Friday week 5 term 1, Feb 28


Today we enjoyed watching the learning from classrooms

  • 5/6NB & 5/6ND


We got our bodies moving with some games together and doing ‘go noodle’.


We spent some time reading quietly. the teacher used this time to do 1.1 reading records with the children. It was great to see how much the children love reading!!


Based on Luke 4: 1-13 and Matthew 4:1-11


We read and watched the Bible story about Jesus in the desert for 40days. We related it to our character strengths and said that Jesus showed Perseverance and Bravery.

Children’s reflections on the Bible story….

Mitchell – i used perseverance when i learnt about soccer

Alana – i use bravery to talk loudly

Viraj – i am so brave to do some hard things like climbing up trees, that is brave and perseverance

Mikayla – I used perseverance when i play chase and i run fast to try get friends

Richard – I am brave and perseverance when i try get goals at soccer



We watched a youtube clip with lots of information about the sun! then we focused on a sun art lesson. We read a shared reading text that included a lovely image of the sun on each page.

How the sun got to Coco’s house? by Bob Graham

How the Sun Got to Coco’s House. Follow the journey of the sun across the world from a whale’s eye to a little girl’s window in Bob Graham’s tender, transcendent story. While Coco sleeps far away, the sun creeps over a hill and skids across the water, touching a fisherman’s cap.

We looked at famous images of the sun and some beautiful art work for inspiration. The children were then given an art based inquiry,

‘how can you show the sun is hot through visual arts?’



We shared with each other all we know about numbers. We wrote numbers, ordered numbers and showed values to the numbers.



R1FD visited our year 2 buddies for the first time. Throughout this year we will have lots of time with our Buddies and learning from each other. The children were excited to get to know some new friends at the school. We spent time getting to know each other. Here is what each buddy group did on the laptops together.



It was a beautiful afternoon to go outside. There was so much happening – a castle, a house, an elevator, lots of discussions, dancing, collecting and much more!!


Have a beautiful weekend everyone!


Wednesday Week 5, Term 1 – 26/02/20


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This morning we read our Shared Reading text, ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear’ by Bill Martin Jr and illustrated by Eric Carle. Today we focused on our two new sounds for the week, ‘p’ and ‘i’. As we read the text together we popped our hands on our head every time we heard a word beginning with the ‘p’ sound and the ‘I’ sound.

After, we had the opportunity to participate in ‘p’ and ‘i’ play. We practiced writing the uppercase and lowercase letters and sounds on the whiteboards, we painted and wrote words starting with our two sounds, we created ‘Pp’ and ‘Ii’ with play dough, we also made items beginning with our sounds using the play dough. We wrote letters to post in the postbox, making sure we used our two sounds in our writing and we created ‘i’ and ‘p’ posters.



Ash Wednesday Mass

What Is Ash Wednesday? & Why Christians Celebrate It

Today we joined together for a whole school Mass for Ash Wednesday.

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, which is 40 days, not counting Sundays, of fasting and repentance prior to the celebration of Easter.

Ash Wednesday Mass Reflection

After our service we returned to our learning area where we reflected on the Mass and what we had discovered about Ash Wednesday.

R/1 FD Reflections

R1/JM Reflections

After this service we used ashes to rub the sign of the cross onto each of the children’s foreheads. The ashes represent mourning and repentance.

Numeracy – Patterns

Today we continued exploring patterns. It is important we develop an understanding of patterns before we move on to understand other concepts within mathematics.

What is a pattern?

Alexia – ‘any colour that is the same after the other one. One colour then another then the same one.’

Viraj – ‘a pattern, is a square, triangle, square, triangle, square, triangle.’

Mikayla – ‘pattern is like happy face, sad face, happy face, sad face.’

Nikolas – ‘A pattern is the same thing around in a circle. Red, orange, around in circles.’

Shane – ‘a colour pattern like, blue, red, blue, red.’

Monique – ‘a pattern looks like a circle like pink shapes. Square.’

 Connor – ‘Edel’s dress has a stripe pattern.’

Thomas – ‘Viraj’s top has a pattern.’

We then explored materials around the room and created as many patterns as we could.



Tuesday Week 4, Term 1 – 18/2/2020

Shared Reading

This morning we arrived and did what we do every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning, Come Read with Me. This time gives children the opportunity to read to peers, teachers and their parents. Please feel free to stay in the room on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning to read with your child and be a part of Come Read with Me.


After, we read our shared reading text, ‘The Tiny Seed’ by Eric Carle. This lead us into our Literacy activities. The children engaged in a range of literacy focused activities such as, play dough high frequency words, writing high frequency words in rice, writing high frequency words on the white boards and creating mini booklets.



Catholic Identity – Prayer

This afternoon we celebrated our Catholic Identity through prayer and singing our prayer songs.

Layla – ‘Dear god, thank you for the children.’

Alana – ‘Dear god, thank you for the whole class and our friends.’

Alexandros – ‘Dear god, thank you for Mrs Feher.’

Oliver – ‘Dear god, I love the children and the teachers.’

