In Year 1, our students are provided with opportunities to continue to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills achieved in Prep. Throughout the year, students are encouraged to make connections from personal experiences to the world around us.
Year 1 students explore the following subjects/topics:
- English: students will develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. They will build on concepts, skills and processes developed in earlier years.
- Mathematics: students will connect names, numerals and quantities, partition numbers in various ways, count in sequences forwards and backwards, locate numbers on a line and name the days of the week, use materials to model authentic problems, give and receive directions to unfamiliar places, use familiar counting sequences to solve unfamiliar problems.
- Science: students will infer simple cause-and-effect relationships from their observations and experiences, and begin to link events and phenomena with observable effects and to ask questions. They will observe changes that can be large or small and happen quickly or slowly. Students will explore the properties of familiar objects and phenomena, identifying similarities and differences. They will begin to value counting as a means of comparing observations, and are introduced to ways of organising their observations.
- HASS: students will have opportunities to explore how changes occur over time in relation to themselves, their own families, and the places they and others belong to. They will examine their daily family life and how it is the same as and different to previous generations. Students will investigate their place and other places, their natural, managed and constructed features, and the activities located in them. They will explore daily and seasonal weather patterns and how different groups describe them. Students will anticipate near future events such as personal milestones and seasons. The idea of active citizenship is introduced students explore family roles and responsibilities and ways people care for places.
- Technologies: students will be given the opportunity to create designed solutions. They will learn about common digital systems and patterns that exist within data they collect.
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