Thursday – 2nd April, 2020

Come Read with Me

We began the morning by reading our books during Come Read with Me.

At home tip: You can read for 20 minutes with your library books or the books you have at home. You can read to you or a sibling, you can even read to your favourite teddy! Remember to use the pictures to help tell the story and to look for words and letters that you know.

For families that speak another language at home, you can access some stories online in your own language via this website; https://worldstories.org.uk/library
We encourage children to learn many languages and think that is is beneficial for you to speak and share language in a language that you may have learned as a child

Shared Reading

We read our Shared Reading book and tried to spot our word of the week “love”, every time we saw our word of the week we clapped. This gives us a chance to identify the word quickly in a text.

At home tip; you can access this text from home via YouTube; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4vEj8TMkW4
Can you find the word “love” in the text?

Literacy Learning Experiences

We explored our Literacy Learning Experiences.

At home tip; Have a look at our blog from Monday to see our literacy focuses for this week and to see ideas of how you can access this learning at home: http://blogs.holyfamily.catholic.edu.au/r1gtr1ma2020/2020/03/30/monday-30th-march-2020/

Prayer

Zac; Thank you God for the food on this planet and that you for the farmers that grow the food, Amen

Emily: Dear God, Thank you for all my friends in the school, Amen

Bodhi; Thank you God for this world we live in and for the food that we can eat, Amen

Campbell; thank you God for my lovely class, Amen

Nahom; Dear God, Thank you for the wonderful people and the countries and for all the money and everything people get to have, Amen

Will; Thank you God for making Celina and Emily so then I can play what’s the time mr wolf on the oval with them, Amen

Massa; Dear God, Thank you for the lovely class we have and let Jesus grow the flowers so we can be happy, Amen

Nyok; Dear God, Thank you for all the schools and all the lovely choices and all the stuff they can play with, Amen

Celina; Dear God, Thank you for being happy and the rainbows, Amen

Sports

We went to sport with Mrs Cooymans.

At home tip; There is a weekly challenge for at home posted on the sports blog. Can you give it a go? Here is the link; http://blogs.holyfamily.catholic.edu.au/pe/

“Love is” reflection

Following on from our Shared Reading Book “Koala Lou” we reflected on what love means…

We watched a YouTube clip to begin with.

What is love?

Emily; When you love something or someone

Zac; You can love your friends, your family, your cousins or anyone that you’d like to love

Nahom; Love is that someone gives you a present and you love it and you love them for giving you a present

Nyok: Like when you really do love someone

Zac; You love somebody in your life that you like and you share things. Sharing love around and giving love to the people and friends and family and you can love other people

Massa; love means when it’s your birthday they give you a surprise or present and you love them so much

Nahom; If you love someone you can share something with your friends and you can give them something and if you love them you can be friends with them

Bodhi; My brother gave me Lego and I bought him an apple watch, that’s love because we all have to share

We reflected in our learning journals about what love is…

At home tip; reflect on what love means to you? can you record it on a piece of paper or in a book? We started by writing “Love is” at the top of our page, some of us finished the sentence and other reflected through drawing…

Numeracy

We explored our Number based Numeracy Investigations.

At home tip; Have a look at our blog from Monday to see our numeracy focuses for this week and to see ideas of how you can access this learning at home: http://blogs.holyfamily.catholic.edu.au/r1gtr1ma2020/2020/03/30/monday-30th-march-2020/
There are also some resources on last Wednesday’s blog; http://blogs.holyfamily.catholic.edu.au/r1gtr1ma2020/2020/03/25/wednesday-25th-march-2020/

Mindfulness

At home tip; Spend some time to slow down and calm your body. You can calm your body through guided meditations, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KF4rWQE8HU

Investigations

At home tip; This is a time for you to explore your interests through play. Think about what you can use at home. If mum lets you, you could even do some cooking or help out with other things we do around the house. Remember that no matter what were doing we are always learning. You could use Lego to make and build. You could draw pictures. You could even teach a sibling or your favourite teddy something new! What are your ideas for Investigations at home?

