There is never a dull moment in Year 1G and this week was no exception.
We are have been very busy and we are loving every minute of it!
We had a visit from Harold the Giraffe. He lives under the Life Van. Harold and his friend Gina taught us about the importance of eating right and exercising. We learnt about different organs in the body and how we can exercise our minds when we are feeling sad or nervous.
We have also been learning all about non-fiction texts and how to write a Report. Over the last few weeks we have written reports on different types of fruit and vegetables. This week we researched an Australian animal called the Rainbow Lorikeet and wrote our own report. We learnt about report structure and paragraphing.
We also made our own ‘magic paper’ and created a Rainbow Lorikeet using scratching art. We cannot wait to show these pieces at our 3 Way Interviews next week. We are very proud of them because we worked very hard!
It has been a very eventful and exciting week in Year 1G!
On Tuesday MacKillop House celebrated to Feast Day of Mary MacKillop. We wowed St Emilies with our House Assembly by singing our MacKillop song and our House cheer.
This week we learnt about a new fruit called a lychee and it is a part of Miss Foong’s Chinese Culture.
We wrote a report on the lychee fruit and we even got to eat some lychee’s.
For some of us it was our first time tasting a lychee!
There were mixed reviews
We were also very lucky and had a visit from some Year 1 and Year 2 parents for our Cultural Fair.
We would like to thank these mums and dads for coming in to share their different cultures with all of us.
A special thank you to Mrs O’Donnell who looked beautiful in her traditional Philippines outfit.
On our classroom window there is a painting of the world. Surrounding this world are our handprints with our names. We decorated our hands to reflect our personality. This art piece reminds us that even though we are all different we are also very similar. We should accept others and treat everyone to same no matter where in the world they come from.
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We have continued learning about Fractions this week.
We learnt that by cutting something into four even pieces we are making quarters.
We had a lot of fun creating our own Pizza Fraction which we cut into quarters and decorated like our favourite pizza. Every day at lunch time we are excited to open our lunch boxes to see who has a whole, half or quarters.
In Literacy we always enjoy participating in our Literacy Rotation Centres. We practice different Literacy skills in each of our centres every week. These tasks all help us to practise and improve our reading and writing!
Having lots of fun in Year One!
The Year Ones have wasted no time since getting back from holidays!
We have been busy learning lots of different things and are having lots of fun at the same time.
We have started learning about fractions. We’ve explored a whole, a half… and will soon be learning about quarters too.
We have been looking at report writing and the differences between fiction and non-fiction texts.
We have also read reports on Ladybirds, Teddybears and have written our very own report about Bananas.
Get ready, everyone. There’s much more learning to do!
We have had so much fun learning how to care for our world in our Sustainability Unit this term.
We have learnt all about the 4 R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Repair and Recycle.
One of our favourite books this term has been the recycling super hero story of ‘Michael Recycle’.
This book tells the story of a young boy superhero who uses his knowledge of recycling to help save the world.
We then used our imaginations to invent our very own recycling superhero.
We used adjectives to describe them and came up with an original recycling super power for them.
After collecting lots of reusable materials over the term, we finally gathered all our resources together and built these amazing replicas of our superheroes.
We used problem solving and creativity to make them.
Now they are off to save the world!!
In Literacy, we love reading our Sight Words each week with Miss Williams. We also love searching for sight words around our classroom. We can recognise lots of words and we are very clever at filling up our Sight Word Gardens with all the different words we can find. We search for them on our Sight Word Wall, on posters and on our class charts.
It is amazing how many words we can read and spell now!
In Numeracy, we have been practicing our addition skills and are learning about Number Fact Families. Recently, we have been focusing on ‘Friends of 10′. These are two numbers that add up to the number 10. We use number cards to play lots of different games that help us remember these facts.
In Year One we have been learning lots about numbers.
We have learnt that numbers have different values and that numbers are made up of Tens and Ones.
We love ordering numbers and finding out which ones are smaller or bigger.
We play games like ‘Teacher vs Kids’ and ‘Sheriff’ that help us practice these new skills.
During rotations we also play different number games that help us understand number value.
We cannot wait to teach our mums and dads how to play these games at Open Night.
Please click the link below to find the next fortnight’s Purposeful Practice Grid. A copy was sent home with your child on Monday. Please return the completed grid to school on Friday the 11th September.
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