Book Week Fun

What a fabulous Book Week we have had this year. A great performance on Thursday morning, a visiting illustrator, book loving activities in the Library and a dress up parade.IMG_2316 IMG_2315IMG_2304 4 IMG_2300 3 IMG_2290 IMG_2304 3 IMG_2291 2 IMG_2294 2 IMG_2295 2 IMG_2297 3 IMG_2307 2

Thank you Simone for all of your hard work organising everything. The costumes were great, well done everyone on your efforts.

We have been labelling features of our homes and using descriptive language to write about them.

We talked about our feelings and described how different feelings can affect our bodies.

We had lots of fun with our big, big buddy class doing chalk drawings and skipping.

We have begun planting seeds for our new garden beds. Once they sprout we can transplant the plants into the new beds.

We have been working hard reading words that contain the tricky silent magic “e.”

We are learning to read, make and record o’clock times during our maths lessons.

During Japanese lessons with Mr. Pluck the children were given the opportunity to dress up in traditional Japanese kimonos and they had lots of fun learning the correct way to wear them.

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The sharing topic for the coming week will be free choice.

Many classes will be attending Swimming this week. As a result, there will be a few changes to our timetable throughout the coming week. We have another very busy week ahead of us, hope your child is able to rest over the weekend in readiness for it.




Another busy week.

I seem to start my posts with these same words each week. It has been another busy week in Room 02. Here are some of the activities and ย learning, not to mention fun that we have had this week.

๐Ÿ˜Š We have had some big learning this week with the silent magic e! Ask your child to explain the rule to you.

๐Ÿ˜Š We are continuing to develop The outside play space near our classroom. The children are absolutely loving the spare parts equipment that we have and we are always looking for more bits and pieces to add to our collection. To enhance our garden we purchased a couple of large planter boxes and children spent quite some time on Thursday filling the boxes with soil. The rain on Friday and over the weekend will help get the soil ready for our plants. Stay tuned for more information about this.

๐Ÿ˜Š Emily loves to Bounce at the Odean Theatre on Momday was just lovely. ย We were all very excited about travelling on a bus, for some it was their first time. The stage production was very clever and the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience of live theatre. At one point I found myself watching their faces, enjoying their expressions and squeals of delight!

๐Ÿ˜Š We have continued to look at number lines and enjoyed the Maths about me sharing. There has been a lot of learning involved with comparing the information presented in these. Thanks for taking the time to help your child complete this project.

๐Ÿ˜Š We designed Houses this week. We talked about the materials and features of our individual homes.

๐Ÿ˜Š ย Children skipped like crazy during Jump Rope for Heart. Thank you for your sponsorships and donations.

๐Ÿ˜Š Lots of children have been visiting the Library during lunchtime to collect Pokemons.

๐Ÿ˜Š We attended a fabulous assembly on Friday afternoon which launched Book Week. Don’t forget to wear your dress up to school on Fridat for our parade. Come as an Australian book character or famous Australian character from history.

๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š This week we have lots of fun Bookweek activities ย planned.

I hope everyone is practicing drying and dressing themselves after baths and showers in readiness for swimming week. Don’t forget to wear your goggles in the bath tub or shower, so that you are used to wearing them in the pool every day.

Here are a few snaps of our very busy Gardeners.

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Magic e

Today we learnt about silent magic e. It is silent because it doesn’t make a sound. It is magic because it puts magic on the vowel and flips it. When you read the word, you no longer say the short vowel sound but the long vowel sound instead. Hope you enjoy sharing this great video with your child.



Here we go…

We have had another great week with lots of fun and learning. We had special visitors from an elementary school in Japan in our classroom and we attended a special assembly welcoming them to our school. We are enjoying our Inquiry topic into homes around the world. We’ve been looking at number lines and time. We have continued to talk about respect.

The coming weeks are going to be extremely busy. Here is the information you’ll need for the coming week.

๐Ÿ˜Š Emily loves to Bounce excursion is on Monday. There will be no lunch orders on this day due to the excursion.

๐Ÿ˜Š also due to the excursion PE will now be on Tuesday.

