Wednesday 28th July: Suggested Learning

Welcome to WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!

Good Morning and welcome back to learning at school for the majority of us. For those who are working on their learning at home we have some learning tasks that you may complete that will be similar to what we do at school!

We are thinking of you all and we miss being in the classroom with you but we look forward to being back together again soon.

Please remember that during this time, your engagement in learning is wonderful to see but your wellbeing is our priority. Take your time completing the below learning tasks and do your best with the resources you have available at home. Don’t forget to share your learning via email or blog reply.

Let’s start our day with a song!

Sound of the Week

Let’s recap the sound of the week – ie.

Follow the video below and sound out each word that has the -ie digraph.

‘ie’ Words | Phonics Phase 3

 

Reading

Please spend 5-10 minutes reading one of your levelled reader books if you have them with you. Otherwise, please enjoy the following audiobook below:

Literacy

For literacy today, continue on the book you have been working on this week. Don’t forget all the things we talk about at school during bookmaking time – writing in full sentences, adding a title, author and picture on the front cover and adding words and drawings to each page in your book.

Recess

Switch off your devices and enjoy a break – have a good snack and chat with your family.

Numeracy

Let’s warm up our brains and sing along to this song about time!

We have been learning a lot about clock and time! Have a watch of the video below.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eGkW3Jnthl

Have a think, what does a clock look like?  Think about the following; the hands, the  digits, what a minute is, what an hour is, etc.

Task – Creating a clock

Students make their own clock using coloured paper, paper plates and split pins. Students annotate their clocks (write minute on the large hand and hour on the small hand).

Play Investigations

For play investigations today, you can choose what activity to do. It could be:

Creating out of lego/blocks

Making a shop

Working on a puzzle

Relaxing to a quiet drawing

Lunch

Switch off your devices and enjoy a break – have a good lunch break and chat with your family.

Health

This activity can be done in a large space with PE equipment hoops or anything similar.

Stand inside your hoop, then lift your hoop above your heads and gently bring it down to the ground. The area inside your hoop is your personal space and no-one may enter your personal space.

Hold your hoop carefully at waist height and walk around the room, without touching anything. This demonstrates respecting everyone’s personal space.

Questions to think about:

  • How might someone know that there is someone else in their personal space? (Responses could include: uncomfortable feelings; feeling crowded; someone touching your body.)
  • What might someone do if they felt a person was in their personal space? (Responses could include: ask the person to move away; please move away; tell someone in their network.)

Fitness

Keeping active is one of the best ways we can take care of ourselves! If possible, you might like to go outside and play, visit the PE Blog for activities, or follow the yoga video below.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Enjoy the rest of your day at home and don’t forget to share any learning via email or the blog.

Tuesday 27th July: Online Learning

Welcome to TERRIFIC  TUESDAY!

Please see a ‘Good Morning’ message from Miss Dowsett! I hope you enjoy the quote by Charlie Mackesy!

Please see a ‘Good morning’ message from Miss Jessop!

 

Things to remember

1) All of the activities may be completed in any order and whenever is convenient for you and your child.We encourage you to provide fitness breaks, walks and free play opportunities in between learning! We will also have suggested brain breaks for you to choose from if you wish!

2) Please remember that during this time, your engagement in learning is wonderful to see but your wellbeing is our priority. Take care of yourselves and your family!

Morning Routine

Join Miss Dowsett as we go through the date and our class calendar today!

Fruit Break

It’s time for a fruit break! Please join us in eating a piece of fruit and watching the below video.

Shared Reading

Join Miss Dowsett for a shared reading of Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley.

 

RECESS BREAK

Please spend some time away from your school work now! Eat some food and spend some time playing!

 

Writer’s Workshop

Please listen to Miss Jessop as she shares our Writer’s Workshop lesson for today.

See Miss Jessop’s T Chart Below

Numeracy

Join Miss Dowsett as she goes through our Numeracy lesson for today! First, watch the video below: ‘What time is it?’

It’s TIME for your turn!

Using any materials you have a home (a paper plate, cardboard, pencils, texts, etc.) make your own clock. Write the numbers from 1 to 12 on your clock. Create a large and small clock hand. Write the word minute on the large hand and the word hour on the small hand. Miss Dowsett used a split pin to hold the two clock hands together. We can give you one when we return to school or you can use any materials that you have at home. We can’t wait to see your own home-made clocks!

