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UPCOMING EVENTS

Thu, Aug 20th, 2015, @6:00pmPrimary School Musical PerformancePlease join us for our performance of "Annie" at The J
Thu, Aug 27th, 2015, @6:30pmYear 6 Canberra Information Nightto be held in the RGC Meeting Room at 6.30pm
Fri, Sep 4th, 2015, @7:30amPrimary Father's Day Breakfast & Chapel ServiceFather's Day Breakfast Chapel in the RGC: Breakfast commences at 7:30am and Chapel commences at 8:40am.
Mon, Sep 7th, 2015, @8:30amCulminating Activity DayCulminating Day to be held in Primary Classrooms at various times. Year level times will be emailed.
Sun, Sep 13th, 2015, @8:30amYear 6 Canberra Tripto be held from 13 September - 17 September 2015
Fri, Oct 23rd, 2015, @8:30amPrep Camp Day
Fri, Nov 6th, 2015, @8:30amYear 1 Camp Day
Wed, Nov 11th, 2015, @10:00amRemembrance Day Serviceto be held in the RGC 10.00-10.40am
Fri, Nov 27th, 2015, @8:40amPrimary School Christmas Chapelto be held in the RGC
Mon, Nov 30th, 2015, @8:30amYear 6 Celebration Day to Wet 'N' Wild
Tue, Dec 1st, 2015, @6:30pmPrimary Presentation Evening (Year 4 - Year 6)to be held in the RGC 6.30pm - 8.30pm

ENQUIRIES

40 Peregian Springs Dr, Peregian Springs, QLD, 4573

PH: 07 5471 5555
enquiries@saac.qld.edu.au

TERM DATES for 2015

Term 1 - Wed 28 Jan - Thu 02 Apr
Term 2 - Mon 20 Apr - Fri 19 Jun
Term 3 - Mon 13 Jul - Fri 18 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 6 Oct – Wed 2 Dec

TERM DATES for 2016

Term 1 - Wed 27 Jan - Thu 24 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 11 Apr - Fri 17 Jun
Term 3 - Mon 11 Jul - Fri 16 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 4 Oct - Wed 30 Nov

SIGNUP FOR THE NEWSLETTER

1LS

Welcome to 1LS!

Hello! My name is Mrs Stiller and I am very excited to be a part of so many beautiful children's learning journeys. We are going to have so many amazing learning adventures together in 1LS. We will be very busy this year investigating, exploring, discovering and creating many super things. We will also do wonderful activities during our Literacy and Maths groups.


You will be able to access all of the exciting and wonderful things we do in Year 1 through our class web page. It also includes our timetable, special work we will be doing, upcoming events, birthdays and special awards. Please check it regularly for all of the latest news and beautiful photos of your children. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at lstiller This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Take care and keep smiling!

 

UPDATED: 5th June 2015

UNDER 8'S FUN!

 

NEW! BIKE PARTY

This term the children have been very busy learning how to write amazing procedures. They have mastered how to write recipes, experiments and instructions. To culminate our writing focus of procedural writing we are celebrating by having a Bike Party. After our bike ride the students will be writing instructions on how to safely ride a bike.

WHEN:  Friday 12th June

WHERE: Top School Car Park

(Please park your bikes / scooters behind B Block (at the back of the Uniform Shop) on the grass area

BRING: A bike or scooter

: Protective gear (helmet)

: Sports uniform and shoes


NEW! ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

We are thrilled to hold our Prep to Year 2 Athletics carnival on Wednesday 17th June at the College back oval from 12pm – 3pm. The Prep – Year 2 students have been working so hard this term with their Athletics.

The format this year is for Years Prep - 2 and should be terrific. All children will participate in a range of non–competitive, exciting events including high jump, long jump, sack race, egg and spoon, sprints, relays, hurdles, discus, shot put, plastic javelin and tug-o–war.

Children will require their House sports uniform hat and water bottle. Boost Juice are also coming to the carnival – so children may want to bring a small amount of money. Thanks to the SnAAC Shack for providing afternoon tea for each child.

