As part of our inquiry ‘What changes happen in the environment around us?’ we are learning about the seasons and different types of weather. We are investigating wind and how it can change our environment. Designing, making and flying kites was a fun way to explore these ideas, even if it wasn’t a windy day!
Stories, smiles and students shining…that’s our Grade 1 Book Launch.
Through term 3 the Grade 1 students have been learning how to write wonderful narratives. They then proof read their writing, illustrated pages, created front covers and author profiles, all ready to share with their families on our special morning. Congratulations to all of the Grade 1 students! You could be famous authors of the future.
As part of our inquiry unit for term 3 ‘How has family life changed over time?’ the Grade 1 students experienced a Heritage Day at school. Dictation, handwriting and reciting number facts were part of the day. We made butter using cream, a marble and a jar and then ate it on a slice of bread. Olden day games such as pick up sticks, skipping, hula hoops and quoits were also enjoyed by the students. School life has certainly changed over time!
Mrs Sargood visited the Grade 1 students at Apollo Parkways. She spoke about her family and life in colonial Melbourne. Mrs Sargood showed us photos of her mansion, Rippon Lea, and told us about her large family. Students were surprised at how different childhood was for Mrs Sargood’s children to their own and practised handwriting using an ink pen.
Native Australian animals were the focus during our Grade 1 visit to Healesville Sanctuary. We wandered around the Sanctuary observing the animals and their habitats. Kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, emus and native reptiles were just some of the animals were looked at. Highlights included the ‘Birds of Prey’ show and some of us even saw the platypus show. The cheeky white ibis were trying to steal our food but we chased them away. Thank you to all of the wonderful parent helpers that attended and helped make our excursion to Healesville Sanctuary so wonderfully informative and enjoyable!
Our annual Grade 1 Activities Afternoon is a very special event for students. Afternoon tea is served before an exciting tabloid sports event is held on the oval. A barbeque picnic dinner refreshes everyone in preparation for a mini concert that is held in the stadium. The Activities Afternoon is a wonderful way for our students to enjoy time with their friends as the near the end of their year in Grade 1. Thank you to all of the parents and staff that volunteer their time to help make this event possible.