Please watch the video below of Miss Dowsett, possum and their clock that they made.

Brain Break

Religion

Make a video explaining the St. Paul’s Cathedral – what some of the features of the church are

Listen to Miss Jessop as she explains our task for today.

Below you will see Miss Jessop’s finished work. For her church she knows there is a big cross out the front of it. For St. Paul’s Cathedral she noticed the beautiful stained glass windows and had her best go at drawing them!

LUNCH

Time for lunch! Eat some food and have a play! While you’re eating you might like to watch Pete the Cat!

 

Spanish

Enjoy spending some time practising your numbers in Spanish!

Then you also might like to listen to the Spanish version of Baby Shark! See if you can sing along, or even have a listen to how the lyrics are different to what we usually hear when we sing in English!

Music

Have some fun practising your rhythm with the below video for music today!

Goodbye!

See a goodbye message from Miss Dowsett

See a goodbye message from Miss Jessop

Don’t forget that you are welcome to share any learning that you get up to at home via reply on the blog or by emailing your class teacher.

Shanay.Dowsett@holyfamily.catholic.edu.au

Katelyn.Jessop@holyfamily.catholic.edu.au

Celebration of Learning

Good Evening 1KJ and 1SD! 

Miss Dowsett and I hope that you had a wonderful day at home with your families and enjoyed engaging in the online learning tasks! Well done for completing your first week of term 3! We are hoping we are back together in the classroom at the end of week 2!

It was fantastic to hear about all the learning you have been doing at home with your families! Well done to the students for sharing their learning during this time.  See some images below of all the wonderful work they completed!

 

Christellar’s Work 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oliver’s Learning

 

Video_1 Video

Will’s Work

Harjas’ Work

Paris’ Work

Brodie’s Work

Miss Dowsett and I invite all families to do the same if you would like to share your child’s learning, and we will continue to post learning in this post at the end of each school day!

All the best,
Miss Jessop and Miss Dowsett

Monday 26th July: Online Learning

Welcome to MARVELLOUS MONDA

Please see a ‘Good Morning’ message from Miss Dowsett!

Please see a ‘Good morning’ message from Miss Jessop!

Things to remember

1) All of the activities may be completed in any order and whenever is convenient for you and your child.We encourage you to provide fitness breaks, walks and free play opportunities in between learning! We will also have suggested brain breaks for you to choose from if you wish!

2) Please remember that during this time, your engagement in learning is wonderful to see but your wellbeing is our priority. Take care of yourselves and your family!

Morning Routine 

Join Miss Jessop as we go through the date and our class calendar today!

 

Fruit Break

Fun Fact: Miss Jessop grew up watching the wiggles and this was one of her favourite songs! Maybe you can listen to it whilst you enjoy your fruit this morning!

Mindfulness

Join Miss Dowsett as we practise being present, centred and grounded on this lovely Monday together!

See below for a photo of Miss Dowsett’s mindfulness activity.

RECESS BREAK

Please spend some time away from your school work now! Eat some food and spend some time playing! See photo’s below of how Miss Jessop and Miss Dowsett will spend their recess break!

Miss Jessop’s dog – Archie!

Miss Jessop’s dog – Jax

Miss Dowsett will be spending some time outside with Cody! 

 

Shared Reading:

Join Miss Jessop for a shared reading of Millie-Mae in Winter By. Natalie Marshall.

Sound of the week:

 

Brain Break:

Health:

Join Miss Dowsett as she goes through our Health lesson for today!

LUNCH BREAK

Time for lunch! Eat some food and have a play! Also enjoy a song break!

 

Religion: 

Join Miss Jessop as she explains our Religion lesson for today!

And now Miss Jessop will explain our religion task to us.

Investigations:

Spend the rest of your afternoon engaging in some play based learning investigations! You can use your imagination for this, just like you do when you’re at school!

Goodbye! 

Goodbye from Miss Dowsett!

Goodbye from Miss Jessop!

Don’t forget that you are welcome to share any learning that you get up to at home via reply on the blog or by emailing your class teacher.

Shanay.Dowsett@holyfamily.catholic.edu.au

Katelyn.Jessop@holyfamily.catholic.edu.au

Friday 23rd July: Online Learning

Welcome to fabulous Friday!

Please see a ‘Good Morning’ message from Miss Jessop!

Please see a ‘Good Morning’ message from Miss Dowsett!

