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!
St. Emilie’s Feast Day falls on the 17th of June each year. On this day we reflect on the life and legacy of our school’s patron saint, Saint Emilie de Vialar.
St. Emilie devoted her life to helping others. During her time, she opened hospitals and schools and went on to establish the congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition. The sisters continue sharing her devotion to helping others through missionary work, education of the youth and care of the sick.
On Wednesday, we reflected on the Prayer to St. Emilie. In the prayer, it tells us how we can love others and help those in need as Jesus taught us. We wrote about how we can be more like St. Emilie and created art pieces. Some of us drew pictures of our parents and grandparents, as they, just like St. Emilie, guide us and teach us to be caring and charitable. Some of us drew pictures of us helping our friends when they are in need.
Have a look at our creations below!
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!
This week in Year One, we learned all about Procedural writing.
Procedural writing is any writing that instructs the reader on how to do something, such as recipes, safety procedures and science experiments.
We decided to enjoy the sunny weather and did some gardening. This was the perfect topic for our procedural writing!
We had to find a suitable home for our vegetables and decided to use planter boxes. We discussed which plants would grow well and voted on which to use.
The winners were Carrots, Spinach, Beetroot, tomatoes and a herb – mint! Before we planted our plants, we used our senses of smell and touch to investigate the different plants we would be using. When it came to the mint, we rubbed the leaves together to release the scent and took a big SNIFF! Some of us thought it smelt amazing – others thought it smelt horrible!
In small groups, we each took turns in planting, raking and watering each of the planter boxes. After we were done, we wrote a procedure of how to plant and take care of vegetables. Now, we’re all experts on gardening!
On Wednesday, our school took part in the National Simultaneous Storytime opportunity.
To help us celebrate, we read the story Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas written by Lucinda Gifford. The Year One students enjoyed listening to this amusing story and loved the colourful illustrations.
We wrote a blurb about the story, without giving too much away.
Look at us creating ‘Chicken Divas’ of our own using paper plates, feathers, glitter and textas. We had so much fun!
We have had another busy week in Year One!
Learning about Gentleness in 1G
- We have been talking about The Fruit of the Holy Spirit ‘gentleness’. As a class we discussed the ways we can show gentleness toward our family and friends. Some of our ideas include…* You can use a calm voice when you speak gently to your friends.
*Our actions can be gentle like when we hold our pets.
* When we are gentle, our bodies are still and our mind is calm ready for learning.
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!:)
Happy Mother’s Day! We hope all of our wonderful mums have a very special day on Sunday! We have been very busy bees this week. Take a look at what we have been learning about …
Let’s Get a Pup!
Our book focus was “Let’s Get a Pup”. by Bob Graham. We enjoyed listening and reading along with the text. We discussed our predictions and wrote about what happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story. We focused on three new vocabulary words in our story (immediately, briefly and glance) and discussed the meaning of each word. We learnt about adjectives and used adjectives to write about an imaginary pet we would like to have. Then we designed our own imaginary animals using different materials around the house and classroom. We produced some amazing writing pieces and animal creations!
Students listened to three stories about Mothers. To show our mums how much we appreciate all that they do for us and to show how much we love them we made cards and drew portraits of our amazing mums! Take a look at our spectacular paintings…you might be able to spot yourself!
New Life Art
We know that Easter is a celebration of new life! A wonderful example of this is when a caterpillar changes into a butterfly! We created our own butterflies by experimenting with straight lines, short lines, squiggle lines and curvy lines to decorate the butterfly wings. We concentrated for a very long time!
We are really enjoying learning about shapes…especially 3D shapes!! Some shapes have very tricky names like a ‘sphere’…not a spear! We are learning to describe these shapes using the words faces, edges and vertices. Our remote home learners have been busy too! Look at all the shapes they have found!
Stay safe and we hope to see you all soon!
Mrs McKenzie, Miss de Gooijer, Mrs Roberto and Mrs Andrews