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Month: May 2019

Catch up with 1HN

Catch up with 1HN

Hello Families,

We are overdue for an update, but there were some changes to the Blog website and I had a little trouble logging in.  Please accept my apology for the delay.

In the last week in 1HN we have been focusing on some new skills.

During our maths sessions we have been demonstrating our knowledge with data and graph skills.  We created a few different sets of data and tried use a tally chart to record these.  We went out to the car park on a sunny day to make a set of data and it is always fun to take the learning outside.  As the students described, making a tally chart ‘makes the counting easy as you can count by 5’.  Then we had to construct some picture graphs and bar graphs from our data.

We have also looked at what is symmetry and symmetrical lines.  Please ask your child to help you to find 5 objects in your home that are symmetrical and could have a line of symmetry that can run through it.

We also got busy creating a book about Homophones.  These are words that are spelt differently and have different meanings but sound the same. For example; two, to, too.  Our new class book looks fantastic and a great help to try to remember these tricky words.

During our writing sessions we have looked at the structure of Persuasive writing. We are using a structure of ‘A TITLE’, ‘OPENING STATEMENT’, ‘3 REASONS’ and a ‘FINAL POSITION’. Look out for your child to start trying to convince you of a lot of things using their opinion with some facts to back them up!!

We have begun our Inquiry into how technology has changed communication tools over time.  To do this we had to have a few discussions about communication and what it means.  Students did some sorting of communication methods and we tested the speed of a wechat message, an email and a hand-written note delivery.  We also had some student photographers for this work so check out some of the photos below.  Thank you also to families and parents who were able to chat to their child about when the message we sent was delivered and also about the history of postcards.  Students came back in very excited to talk about ‘what my mum or dad said’.

Another highlight was to help Ms. Connie in the garden.  The students had a chance to revitalise our class garden and also went out into the garden to explore the new greenhouse and ‘plant hospital’ out there.  Lots of big smiles doing this task!

Please now have a look at the few photos of this recent learning.



We Invite You

We Invite You

Dear Parents,

We are just past the half way mark with our swimming sessions for G1,2,3, and 4.

Our intention at this stage is that your child is becoming more aware of their

–       Strengths and weaknesses within the water

–       Progress thus far within the 3 strokes and survival skills

–       Specific areas that they need to improve in within the 3 strokes

We encourage you to have a conversation with them by asking open ended inquiry questions – Some examples of questions to engage in conversation are –

–       What did the coach tell you that you were doing well in – BACKSTROKE/BREASTSTROKE/FREESTYLE? (just choose one)

–       Which swimming technique/style do you use when swimming under water?

–       What is your favorite stroke in swimming – why?

–       What do the arms do in – BACKSTROKE/BREASTSTROKE/FREESTYLE? (just choose one)

–       What do the legs do in – BACKSTROKE/BREASTSTROKE/FREESTYLE? (just choose one)

Don’t forget that next week is our open swim week. We invite all parents to come along and see what we do in swimming. All visitors must remain on the viewing deck and no photos are allowed to be taken.

Regards – Kit and Karen


Drawing & Painting

Drawing & Painting

Grade 1 artists have been working hard planning for their final paintings. They have designed a background based on an animal’s habitat that they were interested in. They are currently completing their painted backgrounds with various lines, shapes, and textures. The students are excited to start drawing their chosen animals!

Learning this week

Learning this week

Hello All,

Another fun week comes to a close and with just two days at school, it was a busy two days!

We were updating some of our Portfolios ready to share with our families next Saturday at the Student Led Conference Day.  We are looking forward to sharing our classroom with you.

Yesterday we worked on a writing piece about how animals might feel if they were caged up.  Some students got really creative and showed some wonderful ideas.

We also started a discussion around Facts and  Opinions.  The students were able to clearly distinguish a fact and even discuss what makes a statement.  We then had a look using our Pic Collage app on how to list some Facts and Opinions about animals.

We had a visit to the library today and read a fun book about a cow named Nadine.  She was a funny cow who pretended to be brave and the adventure she went on. See if your child can re-tell the story to you.

We also played a maths game which we called Number Blast off.  This has good links to ordering numbers and place value of numbers.  Ask your child to show you the game if you have time.

It was a fun and productive two days.  I have attached a few different work samples to give you an idea of the learning this week.   Have a great weekend everyone.

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