Students in Year 1 have been learning about History this term. Students have explored toys, technology, objects and school life from the past and they have compared how it is different today. In Week 7, all of the Year 1 students had the opportunity to attend the Yarrabee Yesterday’s World Excursion. They took part in a lesson from the olden days where they were shown how to have a health check and complete a handwriting lesson. Some students were able to demonstrate the punishments cheeky children may have been given at school. They also had time to discover many artifacts from the past. Students were taught games including, sack races, kick the can and egg and spoon races. They had a fantastic day and were happy to return to their present classrooms at the end of the day. Below are some photos from the excursion.
The Year 1 students have been busy designing, creating and evaluating a number of items this term while working collaboratively with their peers during STEM activities. Students have made moveable toys and a shelter for an animal and they will continue constructing various objects over the next few weeks. In week 8, the Year 1 students had the opportunity to attend a Hands on Science Incursion to continue to develop their skills and knowledge in this area. During the session students predicted and experimented with various materials to determine how things could float, move and fly.
It was a wonderful experience for the students who thoroughly enjoyed the incursion. Below are some photos of the day.
As a part of book week the Year 1 students and teachers had the opportunity to dress up as their favourite book character. At 10am all the Year 1s made their way to the SCART room for a parade. The students were all very excited and had lots to say about their characters. Thank you to parents for helping children with their costumes. Below are some photos taken on the day.
The Year 1 and 2 students have listened to a story about Il Pappagallo (The Cockatoo). They presented short plays to each other and have taken home their puppets and script. Please encourage them to share with you at home.
Signora Schembri and Signora Mirenda
As a part of Numeracy, the Year 1s have been counting the number of days they have been at school this year. Students kept count using classroom number lines, tens frames, a 100s chart, as well as unifix and bundles and sticks to represent tens and ones.
On Friday the 28tH of July, the Year 1s got to celebrate their 100th day of school. Each child brought in 100 things of their choice such as lollies, stickers and paperclips. They then counted them using an efficient method of skip counting by 2s, 5s, or 10s etc. They also wrote about the number 100 and participated in games and craft activities to acknowledge being 100 days smarter.
Students enjoyed the activities and celebrations throughout the day, below are some photos taken.
In Term 3, Year 1 students are learning about ‘Amazing African Animals’ to describe in their writing. On Wednesday the 26th of July, all Year 1 students, teachers and parents had the opportunity to visit and explore the Werribee zoo. The students had the opportunity to learn from a number of zoo keepers and touch a tortoise shell. They also, went on a safari bus tour where they spotted antelopes, giraffes, zebras and many more animals native to Africa. It was a fantastic excursion and all the students were very excited to see all the wonderful and wacky animals at the zoo throughout the day. Below are some photos for your viewing.
In Term 2 the Year 1 students are learning about where they come from. They have had the opportunity to create a family tree and locate where their ancestors come from on a world map. Recently, students have also learnt about who the Indigenous Australians are and why the land was so important to them.
On Thursday the 8th of June, all Year 1 students visited the Melbourne Museum for their first excursion for the year. They were lucky enough to see the ‘First Peoples’ exhibit where they saw tools, clothes and many more exciting things used by Aborigines along with ‘The Melbourne Story’ where they travelled back to the past and got to walk through an old house, sit on the first roller coaster carriage from Luna Park and watch a short movie in an old cinema. They also had time to explore the ‘Wild’ section of the museum which houses many different species of bugs and animals including some skeletons.
It was a fantastic day and below are some photos from the Melbourne Museum.