As we pass the half way point in the term, the children continue to show growing maturity and independence. These last two weeks have been jam packed full of learning and fun! We have had Jacaranda Mufti-day, Book Week parade and book fair, as well as completed the last round of Pizza Express excursions. In between all that has been a massive array of learning tasks, stimulating the children’s curiosity and encouraging deep thinking about our physical and chemical world.
The children continue investigating Eric Carle books, having read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Bad-Tempered Ladybird. They were introduced to the idea that characters can be created from any living or non-living object and given human qualities. They have loved creating their own characters and considering how facial expression in illustrations adds to the reader’s impression of the character.
Phonics: Long U sounds.
We begin to explore and find out ways how ‘long u’ can be written in different ways and have begun a new set of camera words.
oo ew u_e ue
half first good girl saw would
In Mathematics we have been investigating capacity. Children have been comparing the capacity of different containers, filling and emptying them. They are using language to describe what they see, full, nearly full, half full, nearly empty, empty.
Students used problem solving skills to help Farmer Fred and his animals, by considering container size and amount of water needed.
Students have been exploring scientific method to conduct experiments and record observations of changes when heat or cooling is applied in different situations. They have been keen scientists in these experiments, noting how their senses are important to describe changes they see. An added bonus has been the changes we are observing have been rather yummy!
Library Reading Challenge
We have been so pleased to record the tremendous amount of reading during the Reading Challenge. We would encourage the children to maintain this wonderful habit as they continue through life, with reading a reward in itself! The children’s costumes were creative and inspired and made the parade a huge success. Thank you for your support in this on-going tradition.
Jacaranda mufti day
Another successful fundraising event. Many thanks to Jacaranda families for putting on the bake sale. Once again the sausage sizzle was a hit!
Father’s Day Active Morning
On Tuesday 4 September, we invite all the wonderful Year One dads to join their children for an Active Morning! Thanks to those that have already RSVP’d, if you haven’t had a chance yet and you can make it, please click on the link sent out by the Primary Office so we have an idea of how many dads to expect.
Dates to remember
- Week 7. Tuesday 4 September Father’s Day Active Morning
- Week 7. Friday 7 September Early Childhood Assembly (Value Star Assembly)
- Week 9. Friday 21 September. Last day of term. Early dismissal (12pm) and mufti-day
Miss Beange, Mrs McCarthy, Miss Smith and Mrs Toufeili