‘Ch’ Sound Provocations and a surprise visit from the Early Learning Centre!

This morning while R/1EN were at music R/1MC discussed what recycling is, how we can recycle and what sort of items should be recycled!

After lunch we explored the sound ‘Ch’ through our various provocations and play using our character strengths, Curiosity, Humor, Fairness, Teamwork and Kindness. There was also a surprise visit from the early learning centre!

Exploring Numeracy using our 100 Languages!

This morning we got to explore Grevillia Park, where we got to demonstrate our character strengths of bravery, leadership, curiosity and many more. After recess we looked at different forms of measurement and explored different provocations related to time, shape, distance and length.

After lunch we met with our buddy classes were we commenced planning for each classes assemblies. R/1EN will be taking week 5 assembly and R/1MC will be taking week 6, which all families are welcome to attend.

*REMINDER: Next Friday (23rd August) is Book Week Dress up day, with the theme ‘Reading is our super power’. We encourage all students to dress up for the day as their favourite super hero or character.


“Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning” – D Ackerman

Today we engaged in a range of provocations around the two different ‘oo’ sounds, which can be found in words such as book and food. Here are some of our provocations:


Many students enjoyed engaging in their own inquiries and working with their peers in collaboration. Take a look at our learning:

Friday = Funday

*REMINDER: This coming Monday (29th August) is school photo day. Please ensure your child comes to school on Monday wearing their winter school uniform. *

**Donations Please: We are running low on building resources, so if you would like to donate any small cardboard boxes or similar materials, the students and teachers would really appreciate the opportunity to use them creatively. 

Sure it may be a funday… But here in HFCS fun and learning go hand in hand! Today started off with an amazing assembly presented by 5/6ND & R/1MP, which had a ‘toy shop’ theme. One provocation in particular, which resonated with our class, was ‘What toy would you be?’ 

Here are just some of the learning provocations, catered for the students 100 languages to flourish:

Plus some action shots of students explorations:



“Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold” – J. Pearce

*REMINDER: This coming Monday (29th August) is school photo day. Please ensure your child comes to school on Monday wearing their winter school uniform. *


Today we engaged in a range of provocations around the sound ‘ng’, led by our wonderful pre-service teachers. Here are some of our provocations:

Throughout exploring the sound ‘ng’ and investigating their own inquiries, many of the students demonstrated creativity, curiosity, leadership, teamwork, humour, love of learning and zest. Our students loved using their 100 languages to explore this sound and their own inquiries.

Many of our students walked around the room with different puppets that represent our different learning powers. It was great to see the collaboration and creativity that was happening in our room.

Learning through inquiry-based provocations

Today we engaged in a range of provocations that explored informal measurement, length and inquiry investigations. Many students used cubes and their hands as a way of using informal measurement. Other students compared length using different vocabulary such as “longer”, “shorter”, “further” and “closer”.

Here are some of our provocations:

It was great to hear students using comparative language such as “smaller”, “longer” and “closer”. Some students decided roll the trucks and identify which trucks rolled the furthest and which ones did not roll as far. After engaging in different provocations, many students went off to engage in their own investigations around their interests.

Here is our learning:

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood” – Fred Rogers

Today we engaged in a range of provocations based around the shared text ‘Wombat Stew’ and the new blend ‘or’. Here are our provocations.

Our students demonstrated curiosity and creativity when engaging in these different provocations. Other students loved engaging in their own inquiry play and demonstrating their wonderful learning power of collaboration.



“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than you can in a year of conversation” – Plato

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than you can in a year of conversation”. We love basing our learning and provocations arounds the students’ interests and ensuring that we encourage 100 languages. Through play, we are able to channel interests and build strong relationships with our students by getting to know them, their understanding of the world and the way they learn, through play.

To start off our fun-filled day, we went to log park and the Fish Farm for fitness. We really loved holding the baby yabbies and exploring the wonderful animals in the Fish Farm. We learned about their habitats, what they eat and what they feel like!

Today we explored various provocations around the story ‘Wombat Stew’. Our students are loving the story and exploring the characters within the story. Many of our students also had an opportunity to create stress balls using balloons and a variety of different sensory materials such as flour, rice and seeds. It was great to see our students using collaboration, curiosity and creativity.

1st Day of the Month!

The 1st day of the Month of August brought with it, many new learning opportunities and experiences! Some of which, were captured by a film and photography crew from Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

R1MC started the morning with a welcome circle, whereby students were encouraged to practice a friendly greeting with each other, followed by an introduction and mentioning something about themselves.

With AITSL in tow, our local Aquaponics expert, Simon, lead our learning in the fish farm area, where holding the baby yabbies and feeding barramundi was a big hit! We also had an opportunity to be creative and use our teamwork in the log park.

We also discussed the ‘ee’ digraph today. Many of our classroom provocations were based on this sound, as well as ongoing previous numeracy and literacy provocations.

There was an amazing sense of playful exploration today!




“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn” – O. Fred Donaldson

Today we engaged in a range of numeracy and literacy provocations. Many of our students enjoyed using informal measurements to compare the size of different objects in the room. The different provocations encouraged comparative language such as “smaller” and “longer” and other provocations encouraged problem solving, collaboration, creativity, perseverance and curiosity. We absolutely loved engaging in different sensory provocations, such as making the moon sand and mixing colour water with different concentrations.

Here are our provocations:

We used our hands as a form of informal measurement to compare the size of objects and furniture in our room.

Throughout our play, we engaged in provocations that supported our language, problem solving, coordination, social interactions and love of learning.