcomes for all students, LNPS implements reading intervention programs for students in Years 1 – 6. The intervention programs help support students with their reading, spelling and reading comprehension.
Find out more about learning English in Years 1 and 2 on the Australian Curriculum website.
At LNPS our aim is for young learners to use mathematics confidently and proficiently in a wide range of situations.
Learning mathematics in Years 1 – 2, and in becoming numerate, students engage in learning experience where they develop skills such as, counting, solving number problems, measuring, estimating, sorting, noticing patterns, adding and subtracting numbers.
Students learn how to employ mathematical strategies to make informed decisions and solve problems efficiently.
Find out more about learning Mathematics in Year 1 and 2 on the Australian Curriculum website.
Developing Learner Qualities
At Lockleys North we have a strong emphasis on developing our learner qualities through the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities. The General Capabilities play a key role in equipping young Australians to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century.
In Years 1 and 2 students engage in guided personal and social inquiries where they learn to understand themselves and others, and navigate their relationships, and learning. They develop their critical and creative thinking as they inquire into the world around them.
Through such experiences our young learners have opportunities to develop the qualities that make them successful and capable learners.