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Year 1 Newsletter | Term 4 Week 8

29 November 2019 Jen N 0

Literacy How do we create characters? Year One students have continued exploring Aaron Blabey’s amazing stories this fortnight. We’ve read ‘The Dreadful Fluff’, which had the children exploring what characteristics and actions determine heroes and villains in stories. They reflected on the ways authors create characters that are interesting and unique. Students then used everything they had learnt to create […Read more]

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Year 1 Newsletter | Term 4 Week 4

1 November 2019 Brigitte McNamara 0

Literacy How do we create characters? Year 1 students have been exploring this question by discussing characters in literature by Aaron Blabey. Over the last fortnight, we have been considering how Sunday Chutney is depicted through actions and emotions. Sunday is a complex character with many likes, dislikes and feelings. Students thought about how they might be depicted in a […Read more]

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Year 1 Newsletter Term 4 Week 2

18 October 2019 Jen N 0

Welcome back! The Year One teachers would like to say a very warm welcome back to our Year 1 families. We hope you all had a lovely holiday and we are enjoying seeing the smiling faces back in the classroom. Term 4 is going to be a fun and productive term. We will be trialing a new way of carrying […Read more]

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Year 1 Newsletter | Term 3 Week 8

13 September 2019 Brigitte McNamara 0

Literacy Over the last two weeks, we have read the story Stuck by Oliver Jeffers. Utilising this story, students examined sentence structure, repeated patterns and synonyms for the word threw.  They also examined the plot of the story and recreated their own story using Stuck as inspiration. They planned their story sequence including a problem and solution. This process took […Read more]

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One Wonderful World Term 3 Week 6

30 August 2019 Edmund Sze 0

Literacy We have read the book Where the Wild Things Are and examined characters, transforming the story in a range of ways. Students considered the ending of the story, and wrote alternate endings of their own. Students continue to examine the comprehension strategy of Here, Head and Heart.  Phonics: Long U sounds We are currently exploring the long /u/ sound. […Read more]