Year 1

Term Three - 2018

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Welcome back, we hope that everyone had an enjoyable and restful break!


READING

This term in Reading, we will be focusing on the Comprehension Strategies of Visualising, Questioning and Text Structures and Features. We are beginning the term with Visualising, which is an important Comprehension Strategy. Students will be asked to visualise (or imagine) a range of events, characters and settings from books and poems. They will be encouraged to use adjectives while sharing their visualisations. Later in the term, we will be concentrating on building students’ ability to ask and answer literal and inferential questions to assist students to further comprehend their texts. Finally, we will focus on the Text Structures and Features of non-fictions texts.

Students will continue to be supported to develop fluency, correct phasing and expression in preparation for Reading and Writing Together is Magic (RWTIM).


WRITING

This term, students will be very busy producing a range of poetry and procedural texts. Students will explore, write and publish a range of poetry to present during Reading and Writing Together is Magic. Students will investigate the text structures of a procedural text and how ‘command verbs’ and time connectives’ support in sequencing our ideas and giving instructions. Throughout the term, there will be an ongoing emphasis on spelling patterns and blends, verbs, adjectives and editing and revising writing.

 

NUMERACY

This term the Numeracy concepts we will be covering are addition, multiplication, time, capacity, length, location and area. Our Numeracy sessions will continue to include explicit instruction and modelling, along with the opportunity for students to practise and demonstrate new skills and share/reflect with their classmates. Students will receive support through a range of open-ended activities. Teachers will plan challenging yet achievable tasks to meet the learning needs of all students. Numeracy Fluid Groups will continue this term to further meet the individual needs of students in the area of Number.

 

INQUIRY

This term our Shared Inquiry will be based around Design and Technologies. The students will be developing their understanding of the design process through engaging STEM activities.  They will work collaboratively to identify problems and create design solutions.  Students will test and evaluate their creations and modify their design based on their findings.

 

If you have any questions or concerns throughout the term, please contact your child’s teacher and remember to check your emails to continue to stay updated through our eNews.

 

Kind Regards,

The Year One Team

 

Kylie Missen (1M) missen.kylie.l@edumail.vic.gov.au

Tania Brown (1Br) brown.tania.l@edumail.vic.gov.au

Robyn Law (1L) law.robyn.r@edumail.vic.gov.au

Danielle Buttigieg – Team Leader (1B) buttigieg.danielle.d@edumail.vic.gov.au