East Hamersley Campus Year One
Year 1 have been working so hard!
This term, we have been looking closely for clues in stories to help us predict and better understand information. We have been practising editing our own writing to make sure that we have included in all important information. We have also been trying really hard to use adjectives and adverbs in our sentences this term.
In History, we have been learning about the past. We have been reading our new narrative, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox & Julie Vivas, and talking and writing about our personal memories. Our speech pathologist, Mrs. Harshal, has been helping us learn how to talk about time in our sentences and stories.
In Maths, we have been learning about Australian coins, different strategies to solve number problems, and place value up to hundreds. Our students have shown so much enthusiasm and achievement in this area!
This term, we have also been practising for our upcoming Sports carnival. We are so excited for it!
Great job, Year 1!
Poseidon Campus – Year One A
Term 3 is here, and the students have settled back into routines well. They have all had a well-rested break and are eager to learn.
On Friday the 31st of July, we celebrated ‘100 days at school’. Since the beginning of the year, we have been using maths manipulatives (base ten blocks) to help us count to 100, adding to our collection every day. The students came to school dressed up as 100-year olds or were covered in 100 collections of items. We participated in a parade with Mrs Vawser’s class. The students then participated in English and Mathematic activities that were all related to the number 100. We read 100 words and counted back from 100. We created a group plan to build a tower with 100 plastic cups and participated in a 100-fitness workout. We made a snack bag full of 10 lots of 10 food items that made 100. It was such a great day and I am so proud of the students’ efforts and progress that they have made in their 100 days at school in Year 1 this year. We look forward to continuing to track how many days we are at school for the entire year.
In English this term, we have been learning different spellings for the sound /oo/. The students have been reading and writing words with the taught sound. We have been learning about sentences vs fragments this term and identifying why a sentence is a sentence. The students have been focussing on editing skills by re-reading their work to make sure it makes sense and include capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. It has been pleasing to see the students engaging in our literacy tasks and showing a willingness to learn.
In Mathematics, the Year One’s are continuing to focus on their number skills. We have been learning about addition and subtraction using mental strategies. The students are explaining ‘how they know’ to demonstrate their working out. The students have also been enjoying learning all about money and the differences between each coin, and their value.
In History this term, we are learning about the ‘Past, Present and Future’. The students have been focussing on the meanings of these words and will apply their understanding when we compare the past and present later in the term. We are currently working hard to unpack our narrative ‘Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge’ by Mem Fox. We are linking our understanding of memories to the past and are very busy practicing our class story map with new interesting vocabulary.