Sunday, November 12, 2017

Week 6 information

Good afternoon parents,

A few messages for this week...

Chicken Pox
There has been a reported case of the chicken pox in Year One. As there has only been one isolated case reported, we can not send out an official letter to parents just yet. Please visit your local GP if you have any concerns ASAP.

Washing of tea towels 
It has been a busy term and we have been using a lot of tea towels in our wet area. I was just wondering if there was any parents that wouldn't mind taking home a bag of tea towels to wash? I will have a few bags at pick up today and tomorrow if you can help out - Thank you in advance! 

OLC Christmas Concert and Awards Night 
The annual OLC Christmas concert will be happening on Wednesday the 6th of December. This is not compulsory to attend but I know from personal experience that the children thoroughly enjoy the night! 

Boardies Day 
Boardies Day for Smith's Beach surf life saving club will be happening on Friday December 1st. The children are encouraged to come in their boardies and faction shirt and bring a gold coin donation to support a great community run club.

Orientation Day for Year Two 
The children will be visiting their new Year Two class on Friday 1st of December and spend an hour with their new teacher experiencing a morning in their new class. I'm sure they will be very excited to meet their new teachers!

I think that is all for now...have a lovely afternoon.

Miss Rundle

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Post from Miss Bolton

Over the last four weeks in year 1R we have learnt many things!


In maths, we have learnt how to gather data by asking our friends which was their favourite fruit, animal and fairy tale. We really enjoyed data and were very successful in making picture and bar graphs. When we had finished data we moved onto measurement. In measurement so far we have learnt about length and capacity. We explored the length of different items in our classroom using blocks, dominoes and pop sticks. We partnered up to measure ourselves and compared our heights to our classmates. When learning about capacity we have used cups sand to fill objects and recorded how many cups they held.


Science has been very exciting discovering how food changes when it is heated and cooled. We explored the properties of popcorn as it changed from a kernel. This week we are investigating how eggs change and the variety of ways we can cook eggs.


In art we have been exploring texture and how different materials feel. We created a texture hand with 5 different textures. We also used amazing descriptive words for the textures. Some of the textures were bumpy and rough, others were smooth and silky.


I have been taking guided reading over the last 4 weeks and I am impressed with the knowledge and understanding your children have developed in such a short amount of time. We have learnt how to make predictions using the cover of a book and connect the character and events in the book to ourselves and our lives. We have also begun to use speech marks and write our own sentences using speech marks.


I have truly enjoyed my four weeks in this amazing and positive learning environment. I have made connections with every child and can see their potential to grow into fantastic members of our society.

Miss Bolton

Monday, October 30, 2017

Would You Like A Pet Silkworm?

Over the last few weeks 1R and 1P have been looking after silk worms. They have loved feeding the silkworms and watching them grow.  As the silk worms have grown they have become too big and we need to re-home a few. If your child would like to take a silkworm home to have as a pet, they can bring in a jar or shoe box to school. All they need to look after the silkworms is a container preferably a cardboard box and lots of mulberry leaves. This website has lots of information on how to look after silkworms.

Silkworm Information

Monday, October 16, 2017

Welcome Miss Bolton!

Dear Parents and Care Givers,

Over the next four weeks I will be helping out in the year 1R classroom as well as teaching lessons. This is part of my 2nd year Bachelor of Education degree which I am completing at Edith Cowan University in Bunbury. I will be working with the students in small groups and whole class activities. To help you get to know me better I have written a little bit about myself.

I was born in Zimbabwe and have always loved animals. Many of my earliest memories are with some of Africa's most amazing animals. Since a young age I have always wanted to be a teacher as I have always loved school and had positive relationships with my teachers. Later when I moved to Australia I developed my passion for the outdoors and adventure. I have scuba dived on the SWAN wreck, sailed Shark Bay and climbed to the top of the highest treetop lookout in the world. Just to name a few of my amazing adventures. I love animals. I have two dogs, Dexter and Duke. Sebastian is my ginger cat who loves to help me prepare for lessons.

I am looking forward to getting to know both you and the students. If you have any questions regarding our role in the classroom over this period, please don’t hesitate to speak to me.

Miss Amy Bolton



Monday, October 9, 2017

Term 4 Update

Good Afternoon Parents,
I hope you all had a lovely holiday with your children over the past two weeks. We certainly had some exciting holiday news to share with each other this morning! Here are a few things to not as we commence Term Four of Year One.

Think Mentals/Homework
Next Friday 20th October units 16 and 17 are due to be completed in the Think Mentals book. Sight words and home readers are continuing as a part of our homework program in Term Four. Please remember to note each text that your child reads in their reading logs to avoid the same readers going home multiple times.

