Years 1/2 team updates

From the Team Leader

Years 1/2 puppets

Dear Families,

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 class names align with our creative literacy focus across our Artists’ and Writers’ Festival mid-term. The term begins with two weeks of parent/teacher interviews and ends with our rich learning journeys where student learning is celebrated across the school.

A highlight from last term, which we continue this term is our writing and maths enrichment sessions. In these sessions, student’s interests and passions are extended, all levels of student understanding are targeted to develop thinking and creativity in each child. Students are provided with a range of learning experiences that develop critical thinking, problem-solving and cooperative skills in writing and maths.

We also continue our focus 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.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at the school on (02) 6205 6622 if you have any concerns or feedback.

Warmest regards,

Carolyn Macleod
1/2 Team Leader

1/2CAM Nick Bland 2017 term 3 letter (pdf icon 827KB)
1/2CEM Pocket Dogs 2017 term 3 letter (pdf icon 604KB)
1/2DC Tom Chicken 2017 term 3 letter (pdf icon 812KB)
1/2LF Boomalli 2017 term 3 letter (pdf icon 827KB)
1/2SN Dragon Hunters 2017 term 3 letter (pdf icon 827KB)
2EM Treasures 2017 term 3 letter (pdf icon 762KB)
S1/2AU The Artists 2017 term 3 letter (pdf icon 894KB)
S1/2HW Sandy Beach 2017 term 3 letter (pdf icon 817KB)