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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
SIGNUP FOR THE NEWSLETTER
Over the last couple of weeks of school there is bound to be many cards and treats coming in as our 1DB students spread the Christmas spirit with all their friends. Could you please bring in an A4 sized Christmas gift bag with your child's name on it. That way we can collect all the cards and goodies in their bags to take home on the last day :-)
NEW! 1DB Secret Santa
This week your child will bring home a little note with the name of a student from our class for whom they will be a 'Secret' Santa - I use the word secret loosely as it can be very tricky to keep such exciting business a secret! 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!
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.)
1DB Show and Tell Term 4
Show and Tell Day in our class is on Friday. Students are asked to bring in an item according to the schedule below. All students are allocated to either even or odd weeks.
3rd December - last day of Term 4 (Wednesday)
|Monday: HPE (wear coloured shirt), Music, Assembly
Tuesday: Chinese,, Library
Wednesday:Christian Education, Sport (Red Shirt)
Thursday: Art (odd weeks)
|Star of the Week|
Each week I will be choosing one amazing student to be the 'Star of the Week'. They will get to perform special tasks around the classroom, including being the line leader, classroom helper and being a super role model to their peers. They will have their photo placed on the Star of the Week board with lots of fun and exciting facts about them to help us get to know them better. Our wonderful star of the week will also take home our very own Zig Zag Zebra!! Ziggy has a diary that he takes with him so that his lucky friend will be able to share their fun filled week with the rest of the class. He will look forward to spending the week with each and every one of you and I can't wait to see what Ziggy gets up to!!
Congratulations to Millie!
|Each week one student from 1DB will be selected to receive a Primary Award for doing something special. This will be presented at the Prep - Year 6 Assembly on Monday at 11am in the RGC. This week's award recipient is
Xavier- For his fantastic effort with his Gingerbread Man Fairy Tale recount writing. Way to go Xavier!
Also the very first Super Star award of the year went to our gorgeous Luella!!
Luella is an absolute joy to have in our class. She is always on task and demonstrates beautiful listening wherever she goes. Luella tries hard to do her best at all times and is a wonderful shining star in our classroom. She is a caring and helpful classmate to her peers and has had an amazing start to Year 1!
Maggie is our Term 2 Week 5 Super Star!!
Maggie is an absolute treasure to have in our class. She is a kind hearted and caring classmate who always goes out of her way to help! She is an honest and trustworthy student who you can always rely on to get the job done, no task is ever too big or too small. She always tries her very best in all areas of school and she is very generous and supportive of her classmates. We just don’t know what we would do without her!
|Table Group Winners|
|Throughout the week points will be awarded to the teams that are displaying excellent 'teamwork' and 'positive' groupwork skills. This really helps us with our co-operation and sharing in 1DB. The winners for this week are the:
Fluffy Golden stars!
|A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our friends who are celebrating their birthday in June:
|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. By distributing the homework each Friday, it allows for its completion either over the weekend or during the week, as we find that some families are busy with after school committments during the week.
|1DB Photo Gallery|
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|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.
Use these links to practice your maths skills!
Australia is a vast and beautiful place. Each student will learn where Australia is situated on Earth and the states, territories and major cities that Australian’s inhabit. They will also learn about the ecological regions of Australia; the deserts and forests and the seas and the oceans. Australia has many natural wonders, such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Great Sandy Desert. These wonders delight all that experience them. Each student will learn about a number of these wonders and the best ways which we must manage their use so they are conserved forever. The students will learn about ways of managing the resources Australian’s need to live their everyday lives. Each student will consider and decide the best way that they can keep Australia’s wonders, wonderful!
Sounds surround us, bringing a wealth of information about our world. We make sounds as a way to communicate with each other. Sounds such as music can influence our mood. Loud and persistent noise can be annoying and even harmful, for example, resulting in noise pollution and induced deafness. Understanding sound allows us to better manage our acoustic environment. It will provide opportunities for students to investigate how sound is produced, how sound travels, how sound is used and the characteristics of sound. Students' understanding of sound and its role in our lives and our community will be developed through hands-on activities. Students will investigate factors that affect the pitch of a sound producer.