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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 Ng 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]

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ONE WONDERFUL WORLD – Term 3 Week 4

16 August 2019 Edmund Sze 0

We are well into Term 3 and the students are happily settling back into school life. We have had, and continue to have, new students and their families join AISHK. We send out a very warm welcome to them all.  Reminders: Afternoon schedule changes: If you need to contact your classroom teacher for changes during the day (for example; your […Read more]

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One Wonderful World Term 3 – Week 2

2 August 2019 Edmund Sze 0

Term 3 – Week 2 Welcome back to Term Three. We have had a great start to the term. Beginning with exciting tales of summer holiday adventures and diving straight back into our Literacy, Numeracy and Science units. We have some new families joining our Year One cohort and would like to extend a warm welcome to them. The children […Read more]

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ONE WONDERFUL WORLD – Term 2 Week 8 Newsletter

14 June 2019 Edmund Sze 0

ENGLISH We continue to focus on “Author’s Purpose” using the text the The Bad-Tempered Ladybird as well as looking closer at how authors persuade readers. At home: we encourage you to discuss the characters in books; Is the character based on a living on non-living object? Is that character similar to someone you know? What facial expressions can you see […Read more]

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Year 1 Newsletter Term 2 Week 6

31 May 2019 Edmund Sze 0

ENGLISH We continue to focus on “Author’s Purpose” and “What’s inside a book?” through an investigation of Eric Carle books. This fortnight focussing on The Very Hungry Caterpillar and moving onto The Bad-Tempered Ladybird. Year One students are beginning to explore the idea that characters can be created from any living or non-living object and given human qualities. At home: […Read more]