Year 2
Cross-Curricular units designed to provide strong foundations for young learners to develop the required learning as outlined in the content descriptions within the Australian Curriculum.
Our Year 2 Unit Plans
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This unit is based on the Year 2 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings.

Students explore changes between the past and present, sorting them into 'then and now'.

They investigate and discuss reasons for changes in technology over time. The examine changes that have occured in land and sea transport as well as cooking, food preparation and storage, telephones, computers and toys.

They explore inventions in technology and they undertake an investigation of an invention of their choice.

10 Lessons

This unit is based on the Year 2 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings.

Students are introduced to Dreamtime Stories to investigate the connections of the Indigenous Peoples of Australia to the land, sky and waterways. They learn to understand that Aboriginal languages are part of our everyday language.

Students investigate reasons for connections to places, and places that they, and their families, are connected to.

Students explore how we are connected to places through transport, communication and food, and they understand how we maintain those connections with places.

9 Lessons

This unit is based on the Year 2 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings. Students explore the 7 continents model and explore facts about each continent. They investigate the imaginary lines of the world including the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer, as well as the Equator, Arctic and Antarctic Circles. Students investigate the differences between states and territories and explore their local state/ territory. They explore the five oceans of the world and the three oceans that surround Australia. Students discuss Indigenous borders and names of local places.

8 Lessons

This unit is based on the Year 2 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings. Students explore people and places of historical interest. They pose inquiry questions that encourage deeper investigation, as well as create an information report and a digital presentation. Students design a brochure for a historical tour, encompassing the skills and knowledge learnt in this unit. They communicate their ideas through the presentation of their research, provide feedback to their peers and self-reflect on their achievement.

9 Lessons
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There are predictable stages that all living things go through. They can be very similar between different animals, and there can be interesting outliers, During the course of this 9 lesson unit, students will look at their own developmental stages, and compare that to other animals (mammals, and insects) and plants. 

9 Lessons

This unit will investigate how the forces of push and pull affect the ways in which objects move on land, water and in the air.

Students explore how the strength of a force affects the movement, explore toys from different cultures and consider the effects of objects being pulled towards the earth.

9 Lessons

This unit covers the Chemical Sciences portion of the Australian Curriculum for year 2. Through a series of presentations, hands-on activities, and worksheets, students will develop an understanding of the materials they interact with day to day, and how they’re combined to make the world around them.

5 Lessons

This unit that is designed to cover the Australian National Curriculum for Year 2 - Earth and Space Sciences. Throughout this unit, students will develop an understanding that Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways. Students explore Earth’s resources, the water cycle, and how Earth’s resources, specifically water, is transferred from its source to use.  Students participate in a demonstration of a mini water cycle using science inquiry skills. They explore concepts and demonstrate their understanding through diagrams, annotations and presentations.

10 Lessons