Year 1 Class Page

Welcome to the Year 1 Class Page.

Important:  Parent / Teacher Interviews
Please ensure you have made an appointment to see your child's class teacher. These are available on-line. If these times do not suit you, you can approach your child's teacher to organise another more suitable. Mrs Rowles and Mrs Suartama are available some mornings before school. If you have been in recently to see your child's teacher to discuss their report already, there is no need for you to make an additional appointment. 

At SPX our students are developing skills for building positive responsible relationships, and are practising using these strategies in the classroom and the playground, so that they can use them effectively in their lives and become more resilient. The teaching of interpersonal relationships is linked with the School Positive Behaviours for Learning (SPB4L) and Personal Development and Health Syllabus. 
The children have been explicitly taught the three step process to assist them with coping and dealing with classroom and playground situations. 
Step 1 
Stop it, I don't like what you are doing or saying. It is also a good idea if they can tell the person specifically what they do not like.
Step 2
Please stop doing or saying that. I don;t like it.
Step 3
I have asked you to stop what you are doing. I have asked you three times and I am going to tell the teacher.
1B - Mrs Suartama
1R - Mrs Rowles
Library - Mrs Nughes
PE - Mrs Olima


Week 9 - 25th - 29th Jun

25/6 Library and PE


27/6  PE


29/6 Assembly 

Week 10 - 2nd - 6th Jul

2/7 Library and PE


4/7  PE


6/7  Assembly and Last Day of Term 2


Week 1 - 23rd - 27th Jul

23/7 - Pupil Free Day

24/7 - Athletics Carnival


26/7 - Grandparents Day


Week 2 - 30th - 3rd Aug

Week 3 - 6th - 10th Aug

Week 4 - 13th - 17th Aug

Week 5 - 20th - 24th Aug

Week 6 - 27th - 31st Aug

Week 7 - 3rd - 7th Sep

Week 8 - 10th - 14th Sep

Week 9 - 17th - 21st Sep

Week 10 - 24th - 28th Sep


Week 1 - 15th - 19th Oct

Week 2 - 22nd - 26th Oct

Week 3 - 29th - 2nd Nov

Week 4 - 5th - 9th Nov

Week 5 - 12th - 16th Nov

Week 6 - 19th - 23rd Nov

Week 7 - 26th - 30th Nov

Week 8 - 3rd - 7th Dec

Week 9 - 10th - 14th Dec

Week 10 - 17th - 21st Dec

Sport: Monday and Wednesday
Mass: Year 1 Parish Mass Friday 1st June 2018 at 9:30 am and Whole School Mass Friday 15th June 2018 at 9:30 am.               
Assembly: Friday 8th June 2018 at 2:10 pm

Dismissal - please ensure that a teacher gains eye contact or gives you a wave to acknowledge that they have seen you before they allow your child to leave.

Absences - If your child is sick, please keep them at home. When notifying the school of an absence, please provide a written note, email or phone call.
An Exemption from school form is required for absences that are for 10 or more days. Please contact the office. 

Parent Interviews
Reasons: Academic, social, emotional or behaviour. (Please make a time so we can give the issue the attention it needs, as opposed to on the run catch-ups). Parents can make an appointment through the school office or by contacting the teacher directly. 

Please be aware teachers have staff meetings on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. The teachers are not available at these times.

If your child is having a birthday, they are welcome to bring in lolly pops or similar items. Please be aware that many children have allergies and are not allowed to eat cake with egg, gluten or items with traces of nuts. Please do not feel that you have to send anything in.

Please ensure that your child has all of their belongings clearly marked. 

Munch and Crunch: This is a snack that the children will have in the morning session during English time. Please ensure that your child has fruit or vegetables only and nothing that is too messy/sticky, eg. oranges etc. They may prefer that you have it cut up and put in a container so that it is easier to eat. 

Year 1 Calendar:

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Term Two 2018 Overview

Religious Education
Unit Title: The Easter Season
This unit develops the students’ familiarity with the Easter story. It also introduces the stories of the Ascension and Pentecost. Through these stories, children continue to engage with the mystery of God’s abiding presence.
Term 1

Unit Content A: Alleluia, Jesus Is Risen In Unit Content A the students will become familiar with the Resurrection story, including the journey to Emmaus and learn about how Jesus appeared to his disciples after the Resurrection.

