Wednesday 31st July, Week 2 term 3

Welcome to Wednesday!!

 

INVESTIGATIONS

Today we had a group of children work together to make some playdough. They took turns measuring how much flour, water and salt was needed. After they used their imagination to play with it – we saw cookies, jewellery, balls, pancakes and more!!!

Ivy “i mixed the flour and the salt..then we put in water. I am making a donuts with the playdough”

Massa “i am making a dog” Abel “i am making a chicken”

Korbon was making ‘forky’ inspired from the toy story movie… he had some great ideas “i need arms, eyes and legs…i think i might paint on legs”

Celina and Yamin were enjoying the craft table “we are using collaboration working together to make something, maybe its a letterbox”

PRAYER

We practiced singing some prayer songs together.

 

Ekkman: Dear God, thank you for the people at school Amen

Abel: Dear God thank you for Jesus Amen

Micky: Dear God thank you for the zoo Amen

Fatumata: Dear God thank you for my family Amen

Braiden: Grateful for Lego Amen

 

SHARED READING

We read the story ‘Goldilocks and the three bear’s role modelling fluency and expression. This is our shared reading book we are looking at all week.

MATHS

We looked at Goldilocks and the three bears and discussed sizing!! Big, Medium and small – how do we know? how do we measure? We listened to a learning story about measuring…

What were the characters in the book using to measure how much they loved each other?

Yasmin: They were showing how much they loved each other

We then came back as a group to discuss our findings.

Richard  – you have to put your hands in the right place otherwise it wont be right

Deeksha – hands are different sizes so it changes it

LIBRARY

WRITERS WORKSHOP

Abel’s very hungry caterpillar book, inspired by our shared reading text. excellent retelling, sentence structure, comprehension and spelling phonetically – love your pictures aswell! well done Abel you have worked so hard on this book.

Dylan “my book is about super boats, one is rare, one is original…they are racing to the finish line. this race is super special. i wonder who is going to be the winner”

Anthony “mine is about a police boat”

 

HAVE A LOVELY NIGHT EVERYONE!

Tuesday 30 July Week 2, Term 3

Welcome to Tuesday

Today we were fortunate to start the day off again with dancing with Kaine

Fitness

We moved our bodies outside with our friends on the playground

Prayer

Micky: Thank you for the Zoo and the animals

Lowell: Thank you for my sisters and my mum and Dad

Ivy: Thank you for log park

Yasmin: Thank you for my brother

Gurshaan: Thank you God for my sister

Krish: Thank you God for the grass and animals

Writer’s Workshop

We worked in small groups focusing on writing sentences. We did lots of writing.

R/1GC: Music

R/1TD: Investigations

Investigations

During investigations today we squeezed lemons and mixed it with water to make lemon juice. Before home time we spoke about where lemon juice comes from and why it is a healthy drink.

Monday, 29th July, 2019 – Week Two, Term Three

FITNESS

EMOTIONS INQUIRY – HAPPY

We read the book “When I’m Feeling Happy” by Trace Moroney.

What does happy look like?

Kobe: smiling and saying nice things and being nice and inviting people to playk

Brooklynne: excited

Yasmin: smiling

What does happy feel like inside?

Grace: It feels good

Abel: You can take 3 deep breaths to help you to feel happy

Porsha: I feel happy when I went to someones house

Kobe: I felt happy on the playground because Carmelo and Jason let me play with them

We reflected on things that make us feel happy…

PRAYER

Yasmin: Dear God, Thank you for the beautiful birds, Amen

Williams: Thank you God for the playground, Amen

Celina: Dear God, Thanks for the flowers, Amen

Brooklynne: Thank you for all the baby cousins, Amen

Gurshaan: Thank you God for all the plants, Amen

Sophia: Thank you for Holy Family, Amen

Grace: Dear God, Thank you for our hearts, Amen

Shylah: Dear God, Thank you for my dog, Amen

COME READ WITH ME

SPORTS AND SPANISH – R1GC

SPANISH AND – R1TD

MINDFULNESS

INVESTIGATIONS

Some of the provocations we are exploring this week include;

