Our Grade One blog

June 18, 2018
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Life Ed Information

This week, as part of the Personal and Social curriculum the Year 1 students will have a Life Education session.

The content is focusing on Safety and is a flow on from what we will be learning in the classroom. The program will investigate safety in a range of situations and environments, people and places to go to for help, and how friends can care for and support each other. Aligned with the Victorian Curriculum, this module helps children understand that a healthy lifestyle is an important step towards making positive healthy choices now and into the future.

What can you do at home?

We also encourage you to extend your child’s learning, by working with them to explore the activities and to start the conversations listed on these three posters. Please click on the links below to see the posters.

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If you would like more information about the session, please visit the website. There are videos with parents about how to speak to your children about how to stay safe in the kitchen, car, when riding a bike and personal safety.

https://www.lifeeducation.org.au/parents/safety-rules

June 15, 2018
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Inquiry Time!

Last week the Year 1 students completed their work on animals and habitats. Each student completed a detailed information report, triarama and caption. On Friday afternoon, last week, the students visited each others’ rooms to look at the wonderful work they had all done.

Next Wednesday 20th June, parents are invited into the classroom at 9:00am to have a look at the wonderful work. The children would love you to come and have a look at their efforts.

 

On Wednesday this week the Year 1 students, along with some special helpers (mums and dads) and their teachers ventured into Blacks Walk to investigate what was natural, man made and maintained. We were lucky enough to see kookaburras, Tawny Frog Mouths, ducks, magpies and an enormous metal pole! A big thank you to the parents who came along and shared some great local knowledge.

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Have a great weekend

The Year 1 Team

May 25, 2018
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Everything is adding up!

This week in Year 1 the students have begun learning about addition. We have started with revising the Friends of Ten. In class the children have been using an online game called Hit the Button. If your child would like to practise at home, please use the link below.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

This is how the screen looks. Click on the green ‘Number Bonds’ button and then choose the first option ‘Make 10’ to practise the Friends of Ten.

 

Happy adding!

The Year 1 Team

 

May 18, 2018
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Science Everywhere!

Over the past two weeks the Year 1 students have been involved in a number of great science activities. In class, as part of our inquiry topic about living and non living things, the students have planted bean seeds. We are watching, predicting and recording how they sprout and grow.

We have been very lucky to have some science students (scientists) visit the Year 1 classrooms to conduct some exciting experiments. There was floating and sinking, air, animal and other investigations happening in all four classrooms.

Have a great weekend and don’t forget about OPEN NIGHT on Monday 21st May! We look forward to seeing all the Year 1 families from 7-8pm. The night starts in the hall and then students can take their parents to the classroom.

May 3, 2018
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Science Club is Back!

 

 

Our morning Science Club is starting up on Tuesday the 8th of May.

The Science Club begins at 8:15am and is located in the Science Room (opposite OSCH). You will need to sign your child in on arrival. The students will be participating in a science based activity lead by one of our school parents. I will be overseeing the session. The students will be dismissed at 8:50am. A teacher will be on yard duty from 8:45am to supervise all students.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

Date Year Level
8th May 4
15th May 3
22nd May 2
29th May 1
5th June Prep

 

 

Jan Trend

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

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