Please have a read of this week’s newsletter. You can access the newsletter at the Holy Family Catholic School website or via this link; http://www.holyfamily.catholic.edu.au/newsletters/

Wednesday – 1st April, 2020

Come Read with Me

We shared our library books before we returned them to the library to re-borrow this afternoon.

At home tip: You can read for 20 minutes with your library books or the books you have at home. You can read to you or a sibling, you can even read to your favourite teddy! Remember to use the pictures to help tell the story and to look for words and letters that you know.

Shared Reading

We read our Shared Reading book Koala Lou. In the book Koala Lou’s Mum says to Koala Lou “Koala Lou I DO love you!”

Who can you tell that you love them?

Emily; Mum, I DO love you!

Nahom; Dad, I DO love you!

Zac; Lucas, I DO love you!

We spoke about how we can show love to our friends and family.

At home tip; you can access this text from home via YouTube; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4vEj8TMkW4

Who do you love? Can you put it in a sentence like Koala Lou’s Mum?

Literacy Learning Experiences

We explored our Literacy Learning Experiences.

At home tip; Have a look at our blog from Monday to see our literacy focuses for this week and to see ideas of how you can access this learning at home: http://blogs.holyfamily.catholic.edu.au/r1gtr1ma2020/2020/03/30/monday-30th-march-2020/

Prayer

Nahom; Dear God thank you for the wonderful people so we can gicve money for the poor people

Kuch; Thank you God for the world and the people that live in the world, Amen

Zac; Dear God, thanks you for the money in the world and we need to help the people that get sick, Amen

Will: Dear God, Thank you for making Mrs Tyrcha and all my friends and the playground so we can play, Amen

Emily; Dear God thank you for my mum and my dad and my friends, Amen

Massa; Dear God thank you for this beautiful class and make God grow everything and the flowers and the tree, Amen

Nyok; Dear God, Thank you for the good houses and the school and the brothers and sisters and the teachers, Amen

Bodhi; Thank you God for the trees so they can make fresh air so we can breathe and thank you for my mum and dad, Amen

Campbell: Thank you God for my lovely teachers, Amen

Investigations

At home tip; This is a time for you to explore your interests through play. Think about what you can use at home. If mum lets you, you could even do some cooking or help out with other things we do around the house. Remember that no matter what were doing we are always learning. You could use Lego to make and build. You could draw pictures. You could even teach a sibling or your favourite teddy something new! What are your ideas for Investigations at home?

Dining Hall

We enjoyed our second dining hall experience for the term.

Library

We went to the library to borrow some new books.

Numeracy

We explored subitising after we returned from the library. Subitising is a method in which we quickly recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them.

At home tip; You can have a go at subitising at home, this video will help;

 

 

Tuesday – 31st March, 2020

Come Read with Me

We began the morning with Come Read with Me.

At home tip: You can read for 20 minutes with your library books or the books you have at home. You can read to you or a sibling, you can even read to your favourite teddy! Remember to use the pictures to help tell the story and to look for words and letters that you know.

Shared Reading

We read our Shared Reading book Koala Lou. While we were reading we looked for our letter of the week Kk, every time we saw a word that began with the letter K we touched our knees. This helped us identify the letter in a text.

At home tip; you can access this text from home via YouTube; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4vEj8TMkW4

Choice Reading Boxes

We used our Choice reading books to find the letter Kk. Mrs Tyrcha put a timer on for 7 minutes and we had to find and record the letter as many times as we could.

At home tip; You can find the letter k in your library books!  When you find a k record it on a scrap piece of paper or a sticky note. Set a timer, how many times can you find “k” in 7 minutes?

Literacy Learning Experiences

We continued our Literacy learning during Literacy Learning Experiences.

At home tip; Have a look at our blog from Monday to see our literacy focuses for this week and to see ideas of how you can access this learning at home: http://blogs.holyfamily.catholic.edu.au/r1gtr1ma2020/2020/03/30/monday-30th-march-2020/

Music and Spanish

We went to our Music and Spanish lessons after Recess.

