We are excited to read and listen to our student’s understanding of a community during Inquiry. There have been some fabulous definitions of what a community should be and which communities they are in. I do wonder if animals and toys have their own communities.
Beginning next week, class teachers will arrange one-on-one meetings with their students to discuss their portfolios and check in to see how they are doing with remote learning. Your class teacher will get in touch with you to arrange times.
We will also be changing the afternoon help desk, community chat and story time. These sessions will now be combined into one session starting at 1.45pm Tuesday to Friday. Story time will then follow the helpdesk/community chat at 2.15pm. On Mondays there will be storytime only at 2.15pm. Mondays we will continue to hold our parent zoom question time at 1.30pm.
Grade 1 Timetable
Out Inquiry will continue to look and make connections to what a community is and different communities. Our major focus this week will be to look more closely at roles and responsibilities within communities. This is a very important understanding for the students to unlock and will support them to be able to then analyse how communities function successfully.
In Maths students will choose Maths work from the portfolio to share, reflecting on their strengths or progress and their goals for the future. We will continue to work on time, combining addition and subtraction to solve problems in number stories. There will be activities where students will measure the amount of time ( minutes and seconds) that an activity takes and record the results in tables to practice data management. You can support your child, by focussing on schedules for remote learning, diaries, timetables, break times. The more that G1 can apply knowledge in the real world, the deeper the understanding will serve them.
In Literacy we will be reviewing our physical portfolios sent home this week. For three days students will select a piece of work and write an opinion on why they are highlighting this learning. It might be because they enjoyed the lessons, it was interesting, they learned something new or even as simple as they completed it at school with their friends. Our reading groups will continue – changes to reading groups may have happened so check the daily schedule in Seesaw with your child.
G1 weekly Plan Term 3 Week 5 May 17 2021
G1 T3 Week 5 Resources Web
Book Day – Heroes and Superheroes
Friday 21st May, 2021
We are celebrating books online this year. Our theme is to recognise not only superheroes in books and comics, but those around us. Heroes could be mums and dads, doctors, nurses, firefighters, police, Moana, Else/ Ana, Superman, Batman, IronMan…
Students will not attend regular online classes, but instead live the life of a superhero through creative writing, books, music, art and movement. Your child will attend the zoom session based on their grade level.
Prizes will be awarded for the most creative hero costume for
for the most creative family photo of heroes. Photos can be uploaded into Padlet (link provided Monday 17th May) between Monday 17th-21st May. Don’t forget to include the book in the photograph and your child’s name and class.
The day will provide three opportunities to celebrate books and heroes.
Students will begin the day online completing a creative writing task about Heroes and Superheroes. The task will be uploaded onto Seesaw or Google Classroom next Friday for students to complete.
Following, students will be able to join the following zoom sessions based on their Grade level. (Links will sent next week)
Listen to pre-recorded storytime with KIS teachers and staff.
Friday 21st May Timetable
For art, we will be taking inspiration from the unusual trend of artists recreating artworks in food on a slice of bread! Please have ready for the day the photo of your chosen hero; a piece of bread and all the food ingredients you need to recreate your heroes on the bread, including child-friendly knives for slicing.
We hope the day will provide opportunities for your child to celebrate books with both creative ideas and acknowledge those important roles in our community.
Parent and Student Well Being Presentation by Ms. Alex
Parent Forum- Parent and Student Well-being
FInally, here is a small snapshot of the end of this week. We are starting to reflect on our year in G1. We also participated in pyjamas in Mr. Danny’s final PE sequence for the moment.
Have a wonderful weekend.