Catharine ‘Dear god, thank you for presents.’


Children engaged in a range of play experiences today. Chloe created a fridge using the construction pieces, Ziggy created a microphone and Mikayla created a sign. Some children engaged in dramatic role play, while others turned the blocks into zoos and homes. Hannah and Mia enjoyed illustrating rainbows and creating their own books, and Darina enjoyed sharing her book with a peer.

Friday week four term one – Feb 21st

Happy Friday!!


The year 3 students put on a fantastic performance for the whole school assembly today this morning!!


Gratitude prayers from the children….

Viraj – Dear God thank you for my family AMen

Oliver – Dear God thank you for my teachers and the students Amen

Mikayla – Dear God thank you for our homes and the school Amen

Charlee – Dear God thank you for my friends Amen

Layla – Dear God thank you for my family Amen

Nahom – Dear God thank you for my family Amen



The ability to recognise and create patterns help us make predictions based on our observations; this is an important skill in math. Understanding patterns help prepare children for learning complex number concepts and mathematical operations. … Patterns allow us to see relationships and develop generalisations.

Viraj – Patterns square, triangle, square triangle

Alana – repeating and repeating you can make it with people

Richard – patterns can be colours or shapes… on our tshirts we have patterns

Oliver – patterns can be anything boy and a girl, boy and a girl….

Naomi – red and orange red and orange colours can be patterns

Zachary – brown and blue, brown and blue it repeats on.

Check out our patterns…



“play is the highest form of research”

Today we saw children extending their oral language, communication skills, negotiation, sharing and critical thinking.





Role modeled reading our readers using our reading strategies such as sounding out and pointing 1.1. We practised our sounds and words for the week. Reading with our friends is always so fun 🙂



Thank you for a great week. Mrs Diotallevi will be back on Thursday, Mrs Feher will be there on Monday. Have a beautiful weekend 🙂

Wednesday week 4 term 1 – Feb 19th

Welcome to this wonderful Wednesday 🙂



Come read with me

Teachers spent some time doing 1.1 reading with some children, practising our reading strategies. It was also fantastic to have some parents come in and read with us. Please join us for some reading mon-wed mornings 8.50am-9.15am.

Phonics – letter of the week ‘Tt’

Shared reading – The tiny seed by Eric Carl

We listened to our shared reading text and listened out for the ‘Tt’ sound. We then practised writing this letter/sound with correct formation. We also discussed when we used capital and lower case Tt.

What are sound T words we know?

  • Charlee – TV
  • Alexia – trinity
  • Ziggy – tree
  • Enrique – train
  • Mikayla – teeth
  • Jason – tree
  • Richard – tadpole
  • Naomi – hat (at the end we hear the t sound)
  • Mitchell – toe
  • Connor – turtle
  • Nikolas – tail
  • Shyla – tennis
  • Charlee – toast
  • Nikolas – tunza fun
  • JK – tonne
  • monique – triangle
  • Connor – tank

The children then had time to explore this letter/sound through play based experiences. There were a group of boys that used chairs and blocks to create a ‘TRAIN”

Shaving foam to write the letter T, letter formation, playdough, drawing pictures of things starting with T, loose parts to make the letter, chalk boards, whiteboards and more!! Teachers were able to see all children form the letter and say the sound.



Scripture – a story from the Bible ‘Feeding of the 5000’

What is this? (Holding the Bible)

Alana – its stories about Jesus

Enrique – Its called a Bible


Prayer reflection

  • Connor: Jesus was giving bread to everyone
  • Alana: Jesus fed the hungry people
  • Mikayla: there was 5000 people to feed
  • Alexia: there was only 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish but lots of people
  • Callie: There were ALOT of people
  • Sahib: the people were with Jesus because they were hungry
  • Monique: Jesus can save people
  • Chloe: Jesus helping people with feeding them the fish


What is a pattern?

Sahib: something that happens again

tomorrow we are going to explore patterning more!


What a special time we had together today sharing a lovely lunch in the dining hall. We loved the conversations we were having and getting to know each other. This was a real positive time to build fantastic foundations to our relationships.


Reflection about our dining hall experience:

  • Nikolas – i liked the Jelly and the rice
  • Ziggy – was good
  • Hannah – i like my friends and eat jelly
  • Jason – i thought it was good because we have jelly and sitting at tables
  • Mikayla – there was lots of food and we sat properly
  • Harper – it was nice to have some spring rolls and jelly
  • Sahib – the spring rolls were so yummy
  • Monique – it was awesome to eat lunch and be caring to eat together
  • Elezar – it was good food
  • Connor – we all sat next to each other on big chairs and tables, it was good because i liked the jelly
  • Zachary -i ate lots, jelly…rice…spring rolls
  • Richard – it was really noisy, i liked the food
  • Alexandros – we sat on chair i had thomas plate

written reflections…


Outside to explore in nature, build our confidence, express ourselves and plenty of space for big movement!! Log park and the oval are always a popular choice!!

