# Friday 29th May, term 2 week 5

COME READ WITH ME

During this time students are invited to complete quiet reading individually. Focusing on the following reading strategies:

Eagle Eye – Look at the picture for a clue to help with the word.

Lips The Fish – get your lips ready. Say the first few sounds

Stretchy Snake – Look at the letters in the word. Stretch the sounds out slowly. Go back and say the sounds altogether.

Chunky Monkey – Look for little words, word endings, and word chunks that you know.

Skippy Frog – Skip the word. Read to the end of the sentence. Hop back and read it again.

Flippy Dolphin – Try the short vowel sound. Then flip and try the long vowel sound.

Tryin’ Lion – Still stuck? Re-read the sentence. I think … what makes sense here?

Helpful Kangaroo – Ask for help but only after you have tried all your strategies

MATHS

We will be watching a short clip on 3D shapes – to further develop our understanding of the difference between 3D shapes and 2D shapes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-QwWFkz5hw

Students to reflect on yesterdays shape hunt around the school.Look

What 2d Shapes did we see?

Nickolas – Rectangle: The Tv

Shane – Circle: The Holy Family Sign

What 3D shapes did we see?

Monique – Cylinder: The tree.

Nahom – Rectangular Prism: The Laptop

Mikayla – Triangular Prism

Then divide page into two and 2D shapes on one side and 3D shapes on the other side.

PRAYER

We will be looking at the song/story ‘We have the whole world in our hands’

After this students will be asked to say a reflection prayer.

Students will then be asked to think about the following question:

What is your image of God?

Elijah – i see God in the sky

Natalie – when i am in my car

Viraj – when i wake up i look at the sky and i see God

Shane – i see God at my home

Oliver – God looks like father Christmas with a beard

Mikayla – at the beach

Shyla – might have white clothes on

Mithra – I see God when i pray at bed

They will then be invited to draw an illustration of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIQUOIyE7q0

INVESTIGATIONS

Students will engage in a variety of different experiences within the classroom. These will be based around;

• Socio-dramatic play
• Art/craft
• Fine Motor Development
• Lego
• Block building
• Sensory Play

WRITTEN REFLECTION-CREATIVE REPORTS

Children reflected on how they used creativity during investigations today. they drew/wrote an example of this.

SUN INQUIRY/FISH FARM

Following on from our inquiry and visits to the fish farm, teachers last week posed a question–

“do animals in our MUDLA/Fish farm need the sun?”

Following on from this we became interested in reptiles!

We visited the fish farm with Mr Mc Carthy and investigated this question. He showed us the turtles need the sun especially! The sun is really important. The sunlight helps them move more, it gets their blood nice and warm!!

Mikayla – the lizards also need heat, they have a warm light in there

Sahib – The turtles have cold blood

Alana – yes the turtles and lizards are cold blooded the sun heats them up

Alex – they move in the sun more

Nahom – the fish had a heater too! some tanks had warm water and some fish tanks have colder water i could feel it

Connor – the turtles ans the frogs need the sun. when they get hot, they kind of charge up and move heaps more, hop more!

We will continue this learning and investigating more next week.

Have a lovely weekend everyone 🙂

# Thursday’s Learning: 28/05/20

### Come Read With Me

We started our morning with Come Read With Me. During this time students are invited to complete quiet reading individually. Focusing on the following reading strategies:

Eagle Eye – Look at the picture for a clue to help with the word.

Lips The Fish – get your lips ready. Say the first few sounds

Stretchy Snake – Look at the letters in the word. Stretch the sounds out slowly. Go back and say the sounds altogether.

Chunky Monkey – Look for little words, word endings, and word chunks that you know.

Skippy Frog – Skip the word. Read to the end of the sentence. Hop back and read it again.

Flippy Dolphin – Try the short vowel sound. Then flip and try the long vowel sound.

Tryin’ Lion – Still stuck? Re-read the sentence. I think … what makes sense here?

Helpful KangarooAsk for help but only after you have tried all your strategies

We talked about the days of the week this morning. Practicing getting the day of the week in order.

Today is Thursday – Alexia

Yesterday was Wednesday – Carter

Tomorrow is Friday – Dhyani

### R/1KJ Single Lesson

For our single lesson today we did a reflection on our Literacy learning so far this year.

