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Planning for Saxon - Grade 1

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We desire books that feed the mind and nourish the soul


Memorisation
Planning to devote time daily to memorisation skills. As a group, should take about 20 min.
Catechism, times tables, phonic sounds, poetry and geography songs.

Faith
Saxon will be preparing for and making his First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion this year.
Daily preparation.
Resources
St Joseph Catechism
CHC stories
First Communion Saints
Catholic Picture Books
The Mass Book for Children and Little Acts of Grace - Rosemary Gortler and Donna Piscitelli

English
Saxon is beginning the year with a great attitude towards reading and the ability to read basic books:)
Reading
Phonic Revision
Daily Reading

Writing
Daily writing in some form
Copywork
Write a Story & Illustrate x 1+
Oral Narrations

Spelling
All About Spelling x 3/wk
Effective Reading Workbooks x 1/wk (or ones below)
Ridout Workbooks
Starfall - Computer Phonics

Literature
Each day to read one chapter of book aimed to Saxon's interest and ability.
Suggestions include: The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter -Beatrix Potter, Little Old Mrs Pepperpot - Alf Proysen, Winnie-the-Pooh -A.A.Milne, My Naughty Little Sister - Dorothy Edwards, Happy Times in Noisy Village - Astrid Lindgren, The Children's Book of Virtues - William Bennet

Picture Books
Daily read quality picture books, at least 3 per day.
As often as possible to follow up with A Book & Activity

Poetry
Daily Read & Enjoy
Suggestions include: Child's Garden of Poetry - RL Stevenson

Mathematics
Saxon is advanced in maths and loves to play with numbers, we will be strengthening his basic knowledge and introducing new concepts this year
Daily
Resources
Singapore Maths
MEP where extra work for understanding is needed.
Living Maths Books

Science and Nature
Saxon shows a keen interest in nature and science.  Plan to really foster his interest this year.
Reading - Our learning will be interest led, twice weekly we will read science books from our collection and narrate.
Experiment -  x 1/wk
Technology - Encourage explorations with Mechano, K'nex and Lego
Resources
Various DK books (of which we have many)
picture and science experiment books.
DVDs

Nature
Reading - Read at least once per week and journal.
Nature walk - x 1/wk
Resources
Wonderland of Nature - Nuri Mass
WON Journal
Science and Nature TV Series and DVDs

History
Plan to be more conscientious about teaching history this year.
Twice weekly
Term 1- Australia, Beginnings through to explorers.
Term 2, 3 & 4- To be determined!  Like to leave wiggle room
Resources
Historical Picture Books; Branch Library and our collection.
Core Australian living books from our collection; Pownell, Clark and Bailey

Geography
Plan to be more conscientious about teaching culture and mapwork this year.
Read once weekly
mapwork once weekly 
Study maps, cover, label and later redraw and label.
Resources
A Child's Geography - Ann Voskamp
Homeschool Share
Geography Picture Books; Branch Library and our collection

Art and Craft
Once weekly
Resources
Dick Blick Lesson Plans
Deep Space Sparkle
Art Projects for Kids
Harmony Art Mom

Physical Education
Term 2 & 3 – Soccer

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