Please find attached our first Purposeful Practice Grid for the term.
A copy has also been sent home with your child today.
Grids are due Friday 27th October.
Have a great week!
Miss Tanya de Gooijer and Mrs Kristy Bull
Welcome back to another busy term!
Please find our Welcome Back Newsletter attached with relevant information for the term ahead.
Miss Tanya de Gooijer and Mrs Kristy Bull
We have had a busy end to Term Three!
We have enjoyed learning about Social Justice and different cultures this term. After reading the story, Speak Chinese Fang Fang, we spent time talking about how we would feel if we were new to our school or country and how we could make others feel welcome. We used the words fairness, acceptance, respect and understanding to help frame an ‘I Message’ – what we would do to welcome people from a different country into our school. We are becoming fantastic writers!
“I will show fairness by if they fall down in the playground I will not laugh at them”. Jerrin
“I will show respect by showing them around the school and I will not pick on them and I will not laugh at them and I will not make fun of them”. Ava
“I will show understanding. If they speak a different language I will listen really closely and I might hear a little bit of English. If I know how to speak their language I will know what they are saying. If they are speaking to someone else I can translate so everyone will know what they are saying”. Evan
Footy Colours Day
We had a fun afternoon enjoying the Footy Colour Day activities organised by the Year Sixes. It was great to spend time with our Buddies who were wonderful in encouraging us to try new things!
Jesus Calms the Storm
We have spent time exploring God’s Creation and the many wonderful things in our world. We also learnt that Jesus spent a lot of time in nature either praying or teaching others about God’s love. We watched a story called Jesus Calms the Storm and discovered, not only Jesus enjoying God’s creation with His Disciples, but the miracle He performed in calming the wild storm.
We have had a busy term but have learnt many new things along the way! We can’t wait for our holidays! Stay safe and we will see you soon for our final term of Year One!
We had a fantastic time practicing our hand eye coordination with Coach Phil!
We learnt many new skills during our five tennis lessons including the ready position, forehand, back hand and serve shots. We had to concentrate, listen carefully to the instructions and track the ball with our eyes – it was a little tricky but we all had so much fun!
A week of beautiful sunshine was an extra bonus!
Hopman Cup…Australian Open…Wimbledon…here we come!
Book Week Fun!
We had a wonderful time dressing up as our favourite book characters during our Book Week celebrations!
We shared our books with our buddies during a shared reading session – so many creative costumes!
We enjoyed reading Nannie Loves – a book short listed for Book of the Year – Early Childhood. We used our ‘connecting’ reading strategy and thought about our own Nannies, Grandmas and Nonnas.
We noticed that the beautiful illustrations were created with the art technique of collage…so we created a collage of our Nannie too!
Our finished portraits look very realistic!
We can’t wait to share them with you soon!
We have been super busy!
We are enjoying learning about Australian money – in particular being able to recognise, order and describe Australian coins. Some of our friends even brought in very old Australian money for us to have a look at and compare to the money we have today.
We have had fun playing ‘Celebrity Coin Heads’ where we have to guess what coin is stuck to our forehead! This is a great game to help us with one our mathematics outcomes – being able to describe coins! We even had some tricky questions like ‘do I have an animal that hops?’ and ‘do I have 12 sides on me?’ – this game sure makes us laugh!
Our Cultural Fair was a huge success! A big thank you to Mrs Hardy who so willingly shared her South African culture with us…and her many tasty treats too! We had a lovely morning walking around the cultural tables learning new facts about the clothing, food, music, plants and animals from the cultures present in our school. It was great to see Mrs O’Donnell share her Filipino culture with us too!
We are really enjoying our guided inquiry topic of celebrating cultures!
We have been super busy during our Literacy sessions! This is our journey so far…
Our writing focus for the first half of term three is learning how to write a report. Before we could begin writing we had to investigate what exactly a report was! We looked at examples of reports, on the lookout for the title, classification, description and conclusion – all elements found in a report.
Our first big book this term was Baboon’s Nest by Jill Eggleton. One of the main characters in the story is a Baboon – we were so interested in this animal that we used this as our inspiration for our report writing…now that we know what a report is…it’s time to start planning!
We have been working hard planning and writing our good copies of our Baboon reports! We also created artwork to go with our reports – we had to concentrate very carefully when drawing our Baboon face! We found it easier to break it down into shapes and are impressed with our final drawings!
We learnt that Baboons live in Africa – a great link too to our guided inquiry topic of celebrating cultures! We have listened to African music, located Africa on our class map and have been busy creating our African Hands artwork that you will see very soon at our next three way interview!
Amazing how one book can lead to many learning experiences! Baboon’s Nest has now become a class favourite!
Calling for more volunteers!
Cultural Fair – Year One and Two
Thursday 10th August – 9-10am School Hall
Our guided inquiry topic this term is Social Justice. As a part of our exploration into the concept of Social Justice, we are focusing on multiculturalism and the development of empathy, understanding and interest in those from different cultures.
In order to explore the cultures that exist in our school, we are organising a ‘Cultural Fair’ for the Year One and Two classes on Thursday 10th August. We are inviting all parents, grandparents and friends to be presenters at our fair.
Presenters will be asked to share their knowledge and experiences of a particular culture to small groups of children. During the fair, the children will be rotating around to the various ‘stalls’ to learn as much as they can about the various cultural backgrounds that exist in our school community.
You are more than welcome to team up with another parent and present information on your culture together!
Examples of what you may present are;
– cooking demonstration / foods from other cultures
– traditional dance, instruments or music
– traditional games
– items of cultural significance
– traditional clothing or costumes
– photographs of significant buildings / places
– books or songs in another language
Please return the attached form by Friday 28th July to your class teacher if you are able to attend.
We are looking forward to having many of our families represented at our Cultural Fair and just know that the children will REALLY appreciate your efforts … if you are feeling nervous or unsure please do not hesitate to let us know and we will reassure you! 🙂
Thank you to those parents who have already signed up – we can’t wait to learn about your cultural heritage!
Mrs Lauren White, Miss Candice Agustsson, Miss Tanya de Gooijer and Miss Kristy Foong
Please find our first Purposeful Practice Grid for Term 3 attached below.
Completed grids are due 4th August.
Have a lovely week!
Miss Tanya de Gooijer and Miss Kristy Foong
Welcome back to another busy, and exciting term, in Year One.
Please click the link below to view our Term 3 Newsletter.
Miss Kristy Foong and Miss Tanya de Gooijer