Monday Week 4 Term 1 – 17th of February

Monday Week 4 Term 1 – 17th of February


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This is our last week of reading our shared text ‘The Tiny Seed’. Today when I read the story I left out some of the words at end of sentences or within sentences. The children were able to pick up on the words being left out and say them aloud as a group as I read the story. This was amazing to see as we have now read the story 7 times together. Watching the progress over time from the first time we have read it to now when the children are able to follow the story and know what is coming next.

We also read our words for the 3 weeks that align with the story and or are high frequency words. This word list is in the children’s word book in their black bag. Every 3 weeks the children will get a new list of words. It has 10 words in there. Please support your child to read these words at home. There is some space next to the word list where they can have a go at writing these words. Under the word list there is the 3 sounds we have covered over weeks 2-4. They are put in here so you know what sounds we have covered but also so you can engage with these sounds at home.

Writer’s workshop

For writer’s workshop today the children were encouraged to use the word ‘and’ in their writing. Some children wrote their own sentences, some had a go at writing the word and on their page and some children had sentences modelled for them. Within this time we are able to individually focus with each child on where they are at with their writing and support this. When we are focusing on writing in sentences we point out the use of capital and lower case letters and the use of full stops. The children then keep their work in their writer’s workshop folder (which is the folder with the cloud on it).


Today for prayer we sung ‘One Faith, One Hope, One Love’ in preparation for Ash Wednesday next week. The children then shared their own prayers.

  • Catharen- Dear God, Thank you for everyone which are nice 
  • Alexia- Dear God, thank you for all the schools across the land and all the land and all the teachers 
  • Oliver- Dear God, I love the people, the plants and the Holy Spirit amen, 
  • Nick- Dear God, I thank you for all the teachers and all the caring and all the love, amen 
  • Mikayla- Dear God, thank you for the teachers and our school
  • Charlee- Dear God thank you for the school

Sport and Music 

R/1JM head off to Sport and Music on a Monday and R/1FD stay in the room and then have sport.

Recapping the sound of the Week 

Whilst R/1FD were at sports R/1JM worked on a recap of this weeks sound ‘a’. We looked at the correct letter formation of a capital and lower case letter ‘Aa’ and then drew some things that we know that start with the letter ‘a’ before labelling them.

Keeping Safe Curriculum 

Following on from our trust networks last week this week we talked about who safe people are within our community and how they can help us. We made a list together;

  • Nick- Secruity guard because they have a uniform on
  • Charlee- Police because they help you when you are in trouble
  • Richard- Ambulance will come and help you if you hurt your self

The children then drew a picture of safe people that can help us.

Wednesday Week 3 Term 1 – 12/02/20

This morning we read our Shared Reading text, ‘The Tiny Seed.’ This morning’s focus was on our new sound for this week, ‘a’. We kept an ear and an eye out for this sound while we read our text. Each time the children saw or heard an ‘a’ word they waved their hands in the air.

After we brainstormed as many ‘a’ words as we could think of…

Alexia – ‘Alexia’

Alana – ‘Alana’

Alexandros – ‘Alex’

Nickolas – ‘Alfie’

Enrique – ‘and’

Shane. – ‘apple’

Viraj – ‘air’

Enrique – ‘April’

We engaged in some ‘a’ play, were the children participated in a series of student choice activities related to the ‘a’ sound. These activities included, practicing ‘a’ words on white boards and chalk boards, making ‘a’ words with play dough, finger writing ‘a’ words in lentils, painting ‘a’ words, searching for ‘a’ words in their library readers, and making ‘a’ words using loose parts.

We continued our literacy learning around the letter ‘a’. We focused on the correct letter formation and the children worked in their writing books to practice writing the letter ‘a’ and some ‘a’ beginning sound words.

Wellbeing – Keeping Safe Curriculum


With Valentine’s Day approaching we read a book titled, ‘Love makes a family’, by Sophie Beer.

‘Love is baking a special cake. Love is lending a helping hand. Love is reading one more book. In this exuberant board book, many different families are shown in happy activity, from an early-morning wake-up to a kiss before bed. Whether a child has two moms, two dads, one parent, or one of each, this simple preschool read-aloud demonstrates that what’s most important in each family’s life is the love the family members share.’

We closed our eyes and thought about love, Miss Moore asked, ‘what is love to you?’

Connor – ‘love is you be kind to people.’

Catharen – ‘love is being kind to everybody.’

Enrique – ‘helping other people.’

Eleazar –  ‘ love is being brave.’

Mr Stramere – ‘Love is seeing all of your beautiful faces every morning.’

Monique – ‘love is being with my family.’

Alexandros – ‘being brave from monsters in the house.’

Carter – ‘Love is presents.’

Oliver – ‘love is helping people when there is a fire. Giving them a home and food.’

Shane – ‘love is we share with people and filling up someone’s bucket. that will make them happy.’

Richard – ‘love is being kind.’

Nikolas – ‘Love is sharing and giving friends what they want.’

Charlee – ‘love is being kind to people.’

JK – ‘love is helping people.’

Alex Lai – ‘love is being nice to people.’