Year 1P

Year 1P

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Week 8 in review

WOW! What a big week it has been! We have had a great week of learning in Year 1P and I feel like we haven't had a chance to stop and let you know what we have been doing!

Skip Counting

This week during Maths, we have been exploring the skill of skip counting. We started skip counting by 10’s and we had a wonderful time discovering that if we times a number by 10, all we needed to do was add a zero! (eg. 6 x 10 = 60). We then sang some songs about counting in 10’s and then we felt confident enough to have a go at ordering numbers by 10.up to 100! We got so good at doing this that we started from any point and was able to count up to 100 by 10’s.

We then looked at counting in 5's and 2's and I must say I was very impressed at some children's ability to skip count past 100.  We participated in a range of rotating activities this week which involved sorting 2's, 5's and 10's flash cards into order, using the application doodle buddy to write down our skip counting numbers and represent them with little pictures and finally working in a small group directly with myself to show the pattern of skip counting when looking at the hundreds chart.  Below are some photos of the children during their Math rotations. 

If you would like to do some practise at home, I have uploaded a google doc with flash cards of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s that you can cut out and order at home. This is a great way for your child to consolidate some of the Maths we have been doing in class and relates directly to the to the Year One Western Australian Curriculum outcome within the Number and Algebra strand:

Develop confidence with number sequences to and from 100 by ones from any starting point. Skip count by twos, fives and tens starting from zero(ACMNA012)

I have also included the song we have sung in class if you would like to be involved in the singing side of things (definitely not my forte!).

2's, 5's and 10's flashcards - Simply highlight the address and put it into your URL:

Lots of Socks day to acknowledge World Down Syndrome Day 

On Tuesday the 21st of March the whole school celebrated World Down Syndrome day, it was a wonderful day which we were able to acknowledge and celebrate that everyone is unique and different. I especially love this beautiful photo of both Year One classes, having fun with their friends. 

Year One and Six Buddy Mass 

On Wednesday, we were lucky that the rain held out and we were able to walk down to the church with our Year Six buddies. It was a beautiful morning and we were welcomed into the Parish by Fr Ian and the parishioners. Fr Ian lead a wonderful Mass and all the children were extremely reverent and respectful throughout. See below for some pictures of the children at church. 

Parent interviews

Thank you to those parents who met with me last week, I really appreciate your feedback and I am looking forward to a wonderful year ahead. If you haven't already, could you please put your name down on one of the remaining spots on Wednesday 29th March. 

Friendology PD Day 

On Friday the 31st of March I will be going up to Perth to represent OLC in the UR STRONG Friendology summit at Perth College. I feel very lucky and privileged to be asked to attend and I will be coming back with a sound understanding of the wonderful Social and Emotional program that OLC has taken on. Mrs. Melinda Katana will be taking my place on this day but I will still be available on my emails if you need me. 

Stations of the Cross assembly

As Easter draws closer the school will be holding mini assemblies to represent the different stations of the cross. Year One has been asked to perform the first three Stations of the Cross on Monday the 3rd of April at 9am.  A note will be coming home on Tuesday which explains what part your child will play, some readings which they may need to practise (if they are selected) and a costume they may need (very simple). 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me. 

Many thanks 

Miss Prowse