Grade 1 - 2018
Grade One Teachers for 2018 are:
Mrs Andree Gloury (1G) - Room 8
Miss Millie Strong (1S) - Room 7
Mr Brett Pattison (1P) - Room 6
Important Dates for Term 2
Important upcoming dates for Term 2 are:
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Reading and Homework in Grade 1
Parents are welcome to come along to rading sessions. Please see your child's teacher regarding session times and to put your name down if you are interested in attending.
Throughout the term 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 test has been included. Children may also access the Soundwaves webpage and practise their spelling by playing the interactive games containing their list words. Whilst spelling homework is not mandatory, it is highly recommended to support you child's confidence during tests and to develop their awareness of the various graphemes (letter/s) that can be used to represent phonemes (sounds) in words.
Soundwaves - Spelling Program
Grade 1's have begun our exciting new spelling program called Soundwaves.
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 choose, to practise the phoneme/graphemes of the week.
Mother's Day and Special Friends Celebration
Friday the 11th May saw the entire Junior school host an exciting fun-filled morning to celebrate Mother's Day. All students got to invite their mother or special friend or relative to come along to their classrooms and enjoy some time together.
The morning was very well attended and saw students reading to their guests and guests reading to the children. Following on from that, guests and children had a 45 minute challenge to create a floral bouquet from paper and any other materials they had brought in from home. The creativity was tremendous and resulted in some truly amazing arrangements. Well done!
After the stress of the challenge guests were treated to a relaxing massage.
Thanks to everyone for coming and working so hard... and from all the grade 1 team, have a very Happy Mother's Day!
More photos coming soon....
School Cross Country
After postponing our School Cross Country event due to rain on Friday 4th May, we were lucky enough to have excellent conditions on Wednesday afternoon the 9th May for the event.
The sun was shining and excitement levels ere high!
All students made a tremendous effort and we congratulate all those students who completed the course. A special shout out to the winners of each age group. Well done!
Fraser were the overall winners for the day. Congratulations Fraser!
Best of luck to the older kids who will now be participating in the Division Cross Country at the Bendigo Racecourse on Wednesday the 23rd of May.
Easter Hat Parade
On the last day of term 1, Thursday the 29th of March, the entire school spent the morning under the covered Netball court enjoying our annual Easter Hat Parade.
The Grade One students were very excited and they all looked amazing with their crazy hair styles and Easter hats.
Special congratulations go to our Easter Colouring competition winners Nash James (1P) and Chelsea Davis (1S). And an extra special congratulations to Will Scoble from 1P for winning the HUGE 1st Prize in the Easter Raffle... don't eat it all at once!