Class Teacher - Mrs Pyman

Teaching Assistant - Ben

Term 1 Newsletter and Timetable
Chiradzulu Curriculum Newsletter Term 1.
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It's hard to believe that we are already in the final term of this school year. We are so thankful to be 'in' school enjoying the great learning journey together, instead of through a screen. We were able to finish last term with a fun day enjoying an Easter egg hunt and class picnic. We love making happy memories! We were also able to squeeze in a few extra swimming sessions at the beginning of this term, before it got too cold!


This term we have been focusing on storywriting, poetry and instructional writing. The class thought it was hilarious when their teacher started brushing her hair with the toothbrush!  Instructions always need to be clear! It is wonderful to see the progress, especially in the presentation of their work, with writing on the line, finger spaces and detailed illustrations. What a long way they have come! Go Year 1. To link in with our topic of materials, we studied the story Stickman by Julia Donaldson and then created some awesome stick families. 


This term we are having fun with data handling, introduction to simple multiplication using repeated addition and arrays. We are becoming confident with place value and working with numbers across 100. Year 1 are now engineers and problem solvers and are doing really well with using the various strategies they have been taught to find the correct answers. Chiradzulu carried out a traffic survey using tally marks. Have a look at what we found out. We also made a simple block graph of our favourite fruit- Mangoes are a clear favourite! We had a wonderful Maths week, which ended with us all dressing up as '100 year olds' since we have been working so hard on the 100 square!


Our Topic this term is Marvellous Materials and we are busy learning about the various properties of materials and what they are best suited for. We are enjoying simple experiments to discover which material is best suited for certain purposes. In History we have been learning about events beyond living memory and the children chose to learn about the Titanic. In Geography, we have been comparing and contrasting hot and cold countries. 

Lessons, laughter and some learning too!