This Week


What Are We Learning This Week?




Term 1 Week 8

Maths - Subtraction


This week we will focus on counting back from a larger number to find the difference.

Our goals are:
  • Use subtraction facts to 10 to solve subtraction problems
  • Count back from a larger number to find the difference.
  • Use objects to model subtraction problems
  • Recognise  and use the symbol for minus (-) and equals (=)


English -  Lorax by Dr Seuss

Over the next two weeks we will be learning about the importance of caring for the environment as we delve into the world of the Lorax. We will also learn about alliteration.


English - Speaking and Listening

This week we are on the hunt for an object smaller than our hand. 
We are learning to stand still, look at our audience while speaking and to use a loud voice. 


English - Handwriting

Our focus letter formation for this week is H h.  


Science - Bright Light, Outta Sight!

Through participating in some simple experiments we will discover our blind spot and how the brain can be confused by the messages from our eyes.


HIGE - Sustainable Spaces 

This week we will recall the natural and man-made features of the environments that we observed on our 'virtual' excursion to Parc Menai. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these features and brainstorm how these features are used by people visiting the park.





Term 1 Week 7

Maths - Subtraction to 10


We have been working hard on committing to memory number facts to 10. This week we will discover that the 'friends of ten' can be used for adding and subtracting.

Our goals are:


  • Understand the relationship between addition and subtraction facts to 10
  • Recognise  and use the symbol for minus (-) and equals (=)
  • Use objects to model subtraction problems


English -  Horton Hears A Who by Dr Seuss

We will be investigating questions beginning with who, what, when, where, how and why. We will be examining the different ways italics can help communicate meaning – for example, to express surprise, urgency, insistence, seriousness, and excitement. We will be writing our own questions and statements using the appropriate punctuation - question marks, full stops or exclamation marks.


English - Speaking and Listening


This week we will listen to each student will explain why the Dr Seuss book he/she has chosen as his/her favourite book. We are learning to stand still and to look at our audience while speaking. 



English - Handwriting


Our focus letter formation for this week is lower-case e. 



Science - Bright Light, Outta Sight!


Why do we have two eyes instead of one?

Through participating in some simple experiments we will identify the importance of two eyes for certain activities.


HIGE - Sustainable Spaces 


This week we will recall the natural and man-made features of the environments that we observed while on our excursion. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these features and brainstorm how the different areas might be changed to enable all people to enjoy them or to complement the natural features in the environment. We will also learn who cares for the parks at Cronulla.


Connect - Jesus Heals the Official's Son


We will learn about another miracle Jesus performed to show his divine authority and to help people believe.   John 4:43-54




Term 1 Week 6

Maths - Time


We are learning to read the time on an analog clock. Our goal this year is to read and record hour time and half-hour time on analog and digital clocks. This week we will be focusing on hour time and half hour time on analog clocks. We will learn to use the vocabulary 'o'clock' and 'half-past' to tell the time and 'hour hand' and 'minute hand' to name the hands on a clock. 


     Goals:      To read and record hour time and half-hour time on analog clocks.

                 To use  the terms ‘o’clock’, ‘half-past’, 'hour hand' and 'minute hand'.



English -  Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss

This week we will continue to explore the way the authors develop characters – on the inside and on the outside. We will discuss why Dr Seuss uses repetition and we will decide whether a sentence is a question or a statement. We will sequence the events in the story and joint construct a recount of the main events.


English - Speaking and Listening


We will be listening to information about the activities each person does after school. 

We are learning to stand still and to look at our audience while speaking. 


English - Handwriting


Our focus letter formation for this week is letter N n. 



Science - 
Bright Light, Outta Sight!

We see objects because light reflected from the object enters our eyes. Light travels in straight lines. Last week we learnt that different materials let different amounts of light to pass through them. We learnt that opaque materials don't let any light through. This week we apply what we have learnt to understand what shadows are and why they occur. We will make a shadow puppet!


HIGE - Sustainable Spaces Excursion to Cronulla


We are looking forward to having our HIGE lesson outdoors. Our Parc Menai excursion was cancelled due to inclement weather. Hopefully this week the weather will be fine for our excursion to Cronulla. We will be visiting Cronulla to look at natural and man made features. We will be recording our observations and discussing how different features and objects are used and why they have been placed in specific locations.


