Friday Fun

This morning we enjoyed the assembly presented by 6/7 NB & 1SA exploring Past, Present and Future.

Ezekiel – My favourite part was the velociraptor

Ayda – My favoueite part was when the girls came down and took pictures with the cut outs.

Kaleb – I like when the velociraptor bit the camera.

Carter – I liked when Spiro came down and said “I don’t understand what is happening.”

Portia – I like the shape our things and the Mummy shark and baby shark.

Matthew – My favourite part was when the megladon came up and velociraptor attacked.

Jayden M – My favourite was when Spiro said “I can’t wait to est my chicken.”

Hannah – I like it when everyone looked very old.

Tyson – I like the part when the shark got eaten by the whale.

Linda  –  I like when they controlled the machine.

The Paperboyo art video was pretty cool.

After recess we went to visit the Fish Farm and we continued our conversation about Habitats and how a tree is a grocery store.

The children recorded their understandings in their black books.

After lunch we continued our learning through investigations using lego, drawing, paper folding and laptops.



We started our lesson with a little fun with this ‘action’ clip describing verbs.


We revisited our learning about verbs and tenses.

The children reflected:

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Birds in our environment

Today when we go out to the oval what birds do you think we will see?

Carter – The ones with the very long beak.

Ezekiel – The ones with the long neck.

Matthew – We might see pigeons.

Josh – Normal birds. A bit big and they are grey.

Ayda – We might see the birds that are black and white.

Kayden – That they are magpies. There are also birds with all different colours.

Krish  – In OSHC we see pink and black and white birds.

Thaison – We might see wood peckers?

Jasroz – The big birds have brown colours.

Hannah – Sometimes you can see a swan.

Anna – Sometimes you can see lots of birds flying up the skies.

Sarah – we might see a peacock.

Johnny – We might see crows.

Portia – We might see rainbow birds and see gulls.

Kaleb – We might see might wood peckers.

Tyson – we might see a parrot.

Henry- We might see a kookaburra

Jannpreet – we might see a roadrunner.

We walked quickly and quietly (not to scare the birds away) to the oval with a partner, a clipboard and pencil to record our observations.

We sat on the benches and watched the birds on the oval and flying in the sky. There was a lot of discussion, drawing and writing to record our learning.

Then Mr M came over to join us and told us the big white birds with the long beaks were called an Ibis. Then we walked to the end of the end oval and stopped and listened to other birds that were high in the trees. They were called rainbow lorikeets.

Mr M told us that the trees are grocery stores for birds and bugs – everything they need they can find there and for us to look carefully through the group of trees as they are the natural habitats for bugs and birds.

We went outside the gate to see a long line of ants walking up a tree. We continued walking around the trees at the end of the oval to see what other birds and creatures we could find. This where we found a hole and discovered that this is called a trapdoor spider home. Ezekiel showed a branched to Mr M and then we talked about the birds eating the flowers. We stopped at the trees by log park and discovered a  golden wattle tree.

Then we came back to the classroom.

Now it is  time to share our new knowledge –

Matthew – So we  found out that there were lots of different creatures – some in the sky and some in the trees.

Krish – I found out that big spiders go in a hole.

What is the name of the spider?

Thiason – A trap door spider.

Ayda – Me and Anna found out the black and white birds and some normal birds.

Anna – The black and white birds was poking the holes to get some bugs to eat.

Jasroz – I saw some birds flying at the trees. They were brown.

Ekam  – I saw black and white birds and a magpie.

Dion – Me and Ekam found an ant.

Kayden – Animals have all different kinds things about them, some have long necks and long beaks.

The children drew and wrote about their new understandings in their black books.


Investigations: A time to explore, discover, solve problems and learn together.

Collaboration is an important learning power we are using during investigations; as we talk to others, observe, negotiate, plan, share, ask questions, discuss together our own ideas are challenged  and new connections and understandings are formed.

Planning before play enables children to organise their thinking, resources and actions.

Some of the provocations today included:

  • Designing a marble run using construction materials
  • Planning and building a park in the block area.
  • Pictures using coloured paper
  • Fountain/statue construction using alfoil, plasticine and pop sticks.
  • Stop watch and puzzles
  • Research in laptops


Today our exploration of verbs continued into ‘tenses’ and how words change within a sentence structure. Verbs are the part of the sentence that show action. They tell you what the subject of the sentence is doing. Verbs in simple tense tell you when the action happened. Simple tense can change the action to past, present, or future. We shared our learning and knowledge as a group and then the children transferred their understandings by writing their own sentences in their books.


Alexander’s Outing – Art provocation

Exploring comprehension through art mediums.

Today we shared the text “Alexander’s Outing’ by Pamela Allen.

Using art to express comprehension enables children to use creative connections and explore different mediums, shape and perspective to tell a story.
The children’s pictures share with us their depth of understandings.

Literacy Rotations

This weeks sound focus is: ou

This weeks words are: Sunday , called


  • Guided sounds with teacher: ou
  • Laptops- ou words
  • The Potato People – creating a story book.
  • ou jolly phonics


  • Guided sentence with teacher
  • On Sunday – recall and sentence writing.
  • Laptops- On the weekend story – publish
  • Sight word cup game – Say the word – Find the duck



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Investigations is a time for children to lead and explore their learning through areas of interest.

During this time children build upon learning dispositions of persistence, confidence, problem solving and transfer of knowledge as they engage with learning powers of Creativity, Collaboration and Curiosity.

Planning helps children organise their thinking, what direction their learning will take, who they will play with and what resources they might need.

Natural and Constructed

What is natural – What is constructed?

The natural, managed and constructed features of places, their location, how they change and how they can be cared for (ACHASSK031)

We began our discussion by asking  – What do you know or think about when we say ‘Natural and Constructed?’ Sometime the term constructed means man-made.

Jayden M -Man made means man builds things for animals.

Ezekiel – Man are scientist.

Krish – Man-made is worker.

Ayda – Man-made might be some peopl who make lots of stuff.

Shirley – Natural is when like stuff makes their own home and man-made is stuff that is already man before.

Jayden B – Cars are man-made – I think people are not man-made because Jesus made them.

Kaleb – Blocks are man-made

Krish – Natural are things that man didn’t make they are from the earth.

Carter – Man-made are buildings like sky scrapers and that are very tall like a tower.

Angus – Man-made is sometime when you can make your own picture out of your imagination.

Talyn – Things are natural are animals

Matthew – Glass is man-made and water is natural.

The children then reflected and recorded their understandings in their black books.

Questions to explore at home:

Why do we construct things?

Why do we need to look after these things?