 

Things to remember

1) All of the activities may be completed in any order and whenever is convenient for you and your child.We encourage you to provide fitness breaks, walks and free play opportunities in between learning! We will also have suggested brain breaks for you to choose from if you wish!

2) Please remember that during this time, your engagement in learning is wonderful to see but your wellbeing is our priority. Take care of yourselves and your family!

Mindfulness

Let’s start our day with some mindfulness. Listen to Miss Jessop talk us through what we will be doing!

 

Some music to help you with your mindfulness.

Reading/Literacy

Please spend 5-10 minutes reading one of your levelled reader books if you have them with you. Otherwise, please enjoy a shared reading from Miss Dowsett:

 

Fitness Break

Keeping active is one of the best ways we can take care of ourselves! Please go outside and enjoy some fresh air for a fitness break. You may like to set up your own obstacle course, or go on a scavenger hunt and count how many yellow/green/blue things you can spot in your backyard!

OR

enjoy this GoNoodle!

Sound of the week

Our letter sound this week is the sound ‘oa’.  Spend some time viewing the below video

Can you find some ‘oa’ words in your house? Below you will see images of what Miss Dowsett and Miss Jessop could find!

throat

soap

raincoat

Miss Dowsett loves… toast!

Goat

Numeracy

For Numeracy we are going to continue looking at time durations. Today, we will be making our own ‘days of the week’ book. Watch the following video of Miss Dowsett explaining the task below.

We are grateful! 

See an image below of Miss Jessop’s and Miss Dowsett’s! You might like to also spend some time decorating your hand!

Miss Jessop’s hand

 

Miss Dowsett’s hand

 

Goodbye!

Please see a ‘Goodbye’ message from Miss Dowsett and Miss Jessop! Have a great weekend!

Don’t forget that you are welcome to share any learning that you get up to at home via reply on the blog or by emailing your class teacher.

Shanay.Dowsett@holyfamily.catholic.edu.au

Katelyn.Jessop@holyfamily.catholic.edu.au

Read aloud with Miss Jessop

Good morning and happy Thursday Year 1’s!

 

This morning I have recorded a story for you to enjoy with your families – I read one of my favourite books by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers,  The crayons’ book of colours! 

While you are watching me read today, I would love you to think of some feedback that you can give me based on my reading. Remember the important things we’ve been talking about that help us be an effective reader!

 

Enjoy the story! I look forward to hearing what you thought of the story! And if you have some extra time today, maybe you might like to draw a picture using all of the colours you can! Wishing you all the best with another day with your learning at home.

Miss Jessop & Miss Dowsett!

Thursday 22nd July: Online Learning

Good morning year 1s and welcome to another wonderful day of online learning! We hope that yesterday went well and that you are all continuing to stay safe, healthy and happy during this time.

Please note that during the late morning/early afternoon, Miss Jessop and myself will be contacting you to check-in and see how you are going. This will take place via a phone call with your parents.

We have been working together as a year 1 team to put together the learning for you to complete at home. We are also practicing enjoying the little things in life and had a laugh together on the phone, changing our faces with different filters to be a little bit silly!

Please remember that during this time, your engagement in learning is wonderful to see but your wellbeing is our priority. Please see below the suggested learning tasks for today. Please take your time completing these and do your best with the resources you have available at home.

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Literacy

Reading

Please spend 5-10 minutes reading one of your levelled reader books if you have them with you. Otherwise, please enjoy the following audiobook below:

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Writer’s Workshop

For Writer’s Workshop we are continuing to discuss how students can be effective readers to an audience. If possible, we ask that you spend some time with your child and discuss what effective reading sounds like. You may like to focus on the tone and pitch of voice, different voices for different characters, and using noises for extra effect.

Show them the video below, which outlines Michael Rosen’s top tips for performing poems and stories. Ask them to name and notice the strategies the author uses to perform his books.

Then show them the video below, asking them to name and notice any of the tips used Michael Rosen. Do you think she uses an ‘expert’ tone or ‘story’ tone?

Following your discussion about effective reading strategies, students are able to continue working on a book of their choice, or start a new one. Remind students that authors use words and pictures in their writing to make their book interesting. Likewise, we are all brave spellers who always stretch our sounds out and try our best!

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Fitness Break

Keeping active is one of the best ways we can take care of ourselves! If possible, you might like to go outside and play, visit the PE Blog for activities, or follow the yoga video below.