  • emotions
  • puppet making
  • butterfly paintings
  • families – dramatic play
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears story table
  • “potion” making
  • beading

have a look at our exploration;

SPECKS OF GOLD

Hartley: My speck of gold was when I played on the playground

Williams: My speck of gold was going to the playground

Raavi: My speck of gold was colouring

Ivy: My speck of gold was playing tag with my friend

Abel: My speck of gold was playing with the lego and making a lego city

Porsha: My speck of gold was doing investigations with the new dolls with Grace

Adhip: My speck of gold was going to Spanish

Friday 26th July, Week one term two

ASSEMBLY

We had a special assembly with a focus for NADIOC week. Our class got to present a song on the stage for all to see – we did a really amazing job! Here is the song we sung!

 

PRAYER

Athian: Dear God thank you for flowers and the animals amen.

Shiyla: Thank you for my dogs Amen

Massa: Dear God thank you for all the flowers and Mum and Dad Amen

Adhip: Dear God thank you for the earth Amen

Abel: Dear God thank you for the whole school Amen

Micky: Dear God thank you for the animals Amen

Sophia: Dear thank you for all the lovely music, Amen

SHARED READING

We are focusing of Fairy Tales! This week and next week we are looking at Goldilocks and the three bears. We are looking at songs and different versions of the story to see other interpretations. We are looking at adjectives of the characters, comprehension and narrative writing. Mrs Canala read us one version of the story role modelling fluency and expression.

100 LANGUAGES COMPREHENSION

Abel: Goldilocks went to the forest, she wanted a rest so she went into a house and noone was in there it was a bear house

Richard: She has golden hair

Richard, Ivan, Abel, Gurshaan and Tanish enjoyed drawing the ‘scene’ on the story onto the whiteboards.

Tanish: This is the bears house, Goldilocks is the little girl who goes inside the house inside the forest.

Hartley made ‘robot Goldilocks

Ekmann, Yasmin, Raavi and Deeksha are making a book about Goldilocks.

Ekmann: at the start of the story i am going to write…once upon a time there were three bears in a house, the porridge was so hot so they went for a walk.

Raavi: I am drawing the three bears, Mum, Dad and baby.

Williams is making his own version of Goldilocks into a book using great visual literacy and oral language to explain the story.

scarlett, Celina and Lina are painting their interpretation

Celina: Goldilocks is scared of the bears, she ate all the babys porridge and fell asleep in his bed.

MINDFULNESS

INVESTIGATIONS

SPECKS OF GOLD

Navya: My speck of gold was drawing with Miss Pitt

Gurshaan: My speck of gold was plying outside

Ivy: My speck of gold was using the laptop

Massa: My speck of gold was playing on the playground

Celina: My speck of gold was doing the song for assembly

HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE, SEE YOU ALL ON MONDAY 🙂

Thursday 25th July, Week one term three

MATHS – MEASUREMENT

We looked at the words we use to describe the size of objects. then we walked out to log park to find big, medium and small logs. The children worked with their friends to describe the sizes of logs. some children ordered logs according to size.

 

 

We then came back to the classroom and recorded what we did into our learning journals;

 

PRAYER

We sung a prayer song together and then shared our own special prayers with the class group;

Celina: Dear God thank you for my family and flowers Amen

Micky: Dear God thank you for the animals Amen

Gurshaan: Dear God thank you for my sister Amen

Abel: Dear God thank you for me Amen

Massa: Dear God thank you for all the pretty flowers Amen

Athian: Dear God thank you for my Dad Amen

Braiden: Dear God thank you for all the money Amen

COME READ WITH ME

The children got their readers out and practiced reading with a teacher, a friend on on their own.

PE AND MUSIC

R1TD and R1GC went to PE and Music classes.

MINDFULLNESS

INVESTIGATIONS

Ivy, Celina, Yasmin

Potion making n the paint table, mixing of colours.

