RAA Road Safety Program

Today we attended the RAA Road Smart Program. The children explored;

Walking safely and passenger safety

Students will be introduced to the STOP, LOOK, Listen, Think message. They will be made aware of the importance of choosing a safe place to cross the road and the different types of crossings. Students will also learn about the importance of being visible to other road users and how to be safe passengers.

We will be sending home an activity book for you to share with your child and revisit the learning. Each child also got a reflective bag tag for their backpacks.

Math Rotations

As we continue our exploration on time the children explored the rotations below.

  • Months of the year- Order and write
  • Teacher guided- half past times
  • Beat the clock- Timer activity- can you draw a detailed farm in 3 minutes
  • Laptops- telling the time game- half and o’clock times


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Literacy Rotations

This weeks sounds are: oi

This weeks words are: Saturday, all, play


  • Guided sentences with teacher
  • Writing- On Saturday I
  •  Sight word board game
  • Laptops- story writing


  • Guided sounds with teacher
  • Picture to word card match
  • Alexander’s Outing- story recall and order
  • Laptops- oi word list


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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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Literacy Rotations

This weeks sounds are: oi

This weeks words are: Saturday, all, play


  • Guided sounds with teacher
  • Picture to word card match
  • Alexander’s Outing- story recall and order
  • Laptops- oi word list


  • Guided sentences with teacher
  • Writing- On Saturday I
  •  Sight word board game
  • Laptops- story writing




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.

Math Focus- O’clock times

Today we focused on o’clock times. We want the children to be able to read and write o’clock times to the hour. The children each had 12 clocks and had to record the o’clock times from one to twelve o’clock. They then wrote it in word form and as well a digital. This gave the children 3 different options in being able to recognise the time.

CLARA- Hope and Optimism

Hope and Optimism is seeing yourself as someone who learns and changes and makes progress over time. The opposite if this is being ‘stuck and static’.

Jasroz- I hope I can help people. Hope means I want to do it.

Tyson- Hope means someone might win the game or won’t.

Krish- Hope means never give up.

Angus- Hope sometimes means when you can try to help someone and you can say to them are you ok do you want me to help you?

Ayda- It means when you mum and dad go to work you might say I hope you have a good day.

Matthew- Hope means you might wish for sometime.

Talyn- Hope means never give up.

Angus- Hope means when you say to someone and your mum might say I hope you have a good day and I hope you might make new friends

Jasroz- I hope I can get an iPhone 8

Anna- I hope you have a good time at work

Johnny- I hope I can get a soccer ball

We opened dialogue about being hopeful and optimistic as a learner and what this might look, feel and sound like. We talked about also having a positive mindset and always trying out best.


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

Math Rotations- Clocks and Time

Our rotations for this morning were:

  • Teacher guided days of the week.
  • Digital timer challenge- how many things can you draw in 3 minutes, watching the time count down.
  • Puzzles- matching written times to analogue clocks
  • Laptops- ABC Splash- memory match of digital and analogue clock times


Tell time to the half-hour (ACMMG020)
Describe duration using months, weeks, days and hours (ACMMG021)

Here are some of the children’s reflections:

Dion- On the laptop I had to match the clocks and the timers

Johnny- We wrote the days of the week

Josh- When the timer started I drew as many soccer balls as I could

Amelia- On the laptop I had to match the times with the pictures

Krish- We matched the clock times