Students were encouraged to think about the following question:

What helps you learn?

Nahom –  Practicing my words helps me to read.

Eleazar –  Writing my words helps me learn.

Catharen – Learning my ABC’s with my sister helps me.

Jeikei – Praciting reading a lot helps me get better.

Enrique – Sounding out the letters.

### Spanish

Students are in Spanish during this time. Please refer to the Spanish blog for today’s learning.

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

### Prayer

In Prayer today we looked at the song, ‘We have the whole world in our hands.’

After this students were asked to reflect on the following question:

How do we look after our earth?

You pick up rubbish – Sahib

Be kind to other people – Alana

Be friends with people – Thomas

Tidy the world and make it nice – Shane

Thank you for the world God – Monique

Be friends and be kind – Dhyani

### Mini Maths

We are continuing to develop our understanding of 3D shapes.

Alana – We are looking at 3D shapes

Monique – Cone

Mikayla – Triangular Prism

Natalie – Cylinder

Elijah – Rectangular Prism

Shane – Sphere

Dhyani – Cube

### Numeracy

To further develop our understanding of 2D and 3D shapes students went for a walk around the school looking for shapes on their walk.

### Reconciliation Week

As this week is Reconciliation Week, we spent some time talking about and discussing what Reconciliation Week is.

We started with an acknowledgement of country.

We started by reflecting on the following questions:

What does ‘In This Together?’

Monique – It’s when we focus on what Jesus gave us and we make strong choices together.

Viraj – When the people come to this country, we welcome them.

What are the ingredients of a good friendship?

Alana – Not being mean to people.

Shane – Care for people and use our manners.

Oliver – Keep our friends safe and happy.

What happens when you feel hurt or upset by someone else?

Sahib – It could break a friendship.

Thomas – It can make me feel broken.

Carter – It will leave everyone feeling sad.

What do you do to create new friendships?

Richard – You be kind to them, help them and share.

Natalie – Help people feel better.

Mikayla – You can make them things.

We then discussed how Reconciliation can mean lots of different things to different people. In Australia and our schools, it means that we are working together to ensure that everyone understands and values that we can learn, know, speak and be in many different ways.

We then talked about how the Aboriginal and Indigenous people were the first owners of the land we live on. We talked about ways that we can continue to care for this land.

Students then went and drew and image of how they plan to take care of the land of the Kaurna People

# Wednesday 27th May, Term 2 week 5

COME READ WITH ME

During this time students are invited to complete quiet reading individually. Focusing on the following reading strategies:

Eagle Eye – Look at the picture for a clue to help with the word.

Lips The Fish – get your lips ready. Say the first few sounds

Stretchy Snake – Look at the letters in the word. Stretch the sounds out slowly. Go back and say the sounds altogether.

Chunky Monkey – Look for little words, word endings, and word chunks that you know.

Skippy Frog – Skip the word. Read to the end of the sentence. Hop back and read it again.

Flippy Dolphin – Try the short vowel sound. Then flip and try the long vowel sound.

Tryin’ Lion – Still stuck? Re-read the sentence. I think … what makes sense here?

Helpful Kangaroo – Ask for help but only after you have tried all your strategies

PHONICS – IE SOUND

We started the lesson by looking at the ie sound.

What sound is it? what letters are used?

Connor – ie

What words can you think of with this sound?

virJ – tie

Carter – why

Richard – flies

Alexandros – tie

Shane – untied

Hannah – pie

Charlee – cried

Sahib – movie

Mikayla – Lie

Emily – pie

Thomas – die

Can anyone put it into a sentence?

Mikayla – I go to the movies.

Harper – Pie got on my tie.

Oliver -there are flies on my tie.

Shane – pie on my tie.

A variety of different phonic sound based games will be set up around the classroom for students to engage in. These will be the following:

• Matching pictures to sounds
• Roll and Read
• Word matching t/ie
• Fill in the blank (_ie_) with a picture accompanying words
• Climb and slide (Snakes and ladders with ie words)

PRAYER

We will look at the song – Gods House.

