Year 1 participate in daily Fine Motor rotations where they build strength in their fingers and hands. This helps us with our writing control and stamina.
Some of the fine motor activities include: cutting and gluing, nuts and bolts, cotton balls with chop sticks, tracing, pick up sticks, weaving, pegging, scrunching, pin pricking, drawing, lacing, peg board, playdough, sticking, spinning tops, paper clips, stencils, handwriting and elastics. We try to change the activities throughout the term. We also use this time to promote our SCARF values- encouraging students to be working as a team with set up and pack up of the activity. Students are improving their oral language skills as well as they talk to their team mates about the activity.
Take a look at some of our students participating in a rotation.
Cotton balls with chopsticks
Cutting and gluing
Nuts and bolts
What is your favourite fine motor rotation? Do you do any fine motor activities at home?
This term in our History unit we have
been investigating toys from the past and present. On Wednesday 3rd July we are inviting students to bring in
one toy each to share with the class and answer some questions about. We will
discuss things like: What it is? What it is made from? Where it
is played with? Has this toy changed over time? These toys will need to be
brought into the classroom on Wednesday morning and handed to the teacher. They
will only be used for the inquiry lesson and not allowed to leave the classroom during recess and lunch. Toys
will be returned to students in the afternoon to be taken home.
the 5th July we will be watching the film ‘Toy Story’. This
viewing activity is a fun way to celebrate the end of a busy term, and revisit
what we have learnt in our History unit about toys from the past, present and
how they have changed over time.
Please contact us should you have any
concerns about your child viewing this DVD so an alternative activity can be
We appreciate your continued support,
Sue Whitney, Brooke Sinclair, Brooke Hall, Laura
Vernon and Belle Hayes
This week it is the Steg's and Raptor's turn to come up with a Healthy Lunch order. We discussed what foods were healthy (green food) and what might be a nice meal to have in cooler weather. The students brainstormed some ideas and then we voted on our favourite meal. We also had to decide on a name for our meal, design a poster and chat to Kerri about the price.
We ended up going with: The Jurassic Feast
Omnivore Roast Chicken with peas, carrots, potatoes, pumpkin, corn and gravy.
Dino Bite: Cookie
Hot Milo Stomp
If you would like to try our delicious meal, please order one at Kerri's Kitchen in week 8 & 9.
Last Friday, as part of our Health unit we discussed how to be healthy. We learned that we should be eating 3-5 serves of vegetables a day. We started taste testing some green vegetables. Here are some of our photos from the day.
"My favourite vegetable was lettuce" Leo
"My favourite vegetable was the cucumbers" Lucy
"My favourite vegetable was lettuce and snow peas" Scarlett
"My favourite vegetable was cucumber!" Eva
My favourite vegetable was the brussel sprouts!" Riley
My favourite vegetable was the cucumbers" Jimmy
Our Master Chefs at work!!!
Today we made a healthy sandwich. Students got to pick from grated carrot, grated cheese, lettuce, cucumber, ham or chicken. They had fun chosing their sandwich fillings.