Good evening parents,
We had an absolutely wonderful first day of Year One! If you children are anything like me, I'm sure they will be very tired.
We started the day with some games to get to know each of the children's names. The children loved playing the 'Cookie jar game' altogether! We then moved into a bit of dance and movement and I introduced the children to the brain break website 'Go Noodle' - which many of the children had previously experienced and loved.
We then spoke about our holidays and completed a writing activity where we wrote three sentences about what we did and drew a picture to accompany it. I was so impressed with some of the children's writing! The next stop was a tour around the school which showed the children where they sit for lunch, where they can go to the canteen and the best part, the Nature play ground!
After recess, we started our Maths session and counted all the way to 100 together! We then looked at our friends of 10, which comprised of two numbers that added together to make 10. We used unifix cubes and made the different sets of 10 as a class. This hands on maths experience proved to be a wonderful way for the children to work together.
The afternoon was our creation and play time where we explored our classroom resources and used them to build, make and invent some outstanding structures. Some children loved the book corner and other children played turn taking games such as Guess Who and Pop up Pirate.
We ended the day with a visit to the Library where Mrs. Meyer read a story and the children were also allowed to borrow a book.
We had a great first day and I can't wait for the rest of the year!
Thank you for your ongoing support