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!
Thanks Browne’s Dairy!
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 email@example.com.
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
Mrs Cogger is delighted to announce that three of our students have been recognised for their fabulous Science designs in the ‘Celebration of Science’ logo competition. This a wonderful way for St Emilie’s to be acknowledged during National Science Week which commences this Sunday.
Our three award winners are
Ellani Limnios 1G
Kieran Ng 4B
Samara D’Souza 6B
The winning entries will be displayed at the Community Science Expo and the winners will also receive a prize. Prizes will be presented to the Logo Competition winners by the City of Canning Mayor at the welcome ceremony which starts at 10am on Sunday 19th August at CREEC.
We hope many of you will be able to attend this ‘free’ event sponsored by
Here are a few of our students entries. As you can see we have a lot of artistic flair and talent in the school!
This design is by Abbey Andrews
Here is Kieran Ng’s ‘highly commended’ entry
Here are a couple more entries
Congratulations to our winners and to all our students who participated in the competition.
If you wish to know more about the Community Science Expo then click on the link below.
Working Together Year One Blue and Gold!
Features of Places
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 new Purposeful Practice grid for weeks 4 and 5 went home with your child today.
Completed grids are due Friday 17th August.
Have a lovely week!
Miss Tanya de Gooijer and Miss Michelle Faria
Welcome back to another busy term!
Our Welcome Back Newsletter outlines some important information for the term ahead!
Miss Tanya de Gooijer and Miss Michelle Faria
Year One Teachers
Science– An overview of Term 2 learning experiences
This term the student’s learning experiences will be focused on the Science Understanding of Earth and Space Sciences and integrating with the whole school Mappen concept of CHANGE.
Year 1 Changes in the sky
Year one students will consider the changes in the night and day sky. Students will make predictions and scientific observations about the daily, weekly and seasonal changes that they observe in their local environment. They will use their understandings about day and night to make observations about the changes nocturnal animals make to adapt to their environments. I am waiting to hear from the Backyard Bandicoot project at Murdoch University as our resident Southern Brown Bandicoot is still inhabiting our bushland. I have invited Natasha Tay to make a presentation about bandicoots to the students.
Year 2 Night and Day
Year two students will consider the changes in the night and day sky. Students will make predictions and scientific observations about the daily, weekly and seasonal changes that they observe in their local environment. They will use their understandings about day and night to make observations about the Earth’s rotation, how shadows are formed and participate in role plays to show their learning. The Year 2 students will also commence the Seed Potatoes for Schools Project (an initiative through WA Potatoes) and plant their seed potatoes towards the end of term 2. WA Potatoes will support the students throughout this initiative.
Year 3 Earth, Sun and Moon
Year three students will explore the changes in size, shape, position and movement of the Earth, Sun and Moon. They will investigate how shadows change throughout the duration of the day and link this new knowledge to changes in the Sun’s apparent movement across the sky.
Year 4 Earth’s Place in Space
Through a unit on the Earth’s rotation the students will learn how the changing patterns in the sky relate to days, months and years. Students will understand how observation and models can be used to shape their ideas and understandings through hands on activities. Students will explore the changing face of the Moon, explore Aboriginal astronomy and investigate the changing Noonjar season of Makaru.
Year 5 The Earth’s Orbit
Students will learn about the concept of change through a unit about the Sun, Earth and Moon. Students will understand how observation and models can be used to shape their ideas and understandings through hands on activities. Students will investigate the light spectrum and explore the solar system by using Celestia and Stellarium (a planetarium app). Students will also share how Science for Human Endeavour impacts our lives by sharing articles from the Double Helix magazines.
Year 6 The Changing Earth’s Surface
Through the concept of Changethe students will understand the causes of earthquakes and how they change the Earth’s surface. Students will also learn how changesto our local water supply have benefits for the local population. As a Waterwise School, we have been invited to the Ground Water Replenishment Facility in Craigie on Tuesday 29 May to learn about the future initiatives of our water supply. The students will also have an incursion from Earth Sciences WA about ‘Chem Rocks’. Students will be investigating the chemistry of soils and testing lime to help out a farmer with their crop. Robogals an initiative from the University of WA will also be giving a robotics workshop to the Year 6 girls on Tuesday 22 May.
What you might like to do at home:
- Perhaps you could sit down and watch and discuss some space -related TV programs? There are some wonderful programs about stargazing currently on ABC TV.
- Maybe you could make some space models together at home?
- What do you know about bandicoots? Perhaps you could do a little research!
- Why not buy a Double Helix magazine online and read some articles?
- Why not go for a visit to the Planetarium at Scitech!