Welcome to Year One
We are looking forward to an exciting year together!
The first day can be a little overwhelming for both children and parents – we are hoping these handy tips will alleviate some of the stress!
Breakdown of the day:
- Our classroom door will open at 8:30am.
- We will commence our day at approximately 8:45am. A quick wave, hug or kiss is all that is needed when the time comes for parents to leave!
- Our day concludes at 3pm. The children will walk down to the front of the school, with their teacher, for collection through ‘drive through’. Children can also be collected outside our classroom – parents are asked to please wait underneath the big tree. We are encouraging all children to begin using the ‘drive through’ system as of week 2.
- These items are to remain in your child’s school bag: hat, library bag, spare change of underwear, lunch box and crunch and sip container. Please ensure your child’s name is printed on all items including their hat, lunch box, library bag, crunch and sip containers etc.!
- Water bottles (labelled) are to be placed on our blue water trolley located inside our classroom.
- The blue note folder (labelled) is to be placed inside our note folder box – located by our classroom door.
- Please place glue sticks, crayons, scissors, coloured pencils, writing pencils and black fine liner pens in the labelled boxes, inside the classroom. The children will share these items – so there is no need to label everything!
- Scrapbooks, writing books and black display folders are to be placed on your child’s desk – we will store these away later in the morning. Please ensure your child’s name is printed on these – covers are not necessary.
- If your child has a Medical Alert Plan (Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Allergies etc) please ensure the front office has an updated copy of this plan and any necessary medication as soon as possible.
Our Parent Information Evening will be held on Wednesday 8th February. It is here that you will hear some of our important messages for Year One and receive a Parent Information Booklet. We would love to see a representative from each family attend. Parents may attend the 5.45pm or 7.15pm Classroom Session.
All families are asked to also attend the whole-school community session in the hall from 6.30pm-7.15pm.
The breakdown of the evening is as follows:
5.45pm Classroom Session 1
6.30pm Hall Session – ALL
7.15pm Parents move to Session 2
7.30pm Classroom Session 2
8.00pm – Lights out!
Year One Specialist Teachers
Music – Mr Nick Dabbs
Sport – Mr Davis (Children to wear coloured House Sport Top)
Japanese – Mrs Tracy Aroozoo
Health – Mr Paul Davis
Science – Mrs Kerrie Cogger
Yr 1 & 2 Sport (Children to wear yellow St Emilie’s Sport Top)
Library (Requires library bag)
We are looking forward to seeing you all Wednesday!
Year One Blue Staff
Miss Tanya de Gooijer, Mrs Jo Roberto and Miss Veronica Williams
Year One Gold Staff
Miss Kristy Foong, Mrs Grace O’Donnell and Miss Veronica Williams
Please click on the link below to view our next Purposeful Practice Grid for Weeks 7 and 8.
Completed grids are to be returned Friday 2nd December.
Have a great week!
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Please click the link below to find the next fortnight’s Purposeful Practice Grid.
A copy was sent home with your child on Monday.
Please return the completed grid to school on Friday the 11th November
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In Religion, we have been talking about helping others by working.
We learnt that we can help our friends, family and creation in many different ways.
We have also learnt that Jesus worked in many ways to help others. He performed many miracles when he was on earth and these miracles helped a lot of different people.
We read two stories from the Bible that tell us how Jesus worked to help others.
These two stories were ‘Jesus Calms the Storm’ and ‘Jesus Feeds 5000′.
We re-told these stories in our own words and then created different art pieces to reflect them.
In Year One, we love learning about Jesus and how he always thought of others.
Click the link below to watch the story of Jesus and his Miracles.
This term we are starting to learn about Measurement. We have learnt that the word ‘Length’ means how long something is.
We have also started using the language of ‘shorter’ and ‘longer’.
We are using informal items like pop sticks, counters and streamers to measure the length of certain objects around the classroom.
Miss Foong measured the length of our arm with a streamer. We then had to find objects that were the same length. We also found people in our class that had the same length streamer , a longer streamer and a shorter streamer than us.
Today, we traced around our hand and measured the length from the bottom to the top using counters.
We then put them in order from shortest to longest.
We can’t wait to start learning more about Measurement!
We hope you are ready for a busy but fun filled last term.
Please see below the Newsletter for Year One Blue and Gold.
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Our new Literacy focus this term is Narrative.
We have learnt that narratives have a setting, characters, a problem and a solution.
Miss Foong read us the fairytale ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’.
We like this story because there are good characters and a bad character.
We also like describing the characters and the setting using lots of different adjectives.
We illustrated our own versions of the characters from the story and designed our own hillside setting.
Next, we took pictures of these narrative elements and put them together in an iPad app called ‘Puppet Pals’.
We introduced our characters and retold the story of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ using our voices.
We cannot wait to show our completed puppet story at Open Night!
Our art work will also be on display in our classroom.
Come and listen to our favourite version of this fairytale!
In Year One we are learning all about time.
We have learnt that there are 7 days in a week, 12 months in a year and all about the seasons.
Now, we are looking at how to read an analogue and a digital clock.
We used paper plates and paper arrows to make our own clocks and have mastered reading o’clock times.
It is so much fun counting by 5’s to read the minute hand and figuring out what the hour is.
Soon, we will learn how to read half past and quarter past the hour.
Have a go at making your own times on this interactive computer clock!
To coincide with the students Inquiry unit ‘Raw to Ready’ the Year One classes went on our excursion to the Lansdale Farm School.
We have been learning about Necessity and the things the earth and God give us to survive.
We saw lots of animals like goats, cows, chickens, pigs and sheep. Seeing these animals roam free around the farm reinforced to us all the different things these animals give us.
There was also a sensory garden that we explored.
We founds lots of vegetables, fruits, herbs and edible plants that also help us with our needs.
One of our favourite activities at the farm was ‘Billy Tea and Damper’ with Farmer Martin. He taught us how men survived in the bush drinking Billy Tea and making their own bread called Damper.
We had so much fun at the farm!
Please find attached a copy of our next Purposeful Practice Grid for Weeks 7 and 8. A copy has also been placed in your child’s note folder. Completed grids are due Friday 9th September.
Week 7 is shaping up to be a busy week in Year One!
Monday 29th August – Excursion to Lansdale Farm
Wednesday 31st August – Book Week Dress Up Day…with sensible shoes please!
Friday 2nd September – Father’s Day Breakfast and Our Assembly!
Thank you for supporting our recent 3 Way Interviews!
We can’t wait to see you again at our Open Night on 14th September!
Have a great week!
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