Thursday 21st June (Term 2, Week 8)

Come Read With Me hosted by Clark 

Guided Reading

Writer’s Notebook

Writer’s Notebook is due at the end of next week so the children are coming closer to their final and edited story. Many have started to create hard covers for their books and they look great! I applaud those who are also working their books during home time, it is evident how much the children love writing and creating books.

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Pokemon Fantasy By Nhi-1k7b0hy

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Kristie’s life Emily Term 2 Writers notebook-xetts6

Prayer hosted by Aditi and Nhi

Aditi: Dear God, thank you for singing because when we sing to god, it makes God feels nice and I hope everybody feels nice.

Nhi: Dear God, thank you for singing because sometimes it can be peaceful and sometimes it can help you cheer.

Shylah: Dear God, thank you for singing because its fun and it can be beautiful.

Manan: Dear God, thank you for singing because its a great exercise for your mouth.

Birthday celebrations for Kimberley

Numeracy: Kaurna Calendars (continued)

 

 

Monday 18th June (Term 2, Week 8)

Come Read With Me hosted by Vien

Guided Reading (focusing on their, they’re and there)

Prayer hosted by Aditi and Anshika

Aditi: Dear God, I find it hard waiting for my friends to come to school so I can play for them.

Nhi: Dear God, I find it hard to wait for my grades because I want to know what I got.

Shylah: Dear God, I can’t wait for my Dad to come home.

Manan: Dear God, I can’t wait to go home.

Taihya: Dear God, its hard for me to wait for my friends to come over or when I want to play with my friends.

Numeracy

Students used a calendar focused on dreamtime to explore the Kaurna months of the year. Using their 100 languages, children started to create a calendar featuring Indigenous art work for each month. This also allowed us to look at the season in the Aboriginal Year and link it to the similarities of western seasons.

Literacy/History

Children used their afternoon to complete their Explorer/Navigator projects. Those groups who have already finished worked on their Numeracy addition extension. Children are challenging themselves by adding more dice or using a dice with a higher amount.

Friday 15th June (Term 2, Week 7)

Literacy/Visual Art

After today’s Assembly, we read a book called ‘When we Go Walkabout’ written by Rhonda Lalara and Alfred Lalara. It explores different types of environments and identifies some animals that live within that habitat. The children used this book as a provocation to create their own habitat drawing whilst acknowledging one animal that lives there. We also looked closely at creating interesting sentences using descriptive language.

Come Read With Me hosted by Finn

Prayer hosted by Shylah and Manan

Maddy : Dear God thank you for plants and trees because, they give us oxygen.

Manan:Dear God thank you for plants and trees because, when we plant them we can get food for them.

Nathan:Dear God thank you for plants and trees because, it give us oxygen and enjoy life.

Mary:Dear God thank you for plants and trees because, give us oxygen and there lots fruits and food.

HASS: Explore and Navigator project continued….

Independent Learning Workshops

Many of the children often share things that make them wonder. In some cases, we explore certain examples as a class. This afternoon was an example where each child could investigate and explore an aspect of their curiosity.

Vien and Daniel investigated an iStopMotion using lego. It was based on how volcanoes erupt.

Mia and Aditi engaged in art and craft activities using ICT.

Mary and Nhi continued to investigate animation making.

Evie, Shylah,  Kimberley and Taihya focused their curiosity on portrait drawing.

Terry used his time to work on his Writer’s notebook. He edited it with the teacher.

Thinh and Udesh created a mini presentation all about the upcoming FIFA World Cup.

Manan, Fatehvir and Fayzan made an iMovie about space. The were curious about all the planets after Manan asked “What is Neptune made out of?”.

Riley, Finn, Emily, Lincoln, Kaidan, Clark, Maddy and Thien explored how to make a flip book.

Nathan explored drawing portraits of the people in our class.

 

 

Thursday 14th June (Term 2, Week 7)

Come Read With Me hosted by Maddy

Guided Reading

Visual Art

The children explored x-ray Aboriginal Art.

Prayer hosted by Shylah and Manan

Shylah: Dear God, thank you for giving me a mouth to eat because we can get healthy with food and we can drink water.

Manan: Dear God, thank you for giving me a mouth to eat because you can eat lots of healthy stuff and not starve.

