Year 2

Year 2

ART [WS Year 2]

“If God made the flowers, they are worth painting and writing about. If God made the birds, they are worth painting. If God made the sky, the sky is worth painting. If God made the ocean, indeed it is worth writing poetry about. It is worth man’s while to create works upon the basis of the great works God has already created.” Francis A. Schaeffer

Overview

Students develop their techniques in using the basic elements of art to communicate their observations, ideas, feelings and experiences. They are given the opportunity to respond and appreciate the beauty of God’s creation and how He gave us the desire to create artwork which reflects this. They use different materials and processes to express their ideas. They experience a wide range of art works, discussing who made the artwork and for what purposes. They share ideas with their peers about the choices they make and develop an understanding and appreciation of their own and others' visual art works.

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“I am sending you Huram-Abi, a man of great skill. He is trained to work in gold and silver, bronze and iron, stone and wood, and with purple and blue and crimson yarn and fine linen. He is experienced in all kinds of engraving and can execute any design given to him.” 2 Chronicles 2:13-14


BIBLE [WS Year 2]

“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” Theodore Roosevelt

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Students grow in their knowledge and understanding of who God is and how He reveals Himself in the Bible. They develop an understanding of God’s nature and character through reading stories from both the Old and New Testament. They are encouraged to see the whole Bible as God’s plan of salvation. Students will learn about their place and purpose in God’s plan and apply God’s Word to their everyday life in today’s world. They learn how to be a follower of Jesus through prayer, reading the Bible and actively loving others.

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“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.” Romans 10:17

 

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES [WS Year 2]

“Never before in human history have we had so much information to process. A weekday edition of The New York Times now carries more information than the average person in the 17th century would digest in a lifetime. One thousand books are published every day. The total of all printed information doubles every five years. More information has been generated in the last three decades than in all the previous 5000 put together. We are in the midst of an information explosion.” Wilson da Silva

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Students learn that they can use technology to express God’s blessings in the world He has created. Students are introduced to the computer and trained to ably navigate the user interface of Mac & Windows, physical port interfaces, logging into the school network, and maintaining and saving data in the Cloud. Students learn good email etiquette and security at a basic level, good sitting and work posture while using computers, and touch-typing skills. Students learn how to create more advanced digital art, with a drawing tablet. Arrange and then learn how to use their word processing skills in pages. They are introduced to programming and coding with iOS apps such as Daisy the Dino and Scratch Jr.

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-             OS: Mac OS X and Windows

-             Touch-typing: Mavis Beacon

-             Emailing: Microsoft Outlook

-             Word Processing:

-             Digital Art: ArtRage 2 Starter Edition

-             Programming and Coding: Programming with iOS apps

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“Intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open for knowledge” Proverbs 18:15


DRAMA [WS Year 2]

“You have to understand your best. Your best isn’t anyone else’s best, but your own. Every person has his own norm. And in that norm, every person is a star. A famous actor could stand on his head and still not be as good as you! Because only you can be you! What a privilege! Nobody can achieve what you can if you do it… So do it! We need your best, your voice, your body. We don’t need for you to imitate anybody else, because that wouldn’t be your best. And if it isn’t your best then it may as well be your worst.” Stella Adler ‘The Art of Acting’

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Students in Year 2 continue their exploration and understanding of how drama can communicate meaning. They draw inspiration in their drama from other cultures, times and locations in order to explore meaning and interpretation, forms, elements, and social contexts of drama. Students are encouraged in reflective practices and make simple reflections expressing what they enjoy and why. Students are encouraged to consider how biblical perspectives can be devised and represented within the elements of drama, the performing of bible stories, and demonstration of core biblical values.

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“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them” Romans 12:6a

 

ENGLISH [WS Year 2]

“We must contemplate the import of ignoring the printed word. If you cannot read, you can do only what you are told.” Joseph P. Bean

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Students understand that communication begins with God and we can share our ideas and thoughts with others through reading, writing and speaking. Students listen, read, respond to a variety of text types, and continue to develop the skills of decoding, fluency and comprehension. Utilising correct punctuation, grammar and language choices, they create different informative, persuasive and imaginative texts. Through speaking and listening students engage in whole class and group discussions.  They listen and speak for particular purposes. They plan and deliver oral presentations.

