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!
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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Welcome to Term Two!
We hope that all our families had a wonderful and restful holiday!
Please click on the link below to see what is planned for the term.
Miss de Gooijer and Miss Foong
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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.
Literacy Centres in Year One!
We have been super busy in Year One! We are becoming more confident and comfortable in our new classroom and playground and are loving our new furniture!
Each week we focus on a big book story, a new spelling sound and a new list of sight words. We have been working in small groups to rotate through a range of activities that help us to practice literacy skills as well as cooperation, good communication and team work.
While reading our big book we discuss reading strategies such as predicting, breaking the story into beginning, middle and end as well as looking at punctuation and exploring the main characters.
Learning sight words can be a little tricky at first so we practice them every day! We are becoming faster in our recall of letter sounds which is helping us to sound out and write new words!
Check out what we have been up to!
Using play dough to make sight words!
Using something soft and squishy also helps develop our fine motor muscles in our fingers!
Playing fun games like Bingo to help us learn new sounds and test out our listening skills!
Using letter tiles to make CVC words.
Listening carefully for middle sounds – vowels can be tricky!
Using the iPad as a tool for learning.
Taking care to form letters from the correct starting point!
Creating a character portrait of Horace – our big book focus.
It has been a great first few weeks in Year One Gold.
We have explored our new indoor and outdoor spaces, made new friends, met new teachers and loved wearing our Faction House shirts!
We’ve sung songs, learnt new prayers and rhymes, used our thinking brain to remember sounds and numbers and had lots of fun along the way.
Everyone is having a go and trying new things.
We cannot wait to share our learning journey with you!
Please see below our Term 1 Newsletter.
Here you will find out about our learning for this term!
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Welcome to Year One!
Our Parent Information Booklet for 2017 can be accessed below.
We look forward to seeing you at our Parent Night on Wednesday 8th February.
Miss Tanya de Gooijer and Miss Kristy Foong
Mrs Jo Roberto, Mrs Grace O’Donnell and Miss Veronica Williams
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