Wednesday, Term 1, Week 9 – 24/03/20


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Today we read the Easter Story for a third time. The children have come to understand the story much clearer now and have been able to offer their reflections on the story as we read.

After, we recapped on our learning on the  ‘Mm’ letter and sound and introduced a new letter and sound, ‘Oo’…



We then engaged in a variety of different activities which offered an opportunity to practice using and writing the ‘m’ and ‘o’ sound. We made the letters using Lego and play dough, we painted the letters and illustrations of different items beginning with the sounds, we searched for the ‘m’ and ‘o’ sounds in a selection of books, we practiced tracing the letters to learn how to form them and we searched the room for objects beginning with the ‘m’ and ‘0’ sound.

Have a look at our learning…



Catholic Identity – Prayer

Today we reread the first couple of pages of our Shared Reading text, The Easter Story. In the first part of the story Jesus arrives in Jerusalem on a donkey. He is greeted with cheer, joy and happiness as the people celebrate his arrival. The people hold palm leaves, wave them around and lay them on the floor for the donkey to walk across.

We talk about the adoration, praise and joy the people feel for Jesus and his arrival. We then listened to this very special song, ‘Hosanna’, which is a biblical word meaning adoration, praise and joy.

Mikayla – people are waving leavres. they are happy.

viraj – ‘they are waving the leaves because they love Jesus.’

Monique ‘they waves the leaves because Jesus is walking in on the horse.’

Natalie ‘he walks in on the donkey.’

Oliver ‘everybody likes him.’


Alexandros ‘jujus rides in on the donkey and the people are happy,’

Natalie ‘they are putting the leaves on the ground for the donkey to walk on.’


Children are then invited to share a prayer with the group…

Oliver – ‘dear good, I thank you for the people, the Jesus and the world.’

Shylah ‘ thank yo for the work you did on the sign and thank you for all of the things and housework and students and my dog.’

Alexandros ‘dear god, thank you for the people and thank you for the car.’

Viraj – ‘ dear god, thank you for the people and the houses and for money and for my friend Connor and the teachers and Holy Family Catholic School.’

Monique – ‘thank you for the people and thank you for all of the parents. thank you for Jesus and my friends.’

Natalie ‘ dear god thank you for pout family, friend and teachers amen.’

Mikayla ‘ dear go, thank you for the easter story and our friend and family. Amen.’

R1JM Single Lesson

Today we read the story ‘What makes a rainbow?’. After reading the story we talked about how rainbows are made and the colours we can see in a rainbow. We started conversations about primary and secondary colours and how these are made.

After discussing these colours the children had a go at doing their own rainbows.



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Today we continued our work on counting. We continued our focus on counting to 10 then having a go at counting to 20. We did this through song and dance which allows students who are physical and visual learners to use this way of learning to build on their counting skills. We started by listening to this short clip as an example of the tune to the counting song and the movements to the counting dance.

After we had a go at adding to our song and dance…

1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 Jump!
6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 Jump!
Turn around and clap your hands
And jump!

1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 Kick!
6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 Kick!
Turn around and clap your hands
And kick!

1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 Wiggle!
6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 Wiggle!
Turn around and clap your hands
And wiggle!

1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 Jump!
6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 Kick!
Turn around and clap your hands
And Jump!
And Jump!

After we engaged in a finger painting/counting activity! Have a look at our creations!

Learning At Home

OUR LEARNING SA is a website that has been developed by curriculum management and expert teachers.
It provides students and families with curriculum resources along with advice to support learning online at home.
The resource has great ideas for Reading at home and includes valuable year level specific activities.
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