We began our day by continuing our learning in Investigations. We explored by making castles, learning about bees and honey, exploring spring, our emotions and belonging. We worked as a team and showed our learning powers and character strengths while learning.
We watched a version of the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk, we compared what was similar and different from the book we read earlier this week…
What was different in the stories?
Fatumata: The man did a green bean but it was a red one
Abel: Jack’s mother with the axe was going to cut the stalk down but in the other story Jack cut it down
Sophia: There was a different type of cow
What was the same in the stories?
Lowell: The giant fell down the beanstalk
Porsha: It was a boy giant in both
Navya: The bean stalk was the same
Sophia: The castle was the same
Navya: Dear God, Tahnk you for my family because theyre always nice to me
Deeksha: I’m grateful for my dad because he makes breakfast for me
Gurahaan: Thank you God for my mum because she packs up my lunchbox
Ivy: Thank you for Yasmin and Raavi
Ekmann: Dear God, Thank you for my mum because she always cooks food for me
Celina: Dear God, Thank you for Yasmin, Ivy and Ebony because they’re my best friends and they always look after me, Amen
COME READ WITH ME
SPORTS AND MUSIC – R1TD
FITNESS, BUCKET FILLING AND WRITER’S WORKSHOP – R1GC
While R1TD were at Sports and Music, R1GC went to fitness.
When we returned to class we watched a video story about Bucket Filling.
We spoke about what it felt like to have a full bucket and what it felt like to have an empty bucket.
What can you do to fill someones bucket?
Once we had finished reflecti
We spoke about our birthdays and what we do on our birthdays.
What do you do on your birthday?
Sophia: You need some decorations
Krish: We go somewhere and celebrate it in another country
Deeksha: On my birthday when I was 7 I put some decorations up and invited my friends so we could have some cake
Tanish: I put a birthday song on my laptop
Anthony: I was sitting at the couch
Abel: On my birthday, I make a barbeque
Mya: On my birthday I get a cake
Lowell: On my birthday I had some balloons
Navya: On my birthday I hang out with my family
We reflected about our birthdays. Some of us wrote about how old we are and when our birthdays are…
SPECKS OF GOLD
Celina: My speck of gold was playing with Yasmin
Lowell: My speck of gold was going to the playground
A range of play based learning was set up in an engaging way for the children to freely explore this morning. The provocations linked to student interests, conversations and the Australian Curriculum.
our mascot – Tamoo and how do we show belonging?!!
Bees and Honey
Jason – they make honey in a beehive…lots of bees need to do it they get flowers to make the honey inside a beehive.
It tasted very sweet…like maple syrup but sweeter.
Kobe – bees make the honey by getting blossoms from flowers and turn it into honey…they are honeybees and make honey for people.
Gurshaan – the honey was sweet, so sweet, I liked it. I think the bees go to bee plants and get honey from the plant to make honey. I think they put it inside the beehive
Abel – its so sweet!! I like it. I think if you ar sick put some honey and lemon in a cup, this will make you not sick.
Kobe – yes honey and lemon tea can actually help you to fall asleep, I tried and fell asleep in one minute.
Abel – bees have stings! To protect their beehive and protect their honey. They take some nectar from the flowers, I saw nectar for real. Inside the flower is tiny orange parts that breaks into flour, this is nectar. They use this and turn it into the honey in a beehive.
Strawberries/foods from plants
Michael – the green part is abit sour
Richard – this one is sweet and juicy I think because it’s a nice red one
Krish – I like the strawberries
Andrew – its so healthy!
Michael – there are so many seeds, the seeds are actuall on the outside
Krish – see look at the very small seeds
Michael – I think flowers grow the strawberries
Krish – like sunflowers
Michael – see these leaves here, the green part…well the strawberry grows from there. Its green first then it ripes to red
Richard – ripe and red then you eat!! Yum!!
The children explored photobooth with different ’emotions’
Raavi – i like to see all the pink and purple flowers in spring
Yasmin – on the trees out there, outside, now its changed to pink and white flowers. its changed because its nearly on summer
Navya – its spring! flowers bloom in Spring! Sunflowers grow!
Can you build a castle?
PRAYER – I AM SPECIAL
We sung a ‘i am special song’ and ‘this little light of mine’
Porsha – Dear God thank you for my teacher Miss Canala Amen
Gurshaan- Thank you for my sister because she helps me to play on her laptop Amen
Athian – Thank you God for my sister because she helps me to learn Amen
Lina – Dear God thank you for my mum Amen
Williams – Thank you God for everyone being a good team Amen
‘Massa: Dear God thank you for my family Amen
MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD
We read the book ‘rudie nudie’ by Emma Quay and spoke about how we are all made in the image of God and discussed boys and girls.