At home tip; you can access the Spanish blog for some at home Spanish learning, here is the link; http://blogs.holyfamily.catholic.edu.au/spanish/

Letter of the Week – Kk

After eating our Brain Food, we brainstormed words that begin with K.

At home tip; What words do you know that start with K? Can you write them on a piece of paper or in a book?

Extension; Can you write these words in a sentence?

Mindfulness

We spent time after lunch being mindful and getting our bodies ready for an afternoon of learning.

Investigations

We explored our learning through play and investigations.

At home tip; This is a time for you to explore your interests through play. Think about what you can use at home. If mum lets you, you could even do some cooking or help out with other things we do around the house. Remember that no matter what were doing we are always learning. You could use Lego to make and build. You could draw pictures. You could even teach a sibling or your favourite teddy something new! What are your ideas for Investigations at home?

To all parents, please note that these are only suggestions for your child’s learning during this time. Remember that they are constantly learning whatever they are doing. Whether they are playing with toys or helping you cook and clean, they are still learning! When they ask you questions and have discussions with you they are still learning!

We understand that this is a time of high anxiety for all of us and we don’t want to put any extra stress on families! Please note that next week (Week 11) is a pupil free week, there will be no work set for your child. During this time, we will be meeting with our colleagues to discuss and plan for what learning may look like in term two should this continue/get worse. We are also feeling anxious about what this may look like but we plan to work with families to make learning accessible for their children should we have a school closure.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us;

gabriella.tyrcha@holyfamily.catholic.edu.au

maria.angilletta@holyfamily.catholic.edu.au

Stay safe and stay well!

Monday – 30th March, 2020

Good morning and welcome to week 10! We hope you are going gently during these uncertain times!

Come Read with Me

This morning we read the books from our Choice Book Boxes.

At home tip: You can read for 20 minutes with your library books or the books you have at home. You can read to you or a sibling, you can even read to your favourite teddy! Remember to use the pictures to help tell the story and to look for words and letters that you know.

Shared Reading

This week our Shared Reading Book is Koala Lou by Mem Fox.

We listened to Ms Angilletta read the book to familiarise ourselves with the text.

At home tip; you can access this text from home via YouTube; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4vEj8TMkW4

You can also choose your own Shared Reading book if you like.

Literacy Learning Experiences

We engaged in our Literacy Learning Experiences for the week.

This week our Focus Letter is Kk

Our Focus Word this week is “love”

The Literacy Learning Experiences are directed so any student can access them at any level. Have a look at how we’ve engaged in the learning and some of the tips for how you can access the learning from home;

Letter Table – Kk

Massa is exploring our letter of the week table.

At home tip; You can make your very own letter of the week table, what things can you find around the home that start with K?

Extension; can you write the words that start with the k sound?

“Have a Go” book – writing our Focus Word “love”

Zac is using the “Have a Go” book to practice writing our focus word “love”.

At home tip; You can practice writing the word “love” on a piece of paper.

Extension; do you know how to write any other words? Can you put the word love in a sentence and write it down?

Making a Koala for the letter K

Will, Nyok, Nahom and Bodhi are making Koalas for our letter K wall.

At home tip; You can make your own Koala at home – what resources can you use?

Extension; can you make anything else that starts with the letter k?

High Frequency Word Practice

Celina is practicing writing High frequency words that she has found in her library books.

At home tip; You can do this same activity at home by looking for words in your library books that appear often. Get a piece of paper and a pencil and write them down.

Extension; Can you write the words without looking at them in your books. If you can that means you have committed these words to memory – this is the goal with High Frequency words – Well done!

Focus Word Practice – love

Vedika, Emily, Kuch and Massa are practicing writing the word love. They are writing “I love” and then finishing the sentence with something they love. Vedika has written “I love my mum, I love my dad, I love my brother’. She has sounded out the words she doesnt know how to spell.

At home tip; You can practice our focus word at home in the same way, write “I love” and then write or draw something you love.

