Years 1/2 team updates

From the Team Leader

Years 1/2 puppets

Dear Families,

The last term of the year sees excited students and teachers exploring our outside learning areas investigating and planting vegetables, fruit and herbs in the garden beds. Through learning workshops we are researching and learning how to care for them. Your child may come home with new learning about how to plant spinach, lettuce or strawberries (with slightly dirty hands from digging in the garden beds). We have been enjoying the warmer days using these flexible spaces for learning, sharing, performing and reflecting, along with social lunches to develop and extend learning partnerships and friendships which we do intentionally to support transitions to 2018 class placements. Sitting outside under the warm sun talking and eating with peers has initiated interactions between students and the conversations these experiences generate are priceless! Some highlights from last term were the wonderful learning journeys your child/ren took you on, our focus on students having their say, learning assets and dispositions, and editing our learning using the ‘bump it up’ strategy. This focus continues in term 4. The term also sees preparation for our concert. You may hear them singing away at home our special children’s songs, they are beautiful songs and we look forward to performing them at the concert.

Our eight (8) classes in the 1/2 this year are named after Australian authors and illustrators.

The teachers and class names are:

Amanda Usher – S1/2AU The Artists
David Conley – 1/2DC Tom Chicken
Celeste Murphy – 1/2CEM Pocket Dogs
Merilyn Hancock/Jenny Woodham – S1/2HW Sandy Beach
Sammy Noble – 1/2SN Dragon Hunters
Carolyn Macleod/Melanie Akhurst – 1/2CAM Nick Bland
Erin McMahon – 1/2EM Treasures
Lauren French – 1/2LF Boomalli

We would love your knowledge and expertise if you can support our corridor.

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.

Warmest regards,

Carolyn Macleod
carolyn.macleod@ed.act.edu.au
1/2 Team Leader

1/2CAM Nick Bland 2017 term 4 letter (pdf icon 795KB)
1/2CEM Pocket Dogs 2017 term 4 letter (pdf icon 933KB)
1/2DC Tom Chicken 2017 term 4 letter (pdf icon 880KB)
1/2LF Boomalli 2017 term 4 letter (pdf icon 798KB)
1/2SN Dragon Hunters 2017 term 4 letter (pdf icon 797KB)
2EM Treasures 2017 term 4 letter (pdf icon 558KB)
S1/2AU The Artists 2017 term 4 letter (pdf icon 803KB)
S1/2HW Sandy Beach 2017 term 4 letter (pdf icon 761KB)