Over rhe last week Grade 1B and 1C have been learning all about families. We have shared family photos, read stories about different families, written about what we like doing with our families and talked about jobs in the family. One of the children’s favourite activities was reading the story ‘Boss for a Week.’ After reading the children were asked to come up with 2 of their own rules if they were the boss of the house. Some of their ideas are quite entertaining, we hope you enjoy them!
This week in grade one we have learnt all about adding two numbers together. In order to get us engaged Miss Hunichen and Mrs Hollands showed us some excellent addition videos from the Sesame Street website. You can sher these videos with your friends and family by clicking on the blue links below!
The Add’ems Family
It all Adds Up song with Elmo
You can practise your adding skills by clicking on the links below to play addition games!!
What have you learnt about addition?
Are there things around the house that you can add?
Over the last 2 weeks the grade one children have been learning about all kinds of safety in Rotation. During Rotation with Miss Hunichen we have focussed on Cyber Bullying and how to be safe when online.
In order to do this we have been using a series of short videos called Hector’s World. So far we have watched the first 2 videos from the ‘Keeping Your Personal Information Safe’ section. There are 3 more videos in this section which the children will view at school over the rest of this term.
You might like to view the first 2 videos again with your child and then discuss the story line with them.
Click on the links below to view the videos.
Episode 1 – Details, Details
Episode 2 – Welcome to the Carnival
What have you learnt from Hector’s World?
Who is your favourite character from Hector’s World?
This week we have really enjoyed learning lots of things by watching different videos from the Sesame Street website.
Vote for your favourite Sesame Street character below!
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Next week, the Grade One and Two children will begin their swimming program at Gisborne Aquatic Centre. Children will be partaking in eight 45 minute swimming lessons. Children will be divided in a number of groups depending on their skill level, confidence and prior swimming experience. It would be great to have as many parents possible helping out. If there are any dads that can assist with supervising the male change rooms please let us know! It is a great experience for all children and we look forward to seeing our “future” olympic swimming champions!
Week One (28th Feb- 1st Feb): Children are in the pool from 2.00pm – 2.45pm.
Week Two (7th Feb, 9th Feb and 11th Feb): Children are in the pool from 11.45am – 12.30pm.
What are you looking forward to most about going swimming with your class?
Do you participate in swimming lessons apart from school?
Would you like to be a olympic swimmer one day?
Today in grade 1 we learnt all about words with the ‘an‘ sound in them. We came up with an excellent list of 3 and 4 letter words and were even able to think of some long words like January!
Read the following rhymes and see if you can add the ‘an‘ words to the Wall with a stciky note! (Click on ‘Post a Sticky’)
Dan needs a van
So he had a plan
And ran to the man
Whose name is Stan
He owns the van
Which is new and tan.
“Can you sell me your van?”
Yes, I can!” said Stan to Dan.
See if you can think of any other ‘an’ words
to add to the wall
Since starting grade one we have been learning all about Rhyming words. We have read lots of different books with rhyming words in them like: Mr McGee and the Blackberry Jam, Tough Ol Teddy, In my Backyard, Dragon in a Wagon, Mr McGee, Fox in Sock, Mr McGee goes to Sea and lots of others.
We have completed lots of rhyming activities from matching pictures and sentences to creating our very own class rhyming book.
On the Sesame Street website we found these excellent videos about rhyming words. In the first video see if you can hear all of the rhyming words. Click the blue writing below!
In this second video Bert and Ernie are playing a rhyming game. See if you can play the same sort of game with your family. Click the blue writing below to watch the video!
Click on the blue writing below to play a rhyming game on the Sesame Street website.