Our writing focus for the second half of the term has been on procedures. After reading the story Windy Day by Jill Eggleton, we used a variety of materials to create a crown similar to the crown worn by the King in the story.
This fun and creative activity also helped us with our procedure writing. We have learnt that procedures follow a particular structure – they have a title, a goal, a list of materials and steps. We have been really focusing on using these steps, in the correct order. We have also tried to remember to use a verb at the beginning of each step.
We are on our way to becoming really clever writers – and great crown makers too!
Our finished masterpieces were definitely fit for a Queen or King! They were very colourful and well thought out!
Our procedures were pretty good too!
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.
SAVING OUR PLANET IS THE THING TO DO!
On Friday 26th May the Year One’s celebrated their first Assembly by sharing their knowledge about ‘sustainability’.
I think sustainability means to keep our world healthy, clean and smelling nice. Maxwell
I think sustainability means to keep the world healthy and the air clean. Jermaine
I think sustainability means to plant more trees so the air can be clean and fresh. Thomas M
I think sustainability means to take care of the world and to always keep it clean so we can be happy. Mitchell
We were inspired by the children’s book ‘George Saves the World by Lunchtime’ by Jo Readman. The main character is a little boy called George who, with the help of his sister Flora and Grandpa, tries to think of all the things he can do to help save the world. We had fun acting out some of the story as well as sharing helpful tips on how we can help save the world.
Here are some of our ideas…
Don’t just chuck all your rubbish around -use the right bins. Mia
If we don’t save our water we won’t have any to drink. Oliver
If you walk places your car won’t make fumes and the air will be very good. Evan
Turn off the switches in your room when you are not in it. Trent
Take your own bag to the shops so you don’t have to get a plastic bag. Landen
Turn off the lights when you leave the room. Ivy
Always turn the tap off when you brush your teeth. Conor
Try and have a short shower and not a bath because that can waste water. Ella
We have learnt that there are four R’s that can help us in our quest to save the world!
Reduce – Use less of everything.
Re-use – Clean it up and use it again.
Repair – Fix it and use it again.
Recycle – Turn it into something useful.
The power is yours!
We would like to thank all our families for helping us learn our ‘talking parts’ and find costumes!
We couldn’t have done it without you!
Worms are very good recyclers!
We have been learning about ‘sustainability’ and the things we can do to look after our world.
On Tuesday 23rd May we had a visit from Kevin and Sam who work at The Worm Shed. Not only did we learn many interesting facts about Red Tiger Worms we also learnt why worms are the best recyclers!
Sam shared some information with us then it was time to have a look a real worms! We enjoyed hunting for the worms and the touch of them wiggling on our skin!
Sam showed us lots of information about Red Tiger Worms.
What we have learnt…
Worms have no legs but they can wriggle. Landen
They have five hearts but we have only one. Abby
Worms don’t have eyes. They feel and see by moving their body. Oliver
They breathe through their body and they can’t swim. Jermaine
They have a lump called a saddle on their back. Alexia
They eat things that aren’t growing anymore. Ava
Their saddle is closest to their head. Maxwell
Grown up worms only have a saddle. Trent
They can eat through boxes. Abby
They slurp in the food. Alexia
They don’t like the sun. Kara
Their food has to be mushy. Ava
Their poo doesn’t smell! Laura
Time to roll up our sleeves!
We hunted through wet newspaper on the look out for the worms!
Some of us were very brave and held the worms!
Looking through a microscope helped us to see the worms clearer.
We had to check the floor to make sure no worms had escaped!
Kevin showed us how to make our own mini worm farm that we have now taken home and hopefully have transferred into our gardens!
We layered wet newspaper, soil and grass to create a mini worm farm.
In go the worms…very carefully!
We had a great time learning about the importance of these little creatures!
Thanks Kevin and Sam!
St Emilie’s has registered with Mobile Muster.
What is Mobile Muster?
‘MobileMuster is the Australian mobile phone industry’s official product stewardship program. It’s a free not for profit mobile phone recycling program that accepts all brands and types of mobile phones, plus their batteries, chargers and accessories. It is the mobile phone industry’s way of ensuring old mobile phone products don’t end up in landfill – but instead are recycled in a safe, secure and ethical way.”
You will find a Mobile muster collection box in the St Emilie’s admin building. You are welcome to drop off any unwanted mobile phones and accessories. When the box is full Mrs Cogger will arrange for Mobile Muster to come and collect the box.
This is another Wastewise initiative for the St Emilie’s community.
Don’t forget that we also offer a battery recycling bin as well. You can find our battery bin in the admin block.
Here is a youtube link explaining all about Mobile Muster
Our next Purposeful Practice grid is attached below. Grids are due Friday 26th May.
A few reminders for the week…
We are having an incursion from The Worm Man in Week 5 as part of our Sustainability focus – please send in the desired plastic bottle for you child’s worm farm before the end of the week. Thanks to those who have done so already!
Our Rosary Bag will be making it’s way to your home this term – please return to school the following day. Everything you need to pray The Rosary is in the little bag.
Please check your child’s note folder carefully this week – we are sending home information for our first Assembly to be held on Friday 26th May.
We would love some volunteers to fill our reading roster – we have a few empty spaces and would be very grateful to anyone who can spare 20mins at drop off to listen to the children read.
Have a great week!
Miss de Gooijer and Miss Foong
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