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.
On the 2nd of May, parents and students in Year 1 were invited to a reading information night. The aim of the session was to give parents a number strategies to support their children when reading. If you were unable to attend or wish to read over the information, the PowerPoint is attached below.
On Wednesday the 8th of March the year 1 and 2 students had a special superhero maths night at school. They were able to estimate how many lollies they thought were in a jar, the weight of a watermelon and the length of a rope. The 3 students who had the closest answer won some wonderful prizes.
The students also had the opportunity to play a number of fun maths games with their families and answer a few maths jokes.
Below are some photos which show the fantastic costumes worn and activities that were completed.