Sunday, 20 May 2018

Fit for Life

Fit for Life
The Year Ones have been learning about why we need to be active, what happens to our body when we are physically active, the different activities we can do and the equal importance of rest and sleep.
Gavin from the Drama Toolbox visited our school to teach us what happens to our body when we are active and why it’s important to be active and stay healthy. The children learnt about the different parts of the human body; the brain (neurons), lungs, red and white blood cells and the digestive system. The children dressed up as the different body parts, and were instructed on how to act when the body is functioning well compared to when they don't get much sleep and have a poor diet.
In class we have learned more about how resting and getting enough sleep affects our health and well- being.  We learned that children need 10 hours or more sleep a night to grow and thrive!
To reinforce the key understandings of rest and relaxation, the children experienced 4 sessions with ‘Chief’ Paul from Yoganauts. These sessions taught the children about focus, balance, teamwork, positive growth and breathing techniques through a fun and integrated mind and movement program.
As part of this unit we also investigated how to stay Sunsmart. The children undertook a range of experiments to show the importance of being vigilant while enjoying their time outdoors. They thoroughly enjoyed learning the Sunsmart slogan of ‘Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide’!

To reflect on this unit, the children created a personal pledge and also designed a holiday exercise and relaxation routine to empower them to act on what they have learnt.

Year 1 Yoga

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Term 1

What’s on in Year 1 for Term 1?

Dear Parents,

The Year 1 teachers would like to welcome everyone. We are looking forward to an enjoyable and exciting time together.

Our Inquiry Unit this term is called “Fit for Life”. The children will learn about how an active lifestyle improves our feeling of wellbeing. During this unit we will promote the idea that a variety of physical activities are available in our local community. Our in-visit will be with The Drama Toolbox presenting ‘Body Investigators’ on Wednesday 28th February during which we will be looking at the physical changes which occur in our body when we are active. Also we will be participating in a 4 week program beginning 1st March to establish how rest and relaxation is important for our health. This will be run by ‘Yoganauts”.

The handwriting focus for this term will be to reinforce and establish correct work habits as well as re-visit starting points and spacing. Correct pencil grips will be demonstrated and reinforced.
Time will be spent building up high frequency sight words and basic sound graphs, digraphs and blends to assist with the development of both reading and writing skills. The writing focus will be on recounts and procedural texts.

In Literacy we will begin with establishing children’s current reading level. Following this we will commence our reading groups and will be developing their range of reading strategies and ability to comprehend texts.

Please put aside time to read with your child on a daily basis as this home/school partnership is of utmost importance. Strive to make this an enjoyable and stress free time.

The Maths focus for the term is on counting, which includes work on odd and even numbers, money, and basic number patterns.  Work on place value will commence and continue throughout the year. In Measurement, 2D shapes, ‘Days of the Week’ and ‘Months’ will be covered.

Regular weekly homework will focus on daily reading, which includes reading by, with and to your child. Please record the daily reading in your child’s diary under the date the take home book is read. The diary will be checked weekly by the teacher. When Spelling homework commences this will need to be completed nightly.

Looking forward to a terrific term,
Year One Team