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Science

In Science this term, we have started learning about how materials can be physically changed. We have discussed how we can change a material by scrunching, squishing, stretching, pulling, twisting, knotting, folding, and bending.

Today, we are focusing on the ability to bend a material. Ask your child to stand and move parts of their body to demonstrate bending:

What can you bend on your body?

Can you bend it back again?

Why do think we are able to bend our knees and elbows?

What words describe ‘bending’?

What objects or materials can be bent? (Look around the house and see if you can find any).

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Task instructions:

In your learning journal, write and draw as many objects or materials you can think of that can be bent without breaking or changing the original shape. You might want to think back to our lesson on Monday, where we looked at bending a plastic spoon, a piece of paper and a string to help you with your brainstorming.

Your title for this page is:

Bend it!                           22/07/21

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Brain Break

It’s time to get up and get your groove on! Please dance along to the following video for our brain break!

Trolls: Can’t Stop The Feeling | GoNoodle

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Health

In Health this term, we are learning about the importance of keeping safe by recognising the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touch. To begin, we ask that you spend some time with your child to discuss the importance of personal space; what it is, why it is important, and why we must respect everyone’s personal space.

Following this discussion, please view the video below and ask your child how someone might know that there is someone else in their personal space. They might discuss feeling uncomfortable, crowded or touched. What might they do if they felt someone was in their personal space?

Task instructions:

In your learning journal, create a detailed drawing of someone inside someone else’s personal space. Around your picture, list your responses to the questions asked by your parent:

How might someone know that there is someone else in their personal space?

What might someone do if they felt a person was in their personal space?

Your title for this page is:

Personal space                          22/07/21

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Physical Education

Please visit the PE Blog to see today’s Sport lesson, which focuses on throwing and target games. If you don’t have sporting equipment, be creative! You can always use rolled up socks for a ball and a washing basket for a target.

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Don’t forget that you are welcome to share any learning that you get up to at home via reply on the blog or by emailing your class teacher.

Shanay.Dowsett@holyfamily.catholic.edu.au

Katelyn.Jessop@holyfamily.catholic.edu.au

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Wednesday 21st July: Online Learning

Good Morning and welcome to our first day of online learning!

We hope that you are your families are staying safe and healthy during this time. Please see below for some suggested learning tasks for today. Please take your time completing these and we only ask that you do your best with the resources you have available at home.

Literacy

Reading

Please spend 5-10 minutes reading one of your levelled reader books if you have them with you. Otherwise enjoy the following audiobook below:

 

Writer’s Workshop

In Writer’s workshop this term, we are discussing ways to be an effective reader through modelled reading to an audience. If it is possible, we ask that you spend some time with your child and discuss what effective reading looks/sounds like. This may be things such as; where the book is held, clarity and volume of your voice, eye contact, etc.

Show them the video below, and ask them to notice and name the things the reader has done that made the story more engaging.

Once you have had a discussion about effective reading, student using their clear folder (sent home with them yesterday), they can continue working on a book of their choice, or start a new one. Remind students that authors use words and pictures in their writing. We always stretch our sounds out and have our best go!

Numeracy

In maths this term, we have started learning about time. We have discussed all of the things that we already know about time and students shared things like

  • Time helps you know when to do things
  • Your alarm helps you wake up for school in the morning
  • The clock has numbers from 1-12
  • The hands on the clock move slowly
  • There is day time and night time
  • When a day passes it has been 24 hours
  • There are 7 days in a week
  • There are about 30 days in a month
  • You have your birthday in one month
  • There are 4 seasons – this is the one we are going to focus on today!

Enjoy this song we sung together yesterday – but just remember that in Australia, we call ‘fall’ AUTUMN

Task instructions:

In your learning journal that you took home yesterday (black cover, spiral bound), create a detailed drawing of what you know about the seasons.

If you don’t have your learning journal at home, this can be done on any piece of paper you have.

Divide your page into four sections just like in the video – one section for each season.

In each section, use drawings and words to describe what that season looks like, sounds like and feels like. Don’t forget to add lots of details like the strong mathematicians and scientists you are, filling the page with colour and annotations. Add the name of each season too!

Your title for this page is:

                   Seasons                          21.7.21

Don’t forget that you are welcome to share any learning that you get up to at home via reply on the blog!