Room 8

Year 1 – Miss Marlee Retz & Mrs Shelley Metcalf

It’s going to be an exciting year in Room 8 involving new experiences and new specialist classes. This year students will attend Science, Music, Sport, Art and Language.

In Literacy we implement the Talk for Writing program, using spoken activities to develop writing skills, beginning with developing and expanding student’s oral language. This program is complimented by the Talk for Reading program which supports students to interpret and infer from a range of texts.

In Numeracy we are focusing on number knowledge to 100, reading and writing numbers and consolidating principles of counting. We will also be learning about two dimensional shapes, looking at and comparing their attributes. Patterns, measurement and money will also be a focus.

In History we will be exploring the makeup and differences of our family structures. We will also be exploring and comparing past present and future family structures.

Other skills we are continuing to develop are:

  • Working with others
  • Developing independence and social skills
  • Developing oral language
  • Asking lots of questions
  • Making predictions and finding answers

I look forward to an exciting year in Room 8.