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During Year 1, students explore the world around them. In Science, they explore living things, how light and sound are produced, how we can make physical changes to materials and changes we can see in the sky. In English, they explore how authors portray characters and innovate on familiar texts with repetitive patterns,we write to convey messages and information and share stories and experiences, as well as learning how to write responses to texts and events, procedures and retells of familiar stories. They also develop their bank of sight words. In Maths, students work with numbers to at least 100. They begin to learn their addition and subtraction facts, using concrete materials and thinking strategies. Year 1 students will study Digital Technologies in Semester 1, with our Digital Technology Coach and their class teacher.

Through our New Pedagogies for Deep Learning project, students in Year 1 are also learning to develop skills in Character, Citizenship, Collaboration and Critical Thinking. They are learning to understand that learning involves staying on task, knowing when something is a learning challenge and beginning to show grit and perseverance to work through learning challenges. They are developing an awareness of their local neighbourhood, and beginning to learn that working in a team means listening to others. Their overall theme for the year is We are learning superheroes.

During 2019, our Year 1 students will take part in a number of special events, including the Easter Bonnet Parade, Early Years Celebration and Grandfriends’ Day, as well as taking part in whole school events such as the Spell-a-thon, Art Show, Find the H.U.M.P and the  H factor.

The planned excursion program for Year 1 includes a visit to Old Petrie Town in Term 1 to learn about the past, a visit by Big Bang Science in Term 2 to take part in hands-on science activities involving the production of light and sound, and an at-school camping experience in Term 3. In Term 4, Year 1 participate in our Learn to Swim program at the Redcliffe City Pool.  More information about all these activities will be provided closer to the date.
The 2019 Year 1 curriculum documents are available for you to access. These include parent newsletters and curriculum information.