Staff & Students - Room 9

Room 9 - Year 1/2 - Miss Jessica Read

 

Hello, my name is Miss Jessica Read and I will be teaching year 1/2 in room 9 this year. Our classroom incorporates the use of the gradual release model where I Do, We Do, You Do. This provides explicit teaching (I Do), class discussion/participation where all students see new ideas and have a chance to input their own ideas (We Do), and students have a go at completing their own work with this new information (You Do).  I am passionate about creating a community of learners where that discussion of learning is heard. Therefore, creating a classroom that has opportunity for collaboration between peers of same ability and mixed ability.

Below is directly related from the Western Australia curriculum and briefly states what we will be learning throughout the year.

Reading

Students will be learning to explore ways of understanding and expressing words when reading a text (year 1) whilst developing knowledge of the text structure and language features (year 2). We will develop our knowledge of words that represent people, places and things, happenings, qualities and when, where and how (year 1) as well as learning about the 3 types of nouns and using this knowledge to help understand sentence structures (year 2). We will be extending our ability to read and write high frequency words as well as identifying short vowel and common vowel sounds, digraphs and blends (year 1), and identifying long vowel patterns, letter clusters and silent letters (year 2). We will be discussing features of different texts and use prior knowledge to implement reading strategies such as making connections and predicting (year 1 & 2).

Writing

Students will be creating short imaginative and informative texts that incorporate correct text structure and language features (year 1) as well as creating persuasive texts (year 2). Students will be learning to identify use of punctuation, spelling of one and two syllable words whilst writing (year 1). Students will practise handwriting of unjoined lower case and uppercase letters (year 1 & 2). We will be then learning to construct texts using software such as word and power point (year 1 & 2). Students will learn to re-read their text to self-assess for improvement (year 1 & 2).

Speaking and Listening

We will be learning to generate new words by using our prior knowledge of other words (year 1). We will develop our understanding of how language varies when in different situations (year 2). Students will be learning to engage in discussions and begin to develop active listening and contribute to the conversation (year 1) as well as listening for specific instruction to extend ideas (year 2). We will be developing our skills in turn taking and speaking to others appropriately (year 1) and making positive statement and voicing disagreement in appropriate manner (year 2). We will also be creating presentations to develop our test structure and language (year 1) that will be rehearsed and include familiar and new topics (year 2).

Number and Algebra

We will be developing our skip counting skills of twos, fives and tens (year 1) and starting to move on to other sequences (year 2). We will be developing our ability to recognise numbers up to 100 (year 1) and up to 1000 (year 2) and partition using place value to facilitate efficient counting. We will be developing our skills to solve simple addition and subtraction (year & 2) as well as recognising and solving multiplication and division problems (year 2). We will be learning about fractions halves and whole (year 1) as well as quarters and eighths (year2). We will be learning to recognise Australian coins (year 1) and notes (year 2). Students will also learn how to investigate number patterns (year 1) and identify missing elements (year 2).

Measurement and Geometry

We will be learning to compare length (year 1) as well as area, volume and capacity (year 2). Tell the time to the half hour (year 1) and to the quarter hour (year 2). Develop ability to describe duration with use of months, weeks, days and hours (year 1) as well as name and order seasons and identify the date and days in each month (year 2). Students will be developing their knowledge of two and three-dimensional shapes (year 1) and draw two-dimensional shapes and describe features of three dimensional shapes (year 2). We will be learning to give and follow directions (year 1) as well as interpret simple maps and describe half and quarter turns (year 2).

Statistics and Probability

We will be learning to identify probability of outcomes in different situations (year 1 & 2). We will be gathering data and learning to represent this (year 1 & 2).

HASS

We will be learning to pose questions and research, analyse the information, evaluate and draw conclusions from this information, communicate and reflect by presenting the findings. Each assignment in relation to HASS will be based on these areas of development.  In the first semester we will be focussing on History and in the second semester we will be focussing on Geometry.

Digital Technologies

Students will be developing their understanding of digital technologies by investigating & defining, designing, producing & implementing, evaluating, and collaborating & managing. 

It is going to be a fun filled year!

Miss Read