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12/12/16

The Awesome Aquarium!

Last week all of the Year 1 students went to the aquarium. It was a wonderful way to celebrate all of the learning we have been doing during our penguin unit. We learnt so much from our guides and we made a lot of connections to what we already knew about different animals, habitats, ecosystems, the […]

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12/12/16

Money, money, money!

Here in Grade 1, we’ve turned our attention to our Financial/Money math unit. We’re learning about our Australian currency, and found it’s been a bit tricky getting our heads around the different shapes, sizes and values of our coins. We’ve further identified other features, such as the patterns on the sides, and the different pictures that […]

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15/11/16

The T-Shirt Bag Sale!

Wow, what a wonderful turnout we had for our t-shirt bag stall! All of the Year 1 students put their heart and soul into performing the “T-shirt Bag” song. They did an excellent job of persuading the SKPS community to purchase a bag to help save the Little Penguins at the St Kilda Breakwater. The […]

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02/11/16

Bag making well under way!

The designs have been drafted, the t shirts have been donated and the Grade 1 students are well under way cutting, knotting and making their upcycled t shirt bags ready to sell next week at assembly. This t shirt drive will be the culmination of a term’s worth of learning about our local St Kilda […]

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07/10/16

Grandparents day

  We had a fantastic time in Grade 1 yesterday with our grandparents and special friends coming in to see our classroom and school. It was so lovely to see families and friends catching up, working together and sharing our learning. One of the activities we did in Grade 1 was to share the book ‘Grandpa’s […]

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07/10/16

The story of the river.

Yesterday in 1B we read “The story of the river” and did an experiment to see what happens to the waterways and rivers in our community. We learnt about a river on its journey to the sea and how it changes. In the story the river passes by a power station, a herd of cattle, hobby farms, […]

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Date:

13/09/16

Environment Week in Year 1

As part of Environment Week, the Year Ones were lucky enough to have a visit from Kate, a volunteer from Earthcare – an organisation who protect and care for the penguin colony in St Kilda Harbour. Our children have been learning about our local habitat and community, and were thrilled to have a chance to […]

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Date:

09/09/16

Olympics at SKPS!

Olympic fever is well and truly still alive for the Junior school students here at SKPS, as the Grade 2s played host to the Preps and Grade 1s during a morning of physical activities. Here is one student’s reflection from the day. Hi guys. Today the whole of Grade 1 went to the Olympics! These […]

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31/08/16

A Silent Conversation

This term all of the Year 1 classes have begun investigating our environment and our local community. We have been thinking about some big questions like… What is a community? What does it mean to be a member of a local community? What are the features of the St Kilda environment? What issues currently face our local community/environment? How […]

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31/08/16

Incident Poems for Literacy and Numeracy Week

Today all of the classes celebrated literacy week by exploring poetry! We watched well-regarded poet, Lorraine Marwood, conduct a poetry class with Year 3 students. Students learnt about the beauty of poetry and the techniques used as they learnt how to write  incident poems, line by line. An Incident Poem is five lines long and about […]

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