Year 1 Newsletter | Term 2 Week 6

An awesome fortnight in Year One with our incursion where we got up-close-and-personal with some exotic wildlife, the Wattle and Jaccaranda mufti-day and some very persuasive letters recieved and written. Seeing our school mascot, Bookabarra, was possibly the biggest highlight for our amazing students last week when he made an appearance during Mufti-day events.

As the sun has finally started to come out and weather warming up, don’t be alarmed if your child starts humming some Beatles tracks. In fact, we encourage it! Year One have been learning the Beatles song , “Here Comes the Sun”, during choral.

English

Students have been receiving letters from the Lunch Club organisers, looking for assistance. They have spent the week combing through the letters for key words, examining what the role requires, brainstorming reasons that might make them the best candidate for the position and writing letters in response to persuade the teachers to choose them. They have also been learning how to activate their prior knowledge before reading to make connections to vocabulary and events which they may read about in the story.

What you can do at home: Ask your child, “How can you start a sentence to grab someone’s attention?”

Mathematics

What units can we use for measurement? This question has guided our Mathematics inquiry over the last couple of weeks, as students explored using a range of materials to measure objects in the classroom. Students are learning to choose the best informal unit of measurement (ex. popsicle sticks), when measuring large and small objects.

What you can do at home: Ask your child what things they can use at home as informal units of measurement. Challenge them to first estimate the length of an object, before measuring it.

Science

Students have experimented with what mealworms need to survive. The conclusion was air, food, shelter, water and sunlight. This week they have investigated whether the habitats we have created in class meet these needs. They are learning to use to explain how the needs are met. In addition, students discussed how a mealworm use it’s different body parts to survive.

What you can do at home: Ask: “How does a mealworm get water from its environment?” or “Can a mealworm live in water? If not, why not?” or even “What do mealworms use their antennas for?”

Ms Lynda Lemmon (Head of Year 1), Ms Diana Toufeili, Ms Daniel Man, Mr Jack Wolfreys

WeekEvent
9Book Bonanza
10Friday 24th June
- End of Term, Mufti Day (charity details to come)
- Early Childhood Assembly
- Dismissal at 12:00nn