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|Mon, Jun 10th, 2013Queen's Birthday Public Holiday|
|Fri, Jun 14th, 2013Nambour Show Holiday|
|Wed, Aug 14th, 2013Chinese Dragon Festival|
|Fri, Oct 25th, 2013Prep visit to Australia ZooPreps are off to the wonderful Australia Zoo. Students to bring their hat, lunch and drink.|
|Fri, Nov 8th, 2013Year One day camp to Camp MaranathaYear One Day camp to Camp Maranatha at Yandina. Students to wear their sports uniform.|
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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
SIGNUP FOR THE NEWSLETTER
Updated Monday 20/05/13
The Fair is on this Saturday!
NEW! Revision and Testing
This week and next week (Weeks 6 & 7) we will be conducting revision and assessment in preparation for our Semester 1 reporting. Your support in ensuring the children are well rested and ready and organised for school each day is greatly appreciated :)
NEW! Under 8's day
...is this Wednesday morning.
Don't forget to send along a sock for our sock puppets this week!
...to talk to 1DB students about what it was like when they went to school! We are learning about 'School in the Past' as part of our History studies this term and we would love some authentic accounts from our special family members. We would be looking at Monday afternoons between 2-2.30pm over the next few weeks - and just a 10-15 minute chat about what school was like for them would be perfect! If you know of a grandma or grandpa that might like to come in and talk to the students please let me know.
|Monday 10 June: Queen's Birthday
Friday 14 June: Nambour Show Holiday
Wednesday 19 June: P - 3 Athletics Carnival
Friday 21 June: Foundation Day
|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 Ruby!!
Here is a little bit about our wonderful Ruby:
When I grow up I want to be.... an Art Teacher
My favourite subject is.... Art
I am a star student because... I help people
I am proud of myself because...
What I like most about school is...
I am good at...
|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
Ruby- For improving out of sight! Her whole body listening is amazing and she has also shown fantastic self editing skills!
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:
|A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our friends who are celebrating their birthday in May:
|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|
Our main focus for literacy in Year 1 initially, is further developing our work on our letter shape and sound with the phonics program Letterland. Each week we will revise a new Letterland character who has their own special song, story and activity and revise alphabet and short vowel sounds as well as letter blends. Reading is also a big part of our literacy program and the students will not only take readers home but will be guided through readers during the week at school. We will also be using the online reading program Reading Eggs on the interactive whiteboards and computers. Writing this term will focus on recount, which will include writing recount information ie: On the weekend I... Beginning with an orientation providing information about ‘who’, ‘where’ and ‘when’, a record of events usually recounted in chronological order, personal comments that are throughout the record of events and finishing off with a reorientation that ‘rounds off’ the sequence of events.
Week 1: Blend gr, Digraph ch
Week 2: Blend st, Digraph sh
Week 3: Blend pl, Digraph th
Week 4: Blend fr, Digraph ph
Week 5: Blend br, Digraph wh
Week 6: Blend sn, Digraph gh
Week 7: Blend pl
Week 8: Blend fl
Text Type : Procedure (How to)
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. You will also have the opportunity to complete a digital reader uisng 'Bug Club' over the weekends.
Please click on the links below to take you to these great websites. (Usernames and passwords will be sent home soon)
|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!
|What was school like a hundred years ago?
In Year 1, students will analyse the past and present family life within the context of their personal world. Students will learn how family life has changed or remained the same over time, and on the similarities and differences between students’ daily 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.
|Up, Down and all around
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.