I hope that you can join us and I look forward to a great afternoon of events and fun activities.

 

NEW! OLDEN DAYS – SCHOOL DRESS-UP DAY

Just a reminder that we will be “role playing a school day 100 years ago” on Thursday 18th June. Please refer to your special note sent home for the specific details.

 

NEW! Fortnightly; STATEMENT OF LEARNING INTENTIONS (weeks 7, 8 & 9)
Literacy

For the children to:

- listen intently to a speaker and ask a relevant question at the end
- develop procedure writing skills by using 'wow' words
- recognise the ed and ing ending to words
- spell the second 50 of the Magic 100 words accurately
Numeracy

For the children to:

- create simple subtraction stories using numbers to 10
- continue and describe simple patterns involving shapes, colours and objects (ABB, ABA, ABC) 
- recognise and record o’clock times on analogue and digital clocks
Science
For the children to:
- conduct experiments to explore light and sound
- explore how our ears and eyes work 
Humanities

For the children to:

- express an opinion about living in the past compared to life now

 

New! Homework

Please, please, please ensure that your child brings his or her Spelling Homework Book to school each Thursday. These books are needed on that day as we have our spelling quiz on this day in the back of the book and we also write up our new spelling words. Thank you!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Monday 8th June - Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

Friday 12th June - BiKe Party

Sunday 14th June -  Pooches at Peregian

Wednesday 17th June -  P - 2 Athletics Carnival

Thursday 18th June - Olden Days: Dress-Up School Day
Friday 19th June:  Foundation Day & Last day of Term 2

 

New! Odds and Ends

During our Investigations at the Art Learning Centre some children have begun weaving old bike tyres similar to these pictures. If you have any spare ribbon, wool, material strips or beading they would be used happily to complete our creations. Thank you!

 

 

 

Educational Support Officer (ESO) Role

This year our lovely ESO's, Mrs Harding and Mrs Mercer, have been a fantastic addition to our Year 1 Classrooms. Their role is to enable the best model of support to cater for the diverse learning needs of students including those needing support or extension.

This includes supporting groups in:

·       reading strategies

·       writing in specific genres

·       handwriting and fine motor skills

·       weekly spelling and phonics combinations

·       mathematical concepts

They also provide one to one support to assist children to achieve individual learning goals. They provide feedback to the teachers on a weekly basis which link to our Literacy and Numeracy Learning Intentions.

If you require any information regarding your child's progress please feel free to make a time with your child's teacher and we can discuss their progress.


PARENT HELPERS

Thank you to all of the lovely parents who have volunteered to help and assist the children with their Literacy learning during our Reading Groups. Please, please if you are available during any of the below times your help would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to many more parent names appearing on our Parent Helper Roster on our front door. Thank you!

Monday: 9.45am - 10.25am

Tuesday: 11.00am – 11.40am

Wednesday: 8.40am – 9.20am

Thursday: 2.15pm - 2.55pm

 

HOME READING

The children are becoming such fantastic readers! Your daily assistance is necessary and so worthwhile. Thank you for helping your children become such successful literacy users! I would just like to remind you of the simple steps which help your child to becoming a fluent and independent reader. At this stage lovely Mums and Dads you should not be reading any part of the reader to your child!  If you can follow the below 5 steps, your child will show you how fantastic and clever they are.  Step 2 (Walking and Talking) is the key!  This is the time where you should be discussing the pictures and getting your child to focus on certain vocabulary.

 

TUNING INTO READING – Introduce text to your child: discuss title and author

BOOK INTRODUCTION – Walk & talk through the book: discuss content, book concepts, picture cues

INDEPENDENT READING- Allow child to read on own

DISCUSSION – After reading ask questions to check comprehension

ORAL READING – Listen to your child read

 

If you have any questions come and see me or come and see the children in action during reading groups.

 

MORNING ROUTINE

I would just like to ask for your assistance with regards to helping your child get “OSCAR ORGANISED” for the day. Could I please ask that your child:

1. Unpacks all their belongings in the morning. For example: they take out their Red Fred Bag, Reading Folder and check for any notes and put them in the appropriate boxes / chair bag.

