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Saturday, 1 December 2018

Revision for Year Two

During the holidays, I will like you to reinforce the following skills with your Year One child.

English Skills 

  • Reads appropriate texts aloud using reading strategies.
  • Uses comprehension strategies to answer literal and inferred questions.
  • Spell 150 high frequency words.
  • Use nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives correctly in sentences. 
  • Use basic conjunctions, contractions and similes in their writing. 
  • Write recounts, procedures, narratives and persuasives, with neat writing and approximately one page in length. 
  • Create texts with supporting images using word processing programs.
  • Apply basic proof reading and editing skills.

Mathematics Skills 

  • Orally count starting from 0 by 2s to 100. 
  • Read and understand basic facts to 20 (addition and subtraction).
  • Represent and solve simple addition and subtraction problems to 30 using concrete materials, illustrations, counting on and counting back, partitioning and rearranging parts.
  • Count collections to 100 or more by partitioning numbers using place value.
  • Automatically recall basic facts to 20.
  • Recognise, describe and order Australian coins and notes according to value.
  • Tell the time (hour and half hour).
  • Recognise and classify 3D shapes using basic attributes and features.
  • Choose simple questions and gather responses to collect data.
  • Draw simple data displays.


Thursday, 29 November 2018

Revision for Year One

During the holidays, I will like you to reinforce the following skills with your Pre Primary child.


English Skills 

  • Recognise 100 high frequency words.
  • Identify question marks, exclamation marks, bold print, full stops, speech marks and commas.
  • Discuss characters and main events in imaginative texts.
  • Sequence events and everyday happenings.
  • Explain one or two key facts from an informative text.
  • Spell 50 high frequency words.
  • Write one or more simple sentences to retell events and experiences.

 Mathematics Skills 

  • Add and subtract small quantities.
  • Change collections to make number bonds to 10.
  • Identify the days of the week and link to specific familiar events.
  • Name 3D shapes – sphere, cube.
  • Sort 2D and 3D shapes.
  • Pose questions about themselves, events and familiar objects.
  • Represent responses using simple displays.
  • Use data displays to answer simple questions.  



A wonderful journey! 

From Miss Ryan and Mrs Webber


Dear Parents 

Our year together has now come to an end. It has been an amazing journey. Each morning, we have looked forward to seeing the children’s’ bright smiling faces walk into the classroom. These smiles always made us feel happy and contributed to a pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere.

Our journey has seen the children develop an enthusiasm and love for learning. They have learnt to have a go at challenging activities and complete activities to the best of their ability.

We are very proud of all the children and congratulate them on their wonderful efforts and achievement in Pre Primary/ Year One. We wish the children all the very best for next year.

Thank you very much for your fantastic support throughout the year. We have really enjoyed getting to know you and your lovely families. 

Kind regards

Miss Ryan and Mrs Webber

Room 7 and 21 Christmas Lunch 


A Little Celebration!



Dear Parents

We are nearing the end of a fantastic year and so to celebrate we have planned a special day for the children.

On the 12th December (Wednesday), the children will be having a Christmas lunch.

What to bring: Your child needs to bring a plate of food or drink to share at our lunch. Please see the list on the window and write your name next to the food or drink that your child will bring to the lunch.

Morning Tea: Please bring morning tea (as usual).

If you have any questions, please come and see us.

Kind regards

Miss Ryan and Miss Lamb

Friday, 26 October 2018

English Learning Outcomes

In Term Four, the children are learning to:



English Skills
Pre Primary

  • Recognise 100 high frequency words.
  • Identify question marks, exclamation marks, bold print, full stops, speech marks and commas.
  • Explain that full stops signal the end of a sentence.
  • Sequence events and everyday happenings.
  • Identify the title, author, word, letter, space and page.
  • Discuss characters and main events in imaginative texts.
  • Differentiate between fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Spell 50 high frequency words.
  • Write one or more simple sentences to retell events and experiences.

 Year One

  • Identify who, when, what, where and why in a sentence.
  • Recognise and use morphemes in word families e.g. 'play', 'played' and 'playing'.
  • Use nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives correctly in sentences.
  • Use basic conjunctions, contractions and similes in their writing.
  • Spell the first 150 high frequency words.
  • Write recounts, procedures, narratives and persuasives, with neat writing and approximately one page in length.
  • Use full stops, capital letters, question marks and exclamation marks appropriately.
  • Apply basic proof reading and editing skills.
  • Create texts with supporting images using word processing programs. 

Mathematics Learning Outcomes   


In Term Four, the children are learning to:


Pre Primary

  • Counts backwards from 20.

  • Use the strategy ‘counting on’

  • Sort and classify familiar objects and explains the basis for these classifications.

  • Model adding and sharing using a variety of practical strategies.

  • Add and subtract small quantities.

  • Know and use ordinal numbers to 10th.

  • Change collections to make number bonds to 10.

  • Identify the days of the week and link to specific familiar events.

  • Name 3D shapes – sphere, cube.

  • Sort 2D and 3D shapes.

  • Pose questions about themselves, events and familiar objects.

  • Represent responses using simple displays, including grouping students according to their answers.

  • Use data displays to answer simple questions.


Year One

  • Orally count from 0 by 2s to 100.

  • Read and understand basic facts to 20 (addition and subtraction).

  • Automatically recall basic facts to 20 (addition and subtraction).

  • Represent and solve simple addition and subtraction problems to 40 using concrete materials, illustrations, counting on, counting back and number bonds. 

  • Count collections to 100 or more by partitioning numbers using place value.

  • Understand and describe the concept of one-half as part of a whole.

  • Recognise, describe and order Australian coins and notes according to value.

  • Know the duration of an hour, day, week and month.

  • Tell the time (hour and half hour).

  • Choose simple questions and gathering responses to collect data.

  • Draw simple data displays.

  • Represent data with objects and drawings (one to one correspondence). 




Swimming Lessons




In Weeks Seven and Eight, the children will be attending eight swimming lessons. Our timeslot for swimming is 1:20pm to 3:00pm. I will provide you with further information on the swimming lessons during the term.
 
Our swimming routine

  • The children will get changed into their bathers before lunch.
  • They are required to wear their school shirt (over their bathers), thongs, towel (wrapped around them) and goggles (if needed) to the swimming pool.
  • Please ensure they have a plastic bag or small bag to put their items in at the swimming pool. Everything (including the bag) must be clearly labelled with your child’s first name and surname.

Thank you

Miss Ryan