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 Three 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 3 we have already focused on the areas of:
Throughout the term we will also be learning about:
Topic Studies - Term 3
This term we are looking at Living Things. We have explored what animals and plants need to survive, as well as life cycles and habitats.
Father's Day & Special Friends Morning
On Thursday morning, the 29th August, our students invited their Fathers or other special friends to come to their classrooms for a fun-filled morning.
The children got to read to their guests before the guest had a chance to read to the kids. Afterwards, everyone worked hard to create some truly amazing dioramas that contained at least one animal and a suitable habitat for that animal.
After all that hard work was done, guests were treated to a relaxing and well-deserved massage.
Thanks to all the dads and special friends that came along. The children really look forward to these special occasions. They had a wonderful time and we hope you all enjoyed it too!
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.