Grade 1




The Grade 1 teaching team for 2017 is:


1S - Vanessa Sutherland

1C - Allison Carr

1LH - Jan Hookey/ Jane Lamont

1R - Hannah Rose

1B - Rachel Buehler

1D - Dominic Connor

 



THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT GRADE ONE:

Students participate in Literacy (Reading, Writing, Spelling, Word Study, Handwriting and Speaking & Listening) and Numeracy daily.




Literacy

Reading

In Grade One, students learn to read through a program called CAFE. CAFE stands for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Extended Vocabulary and aims to develop balanced readers. Students also participate in guided reading groups and oral presentations

Writing

In Grade One students focus on writing 5 star sentences as well as exploring various text types. Students also participate in weekly word study groups and handwriting activities.


Numeracy
We aim to teach at student's points of need in the areas of: place value, addition, subtraction, counting and fractions. We also cover a range of measurement areas such as: length, shape, time, mass and capacity, as well as the concepts of statistics and probability.


Learning Goals

All students have individual goals for Reading, Writing and Mathematics which are reviewed and updated throughout the year.


Investigations

Investigations is a play based learning program that we find is a great platform for students to continue their early years learning journey at BMPS. Students have many different areas of the classrooms that they can learn in and the activities in these areas come from our Learning Intentions. We then link these activities to our literacy and numeracy lessons throughout the school day. Investigations is also a great opportunity for teachers and students to focus on the whole child - developing their cognitive, social, language, emotional and physical aspect of learning.


Specialist Subjects

Art, Science, Music/Drama, Physical Education, LOTE, Garden and Kitchen.

Classroom teachers take library lessons.


Special Events

Term 2 - Werribee Zoo Excursion

Term 3 - City Experience Excursion

Term 4 - Fairy Tale High Tea, Community Helper Incursion, Cinema and Restaurant Excursion


Communication
Please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you would like to meet with them at any time throughout the year.