Week 4 in Year 1.3

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much to those of you who came to the Back To School Night presentation on Thursday evening. We really appreciated your time and hope that you found the session informative. For those of you who were not able to attend, please click on this link to see the slideshow the Year 1 team presented.

We’ve had a busy week in Year 1.3!

On Wednesday we had our first Buddy Session with Ms. Arishana’s Year 4 (Y4.1) class. The students started working on a collaborative Peace Day project. 

We have started work learning the letter sounds and names in Year 1. So far we have focused on the ‘m’ and ‘t’ sounds. We have brainstormed items that begin with these letters, hunted for these letters during shared reading sessions and enjoyed craft activities connected to them. For example, some students made tree collages in the shape of a ’T’. Next week we will begin work on the letter ‘a.’ We are working hard to reinforce how important a correct pencil grip is and would appreciate your support with this at home.

Our Math work this week has focused on one to one correspondence with numbers. Students have been counting carefully to match up the correct number of objects with given numerals. They have also been playing a game called ‘Grab and Count’ where they grab a handful of math manipulatives, count them and then record what they grabbed. 

We have continued thinking about how we can collaborate when working in groups. We practiced team work through different collaborative activities. For example, the students built a lego house in groups and had to follow specific instructions. We also did a spider web activity as a whole class and realized that we need everybody in order to hold it together – when someone let go of the string the spider web collapsed. 

Mr. Dylan came to read the class a story today about a tiger who lost his smile. He spoke with the students about how they should always help anyone around the school if they seem sad or worried.

Click here to see some photos from this week!

Have a great weekend!
Kind regards,

Ms Doris

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *