Students in Stage 1 will participate in PDHPE lessons and grade sport. Please ensure your child wears their sport uniform on the following days:
- Emerald: Monday (PDHPE) & Thursday (Year 1 Sport)
- Forest: Thursday (PDHPE & Yr 1 Sport)
- Jungle: Monday (PDHPE) & Thursday (Year 1 Sport)
- Jade: Wednesday (PDHPE) & Thursday (Year 1 Sport)
- Sapphire: Monday (PDHPE) & Tuesday (Year 2 Sport)
- Ocean: Thursday (PDHPE) & Tuesday (Year 2 Sport)
- Denim: Wednesday (PDHPE) & Tuesday (Year 2 Sport)
Concept - Point of View & Perspective
This term, Stage 1 students will explore the concept 'Point of View and Perspective'. Point of view in a text is the position from which the subject matter of a text is designed to be perceived. Perspective is a lens through which we learn to see the world; it shapes what we see and the way we see it. Exploring point of view and perspective will allow students to explore other ways of understanding a text.
Stage 1 students will also engage in data-driven phonics and sight word learning experiences.
Students will participate in daily literacy groups to foster and develop their skills in reading, writing, spelling and vocabulary.
Concept - Part-Part Whole
In Mathematics, Stage 1 students will develop their mathematical skills through the lens of 'Part-Part Whole'. Part-part whole relationships involve seeing mathematical concepts as being made of two or more parts.
Through differentiated learning experiences, Stage 1 students will explore place value, develop strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and examine fractions as parts of a whole. Students will participate in hands-on learning experiences to measure and compare different areas, volumes and capacities, as well as conduct chance experiments.
Students will develop their number sense and mathematical fluency through daily number talks. Numeracy concepts and skills will be reinforced through targeted weekly numeracy groups. For tips on supporting your child in numeracy, please follow the link below:
Concept - Change & Continuity
Through our History unit, Stage 1 students will explore the concept of 'Change and Continuity'. Change refers to the way things develop over the course of history in a new or unique way. Continuity refers to like patterns throughout the course of history, or the way that two events or themes are similar.
Stage 1 students will explore the various aspects of change and continuity in their local community. They will analyse sources to determine significant remains of the past. Students will examine how changes in technology have shaped our daily lives.
Concept - Perspective
Stage 1 students will be using the elements of drama and visual arts to explore different artist's perspectives and communicate their own points of view.
In visual art, students will experiment with different forms to create artworks that convey subject matter from their own experiences. In drama, students will convey stories and characters by experimenting with the various elements of drama.