Ebony, Grace, porsha

Mixing ‘potions on the bench. Using natural materials and water.

Shiyla enjoying making bubbles with water and dish washing liquid.

Dylan, Ivan, Anthony and Abel ‘robots using connectors

Dylan was enjoying screwing and putting together a 3D car using some connectors.

“it’s a Spider man mobile for Spider man” “it can shot webs out of here, the black and red part here make the power to get the webs out on bad guys”

Hartley was Outside in sandpit. He was mixing water to make a volcano.

Ebony shared a book she made called ‘who I am’ and ‘how i feel’. she explained how she made her books to the class – well done Ebony!!

SPECKS OF GOLD

today my speck of gold was….

Celina: My speck of gold was the playground

Hartey: My speck of gold was the playground

Abel: My speck of gold was making something with lego

Adhip: My speck of gold was going to music

Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 – Week One, Term Three

INVESTIGATIONS

PRAYER

Michael: Thank you for the trees and the house, Amen

Lowell: Dear God, Thank you for my baby sister, Amen

Williams: Dear God, Thank you for my baby brother, Amen

Navya: Dear God, Thank you for my friends

Yasmin: Thank you for my mum and dad, Amen

NUMERACY

We spoke about big things and little things, we ordered ourselves from biggest to smallest in a long line.

SONG PRACTICE – TABA NABA

At Fridays assembly we will be performing the Torres Strait Islander song “Taba Naba”. We practiced for our performance.

GROSS MOTOR WORKSHOP

We went for a workshop which explored our Gross Motor skills with Mr Pearce and some students from Thomas More College.

FITNESS – LOG PARK

We went to Log Park for some fitness.

LIBRARY

We went to the library to borrow our books.

“OUR HOLIDAYS” WITH MISS PITT

We reflected on what we did on our holidays with Miss Pitt.

 

Tuesday week 1, Term 3

Welcome to Tuesday!

Today we started our day off by some indigenous dancing with Simon. We had lots of fun trying to copy the actions especially when he went really fast!

 

Fitness

We played on the playground for exercise and to continue developing our friendships

Prayer

Navya: Dear God, Thank you for my friends and my family, Amen

Porsha: Dear God, Thank you for the water and the animals, Amen

Williams: Dear God, Thank you for playing outside, Amen

Micky: Dear God, Thank you for animals and the school, Amen

Celina: Dear God, Thank you for the flowers and my family, Amen

Fatumata: Dear God, Thank you for my friends and my family, Amen

 

Writers Workshop

We continued writing our books from last term or made new ones. Our new reception friends started creating books about things they like

Investigations

Whilst R/1GC went to Music R/1TD continued investigations

 

 

Mindfulness 

Monday, 22nd July, 2019 – Week One, Term Three

Welcome to Term Three! We hope you all had a fabulous holidays! A special welcome to the new student and families starting in our double this morning. We also welcome Mrs Finos, who will be working in R/1TD on Mondays and Tuesdays for the remainder of the year!

INVESTIGATIONS

PRAYER

Celina: Dear God, Thank you for giving me the whole school, Amen

Fatumata: Dear God, Thank you for my cousins and my mum and dad, Amen

Ebony: Dear God, Thank you for my family, Amen

Athian: Thank you God for my sister because she is nice to me, Amen

Grace: Dear God, Thank you for Rhee because I love her so much, Amen

Navya: Dear God, Thank you for my baby brother, Amen

Ekmann: Dear God, Thank you for the holidays, Amen

Kobe: Dear God, Thank you for the environment, Amen

SHARED READING

How can you fill a bucket today?

Lowell: You can write a thank you card to your teacher

Yasmin: If people need you might help them

Jason: You can invite a friend to play in your game

Ekmann: You can “you’re beautiful”

Williams: If someones bucket is empty you can help fill it up

Porsha: If some elses bucket is empty then they will be upset and then if someone lets them join in their game it will fill their bucket

Tanish: You can be kind to people and fill their bucket up

COME READ WITH ME

We expored our reading strategies with our peers and teachers.