Students will then be asked to participate in a reflection prayer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtBihEtfrjU

Who would like to share a prayer today?

Nikolas – thank you for teachers Amen

Sahib – Dear God thank you for my friends AMen

Edel – Dear God thank you for the kind people Amen

Monique – Dear God thank you for the people and love Amen

Shyla – Thank you for Harper and Charlee Amen

Oliver – Thank you for Mr Slater Amen

Ziggy – Thank you for Connor and Alex Amen

Jeikei – Dear God thank you for food AMen

Shane – Thank you for sending Jesus to this town Amen

Alexandros – Thank you for shed 17 Amen

Elezar – Thank you for Thomas playing for me Amen

MATHS

We will be watching a short clip on 3D shapes – to further develop our understanding of 3D shapes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cg-Uc556-Q

A walk around our school to find 3D and 2D shapes – whats the difference? what do we find?

Enrique – A cylinder on the fence

Mikayla – a cube on the boxes

Nikolas – the poles are cylinders, your head is a sphere

Alexandros – The ball is a sphere

Elijah – the paper towel is a cylinder

MUSIC

R1 FD are at music class during this time.

INVESTIGATIONS

Students will engage in a variety of different experiences within the classroom. These will be based around;

• Socio-dramatic play
• Art/craft
• Fine Motor Development
• Lego
• Block building
• Sensory Play

MINDFULNESS

HASS

Looking at our community. What do we see on our drive or walk to school?

Connor – the shops

Harper – the symbol shows us

Alana – the food store

shane – a sign for the shop

Thomas – bushes and trees

Mikayla – i see houses

Nahom –  office building

complete a storyboard of the things they see on their way to school – Students will be encouraged to label the things they see on their drive to school.

# Tuesday’s Learning: 26/05/20

#### Morning Meeting

We started our Morning with our Morning Meeting. We did the roll, talked about what our day today will look like.

Yesterday was …. Monday – Monique

Today is …. Tuesday – Thomas

Tomorrow is …. WednesdayAlana

#### Come Read With Me

We then started ‘Come Read With Me’. We are spending this time developing our confidence and fluency in our reading.

#### Investigations/Inquiry Based Play

Students engaged in a variety of different activities set up around the classroom. These were based on the following; Fine Motor Development, Socio-Dramatic Play, Construction Play, Art/Craft & Literacy Based Activities.

#### Prayer

Students listened to the song ‘God’s House’.

After listening to the song they were asked to reflect on the following question:

Prayer means God is listening – Shylah

The song was about Joy and Prayer – Mikayla

You can prayer in God’s House – Dhyani

What is God’s House?

It means that God’s House is in Joy – Shane

People be kind to the world because they want to take care of it – Mithra

God’s house means we prayer and we listen to God – Viraj

God’s house means when people don’t have a house, God welcomes them in – Alana

God’s house means that he is being nice and saving everybody – Monique

We sing and dance in God’s House – Hannah

#### Mini Maths

To further develop our understanding of 3D shapes, we watched the below clip.

#### Mixed Literacy Activities

We will begin our Literacy learning by revisiting our text for this week. ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’

After this students spilt into 4 different literacy based groups and completed the following learning.

• Guided Reading
• Word Work – High Frequency Words
• Reading/Story Response to the book
• Alphabet Writing & Matching

#### Mindfulness

Students spent some time relaxing and reflecting on their day. Ready to continue the learning for the last part of their day.

#### Library

We spent some time in the Library borrowing new books for the week, and practising our reading strategies to ourselves after borrowing.

#### R/1KJ Single Lesson

We spent some time practicing our letter sound for this week – ie

We talked about the two sounds each letter makes individually, and then the sound it makes when it is together, and how it is called a blend sound.

Students then went and practiced the writing of this letter sound, and thought of words that had this sound and draw images to match.

# Monday Week 5 Term 2 – 25/05/20

## Welcome to Week 5!

Welcome to another week of learning and discovery.

We look forward to continuing our explorations of Julia Donaldson’s texts and a new sound, while continuing to develop our understanding of 3D shapes. This week we will be exploring safety signs and also continuing our sun inquiry.

This week we will celebrate and recognise two very significant times, National Sorry Day on Tuesday and the beginning of Reconciliation Week starting on Wednesday.

