Literacy and Numeracy Week

On the 29th of August – 4th of September is the National Literacy and Numeracy Week. This week aims to highlight the importance of literacy and numeracy skills for all children and young people. Our school this year will give students the opportunity to get involved in a range of literacy and numeracy activities. Activities:

– Teachers will be reading myths and legends at lunchtimes on Fridays.

– Children will be looking at and voting for their favourite book week book.

– On AUGUST 31ST Dressing up in pyjamas for R.I.B.I.T (Reading In Bed Is Terrific) Day. Children will be asked to bring along a blanket and teddy! More info will be in the newsletter.

On SEPTEMBER 2ND Famous illustratior Craig Smith will be visiting the children. Craig has been illustraing books for 30 years and is famous for illustrating books such as the TOO COOL series, CABBAGE PATCH FIB by Paul Jennings, I HATE FRIDAYS and BILLY THE PUNK.

Click on these website for more information:

http://www.literacyandnumeracy.gov.au/

http://www.craigsmithillustration.com/

The Thing That went Thud

This week we learnt all about ‘th’ words. We discovered that ‘th’ can be found at the start of some words like ‘the’ and ‘this’, that it can come in the middle of words like ‘brother’ and ‘birthday’ and that it can also come at the ends of words like ‘moth’ and ‘month’.

See if you can add at least 2 of each to the wall below!

 

Insect Knowledge and Wonderings by Grade 1B

The Grade 1 children have been working hard in order to share their knowledge about minibeasts. They already know lots of great pieces of information.

They then had lots of questions to ask about certain insects that they wanted to find out more about.

You can read all about the things they know and the questions they have by clicking on each of the front pages below. It will then open up like a book in a new window.

Grade 1B Wonderings

Grade 1C Wonderings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you help us answer any of our questions?