Our Grade One blog

April 21, 2018
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Welcome back to Term 2

What an exciting start to Term 2 it has been. The students have had a great first week sharing their holiday news. In class they have been busy revising how to choose a ‘Just Right Book’. These books give students the best opportunities to use their strategies to improve their reading. After completing individual conferences and testing with each child, the teachers have developed individual goals for your child. In class the students will use the suggested strategies to help them reach their goal. A copy of the most recent goal has been sent home with your child inside their ‘Take Home Book Cover’. If you have any questions please make a time to see your child’s teacher. We will be putting some information on the blog regularly that will give you ideas on how to assist your child with reading at home.

Don’t forget that hats are still needed till the end of April!!! Hats away in May.

 

Don’t forget Education Week is coming in May. Put the date in your diary (21st May, from 7pm till 8pm). This is a great opportunity to come along and see your child’s classroom. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Have a great week!

The Year 1 Team

March 23, 2018
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Lots of fun and learning!

It has been a very busy time in Year 1. We have had a science incursion called, ‘Light and Sound’, a music incursion and an art incursion.

 

The students have really enjoyed these learning experiences.

 

In class students have received their wonderful new book boxes.

 

 

Every day the students have been learning about choosing a just right book and the different skills and strategies they can practice to become an independent reader. The students are enjoying reading a variety of books and have had an amazing time setting up their classroom libraries. It is great to see children asking to read when they have some free time. The best way to learn to read is by reading. Your child may bring home a book that you think is too easy for them, but it might be so they can practise their fluency and expression.

The teachers are busy setting individual reading goals with each child. These will come home inside the take home book cover early next term. When that goal is reached a new goal will be set and sent home.

Only one week till the school holidays. Over the holidays it would be great to keep up some regular reading. This doesn’t have to be just the books they bring home. Another great way for children to learn to read is to be read to often and research shows that boys who are read to by their fathers become better readers.

Congratulations to our Year 1 JSC reps. They have been doing an amazing job attending meetings and taking notes so they can report back to their classes.

Have a great weekend

The Year 1 Team

February 23, 2018
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Week 4 news

It was great to catch up with many of our parents this week at the Meet the Teacher interviews. We look forward to working with you to help your children achieve the best they can.

This week take home books have started to go home. Inside the book cover you will find a new reading log book. This is where you record what your child has read. In future blog posts we will provide more information about how you can assist your child at home.

On Monday the teachers of LPS worked with Di Snowball on reading. We have begun Independent Reading in class. This involves the students in learning, how to choose ‘Just Right Books’ and to set Reading goals with their teacher.

 

Afternoon Dismissal

Please make sure you give your child’s teacher a wave to let them know you have picked up your child. If they are picked up by an older sibling can you please ask them to come and collect your Year 1 student and give us a wave too. This is to ensure your child is picked up safely.

Please remember to return ICT Agreements. Your child will not be able to use the iPads until this agreement is signed by you and your child and returned.

Last, but not least! In class at the moment the Year 1s are writing recounts using the prompts, ‘First’, ‘Then/Next’ and ‘Last’. In maths we are counting forwards and backwards by 1s, 5s, 10s and 2s. In inquiry/wellbeing we are investigating what makes us happy and healthy.

Thanks and have a great weekend,

The Year 1 Team

February 18, 2018
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Meet the teacher interviews

Dear Parents,

Don’t forget to book your ‘Meet the Teacher’ interview if you haven’t already. This is an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and provide any important information that you believe the teacher needs to know about your child. Bookings close on Tuesday morning at 9:30am.

Regards

The Year 1 Team

October 20, 2017
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Happy Diwali and G.A.T.E.W.A.Y.S

Today the students in Year 1 brought flowers and special candles called diyas to create a beautiful Rangoli. Thank you to everyone who contributed and a big thank you to Harsh in 1R for bringing your mum along to explain this celebration. Happy Diwali!

If you would like your child to be part of a G.A.T.E.W.A.Y.S program please click on the link below and then on the appropriate link for Year 1, to enrol.

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Have a wonderful weekend

The Year 1 Team.

October 18, 2017
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You can leave your hat on!

Welcome back to term 4. It’s hard to believe there is only one term left till Year 2. The children are busy learning about money at the moment, so please give them lots of opportunities to look at our coins and discuss how much they are worth.

This term all students must wear a sun smart hat. Children who do not have a sun smart hat are required to play in designated areas in the school. This does not include the junior playground. Caps that are not the Legionnaire style are not considered as sun smart. Please also make sure that hats are named so they can be returned promptly when misplaced.

Have a great week!

The Year 1 Team

September 22, 2017
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Holidays

Wow! Where did the time go?

It’s hard to believe it is already the end of Term 3. The children have worked really hard this term writing wonderful reviews about books and seasons. They have designed and created cardboard arcade games and learnt about why the seasons happen. In maths we have practised our subtraction skills and learnt some interesting facts about 2D and 3D shapes.

Next term is a hat term. Please make sure your child brings their named school hat on the first day of term.

Have a wonderful holiday and rest.

The Year 1 Team.

August 18, 2017
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Calling All Inventors!

This week the Year 1 students have been busy designing arcade games, as the final part of our Inquiry unit. After watching a video called Caine’s Arcade the students have been very excited about using their skills to design a cardboard arcade game. Students are busily beginning to cut holes, tape boxes together and create prizes and tickets for their game. Along the way students are discovering that sometimes designs need to be modified and improvements made. At the end of next week the children will get to visit other Year 1 classrooms to see each arcade. Well done future inventors!

 

Reminder!!

If you have not returned your permission forms for the excursion to Scienceworks can you please send them along on Monday. Numbers need to be confirmed for buses.

As we will be on an excursion the students in Year 1 will miss the Book Week dress up day. There will not be a whole school parade. On Wednesday the students do attend an incursion with an author, which will be very exciting.

Next term the Year 1s do have a special dress up day as part of the Inquiry unit we will be doing, so save up your crafty skills for then.

Have a great weekend.

The Year 1 Team

August 4, 2017
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Inventors of the Future

Our Inquiry unit this term is ‘What Do You Need to Make It?’. In each class the students have been busy working cooperatively in groups, building bridges and designing new sports uniforms. Please continue to send in the following items:

If you have any newspapers, cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, polystyrene balls and packing beads, rolls from paper towel or gift wrap, or shoe boxes, please send them along to your child’s teacher ASAP. Due to health reasons, please refrain from sending in egg cartons, toilet roll tubes and anything, which contained nuts.

Friendly Reminder

Please remember to return swimming notices. It is important that all the permission and medical forms are returned. Swimming is a great experience for all. Not only do the students have two weeks of intensive swimming, but they have an opportunity to practise being more independent and to socialise with other Year 1 students.

Have a great week

The Year 1 Team

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