WPPS Grade 1 2012

Creating lifelong learners

June 27, 2012
by khornby

Student Led Conference

Congratulations to the Grade 1 students who ran their conferences yesterday! You should all be so proud of yourselves. Students used a proforma to assist them in how to run a conference and the iPads to share their favourite memories and learning. There were lots of smiles from family members, students and teachers 🙂



June 27, 2012
by khornby

Our community bloggers – Thank you!

Our blog would not be the same without the comments from our community members. The children love your feedback and your comments assist them to understand that there is a wide, global audience.

Today is the student conferences so we would like to also celebrate the success of our community members that make comments on our blog.

Well done to Christina, Barb, Claudia and Nemilie!

Also thank you to teachers who comment on the student learning – Mrs Whittle, Mr Broadway, Mr Lowne, Mrs Ross, Mr Trotter, Mrs Pullen and Mrs Kalatzis.

Thank you 🙂

June 13, 2012
by Mic Lowne

Global Reporter Connor

This morning Connor had a Skype call with a friend of Mr Lowne called Clayton who lives in London, England. He lives only 20 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace (who lives there?). Clayton is going to the Olympics and if we’re lucky will report back as our school’s Olympic correspondent in July.

Thanks Clayton for staying up until MIDNIGHT to talk to Connor and answer his questions.


June 5, 2012
by khornby

National Tree Day

It is coming up to the annual National Tree Day on Sunday 29th July. This is Planet Ark initiative to promote the importance of trees in our communities. Look at our trees that we made with Mr. Lyon today!

We will have a tree planting day at Wooranna on Sunday 29th July from 9am to 2pm to support National Tree Day.

Why do you think we need trees in our communities?
How many reasons can you think of?
How many trees do you have in your street or even in your backyard?
What type of trees are they?



June 4, 2012
by khornby

Reader of the Day!

Congratulations to Victor and Jorji for being Reader of the Day!

To be the Reader of the Day, students need to be engaged in their reading in the mornings, be excellent listeners to others reading to them and be helpful community members.



May 29, 2012
by khornby
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A Child’s Plea…

The Grade 1’s were looking at the poem “A Child’s Plea…” (the author of the poem is unknown) during shared reading workshops. This poem has been in their reading logs since prep. We read the poem and discussed what learning is and what our learning looks like. They came up with so many “Wonderings” and “Discoveries” from reading the poem!

The biggest discovery was that they began to look at what they do during the day and began to identify what their learning.

“We share with each other! We are a community” – Brian
“It’s like the measuring that we are doing in the mathematics space” – Connor
“We played that memory game that is like a memory tray” – Jasmine
“Way and weigh are the same word but means different” – Tevi

May 22, 2012
by Miss C

Connor’s plead to the Global Community

Mr Broadway Skyped us from his University and this week’s Grade 1 Reporters and Librarians were able to ask questions about where he was and what he’s been doing.

Last week Connor submitted an application to the Grade 1 Committee, this is what he wrote:

Dear Grade 1 Committee,

I want to be the reporter because I like to take pictures and record people all around the world. Even in Africa and New Zealand.

From Connor.

The Grade 1 Committee was excited about Connor’s idea. We were pursuaded that Connor was this week’s man for the job. Connor is now in search of someone to interview in our Global Community.

So if you are from Africa or New Zealand (or any other country) and are interested in speaking to Connor please let us know!

Although Connor is still framing his interview questions, these are an idea of what he’s looking for.

1) What do you like to eat for breakfast?

2) What time is it now in your country?



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