Year 1 - 2020


Students will develop their reading ability through participation in the Reader’s Workshop. This model breaks down learning efficiently into parts including: peer interactions during class share, brainstorming and reflection times, and the gradual release model of ‘I do (teacher models concept), ‘we do’ (whole class practise of concept), ‘you do’ (student works independently on differentiated task). In particular, students will  learn how to effectively utilise reading strategies such as stretching words, making pictorial inferences, building reading stamina and using phonetic awareness of letter sounds to articulate words. During this process, students will make meaningful connections to books in order to deepen their comprehension. Later on in the year, they will be focusing on forming further connections between text to text and text to world.

During the Writer’s Workshop students will learn to write both retells and narratives, focusing on characters, setting and story structure. Alongside these tasks, students will learn about correct application of punctuation and grammar in their writing. Students will continue to take great steps in effectively applying capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and re-reading of work in order to make corrections. 

Students will use their Writer’s Notebook to focus on planning their ideas by drawing, writing and labelling. This will be important in building student capacity in thinking deeply about their writing and utilising imagery to prompt detailed writing pieces.

As the year progresses, students will learn to explore informative texts and develop their own, finding information from both physical and technological texts. In particular, students will continue to explore indigenous Australian culture such as stories from ‘The Dreamtime’ as well as our country’s geography and varied native animal species.


In numeracy, students will focus on counting, ordering, and sequencing numbers by 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s through visual, auditory and kinaesthetic activities. They will learn about the concept of place value and why it is important, focusing on the representation of numbers in tens and ones/units. Students will use tactile resources such as MAB, icy pole stick bundles and unifix during this process. They will learn about length and measurement as well as identification and categorisation of 2D shapes.

Further into the year, students will consolidate their understanding of chance and data, and time. They will build on their understanding of the mathematical operations addition and subtraction and progress to learn important, practical concepts in multiplication and division.


Level Sport: 

This year, students will participate in a variety of physical activities and use apparatus designed to foster development in gross motor skills, fitness, resilience and teamwork. Students will work in different rotations in each levelled sport session, ranging from ball activities, basic obstacle courses, balancing and whole body movement exercises.

In Term 3, students will deviate from circuit activities to practice dance in preparation for the school concert. This will entail learning different dance steps and choreographed routines.

Integrated Topics:
Semester One: History

Over the semester, students in grade 1 will have the opportunity to engage in aboriginal history, events and culture. Students will retell significant family event milestones and describe how their family may differ from the past and present. Students will also explore and identify significant events, dates and celebrations from all cultures. 

Semester Two: Geography

In semester 2, students will learn about connections to people and places: the importance of how places can be significant within Australia and the world. Students will identify the traditional owners of our local and wider community and will explore weather, seasons and natural features.



Term 2 2020: Please note all activities in Term 2 have been cancelled or postponed where available

  • Coal Creek Excursion

  • Swimming and Water Safety Lessons at PARC Swim Centre in Frankston 

Term 3 2020: 

  • Book week performance

  • Buddies Incursion

  • Carrum Downs Library

  • BFPS Concert

Term 4 2020

  • SMART money incursion

  • Life Education Van

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Office Hours: 

Monday                    8:15am - 3:30pm

Tuesday - Friday      8:15am - 4:00pm

Banyan Fields Primary School
90 Cadles Road, 
Carrum Downs, VICTORIA
​Phone: 03 9782 1333
Fax: 03 9782 0912

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