Year One 2024

Welcome

Welcome to the WPPS Online Year One digital notice board. This website will be used for Term outlines, Homework, Student of the Week notices and year level and class related matters. All forms requiring payment will only be issued via Compass. You may contact us on the following email addresses:

Kathy Skantzos (1A)

kathryn.mananis@education.vic.gov.au

Amy Easterbrook-Neath (1B)

amy.easterbrook@education.vic.gov.au

Term Three News

Welcome back for Term Three. 

We hope you all enjoyed your holiday break and you're ready for another busy and fun filled term.

Morning Routine

When the music at 8.50am is played, this is time for students to come into the classroom, put away their bags, change readers and hand in any notices. Parents may also wish to take the opportunity to briefly pass on information to their child's teacher during this time.

Late Arrivals & Absences

If your child is absent, we require you to log this absence on Compass. In addition to this, any student arriving after 9.00am or leaving the school before 3.30pm requires a late/early leaver's pass. This is to be completed at the office and presented to the classroom teacher. Students must be collected by an adult if leaving the school.

Classroom Materials 

We would greatly appreciate it if your family could please donate a box of tissues and a bottle of hand wash to share with the students in your child’s class.

Hats

As part of our SunSmart Policy, students are required to wear their school hats until the end of April. "Remember in September; Put it away in May"

Nude Food

All students are encouraged to bring 'Nude Food' lunches. A Nude Food lunch has no foil, glad wrap or any other packaging. Please unwrap and throw any rubbish out at home to help us significantly reduce the amount of rubbish scattered throughout our school.

 Dates For Your Diary

Term Three

July:

August:

September:

What's Happening In The Classroom

Reading

Students will begin to develop their fluency and comprehension skills through daily reading activities. These activities will be based on developing the following skills:

Students will begin to develop their fluency and comprehension skills through daily rotational activities. Students focus on a different comprehension strategy every two weeks. Students take part in weekly guided reading sessions which allow us to focus on specific strategies and skills. 

Take Home Readers

It is very important that daily home reading becomes part of your child's routine. Please sign the reading log each time your child has finished reading their book. Your child will be responsible for changing their reader and selecting a new book everyday. We are seeking to develop fluency, confidence, and an enjoyment of reading. Books sent home are from broad banded boxes which provide a selection of levels within your child's reading range. They are usually 'easier' texts for students to practise various reading skills.


Decodable Readers Australia are a series of learn-to-read books, designed to match a child's developing knowledge of phonics.

Children will be receiving their usernames and passwords to use at home as part of their homework.

Writing

Students will begin to build on their skills within each stage of the writing process. This term, there will be a large focus on instructional and narrative writing. Students will continue to consolidate the structure and language of recounts.

Spelling

Students will work through the SOUNDS WRITE spelling program. This is a structured synthetic phonics approach, which is based on the science of reading. Students will complete a variety of multisensory, code-orientated activities on a daily basis to provide for a sequential method of learning.

Mathematics

During Mathematics sessions, students will be exposed to hands-on activities and encouraged to use mental strategies and practise basic skills.

Term 3 topics include addition, subtraction, fractions, place value, shape and length.

Integrated Studies

Humanities-Traditions, Celebrations & Achievements

Students will learn about their cultural traditions, celebrations and achievements. They will explore and compare the festivals and traditions celebrated in different countries. Students will be engaged in sharing their own personal accomplishments and cultural traditions. 

Science: 

Science - 'Spot the Difference'

In our Science unit, ‘Spot the Difference’, students will engage in various chemical science experiments to develop an understanding of the scientific process. They will investigate changes in food and their properties through the mixture of different materials.