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Year 1 has thoroughly enjoyed the first few weeks of term 3 and have been fully engaged in their learning.
We started the term with our new HASS unit – Me on a Map – and have been working on maps of familiar places with a focus on our ‘birds eye view’. Later in the term we will change our focus to Features of Places and Spaces.
Math lessons have been exciting. We started the term looking at data collection and representation. The children had fun collecting data from their peers and learned how to represent that data using tallies and simple graphs. We are currently learning all about repeating patterns using objects and numbers. The kids have had fun creating their own patterns using lots of equipment in the classroom.
In English, we started morning literacy groups. Thanks to the parents who help to make these groups run smoothly. We hope to be able to continue them soon. We have been reading and writing stories as we become more familiar with narratives this term. We will also be focusing on spelling choices as we learn more about long vowel sounds.
Most importantly, we celebrated 100 days of school! It was super exciting and we are looking forward to counting the next 100 days! Year 1 can’t wait to share more about what we are doing next month!
So many exciting things have happened in Year 1 over the past month!
We celebrated 100 days of school and were so thrilled to be ‘100 days brighter’ in so many ways. We enjoyed the day making 100 day crowns, writing about ‘If we had 100…’ and worked hard to complete 100 exercises throughout the day!
We have also been learning all about the miracles of Jesus in our CLS lessons. Our favourite craft has been our Jesus Walks on water jelly cups. It was definitely a hit with all the children.
We designed posters showing how we can be safe at school and have talked about the many ways we can be safe in our homes, on the road and in an emergency situation.
In math we have been exploring patterns and using many different manipulatives to create our own repeating patterns. We are very clever indeed!
Most recently we celebrated Book Week! What an amazing day we had dressing up as our favourite book characters. The kids went all out and looked fantastic! It was fun to see everyone at the parade and we participated in lots of book themed activities in the classroom.
Mrs Clausen, Mrs Davis, Mrs Marsh, Mrs S and Year 1
We have had a great start to the term with lots of fun and engaging group work. The students have settled in well into Term 3. The next few weeks are going to be busy in Year Two with guest speakers, a Rocket Science incursion and the always super exciting “Book Month” activities.
This month Year 2 has been consolidating their learning about Places and what they tell me about the past and present. We had Mr Cully and local farmers Ray and Lisa Crooks come in and talk to the students about how the school and local farms have stayed the same and changed over time. We are grateful to our community who willingly input into our student’s education.
The students are continuing to investigate materials and forces in order to design and make their vehicle early next term for Design technologies. This week they investigated a push force by making and flying paper planes. It was lots of fun and very competitive.
The students also had fabulous fun dressing up in their favourite character and joining in with our book month parade. The kids looked so good and had lots of fun. Congratulations to all of the kids who joined in with the book reading competition. We are so proud of your efforts!
This week 2K said good bye to our Prac Teacher Mr Aaron Edwards. He was a real blessing to the class and the kids will miss him. We wish Mr Edwards all the best with his studies.
This term we are engaging in a new and exciting unit within Design Technologies. FEAST by OzHarvest is a program aimed at educating young students across Australia about the importance of eating a healthy diet and considering sustainability within their cooking. Each week students participate in a 2-part lesson. The first being the theory side where students have been taught what it means to be a change maker and how they can generate change within their community, considering healthy eating and sustainability.
The second part is hands-on as they are taught essential cooking skills to produce tasty, healthy treats. Within the hands-on component, discussions are had to consider how we could make each recipe healthier, tastier and even more sustainable.
Students are loving the new unit, experimenting with food that they may not have had before and learning new kitchen skills – that mum and dad will love to see at home too! The students’ end task for this unit is to create their own recipe that caters to their groups (dietary) needs, is considered healthy and shows a thorough use of sustainable practices.