Year 1 Teachers 2017
1/2R - Miss Veronica Rigby
K/1T - Mrs Nicole Tudor
In Stage 1, we continue to foster students' independence as they become more familiar with the routines and expectations of each school day. Within the classroom, children are engaging with technology to assist learning in Literacy and Numeracy. Students are encouraged to utilise these great resources such as Interactive Whiteboards, classroom computers and iPads as they become 21st century learners.
Further developing students reading skills with a strong emphasis on comprehension will be a strong focus this year. Students are exposed to a variety of different texts as they explore the many features and concepts of reading. Group work gives students the opportunity to attend to instruction, share ideas and engage in hands on learning activities.
Students are exposed to and given the chance to discover a wide range of informative, imaginative and persuasive texts. Students are given the opportunity to create short, imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling and punctuation. Students are asked to draw on their own experiences to assist them when writing in Stage 1.
In Stage 1, students use tactile materials and interactive technologies to assist the development of mental computations whilst exploring concepts about Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics and Probability and Working Mathematically.
History , Geography and Science:
Students further explore the world around them in Stage 1 by participating in units of work about the environment, living things, how the past is found in the present, the material world, the physical world and how our community is structured.
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education:
Our programs for PDHPE include a range of aspects of physical health, fitness and awareness about the human body and its needs. Stage 1 students participate in sport once a week and physical education games and activities once a week.
Students in Stage 1 are expected to read each night. As we are fostering a love of books, students are able to read a book from home or their home reader. This is to be recorded in their home reading record book. In addition to this, students will be asked to complete a range of activities to help them read and write their sight words. Students are also given the option to access their Reading Eggs and Maths Online to complete set activities.
Your child begins Year 1 with familiar faces and school routines.
Year 1 is the start of Learning Stage 1 and will continue until the end of Year 2. This year students become more involved in school routines and continue to develop their social skills as they interact with other children in the classroom and playground.