Throughout term 3, the year 1 students have been learning all about Victoria. They have learnt about states and capital cities, native animals as well as special landmarks found in Melbourne. On Wednesday the 31st of August, all year 1 students were fortunate enough to visit Melbourne to see some of the amazing landmarks. These included; the National Gallery of Victoria, the Arts Centre, Melbourne Star, Flinders Street Station and Federation Square. Students also had the opportunity to travel down the Yarra River on The Yarra Queen Cruise where they travelled under the Bolte Bridge and saw other historical buildings and sights. Students were all very excited and below are some photos showing the wonderful day.
Drawing and Photography Competition
On Monday the 15th of August, at Assembly, the winners of the drawing and photography competitions were announced. The winners in each category were awarded with certificate and prizes.
There were an overwhelming number of entries and it was very difficult for the Student Voice team to choose. Thank you and congratulations to everyone who entered. The winners and their art work are listed below:
Year 3/ 4 photography competition:
1st Jessie A 3AK
2nd Aylin 3SM
3rd Roxanne 3EB
Year 5/6 Photography competition:
1st Claire H 6LD
2nd Ben S 6GT
3rd Janan 6BM
Foundation to Year 2 drawing competition:
1st Violet P 2NM
2nd Dumini 1ML
3rd Melisa Y 1MO
Year 3/4 Drawing competition:
1st Noor 4KK
2nd Jasmine 3WR
3rd Nicholas 3SM
Year 5-6 Drawing competition:
1st Maddox 6LD
2nd Thevan 5SC
3rd Zoe 5RW
The winning entries will be displayed in the corridor near the library.
Congratulations again to all of the students who entered!
Sophie Chilton, on behalf of the Student Voice team.
As a part of mathematics, the Year 1s have been counting the number of days they have been at school. Students were able to use number lines, tens frames, a 100s chart as well as bundles and sticks to represent their counting.
On Friday the 22nd of July, students had the opportunity to celebrate their 100th day of school in year 1. Each child brought in 100 things of their choice such as marshmallows, pencils and marbles. They then set up their 100 objects in rows to count them using the method of skip counting by 2s, 5s, or 10s. They also wrote about the number 100 and participated in games and a craft activity, creating a crown for being 100 days smarter.
The day was very exciting and enjoyed by all. Below are some photos of the day.
Year 1 Term 3 Newsletter
Welcome back everyone!
Welcome also to Alyson Leete who is teaching 1ML for Semester 2.
Just to keep you up to date with what is happening this term.
Our Unit for Term 3 is “Where in the World is Victoria?”
This is a Geography unit and the key Inquiry questions from the Victorian Curriculum are:
-What are places like? (landscape)
– How and why are people connected to their place and other placesWhat makes a place special?
– How can we care for places?
We will be using a range of non-fiction books and websites in Literacy and Inquiry to assist children to become more familiar with the features of non-fiction texts. Students will be studying Victoria and its place in Australia and the World. They will become familiar with landmarks and natural features of various places. Students will be required to research and complete a mini project at school.
In Mathematics this term we will be developing the students’ knowledge of subtraction and extending their counting skills by looking at different skip counting patterns. We will also study length, mass and capacity during our measurement focus.
In Week 2 on
On Wednesday the 8th of June students in Year 1 had the opportunity to invite their grandparents to school for the afternoon. The students had previously learnt about how life has changed from their grandparents where they investigated how school, roles, toys and games have evolved overtime.
The grandparents spent time with the students in their classrooms to play games from the past such as, pick up sticks, elastics, hopscotch, quoits and marbles. The students were all very excited and happy to have their family at school. Below are some photos of the afternoon.
On Tuesday the 3rd of May students visited the Melbourne Museum to support their learning further. Students participated in a class led by the staff at the Museum called ‘My Grandmother’s Toybox’. They were shown how toys have changed over time and had the opportunity to touch these toys including a very old Marngrook football that was made out of possum skin.
Students also had the chance to look at different animals, walk through an old Melbourne style home and saw large bone structures from whales and dinosaurs. The students had a fantastic day and learnt lots of interesting facts. Below are some photos of the excursion.
During Term 4 we have been reading and looking at different Fairytales. On Thursday the 19th November all of the Year 1’s participated in a Fairytale parade!! The students looked fantastic in their dress ups, they all went to a lot of effort to look their best for the day.
We had princesses, princes, pirates, dragons, fairies and many more! The parents even had a dance with us at the end. We all had a lot of fun. Below are some pictures from the day: