Beaumaris North PS

02 August 2017
Year One Curriculum News - 2017
Term 1, 2017
Term 2, 2017
Term 3, 2017 
Beaumaris North Primary School
(03) 9589 5449
Wood Street
Beaumaris, Victoria, 3193
AU

Term 1, 2017

The children have settled in well to Year One and we are pleased with how hard and enthusiastically they have been working.

Literacy

Grammar

Capital letters, full stops, alphabetical order antonyms and synonyms.

 

Directed Writing

Diary writing, recount, narrative, letter writing, poetry and De Bono’s Thinking Hats.

 

Spelling

Weekly spelling words based on the blends covered in class. In Term 1, the spelling program is about getting the children into a routine of learning their words and returning their book on Fridays.

Numeracy

Number and Algebra

Basic number facts, skip counting, ordinal number, place value and odd/even numbers.

 

Measurement and Geometry

Days of the week, months of the year, seasons, timelines, daily routines, telling o’clock and half-past times.

 

Statistics and Probability

Mapping: grid references, locations and directions, graphing.

Units of Inquiry

WHO WE ARE

The decisions people make influence their relationships with each other

 

Lines of inquiry:

  • The things we need to learn together
  • The way our interactions contribute to a harmonious classroom
  • The purpose and responsibility of specific roles in school

 

HOW THE WORLD WORKS

The weather affects our lives and environment​

 

Lines of inquiry:

  • The meaning of weather
  • The way  the weather affects the way we live (global impact)
  • Changes in weather patterns

Whole-school Focus on PYP Attitudes

February: Respect

March: Enthusiasm

 

Term 2, 2017

Literacy

Grammar

Capital letters, full stops, adjectives and verbs.

 

Directed Writing

Narratives (Somebody, Wanted to, But, So, Then), letter writing, poetry and De Bono’s Thinking Hats.

 

Spelling

This term, the children will continue to have 5 spelling words each week. The words are based on the blends covered in class, as well as individual words that the children have made errors with in their writing. The spelling program is about getting the children into a routine of learning words they often get incorrect, as well as learning knew blends to help with unknown words.

Numeracy

Number and Algebra

Doubling and halving, Place Value, Addition and Subtraction.

 

Measurement and Geometry

Money and measurement.

Units of Inquiry

HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES

People express themselves through stories

 

Lines of inquiry:

  • The way stories are told
  • The reason people write stories
  • The way we explore culture, beliefs and values
  • through stories

Speaking & Listening

This term the children will be practising their ‘Listening and Speaking’ skills. The children will be encouraged to be a communicator by sharing ‘Show and Tell’ with the class on a regular basis and be respectful by listening attentively whilst others are speaking.

Whole-school Focus on PYP Attitudes

May: Empathy and Tolerance

June: Integrity

Special Events

  • Open Classrooms - Monday 29 May (9.10 - 9.50am)
  • Queen’s Birthday Holiday- Monday 12 June
  • Last Day of Term 2 - Friday 30 June (early dismissal at 2.30pm)

 

 

Term 3, 2017 

This term we are continuing to encourage the students to take independent action in response to their Units of Inquiry. Please encourage them to bring in any examples that show changes of transport over time, such as books, photos or artefacts.

Literacy

Reading

Focus on developing expression and comprehension through Guided Reading, Big Book Groups and literacy games.

 

Writing

Diary Writing using the Thinking Hats, Narrative, Recount, Procedural and Reports.

 

Grammar

Capital letter, full stops, question marks, talking marks, commas, adjectives and verbs.

 

Spelling

Practice weekly spelling words consisting of three words from the blend of the week and two individual words. Children are encouraged to continue revising the Magic 100 words which can be found on Compass.

Numeracy

Number and Algebra

Money, addition and subtraction using larger numbers, doubling and halving numbers.

 

Measurement and Geometry

Capacity, measuring length using informal units (icy pole sticks & unfix) and formal units (ruler), time (hours, days, weeks) and calendars (months, years).

 

Statistics and Probability

Chance words such as likely, unlikely, certain and impossible, graphing (collecting information using tallies), creating pictographs and bar graphs and interpreting information from graphs

 

Units of Inquiry

WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME

Transport changes over time

 

Lines of inquiry:

  • The different forms of transport
  • The way transport has changed over time
  • The way transport adapts to the needs of the community

 

HOW WE ORGANISE OURSELVES

Food goes through many stages of production before reaching us

 

Lines of inquiry:

  • Differences between processed and unprocessed food
  • The stages food products go through from origin to consumption
  • Resources and their management

Speaking & Listening

This term through our Units of Inquiry, the children will be working in small groups and will share their findings with their peers.

Whole-school Focus on PYP Attitudes

July: Confidence

August: Creativity

September: Commitment

Special Events

  • Open Classrooms - Tuesday 15 August (2.40 - 3.20pm)

  • Student Led Conferences - Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23, Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 August
  • Curriculum Days - Thursday 24 & Friday 25 August
  • Father’s Day Stall - Thursday 31  August
  • Book Week Parade - Thursday 31  August
  • Jump Rope for Heart 'Jump Off' - Friday 1 September (3.00pm)
  • The Travelling Kitchen Incursion - Friday 8 September
  • Student Disco - Friday 15 September
  • Last Day of Term 3 - Friday 22 September (early dismissal at 2.30pm)