Together with our Year One buddies, we listened to the story of “The Rainbow Fish” written by Marcus Pfister. This story is a great story for children of all ages as it explores selfishness and teaches children about the importance of sharing.
After listening to the story we each decorated our own “Rainbow Fish” leaving one scale to be the shiny scale. We made it shiny by using glitter. On the back of our fish we shared one way that we try to be a good friend by showing kindness.
“The most beautiful fish in the ocean is asked to share one of his shining scales with a little blue fish, and to which he refuses. All the other fish in the sea leave him alone, and he wondered why. He goes to the wise octopus for advice, and she tells him to give away his scales. Rainbow Fish reluctantly does so, except for one. In the end, he is less beautiful then he was before, but he has new friends and is now the happiest fish in the sea.”
Possible questions you could ask your child:
- Have you ever owned an item that you didn’t want to share?
- If you were made to share it, did it make you happy or sad
- Would you rather keep something really special all to yourself or share it with friends?
- Is being unique more important than being liked?
- Was Rainbow Fish’s decision to share worth it?
- Rainbow Fish was happy with his scales, and he was happy with his new friends. Do you think there different kinds of happiness?
- Were they true friends, if one of the main reasons the others liked Rainbow Fish was just because he gave them something pretty?
- Rainbow Fish refused to give the blue fish the scale politely, would this have changed the other fish’s opinion of him?
- Do you try to share with your friends?
- What makes it difficult to share sometimes?
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One of the Australian Curriculum Numeracy standards in Year 1 is to develop confidence with numbers to 100. In Year 1 Gold we have been having a lot of fun practicing our number sequencing inside and outside of the classroom. We have used chalk, whiteboards, iPads and even colourful teddies to represent our counting skills. It also helps us remember the formation of our numbers too. We love learning about maths in Year 1!
Here is a 1-100 chart that might be helpful at home!
Our Purposeful Practice homework grid for weeks 4 and 5 is ready to go!
Please click on the link below to see the allocated tasks for next two weeks. A hard copy will be sent home also.
Homework grids are due back to the class teacher on Friday 6 March.
This week sees the children bring home a reading book and sight words to practice each night as a part of their purposeful practice. The children are a little excited and can’t wait to get their hands on their first book!
Further instructions on how to fill in your children’s reading log can be found on the following link.
Have fun reading together!
Our Guided Inquiry topic this term sees us investigate the concept of ‘Identity’ through our unit titled ‘Growing Older and Wiser’. Through planned learning experiences the children will investigate how we grow, change and learn over time and how we can help ourselves be the best we can be!
To help facilitate some of our understandings we are asking parents to provide photos of different stages of their child’s life to create an Individual Identity Timeline.
Please click on the below link for further information.
We would love to have all photos in by the end of Week 3 – Friday 13th February!
We have been exploring 3D shapes and have looked closely at a sphere, cylinder, cube, square based pyramid, triangular based pyramid and a cuboid. It was tricky learning all of these new names! We searched for these shapes in the world around us and we enjoyed working with our Year 5 buddies to create our very own 3D shape mobiles. They looked GREAT!
In Mathematics we have been exploring the wonderful world of measurement! We have investigated the length of various objects and the capacity of different containers. We know that length is measuring how long something is and capacity is measuring how much something can hold.
When measuring capacity so far we have used sand and rice. We loved feeling the sand and rice fall through our fingers.
When measuring length we have used teddy counters, blocks, round counters, matchsticks, straws and pop sticks (really anything we could find!)
We have been comparing the length and capacity of two objects and have worked out that is very important to use the same things to measure with when you are comparing objects.
We can’t wait to keep investigating in the upcoming weeks…
Our guided inquiry topic in Year One this term is ‘Raw to Ready’.
We were lucky enough to attend an excursion to Woolworths and the Gosnells Railway Markets to explore this inquiry topic in a very ‘hands on’ way. Our first stop at Woolworths was where we were given an item to find in the shop. We had to choose which brand of this item we would want to buy and explain what made us choose this brand over the others. We then explored the cheaper option and discussed why we thought this option may be cheaper.
Our second stop was at the Gosnells Railway Markets. We were given this time to explore a range of products that were raw and ready, as well as items that were needs and wants.
There were many exciting and interesting things to see at the Markets. We are looking forward to creating our own products for our own mini market in the upcoming weeks.
We would really like to thank all the wonderful parent helpers who offered their time to assist us at our excursion-
This week we have been focusing on Australian coins. We watched a funny you tube clip that described each coin and we have learnt lots of new information! We ordered the coins, described them, had a go at writing the value of each coin and played coin memory. We were very excited to create our very own class shop and we brought in items from home to sell. Before we began setting up our shop we looked at some grocery shop catalogues and priced various items. It was interesting to guess how much things would sell for at the shops. We voted on a class name – it is called ‘1G Fresh Food’. We are still in the process of creating signs for our special grocery store but please feel free to buy some fresh produce anytime! We will begin to look very closely at Australian notes next week!