The Learning Program for Class One
Children turn seven during Class One. Below is an outline of lessons and activities your child will partake in throughout the year along with some photographs showing the wonderful creations and adventures of Class One children.
Main Lesson English, Capital letters, Letter Combinations (Phonics), Writing practice
Middle Lesson Writing of the Bush, Story Retelling, Recitation and News Telling
Counting from 1 to 12 (Diagrammatic Number) - Radial Form Drawing
The Equation (Applied Number) - Paper folding and cutting
The 4 Operations (Problem Solving) - Games with Counters
Human Society and its environment (HSIE) Flood Stories, Aboriginal Creation Myths, Local Geography, The Four Temperaments
Science and Technology The Four Elements, Gardening, Plant Stories, Rock Cycle, Physics
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PD.H.&PE)
Sport - Swim and Survive. Water safety & swimming in preparation for summer.
Team Games, Circle Games, Bush and Circle Dances
Field Excursions Overnight Stay. Camp suggestion: Fingal Heads – include Minjumbal Museum.
Cooking Biscuits and Cakes
Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA)
Clay: Hand modelling (coil and pinch).
Wax: Modelling, Candles: coloured twist candles.
Music: Learning to play the recorder. Instrumental accompaniment with percussion. Simple notation.
Wool - weaving a shoulder bag, knitting a recorder bag and a gnome.
Calico: embroidering a calico bag with blanket stitch.
Silk: gutta-drawn outline, silk dye picture: scarf or streamers on a stick, silk frame.
Felt: felt frames for photos, felt patches with embroidery, felt eggs or small felt toy.
Hard crafts Wood: toy making. Making a breadboard. Decorating own crayon boxes. Sanding & varnishing desk.
Technical Building and Construction: building a shelter, cubby or tree house, using recycled timber & bamboo.
Printing: Leaf Patterns
Drama Set and Costume Preparation. Rehearsals. Performance. Possible theme: Elementals.
Examples and types of stories: