We read the story Henry’s Map.

ACARA -Interpret data and information displayed in pictures and texts and on maps maps (ACHASSI007, ACHASSI024, ACHASSI040)

Mrs Rodgers showed a picture of a map. It was a map of a park and it included a key and some arrows showing directions.

What can we see on this map?

Hayley: A playground

Is the whole picture of a playground?

Jayden M: Benches

Kaleb: I can see trees.

What else can you see

Matthew: I can see the duck pond and the ducks.

Kayden: there is swings and slides and flowers and the trees.

There is lots of detail on the map. Tell me about the map, how has it been created?

Ezekiel: It has a see saw.

Krish: The map is green and it has parts that tell you where the places are. That can guide you.

There is something different on this map than what was on Henry’s map.

Ishaan: There is East, North, West and South.

Tell me about that..

Ishaan: It shows you where to go.

Tyson: Compass

There is something down the side that we have not used before.. Look at this bit what is this bit? (Pointing to the key)

Josh R: Pathway

Ayda: It shows us what is on the map

Mrs Rodger then explained about the key and the children all read together what items were on the key.

Why is there not ducks on the key?

Carter: Because they are animals

Matthew: It can fit in the duck pond

Amelia: Its not a thing

Shirley: Because animals can move

A map tells us about a space and things that are there, and this is a key and this directs us to different areas but we don’t have things on there that change so there are no ducks on the key.

What is something in our school that doesn’t change?

Jayden B: The school

Kaleb: The courtyard

I have started to make a key, lets label the key.

Green dots might be… Everyone said trees.

What do you think the brown things might be… The dirt, the soil, in the big plant beds.

The squares at the classrooms.

Janpreet: The toilets

Mia: The benches

Matthew: The gate

The children then had a go at making a map of the courtyard in their black books and had a  go at adding a key to their maps.

Some of the children went outside to count trees and look at the court yard to help complete their map. It was great to see the students adding many other things to their map, e.g. four square lines,  number for rooms, stairs




Singular and Plurals

Today we explored singular and plurals.

The children were asked “what is the word Singular or Plural mean?”

Krish: One and then more than one.

How can we change the word so it makes sense in a sentence?

We listened very carefully to the sentence to hear that is doesn’t make sense if we don’t add a ‘s’ to the word.

The children changed a list of singular words into plurals and then transferred their knowledge to construct a sentence.

e.g.   cat          cats

I have one cat at my house.

There are three cats at my Grandma’s house.




1 MR & 4AE

Today between recess and lunch we enjoyed time with our buddies.

We followed up on some of the interests from last time – paper folding, lego, drawing, painting, istop motion. Great Collaboration everyone.


Grammar – when to use ‘an’ or ‘a’

When to use ‘an’ or ‘a’.

Today during our intentional teaching time we revisited  – What is a vowel? The children were all quick to recall  –

a – e – i – o – u

We then recalled what was a noun – person, place or thing. A noun being  a name for things they  can see, touch or take a photograph.

Our discussion continued  about when to use ‘an’ instead of ‘a’. As a simple rule, we looked to see if the noun if the first letter was a vowel then they should use ‘an’, as in ‘an ant’, ‘an igloo’, ‘an egg’, ‘an umbrella’ and ‘an octopus’.

The children then went off to process and transfer their knowledge. The children were given a sheet with a set of pictures; the first step was the establish what letter the word started with and if that letter was a vowel. Under the picture the children wrote ‘an’ or ‘a’ accordingly. Children continued to build upon their individual knowledge through making connections with vowel, writing sentences, identifying initial sounds, word building(writing new words), building vocabulary and following a sequence of instructions.

Mission Day

What a wonderful day we had today. The children enjoyed all the  games and treats. It was hard to capture all the children in the photos as they were all moving around the school enjoying the fun activities.

The best part of the day was we raised over $3000 for charity.

Thank you also to the families for your support on mission day.

The rainbow snake in dreamland – Yurlunggur in Alcheringa

Today we read the dream time story called Yurlunggur in Alcheringa  – The rainbow snake in dreamland to the children.

The children then reflected upon this story using the language of art to express their ideas. The children’s work has created a beautiful display on the wall.

Fractions Investigation

Watching the above numberjacks episode prompted  discussion and questions about fractions. The children were introduced to new mathematical words, processes and understandings. After reflection the children continued to demonstrate their understandings of fractions using a range of materials including play dough, pencils, puzzles, loose parts, white boards and lego.


Mission Day Activities

Mission Day

Friday 1 June 2018

Thank you for your support of Mission Week activities. Listed below is the program for the activities on Mission Day on Friday 1 June 2018.

The purchase of tokens will be available from class teachers on Friday 1 June.  Students will only be able to use tokens to purchase items and participate in the activities, as we do not take money at the stalls.

Tokens are available in 10c portions with each page of tokens costing $5. The money raised going will go to Fred’s Van, Catherine House and the Loreto Vietnam Orphanage.

Please find below a timetable of Mission Day activities:

Friday 1 June 2018

9.00am Token selling by class teacher
12.00 -12.10pm Eat lunch
12.10 – 12.50pm Lunch
12.50 – 1.00pm set up time
1.00pm Mission Day activities commence
2.10pm Clean Up
2.30pm Assembly


Children can wear casual clothes on Friday 1 June Gold coin donation please


We thank Jayne and Sue from our canteen who will be providing the pasta for lunch for the students who have submitted their orders.  Please note that orders have closed.

Mission Week

Mission week will be held in Week 5 (this week)  with our Mission Day being held on Friday 1 June. 

Children can wear casual clothes on this day and we ask they bring a gold coin donation.

This is always a great day where we raise money for local, community and global charities. This year we are supporting St Vincent De Paul, Catherine House and Loreto Sisters Vietnam Australia Project.

Friday 1 June: Mass at 11am in Saint John Paul 11 Hall with parents welcome to attend.

Friday 1 June : Casual Day. Mission Day activities commence at 1.00pm

The canteen will be closed on Friday 1 June as we have organised a special lunch of vegetarian pasta (which needed to be ordered last week.)

More information will be sent out soon regarding Mission Day activities and tokens.

Please come and see us with any questions you may have.

Michelle and Jasmin