How We Express Ourselves Update

Dear Parents,

The Year 1 students are thoroughly enjoying learning more about stories. We have been exploring the different elements of stories, such as the characters and the settings, using much loved texts such as ‘The Rainbow Fish’ and ‘The Paper Bag Princess’. We have also been talking about how many stories contain a problem and a solution and that the author is often trying to give the reader a message. For example, after reading ‘The Rainbow Fish’ the students felt the author was trying to tell the reader that it’s important to share.

One of our lines of inquiry is about creating and expressing our own stories. Using play as a stimulus, the students have been working in small groups to create their own stories. By dressing up as different characters, using puppets and engaging in small world play the children have had the opportunity to be creative and use their imagination to make up different stories and act them out. Next week we will begin to ‘capture’ some of these stories by giving the students the opportunity to turn them into books during our writing sessions.

You will soon be receiving information from our LIS IT team about how to subscribe to and use your child’s own Seesaw blog. We are excited about the new way that Year 1 will be able to share learning with you.

Kind regards,

Ms.Georgina

 

 

How we express ourselves – Week 2

Dear Parents,

There is a lot of exciting new learning going on in Year 1! Our How We Express Ourselves unit is providing the students with many wonderful opportunities to be creative.

We have been working on poetry during our writing sessions. The students have explored writing various poems including colour poems, mood poems, sound poems and shape poems. The children noticed that poems sometimes rhyme, but not always. They also noticed that poems can contain patterned language that is repeated throughout the poem. We’ve enjoyed reading lots of poetry during shared reading time.

As well as expressing ourselves through poetry, we have been exploring how people can express themselves through stories. The class have been learning about how interesting characters are an important element in good stories. We read ‘The Paper Bag Princess’ by Robert Munsch and discussed the personality traits and physical appearances of the three characters in the story. 

During Math sessions we have been focusing on the concept of addition and subtraction. The students have been playing math games such as snakes and ladders,  one more and one less. 

Please enjoy some photos from this week.

Kind regards,

Ms. Georgina