Both of these special events will see us delve into explorations of our Indigenous Community and an opportunity to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, recognising a journey towards a more just, equitable and reconciled nation.

## Literacy

Today we started our morning with Come Read with Me.

After, we introduced our new shared reading text for the week, ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’, by Julia Donaldson.

Can you make a prediction?

What do you think the book is going to be about?

Viraj – ‘it might be about the animals on the farm.’

Alexandros – ‘It is about a chicken.’

Alana – ‘I think the animals run out of the farm.’

Richard – ‘the animals might get squished.’

After we engaged in a group discussion about the following question, what if you were the little old lady from the story? How would you thank the wise old man for his help?

Shane – ‘you could nod and say yes thank you.’

Monique – ‘the little old lady could help the Wise Old Man.’

Edel –  ‘make the Wise Old Man a card.’

Carter  – ‘she could buy him a present.’

Diani – ‘Give ther Wise Old Man a candle as a present.’

Mithra – ‘give him a cake.’

Alana – ‘Give him an animal.’

## Writer’s Workshop

Children then had a go at writing their own letter to the Wise Old Man.  Our letters all started the same – ‘Dear Wish Old Man,’

Before we had a go, we wrote a letter together…

## Prayer

Edel – ‘thank you for the land and people and family.’

Chloe – ‘thank you Jesus thank you for the house and the people.’

Shane – Thank you God for sending Jesus to forgive us from our sins. Thank you for the angles. Amen.

Shylah – ‘Dear God, Thank You for Harper, Charlee, Mitchell, Nahom and Callie. Amen.

Alana –  ‘Dear God, Thank You God for making the whole world. Amen. ‘

Monique – ‘Thank You for the people, and we thank you for Jesus. Thank you for Adam. Amen.’

## Handwriting

Single lesson with R1FD

The sound of the week is, ‘ie’.

Students practiced forming the two letters and writing them together in a line in their writing book.

After we practiced writing words with the sound in them and creating illustrations for the words.

## Keeping Safe – Child Protection Curriculum

Together, we flipped through a slide show of different safety and warning signs, stopping on each and discussing its meaning.

We then engaged in a discussion about signs and their purposes.

Nickolas – ‘No diving because it might be shallow water and it will hurt your head.’

Shane – ‘It is saying to be careful. The floor is slippery.’

Alexandros – ‘do not climb. it might hurt our heads.’

Oliver – ‘You have to stop and look. I see it when we drive. You have to stop. You have to look first.’

Alana – ‘fire, it can put fire out.’

Nickolas – ‘we have a fire extinguisher over there.’

Carter – ‘It is for your feet to fo on.’ Viraj – ‘it is a COVID19 sign, don’t stand too close to other people.’

Connor – ‘that sign means speed ten. Driving at 10.’ Nickolas – ‘it is so you don’t crash.’ Oliver – ‘it means 10 kilometres.’

Richard – ‘that means electric, don’t touch electric because it might shock you.’

Sahib – ‘that sign is for sick people. It tells you where to go when you are sick.’

Nelson – ‘that means don’t park there.’

Alana – ‘that signs means stay with your parents.’

Natalie – ‘that means dangerous.’

Carter – ‘it means look left and right.’ Shane – ‘5km is all they can go otherwise they might crash into a person.’

Viraj – ‘You cannot go and enter that way.’

Emily – ‘kangaroos are jumping on the road.’

Mithra – ‘walking slowly on the street.’

After, we created our own safety or warning sign for our learning area.

We thought of so many different signs including…

Walking

Rubbish in the bin

Turn the tap off

Line up sensibly

Pick up belongings

Wash our hands regularly

Safe hands

Sit with the chair flat on the floor

Hold scissors by blade when moving around the room.

Sit while eating

Clean up spills

# Friday 22nd May – week 4 term 2

What day is it today?

Connor – its Friday tomorrow is Saturday

Mikayla – Yesterday was Thursday

Viraj – The month is May

Shane – the next month is June

OUR READERS

Mrs Diotallevi role modeled how to read our readers – she read ‘bendy betty’.

Fluency, expression, pointing 1.1, sounding out and pictures for support

Why is she called bendy betty?

• Nikolas – her name is Betty but she is really bendy
• Alexandros – because she can touch her nose

Then we all practiced being bendy betty – how many body parts could we touch with our nose? lots of laughs!!!

COME READ WITH ME

During this time students are invited to complete quiet reading individually. Focusing on the following reading strategies:

Eagle Eye – Look at the picture for a clue to help with the word.

Lips The Fish – get your lips ready. Say the first few sounds

Stretchy Snake – Look at the letters in the word. Stretch the sounds out slowly. Go back and say the sounds altogether.

Chunky Monkey – Look for little words, word endings, and word chunks that you know.

Skippy Frog – Skip the word. Read to the end of the sentence. Hop back and read it again.

Flippy Dolphin – Try the short vowel sound. Then flip and try the long vowel sound.

Tryin’ Lion – Still stuck? Re-read the sentence. I think … what makes sense here?

Helpful Kangaroo – Ask for help but only after you have tried all your strategies

ABORIGINAL STUDIES

We will begin the lesson with an acknowledgement of country – explaining to the students what this means/why we do it/it’s importance.

After this we will begin to look at different Aboriginal artwork. We will talk about the markings in the artwork – how this was their way of telling stories.

Students will then spend time completing some dot painting on rocks for the remainder of the lesson.

PRAYER

Draw a reflection on how you could/do recycle at home/school?

• Natalie – pick up rubbish and put in the right bin
• Dyani – we have a red, yellow and green bin at home
• Emily – red is for the apples
• Shane – red is for rubbish, green for leaves, yellow for the recycling
• Eliajh – the food and sticks turn into dirt
• Alexandros – the paper goes into a blue bin and reused into something else
• Oliver – the food turns into soil, it helps the plants grow
• Sahib – when you put rubbish in the bin its much better, otherwise rubbish everywhere looks so dirty

MATHS REFLECTION

Children will be encouraged to write and/or illustrate a reflection about their numeracy capabilities. They will have a guided question ‘where are numbers used?’

• Connor on your letterbox
• Shae – on passwords, teachers use numbers to count the children
• Dyani – count how many planes are coming
• Alana – adding things together
• Carter – money at the shops and canteen
• Viraj – numbers on the car, number plate

INVESTIGATIONS

Students will engage in a variety of different experiences within the classroom. These will be based around;

• Socio-dramatic play
• Art/craft
• Fine Motor Development
• Lego
• Block building
• Sensory Play

MINDFULNESS

Drumming, dancing an rhythm

Oliver shared his excitement about drumming with the class today. we all pretended we had our own drums and followed along to the beat of the music. Oliver created his own drums and music using pots and wooden spoons!!

We also sung some rhymes and dancing.

Have a lovely weekend everyone and we will see you all next week 🙂

# Thursday’s Learning – 21/05/2020

### Welcome To Thursday’s Learning!

#### R/1KJ & R/1FD Single Lesson

For our single lessons today, we continued to look at the letter sound ‘oa’.

We talked about the sound it makes, and how this sound is a blend of two different sounds ‘o’ and ‘a’ but when we blend them together these sounds don’t stay seperate but blend to make a different sound.

Students then spent time practicing their writing of this sound. They also drew some picture of words they knew had this sound in them. ‘Boat’, ‘Goat, ‘Toast’.

#### Spanish

Please refer to the Spanish blog for todays learning.

#### Prayer

Today we looked at the song: We have the whole word in our hands.

Students were then asked to reflect on the following question:

How do we care for what God has created for us?

• Richard – we could recycle things like bottles and milk containers.
• Nikolas – we could recycle plastic
• Monique – i could take somebodies dog for a walk
• Mikayla – I could help feed someones dog
• Charlee – i could care for a dog
• Alana – i can take care and love my brother
• Ziggy – i will feed my cat
• Viraj will take care of my brother
• Edel – i will pick up paper

#### Mini Maths

We watched a short clip on 3D shapes to further develop our understanding of the different between 2D and 3D shapes.

#### Numeracy

We spent time today experimenting with 3D shapes through investigative play. The following invitations to learning were set up.