Extension; Can you put love in a sentence in another way? Can you write a short story about love?

Capital Letters and Lower Case Letters

Will is using books to find and record capital letters. Once he find a capital letter he writes it down. Next to the capital letter, Will is recording its “friend” – the corresponding lower case letter.

At home tip; You can do this same activity at home with your library books. How many capital letters can you find?

Extension; Do you know when we use capital letters? Can you write a sentence using a capital letter at the beginning of the sentence.

High Frequency Word Detectives

Zac is looking for High Frequency words in his book. Once he finds one he writes it down on a notepaper.

At home tip; You can do this same activity at home using your library books.

Extension; Once you have found the word can you record the word without looking?

Oral Language Literacy Games

Nyok and Campbell are practicing their oral language while playing Literacy Games.

At home tip; You can play any board game to practice your oral language! Have a conversation with whoever you’re playing against!

Sport – R1GT

After Recess R1GT went to their sport lesson.

At home tip; Check out the sport blog for ideas for fitness at home…

http://blogs.holyfamily.catholic.edu.au/pe/

It is so important for your mental health to stay active, spend some time playing outside if you can and get some sunshine 🙂

Investigations

We explored our interests during Investigations.

At home tip; This is a time for you to explore your interests through play. Think about what you can use at home. If mum lets you, you could even do some cooking or help out with other things we do around the house. Remember that no matter what were doing we are always learning. You could use Lego to make and build. You could draw pictures. You could even teach a sibling or your favourite teddy something new! What are your ideas for Investigations at home?

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is important to help us decrease stress and anxiety, and to help us regulate our emotions. We practice mindfulness every day after lunch!

At home tip; You can practice mindfulness at any time of the day. Here is a YouTube Channel that we like to use in class for mindfulness music. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtJ6ylmIVLmxdycQvUQB6YQ

Numeracy

We are continuing to focus on number and place value, and explored this through our Numeracy Investigations for this week…

Vedika, Nahom, Emily, Kuch and Will are rolling two dice together and adding them together in a number sentence.

At home tip; you can do the same activity at home by rolling two dice and adding the numbers together and writing it in a number sentence. If you don’t have any dice at home you can access a virtual dice online with this link; https://www.random.org/dice/?num=2

Extension; you can roll the dice more than two time, add as many numbers as you like. Alternatively, on this website they have dice with 20 sides, offering higher numbers to add together; https://www.transum.org/software/SW/Dice/

Celina, Massa and Nyok are using Coles Little Shops to practice their one-to-one correspondence. They are sorting the groceries, and counting how many there are of each.

At home tip; You can do this same exercise at home if you have Coles Little Shops, or can use any objects you can find around the home.

Extension; Choose two of the objects you have counted and add them together. Can you keep adding the objects until you have the total of all the objects?

Ethan, Nyok, Zac and Campbell are writing numbers on a number chart.

At home tip; You can do this same activity at home, we have provided a blank number chart on last Wednesday’s blog if you would like to use it; http://blogs.holyfamily.catholic.edu.au/r1gtr1ma2020/2020/03/25/wednesday-25th-march-2020/

Extension; Can you skip count by 2’s? shade in all of the numbers with which you count by 2 (2, 4, 6, 8… all the way to 100. Here is a song to help you out… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wwydguSKOU

We hope you had a fun day of learning! Stay safe and stay healthy!

Friday – 27th March, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! We hope you are staying positive!

Quiz Time

This morning we had some time for “Quiz Time”. During this time we remembered our Focus Word, and. We spent 7 minutes writing our Focus Word on a mini whiteboard.

At home tip; You can do this activity at home, get a piece of paper and see how many times you can write the word “and” in 7 minutes. Can you remember how to spell it without looking?

Art – What Makes a Rainbow?

We read the book “What Makes a Rainbow”, you can access it on YouTube.

We then responded to the book through Art. We explored different mediums and showed our understanding of the book.

At home tip; You an watch the story on YouTube and then create a piece of art work from the story using whatever resources you have at home.

