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.
Year 1 Purposeful Practice Parent Letter
Year 1 Purposeful Practice Week 4-5
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.
Yr 1 Reading Books and Sight Words Parent Letter
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!
Year One Identity Timeline
It has been a really great start to 2015 in Year 1 Gold. We have played lots of new games and we have enjoyed catching up with old friends and making new ones.
We have been listening to all of the sounds we can hear in words and we have been reading and writing every day!
It’s going to be an awesome year! Please make sure that reading plays a big part in your child’s family experience throughout the year.
Have a good weekend everyone!
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-
We were very lucky to have our grandparents and special guests come and join us for a ‘show and tell’ about their past. We learnt so many new things and it was very interesting. We couldn’t believe that photos used to take up to a week to be printed and that there once was a $2 note! We even got to meet a doll that could walk along with you! Wow, what a great morning! Thank you to those special guests who shared their wonderful memories from the past!
After the ‘show and tell’ we had morning tea together and then had lots of fun playing old-fashioned games. Some of the games we enjoyed playing with our special guests were hop scotch, elastics, skipping and bocce.
Some of us even enjoyed some dancing! We taught the grandparents some new moves!
Thank you to all the grandparents for coming! This is a learning experience that we will remember for many years to come and will enjoy sharing it with others when we reflect on our own past when we grow up!!