Mrs Jane Parker
Mrs Connie Spinelli
Our aim for Year One will be to provide a learning environment that provides young children with opportunities to maximize their full potential and develop a sound foundation for their future success in learning. In Year One we will adopt a holistic approach to teaching and learning. This will address the physical, personal, social, emotional and spiritual well-being of each child.
Religion forms an integral part of our life at Holy Spirit and permeates through all learning areas. All the children in the school community are encouraged to develop their potential and special qualities in an environment centred on Christ. Gospel values are integrated in all aspects of the classroom and curriculum in Year One.
The English curriculum is based around the three interrelated strands of language, literature and literacy. The teaching and learning programs balance and integrate all three strands. Together, the strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating.
The Mathematics curriculum aims to develop understanding, logical reasoning, analytical thought and problem solving skills. The Mathematics Curriculum is organised into three content strands: number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability. The proficiency strands aim to develop understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning and are an integral part of mathematics across all three content strands. The proficiencies reinforce the significance of working mathematically within the content and describe how the content is explored or developed.
In Year One the students will undergo simple cause-and-effect relationships from their observations and experiences. They will begin to link events and phenomena with observable effects and ask questions. They will observe changes and explore the properties of familiar objects. Students will also begin to appreciate and compare their scientific observations.
Monday: Reading book change
Tuesday: Physical Education and Hymn Singing
Tuesday and Wednesday: Italian
Thursday: Library borrowing
Friday: Humanities and Social Science Art (alternating Fridays)