Year One was luckily enough to visit Browne’s Dairy!
In class we have been talking about the features of places, the processes involved in food production as well as learning about the animals involved in these process as part of report writing genre.
We visited Browne’s Dairy to see our new found knowledge in action! We saw a real cow…and got to have a go at milking her…learnt how to make yoghurt as well as taste test a few samples, learnt new facts about the production of milk and saw milk bottles being processed on the factory floor.
Farmer Damien was a great tour guide! He even dressed Mrs Roberto in some hygiene attire and explained all the things the Browne’s workers have to wear…hair and beard net, coat with studs not buttons, no jewellery or makeup and safe footwear…we want no nasty surprises in our yoghurt tub!
Mrs Roberto was a great sport and happily posed for a photo!
We had a great afternoon and were excited to bring home a special Browne’s Dairy bag along with a yummy sample of flavoured milk! Thank you to the wonderful mums and dads who came with us!
We secretly loved the bus ride too…next time we might just drive around in the bus for the day!
It’s shaping up to be another busy week in Year One! A few friendly reminders…
Purposeful Practice Grids The Purposeful Practice Grid for weeks 7 and 8 went home via your child’s blue note folder today. Completed grids are due 7th September.
Year One Assembly – THIS FRIDAY Last call for Dad Photos! We will be using these photos in our Assembly on Friday. Please email your class teacher.
Can You Help? Open Night Request… We use maths skills at school every day, but we would like to find out how parents use maths in their world! At open night, there will be a slideshow playing in the hall showing images of parents using maths at home or at their jobs.
If you are interested in being a part of the slideshow, take a photo (no movies please) clearly showing how you use maths skills, and email the photo, name AND 1 or 2 sentences explaining the photo through to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year One BLUE – Excursion Permission The 1B class entered a science competition and won a free excursion to the Canning River Eco Education Centre! This excursion is on Thursday 6th September. Please fill in the permission eform that is in SkoolBag app in the 1B CREEC event. Mrs Cogger is very excited!!
Have a great week! See you on Friday at our Assembly!
Miss Tanya de Gooijer and Miss Michelle Faria
MacKillop House celebrated the feast day of Mary MacKillop on 8th August. A Prayer service was held to remember Australia’s first Saint…
Mary cared about the people who had no one to look after them such as boys and girls who just roamed the streets, children in the country who had no school to go to, people who were old and sick and people who had nowhere to live. Mary wanted more than anything to help these people.
Mary MacKillop kept her faith in God and bravely challenged those who did not support her vision for a more caring world. Mary is an important Australian who spent her life helping people, especially children. She is Australia’s first Saint.
A huge thank you to the MacKillop students for their generous donations! We were able to purchase 33 new sleeping bags, along with pre loved sleeping bags, for those less fortunate than ourselves. Our donation was delivered to St Patrick’s Community Support Centre in Fremantle where we hope they will bring some comfort on these cold winter nights.
Mary MacKillop’s belief ‘never see a need without doing something about it’ was brought to life through your generosity! Thank you MacKillop families!
We have been busy this term working together as a Year One team! We have concluded our Geography topic by designing and recreating a familiar place…our classroom and play ground! We teamed up and worked together to create a range of features…natural, constructed and managed. We also reflected on our designs and thought very carefully about the materials we used, what we found challenging and what we would do differently. It was great seeing our ideas come to life.
The Ice Cream Shop
We have been busy creating a new play space for our outdoor environment. We listed possible ideas and decided that the idea with the most votes would be the one we created. We have been busy setting up our ideas and even painted some of our ice cream shop decorations on the windows…we loved this!
Our little shop encourages turn taking, sharing, problem solving, creativity, oral language skills as well as providing us with another opportunity to have fun with our friends!
Our Ice Cream Shop is open for business!
P.S. Don’t worry Mrs Thuijs…we will clean the windows so they are sparkling again once our ice cream shop closes for the holidays!
Hahaha - thank you Year One! PS I love macadamia and
vanilla icecream so will pop in tomorrow
from Mrs T x
Our latest writing genre has been procedure writing and we are loving it!!
We have discovered that you can write procedures on just about anything – from getting ready for school to playing your favourite game and making your favourite snack!
We love to cook in Year One so we decided that as a special treat we would play Master Chef and use our cooking experience to practice our procedure writing. We followed a procedure to make our own Master Chef hat…every chef needs a hat! We then followed a procedure with Chef Roberto to make Pizza Pinwheels!
A good chef must have clean hands!
Grating the cheese!
Peeling the plastic off the pastry is very important!
Spreading the tomato sauce!
Tearing the ham!
Rolling the pastry was a little tricky!
Placing the pinwheels on the tray!
Liam and Charli had a tough job…carrying the trays without dropping any pizzas!
The finished product looked delicious!
Waiting patiently before the big taste test!
Time to tuck in!
We know that a procedure must include: a title, a goal, a list of materials and a list of steps written in the correct sequence…each step must also begin with a verb! After our cooking extravaganza we each wrote our own procedure for making Pizza Pinwheels making sure to include all of the above!
We are looking forward to having fun with our next procedure!
Note from Mrs Thuijs : Dear Year Ones – WOW! These pinwheels look AWESOME!!! I say you’re definitely through to the next round for sure!!! 🙂
We have been very busy in Year One Blue! These are some of the things we have been up to…
We reflected on Anzac Day while reading the story Anzac Ted. We created our own portrait of Anzac Ted to accompany our ideas about the importance of Anzac Day.
We loved designing and creating our special gift for mum! We thought about the materials we used, the steps we followed and any problems we encountered while creating our picture frame. We each drew a very detailed drawing of our mum to go inside the frame!
We have enjoyed learning about the features of places. We went on a hunt around our school and found examples of natural, constructed and managed features. We decided that some things we found could be classified as all three!
We are enjoying learning about 3D shapes! We challenged ourselves and made models of 3D shapes using matchsticks and mini marshmallows…it was a little tricky and sticky! We had so much self control with those sweet smelling marshmallows!
Washing of the Feet
We have been discussing just how special our bodies are. We have learnt about our senses and loved hearing about each others favourite sounds and smells. We read and illustrated the special story The Washing of the Feet and shared our understanding of how Jesus used his body to show love.
We have been investigating the different types of lines and colours artists use. We made our portfolio cover pages by experimenting with a range of lines and painted using either warm or cools colours.
We can’t wait to show you more of our special work at our very first 3 Way Interview in Week 6!
Each week the Year 1 children will have been introduced to a new phonic sound in class and they will also have completed a variety of activities to help them spell words with our focus sound.
The children have completed a mini spelling quiz to determine their focus sound and will now bring home a list of words to practise. We suggest keeping all the spelling sounds in a display book or folder for easy access throughout the year – they are yours to keep at home, in a safe place.
Our aim is to make spelling relevant and fun!
Some suggestions are…
Making words with play dough
Using magazine letters to create words
Writing the spelling words with chalk or in shaving cream
Have a go at putting the words into sentences
Using magnetic letters to spell words
Using a variety of colours (pencils/textas) to make ‘rainbow’ words
If you have any questions please let us know.
Have fun spelling and remember to keep it positive! 🙂
Miss Tanya de Gooijer and Miss Melissa Gumbleton
Year 1 Class Teachers
PS In class, while children will have access to charts and word banks, they will be supported to ‘have a go’ at spelling in their daily writing. Spelling is a developmental process in these early years and we will continue to support and celebrate their many attempts to hear sounds in words, so that they feel confident as writers!