Term 2

Unit B:  The Ascension  In Unit Content B the students will listen to the story of the Ascension and learn about Jesus’ promise to always be with us.

Unit C: The Holy Spirit Comes  In Unit Content C the students will become familiar with the story of Pentecost, explore symbols of Pentecost and learn how the Holy Spirit is with us.

Term 2
Unit Title: Baptism

Unit B: The Sacrament of Baptism  The unit introduces Baptism as the sacrament of initiation into the Church community. The emphasis here is on sharing in the new life of Christ. The unit presents the key symbols and actions used in the Rite of Baptism.

Term 2

Unit Title : Nourished By God

Unit Description or Learning Intent: This unit focuses on the Sunday celebration of the Mass. It introduces students to Sunday as the special day when Catholics gather at Mass to listen, remember and give thanks to God, receive Holy Communion and go out to love and serve the Lord.

The second part of the unit looks at the story of ‘The Feeding of the Five Thousand’. It explores how Jesus cared for and fed the people. It invites the children to consider how they care for others and share what they have.

Unit Content A: Together At Mass   In unit content A, students learn that Sunday is a special day when Christians gather together to celebrate the Eucharist. They will explore experiences of celebrations and special meals and learn about the celebration of the Eucharist.

Unit B:  To Love And Serve   In unit content B, the students will learn about how Jesus fed the crowd and cared for people as Luke tells us in the Bible story  - Feeding of the Five Thousand. The students will explore ways people love and serve others.



Unit Title: Responding to Texts.

Responding to how texts  inform

Description: In this unit the students will begin to explore issues about their local and global world. They will recognise and respond to the ways different texts  inform the reader. Students will explore informative texts using knowledge of text structures through discussion, writing and representing.


Term Two Focus
Patterns and Algebra 
In this unit the students will revise the concepts of repeating patterns. They will describe repeating patterns using numbers that indicate the number of elements that repeat, for example,  A, B, C,   A, B, C,   … has three elements that repeat and is referred to as a 'three' pattern.
- The students will revise and consolidate their understanding of number patterns formed by skip counting and making repeating patterns with objects.
- They will further explore number patterns that increase or decrease and recognise and represent number patterns on number lines and number charts. 
(This links closely with the development of Whole Numbers and Multiplication and Division.)

Multiplication and Division 

The students will use a range of mental strategies and concrete materials for multiplication and division. They will model and use equal groups for multiplication and use skip counting by twos, fives and tens starting from zero to find the total.

The students will model division by sharing a collection of objects equally into a given number of groups.

The student measures, records, compares and estimates areas using uniform informal units.  They compare the areas of two surfaces that cannot be moved or superimposed, eg by cutting paper to cover one surface and superimposing the paper over the second surface. They use uniform informal units to cover a surface in rows or columns without gaps or overlaps.
The student describes mathematical situations and methods using some everyday and mathematical language, actions, materials, diagrams and symbols.
They also represent and describes the positions of objects in everyday situations on maps.
The students will gather and organise data and create data displays using tables, lists and picture graphs.  When they have gathered the data they will track what has been counted by using concrete materials, tally marks and words and symbols.  They will interpret the results and support their conclusions by explaining or demonstrating how their answers were obtained. The students will make and interpret graphs in different representationAs, both column and horizontal orientations.

Three Dimensional Space 

Sorts, describes, represents and recognises familiar three-dimensional objects.

Term One Focus
Whole Number 
Addition and Subtraction

Human Society and Its Environment
Unit Title:  Features of Places
-  What are the features of, and activities in, places?
-    How can we care for places?
- How can spaces within a place be used for different purposes?

Science and Technology
Unit Title: Water My World

Description: Students explore information products and how people use science in their daily lives to care for the Earth’s resources.

Personal Development Health and Physical Education
Personal Development / Health 

Unit Title: Medicines and Me, Play it Safe

Description: How can I keep myself and others safe around medicines, at home, at school and near water?

Physical Education

Unit Title:  Games & Sport

Description: Various games and sports and an active lifestyle.

Creative Arts

Dance: Splish Splash (Quantum Leaps)

Description:In SPLISH SPLASH students respond to the stimulus of water to create dance movements and sequences, individually and collaboratively. Throughout the sequence of lessons they develop body skills, expressive movement quality and imagination in using the elements of dance.

The students will also learn other dance movements as part of this Term's Creative Arts focus on Dance eg Dinosaur Stomp and the ChaCha.