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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 - Thu 28 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
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.
Please check it regularly for all of the latest news and beautiful photos of your children.
Take care and keep smiling!
UPDATED: Sunday 8th November 2015
Year One Marantha Camp!
NEW! YEAR ONE FAIRYTALE BALL
To conclude our Literacy studies on the genre of narratives, we will be holding a very special Fairytale Ball for our Year One students. The Fairytale Ball will be held in The Studio on Monday 23rd of November, commencing at 9.00am and concluding at 10.00am. At the Ball the children will be involved in some group dances, and they will enjoy a performance of a fairytale presented by our special guest story teller, the Fairy Godmother. There will be no cost incurred for this event. On this day we ask that our students come to school dressed as their favourite fairytale character. The students may like to dress as a character from one of the fairytales we have studied in class, or as another character of their choosing. Students will be required to change in to their school uniforms at the conclusion of this event. If you would like to come along to watch this special event you are very welcome.
Wednesday, 11th November: Remembrance Day Service
Friday, 13th November Prep to 3 Disco…Country and Western! (3.15pm – 4.45pm)
Monday, 16th November - Parent Teacher Interviews commence
Monday, 23rd November - Year One Fairytale Ball (9.00am)
Friday, 27th November: Primary School Christmas Chapel
Wednesday, 2nd December: Last Day of YEAR ONE!
NEW! Fortnightly; STATEMENT OF LEARNING INTENTIONS (weeks 5 & 6)
For the children to;
Recognise the ew (flew) ue (blue) ear (year) air (hair) sounds
Identify literal and implied meaning in texts
Use capital letters and full stops correctly to show a sentence
Use descriptive vocabulary to enhance characters in a narrative
Independently write a narrative in the style of a fairytale
Respond with positive body language to show interest
For the children to;
Create simple subtraction stories
Explain their thinking using a picture or number line
Identify groups of objects
Share a set of objects using groups of 2, 5 and 10
For the children to;
Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations
Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables
Explain how everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways
For the children to;
Identify and compare features of images from the past and present
Discuss dates and changes that have occurred over time that have significant personal significance
The children will:
- Listen to a range of narratives and then retell different parts
- Sequence a series of events
- Write a complication and resolution
- Include information about when, where, who
- Introduce characters and their purpose
- Use descriptive vocabulary to enhance characters
- Use linking words associated with time
- Use simple past tense
This term we will continue to become super spellers by studying more digraphs and spelling rules.
Letterland Sequence, Term 4:
1: ee (green) ea (beach)
2: ai (brain) ay (away)
3: oa (boat) ow (own)
4: ie (tie) igh (high)
5: ue (blue) ew (new)
6: air (hair) ear (year)
7: aw (saw) au (author)
1: Place Value 10’s and 1’s and Money
2: Length, Capacity and Mass
4: Data, Graphs and Chance
6: Making and Sharing Groups
7: Time and Location
SCIENCE – 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. Investigations will help students draw conclusions about how fast or slow changes can happen and the consequences of change.
HUMANITIES AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES - History
While exploring Family Life in the Past, students will learn that adults are valuable sources of information about the past, enabling them to 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.
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT OFFICER (ESO) ROLE
This year our lovely ESO's, Mrs Mercer and Mrs Switzer, 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.
1LS SPECIALIST TIMETABLE
- Christian Studies
- P-3 Sport
- Physical Ed
- Year 5 Buddies
UNIFORM SCHEDULE - Term 3
Monday - Red shirt
Tuesday - Red shirt
Wednesday - Red shirt
Thursday - Coloured house shirt
Friday - Red shirt
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: 2.30pm - 3.00pm
Being creative with our Year 5 buddies. Constructing the Sydney Oper House using paper plates!
We had a great time working with the Chinese visitors.
YEAR ONE EXCURSION
We had a super time on our Year One excursion! Many laughs were had watching Stripey. He sure took us all on an eggscellent adventure. The children wrote some detailed recounts once returning to school.
The children loved meeting Tom and Lesley from Letterland, who were visiting from England. They impressed them with all their Letterland knowledge and amazing writing and spelling ability. Well Done 1LS Clever Cats!
BOOK WEEK PARADE!
The 1LS children looked amazing in their Aussie costumes on Friday during our special school Book Week Parade. Thank you so much for assisting with the costumes, they looked incredible! The children have written recounts of the event and there are some gorgeous photos to match. Thank you Anthony and Deborah!
Can I say a big thank you to all the super Father’s and special friends that were able to come along on Friday. It was a fantastic morning, many a moment to cherish. The Dad’s looked amazing in their original handmade t-shirts! Much love and effort was put into these.
AUSSIE! AUSSIE! AUSSIE! The children delighted in their Aussie Celebrations! They especially enjoyed hanging out with their cute and cuddly Aussie animal friends at our special Aussie picnic. Thank you for sending along such amazing Aussie treats. What a great get together!
Thank you so much to all the wonderful parents and friends that were able to join us for our Culminating Aussie Adventure. The children were so excited to share their learning’s with you. I am so impressed with how much they know about Australia...not to mention they can spell it and how much do they love the microphone. So many super stars!
Thank you so much for all your support during our Fit and Healthy Week!
Pink Day was extra special...the children went all out! There were definitely some fashion statements made!
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.
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!
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