Year One

TERM 2 NEWSLETTER 2019

 

Our Team:

Lauren Jackson (1/17)

Sue Anderson (1/18)

Brenda Petkovic & Jade Kercheval (1/28)

Sharna Dean-Wright (1/29)

 

Our Specialists:

Physical Education – Sue Burt and Franca Peluso

Visual Arts – Kellie Rayner and Sally Wilson

Music – Di Pendlebury and Erica Eichner

Indonesian – Alena Schneider

 

 

Our Focus:

Term 1 was a very busy and exciting time for your child. We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your support in attending our Twilight Sports evening and our Writing Expo. The students loved sharing their work with you and enjoyed reading your comments on our Proud Cloud.

 

We are excited and looking forward to continuing your child’s educational journey this term. In Term 2 we will continue to set personal learning goals in Literacy and Numeracy. Talking about these with your child will help build a strong link between home and school and promote education as a positive experience.

 

We will continue to consolidate and extend your child’s understandings in the areas of English, Mathematics and Physical and Personal development. Each teacher has high expectations and will expect your child to do their best at all times.

We encourage and expect your son/daughter to:

- produce work that is interesting in content, correct and well presented

- use good manners at all times

- show care and concern for others inside and outside the classroom

- display a desire to learn, share and cooperate with others

- show respect for their peers, teachers and other children’s belongings (no trading or borrowing of personal items/equipment please).

 

Below is an overview of our structures and programs that aims to help inform you of what we teach and how we teach. If you’d like to find out more about any of these programs, please pop in for a chat.

 

Specialist Timetable:          

 

Specialist

1/17

1/18

1/28

1/29

Art

9:00

Tuesday

9:00

Tuesday

10:00

Tuesday

10:00

Tuesday

PE

10:00 Tuesday

10:00

Tuesday

9:00

Tuesday

9:00

Tuesday

Music

 

10:00

Thursday

2:30

Thursday

9:30

Thursday

9:00

Thursday

LOTE

10:30

Thursday

3:00

Thursday

9:00

Thursday

9:30

Thursday

 

Swimming 

 

 

11:30

Thursday

12:00

Thursday

12:30

Thursday

1:00

Thursday

 

Key Dates:

  • Easter Monday 22nd April
  • ANZAC day Thursday 25th April
  • Swimming- Tuesday 30th April, Thursdays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd May,(all parent helpers are most welcome- WWCC required)
  • Mother’s Day Stall- Monday 6th May
  • PFC Pizza Day Friday 19th May
  • Open Night Wednesday 22nd May
  • Reports Published to Sentral Portal Tuesday 4th June
  • Parent Teacher interviews Thursday 6th June
  • Queen’s Birthday holiday- Monday 10th June
  • Curriculum day Tuesday 11th June- no children at school
  • End of term 2: Early Dismissal at 2:30pm Friday 28th June

 

Parents Helpers:

Thank you to all our parent helpers. We really value your time and support. The time you put in really helps our students with their learning growth and helps our classes operate in a smooth manner.

If you are not on our parent helper list and would like to participate please see your child’s teacher- remember a current Working With Children’s Check is needed.

 

Communication:

Class Dojo messages need to be kept short. Please make a time to talk with your child’s teacher if you have lengthy issues to discuss. Please let the office know if you are going to be late for school pick up or have made different arrangements as sometimes messages are not read during teaching time. Messages will be read and responded to between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm weekdays.

 

English:

Reading:

LPPS has a highly successful reading program following the CAFE structure, which focuses on Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expanding Vocabulary. The take home reading program provides time for students to enjoy and practise reading. Children will bring easy to read books home each day.  Research shows that the greatest growth occurs when students read easy books as it allows them to practise and develop effective reading strategies. We engage with harder texts at school to explicitly teach effective reading strategies. Please read with your child every day and return the satchel to school daily (even if you have not had the chance to hear your child read).

Our school is participating in the Premier’s Reading Challenge over the next 2 terms. Each child has already received an individual code to log their books. The children will be shown which books they can borrow from the library and we strongly encourage all students to participate.

Spelling:

The Year One spelling program will continue in Term 2. Children will be working through individually assigned common spelling words each week. You can help your child to succeed in this area by encouraging them to practice their spelling words each night.

 

Writing:

Our writing genres this term will be Narrative (story) and Procedure Writing. We will continue to focus on planning, text structure, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, editing, upleveling and publishing. The students will be presented with exemplar texts and will be supported in their learning through talking and planning prior to writing, as well as through modelled, shared, guided, paired and individual writing. We will use a range of resources including animations, rich literature and hands on experience to engage our students.

 

Mathematics:

 

In Term 2 we will be focusing on:         

  • money
  • addition and subtraction
  • location
  • shape
  •  

In Year 1 we help children develop their mathematical knowledge, language and understanding through encouraging mathematical talk and using a range of materials such as counters, math games, unifix cubes, number charts and base-ten materials.

 

Integrated:

The Year One integrated topics for Term 2 are Science (Chemical) and HIstory (Family Life).  The curriculum focus is on comparison of past and present and how it relates to family life. Our Chemical Science unit will explore the change from solid to liquid with the children conducting many fun experiments.  

 

Digital Technologies:

We have an exciting ICT program with mini iPads available in each classroom and regular access to laptops in the ICT Lab. Interactive ICT resources are incorporated daily throughout the curriculum. The ICT program Reading Eggs is an important component of our programs and children are encouraged to access this at home too. If students haven’t yet paid we encourage you to do so, as it is used regularly in class. Once payment is made students will be provided with an access code.

 

 

Wellbeing:

During our Wellbeing sessions, each class will engage in a range activities designed to develop Respectful Relationships. Our school is involved in a new and exciting local school network initiative – THRIVE. Our focus for term 2 is Relationships- Relate Well (cooperation, problem solving, team work, and social skills)

 

THRIVE

Try Your Best

Be Healthy

Relate Well

Get Involved

Live Your Values

Enjoy Positive Emotions

 

Homework:

Reading every day with your child for just five minutes a day has a profound impact on their ability to read. We encourage you to read with your child each night as well as revise their sounds and words as found in their folder in their Take Home Reading bag.

NB: The Reading Satchel needs to be returned to school every day with the take home book and folder inside.

 
Thanks
The Year 1 Team