• Sorting Cards – Matching 3D shapes to their image, name and properties
• Creating 3D shapes – With paper
• Creating 3D shapes with play dough and tooth picks.
• Magnets to create 3D shapes
• Labelling and recording 3D shapes around the classroom

what i know about 3D shapes?

• Mitchell – the drink bottle is a cylinder
• Nikolas – there is a cube, a dice is a cube
• Mikayla – a cone is like an ice cream cone
• Monique – a cube
• Sahib – a rubric cube

#### Mindfulness

We spent some time relaxing this afternoon to prepare our bodies and minds for the rest of the day.

Investigations

In the home corner a menu was put out as a provocation…. Naomi and Monique quickly decided they would make their own restaurant menu.

• Naomi – spaghetti is \$2 dollars, apple juice is \$3dollars
• Monquie – my menu is like hungry jacks…chips, nuggets it costs 4 dollars and the chips cost 2 dollars

At the lego table many creations were happening – a spaceship, a plane, a dragon and a pyramid!!

# Wednesday 20/05/20 – Week 4, Term 2.

## Literacy

Again, we read our Shared Reading Text, ‘Room on the Broom.’

Click below to watch Mrs Feher reading our Shared Reading Text.

Room on the Broom

## Phonics

After, we introduced a new blend of letters which make a new sound. We focused on practicing saying the sound and thinking of words which use this sound.

The movie below helped us sound out and read some ‘oa’ words.

## Phonics Investigative Play

Children then engaged in a series of provocations set up with the intention of sparking interested in exploring our new sound.

Children wrote words with our new sound, they searched for ‘oa’ words in their readers, they draw illustrations of items with ‘ oa’ sounds in their name, they created the letter blend using play dough, lego, blocks, paint, white board markers, and chalk on the pavers outside. They also played a variety of ‘oa’ games.

## Prayer

Today we explored the scripture – Zacchaeus.

We watched the below clip.

Children were then invited to reflect in the scripture.

What is his name and what happened?

Shane ‘ Zaccious, Jesus said, Zaccious is in God’s family.’

Prayers

Alana – ‘ Dear God, thank you for all of the people and for not pushing other people.’

Carter – ‘He was too short so that’s why he climbed up the tree.’

Shylah – ‘Dear God, thank you. He climbed up the tree and then he saw Jesus.’

Viraj – ‘thank you for family and friends.’

Monique – ‘thank you for the whole world.’

## Mini Mathematics

Today we continued discovering different 3D shapes and their qualities. We continued to explore the differences between 2D and 3D shapes.

## History and Social Sciences

Today we read, ‘I’m Australian Too’, by Mom Fox.

You can watch  an online version below.

We then had a group discussion about all the places that appear in the book; Sydney, Darwin, Adelaide, Melbourne, Ballarat.

We then had a close look at Australia and where we are from, South Australia. We shared a few of the places we all know and love in South Australia.

We then went on a Walk around the school, pointing out the different places we can could see beyond  the schools gates, shops, houses, clubs, parks…

We then returned to our learning area and recorded some of our favourite place.

# Term 2, Week 4: Tuesday 19/05/20

## Welcome to Tuesday’s Learning!

#### Come Read With Me

We started our morning with Come Read With Me. Focusing during this time on our reading strategies.

#### Investigations/Inquiry Play

Investigations/Inquiry based play assist students in developing socio-dramatic, social and emotional and inquiry based learning skills

#### Prayer

Today we looked at the at the scripture: Zacchaeus

Students were then asked to participate in a reflection prayer.

Monique – ‘ he was telling the people sop that he can helping.’

Richard – ‘he turned the him into good.’

Viraj ‘- ‘the man was giving money. He was helpful and kind. He gave the golden necklace. He gave all of his things, Amen.’

Sahib ‘thank you god for Jesus, and all of my friends.’

Shylah – ‘dear god thank you for all of the people in the world and whoever is so kind to me.’

Layla – Thank you for my friends.

Mini Maths

We will continue to look at 3D shapes. Spending some time watching the below clip

#### Literacy – Mixed Literacy Activities

Today we were separated into 4 groups to do literacy based learning rotations.

Guided Reading: Spending time reading with the teacher and peers. Focusing on our reading strategies.

