Jesmond Public School

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Welcome to 1/2A!

It has been a busy start to the year and the students in 1/2A have been working hard on the challenge and joy of learning.

In mathematics we have been covering a range of key numeracy concepts including understanding patterns, place value, skip counting, addition and subtraction, and measuring length, area, volume and weight. We use Number Talks to build critical thinking skills and small groups to problem solve collaboratively. As much as possible, we take a hands-on approach to our mathematics learning.


In English, our class has been looking at creating a range of texts by learning about using sentence structure and vocabulary to make our writing more detailed and interesting. Our reading program has a focus on phonics, learning the sounds of English and how they are represented in text. We regularly read a range of texts and complete various activities to strengthen reading fluency and comprehension.

In science, our physical world unit investigates the various forms of energy and how we use them, looking at how light energy can be shaped and how sound energy is used to make music. Our material world unit looks at the properties of various materials, why we use them and what happens when we combine them.

Our history unit investigates how looking at the past can tell us more about the present, and what it can inform us about the future. We are exploring how history is important to our local community. We are looking at how technology has changed over the years, and how it impacts our daily lives.

Finally, in PDH/PE we are continuing to learn how to stay safe, healthy and active in our environments. We have recently completed a series of lessons teaching a range of movement skills involved in AFL.

To keep updated on what is happening in 1/2A, please check Seesaw regularly.

Tom Anlezark

Classroom Teacher

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