Counting in Spanish

When we came back from Recess we were lining up to wash our hands, Declan was finished first and began counting in Spanish the children as they sat on the mat. We decided to have a practice of counting to 10 in Spanish.

At home tip; You can practice counting to 10 in Spanish. Count your toys if you like!

Prayer

“Dear God,
Please look after all of the people that are sick from the yucky virus. Please look after us and keep us healthy.
Amen”

Investigations

We explored our interests through play.

At home tip; This is a time for you to explore your interests through play. Think about what you can use at home. If mum lets you, you could even do some cooking or help out with other things we do around the house. Remember that no matter what were doing we are always learning. You could use Lego to make and build. You could draw pictures. You could even teach a sibling or your favourite teddy something new! What are your ideas for Investigations at home?

Online Assembly

We watched the assembly by 3HS and 3NP. Well done to the year 3’s for presenting their assembly online so we could watch safely from our class!

Yoga

We end our Friday’s by engaging in a mindful Yoga practice. Being mindful is so important for our mental health and keeping a positive mindset is so important, especially at the moment!

At home tip; We use “Cosmic Kid’s Yoga’ YouTube clips for our Yoga, you can access these via YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

We hope you have a lovely weekend. Look after each other and keep smiling!

Thursday – 26th March, 2020

Come Read with Me

We read our Choice Reading books today during Come Read with Me.

At home tip: You can read for 20 minutes with your library books or the books you have at home. You can read to you or a sibling, you can even read to your favourite teddy! Remember to use the pictures to help tell the story and to look for words and letters that you know.

Shared Reading

We read our Shared Reading book “Roadworks’ and looked for our Focus Word; and

Every time we saw the word we had to click our fingers. This helped us to pick the word within a text.

At home tip; Can you find the word “and” in one of your books? Point it out to a family member or show one of your toys, find it on all the pages if you can!

Choice Reading Boxes

We then got our Choice Reading Boxes and spend 5 minutes trying to find the word “and” in our books. Every time we found it we used a sticky note to write it down.

At home tip; You can find the word “and” in your library books!  When you find an “and” record it on a scrap piece of paper or a sticky note. Set a timer, how many times can you find “and” in 5 minutes?

Literacy Learning Experiences

We continued exploring our Literacy Learning Experiences for the week…

At home tip; Have a look at our blog from Monday to see our literacy focuses for this week and to see ideas of how you can access this learning at home: http://blogs.holyfamily.catholic.edu.au/r1gtr1ma2020/2020/03/23/monday-23rd-march-2020/

Investigations

At home tip; This is a time for you to explore your interests through play. Think about what you can use at home. If mum lets you, you could even do some cooking or help out with other things we do around the house. Remember that no matter what were doing we are always learning. You could use Lego to make and build. You could draw pictures. You could even teach a sibling or your favourite teddy something new! What are your ideas for Investigations at home?

Numeracy

At home tip; Have a look at our blog from Monday to see our numeracy focuses for this week and to see ideas of how you can access this learning at home: http://blogs.holyfamily.catholic.edu.au/r1gtr1ma2020/2020/03/23/monday-23rd-march-2020/

There were also some Numeracy resources posted on yesterday’s blog; http://blogs.holyfamily.catholic.edu.au/r1gtr1ma2020/2020/03/25/wednesday-25th-march-2020/

Wednesday – 25th March, 2020

Come Read with Me

We shared our library books together before we returned them to the library.

At home tip: You can read for 20 minutes with your library books or the books you have at home. You can read to you or a sibling, you can even read to your favourite teddy! Remember to use the pictures to help tell the story and to look for words and letters that you know.

Literacy Learning Experiences

We explored our Literacy Learning Experiences.

At home tip; Have a look at our blog from Monday to see our literacy focuses for this week and to see ideas of how you can access this learning at home: http://blogs.holyfamily.catholic.edu.au/r1gtr1ma2020/2020/03/23/monday-23rd-march-2020/

Numeracy

We explored Numbers during Numeracy. We focused on subitising numbers.

