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Early Learning Notices Year 1A McGilchrist Year 1A has had another fantastic week and have been busy doing lots of things within the classroom. In Literacy, Year 1A has started looking at procedural texts, and enjoyed joining Year 1D to learn about the different components associated with this text type. Students learnt about the importance of having a title, goal, materials and steps within their own procedures. Year 1A did fantastic work during their Big Write, writing their own procedure for Brushing your Teeth. Students have also written their own procedural texts for Making a Jam Sandwich and Fairy Bread. Students in Year 1A were even lucky to use their very own procedure to make their own fairy bread. During Numeracy, students have continued to look at place value and two dimensional shapes. Students have developed confidence when modelling two and three digit numbers. They have enjoyed using MAB blocks and their personal whiteboards to assist throughout these tasks. Students in Year 1A have developed confidence when identifying the value of a number in relation to its position. We have also enjoyed exploring the different features of two dimensional shapes and had fun using geoboards and rubber bands to create examples of these. We even had fun using two dimensional shapes to create our very own shape monsters. This week students commenced their Science unit, Living Things. We enjoyed learning about the differences between living and non-living things and were able to brainstorm many examples of each. We are looking forward to exploring further into this topic and being able to grow our very own plant. Year 1A has had lots of fun this week presenting their mystery box news. It has been wonderful seeing students use different types of questioning as a means of gathering information. Please feel free to come in to have a look at the wonderful work your child has been doing in Year 1A. Congratulations to Josh, Dylan and Barnaby for receiving Merit Awards this week. Melanie McGilchrist Year 1B McCartney We have had another fantastic week in Year 1B. The children have been working hard on their Big Writing. This week we joined Miss Mizons class, Year 1D, to look at Procedural Texts. The children created fantastic procedural texts for How to Brush your Teeth. Max Menzies did an excellent job acting out how we brush our teeth and talking us through the steps. The children all worked extremely well together. In Numeracy, the children have been working on two dimensional shapes and chance. They have enjoyed going on a Shape Hunt around the school, using the IPads to take photographs of objects that have a two dimensional shape. Poppy, Isabelle and Logan enjoyed working as a team with their IPad to spot the shapes. In Literacy, the children have been focusing on the qu sound and have enjoyed making quacking ducks. They have begun using their dictionaries this week, learning how to locate words in their dictionaries and discover the meaning of their spelling words. In History, the children have enjoyed exploring playground games in the past and making comparisons with the games which they play today. The children enjoyed playing some playground games from the past such as hopscotch and marbles. Your child may like to show you how to play these at home. This week children have also been accessing Study Ladder to complete some of their homework tasks. We would like to say a big thank you to Mr. Jones and Oliver who brought in their steam engine this week to share with us all. It was very interesting and the children had lots of questions. This was an excellent resource which helped us extend our learning of the past. Sarah McCartney Year 1D Hartley This week we have started focusing on procedure writing during our Big Write. We learnt about what parts are in a procedure and the importance of using verbs in our sentences. Also, as part of our Literacy focus this term, the Year 1 program is emphasising the practise of sight words. Students have been given words from the Magic 200 list to practise reading. When students feel confident to be tested on these words, without sounding, they will be tested to see if they are ready for the next list. This is to be incorporated into the nightly reading homework. Students becoming more automatic with these words helps to improve fluency within their reading and writing. Please see me if you have any questions about the sight words within the homework. Also this week we have looked at fractions in Mathematics. There are many games on study ladder aimed at developing students number skills. If you have not accessed study ladder yet, please do so with the password provided in the homework books. We are beginning our Science program and focusing on living and non-living things. Students will develop their knowledge in relation to differences between these and engage in some fun Science challenges. Thank you for supporting your child with their homework. Every week homework is being returned on time and completed. We are focusing on practising our words every night and particularly our sound, so that we can use these more effectively in our everyday writing. Cristina Hartley Year 2A Howe We have had another hard working week in Year 2A. In Literacy this week we wrote another creative piece about their journey on a pirate ship. In Mathematics we discussed addition and subtraction. We started adding and subtracting two number sums. Despite this being challenging two The Essington School Darwin 3 Junior School Report

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