We had an exciting visitor from the Fremantle Literature centre come to visit our school. The incursion was to nurture young people’s interest in reading and writing.
This term we have been learning about narratives, we have been listening to narratives being read and also learning the different parts of a narrative. We will be writing our very own narrative this term!
The incursion focused on the story Who’s Afraid of the Quite Nice Wolf?
We first looked at the cover of the story and then looked at each page to see what the story will be about. We discussed how the wolf looked in the story and looked at other stories that had wolf characters. We discussed the main character of the story and the setting.
The author of the story drew the wolf for the students, and they added capes and masks to create their own superhero wolves.
We had such fun!
Welcome back to Term Three!
We hope all our families enjoyed the break!
Please find attached our Newsletter outlining the learning for the term.
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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!
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!
We can’t wait to see our plants grow. Stay tuned – we might even whip up a delicious soup!
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!