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Year 1 Week Ahead Information

20 May 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 1.

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Information and Reminders
Thank you to all parents who attended the IPC exit point this week. We hope you were as proud of your children as their teachers were. It was wonderful to see them confidently explaining and sharing their learning with you. The effort and time they put into making their stop motion and silent films was highly commendable.

Stars of the week
Year 1A: Julius Lai & Joseph Shieh
Year 1B: Taferine Goh
Year 1C: Clement Le Godec & Marcus Croasdale

PE Timetable
1A Tuesday - Swimming; Friday - Athletics
1B Tuesday - Athletics; Friday - Swimming
1C Monday –
No Swimming, please bring PE kit instead; Friday – Athletics


In English this week, the children will read the story ‘The Smiley Shark.’ They will use the text as a stimulus for understanding how to add prefixes and suffixes to change the meaning of a word. This information and knowledge will then be used to help them write a set of instructions guiding a shark to hidden treasure.

The Mathematics skills we will be concentrating on this week are to, use specific language to describe position and movement. This will be applied to number, shapes, arrays and fractions.

The children will program Bee Bots to follow a set of instructions. They will write instructions using a key to help them understand the different directions and movements the Bee Bot can use.

The Personal Goal we will be focusing on this week is 'Resilience.'

This week the children will develop their artistic skills.

‘As Artists’ they will explore how to mix different powder paints to create different shades and textures. This knowledge will be used to help them paint their own ocean scene linked to the story 'The Smiley Shark.'