Adventures of the Como House

On Thursday, 1C and 1D went back in time to the COMO house.

We learned lots of things while exploring the house of the Armitage family.

We learned how to be privileged while touring the house. We learned how to greet people and dance at a old fashioned ball. We found out that there were draws that were toilets!

We learned about the life of servants by learning to wash clothes (yes you heard us correctly WE DID WASH CLOTHES- we have no excuses anymore.) We learned about the different bell sounds to know which room to go to and we served champagne like butlers.

We also went on a history mystery to find who broke Laura Armitage’s doll for her sixth birthday!

And finally we played lots of olden day games, children would play outside all day because they are not made out of sugar.

From 1C


Tennis Clinics

On Thursday Grade 1C and 1D had tennis clinics to practice our tennis skills.

First we played a game of tennis where one group was hitting the ball, the other group had to catch the ball. Lots of people did a great job of hitting the ball over the net and lots of people in the other group did a great job of catching the ball. Ethan got the first home run for his team and caught the first catch, also Per and Archie hit the ball the furthest. After that, we played the pizza game where he had to get as many pizza toppings as we could.

We all had fun having a go and trying our best!




In maths this week we have been learning all about shapes and subtraction.

We know that shapes have corners and sides and these help us to sort them into similar features. We sorted lots of shapes into like categories. We learned that shapes can have straight and curvy lines.


In Subtraction, we have learned that subtraction means taking away. While playing maths games we used lots of different strategies like:

count back

using the hundreds chart, unifix, number lines.

tens facts

doubles facts and the inverse

skip counting


On Friday the last day of term, we had Carnivale to celebrate learning all about Italian.

Carnivale is an Italian celebration where people dress up  so we dressed up in Italian clothes and watched many wonderful performances and sang one too. We were also treated to an incursion, an act about Italy.

We loved celebrating Carnivale!


What are the chances

We have learned so much about chance in the last few weeks and looked at the chance of things that will happen, wont happen and might happen.

We investigated the likelihood of rolling certain numbers on our game board using 2 6 sided dice. Each player put a counter on the number they thought they would most likely roll. We discovered that the chance of rolling some numbers over others were higher, such as 7, 8 and 9 because there were more combinations to roll these numbers.



Basketball clinics

We had a great time at basketball clinics a few weeks ago!

We were able to practice our skills of passing and bouncing the ball to eachother, we also played game where we were challenged to dribble the ball from one end to the court to other without getting stopped.

We had such great fun learning these skills.


Badminton Clinics

On Thursday, we played badminton with Raymond.

We practiced hitting the shuttle and tried to beat our highest score of 12! It was very hard to try and beat this!

We really enjoyed hitting the shuttle and rallying one another.


Assembly Duty

Hi All,

Grade 1C will have assembly duty date on the June 2nd 2017.  Two students from the grade will host assembly and the grade will perform a piece that they have practised in music!


Grade 1C

Koalas Information reports

Last week we started writing our own information reports because we have been learning all about Australian animals and we know lots about koalas.

First we began reseaching information about Koalas using books, using weblinks and sheets of information as well as our knowledge. Then we found relevant information about our subheading and recorded the information in our own words. We have looked at things such as their habitat, diet and movement.

We cant wait to continue to research information and include it into our information reports!