Our Year One blog

December 7, 2018
by alicianking

What a success!

Thank you to all of the parents and families that came to the Year 1 expo today! It was fantastic to see the students so excited to show of all of their hard work. After the parents left, some Prep and Year 2 classes came to learn about what we have done this term in inquiry. The Year 1s answered questions thoughtfully and explained their work clearly.

December 3, 2018
by alicianking

Disco this Thursday!

This Thursday (6th December) is the school disco. Prep and Year 1 will be dancing together from 2-3pm.

All students who are participating can wear their best disco clothes to school. We are looking forward to a lot of sequins and glitter!


November 30, 2018
by alicianking

Multiplication and Division

In Maths this term we have been learning about multiplication and division. For division we have shared people evenly onto a ferris wheel and fairly shared lollies into lolly bags. It wouldn’t be fair if everyone doesn’t get the same amount of lollies! For multiplication we made an array town and city. The windows demonstrated the array and we wrote multiplication sums and number stories to match.


November 30, 2018
by alicianking

Year 1 Inquiry Expo

The Year 1 students have been busy making prototypes of their chicken coops, animal enclosures, worm farms, vegetable gardens, compost and recycle bins.

We will be showcasing our work on Friday 7th December from 8.45-9.15am.

We hope to see you there!

November 21, 2018
by alicianking

Construction in Year 1!

The Year 1 students have designed a project for inquiry inspired by our excursion to Edendale Farm. Today we started to build our prototypes. Some children are making chicken coops, goat, lizard and cow enclosures and different bins such as green waste, compost and recycling.

The students were very excited and focused while they were building but there was a big mess to clean up at the end of the day!

Thank you to everyone who sent boxes into school and we are looking forward to sharing our creations with you soon.

November 5, 2018
by alicianking

‘Do it for a Farmer’ Fundraiser

JSC are holding a ‘Do it for a Farmer’ day on Friday November the 9th.

This will involve:

  • come to school dressed as something to do with the farm eg. farmer, pig, pumpkin
  • bring a gold coin donation
  • all year levels will perform the Heel Toe polka prior to assembly at 2pm

October 26, 2018
by alicianking

Edendale Farm Excursion

Next Tuesday (30th October) is the Year 1 excursion to Edendale Farm. The forecast for the day is going to be hot so please ensure your child brings a water bottle and apply sunscreen.

What to bring:

  • Small backpack
  • Nude food- recess and lunch with no packaging (all rubbish will be taken home from the farm)
  • Closed toed shoes (no sandals)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunsmart hat

October 22, 2018
by meaganr

G.A.T.E.WAYS Festival

Dear Parents/Carers

For your information:

G.A.T.E.WAYS December ‘Festivals of Workshops’ for Prep to Year 6 students

G.A.T.E.WAYS are very excited to inform you of details of their end of year Festival extravaganzas!  They have been running Festivals for many years now and they are a lovely way to finish our year.

The Year 1- 6 Festival will be hosted by Firbank Grammar School in Brighton on Thursday, 13 December and Friday,14 December from 9.30 – 3.15.

This is a PARENT ENROLLED program.





October 9, 2018
by alicianking

Welcome Back to Term 4

We hope everyone enjoyed the school holidays and had lots of rest!

This term the whole school Big Idea is ‘Sustainability’. Year 1 will be focusing on food going from ‘paddock to plate’. We will be going on an excursion on Tuesday the 30th of October to Edendale Farm to learn about where veggies come from, composting and worm farms, recycling and food miles.

In Maths we are continuing to work on counting patters such as counting by 2s, 5s and 10s. We are beginning to learn about about time. It would be great if you worked with your child on telling the time and reciting the months of the year. Even periods of time eg. “how long does it take to play football?”

We hope you enjoy the term and keep up the good work reading every night with your child.

The Year 1 team

August 23, 2018
by alicianking

Year 1 Incursion and Book Week

The Year 1 students had a great time at the Science Discovery Dome this week. Here are some of their thoughts:

“I learnt that if the Earth doesn’t move that it would take a year to go to night time. I want to learn about how many stars there are.”

“I learnt that the weather on the South Pole is the same as the closest country near the sun. I want to learn why was the moon is out at lunch time.”

I learnt why other countries have summer when Australia does not. I want to learn why the sun is bigger than Earth.”

Book Day!

Tomorrow is Book Day. We will be having a Year 1 parade at 9.15am on the basketball courts outside our rooms. We would love to see you there!


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