The Learning Program for Class 1
Main Lesson Middle Lesson
Capital letters Writing of the Bush
Letter Combinations (Phonics) Story Retelling
Writing Practice Recitation & News Telling
Counting from 1 to 12 Radial Form Drawing
The Equation Paper folding and cutting
The 4 Operations Games with Counters
Human Society and its environment (HSIE)
Flood Stories Aboriginal Creation Myths
The Four Temperaments
Science and Technology
The Four Elements Gardening
Plant Stories Rock Cycle
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PD.H.&PE)
Sport: Swim and Survive. Water safety & swimming in preparation for summer. Team Games. Circle Games.
Dance: Bush and Circle Dances
Overnight Stay. Camp suggestion: Fingal Heads – include Minjumbal Museum.
Cooking Biscuits and Cakes.
Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA)
Painting: Wet on Wet. Exploring Rainbow Colours and their intrinsic qualities.
Possible themes: Painting the vowels. Painting the plant. Colour
harmony in the Elemental World.
Drawing: Block Crayons: Exploring Rainbow Colours.
Possible Themes: The Rainbow, The Rainbow Serpent, Water and the
Clay: Hand modelling (coil and pinch).
Wax: Modelling, Candles: coloured twist candles.
Music: Learning to play the recorder. Instrumental accompaniment with
percussion. Simple notation.
Craft: Soft crafts
Wool: weaving a shoulder bag, knitting a recorder bag and a gnome.
Calico: embroidering a calico bag with blanket stitch.
Silk: gutta-drawn outline, silk dye picture: scarf or streamers on a stick, silk frame.
Felt: felt frames for photos, felt patches with embroidery, felt eggs or small felt toy.
Wood: toy making. Making a breadboard. Decorating own crayon boxes.
Sanding & varnishing desk.
Building and Construction: building a shelter, cubby or tree house, using
recycled timber & bamboo.
Printing: Leaf Patterns
Drama Set and Costume Preparation. Rehearsals. Performance. Possible theme:
With such a program in mind, those are the kind of stories told in Class 1
– Stories of power and magic that involve transformation and metamorphism. Transformed earth science lessons. For example, the geographic phenomena of a tidal wave can be transformed into an all-powerful Oriental potentate: The Tsunami Lord.
– Physics stories, e.g. for colour: The story of Ruby, Marina and Topaz
– Rock stories
– The Alphabet – consonant and vowel stories
– Number Stories
– Stories of the elemental beings
– Aboriginal stories and stories of place