Previous Weeks – Grade 1

Throughout the semester, we have been updating the website with week by week information on what the students have been learning. Please choose from the weeks below.

Grade 1 Archive 2015/2016

Grade 1 Archive 2016/2017

Grade 1 Archive 2017/2018


Week 7

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

English this week has several different things to look at.  The most important is the short e sound. We will use words like hen, pet and leg. Another sound we will spend some time on is the blend that uses l as the second letter. We will use cl, fl, gl pl and sl to start words. Finally we will look at how to use the very exciting exclamation mark!

In science we will start to look at the many different kinds of animal that we know. We will look at the things that all animals need to survive and the different body parts that they use to get those things.

Thank you so much to everyone who sent in flowers to help make our teacher appreciation day so special.

 

week 7 spelling##

week 7 spelling##

 

spelling comprehension 7

 

phonics week 7 th

phonics week 7 th

 

 

Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

This week in Math we are moving onto subtraction.
The vocab.
Subtraction, minus, take away, less,
We will be focusing on the basic concept of subtraction using simple math.
3 – 2 = 1.
5 take away 2 = 3
six take away five equals one…

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Week 6

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

The first part of the first semester can be very long. We get a lot of great work done but there are very few breaks. However this week it is our Wai Kruu celebrations. It only takes up a couple of hours but it is such a beautiful event.

English this week sees us using the –all sound. There are not so many words so most children get a lot of confidence when they are able to learn and use all the target language.

At last science is getting really great. This week we start to look at living and non living things. This is when the children start to get interested because we will start to look at lots of different animals very soon.

spelling comprehension 6

phonics week 6 short e
phonics week 6 short e

week 6 spelling##
week 6 spelling##
Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

The following will be covered in week 6 :
Addition to ten..
7 + 3 =
4 + 6 =
1 + 9 =
Vocabulary: Plus, equals,add, altogether, more,
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Week 5

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

Although last week was short we managed to get everything done. Well done to all of us.

We started to do some work as groups last week and we will carry on with that this week as well. It is really important that the children learn to work in a team and make sure all of us help each other. The sound this week will be the short o sound that we see in words like top, log and hot.

In science we will continue to talk about the job of an engineer. This week we will expand upon that by looking at different materials. We will see why different materials are used for different jobs.

phonics week 5 all
phonics week 5 all

spelling comprehension 5

week 5 spelling##
week 5 spelling##
Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

The following will be covered in Math week 5.

    • • The value of zero….

 

    • • Problem solving… hands on problem solving using blocks.

 

    • Putting together numbers to 10…

 

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Week 4

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

phonics week 4 short o
phonics week 4 short o

spelling comprehension 4

week 4 spelling##
week 4 spelling##
Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

Vocab, plus, more than, less than, minus, equals.

Using blocks the students will added to the pile, eg. 4 blocks plus 4 blocks equals 8 blocks.
4 + 4 = 8…

Students learn both writen and maths formula.
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Week 3

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

week 3 spelling##                          spelling comprehension 3                   phonics week 3 ck

 

We have a great week coming up.

In English we will move on to our second sound. We will now start to look at the short i sound that we see in words like bin, pig and sit. If you think your child could use a little extra help with phonics I can recommend the website starfall.com because it is very interactive and the children are happy to watch it many times.

In science we will be doing our first experiment. We will be mixing powder paints to make different colours. I hope the children can listen and be careful. If they can they will bring home something beautiful – and still have clean shirts.

 

Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

Concept  and skills. Using blocks to help visualize adding concepts.. 7 + 2 = 9 ,      7 + __ = 9,      __ +  2 = 9

Grade 1 Art
Teacher Emily Barnes

 

Hello Parents and Teachers!

I’m the new primary Art Teacher at ABS and need your help! For future creative projects in the classroom I need to make a collection of recycled items. Could you please start collecting cardboard tubes, toilet roll tubes, cardboard boxes, plastic bottle lids, yogurt pots, drink cartons, straws, and plastic bottles… other items you think could be used are most welcome.

NO GLASS PLEASE.

Please make sure all items are clean before dropping them off at the art room or you can give them to me at morning assembly.

Thank you so much,

Teacher Emily

 

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Week 2

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

 

I hope we all had a great first week. There are always some questions at this time of year so if there is anything we can help you with please ask.

In English this week we will continue to get used to our routine and continue to look at the short a sound. We will start to write some sentences this week and look at this importance of the capital letter.

In science we will ask more questions as we did in the first week. We will also try to guess some things. This is a very difficult concept for some kids because they are afraid to give a wrong answer. We hope to assure them that wrong answers can be OK if we are thinking.

 

phonics week 2 short i                             spelling comprehension 2                                 week 2 spelling##

 

Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

Plus, minus, equals, Use of lego blocks to add too. Vocab: more, add, plus, equals, altogether.. 5 + 2 = 7

Grade 1 Art
Teacher Emily Barnes

 

Hello Parents and Teachers!

I’m the new primary Art Teacher at ABS and need your help! For future creative projects in the classroom I need to make a collection of recycled items. Could you please start collecting cardboard tubes, toilet roll tubes, cardboard boxes, plastic bottle lids, yogurt pots, drink cartons, straws, and plastic bottles… other items you think could be used are most welcome.

NO GLASS PLEASE.

Please make sure all items are clean before dropping them off at the art room or you can give them to me at morning assembly.

Thank you so much,

Teacher Emily

 

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Week 1

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

spelling comprehension 1     phonics week 1 short a    week 1 spelling##
Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

Maths intro. Plus , minus equals… basic math vocab.
Previous Weekly Summaries

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