We’ve had a short but very busy week in Year 1, culminating in a wonderful Peace Day today. We began Peace Day in the homeroom by engaging in a variety of art and craft activities all devoted to the theme of peace. The students used paint to decorate plates with the peace sign, they coloured and cut out peace doves and stuck them onto a sky blue background and they made peace flags. We thought about what peace means to each of us and what makes us feel peaceful. All of Year 1 had a special singing class with Ms. Betsy where we sang songs about peace and danced. In the afternoon we marched in the Peace Parade around the school and we attended the Peace Assembly.
In Math this week we have continued working on recognising and writing numerals and one to one correspondence when counting out objects. The students are working hard to form the numerals correctly when they write them, making sure that they start each number at the top. In Language this week we have continued thinking about the letters and the sounds they make. We focused in particular on the letter P. The children practiced writing this letter correctly and they brainstormed items starting with this letter, or even ending with this letter. Some of the students used pastels to do observational ‘pumpkin’ pictures, which was a great opportunity to develop the skill of looking really closely at something. We have continued working hard on reading, especially independent reading, where the students practice reading a selection of books that are at their ‘just right’ level.
We had fun with our Year 5 Buddies on Wednesday afternoon. We invited them to our classroom to support us with building models using the various construction equipment we have, including lego, wooden blocks, the marble run and play dough. The Year 1 children really enjoy this special time with their older friends.
Please enjoy these photos from the week.