At home tip; Have a look at our blog from Monday to see our numeracy focuses for this week and to see ideas of how you can access this learning at home: http://blogs.holyfamily.catholic.edu.au/r1gtr1ma2020/2020/03/23/monday-23rd-march-2020/

Here are some resources you can download and print and use at home for Numeracy.

If you don’t have any dice at home, you can access a “virtual dice” at this website…

https://freeonlinedice.com/

With the virtual dice you can practice writing the number that you roll. Alternatively, you can roll the dice twice and add the numbers together in a number sentence.

Investigations

At home tip; This is a time for you to explore your interests through play. Think about what you can use at home. If mum lets you, you could even do some cooking or help out with other things we do around the house. Remember that no matter what were doing we are always learning. You could use Lego to make and build. You could draw pictures. You could even teach a sibling or your favourite teddy something new! What are your ideas for Investigations at home?

Library

We went to the Library to change our reading books.

Literacy

After Library we read our books from our Choice Reading boxes and our library bags.

At home tip; You can do “book introductions” with your child. Find a new book from home that they haven’t read in a while. Before reading look at the pictures and ask what they think might be happening in the story – can they tell the story from looking at the pictures? Then read the book together and see what really happens!

Remember to have heaps of conversation together – our oral language is so important!

STAY POSITIVE!!

(We miss you if you’re not here!)

Tuesday, 24th March, 2020

Come Read with Me

This morning we chose new books for our Choice Reading Boxes and spent some time reading them. These are the 3 books we have chosen for the week.

At home tip: You can read for 20 minutes with your library books or the books you have at home. You can read to you or a sibling, you can even read to your favourite teddy! Remember to use the pictures to help tell the story and to look for words and letters that you know.

Shared Reading

Today for Shared Reading we used our knowledge of the Shared Reading story to make about what the book is about.

Zac: We are building a road

Declan: We are building with a tractor

Will: We are putting up the signs

Yasmin: We are going to do plants

Bodhi: We are building the lights on the road; they’re putting them up.

Scarlett; When the road was done the cars drive around

Nyok: we are loading up the dirt

Oliver: The road is all safe

Campbell: They’re putting the stencils so they know where to build the road

Simon: We are cleaning the road

Massa: They say “hooray”

Brodie; They layed concrete on the road

Long: They helped each other

Ethan: They are building with rocks

At home tip; You can make a sentence about one of the books you love.

Literacy Learning Experiences

We engaged in our Literacy Learning Experiences, exploring and building all of our literacy skills.

At home tip; Have a look at our blog from yesterday to see our literacy focuses for this week and to see ideas of how you can access this learning at home: http://blogs.holyfamily.catholic.edu.au/r1gtr1ma2020/2020/03/23/monday-23rd-march-2020/

Music and Spanish

Letter of the Week – Rr

When we came back from Music and Spanish we explored our letter of the week by brainstorming words that start with R.

At home tip; What words do you know that start with R? Can you write them on a piece of paper or in a book?

Mindfulness

After lunch we had some time to be mindful. Today we listened to a mindfulness story…

Investigations

We explored our interests during Investigations. Play based learning gives us the opportunity to learn in a way that we like. By learning in our own way we deepen our understandings and build life-long knowledge and skills.

At home tip; This is a time for you to explore your interests through play. Think about what you can use at home. If mum lets you, you could even do some cooking or help out with other things we do around the house. Remember that no matter what were doing we are always learning. You could use Lego to make and build. You could draw pictures. You could even teach a sibling or your favourite teddy something new! What are your ideas for Investigations at home?

Monday, 23rd March, 2020

Hi Everyone,

We hope you are all well and not too anxious given the circumstances.

In light of the current situation and so many families keeping their children home, we will be posting our learning on the blog so you can see what we are doing at school and use some of the ideas at home.

Remember, this is a perfect time to go gently, relax and focus on your family. Don’t stress too much about the learning we do at school. Do what you can. We are always learning in all that we do anyway!

Come Read with Me

We began the morning with sharing books from our class library and from our library bags.

