Grade One Teachers for 2018 are:
Mrs Andree Gloury (1G) - Room 7
Miss Millie Strong (1S) - Room 8
Mr Brett Pattison (1P) - Room 6
Important Dates for Term 3 & 4
Important upcoming dates for the rest of Term 3 are:
We hope you are enjoying the benefits of Class Dojo. If you are having any problems using Class Dojo, please contact your class teacher or check the Class Dojo Parent Troubleshooting page using the following link -
The school has now moved to an automatic notification system to notify parents about student absences. Therefore, the school's preferred method of notifying us if your child will be absent is by contacting the office instead of sending a dojo message to classroom teachers.
Reading and Homework in Grade 1
Parents are welcome to come along to reading sessions. Please see your child's teacher regarding session times and to put your name down if you are interested in attending.
Throughout the year your children have been learning about the decoding strategies detailed below along with others strategies for improving comprehension and fluency. When reading at home they may be demonstrating these strategies to you... and sometimes even explaining them to you!
Homework expectations - Grade 1 students are expected to complete reading at home 5 nights per week and must have their yellow reading journals signed by parents.
Spelling - Spelling lists have gone home and are to be kept in student's Reader Bags. A list of activities that can be completed at home in order to practise list words in preparation for the weekly tests has been included. Children may also access the Sound Waves webpage and practise their spelling by playing the interactive games that contain their list words. Whilst spelling homework is not mandatory, it is highly recommended to support you child's confidence and to develop their awareness of the various graphemes (letter/s) that can be used to represent phonemes (sounds) in words.
Earth Ed Excursion
Some time ago the Grade 1's had the opportunity to head of to Mt Clear, just outside Ballarat, to visit Earth Ed.
All the children had a wonderful time learning about the forces of push, pull and gravity. Everyone got to learn about and experience these forces through interactive games and lots of hands-on activities.
Thank you to all the parent helpers that came along too, without you we would not be able have these enriching opportunities. Please have a look at the photos below to see how much fun the students had while they were learning about science.
Father's and Special Friend's Morning
On Thursday the 30th August all students from Grade 1 invited their Dads, Grandfathers or special friends to a fun-filled morning. Children read to their adult guests and then the adults read to the children. Some special guests were even treated to a massage!
Afterwards, the students and their guests participated in the Great Marble Run challenge. Everybody's efforts were outstanding and some of the creations were true feats of engineering genius!
Please have a look through the photos on below...
Soundwaves - Spelling Program
Grade 1's have begun the exciting new spelling program called Sound Waves.
Each week the students will be introduced to a new phoneme (sound) and the grapheme/s (letters) that can make those sounds. Students will be completing interactive activities at school each week. They can also access the website from home if they wish to do more practise of the phoneme/graphemes of the week.