Connect - Jesus Gives People Life Forever

We didn't get to have our Connect lesson last week due to a special visit by the creator of THRASS, Denyse Ritchie who taught us and the teachers a lot about phonemes and graphemes. For this reason we will do the following lesson this week:


Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at the well and explains to her how God gives people life forever. John 4:3-32





Term 1 Week 5

Maths - Addition Facts to 10 (Friends of 10)


We will be focusing on 'Friends of 10' again this week.

Friends of 10    0+10, 1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 4+6 etc


We will play lots of addition games to help us with quick recall of these number combinations.


Goals:      To recognise the symbol for addition (+)
                To recognise, recall and record combinations of two numbers that add to 10



English -  Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss

Would you eat green eggs and ham? Why or Why not?
Over the next two weeks we will explore the way the authors develop characters – on the inside and on the outside. We will discuss why Dr Seuss uses repetition and we will decide whether a sentence is a question or a statement. We will sequence the events in the story and joint construct a recount of the main events.


English - Speaking and Listening


We are looking forward to hearing some interesting facts about Australian animals in our speaking and listening times.



English - Handwriting


Our focus letter formation for this week is letter M m. 



Science - 
Bright Light, Outta Sight!

We see objects because light reflected from the object enters our eyes. Light travels in straight lines. This week we will apply what we've been learning about reflection to hit a target using the light from a torch. We will experiment with mirrors to shine the light from the torch onto the target. We will also learn about how light travels through different mediums. We will discover why objects look bent when placed in water. We will learn that transparent materials let light through, translucent materials let some light through and opaque materials don't let any light through.


HIGE - Sustainable Spaces Excursion to Menai Park


We are looking forward to having our HIGE lesson outdoors. We will be visiting Menai Park to look at natural and man made features. We will be recording our observations and discussing how different features and objects are used and why they have been placed in specific locations.


Connect - Jesus Gives People Life Forever

Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at the well and explains to her how God gives people life forever. John 4:3-32




Term 1 Week 4

Maths - Addition Facts to 10 (Friends of 10)


We will be focusing on 'Friends of 10' in Weeks 4 and 5.

Friends of 10    0+10, 1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 4+6 etc


We will play lots of addition games to help us with quick recall of these number combinations.


Goals:      To recognise the symbol for addition (+)
                To Recognise, recall and record combinations of two numbers that add to 10

Numeracy Group with parent help begins this week.




English - The Cat In The Hat by Dr Seuss

We will continue to focus on the rhyming text of The Cat in the Hat. We will learn about common nouns and sort them into groups: people, places or things.  



English - Literacy Groups

Literacy Groups with parent help kicks off this week. We are looking forward to doing lots of phonics, spelling and reading work.


English - Speaking and Listening


Speaking and Listening Topic = Free Choice. Assigned speaking days begin next week. 


English - Handwriting

Our focus letter formation for this week is letter F f. 



Science - Bright Light, Outta Sight!


We see objects because light reflected from the object enters our eyes. To see, light must enter our eyes—light does not leave our eyes. This week we will role-play the journey of light and describe how light travels from the source to the eye. We will our understanding of the journey of light using drawings.



HIGE - Sustainable Spaces



We will examine how the school has changed over time by looking at photos and videos from the Inaburra archives. We will need to use our inquiry skills to sort and order photos into chronological order. We will discuss why the school has changed over time and predict what things may change in the school environment in the future.


Connect - Jesus Gives People New Life

We will talk about why Jesus wants to give new life to people.  John 3:1–16






Term 1 Week 3

Maths - Two-Dimensional Shapes

Shapes:          circle, triangle, square, rectangle, rhombus, pentagon, hexagon and octagon
                       (Challenge:  trapezium, parallelogram, semi-circle)

Goal:               To Identify and name two-dimensional shapes presented in different 
                        orientations according to their number of sides or vertices.


English - The Cat In The Hat by Dr Seuss


We will imagine what would happen if the Cat in the Hat came to our homes. We will practise rhyming and learn about common nouns. We will sort nouns into groups: people, places or things. 

Science - Bright Light, Outta Sight!


We will use the show boxes and torches to discover that we need light to see.
We will learn the term 'reflection'.  We will discover that shiny objects such as jewellery and glittery stickers do not produce light but they do reflect light.


HIGE - Sustainable Spaces


We will discuss the differences between the playground in the past and present.
We will examine a current aerial photo of the construction site and identify where play spaces we used last year were located.


Connect - Jesus Does Amazing Things.


We will listen to the story of Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding. John 2:1-11







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