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Fri, Aug 1st, 2014Prep 100 Days Party!WOW - The Preps' have been at St Andrew's for 100 days. That is worth celebrating!!
Mon, Sep 1st, 2014Culminating Day - Term ThreePlease join us to see the demonstrations and displays of students work in Term Three.
Fri, Sep 5th, 2014, @7:30amFather's Day Breakfast and ChapelAll Dad's are invited to join us for a special breakfast followed by Friday Chapel celebrating our Dad's!
Fri, Sep 12th, 2014, @9:15amYear 1 and Y2 Chapel Service at Noosa Anglican ChurchParents are welcome to join us at the Noosa Anglican Church as the Year 1 and Year 2 students have their chapel service.(17 William St Tewantin) Service commences at 9.15am.
Sun, Sep 14th, 2014Year 6 Canberra TripThe annual Year 6 trip to Canberra and Sydney is a wonderful experience for the students as they explore Sydney and Canberra and the famous landmarks at these 2 cities.
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 Saturday 26 July 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! Teddy Bear Picnic

This Friday, Year 1, 2 and 3 students are invited to attend the Teddy Bear Picnic in order to raise money to adopt and save an Asian bear. Bring your favourite teddy and join us on the lawn outside the Library from 1pm. Lunch and games provided and the cost is $3 for each participant. Thank you for your support.

New! St. Andrew's Fun Rainbow Run

As part of Pay it Forward Week this week we are organising a Fun Rainbow Run which will be held on Friday 1 August (Week 3), starting at 3.30pm . All funds raised will go to the Leukaemia Foundation. Forms have been sent home to Primary families already. If you would like to participate, please hand in your form and money to the Primary School Office. What a great way to end our week and raise money for this cause. 

New! Book Week Costumes
Year One have been learning all about Australia this term and we will be using this theme as inspiration for our Book Week costumes. Our students have been asked to dress up as 'Gumnut kids' based on the famous stories written by May Gibbs. I have emailed more information about this special event.

New! Fathers' Day T-shirts
Please send along a plain white daddy-sized t-shirt by Friday 15 August ready to decorate for our Fathers' Day Breakfast and Chapel. I have emailed further information about our special presents for our fathers. Thank you in advance.

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.

Anglican Church Service

This year, students will be given the opportunity to experience Chapel inside an authentic Anglican Church. While some Anglican schools in Brisbane travel to the Anglican Cathedral in the city, location unfortunately prevents us from doing this. Although we are very fortunate to be able to conduct our weekly Friday Primary Chapels in the RGC until we have our own Chapel, the Anglican Church at Noosa have generously offered to host St. Andrew’s Primary students for a special Chapel service there, so as to give them the opportunity to worship at an Anglican church. This will happen three times during the year as follows:


Years 3 and 4 students will attend in Term 2 on the 30th May

Years 1 and 2 students will attend in Term 3 on the 12th September.

Years 5 and 6 students will attend in Term 4 on the 7th November.

You will receive more information about the Year 1 and 2 service closer to the time.

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:

Tuesday 29 July
Tuesday 19 August
Tuesday 26 August
Tuesday 9 September

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:
Wednesday 30 July - School photo day
Friday 22 August - Book Week Parade
Friday 29 August - 1EH presents Chapel
Monday 1 September - Culminating Day
Friday 5 September - Fathers' Day Chapel and Breakfast
Friday 12 September - Years 1 and 2 travel to Noosa Anglican Church for Chapel
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 June and July:
Molly, Mary and Jett! We hope you have a wonderful day!

Assembly Award for Week 2 - TBA
Class V.I.P awards for Week 2  - Georgia and Jude! Congratulations to you both.

Week 2  in 1EH:
- Our Letterland sounds were: 'gr' and 'ck'
- Revised the structure to write a procedure
- Wrote a procedure on how to make a jam sandwich and then we ate our jam sandwiches
- Skip counted in 5' forwards and backwards
- Identified how to half different shapes
- Learnt many things about New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory
- Discussed elements and objects within our environment that change
- Wrote our proedure on how to grow a garden - we will do this in Week 3!

Questions to Ask Your Child This Week - Week 2
- 'gr' and 'nk' words
- Write your spelling word in a sentence remembering capital letter, full stop and trying to add interest and details by using a joining word
- Count in 5's to 100 forwards
- What are rainbow partners (numbers that add to make ten)
- What is the capital city of New South Wales?
- Name some natural and built features in NSW and Canberra and what makes them special?
- What changes in our environment? e.g. plants grow or die, the weather and day and night changes etc.

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, 6 and 7 - 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 8 -
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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