The Grade Ones are all very excited to be back in the classroom after the school holidays and are enjoying reconnecting with their class friends. They have settled back into our school routine extremely well and are appreciating the opportunity to share about their weekend adventures with their class friends.
In literacy we have been busy using our mentor texts to help us to develop our decoding and comprehension skills. We have explored different punctuation and how we use this to help us ready fluently and expressively.We have lots of wonderful and unique character voices happening. It has been terrific to see the growth instudents reading over the term. The students have continued to make links between their reading and writing and have created some marvellous pieces of writing. We have been working hard on developing our narrative structure, using characters, setting and time.
In numeracy we have explored division - by looking at how numbers can be shared equally between smaller numbers. We are currently learning about fractions, developing our understanding of halves and quarters. We have enjoyed the range of hands on learning activities and using real life problems.
Our STEAM/Inquiry unit ‘Under the Sea’ continues to be thoroughly enjoyed by the Grade One students. We have explored the different oceans of the world and the layers of the ocean. We learnt about some of the different animals in the ocean, sharing what we already knew and growing our knowledge. I think we may have a few future marine biologists on our hands.
We have continued our Respectful Relationships program and have been learning about ‘Gender and Identity’. We are enjoying our activities with Mrs Bath as we reflect on our identities, develop an appreciation of difference and develop an awareness of positive and negative gender norms.
The Grade Ones have been eagerly awaiting the return of our much-loved music lessons with Miss Louise, practising their fantastic dance moves and singing voices – a fantastic way to end a busy week of learning.
A busy, but productive start to Term 4 in the Grade One classroom. We are looking forward to continuing all of our learning successes over the rest of the year.