Calendar Orders
Our Calendar Art is in a display file by the classroom door. If you would like to purchase your child's artwork orders need to be in by this Friday 13th October.


Prac Student
Next week we will have Miss Amy Bolton commencing her four week teaching prac in our classroom. The Year Ones already had a visit from Miss Bolton last term. Stay tuned for more information about Miss Bolton on our upcoming blog posts.

Rosters
The news roster for Term 4 went home last term and our Parent Help Roster is up on the pin up board outside the classroom. Due to Miss Bolton being here from weeks 2-5 we are not requesting parent help until week 6 of this term.

Assembly
Year 1R and 1P are coming together to present a Prayer Assembly on Friday 20th October (week 2). By then end of this week, some children will have reading parts to practice in their homework folders. Your assistance with helping at home is much appreciated!

Have a great first week!

Miss Rundle

Thursday, September 21, 2017

End of Term Three Information


Shoe Boxes
Thank you all for your generous donations with the shoe boxes. They are being picked up this Friday and will be sent off to reach their destination by Christmas. The children had fun putting their items together and boxing their gifts up during our Religion lesson last week.

Think Mentals
This Friday units 14 and 15 are due to be completed in the Think Mentals book. During the week we reviewed the concept of 'near doubles', an important mental calculation strategy that is addressed in the Think Mentals text.

Spelling/Sight Word Revision

Below is the link to the spelling sounds covered in our differentiated spelling groups this term: 
Although there is no homework allocated for holidays, it would be a great idea to revise the sounds that your child had been learning in their spelling group across the term. Just ask your child what colour group they are in! The holidays are also a fantastic time to revise sight words, I will make sure that all homework folders go home over the holidays so that your child has their sight words at home.

Calendar Orders
Our Calendar Art is in a display file by the classroom door. If you would like to purchase your child's artwork orders need to be in by Friday 13th October (week 1 of next term).

Prac Student
In week 2 next term we will have Miss Amy Bolton completing her four week teaching prac in our classroom. The Year Ones have already had a visit from Miss Bolton this week. Stay tuned for more information about Miss Bolton on our upcoming blog posts.

Colouring In Competition
Last week, some colouring in forms went home for the South West Wellness Expo. If your child wishes to enter their colouring into the competition, their entry must be at school by this Friday (tomorrow).

Rosters
The news roster for Term 4 went home today and our Parent Help Roster is up on the pin up board outside the classroom. Due to Miss Bolton being here from weeks 2-5 we are not requesting parent help until week 6 of next term.

Chicken Pox
There has been a reported case of the chicken pox in Year One. As there has only been one case reported, we can not send out an official letter to parents just yet. Please visit your local GP if you have any concerns over the holidays.

Assembly
Year 1R and 1P are coming together to present a Prayer Assembly on Friday 20th October (week 2). There will be no costumes required for this assembly and we will send allocated reading parts home early next term.

Thank you all for another wonderful term in Year One! I hope you enjoy a lovely holiday making the most of the time you have with your families. Bring on the Spring sunshine and warm weather again!

Miss Rundle

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Week 9 Information

Good afternoon parents,

Below are some messages about a few thing coming up this week and next.....less than two weeks left!

Throws Winners

Congratulations to our winners for the throws -
Boys: Hudson (1st), Kai (2nd), Spencer (3rd) and Jacob (4th)
Girls: Sunny (1st) Piper (2nd) Eva (3rd) and Leila (4th)

All the children participated so well and showed great sportsmanship!




Sports Carnival

Team games and running events will be held Thursday 14th at 9.15am.

The Sports Carnival on Thursday will run until approximately lunchtime (this is an approximate as the school is getting bigger, it may run for a little longer)

The reply slip from the newsletter is required TO BE GIVEN TO THE CLASS TEACHERS  TOMORROW if you wish to take your child/ children home early.

Children can bring their recess andlLunch as normal and limited canteen choices will be available on the day.

Wonnerup House Excursion this Friday

The children are getting excited for their excursion this Friday and we have been completing a few olden days activities in the class. The children are very excited to be dressing up in their olden days costumes. We ask for your child to bring sip and crunch and recess as normal and their lunch in a clearly labelled plastic bag (please no lunch boxes) with a water bottle. We are hoping for some lovely weather so keep your fingers crossed!

Spelling Review

It's that time of the year again where we are testing the children's spelling sounds. Next Monday the children will be having their end of term spelling review. If you would like to practise some sound with your children, the table of sounds are below. Your child should know what group they are in, otherwise please email me if they are unsure.

Click here: Term 3 Sound Review Page 

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Many Thanks

Miss Rundle