2. Also to put his/her brain food (fruit), morning tea and lunch in the correct boxes/fridge.

3. After they have done this could you please encourage your child to sharpen his / her pencils each day.

This procedure benefits the children immensely and gets them prepared for the days learning events.

When your child finishes sharpening their pencils they can then choose to play outside on the playground or go to our lounge area either to read a book, access the computers or play with the resources that have been put out on the mat. Thank you for encouraging your child to the mat area as our learning centres have been set up for our investigations.

 

HOMEWORK

Thank you for assisting your children with his/her spelling homework. Just a reminder that each week the children will study specific digraphs and learn certain spelling rules and every student will have an individual spelling list based on his/her phonemic knowledge and skill development. Students will be required to practice their spelling words using various tasks in class and using the LSCWC method for daily homework. (Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check.)

Please... please... can I ask for you to ensure that your child’s spelling book comes to school every Thursday! This is super important as the children use the back of the book for their spelling quiz so that you can see how they went. Please note that the spelling book will stay at school on Thursday and return home on Friday for your child to complete his/her new homework.

Can I please ask you to assist your child to rule up the spelling book?  Each double page needs to be ruled up into 6 columns with the headings;  Letterland, Words, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4. It would be wonderful if you could please complete the next 7 double pages. Thank you!

 

RECYCLE, REUSE, CREATE!

Most of you are probably old hands at providing junk materials to stimulate the creative spirit of your child!  Year One children are very good at recycling and would appreciate greatly any of the following; egg cartons, buttons, lolly wrappers, plastic lids, sequins, glitter, yoghurt containers, cardboard rolls, pieces of tinsel, ribbon, tissue boxes, small and large boxes, old birthday cards, magazines etc…

Please place any of the listed items in the big silver box marked “Construction”. It is hidden under our collage trolley. Thank you!

 

THE 1LS CHILDREN LOVE INVESTIGATIONS!

Learning specific skills and concepts, developing resilience, problem solving, social interactions, effective communication and self expression can be seen daily. Here are a few action shots...enjoy!


CURRICULUM INFORMATION

 

THE WALKER LEARNING APPROACH

At St Andrew's our goal is for all students, "to be educated not just in Literacy and Numeracy, but in resilience, problem solving, social interactions, effective communication and appropriate self-expression. The Walker Learning Approach (WLA) places the child at the centre of the curriculum and teaching strategies; it ensures authentic personalised learning. Formal, explicit instruction of academic curriculum areas such as literacy and numeracy are still retained, alongside active engagement of children working on their own investigations.


The WLA is based on the concept of developmentally appropriate practices and is a mix of active investigation and formalised instruction. The students will build knowledge based on their experiences rather than through passively receiving information." 

At times, students will be allocated a special role during these investigations - Focus Child, Photographer & Reporter. The teacher works with the focus children each day using their interests to extend, scaffold and support them with their investigation to ensure ongoing engagement in all areas of learning. Class rosters for each of these roles will be available on the Parent Noticeboard outside our classroom. For more information on Walker Learning, please visit the website below.

Early Life Foundations (2014) Downloaded at www.walkerlearning.com.au

Fortnightly; STATEMENT OF LEARNING INTENTIONS (weeks 7, 8 & 9)
Literacy

For the children to:

- listen intently to a speaker and ask a relevant question at the end
- develop procedure writing skills by using 'wow' words
- recognise the ed and ing ending to words
- spell the second 50 of the Magic 100 words accurately
Numeracy

For the children to:

- create simple subtraction stories using numbers to 10
- continue and describe simple patterns involving shapes, colours and objects (ABB, ABA, ABC) 
- recognise and record o’clock times on analogue and digital clocks
Science
For the children to:
- conduct experiments to explore light and sound
- explore how our ears and eyes work 
Humanities

For the children to:

- express an opinion about living in the past compared to life now

 

