Friday, week 8

 Our wonderful assembly…

Well done 2DH and 2MP, you were awesome today!! Thank you so much to all of the families and friends who came to support the students and for all of the lovely feedback. It has certainly been a highlight of our year so far and so too was having the chicks with us. We are glad that we could share the experience with the school community in a fun and informative way.

Ethan: I think our assembly was good for the school.  It was a good hit.

Sandy: I couldn’t believe they were year 2s on the stage, they were so good. (Djaran’s Mum)

Mrs Ciccarello:  Gave us the two thumbs up!

Michelle:  That was my favourite assembly, it was funny an a great story. (Luka’s Mum)

Bec: It was fabulous! ( Tyron’s Mum)

Darren: The best assembly ever and melody was a great reader. (Melody’s Dad)

Selina: The best assembly ever! (Kai’s Mum)

Mr Urdanoff:  I loved the hatching video, it was great footage of the chicks hatching.

Isaiah: My dad said he was proud of me.

Ruby: My Dad said he liked the Techno chicken part.

Nathan:  My Dad said that I did a good job and the whole class did.



Literacy and Personal and Social Development
The students spent time reflecting on their performance this morning and considered the character strengths that they used to experience success.






Thursday, week 8

Tomorrow is our assembly, please be at school on time!

Maths Mini 2DH

(Photos taken by Seanna)


2DH Library

Today in 2DH we read the book called Chip.

Maths Mini in 2MP

2MP Library

(Photos taken by Abbey)

Lolla and Abbey enjoyed this part of the book because ‘It made us laugh with the noodles that were on Chip’s head.”

Assembly Preparation

Shared Reading

We shared the text All Through the Year again today to prelude our afternoon Writer’s Workshop lesson.  The children then continued to write their Seasons books and we enjoyed a lovely afternoon.

Wednesday, week 8

Come Read With Me

Our big buddies visited this morning to listen and assist with reading.  The children also worked on their focus sound ‘er’ by looking for this sound in their readers.

Winter Solstice conversation…

Sama: Today is the shortest day of the year.

Ethan: The earth is tilted.


We played the Banker’s Game today with a partner.

Assembly Practice

Only one more practice to go after today!  The students worked so hard and showed great leadership during our assembly preparation.

Tuesday, week 8


Maths mini

The students continued with their place value flip chart today.  Some children then moved onto their ‘add it up’ flip chart.


The students practiced writing their christian name and surname today.  We talked about how our names always start with a capital letter.

Assembly Reflection

The children watched our assembly film today and critiqued how well it is going.  Here are some examples of the notes the children took.  We briefly discussed what note taking is and here is their first try.

 Assembly Practice

The children are improving as they work on their reading parts and dance steps.  Well done everyone!

Assembly Reflection – non stop writing for ten minutes.

The children used their notes from earlier today to help them write a reflection this afternoon.

Monday, Week 8

Mrs Higgs will be absent on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, as she will be attending a course called ‘Cognitive Coaching’, along with a number of other teaching staff. There will be a Relief Teacher in the room and of course, Mrs Papillo will still be available if you need anything, along with Mrs Jones on Thursday. She will see everyone again on Friday for our Assembly!


Come Read With Me


Assembly preparation in the hall.

Assembly reflection…

At the end of our big practice this afternoon the children reflected on their performances by sharing some thing they did well and some things that  they need to improve on and how they can make their performance better.  The students were very honest and provided some great feedback.

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Friday, week 7

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Numeracy and Maths mini


Assembly preparation

The students have been preparing for the assembly today, they have worked hard to read their parts and remember their dance steps.  Some children may be very tired!!

Happy 8th birthday Isaiah!

Thursday, week 7

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Maths Mini

Add it up.



Calendar Inquiry – the seasons.

During our calendar inquiry, some children have included the seasons on their calendars and matched them to the months of the year.

We listened to a song about seasons then talked about the four seasons of the year.

Djaran: ‘The song has the word ‘fall’ in it, we don’t use that word, we use autumn instead.’

Summer, autumn. winter, spring.

Spring, summer, autumn, winter.

Abbey:  “There is a pattern, it repeats.”

Seanna: “There is always 3 months in one season.”

Sama: “The pattern has  a term of 4.”

The children found their season group and then discussed what their season looks like, sounds like and feels like.

Summer: Hot. Sun shines bright.  The sun is made of fire.  Beach.  Pool.

Autumn: Leaves change colour and fall down.  You can hear the leaves on the ground.  Rustle.  Crunch.

Winter: Rains a lot.  Very cold.  It sometimes snows in other countries.  You can hear the hail hitting the roof.  Thunder.  Wet.

Spring: Lots of insects, flowers grow, grass gets greener, farmers feed their plants.

The students started writing a book about the seasons.

Assembly Practice

This afternoon we spent time rehearsing our assembly.  The children are improving with their reading parts and they are becoming very excited about performing next Friday in front of the school community.


Attention Parents

Please check your child’s jumpers and jackets and ensure their name is clearly written on it.  If you have someone else’s item of clothing please return it to school and we will return it to its rightful owner.

Thank you and enjoy your evening.

P.S. Our class assembly is next Friday – don’t forget !



Wednesday, Week 7

Come Read with Me

Literacy – Assembly Speaking Parts and ILT

Groups of students worked with Mrs Higgs, Mrs Papillo and Lily, Grace, Sienna and Jane from the 6/7 classes to practice reading their assembly parts. Once again, we worked on developing their confidence, fluency and expression.

Whilst this was happening, students had:

Writing good copy of Creation prayers:

Numeracy – Place Value Laptop Task

After recess we had a run through of the script together and worked out where to stand on stage for the various parts. We are all very excited about next Friday and hope that lots of parents and friends can make it along to watch!

**Parents, please encourage your child to keep practicing their part every night. This will help us with the flow of the presentation, so that the reading is not so stop-start.



Today we celebrated Mrs Papillo’s birthday! We shared a piece of chocolate cake at the end of the day and sang ‘Happy Birthday’. Thank you to everyone who made cards – they were very sweet.




Come Read With Me

This morning the children looked for the ‘er’ sound as they read their books to their buddies.  Mrs Finos was so amazed at the children and how they displayed their leadership by getting on with their learning.  Well done year 2’s!!  Mrs Higgs and Mrs Papillo already knew you were amazing.


During our mini lesson, students represented 2-digit numbers using concrete materials. They rolled two 10-sided dice to get their number and then showed the number in its tens and units form.




The children were busy finishing off things they had started last week or working on their timeline or life cycle using i-Movie, Keynote or a Flip chart.

Assembly Preparation – Script reading

We read through the script from start to finish today and watched the Keynote presentation to know how the story works and fits together. The students need to make sure that they not only practice their part everyday, but do so using expression. The more familiar they become with the ‘tricky’ words, the easier it will be to add the acting aspect to their part.