At home tip: give your child 20 minutes to spend with their library books or the books you have at home. They can read to you or a sibling, they can even read to their favourite teddy! Remember to encourage them to use the pictures to help tell the story and to look for words and letters that they know.

Shared Reading

We read our Shared Reading book “Roadworks” by Sally Sutton.

While we were reading we put our spy glasses on and looked for the letter “R” in the book and pointed to show that we can identify the letter and sound. The letter R is the letter of the week!

At home tip: You can access this book online via YouTube and look for the letter R while the book is being read. Alternatively, you can do this same activity using any book! Remember to look for capital and lower case R’s!

Choice Reading Boxes

After reading our Shared Reading book, we got our Shared Reading Boxes out and looked for the letter R in our chosen books. When we spotted the letter R we recorded it on a sticky note.

At home tip; You can find the letter R in your library books! Look for capitals and lower case. When you find an R, record it on a scrap piece of paper or a sticky note. Do you know what any of these words say?

Literacy Learning Experiences

We explored our Literacy Learning Experiences. this is a time where we chose one or two literacy based activities to explore.

Bodhi, Ivy, Christellar and Yasmin are exploring “silly sentences”. They have chose two normal quotes and put them together to make a funny sentence, eg. “The pig” and  “drives an old car.” to make “The pig drives an old car”. They are then recording their sentences on a piece of paper.

At home tip: Can you make your own silly sentences and record them – get as creative as you like!

Scarlett and Ashley are playing Snakes and Ladders. This is a great opportunity for them to develop and explore their use of Oral Language.

At home tip; You can play any board game to practice your oral language! Have a conversation with whoever you’re playing against!

Nahom, Awan, Emily and Kuch are exploring our word of the week “and”. They choose two or more objects and record what they have collected by drawing or writing, eg. Emily has chosen hot chips and a penguin and so has written “the hot chips and the penguin”, similarly Kuch has chosen a duck and a ball, he has drawn a duck, written “and” and then drawn the ball.

At home tip; You can replicate this activity at home by chosing two or more things and practicing to write the word “and” when recording them on a piece of paper.

Vedika is using books to find and record capital letters. Once she find a capital letter she writes it down. Next to the capital letter, Vedika is recording its “friend” – the corresponding lower case letter.

At home tip; You can do this same activity at home using your library books or books you have at home.

Derek and Simon are practicing finding high frequency words in in books and recording them on a note pad.

At home tip; You can do this same activity at home with your books. Some words we have learnt that you can look for are; like, I, when, see, what, said, the, and.

Will and Campbell are performing. puppet show. They are practicing their oral language and story telling skills.

At home tip; If you have puppets you can perform a puppet show for your family or your toys. If you don’t have puppets you can use your soft toys to put on a show. You could also host a teddy bears picnic for your friends and chat with them about your learning so far today.

We will be continuing these Literacy Learning Experiences all week as we continue to focus on these skills and build our knowledge further.

PE/Fitness

Don’t forget to spend some time outside today to get some fresh air and to get your body moving!

Investigations

At home tip; This is a time for you to explore your interests through play. Think about what you can use at home. If mum lets you, you could even do some cooking or help out with other things we do around the house. Remember that no matter what were doing we are always learning. You could use Lego to make and build. You could draw pictures. You could even teach a sibling or your favourite teddy something new! What are your ideas for Investigations at home?

Mindfulness

Every day after lunch we return to the classroom and put on some gentle music and spent time resting our bodies and focused on keeping a positive mindset.

This is something that is so important with everything that is happening in our world at the moment!

At home tip: you can practice mindfulness at home by putting on some gentle relaxation music (YouTube, Spotify etc) or just going into a quiet room to focus on your breathing. While practicing mindfulness, remember to keep your mind as clear as you can and try not to get distracted by things happening around you. Closing your eyes always helps!

Numeracy

At the moment for Numeracy we are focusing on all things number! We begin by singing the big number song.

