Grade One Teachers for 2019 are:
1G - Andree Gloury (Room 13)
1D - Britt Daffy (Room 14)
1P - Brett Pattison (Room 17)
1G/N - Mandy Gladman & Zoe Needham (Room 18)
Some important dates and upcoming events throughout Term Four include:
Class Dojo is one of our major communication methods between Teachers and parent/carers. If you are not already using Dojo via an app on your mobile phone or on a computer, please see your child's teacher who will can email or print an invitation that includes the student code tahht is required upon sign-up.
Please check your child’s Class Dojo page regularly for any updates.
Reading in Grade 1
Parent helpers are always most welcome to come along to reading sessions. Please check with your child's teacher for session times if you are interested.
We encourage children to read at least 5 nights a week, with a focus on practising individual reading goals. These books should be easy as they have been read numerous times at school.
Throughout the year your children will be learning 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!
During Term 4 in mathematics we will be focusing on the areas of:
Topic Studies - Term 4
During term 4 students will be working on a unit based on Geography. They will look at where they live and some natural and man-made features in the communities. This unit will culminate in an excursion into Bendigo and the Central Deborah Goldmine on 8th November (for 1G & 1D) and 15th November (for 1P and 1G/N).
Roll Up! Roll Up! For the Greatest Show on Earth!
At Ulumbarra theatre on Wednesday the 4th of September, after much hard work from students and teachers alike, our students were the first to walk the stage to present our Junior (Preps & Grade Ones) School Concert.
The stage was awash with colour, action song and dance! The Greatest Gully Show circus performers included clowns, mimes, tightrope walker, strongmen & women, lions, lion tamers, cossack dancers, popcorn and various other circus folk.
Please enjoy browsing through our photos below.
During the first 5 weeks of term 4 our Grade 1 students had the opportunity to participate in some gymnastics training at Jets Gym in Golden Square. It was wonderful to see the confidence of many students grow as they become more familiar with the various apparatus. A lot of the children have pushed themselves to complete more challenging tasks each week and have been able to achieve new skills or goals that they have set for themselves.
Please find below some photos of our Grade 1 students at Jets Gym.