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Year 1 Fun in Inquiry

During Term 4 Inquiry, the Year 1 students have been learning about the properties of materials and have used their senses to investigate similarities and differences between a range of substances. They have also had the opportunity to research materials used for houses and clothes in different countries all over the world.

In weeks 4 and 5, each child was asked to bring a teddy to school in which they could dress and create a home for using their new found knowledge of different materials. The year 1 students thoroughly enjoyed this task and below are some photos of their hard work.

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Year 1 Excursion to South Bank

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.

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100 Days of School in Year 1

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.

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Year 1 Term 3 Newsletter

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 Friday 22nd July

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Grandparents Game Day

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.

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