For the past two weeks we have spent time getting to know each other, establishing essential agreements (class rules), drawing about the things we like the most and writing on an ALL ABOUT ME poster some information about ourselves. This week it was very visible that the students are feeling more confident about the routines in Year 1.
The main learning engagements that the children have been involved were: drawing their family portraits showing all the people in their family; drawing their self-portrait and making a collage of their main features; finding their home country in our class map.
In Math time we are working on number recognition and one to one correspondence, by matching the number of objects to the numeral they correspond with. We did some data handling when we made a graph showing the different eye colours in class. Also, in small groups we spent time practicing writing the numerals 0 and 1 and exploring what these quantities really mean in practice.
In Language time we started to explore name writing with upper and lowercase letters and each child has started to add a writing piece to their journal, which at this stage can mean a drawing with the first letter of a word or just the drawing or the drawing with one word.
During exploration and discovery time, some students are making books and they have been encouraged to talk about the stories they have created.
This week we have enjoyed reading lots of books with the students and finding out how well they comprehend what they have heard or read.
By this coming Monday, the Year 1 team will start sending reading books home with the children, please read the letter sent in your child’s home folder today.
Please sign in for our parent teacher connection meeting. I am looking forward to getting to know you and finding out valuable information about your child, so I can better support his/her learning.
Note: Please send a family photo in your child’s home folder as soon as possible or a digital photo to my email.
- Please make sure that your child comes to school with a hat and a water bottle.
- As mentioned in our procedures and expectations in Year 1 letter, please ensure your child’s snack is a healthy one! For example: a sandwich, yogurt, fruit, vegetables, cheese and crackers. Soda, chocolate, gum and candy are not allowed at school.
I hope you enjoy the photos!