Wednesday 18th September, week 9 term 3

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY

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.

 

Belonging

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.

Dancing

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!!

Feelings/photo booth

The children explored photobooth with different ’emotions’

Spring paintings/blossoms

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.

FITNESS

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….’

MINDFULNESS

LIBRARY

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.

WRITERS WORKSHOP

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

 

Thank you for a fun day, see you in the morning 🙂

Wednesday 11th September, week 8 term 3

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.

FITNESS

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.

INVESTIGATIONS

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!!

 

 

MINDFULNESS

Rainbow breathing and a time to be calm listening to restful music.

 

WRITERS WORKSHOP

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.

I wonder….

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!

 

LIBRARY

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 🙂

 

Wednesday 4th September, week 7 term 3

MATHS – TIME

We sung a ‘morning routine song and had a chat about our daily routines….

In the morning

Abel – i brush my teeth

Williams – wash my face

Grace –  gets dressed straight away

Richard – i do some exercise

At school I….

Shyla – I play, investigations at school

Tanish – I learn

Lowell – do fitness

Gurshaan – I listen to the teachers

In the evening I…

Michael – brush my teeth

Sophia – play with my toys

Scarlett – Swimming

Kobe – make dinner

Mya – have a shower

Then we recorded our daily routines.

PRAYER

We practiced singing our prayer song ‘come together and ‘this little light of mine’

Our prayers….

  • Celina: Dear God thank you for my friends Amen
  • Massa: Dear God thank you for the flowers Amen
  • Lina: Dear God thank you for my sister to help me Amen
  • Athian: Dear God thank you for the whole world Amen
  • Krish: Dear God thank you or the animals Amen
  • Lowell: Dear God for my friends Amen

 

SHARED READING – HANSEL AND GRETEL

Miss Canala read the story role modelling fluency and expression.

When Hansel and Gretel arrived at the house – what should they have done

Grace – knocked on the door to ask lady if they could have some

what about the evil stepmother?

Lowell – she could have been nice

Fatumata – buy more food

Navya – picked some berries in the forest to eat together

 

 

INVESTIGATIONS

During investigations the learning power i used was….

  • Dylan: i used collaboration when i make a dinosaur tail with Gurshaan.
  • Ivy: I used creativity when i made a show bag
  • Krish: i used belonging with my friends
  • Athian: I used creativity when i make things

LIVING WITH PETS

Today we were lucky enough to have a special presentation about living safe with pets. we even got to meet and pat a friendly dog called Darcy.

The children practiced what to do when approaching their own pets or pets on the street. Ask them about what they should do?!

They even got some stickers and some further information to take home.

*please note that due to this presentation our library time has been changed to tomorrow.

SPECKS OF GOLD

Raavi: my speck of gold was seeing the pets

Scarlett: was making the show bags

Lina: play with my friends

Micky: playing snakes and ladders

 

Thank you for a fantastic day everyone we will see you in the morning 🙂

August 30, week 6, term 3

PRAYER – Fathers day prayers

we watched a special fathers prayer and the our father prayer together.

We then shared our prayers for our Dads…

Fatumata – Dear God, thank you for Fathers day because it is really nice to give him a card Amen

Yasmin – Dear God thank you for my dad because buys me books Amen

Richard – Thank you for my Dad because he always takes me fishing Amen

Athian – Thank you God for my father because he gets me a swimming pool Amen


Deeksha- Thank you for my Father because he loves me and I love him Amen

Ebony – Dear God thank you for my dad for all his love Amen

Scarlett – dear God thank you for my father because he takes me to McDonald’s after ballet

 

FATHERS DAY GIFTS/CARDS/STALL

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND & HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL THE DADS

Wednesday 28th August, term 3 week 6

MATHS INQUIRY

Today we practiced the skills we had been learning in maths this term through inquiry. the children chose what skill that wanted to show!! We had lots of fantastic conversation around this.

COME READ WITH ME

PRAYER

Random acts of kindness prayer. Prayer in scirpture – Jesus shows Kindness.

Deeksha: Dear God i show kindness when i listen to the teacher Amen

Gurshaan: Dear God I show kindness when i help my sister Amen

Grace: Dear God I show kindness to help people when they are sad Amen

Williams: Dear God I show kindness when i play with my baby brother with toys Amen

Massa: Dear God I show kindness when I share Amen

Richard: Dear God my kindness is being good and nice to friends and help them Amen

Porsha: Dear God I show kindness with my little baby brother Amen

 

RELIGION – CREATION STORY

We read the creation story in the Bible and reflected on the story.

What happened in the creation story?

Tanish: God made the first people

Richard: God made water, trees and nature

Ivan: God made animals and trees and people

Massa: God made all the flowers

Jason : God made the people and the house the live in

Adhip: God made the sun and moon

 

We then used our 100 languages to show our thinking and understanding of the Bible story.

 

INVESTIGATIONS

LIBRARY

We went to the library and borrowed our new books for the week and practiced some of our reading.

If you forgot your bag today please remember tomorrow and you can go over and borrow more.

WRITERS WORKSHOP

We practised sentence starters as our mini lesson today.

it was fantastic to see the children writing great sentences in their writers workshop books.

HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE

BOOK WEEK 2019

Thursday 22nd August – week 5 term 3

MATHS – WEIGHT

We went to log park to find a heavy and a light log.

Tanish – when you lift something you notice if its heavy

Richard – some logs were big and light

Tanish – thats why you know if you lift it.

Richard – if something is small it goes up, if its big it goes down…like a seasaw

Then we recorded it into our books.

PRAYER

We sung ‘we have joy!’

Our prayers…..

Nature Focus

Kobe: Thankyou for all the frog, Amen.

Lowell: Thankyou for the beach, Amen

Athian: Thankyou for my family and the whole world, Amen.

Yasmin: Thankyou for the flowers, Amen.

Deeksha: Thankyou for the environment and the trees, Amen.

Scarlett: Thankyou for the flowers and the tress and the leaves, Amen.

Massa: Thankyou for the flowers, Amen.

Gurshaan: Thankyou God for my family and friends Amen.

Celina: Thankyou God for the flowers, the leaves and the water, Amen.

COME READ WITH ME

We had time to read with a friend, read with a teacher or read on our own. Practicing our reading strategies and reading for FUN 🙂

 

MINDFULNESS

INVESTIGATIONS

FUN WITH PLAY DOUGH…..

Yasmin – im making a fossil

T – whats a fossil

Yasmin – its something from a really long time ago…it has a lot of detail in it. My hand can even be a fossil then people will find it.

Ravi – mine is a donut, it is al kind of flavours. You can buy the donut from kmart.

Massa – it’s a pizza!! Theres sausage on it and sauce and cheese. Im putting the sauce ontop I think. Lots of cheese

Ivy – I am making a small snail, the shell part is its home

 

 

During investigations I….

  • Deeksha: Today I am using creativity to make a book about drawing
  • Dylan: I used sense making to make a spider man and a robot
  • Raavi: Today i made a picture writing book
  • Ivy: I made a love heart for my brother with his name on it
  • Abel: I made some squishy balloons
  • Korbyn: I made a puppet…its got an egg and some eyes

 

Don’t forget to wear a costume for book week celebrations tomorrow 🙂