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Tue, Oct 7th, 2014FIRST DAY OF TERM 4
Mon, Oct 20th, 2014Pupil Free Day
Fri, Oct 24th, 2014Prep - Australia Zoo visitPrep students always have a fantastic time as they visit Australia Zoo for the day.
Fri, Nov 7th, 2014Year 1 - Camp MaranathaYear One's will travel to Maranatha Camp at Yandina for an outdoor education experience. Activities include Possum pull, rock climb wall, hike and camp fire damper and tea!
Fri, Nov 7th, 2014, @9:15amYears 5 and 6 Chapel Service at Noosa Anglican ChurchYears 5 and 6 students will visit the Noosa Anglican Church for a service commencing at 9.15am. All parents are very welcome to join them at William Street Tewantin.
Mon, Dec 1st, 2014Year 6 Celebration DayYear 6 students - this is your day to celebrate graduating from the Primary School, with a special fun-filled day at Wet'n'Wild. Rash shirts are compulsory.


40 Peregian Springs Dr, Peregian Springs, QLD, 4573

PH: 07 5471 5555

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

TERM DATES for 2015

Term 1 - Tue 27 Jan - Thu 02 April
Term 2 - Mon 20 Apr - Fri 19 June
Term 3 - Mon 13 Jul - Fri 18 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 6 Oct – Wed 2 Dec




Welcome to 1EH!

Updated Sunday 14 September 2014

I would like to welcome you to the 1EH class webpage. Please check this webpage each week for important reminders, class news, birthdays, class awards and dates to remember. If you have any questions or wish to discuss any matter with me please contact me.

Warm Regards,
Liz Hammacott
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Class News

New! Family Photo
We are almost set to begin our next units of work in History and Science. Our next History unit is entitled 'Exploring Family Life in the Past'. In order to help us learn about families and family life, could you please send along a family photo by the end of this week (Week 8) so we can start to build our 1EH family tree. Thanks in advance.

New! Language Showcase

On Wednesday 17 September we will be holding a Primary School Language Showcase afternoon for the students in Prep – Year 5. This will occur in the RGC from 1.45pm to 3pm and all parents are very welcome to join us. Students are invited to wear to school the colour red, which is the colour of luck for China. If your child happens to own a special Oriental style outfit of any kind (ie silk PJs, Chinese style dress, gown or martial arts style outfit) they are welcome to wear this too.

New! No Library Next Week
We will not be visiting the library this week (Week 10) so if the children wish to change their books for the holidays, they are most welcome to visit the library before or after school and also during morning tea and lunch break times. 
Homework Spelling Activities
This term the Year 1 Homework Program has slightly changed to include a compulsory additional spelling activitiy each week. The children may choose this additional spelling activity each week from those listed on a spelling activity table glued in the front of your child's homework book. Each week the children should be completing home readers, spelling practise, a spelling activity (this is the new component), an inquiry question and Reading Eggs and Mathletics tasks. There is a checklist with all of these tasks listed glued in the front of your child's homework book. Could we please ask that this checklist is ticked off and signed each week when the homework activities are completed. Many thanks for your cooperation. 

Parent Helpers - Term 3
We will hold a ‘Reading to an Adult’ program on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 8:45am – 9:15am. During these sessions, parent helpers will read one-on-one with students and ask students related comprehension questions.

We will also be running our Maths Rotations on a Friday morning from 9:40am – 10:20am (after Chapel). If you are able to assist, please write your name on your chosen day/s on the roster outside our classroom. Your help is greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you in our classroom!

Show and Tell

To assist with speaking and listening skills, 1EH will once again be taking part in a structured class talks program this term, entitled ‘Show and Tell’. The sessions are intended to be fun, positive and supportive experiences, enabling confidence to be fostered.


As in previous terms, each child will be placed into a class roster (on either odd or even weeks) and will prepare an item for ‘Show and Tell’ on the Monday of their allocated week. A selection of topics has been outlined to assist each child (and parents) at home. Your child does not have to share an item on each odd or even week; however, at least two items for sharing per term is beneficial.


We encourage parents to discuss the topics with their children in order to allow them to decide on a topic of interest. Some planning/discussion about your child’s topic prior to the presentation is encouraged, so that your child is well-prepared to share his/her item with the class.


Children may talk for approximately 2 minutes and I will be encouraging the following aspects:


- Speaking clearly

- Eye contact with the class

- Using interaction skills such as turn taking

Your child will receive the roster and a list of suggested topics during Week 1 of Term 3.

I look forward to some wonderful presentations by the children.

Wednesday Afternoon Sport
Wednesday afternoon sport will commence in Week 1. The children have already been assigned to their sports for the term and you can find which sport your child has been allocated to on the list posted on our Parent Noticeboard outside our classroom.

Mathletics and Reading Eggs Log On
It would be wonderful if you could practise logging on to Mathletics and Reading Eggs with your child. We use these programs during our week at school and it would be beneficial if the children were confident with this process so we can maximise our time using these programs on the computers. Thanks in advance for your help.

Magic 100 Sight Words
We have recenty retested children's ability to read the Magic 100 and Magic 200 words. These words are the most frequently used words in the English language and are therefore, extremely important to your child's reading and writing development. The words highlighted in yellow are the words your child got correct during our initial testing. The words highlighted in pink are the most recent words your child got correct. We will also be testing the spelling of these words before the end of the term. You will be able to find both versions (reading and spelling) at the back of your child's homework book at the end of the term. We have decided to glue these words into your child's new homework at the end of the term to make it more convenient to practise next term rather than using two homework books. It would be wonderful if you could practise the words that are not highlighted as part of their homework. While it is important to recognise sight words, it is also important that the children are able to transfer their knowledge of these words into their writing. It is therefore beneficial to include some writing tasks using these words as part of their sight word practise. We will retest these words in Term 3. 

