Monday, 25 June 2018

What's on for Term 3

Year 1: What’s on for Term 3

Our Inquiry Unit this term is ‘Wicked Weather’.  Students will be investigating 

day/night and the seasons, how weather changes throughout the year and around the world and the weather’s effect on our daily activities.  We will study the 24 hour cycle.  A range of science experiments will be undertaken to explain and demonstrate weather phenomena and students will record their findings.  An exciting science show, ‘Weather’ presented by ‘Hands on Science’ on 8 and 9th August, will provide students with activities to reinforce their understandings about weather.  Other aspects to be covered will be investigating how Indigenous Australians measure the seasons. 

Our Mathematics program continues to develop the students’ proficiency in number, place value, addition and subtraction and the interrelationship between them. Measurement areas to be covered include time and location. 

In Literacy, the students will be reading traditional tales and narratives to analyse their structure. This will assist the children to write their own narratives. Recounts and poetry will further enrich the program. 
As part of the VCOP Program we will continue to use ‘Big Writes’. Prior to a ‘Big Write’ your child will bring home a note outlining the writing stimulus and discussion suggestions for you to help your child generate ideas for their writing (‘Talk Homework’).          

We will continue to using the laptops for our ICT program using Word, PowerPoint, 2Create, Superstory and Paint.
                          
Diary Dates:
o   July 18: Whole school dress-Up day for the Musical
o   July 25: Drama Toolbox ‘Fairytale Fiasco’
o   July 29: Year One Working Bee
o   August 8-9: ‘Weather’ In-Visit from ‘Hands on Science’
o   August 21-23: ‘One Little Cup’ School Musical
o   August 30: In-visit Port Phillip Eco Centre focussing on the indigenous perspective of the seasons
o   September 21: Footy Fever Day

We look forward to a terrific Term 3!

Year 1 Teachers J