WPPS Grade 1 2012

Creating lifelong learners

October 23, 2012
by khornby

Our Projects

Today representatives of our committees shared with our whole Grade 1 community our different projects.

Committee 1

“We’ve been talking about walking to school and planning a walk to school day” Tori.
“And being safe. We’ve been talking about signs that we see” Hussnain.
“We need air and energy and we have to exercise our bodies” Risinu.

Committee 2

“We’ve been talking about what the 2013 preps need to know to walk to school safely” Alison.
“We wrote all our ideas on this piece of paper” Aaliyah.

Committee 3

“We’re making an adventure story!” Brian.
“It means that we write a book that the reader chooses what they do” Nathan.
“We made a play about how to walk to school and played a game. It’s an adventure story about road safety” Tevi.
“We had traffic lights and the audience needed to give the choices. If we didn’t make a strong choice to go, we crashed” AJ.
“Red is for stop, green is for go and orange is for slow down” Milan.

We can’t wait to see the learning from all committees and how they can help the community be safe when coming to school!

September 13, 2012
by khornby
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Learning Agreement – Art Studio

Prep-1-2 Learning Agreement in our Art Studio:

Shigufa – “I painted a pattern.”
Tevi – “In LA we painted patterns. We used iPads to research patterns first.”
Aaliyah – “Today in LA I painted a circle but it had to be a pattern.”
Fiona T – “In LA I am proud of my work.”
Miniya – “We had to do a pattern but first we had to look on the iPads for patterns. We drew our patterns first then painted them.”







September 11, 2012
by Miss C

Screen It 2012

We had 2 groups from Grade 1 put together an animation in response to the national competition for school-aged filmmakers, Screen It 2012.  Run annually by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image the students responded to this year’s theme, ‘Belonging’. It proved to be a valuable trigger for students and teachers to explore what belonging means to us while learning animation techniques along the way.

We hope you enjoy our films.

July 29, 2012
by khornby
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National Tree Day

Today was National Tree Day! Aaliyah and Alex planted trees to ensure we are responsible for our environment. The trees that we plant will give animals homes and clean the air of pollution. They will also provide us shade and an aesthetically pleasing school yard.

Thank you to the Grade 1 families of Aaliyah and Alex for helping! Thanks Mr Lyon for organising the day.



June 29, 2012
by khornby
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Sasha’s Visit

Today Kristen brought her dog Sasha to school so she could join us at the park. We all had lots of fun!

How would you describe Sasha? Can you think up imaginary stories of adventures that you could share with her? Could you draw a map of our journey from the grade 1 unit to the park?

Here are some pictures, writing (by Tevi) and drawings (by Broadie, Nathan and Aaliyah) from today!







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 19, 2012
by khornby

Rock Around the Clock!

After much excitement, the Grade 1’s are proud to announce their premiere release of “Rock Around the Clock”!

Students created the rock n roll style dance during the exploration of “time” in workshops. A group decided to be really dedicated to learning the dance, even during lunchtimes and Friday Fun! Their reward for their engagement and positive learning attitudes was to create this film clip.

Well done, you should all be very proud of your learning!

Rock Around the Clock

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