Riley: Dear God, thank you for giving me a mouth to eat because without it we would starve and all the food would go to waste.

Anshika: Dear God, thank you for giving me a mouth to eat because if we didn’t have. a mouth we would be starving and hungry and thank you for giving us a mouth to talk and share our feelings.

HASS- Explorer and Navigator Projects continue

 

 

Tuesday 12th June (Term 2, Week 7)

Religion

Today we explored a form of prayer using Mandalas. Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘circle’ or ‘centre’. Within the circle there are various images arranged with repeating shapes, colours and patterns. In Christianity, some examples of Mandalas include halos, the rosary, stained glass windows and the Celtic Cross. Children investigated how to create their own Mandala influenced by their creativity and with the help of some meditation music.

Guided Reading

Prayer hosted by Shylah and Manan

Shylah: Dear God, thank you for exciting things because we can spend time with our family and have fun.

Manan:Dear God, thank you for exciting things because you can have fun with family, family friends and sisters and brothers.

Mary: Dear God, thank you for exciting things because some exciting things are fun and make me happy.

Riley: Dear God, thank you for exciting things and one exciting thing that happened to me today is that I lost a tooth.

Library

Today we read a story about Harvey who rushed to the shops to buy the Orange 430! He didn’t know what it was but bought it anyway. When he realised it was useless, he decided to play with the box it came in instead. We had a great chat about the ‘useless’ things we have bought and shared our stories. It was a great way for children to connect their ideas with the book. This is one way that children build their comprehension.

Geography

Many of the children in 4RG have been talking about the upcoming Fifa World Cup so to connect their curiosity with Geography, the children were asked to investigate all the countries that are in the World Cup and find the countries correct Flag.

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Numeracy

We continued to learn how to count form 1 to 10. The children are becoming more confident in counting and using the kaurna language to explore numbers.

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Friday 8th June (Week 6, Term 2)

Art: Aboriginal Icons and Symbols

Writer’s Notebook

Visual Art: Learning how to design and make a magazine cover

Today the children learnt about what goes behind the creation of magazine covers. We studies fonts, colours, target audience, titles, tag lines, barcodes etc. Using their creativity, children created their own magazine covers using inspiration for our excursion to the Museum.


Thursday 7th June (Term 2, Week 6)

  Come Read With Me hosted by 

Guided Reading

Writer’s Workshop and Kaurna Numbers in Numeracy (work in progress)

Art: Aboriginal Art using symbols

After looking at our Excursion photos, many children noticed lots of repeating patterns found in some of the Aboriginal Artwork. Today we explored this curiosity by looking closely at the importance of this type of art work. We discovered that there is no written language for Aboriginal people so important cultural stories are passed down through the generations by symbols and icons portrayed in artwork. 

Children had a go at exploring these symbols and icons today. Some creating secret stories and having their Friedan try to solve them.

Prayer hosted by Riley and Mary

Riley: Dear God, thank you for water because without it there wouldn’t be any fish, dolphins and whales.

Mary: Dear God, thank you for water because  it keep us hydrated.

Evie: Dear God, thank you for water because  it keeps the sea animals alive and the water keeps us alive.

Nathan: Dear God, thank you for water because it help you when you are running.

HASS- History

Children worked in their pairs to continue their projects about their chosen Navigator/Explorer/Traders.

Wednesday 6th June (Term 2, Week 6)

Welcome Circle using Kaurna Language

Come Read With Me hosted by Fayzan

Guided Reading

HASS- Indigenous People’s connection to land, sea and sky: exploring sustainability

Children created a 100 Language presentation showing the importance of Land/Sea or Sky for the Aboriginal People. They chose which aspect of the Country most interested them and explored it using three provocations.

The provocations were based on three Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander  books…..

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Mia connection to sky-2esejky

Numeracy: exploring Kaurna numbers and numbers from different languages (continued)

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Prayer hosted by Riley

Riley: Dear God, I’m sorry for being naughty and not cleaning my room because that won’t make the environment happy.

Kimberley: Dear God, I’m sorry for not listening to my Mum, not cleaning my room and not making my bed and Im sorry for not listening to my Mum and making my lunch

Nathan: Dear God, I’m sorry for being naughty when I don’t clean my room and when I do the wrong things.

Evie: Dear God, I’m sorry for not doing what Im told.