Literacy in Year 1 focuses on continuing to use our Little Learner’s Love Literacy program where students learn to read, write and spell through an explicit and sequential phonics program.
Throughout Term 2, students participate in reading and writing activities that focus on students understanding how the same phoneme (sound) can be represented by different graphemes (letters). Students continue to develop their reading skills by segmenting words and using punctuation when reading aloud. When answering comprehension activities, they will being to develop their understanding of using evidence from the text.
For writing, students continue working on correct letter formation, using their letter-sound knowledge to spell words and writing recounts. Students develop their understanding of uplevelling their writing by editing their writing for basic punctuation such as capital letters and full stops as well as revising their writing to include WOW words.
In Number and Algebra, students use a range of strategies for adding and subtracting numbers, such as using concrete objects, 10s facts and adding 10. They will also be prompted to explain their thinking through the ‘Reasoning’ proficiency. Counting on from a bigger number and using number lines are also introduced for students to add to their problem-solving toolkit. In Measurement and Geometry, students explore time and location and in Statistics and Probability, students pose questions, record data to create simple visual displays and make statements about their data.
During our unit of work ‘Tip Toe Through Our World,’ students participate in STEAM investigations where they explore and learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle as they consider the importance of sustainability.
In Digital Technologies sessions, students continue working on building their skills in using technology and understanding how it works. They will complete a variety of activities in areas of plugged learning (using a device) and unplugged learning (no device). Students will also be using robotics and the software program DB Primary more independently.
During Respectful Relationships, students work collaboratively to recognise and identify emotions in themselves and they compare their emotional responses with those of their peers. Students describe personal strengths, how these strengths contribute to family and school life and ways to care for others.