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TERM DATES for 2013
Term 1 - Tue 29 Jan - Thu 28 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 15 Apr - Fri 21 June
Term 3 - Mon 15 Jul - Fri 20 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 8 Oct - Wed 4 Dec
TERM DATES for 2014
Term 1 - Wed 29 Jan - Fri 28 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 14 Apr - Fri 20 June
Term 3 - Mon 14 Jul - Fri 19 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 7 Oct - Wed 3 Dec
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Welcome to 1LM!
Updated Sunday 24th November, 2013
W E L C O M E !
Only 8 days left in 1LM! Make sure you check the reminders below for all our important end-of-term business! We hope to see you at school on Friday for our Celebration of Learning service.
Have a great week,
L A T E S T N E W S...
|NEW! RAINBOW DAY!|
Rainbow DAY FOR PEACE
WHEN : Tuesday 26 November, 2013
BRING : Coloured Coins or Notes to donate to charity
Money is being raised by the Year 6 Primary Quest Team as a culmination activity for their Peace Protectors project to bring ‘Peace’ to others in need.
The charities the students are supporting are:
Red Cross – aiding the victims of the NSW bushfires and the Philippines hurricane disaster
Tour de Cure - aiding children and adults suffering from cancer
Kids with Cancer Foundation Australia
IFAW – International Funds for Animal Welfare
NEW! 1LM Secret Santa
Last week your child should have brought home a little note with the name of a student from our class for whom they are a 'Secret' Santa. For this activity I ask that students make or buy a gift for their special friend of no more than $5-$10 value. They are then to wrap it and bring it in to school and place it under the tree in our classroom... keeping it a secret all the while!! This is a lovely way to finish off our year and it is very special when we sit down together to reveal all the secret santas and give our little gifts. Thank you for your support :)
NEW! 1LM BARE lessons
1LM students will be having their Body and Relationship Education lessons on Thursday afternoons from 1.40-2.20 with Mrs Megan Cleyne.
NEW! Christmas Gift Bag
Don't forget to send in an A4 sized Christmas gift bag for all those end-of-year goodies.
NEW! P-3 Christmas Concert/Celebration of Learning
Make sure you save the date so you can come along to our Celebrtion of Learning for 2013 - November 29th, commencing at 8.45am. For this day we ask that your child please wear a red t-shirt and some shorts - so that they all look gorgeous and Christmas-y!
U P C O M I N G E V E N T S
29th November - P-3 Celebration of Learning, 8.45am
4th December - last day of Term 4 (Wednesday)
B I R T H D A Y S !
Happy Birthday to our October, November and December babies... Charlee, Hunter, Makenna, Huxton, Nia and Sian!
A W A R D S
Student of the Week
Congratulations Riley... you are a superstar!
1 L M T I M E T A B L E
Monday - Assembly
Tuesday - Library, Music
Wednesday - RE, Sport (sport uniform with red shirt)
Thursday - Art, LOTE
Friday - Chapel, (sport uniform with house shirt), Homework due
C U R R I C U L U M I N F O R M A T I O N
Text type focus: Narrative (Fairy Tales)
This term the children will also continue to become super spellers by studying more digraphs and spelling rules.
|Week 1:||wr (write)|
|Week 2:||ee (green)|
|Week 3:||ai (brain)|
|Week 4:||oa (boat)|
|Week 5:||ie (tie)|
|Week 6:||ue (blue)|
|Week 7:||air (hair)|
|Week 8:||aw (saw)|
Our main focus in Year 1 is to revise understanding of all aspects of the numbers 1-20 and beyond. This means writing the numbers correctly, understanding positions/order and value as well as addition and subtraction. Along with number we will also be looking at patterning, shapes, units of measurement and probability.
Week 1: Fractions: Equal parts of Shapes
: Identifying half of a Group
: Using Different Attributes to Find Half
: Making a Whole
Week 2: Time and Location
: Telling and Writing Time to the Hour
: Telling and Writing Time to Half an Hour
: Giving and Following Directions
Week 3: Making and Sharing Groups
: Identifying Groups
: Using Groups of 2, 5, 10
: Understanding Division as Sharing
Week 4: Subtraction
: Finding Missing Parts of numbers 5 – 10
: Writing Subtraction Sentences
Week 5: Numbers and Place Value to 100
: Comparing Numbers to 100
: Identifying Before, After and Between Numbers to 100
: Ordering Numbers on a Number Line
Week 6: Revision
Week 7: Testing
Week 8: Problem Solving
Week 9: Problem Solving
EXPLORING FAMILY LIFE IN THE PAST
During this unit, students will learn that adults are valuable sources of information about the past, as they investigate the differences and similarities between their own lives and life during their parents’ and grandparents’ time. Students will identify similarities and differences in leisure activities in the past and today. They will also discuss aspects of childhood that have changed over time.
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE – Chemical Science
Changes are happening all around us. Chocolate melts in the sun, water evaporates from puddles and cement hardens in the open air. Predicting the changes that can happen to everyday materials is important in understanding the best way to manage things such as, food handling and cooking, construction and packaging. The Spot the Difference unit is an ideal way to link science with literacy in the classroom. By observing change, students glimpse the diversity of materials in their world. Students will explore change through the context of food including spaghetti, chocolate and popcorn. Students will learn about how heating or cooling a food can change its properties and whether that change can be reversed or not. An investigation about which type of chocolate melts the fastest will help students draw conclusions about how fast or slow changes can happen and the consequences of change.
This term in art the Year 1’s will be exploring objects found in the past. We are going to look at the development of toys. The toys which may have belonged to our grandparents, are very different from the toys these children now play with. This theme will become the basis for a water colour drawing unit. Another art piece will be made inspired by the famous “Willow Patterned Fine china”.
H O M E W O R K
The Year 1 students will receive a homework grid each Friday. This grid is glued into the homework book and gives details of the homework activities to be completed for each week. The homework is then due the following Thursday and we will mark and return the students homework books each Friday with the homework to complete for the following week.
When you receive your child's home reader, please sign the record sheet and return it each day and we will send home a new reader. Your child can also practice their reading skills using the online Reading Eggs program.
W E B S I T E S
Click on the links below to take you straight to these great websites!
Use these links to practice your maths skills!
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P H O T O G A L L E R Y
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