Year 1

Term 2 Curriculum

Independent Reading and Word Work

We are continuing our Home Reading routine, please let us know
when your child has reached 100 nights of reading so we can celebrate this fantastic achievement! We are going to revise ‘Just Right’ books with our classes and ensure a not too difficult, not too easy book is being selected for home. In class students will be working in Guided Reading groups with their teacher as well as independently reading for a target of 15-20 mins.

At the end of last term, we sent home sight word practise booklets (if you were away please collect from
your classroom teacher). We are practising to read, spell and write (in context) the first 100 words before progressing to the 200. At home students can select activities (their choice) and 3-5 words to practise. They can use iPads, poster paper, notebooks,painting etc. The amount of time can be decided as a family and we encourage any work to be celebrated in class.

Show and Share
This term Show and Share will become part of our Speaking and Listening assessment and it is important that your child participates.
We have created small tasks that the students can do independently or with your family. We are focusing on making eye contact with an audience, using a volume that everyone can hear, being confident in what they want to say, having a clear introduction and conclusion to their presentation. Show and Share will continue to be on a Wednesday and a roster with topics for each week will be sent home ready for week 2.

Community Reading in the Classroom
We encourage all students to be at school by 9:00 am in order to participate in the program.
This term you are welcome to come and read with us every Mondayand Friday (1A and 1D) from 9:00am-9:15am and Tuesday and Friday (1B).
Monday and Wednesday (1C). This is an opportunity to build a love of reading with the students, and we would love to have your support in reading to each child in the class.

The more the merrier! We will be starting a History unit this term and always appreciate extra help or guest speakers. Please email your interest and availability to your child’s teacher.

Artists at Work

We are excited to announce that the very talented Esther Stewart will be working with the students to transform the Year 1 stairs into a work of art. Please keep an eye out for ‘Wet Paint’ signs and ask your child all about it.


What We Are Learning This Term


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  • Magic 100 and 200 Words

  • Making connections and meaningful predictions.

  • Responding  to texts by drawing images we have created in our mind, based on the text

  • Discussing visual images with peers and adults

  • Inferring characters feelings, actions and causes of problems.

  • Reading independently for 15- 20 minutes.

WritingImage result for narratives

  • Creating short imaginative texts with an important idea.

  • Using a ‘Seed’ to generate ideas for independent writing.

  • Structuring writing pieces using appropriate sequencing.

  • Making purposeful word choices that are beginning to help the audience create a picture in their mind.

  • Using full stops, question marks, exclamation marks appropriately.

              Word Study:

  • Correctly spelling the first 50-100 high frequency words.

  • Spelling words with short vowel sounds

  • Double consonants ll, ss, ff, more plural ‘s’, ck, blends, sh, ch, th, ng

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  • Making short presentations, speaking clearly and using appropriate voice and pace.

Number & Algebra Image result for place value addition

  • Strengthening skip counting of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s  

  • Counting and representing collections to 30 by partitioning two-digit numbers using place value.

  • Representing and solving  addition and subtraction problems using a range of strategies including counting on, making tens, partitioning and rearranging parts.

  • Recognising, describing and ordering Australian coins according to their value and features and use money in everyday financial situations.

Measurement & GeometryImage result for time oclock

  • Telling time to the half-hour on analogue and digital clocks.

  • Describing duration of time using months, weeks, days and hours.

  • Giving and follow directions to familiar locations using the language of location to describe movement.

HistoryImage result for history

  • Sequencing  significant events about personal and family history.

  • Discovering how family, friends and communities commemorate past events that are important to them.

Personal, Social and Community HealthImage result for emotions

  • Identifying emotions and appropriate ways to express and respond to these emotions.

  • Understanding the emotions of others.

  • Describing ways to include others to make them feel that they belong.

  • Exploring actions that help make the classroom a healthy, safe and active place.

Intercultural Capability

  • Identifying and discussing cultural diversity in the school and/or community.

Digital TechnologiesImage result for scratch jr

  • Recognising the importance of repetition of a process in solving problems (Coding)

  • Following, describing and representing a sequence of steps and decisions needed to solve simple problems.

Specialist Timetable for Tuesday Afternoon








1 A  


Parent Reading 9.00

Art and Italian

Gardening and PE



Parent Reading 9.00

1 B

Library and Italian

Parent Reading 9.00

PE and Drama




Parent Reading 9.00

1 C

Parent Reading 9.00

PE and Art

Parent Reading 9.00

Gardening and Drama




1 D


Drama and Italian

Parent Reading 9.00

Gardening and PE



Parent Reading 9.00


Please contact with via our email or using Compass as we will be teaching from 9-3:30. Anything requiring urgent attention please contact the Front Office.

1A - Jane:
1B - John (Mon, Tues,
Thurs, Fri):
Georgie (Wed):
1C - Viv:
1D - Svetlana: