August 15, 2019

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August 15, 2019

During third term, Year One students are learning about Australian culture and how stories we read and write are influenced by our culture.

We will be reading stories written by celebrated Australian authors throughout the term. To date we have read Banjo

Patterson, Mem Fox and Dreamtime stories from our local indigenous community the Wathaurong. One of the Dreamtime stories we enjoyed was 'Bunjil' as to the Wathaurong people, B...

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Year 1 @ TORQUAY COLLEGE

In Year One at Torquay College, we love learning and always strive to uphold our school values of Respect, Friendship and Doing Your Best. We aim to build on the skills our students have already developed in Literacy and Numeracy to take the next steps towards becoming confident, competent and enthusiastic writers, readers and mathematicians. We provide individualised and highly stimulating programs including Writer's Workshop, Science and Inquiry units including, 'Living and Learning By The Sea,' 'Whatever the Weather,' 'Cultural Stories,' and 'It's A Small World,' to engage our students, involving the use of technology, hands on experiential learning and collaborative activities.

Writer's Workshop


This year we have introduced, 'Writer's Workshop,' to Year One. This program promotes a love for writing by giving our students opportunities to 'start from the heart; writing about the things they care about most and to discover the habits, tools and skills that excellent writers use.

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Coding

Our Year 1 students have a really fun time exploring coding, using apps such as Scratch Jr and 'Coding With Awbie,' using the OSMO kits for iPad.

August 15, 2019

During third term, Year One students are learning about Australian culture and how stories we read and write are influenced by our culture.

We will be reading stories written by celebrated Australian authors throughout the term. To date we have read Banjo

Patterson, Mem...

July 22, 2019

Things got off to a flying start in Year 1 this term with a visit from, 'The Flying Bookworm Theatre.'  The room was abuzz with laughter and cheering (along with a variety of animal sounds!) as the students watched and joined in with some amazingly high energy performa...

June 27, 2019

This afternoon the Year One’s did a fantastic job sharing their work from our Inquiry Unit ‘Whatever the Weather’ during the Torquay College STEM Expo. Many thanks to the families who were able to come along and share in the activities and experiments the students pres...

June 3, 2019

The Year One students had a sensational time at Scienceworks participating in the ‘What’s with the Weather?’ program. Our young scientists learnt some of the science behind clouds, storms and lightning whilst participating in some hair-raising experiments! The highligh...

March 27, 2019

On Friday, 15th March, Grades D6 & D8 took our Junior School Assembly on an 'Underwater Discovery' and shook their tails like 'Big Blue Whales!' Miss Wearne and Mr Craig were incredibly proud of the confidence, enthusiasm and talent our students displayed as they emcee...

March 12, 2019

This term, the Year One students are 'Living and Learning by the Sea!' To learn more about local marine life, we jumped on some buses and drove over to Point Lonsdale to explore the rockpools where we saw periwinkles, crabs, anemones and limpets. We also went to the Ma...

February 11, 2019

Welcome back to 2019!

Today your child would have brought home a copy of the Year 1 Newsletter for Term 1. Our newsletter introduces you to the members of the Year 1 Team and has a list of all upcoming events this term.

Please ensure you take the time to read t...

November 16, 2018

ZAP! Have you ever been zapped when bouncing on a trampoline? Maybe, when you touched the car door? Or even when you touched a door knob? Well, the Year Ones can now explain why this little electric shock happens! We experimented by ‘charging up’ balloons (rubbing them...

November 2, 2018

The children in Year One have been learning about other countries during their Inquiry unit, ‘It’s a Small World’. This afternoon’s performance at assembly was done by B6 and B8 and featured a dance and song from Indonesia. B6 performed the Poco-Poco which is popular d...

October 26, 2018

On Thursday we welcomed the Foundation students into our classrooms for their first Transition Day. All the children really enjoyed working together to complete an art and craft activity. The Year One students were wonderful role models, demonstrating how they can list...

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