2019AIMS AND BELIEFSThe Grade One Team believes that every student should have the opportunity to achieve to the best of their ability in a safe and supportive environment. We believe that young learners need:
LITERACYThe Literacy Program in the Grade One Team is based on the philosophies of the Early Years Literacy Program.
The program aims to develop the students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through daily literacy activities and explicit teaching.Each session follows the Whole Class, Small Group, Whole Class structure.Our classroom programs focus on:READING
SPEAKING AND LISTENING
READING INTERVENTION PROGRAMThe Reading Intervention Program is run for Grade One students who are at risk with furthering their reading and writing development. LIBRARYStudents attend library sessions once a week. Students are encouraged to borrow books every week that they can share at home with their families.NUMERACYStudents are involved in a wide range of activities through which they can actively build upon mathematical ideas in the following areas:
The program aims to develop mathematical thinkers by:
INQUIRYInquiry in Grade One involves students exploring new concepts through a range of engaging activities that encourage them to discover and wonder about their world.The Grade Ones cover the following inquiry topics:
These topics are explored through a variety of activities including Excursions and Incursions.VALUESIn the Grade One team, we believe that the teaching of values provides the foundation for building healthy relationships and establishing a safe and supportive learning environment.These are some of the values we explore: