Sunday, 16 July 2017

What's Happening in Week 1?

Upcoming Events: AQUASAFE - Water Safety and Awareness Program - Year 2 only 
Please ensure your notes are completed by Tuesday 1 August.

Reader's Workshop: - This week we will be comparing images between fiction and non-fiction books.

Work on Writing: -This week we will explore different modes of communicating, in particular text messages and emails.

Mighty Maths - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Year 1 – Addition Strategies
Year 2 – Sharing

Geography Inquiry: This week we will be starting our new inquiry, Me on the Map. Through this inquiry we will investigate where we are located in the world as well as naming significant divisions of the world on a map. 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Sensationals Plasticine Creations

We have been making something using plasticine. While we were making it we were thinking about all the ways that we were changing the plasticine.

Below are some videos of our creations and the ways we changed the plasticine.
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How could you change the plasticine? Add your changes into the comment box.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

What's Happening in Week 9?

Upcoming Events: Special Performance - Tim the Food Detective - Tuesday 10-11

Reader's Workshop: A Spin on KWL - This week we will be looking at switching on our brains before we read. We will be doing this by discussing what we know, what we think we know and our wonderings before reading information books.

Work on Writing: Procedures -This week we will write instructions on how to draw a monster. 

Mighty Maths - Tuesday, Wednesday
Year 1 – Place Value
Year 2 – Sharing

Science Inquiry: We will be continuing 'Bend It, Stretch It'. We will be investigating how we can change play dough.  We will compare new play dough with play dough that has been left out and becomes dried up. 

Tim and the Food Detective

Today we sang, clapped and laughed as we learnt about food.

Zara was a champion contestant in the traffic light food game.
 A few things we learnt are:
- All food is fuel.
- We should eat a rainbow.
- It takes 10 tastes of a food before our taste buds change.

Please share a fact about food and nutrition in the comment box.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Word Work - Part A

Each day we participate in word work lessons. In these lessons we practise reading and spelling sounds. Have a look at some of our amazing reading activities.

We practise reading sounds by themselves.
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We also practise using our sound talk to read words.
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We have some games to practise reading real and nonsense words. Being able to read nonsense words helps us read new words in books.
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

What's Happening in Week 8?

Upcoming Events: Assembly - Friday

Reader's Workshop: Compare New to KnownThis week we will be looking at understanding what we have read. As we read we will discuss what we already know and make connections with new knowledge.

Work on Writing: Procedures - We will be writing instructions on how to wash our hands. As part of this we will ensure that each step starts with a bossy verb.

Mighty Maths - Tuesday, Wednesday
Year 1 – Fact Families
Year 2 – Sharing

Maths Extra - Thursday, Friday
Mass - This week we will be investigating how to use a pan balance to measure the mass of items in our classroom. 

Science Inquiry: We will be continuing 'Bend It, Stretch It'. We will be investigating what happens when we scrunch different materials.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

What's Happening in Week 6?


Upcoming Events: Lucas Proudfoot Performance - Thursday

Reader's Workshop: Ask Questions to Form Ideas!This week we will be looking at how when we ask questions before reading information books it helps us make connections and form new ideas.

Work on Writing: Narratives- We will be writing narratives (stories) using all the information about the story mountain we have learned earlier this term.

Mighty Maths - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Year 1 Subtraction
Year 2 – Addition and Subtraction

Maths Extra - Thursday, Friday
Position - This week we will be investigating position. 

Geography Inquiry: We will be starting our new Science Inquiry 'Bend It, Stretch It'. We will be investigating how we can make changes to materials through looking at their properties.