SPORTS AND SPANISH – R1GC

SPANISH AND FITNESS – R1TD

MINDFULNESS

INVESTIGATIONS

Gurshaan: I used creativity to make a costume

Grace: I used creativity with Porsha and Sophia to use the logs and the blocks to play the animal game

Micky:I was using belonging, I was playing with the spaceship and the people and doing bowling

Kobe: I was using belonging at the start of the day by being nice and playing with Mya, Brooklynne and Christina

Athian: I made a blade with the Lego, I used collaboration with Michael

SPECKS OF GOLD

Porsha: My speck of gold was playing with the magnets and making different types of buildings and the magnets go together because there’s silver things on each side

Michael: My speck of gold was making a bey blade

Massa: My speck of gold was playing outside

Sophia: My speck of gold was playing with Porsha and making a family and a house for them to live

 

Wednesday July 3, week 10, term 2

MATHS – SUBTRACTION

We acted out and sung the ‘5 little specked frogs’ song.

What was happening to the frogs?

Celina: They were jumping in the pool

Ekmann: It was getting less

Deeksha: it’s subtraction

Why do we need to know about taking things away?

Kobe: So we get better at our maths

Andrew: when you’re packing up

 

 

The children were given. a worded problem to try and solve. they could record this in any way .

the learning was adapted here depending on the individual 🙂

 

FITNESS

We went to move our bodies and keep fit!

PRAYER

We sung some special prayer songs together.

 

Celina: Dear God thank you for my mum because she helps me Amen

Mya: Dear God thank you for the flowers Amen

Tanish: Dear God Thank you God for making my Mum because she helps me write Amen

Ivan: I am so grateful for my Dad because he is so good to me Amen

Yasmin: Dear God thank you for my Dad because he takes me to the shops Amen

Sophia: My mum is very special she makes good stuff Amen

Athian: Dear God thank you for my dad because he helps me to read and write Amen

 

SCIENCE – LIVING AND NON-LIVING

Gurshaan: nutrients are food and water.

Navya: Reproduce…means babies or new thing of itself

Grace: How does a flower reproduce?

Adhip: it used seeds

Kobe: I have sunflower at home, from seeds, one is growing slow the other already has yellow part and some seeds

What are living things you know?

Grace: a dog

Sophia: a human

Porsha: a cat

What is non-living?

Michael: a rock

Massa: A table

Lowell: a pizza

Then we recorded Living and Non-living…

 

INVESTIGATIONS

PLANTING RADISHES

Richard: i know radishes…they are a vegetable

Athian: I had a radish too…i eat them.

Richard: they are red on the bottom and green ontop.

We then planted the radishes as the first step.

A collaborative artwork was happening…a beautiful vegetable garden picture!

 

 

Abel: My learning power was curiosity by thinking “where can I put it?

Ekmann: I used sense making with Deeksha, we made a map together

Yasmin: My leaning power was mindful agency when I was doing the plants

Gurshaan: I used creativity by making a big tower with the Lego

Jason: I used creativity to make a big tower

Athian: My learning power is Hope and Optimism, I build with Lego, I make a bridge, I broke it and make another one

Fatumata: My learning power was sense making because I painted a vegetable called a raddish

Tanish: I used mindful agency by building a big tower with the Lego and building it taller than Gurshaans

MINDFULNESS

WRITERS WORKSHOP

LIBRARY

We read the book – here comes stinkbug!!

SPECKS OF GOLD

Anthony: My speck of gold was playing tick tac toe

Michael: My speck of gold was doing the painting

Yasmin: My speck of gold was planting

Abel: My speck was playing tic tac toe

Lowell: My speck of gold was planting

Athian: My speck of gold was playing on the playground

Porsha: My speck of gold was going to log park

Celina: My speck of gold was going to the library.

Fatumata: My speck of gold was doing prayer because i liked the butterfly song.

HAVE A GREAT NIGHT!!