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!!
Happy 100 Days of School
We were so excited to be celebrating 100 days of school! We all dressed up as 100 year olds. It was really hard to recognise everyone behind all the hairy moustaches, big eye brows, grey hair and hair rollers!
To start off the day, we had a little parade for the rest of the school so they could see how we were dressed. They were impressed!
Everything to do with the Number 100!
In Literacy time we were given a $100 note and had to think about what we would do if we were given $100. It was interesting sharing our ideas!
We danced and sung by 1′s, 2′s, 5′s and 10′s all the way to 100. We filled out all about the Number Chart and moved the star on our number line to the number 100. We had lots of different stations that had different things to do with the number 100. We worked as a team to make a paper chain with 100 rings, we wrote the number from one to one hundred with chalk on the pavement, we played 100 bingo, we played a ‘Race to 100′ board game, we represented the number 100 using dots of paint and could count by 1, 2′s, 5′s or 10′s, we ordered numbers from one to one hundred.
At the end of the day we were exhausted from all the fun and we were ready for a Nanna nap!
We will continue counting the days of school until the end of the year! I wonder what number we will reach?