This was then recorded by each child.
Go our heart rates up and our bodies moving!! Keeping fit is good for our minds, health, wellbeing and bodies 🙂
MATHS- TIME FOCUS
We wrote and/or drew a reflection about ‘In the morning I… In the night I….’
We read the story Dumazi and the big yellow Lion written by Valanga Khoza.
The children then chose new readers and story books to share with you tonight! Please remember to bring these into school each day so we can also read with your child.
We continued our books today…
SPECKS OF GOLD
Today my speck of Gold was….
Lowell: My speck of gold was playing at the playground
Athian: My speck of gold was being a good team
Navya: My speck of gold was doping Writer’s Workshop
Massa: My speck of gold was being a team
Porsha: My speck of gold was being a bucket filler
Ekmann: My speck of gold was doing Writer’s Workshop with Ravleen
Deeksha: My speck opf gold was going to the library
Today we had a busy but fun day with lots of learning! We started the morning by singing a song about our letter of the week “s” and counting how many “s” words we could hear and see in the song. We then followed singing with fitness on the playground.
After fitness we completed some numeracy work on time. We discussed and reflected on what types of activities we do on Tuesdays.
R/TD: Literacy games based on letter sounds and sight word. Some of the activities included making sight words out of play dough, making the alphabet puzzle, using the dictionary to write “s” words on whiteboards and sight words bingo
After mindfulness we worked with our peers to complete activities such as planting sunflower seeds (to match our theme of Spring and the letter of the week), looking through books to investigate clothes appropriate for Spring, creating with lego and making figurines from our shared reading text “Jack and the Beanstalk”. At the end of the day we continued our Spring theme and letter of the week by sharing strawberries.
Good morning everyone. We started the day off by greeting each other and singing some nursery rhymes.
MATHS – TIME
We looked at an analogue clock.
what do we see?
Abel – the big hand means o’clock
Fatumata – a small hand
Scarlett – numbers
Deeksha – numbers from 1-12
We then worked together as a team to tell the time using analogue clock (focused on o’clock times)
There was then a range of play based, hands on learning for the children to explore their thinking around time and share their ideas with each other.
After our time play we discussed our learning…
Porsha – I was making a clock out of paper and I was making sure I put a little hand and a big hand
Grace – I made a clock out of paper too, I needed put times from 1-12. I put a moon and a sun so you know if morning or night.
Gurshaan – I made a standing clock
Ekmann – I drew clocks and looking at books about time. I noticed the different times.
Tanish – I was using the timers to see how many exercises I could do.
Sophia – I was making a clock and I made it a kitty one. I put numbers like 1 and 10 and 12.
Whats the time Mr Wolf Fitness!! This was a fun and easy way to get our heart rates up, laugh and practice our time learning!!
RELIGION MITIOG – I AM SPECIAL
We listened to the story and song about why we are all unique and special!
I am special because…
Navya: I am confident
Deeksha: I am good at reading
Porsha: i like my hair and have nice hair
Massa: i am a happy person
Richard: I am special because I help people
Ekmann: I am special because I can write
Fatumata: I am special because do gymnastics
we then recorded why we think we are special.
The children were also loving having access to the outdoor space and the sandpit in this lovely sunshine today. We saw children making bubble mixtures, blowing bubbles, making a beach, digging for dinosaur bones plus lots more!!
Rainbow breathing and a time to be calm listening to restful music.
We read the book “I wonder why?”by Loris Rock and Christopher Corr
We are all so curious in our class, just like in the story, so we reflected on things that we also wonder about.
Deeksha: where does the wind go and come from?
Celina: about flowers…how do they grow?
Lina: why does the sun come up?
Tanish: how is the paper made?
Deeksha then reminded her friends that when you have a question you need to add a question mark at the end of it. we looked at question marks and practiced writing them!
We listened to a story and then borrowed our new readers and library book.
SPECKS OF GOLD
Today my speck of gold was….
Porsha: Was patting miss unicorn
Hartley: playing on the playground
Williams: finding a little rock
Korbyn: playing outside
Christina: being in a good team together
Yasmin: going to the library
Thank you for a lovely day, enjoy the sunshine and we will see you all tomorrow 🙂