Word Work: Using our high frequency words for the week, students used the word work cards to write their words in some of the following ways; rainbow, backwards, drawing pictures, alphabetical order.

Creating a new page for the story:Students were given prompts to assist them. Using these prompts students were asked to create a new page for the book. Writing/creating a new part of the story.

Practicing High Frequency Words: Students were given the high frequency words for the week, they needed to do the 3 things for each word. Read it, create it and write it.

#### Mindfulness

We spent some time today doing some mindfulness. Focusing on our breathing, and letting our minds be still and our bodies rest.

#### Library

Students were in the library during this time. Practicing their reading strategies and borrowing new books for the week.

#### Letter Sounds.

Students spent this looking at our letter sound for this week ‘oa’ we talked about the sound and words associated with this.

# Monday 18/05/2020 – Week 4, Term 2.

## Welcome to Week 4 of Term 2!

Welcome everyone! We are looking forward to another week of learning! We are very excited to have welcomed back just about everyone in R1FD and R1KJ!

As always we are still maintaining hygiene, by encouraging frequent hand washing particularly before eating and when returning to the room as well as sterilising all surfaces, light switches and door handles in the learning area every morning and throughout the day where possible.

Thank you for all of your support as always. Please remember we are always available via email if you should feel the need to chat about your child and their learning. We know it is difficult at the moment with restrictions to entering the school but please feel assured that we are still contactable and still happy to help wherever we can.

## Come Read with Me

Our day started with reading! Reading with peers, independently and with the teacher.

## Literacy

Our shared reading text for this week is called, Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson.

Click on the link below to watch a movie of me reading our shared reading text…

Room on the Broom

## Writer’s Workshop

After we started working on our Writer’s Workshop where we develop the skills to become a writer. Each week we showcase the literacy we have discovered over the course of the year and apply it to our very own writing. In time we will be writing our own little short books.

Today we had a question to answer in sentence form…

‘Who is on your broom?’

We were encouraged to answer this question in sentence form, (On my broom sat a fox, bear and racoon.’ or use the question as inspiration for creating our own version of the story.

‘On my broom was a butterfly.’ – Emily

‘On my broom there was a kite.’ – Shane

‘On my broom there was a cat and a witch’. – Monique

‘On my broom there were some humans and a cat and a butterfly.’ – Alana

‘On my broom there was Sonic.’ – Sahib

‘On my broom there is a dog.’ – Mithra

‘On my broom is a witch.’ – Carter

‘On my broom there was a unicorn and a cat.’ – Mia

## Prayer

The Butterfly Song

‘Dear God, thank you for my living creatures and my pet lizard and my pet dragon and my little little big dogs.’ – Shylah.

‘I thank you for making pout world and I thank for the other planets and Shylah, Amen.’ – Oliver

‘Dear God, thank you for Miss Jessop.’ – Thomas

‘Thank you for the people and land.’ Edel

‘Thank you for Mrs Feher and Miss Jessop  and my friends.’ – Viraj.

‘Dear God, thank you for my friend and my pet dog. ‘ – Charlee

‘Dear God, thank you for the whole world and the people.’ – Monique.

‘Thank you for Shylah and Charlee, Darina and my parents.’ – Harper.

‘Thank you for all of my friends.’ Mia

‘Thank you for the planet and the Earth.’ – Natalie.

## Mini Mathematics

Exploration of 3D shapes started today!

Children watch the short clip below and then went on to discuss as a group the differences between 2D and 3D shapes.

## Handwriting with R1FD

While R1KJ were at PE R1FD discovered a new sound blend.

‘oa’

We thought of some words which use the sound and wrote them in our writing books, ensuring that we were forming the letters correctly and writing within the lines.

## Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum

Today we continued our conversations around our right to be safe, what that means, how that feels, what being safe looks like and where safe places are.

Today’s main focus was on safe places..

Children reflected on where their safe place to go to is when they are feeling unsafe. They considered where that safe place would be in different settings, such as…

at home

at school

while shopping

while playing

Unfortunately there was an error with all of the photos take during this session.

We are unable to upload them.

Wonderful work was completed by the children, we saw lots of amazing writing.