Years 1/2 team updates

From the Team Leader

Years 1/2 puppets

Dear Families,

Dear Families,

The teachers and class names are:

Amanda Usher – S1/2AU Draco

David Conley – 1DC Hercules

Melanie Akhurst – 1/2CM Aquila

Katrina Harding – S1/2KH Kuma Stars

Sammy Noble – 1/2SN Centaurus

Carolyn Macleod/Effie Logan– 1/2MA Hydra

Tilly Cave – 1/2TC Pegasus

Michelle Wilson – 2MW Pegasus

The 1/2 classes are named after stars and constellations to align with our Space focus for our STEAM Festival mid-term. The term begins with parent/teacher interviews and ends with our rich learning journeys where student learning and achievement is celebrated across the school. Our term 3 Science inquiry unit explores the properties of materials.

A highlight from last term, which we continue this term, is our writing and problem-solving workshops. In these workshops, student’s interests and passions are developed and thinking and creativity in each child is valued and extended. Students are provided with a range of learning experiences that develop critical thinking, problem-solving and cooperative skills. We will also continue our P.E. rotations which focus on gross motor skills development.

Another continued focus is on open-ended questions to promote rich conversations, which may assist you when talking with your child at home or in their learning journey.

What was your biggest learning?

What did you do next?

How did you get ‘smarter’?

Why did you do that? and

Why did you do it that way?

These types of questions allow your child to explain their thought processes, procedures and understanding of strategies, concepts and big ideas.

The teachers all write detailed letters to families at the start of each term. Be sure to read what is happening in your child’s class or just want to catch up. The letters are also stored on the school website.

Warmest regards

Carolyn Macleod

carolyn.macleod@ed.act.edu.au

1/2 team leader

1/2CM Aquila term 3 letter
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2MW Pegasus term 3 letter 
S1/2AU Draco term 3 letter
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