We then explore and develop our knowledge of number through play based provocations. The provocations give us a chance to access the learning at the level that we are learning at. Here are some examples of how we explored number today…

Nahom is rolling two dice and adding the numbers together. He is recording the number sentences in his Numeracy book, eg. 1+5=6.

At home tip: You can do exactly this if you have a dice at home, just record on a piece of paper. If you don’t have dice at home you could add things around you (eg. we have 6 forks and 3 knives, 6+3=9)

Ashley is making number cards. On small pieces of paper she is writing numbers from 1-20 and beyond. Once she has written the numbers, she is representing them by drawing how many dots correspond to that number.

At home tip; You can do this same activity at home with just paper and a pencil!

Kuch, Nyok and Emily are representing numbers with unifix cubes.

At home tip: You can do this at home by writing numbers 1-10 and beyond and representing the numbers using different objects like buttons.

Vedika and Christellar are choosing a handful of objects and recording how many they have of each in their Numeracy books.

At home tip; Count how many different things you have and record on a piece of paper. You can count toys, books, or pieces of furniture. You can count anything really!

Theresa, Ivy and Yasmin are ordering numbers on different types of number lines.

At home tip; You can do this by writing numbers to 10 or 20 on small pieces of paper and ordering them, you can even draw yourself some crazy squiggly lines to put them on, but make sure the numbers stay in the same order no matter what!

Scarlett is practicing writing her numbers correctly.

At home tip: You can do this at home with just a piece of paper and a pencil!

Nahom, Awan and Will are practicing writing numbers to 100 in a 100 grid.

At home tip: You can do this activity at home with just paper and a pencil. You don’t even need a 100 grid! See how high you can count!

Massa is sorting the “little shops” and recording how many of each thing she has.

At home tip; You can do this same activity at home if you collect little shops. Otherwise see if you can order your different types of toys and record how many you have of each

We will be continuing these provocations all week as we continue to focus on Number and build our knowledge further.

Please if anyone has any questions do not hesitate to contact us by calling the school or via email;

gabriella.tyrcha@holyfamily.catholic.edu.au

maria.angilletta@holyfamily.catholic.edu.au

We are here to support you and your family. Stay positive!

Harmony Day

Today is Harmony Day. On Harmony Day we celebrate the diversity of our country.

We began the day by reading the book “I’m Australian Too” by Mem Fox. The story celebrates the multicultural heritage of Australia.

We spoke about how because we all live in Australia we are all Australian but how many families in our class have diverse cultural backgrounds.

Where do you come from?

Nahom: My family is from Africa

Declan: My Dad is from Broken Hill and my Mum is from Adelaide. We are Italian.

Emad: My Dad is from Afghanistan

Ali: My family is from Afghanistan too

Kuch: My family is from Africa

Brodie: My family is from South Australia and Mum used to live in New Zealand

Kiet: My family is Vietnamese

Thao-Hien: My family is from Vietnam

Subi: My Mum and Dad are from Vietnam

Long: My family if from Vietnam

Oliver: Vietnamese

Scarlett: My Dad is from Melbourne

Ashley: My family is from Singapore

Christella: My family is from Adelaide

Massa: My family is Africa too

Awan: My family is from Africa

Will: My family is from Adelaide and my Dad was born in Queensland

Nyok: My family is from South Australia and Africa

Zac: My mum is from Melbourne

Ethan N: My family is Vietnamese

Yasmin: My family is from Syria

Arjan: My family is from India

Vedika: My family is from India

We drew pictures of ourselves to highlight how special we are even though we are all different.

 

For prayer we read the book “Whoever You Are” by Mem Fox. The story speaks about how we are all different but all the same “all over the world

What are some ways that we are the same?

Nahom: We all cry the same

Porsha: People have the same blood, it means everyone has blood in their body

Zac: Our hearts are the same, we all love and care and hurt the same

Declan: Our mouth is the same, it means we cry the same and get mad the same and happy and we all breathe

Massa: We have the same eyes, we look and see things with our eyes

We hope you had a lovely Harmony Day too! Enjoy your weekend!