The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Year 1G News

We have been very busy learning about the central idea that "animals live in different places where their needs are met." The boys have been exploring different habitats, the needs of animals and the effect of changing habitats. 1G has been venturing to Lake Claremont and have been recording all of the different animals that live there. We spotted ducklings, cygnets, earwigs, slaters, dung beetles, worms just to name a few and had a great discussion about why it is such a great place to live. We love our time in bush school at Lake Claremont. Our very exciting summative assessment is approaching where we get to design our own animal and habitat.

Last term we had a wonderful incursion from James Foley the author and illustrator of 'The Last Viking'. Following this, the boys had a lot of fun creating their very own Viking character. We had a Viking in charge of nature. His power is to protect nature. Another creative Viking was Nia, Viking of technology. She can distract others using technology and her pet is Tweeter.

The boys have been learning about fractions and were very lucky to have a special guest visit our classroom from master chef. We had lots of fun learning about halves and quarters of apples, oranges and scones. It was tricky and had to do some really hard thinking but oh the fun we had! Mrs Lopez is the best master chef ever.

We are looking forward to a very exciting and busy Spring Term.

Mrs Kristen Gray
Year 1 Teacher