Welcome back everyone! It is fantastic to see the Year One’s all ready to go! We are very excited to share with you all of the interesting and wonderful things we will be learning about this term.
We thank you for all your support as we continue on your child’s learning journey.
Term Two will offer the students a chance to learn more about the environment around them through our Guided Inquiry– ‘Sustainability- Tip Toe through our World’.
In this unit the students will learn how they are personally responsible for helping to keep our world a place that is safe and beautiful for them to grow up in.
In Religion we will begin by exploring the unit ‘Loving Others’. This unit introduces the students to the many ways they use their bodies. We will wonder at what our bodies can do, and wonder about God, who created the human body. The next unit ‘We Make Choices’ explores the choices we make as people and also explores ways in which Jesus made choices. Our last unit ‘Friends Together’, focuses on the experiences people have of friends, including loving friends and making new friends. This leads the students to wonder about God and encourages us to think about showing love and kindness to our friends.
We will be reading some well known Fairytales as a part of our Literacy program. These stories will help us to explore plot, setting and characters. We will continue introducing new sight words and spelling sounds each week, working in our literacy centers, writing on smaller lines while trying hard to remember spaces between words and forming our letters the correct way!
Our Mathematics program introduces the children to new concepts as well as continuously revisiting previous learning through games and group activities. The children will investigate 2D and 3D shapes, chance and data and skip counting in 10’s and 5’s as well as revisiting addition, tens and ones (place value) and numbers to 100. Busy little Mathematicians!!
Our reading roster for this term is up and running as of week 2. If you can spare a few minutes one morning to listen to the children read please sign up! Thanks to those parents who have done this already!
Our library day continues to be on Thursday for both Year One classes. If your child does not return their book each week they will sadly be unable to borrow a book. Your child also requires a library bag in order to borrow and please make sure each book brought home is lovingly cared for – no spillages, broken spines, torn or scribbled over pages please!
We are looking forward to another great term! It’s shaping up to be a really great one!