๐Ÿ˜Š NAPLAN testing this week for the older children also means changes to our time table, Library day will be Tuesday for this week only

๐Ÿ˜Š Jump rope for heart will also be on Tuesday

๐Ÿ˜Š School photos will be taken this week, our day is Friday. Please ensure that your child has their individual photograph envelope with them on the day

๐Ÿ˜Š We also launch Book Week on Friday. There will be lots of fun things happening to celebrate our love of books, more information at the end of the week. You may however want to start thinking of dress up ideas for the following Friday for our parade.

๐Ÿ˜Š Sharing this week is your maths about me poster. Don’t forget to jazz them up, make them look interesting and exciting.

What a great week!

Wow, this sure has been a very busy week.

This week I sent home the following items, I hope you’ve seen them..

  • school photograph envelope
  • Emily loves to bounce excursion to the theatre
  • swimming information
  • a Maths about me poster for the sharing topic in week 4, we ask that the children record their own information on the poster and bring it on their sharing day in week 4

This week the children have really enjoyed getting back into the Grange Garden for nature play. It has been great watching them pulling up weeds, using their imagination and being very creative. This week we had someone make a nature shop, an igloo, a nest for a bird, a home for other animals and we found a very interesting hole.

There was a lot of rich language and children helping each other and problem solving together. Of course, we had fun jumping in the puddles earlier in the week.

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  • Here is some of the other great learning from our week..
  • We have been talking about “Respect,” what it looks like and what it might sound like. We’ve been discussing respect at home, at school and in the community.
  • We have been using the rule of two vowels go walking to read some tricky words.
  • We’ve begun looking at homes as part of our inquiry.
  • We’ve had fun in Japanese, Drama and Art.
  • Skipping and sharing books with our big buddies.
  • Thinking about time.
  • Getting really good at reciting the days of the week from any starting point and reading the names of the days.
  • Developing some new dance moves.

Today we were lucky enough to have some Silky chickens visit our class.

News from Week 1 !


What a great first week back. Great to see everyone well rested and ready for a big term of learning.




We love our new cubby house and enjoyed writing Thank you letters to Bruce and then playing in the cubby.


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This week we have…

  • Been focussing on revising the vowels. We have been looking at the sound each letter makes as well as the name of each vowel. ย We have been using our Flippy Dolphin strategy to read and sort lots of words.
  • We learnt that when two vowels go walking the first one does the talking and the first vowel says its name. The children really liked the following video and I promised them that I’d share it with families to enjoy together.

  • In Maths, we are focussing on time and have been working hard learning the days of the week, saying them, writing them and of course, reading them.
  • There have been a few changes to our timetable
  • Monday- PE and Computer Room
  • Tuesday- Literacy groups with 01, Resource based learning and Dance
  • Wednesday- Japanese, Drama
  • Thursday- Library, Art, Independence Day for the next five week.
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This week I sent home a note about an excursion to the Odeon Theatre in Norwood to see the play “Emily loves to Bounce.” Please check the blue reader bag for your note if you haven’t seen it yet.

Today I sent home information about Swimming, please check the blue reader bag for your note.

Nature Play in the Grange Garden begins on Monday morning. We will be playing there each morning from 8:50 am. Please remember to come to school in your rain coat and rubber boots.





Welcome back!

Hi everyone, we had a wonderful first day back at school and everyone was keen to get organised and see their friends. The children were all very excited to share their holiday news.

Thanks to the people who have already sent along photographs for our learning in History. We will need them on Friday of this week, please refer to the note on the seesaw app or see me if you are unclear of what we need.



Get ready for a big term!

I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine this week. We have a big term approaching, there will be a lot of exciting learning and some fun activities during the coming term. I hope that everyone will be well rested!

If you haven’t already seen the note I posted on the see saw app regarding photographs required for much of our learning this term please take the time to read it. ย This note details everything you need to send to school by the end of week one so that your child will be able to participate in a variety of learning activities.

I’m looking forward to seeing lots of smiling faces next week.

Our sharing topic for the first week back will be holiday news.




A few reminders..

One more time before the end of term!image


We are only two days into this week and we have managed to do lots of fun things and have been super busy. The children are absolutely loving nature play in the Grange Garden. Yesterday we saw lots of rubbish and together we worked hard to get under bushes and pick it all up when we’d finished our play. The garden looked much better for our efforts. Today we had heaps of fun weeding and because of the rain over night there were plenty of mud puddles and the creek had some water in it too. Perfect for splashing, jumping and getting wet!

Those little faces were full of joy!