The City of Gosnells held their first Operation Bike Identification at St Emilie’s last Monday. Children were encouraged to bring in their scooters and bikes to be engraved to deter theft.
Sixteen scooters and bikes were engraved by the Community Safety Project Officers from the City of Gosnells. We are very proud that the children involved who were congratulated on being polite and using their manners at all times.
Congratulations to Lee B from Year 6 who was the lucky winner of the Bike Lock prize.
Literacy Centres in Year One!
We have been super busy in Year One! We are becoming more confident and comfortable in our new classroom and playground and are loving our new furniture!
Each week we focus on a big book story, a new spelling sound and a new list of sight words. We have been working in small groups to rotate through a range of activities that help us to practice literacy skills as well as cooperation, good communication and team work.
While reading our big book we discuss reading strategies such as predicting, breaking the story into beginning, middle and end as well as looking at punctuation and exploring the main characters.
Learning sight words can be a little tricky at first so we practice them every day! We are becoming faster in our recall of letter sounds which is helping us to sound out and write new words!
Check out what we have been up to!
Using play dough to make sight words!
Using something soft and squishy also helps develop our fine motor muscles in our fingers!
Playing fun games like Bingo to help us learn new sounds and test out our listening skills!
Using letter tiles to make CVC words.
Listening carefully for middle sounds – vowels can be tricky!
Using the iPad as a tool for learning.
Taking care to form letters from the correct starting point!
Creating a character portrait of Horace – our big book focus.
Thank you to all families and, of course, staff who supported our first community social event for 2017 – the St Emilie’s Family Fun Night.
Although the 39 degree weather may have put some people off, those that came along enjoyed a very pleasant night filled with great fun, good conversation, some great dance moves, friendly (?) competition and delicious food.
A huge thank you to Alison, Bec and their fantastic support team for all your preparation and hard work both prior to and on the night – the Sausage Sizzle, drinks and ice-creams were very much appreciated.
Thank you to Mr Cogger and his Year Six helpers for setting up the barbecues, tents and shades.
Thank you also to the special people who stayed behind and assisted with packing away at the end of the evening – your generosity was greatly appreciated.
We noted some very tired little cherubs heading home after a great time together – staff included!
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