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“They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was being read.” Nehemiah 8:8

 

HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION [WS Year 2]

“The world would have us believe that winning or success is measured by points on a scoreboard or by dollar signs. The Christian realises that winning or success is determined by whether or not a goal has been achieved, and that goal is to bring glory to God.” Thomas M. Boqdon

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Students develop an awareness that their identity is found in God, and they are children of God. The curriculum for Levels 1 and 2 builds on the learning from Foundation Level and supports students to make decisions to enhance their health, safety and participation in physical activity. The content enables students to explore their own sense of self and the factors that contribute to and influence their identities. Students explore their sense of self and the factors that contribute to and influence their identities. They learn how to select, transfer and apply simple movement skills and sequences individually, in groups and teams. Students explore simple rule systems and safe use of equipment in a variety of physical activities and games. Through active participation, they investigate the body’s response to different types of physical activities and develop personal and social skills such as cooperation, decision-making, problem-solving and persistence during movement activities.

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“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore, I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

 

INTEGRATED STUDIES [WS Year 2]

“The world is a great book, of which those who never stir from home read only a page.” St. Augustine

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Students explore a variety of Topics Include in the areas of Science, History and Geography. They are encouraged to develop and reflect on values and attitudes such as curiosity, respect for God's creation and other people. They investigate events and objects from the past and learn to represent history in timelines and narratives. They experiment with mixing different ingredients and learn to describe changes to objects and materials. Students also explore how they are personally connected to different parts of the world and why these places are important. They investigate forces and motion and describe how living things grow and change. They explore how to conserve Earth’s resources in order to become good stewards of God’s creation.

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“From one man He made every nation of men, which they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.” Acts 17:26

 

LIBRARY [WS Year 2]

“Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.” Laura Bush

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Students develop an understanding that God has placed a special importance on His people being able to read. They begin to appreciate the importance of reading, listening and understanding and being discerning in what they read. Skills and knowledge in understanding the different categories of books are developed. Students are given opportunities to access eBooks and use the online catalogue.

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“Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do and whatever else you do, develop good judgement.” Proverbs 4:7 NLT

 

MATHEMATICS [WS Year 2]

“God uses mathematics in everything He makes. He makes things in multiples of sevens, elevens, and forties. Everything that God does, He does according to mathematics: the writing of His Bible, the making of Arcturus and establishing the circuit of the earth. He imparts some of that wonderful knowledge to us that we may know something about His grace and love for us in this respect.” Asa Sparks

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Students focus on understanding, fluency, problem solving and reasoning in Mathematics to help them see the order and beauty of God's creation and God Himself. They continue to build their understanding of number knowledge and basic operations. They learn about the concepts of mass, length, area, time, volume and capacity using units of measurement. Students recognise and order shapes and objects according to their properties. They use simple maps and identify relative locations, and investigate the effect of simple transformations of slides, flips, half and quarter turns, both by hand and by using technology. Students collect and interpret data and explore the language used to describe chance.

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“Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Luke 12:7

 

MUSIC [WS Year 2]

“The aim and final reason of all music should be nothing else but the glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit.” Johann Sebastian Bach

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Students develop skills in imagining, creating and performing through music which explores their ideas about the world. They share music with their peers and the wider school community. Students select and make choices about their use of the elements of music as they improvise, compose and perform. They build on their ability to discriminate between the musical elements of rhythm, pitch, dynamics and expression, form and structure, timbre and texture as they listen to and make music. Students become aware of the different reasons for the use of music in a range of contexts and begin to understand how we can use music to communicate with God and worship Him.

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“Praise the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness. Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre, Praise Him with tambourine and dancing, praise Him with the strings and flute, Praise Him with the clash of cymbals, praise Him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.” Psalm 150