Week 9

Dear Parents,  I hope you had a lovely weekend enjoying the beautiful winter weather! Only a few weeks to go and what a term we have had so far! I'm so impressed with the incredible personal growth the students have had personally and academically over the last six months.   Cross Country 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ Just a reminder that Cross Country is taking place this Thursday 17th of June. Students are to wear their faction shirt and are encouraged to wear zinc and bring teddies. We will make our way down to the oval at 9 am for a 9:15am start, however we will be the second year group running the cross country as it will begin with Year 3's, then Year 1's and then Year 2's, etc. Providing the weather stays good, we will stay out to watch some of the other races. Parents are most welcome to join us to watch, please note that the bottom gravel car park is unavailable.  Merit Award Winner 🌟✨ Congratulations to Cruz Cross who was our week 8 Merit Award winner. You are a Year One  Super

Week 7

Hello Parents  I hope that you have been keeping up to date with some of the things we have been getting up to in Year 1C on SeeSaw. Please let me know if you are having troubles accessing SeeSaw at home. Just a few messages for this week.... OLC Celebrates National Sorry Day The Sorry Day whole school photo was a huge success and was well received on social media by members of the community with over 3000 views. Thank you to the committee for organizing this event and for the support of all staff and students for making it happen. View the amazing pictures below:  Character Strengths Dear Parents, currently at OLC we are focusing on modeling and observing different character strengths. The strengths that we will focus on are taken directly from the VIA Institute for Character. If you wanted to learn more about this please follow the link to the 24 character strengths: This upcoming week we are looking for people who show  Creativity.  C

Rebecca Cool at our School

 Hello Parents  In visual art this term we have been focusing on the artist Rebecca Cool. We were lucky enough today to have Rebecca Cool come visit the Year Ones. Rebecca Cool is a Western Australian artist and illustrator. Rebecca lives in a rural property in Margaret River. Rebeeca has studied at the Claremont School of Fine Art and has her work shown at a number of exhibitions. Here are some of Rebeccas paintings.... Rebecca is happiest when she is painting and creating her charming, colourful and playful compositions. Her work features a combination of acrylic paint and fabric collage and her strong, colourful works have a naive charm reminiscent of European folk art. Rebecca has illustrated a series of books that have won many awards including the book Isabella's Garden, Can I come too Eliza Lou? and For all the Creatures. Today the children were fortunate enough to listen to Rebecca Cool read the story Isabella's Garden by Glenda Millard. Isabella's Garden is about t

Week 5

 Hello parents,  Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, last week I wasn't well. But I am SO impressed with how the children worked so hard while I was away.We have been so busy with so much fun and exciting learning.  I hope you had a lovely Mothers Day and were spoilt with love, a cuddle or maybe even a breakfast in bed. The children were so excited to share their special card and bag and can't wait to see the Mums of IC wearing the latest fashion accessory (bag) made by your child.  Morning Drop Off I have noticed that some children are feeling unsettled in the morning. I am thinking that having so many adults in the room could be contributing to this. Could you please kiss and drop your child at the door to help with this. If you really do need to come in and talk to me please feel free if not I would really appreciate you dropping at the door to help some children with the transition to school in the morning.  Sun Chimes -  STEM Project (Monday Week 6) Today we began our in

Week 2

  Dear Parents  We have had a jam packed week in Year 1C!!! Just a few reminders for the week coming.  Homework due this week and new set for Week 3/4 Term 2  Just a friendly reminder that homework is due tomorrow - please bring them to school to help us review and set up for next fortnight.   If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to contact me. Also a request that you remember to complete the reading log each night after your child has read aloud for ten minutes to help us know whether to change books or not and how your child is progessing with their nightly reading.  Spelling and fluency grids (these will look a little different to last term now we have begun the InitiaLit1 program but remain the same process as last term being a timed read with accuracy and time recorded) will continue to be glued into your child's scrapbook each fortnight.  These words are for your child to practise reading and spelling on a piece of paper and they align with the phon

News Week

Hello Parents I hope you have had a lovely holiday break and you have enjoyed spending quality time with your children. Hopefully you got to relax and eat lots of chocolate and hot cross buns over Easter (I know I certainly did). I look forward to hearing about how you and your family spent your break.  We are starting News on Tuesday Week 1, having a break in Week 2 due to the short week and then resuming Week 3. This roster will continue until the end of Term 2. Each child has been allocated a news day. They will get a news bag with a prompt chart which will be given out once a fortnight. There are topic suggestions on the news chart if your child is stuck, otherwise they are welcome to bring in an item of interest. We do encourage - Pictures  -crafts made at home  -Photos of holidays or special visitors (these can be emailed to me if you wish) -Natural things of interest, such as birds nests, butterfly cocoons or items from other countries always create a strong talking point for th

Week 8 Wrap and Snaps

  Hello Parents  First of all, I want to thank you for taking the time to come see me this week for parent interviews. It has been lovely seeing you all and talking about your child's progress in Year 1. This week 1C have been very busy little bees doing lots of fun and exciting learning.  Mathematics In Mathematics this week we have been focusing on Subtraction. We have been learning how to use a number line to solve subtraction problems by "thinking BIG and counting back".  The children have been doing so well learning this new strategy, you can see some pictures of the children putting this strategy into practice with Subtraction Maths Bingo and using number lines to solve subtraction problems. We definitely have lots of Mathematicians in 1C.  Science The students have been investigating sound in Science. The first science investigation we did explored how sound travels through different materials. The children were investigating how different amounts of liquids affect