Lower First News (Kindy)

Big steps in Lower 1st

In Lower 1st, we are encouraging the children to come into the classrooms on their own at the start of the school day. We are encouraging them to be independent by hanging up and unpacking their own bags and coming into the classroom or walking to the playground. The letters we looked at this week were Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx and Yy. In Science we constructed 4 different types of clouds (cirrus, stratus, cumulus and cumlonimbus) using cotton wool.  Our buddies helped us with this activity.  in Maths we looked at different words for subtraction: take and away and minus.  In History we talked abouty Aboriginal dreamtime stories and how we pass stories from one generation to another generation.  …

Some things we did this week in Lower 1st

In Lower 1st (Kindergarten) this week we learnt about the sounds and shapes of the letters Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss and Tt.  In writing, we wrote about our weekend, using our sight words.  In maths we did addition of numbers 1 – 10.  In science we are learning about clouds.  History lessons have been discussions about how families differ.  In comprehension we have been considering different directions.  And at buddy time, which is our favourite part of the week, the 6th Class Art Monitors planned a lovely lesson for us to do with our 6th class buddies. Simone Cipollone Teacher …

The fun and learning in Lower 1st so far!

Lower 1st have been learning about the letters aA, bB, cC, dD,eE and writing our name.  In maths, we have been singing number songs, counting forwards and backwards and looking closely at the numbers 1 and 2.  In Science, we discussed where we belong in the world (Australia) and how weather differs depending on where we live. We’ve had a big focus on class routines and class rules, manners and being a good friend, and this all fits in well with our ongoing discussions about our School Values. In Art, the children created artworks reflecting the Year of the Rat for Luna New Year, using crayons, paint, scissors and glue. Today in buddy time they made valentines cards for …

Deputy Head’s Comment

Lower 1st performed in their first Shakespeare production this year and entertained us all with their clear diction and well-rehearsed stagecraft. Every child performed their part with enthusiasm and attention. Every detail had been carefully considered right down to the beautiful character drawings in the program. It was wonderful to see some of our future parents in the audience to see what young children can achieve after one year at school. It is always striking to witness the ability that  such young children have, to connect with the depth of meaning in the words of Shakespeare. Di Renshaw Deputy Headmistress …

Digging up the past

Lower 1st became archaeologists this week and dug up several mysterious artifacts. We discussed what they could be, who used them and how and what they told us about the people who have lived before us. Miss Bower and Miss Marley, Teachers …

100 days!

Lower 1st marked the last day of Term 2 with a special morning tea to celebrate 100 days of school learning! …