LITERACY

TEXT TYPE FOCUS: Procedural Text



LETTERLAND SEQUENCE

1.

ng (ing, ang, ong, ung) s + consonant (sk, sp, sw)

2. a_e (make) Consonant + r (br, cr, dr, fr)

3. o_e (home) Consonant + r (gr, pr, tr)

4. i_e (like) -ve (have)

5. u_e (cute)  ck (kick)

6. e_e (these) Final –nd, -nk, -nt

7. ing (add ing, double short vowel, drop magic e)

8. ed (add ed, double short vowel, drop magic e)

9. Revision


MATHS

1. Length (comparing, ordering, measuring and estimating)

2. Graphs (collecting and understanding data and making different types of graphs)

3. Addition Concepts (drawing addition stories and adding to 9)

4. Addition Concepts (using the “+” sign and writing number sentences in different ways)

5. Subtraction (using the “-“ sign and writing subtraction number sentences)

6. Assessment

7. Time (estimating and ordering time lengths, o’clock and understanding hour and minute hands)

8. Patterns (describing, predicting and extending different patterns)

9. Revision

 

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES

What was school like in the past? Students will explore how school life has changed or remained the same over time, and on the similarities and differences between students’ daily school lives and life during their parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods.  They will explore what school was like 100 years ago and investigate the clothing worn to school and leisure activities.

 

SCIENCE

Light and sound surround us, bringing a wealth of information about our world. We make sounds as a way to communicate with each other and sounds such as music or screaming can influence our mood. Light allows people to move through the world safely and to see the beauty around us. Understanding light and sound allows us to better manage our environment. This unit will provide opportunities for students to investigate how sound and light are produced, how they travel, how they are used and the characteristics of light and sound.

 

VISUAL ARTS

Students will explore our local environment – our school campus, focusing on the flora and fauna we share with our school space. Students will visit the St. Andrew’s chickens, creating initial drawings and then later artworks. Observational drawing techniques will be developed looking at different subject matters.

YEAR 1 VISIT TO THE ST ANDREW’S CHICKENS

Year 1 students in Visual Art have been beginning to draw and observe our surrounds and campus. Students drew chickens from memory in the art room, before discussing what shapes they could see in chickens and ways to draw them. We then visited the chickens and drew them in their natural surroundings, using our developing observational skills. Some of the students took great interest in collecting the discarded feathers and we will draw them in coming weeks.

CHINESE
*Coming soon


CLASSROOM NEWS

 

1LS SPECIALIST TIMETABLE

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

 

- Assembly
- Christian Studies

 

- Art

(even weeks)

- Music

- Library

- P-3 Sport

- Physical Ed

(coloured shirt)

 

 

- Chapel

 

- Chinese
- Year 5 Buddies

 

(fortnightly)

 

UNIFORM SCHEDULE - Term 2

Monday - Red shirt

Tuesday - Red shirt

Wednesday - Red shirt
Thursday - Coloured house shirt 
Friday - Red shirt


 

CURRICULUM

For the Year 1 2015 Curriculum Parent Guide, please click here. For St Andrew's Primary School curriculum, teaching and learning questions, please contact Sue Bambling, Primary Teaching and Learning Leader at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


WEBSITES

Click on the links below to take you straight to these great websites!

Mathletics

Kind regards,

Lara Stiller

Year 1LS Class Teacher

 

1LS PHOTO GALLERY


1LS LITTLE STARS!

FUN IN THE SUN!

CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES...COME ON!

 

ALWAYS READY FOR A SPORTING CHALLENGE!

GROWING AND LEARNING TOGETHER!

WE LOVE EASTER!

OUR PRECIOUS GRANDPARENTS AND SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY


1LS SWIMMING CHAMPIONS!


LEST WE FORGET


CUDDLES AND SNUGGLES

Thank you lovely Emma and gorgeous Evie for bringing in your beautiful guinea pigs. The children loved spending time with Pipi and Frosty and learnt the most amazing guinea pig facts.

YE HA!



MUMMIES ARE THE QUEENS OF THE WORLD!