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Leading to a Bright Future

Year 2 Thao Dien Unit of Inquiry 6 Overview

How the world works

Transdisciplinary Theme
How the world works
Central Idea
People use simple machines to make life easier.
Function, Causation, Reflection
Related concepts
Mechanics, Energy, Technological Advances, Cause And Effect, Relationships
Lines of Inquiry
- How simple machines work
- How simple machines help us
- Uses of simple machines


Understand that the purposes texts serve shape their structure in predictable ways
Understand the variability of sound-letter matches

Discuss features of plot, character and setting in different types of literature and explore some features of
characters in different texts
Listen to, recite and perform poems, chants, rhymes and songs, imitating and inventing sound patterns including
alliteration and rhyme

Describe some differences between imaginative, informative and persuasive texts

Number and Algebra

Recognise, describe and order Australian coins according to their value

Chance and Data
Identify outcomes of familiar events involving chance and describe them using everyday language such as will
happen, wont happen or might happen


Can demonstrate how to draw organic and

geometric shapes

Can label Warm, Cool, Primary, Secondary on a

colour wheel.

name months of a year


name 12 zodiac animals in Chinese

Provide constructive criticism when responding to

learn to talk about ones year animal


learn traditional stories about zodiac

Begin to be aware ofanimals
the Element of Art and
write simple characters
Physical Education

Participates in a variety of problem solving challenges in group settings

Draws on past experience to solve familiar problems
Communicates appropriately in a variety of different ways
Performs fundamental movement skills with equipment in minor games

Vietnamese Language and Culture (VLC)

Language focus: Feelings and Emotions
Year 2 will continues their next VLC lessons with Emotions and Feelings. The children will learn lots of new vocabulary
related to feelings and emotions through a variety of language games. They will also learn some simple sentences to
express their feelings in Vietnamese.
Culture focus: Vietnamese National Anthem

Vietnamese National Curriculum

In unit 6, year 2 VNC will will start reading and writing with the 3 new topics:
Family/ Gia nh

Nature and the country/ Thin nhin- t nc

School/ ch im Nh Trng

Emilie Knight, Fairlie Thompson

and Kathryn Morris
Year 2 Teachers
Thao Dien Campus

Jayne De La Haye
PYP Coordinator