Welcome back to Term Three!
We hope all our families enjoyed the break!
Please find attached our Newsletter outlining the learning for the term.
Tuesday was a big baking day in Year One!
Our writing genre focus over recent weeks has been learning how to write procedures. We saved the best procedure for last…baking Gluten Free Chocolate Shortbread Stars!
We followed the steps very carefully to bake some yummy end of term treats!
The biggest challenge was to remember all of the ingredients and list of steps the next day when we did our own writing! We wrote some very impressive procedures!
It was a lovely way to celebrate all our hard work this term!
Thanks Mrs Roberto and Mrs Andrews…we couldn’t have done it without you!
We can’t wait to cook again soon!
We have had another busy week in Year One!
This week we solved a problem, got creative, made something we could keep and linked all this to procedure writing!
Sometimes we can’t find our bags and we can often be heard saying “my bag isn’t here”. All our bags look the same!
We made our own key ring to attach to our bags so we can find it easily.
We designed first so we had an idea of how we wanted our key ring to look. We followed our plan and put our fine motor skills to good use picking up those small beads!
We then wrote a procedure on our key ring making…we love writing!
We have learnt that a procedure needs a title, goal, list of materials as well as a list of steps in sequential order. We have also learnt that each step begins with a verb or action word.
Our key rings look great hanging from our bags! We can find them very quickly now…problem solved!
We have had another busy week in Year One!
Learning about Gentleness in 1G
We enjoyed making our ‘gentleness hearts’ using warm coloured paint colours. We drew our own heart shape and loved how they are turned out differently!
Learning about the Bible in 1B
We have been learning more about the Bible during our Religious Education lessons. We have learnt…
* The Bible is a collection of writings that contain lessons about God, God’s people and the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
* The Bible is separated into two -the Old Testament and the New Testament.
* The Bible is very sacred because it contains God’s messages.
* The Bible is God’s message to people and this message is still true today.
We enjoyed listening to the Bible story ‘The Loaves and the Fishes’ or ‘The Feeding of the 5000’. This story is from the New Testament. We discovered that Jesus turned 2 loaves of bread and 5 fish into enough food for 5000 people! Jesus performed a miracle because everyone believed in God. We created a piece of artwork to show our understanding of the story…as well as completing some magnificent writing!!
We also enjoyed listening to the story of Creation from the Old Testament. Imagine our surprise when we arrived at school to see the rays of the sun…the sun that God had created! We could see it shining and reached up to see if we could reach the rays! God is with us every day!
Making 3D Shapes in Year One!
We have been busy putting our knowledge of 3D shapes to good use…by making our own! We used matchsticks, small popsticks and plasticine to create are own shapes. It was a little tricky to balance our shapes so some of us decided it was better to work with a partner…a great way for us to practise our communication skills! We found it a little frustrating at times, but we kept going and tried again.
Our completed 3D shapes gave us a chance to look more closely at the properties of these shapes: faces, edges and vertices.
A face is a flat or curved surface on a 3D shape.
An edge is where two faces meet.
Vertices are where edges meet.
We have enjoyed learning about 2D and 3D shapes…and curiously we are now spotting them everywhere we go!:)
Welcome back to Term Two!
We have loved being back in our classroom with our friends and teachers! We miss our friends who are continuing their learning remotely and can’t wait to see them again soon!
We have been busy this week…
Mrs Wishy Washy
Our book focus for this week was “Mrs Wishy Washy on TV”. We enjoyed listening to the story and searching for words with the ‘sh’ digraph in the text. We drew a character portrait of the main character -Mrs Wishy Washy. We connected with the text by writing about when we have enjoyed water based activities like going to the beach or Adventure World. Have a look at our amazing character portraits!
We enjoyed listening to the story Anzac Ted by Belinda Landsberry. We talked about the significance of Anzac Day and shared what we did to remember this special day…some of us made Anzac cookies at home while others stood at the end of our driveways holding candles. We created our own Anzac Teds at school and at home! We thought carefully about each detail…we think they look great!
We have been busy learning about the features of 2D shapes. We have talked about the number of sides and corners for each shape as well as naming each shape correctly. We had fun listening and dancing to shape songs and loved creating our own shape robots! We had to think about the shapes we wanted to use, concentrated hard on our cutting, thought creatively and even named our robots!
Where ever we might be…we are still learning!
A huge thank you to all our families for your kind words and support!
Mrs McKenzie, Miss de Gooijer, Mrs Roberto and Mrs Andrews
We have been quite busy during our first few weeks of Year One!
Our days are always so busy! We can’t wait to learn more!
Welcome to the first day of Year One!
We are looking forward to an exciting year together!
The first day can be a little overwhelming for both children and parents – we are hoping these handy tips will alleviate some of the stress!
Breakdown of the day:
Our Parent Information Evening is being held on Monday 3rd February – first day back!
We would love to see a representative from each family attend. It is here that you will hear some of our important messages for Year One. Our Parent Information Booklet will be available shortly on the St Emilie’s website.
The breakdown of the evening is as follows:
5pm -5:30pm Session 1 in our classroom
5:45pm-6:15pm Session 2 in our classroom
*attend one session only
Music – Mr Dabbs
Sport – Mr Davis (Children to wear coloured House Sport Shirt)
Japanese – Mrs Aroozoo
Library (Requires library bag)
Yr 1 & 2 Sport (Children to wear yellow St Emilie’s Sport Shirt)
Health – Mr Davis
Science – Mrs Cogger
Save the date: Friday 21st February!
5pm -7:30pm Family Fun Night & Picnic
A great opportunity to meet new families to our school and catch up with old friends!
We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday!
Year One Teachers
Miss Tanya de Gooijer and Mrs Simone McKenzie
Year One Educational Assistants
Mrs Jo Roberto and Mrs Amy Andrews
Guided Inquiry – Celebrating Differences (Social Justice)
We are enjoying celebrating our cultural differences in Year One and Year Two!
Our recent Cultural Fair allowed our students to…
We had a wonderful time at our Cultural Fair!
A huge thank you to the wonderful Mums, Dads and family friends who volunteered their time, prepared presentations, played games with us, prepared yummy food for us to taste and passionately shared their culture…with a smile and a huge amount of patience!
We loved our morning together!