Welcome back to Term 3



Themed Unit

This term our theme is ‘Australian Animals/Dreamtime Stories. We will be learning about the many unique animals that can be found in Australia and the Dreamtime stories that Aboriginal peoples use to explain how things came to be. We are very excited about our upcoming excursion to Healesville Sanctuary where we will be able see a range of native Australian animals.



This term in mathematics sessions, revising addition, and beginning to learn how to subtract numbers. We will also be looking at Australian coins, and learning how order them based on their value. In the area of measurement and geometry, we will be focusing on using the language of location; using formal and informal units to measure; and three-dimensional objects and their features. In statistics and probability, students will be learning how to choose simple questions in order to collect data, and represent this using pictographs or bar graphs.



This term in writing, students are learning the structure of a range of text types; including a recount, a narrative and an information report. In reading, we are continuing to learn about a variety of reading comprehension strategies; such as questioning when reading, summarising the main points of a text and inferring the implied meaning using clues in the text. Please remember to encourage your child to read every night and record this in their ‘Home Reading Journal’.

Welcome back to Term 2


Themed Unit

We are looking forward to a busy, yet fun-filled term in Year 1. This term our theme is ‘Fairy Tales’. We will be learning about lots of different traditional tales within our English lessons. We will be reading fairy tales, acting them out, taking part in ‘Reader’s Theatre’ and even having a go at writing our own versions.
A few stories we will be learning about include:
The Three Little Pigs
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Gingerbread Man

It would be great if you could visit the library with your child to find some different fairy tales. A few stories can also be accessed here:
Please remember your child can also access their own library of books at:
https://www.oxfordowl.com.au/  (Please see your class teacher if your child has forgotten their login details.)
As part of a design and technology unit, we will be looking at toys from the past. Please look out for some home activities we would like you to complete (these will be on Seesaw). We will also be designing and making our own puppets to help us retell and act out our stories. On Friday 11th May we will be visited by ‘The Drama Toolbox’ who will be running a ‘Fairy Tale Fiasco’ drama workshop with each class. Please return the incursion forms by Friday 4th May.



This term in Mathematics sessions, students will continue focusing on their number skills, making, naming and writing numbers beyond 20. Students will begin to skip count by 2''s and 5's, as well as solve simple addition problems, using pictures to assist with their understanding. Students will be revisiting time to the hour, e.g. 2 o'clock, as well as common 2D shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle etc.). It would be greatly appreciated if you could continue to use the online Mathletics resource at home, in order to revisit what is being taught in the classroom.



Please remember to encourage your child to read every night and record this in their ‘Home Reading Journal’. 



Seesaw App
The Year One classes have also been using the Seesaw App. Seesaw is a great way to connect with your child's learning at school. When connected to your child's journal, you will be able to see some of the work that they are doing in class. You will have received instructions from your child's teacher on how to connect to Seesaw. If you are having any problems, please see your classroom teacher for assistance. 

 Grade 1 Team

Year 1 Enquiries

Year 1 Area Leader

Sally Parsons


Contact Number

9794 7899

Year 1 Noticeboard

Term 3 Starts
Monday 16th July
Year 1 Healesville Excursion
Tuesday 31st July 
Term 3 Ends
Friday 21st September
Term 4 Starts
Monday 8th October