Welcome to term 4! It is our last term as year 1's. Next year we will be year 2's! Miss R says we are going to be very busy this term as we get ready to be year 2's.
We all shared what we did on the holidays. We have been busily writing a recount of our holidays. We are nearly finished so you can read some of them on our publishing page soon.
This term we have started doing some maths word problems. In real life people don't come up to you and say "What's 5+5?" but they might come up and say " I have 5 biscuits and you have 5 biscuits, how many do we have all together?". So we need to be good at working out word problems.
We found lots of ways we can work out word problems.
We can draw it.
We can use our fingers.
We can use counters.
This term we are learning about Australia. We talked about what we already know about Australia. Then we drew as many Australian animals, places, plants and foods as we could inside a map of Australia. Then we painted the ocean blue and the land green or orange.
The first people to live in Australia were the Aboriginals. So we are going to start learning about them.
This term Miss R is going to teach us a game called kickball. To play kickball we need to be able to kick a ball. So today in sport we practiced kicking a ball into some goals.
We have got 5 iPads in our classroom for the next two weeks. We get to be the first class in the school to test them out and find ways we can use them to help us learn. We are very excited to use them in our classroom!
This Sunday we will be having a pet mass on the oval at 4pm. Father Dom is going to bless our pets. Hopefully the pets all sit as nicely in Church as we do.