School Banking
Please note that our school banking day is Tuesday. The remaining weeks for school banking in Term 3 are:

Lost Property
Please note that the Primary School uniform lost property bucket will now be in the Uniform Shop. The Primary Office will still hold lunchboxes and drink bottles. If your child has lost a school item, please direct them to the relevant areas.

Homework Diaries
Now that we have settled into our new class and are getting to know our new Year 1 routines, we are ready to write all of our specialist lessons and special events in our Homework Diaries each week. Please feel free to assist your child to add their co-curricular activities to their Homework Diary. This will help us to be organised! Thank you to the parents who check and sign the children's diary each week. This diary is a very important communication tool for our class.

Dates to Remember:
Friday 19 September - Last day of Term 3

Year 1EH Timetable
Monday - Assembly (parents welcome), Music
Tuesday - Christian Education, Languages (Chinese) and Information Technology
Wednesday - Art (even weeks), P-3 Sport (red sports uniform to be worn)
Thursday - HPE (coloured House shirt to be worn) and Library
Friday - Chapel, Fun Friday, Buddies and PEP 

1EH Birthdays
Happy birthday to the following students who celebrate their birthday in the months of August and September:
Anna, Aston, Leila, Christian and Nathan! We hope you have a wonderful day!

Assembly Award for Week 9  - Aston! Congratulations, Aston!
Class V.I.P awards for Week 9  - Maddie. L and Jake! Congratulations to you both.

Superstar Award - Pyper! Congratulations on this very special award, Pyper!

Week 9 in 1EH:
- Our Letterland sounds were: 'ee' and 'ea'
- Revised the spelling rule 'when two vowels go out walking, the first one does the talking' e.g. teacher
- Wrote a short piece on 'If I was the teacher for the day...'
- Introduced the narrative structure using the story 'Jack and the Beanstalk'
- Worked hard on our Power Point presentations on a state or territory of our choice
- Odd and even numbers
- Revised capacity and ordered objects according to their capacity
- Introduced our new History unit on families 
- Introduced our new Science unit on temperature change 
Questions to Ask Your Child This Week - Week
- What does the spelling rule 'when two vowels go out walking, the first one does the talking' mean?
- What makes a good author?
- What are the three main parts of a narrative?
- Can you describe the main character of your favourite narrative?
- What is a family and why are families important?
- Can you name items that change when heated/cooled?
- Can you think of any items where the process of heating or cooling can be reversed? E.g. if you melt ice, can you freeze it again?

Year 1 Curriculum: Term 3


Text type focus: Procedural writing

Letterland Sequence:

1. dr, nk
2. gr, ck

3. tr, kn

4. oy, oi

5. oo, oo

6. wr, ould

7. all, al (always)


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.

Term 3:

Week 1 - Shape and Objects
Classify and describe
common two-dimensional shapes (e.g. say that a rectangle has four straight sides, four square corners and the opposite sides are equal)

Classify and describe three-dimensional objects including rectangular prisms (boxes), spheres (balls), cubes (dice), cylinders (cans) and cones (e.g. say that a cone has a curved surface, a point at one end and a circle at the other end).

Week 2 - Fractions: Equal Parts of Shapes

Identify and describe representations of one half and distinguish them from situations where the two parts are not equal (e.g. identify that one apple has been cut into two equal pieces but another has been cut into two unequal parts; choose one of the halves and say that the unequal parts cannot be called halves)

Identify small collections that can be shared into two equal parts (e.g. say that collections of 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 can be divided into halves).

Weeks 3 and 4 - Numbers and Place Value to 100

Count to and from 100

Locate any number to 100 on a number line

Explain how they worked out where to locate a number (e.g. explain that 76 will be between 70 and 80 and that it will be just after 75 which is halfway).

Weeks 5 and 6 - Addition and Subtraction Strategies

Carry out simple additions to 10 using counting strategies.

Carry out simple subtractions using counting strategies.

Explain what they have done.

Week 7 -
Revision and assessment

Australia is a vast and beautiful place. Each student has learnt where Australia is situated on Earth as well as the states, territories and major cities that Australian’s inhabit. They have also learnt 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 has learnt about a number of these wonders and the best ways in which we must manage their use so they are conversed for ever. The students have learnt about ways of managing the resources Australian’s need to live their everyday lives. Each student will consider and decide the best ways in which we can keep Australia’s wonders, wonderful!


Look out your window and you will see a constantly changing world. The Sun rises and sets and the sky reflects many different hues over a day. The landscape, everything we know about the environment began by observing it. Environmental modelling, space exploration and city planning all rely on careful observations of the land and sky.  This unit provides opportunities for students to explore natural, made and managed features that undergo change. Through outdoor observations and photographic records, students investigate the daily, weekly and seasonal changes in their local environment.

Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape




1 - Great Barrier Reef diorama

2 - Opera House/Sydney Harbour Bridge art 

3 - Sock puppets

4 - Make a cockatoo

5 - Aboriginal art

6 - Book Week

7 - Fathers' Day t-shirts

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

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Useful Websites

Counting Games
Interactive Hundreds Chart
Typing Activities

Reading Eggs
Book Adventure

Photo Gallery

We loved meeting our new buddies!

Fitness Day was so much fun!

Working hard on our tennis skills.