Thursday Week 9 Term 3

Welcome to Thursday everyone!

 

Literacy Investigations

Come Read With Me

Numeracy 

Today the children worked in groups to develop and practise their number skills of counting and adding.

What’s the Buzz?

What did we learn today?

Aleeza: Archie was kind and he found someone who did not have any friends.

Anoop: To stay calm Oliver had to take 3 deep breaths.

Keeping Safe

This afternoon the children mimed some different feelings.

Wednesday Week 9 Term 3

Welcome to the mid of week 9.

Literacy Investigations 

Come Read with me 

Play Investigations 

Tuesday Week 9 Term 3

Shared Reading 

Today the children looked at some of the adjectives that Pamela Allen uses to describe nouns.

‘Beautiful, brand new bicycle.’

Hudson: Hot and tired describe how Daisy the dog is feeling.

Tri: Heavy describes how big Daisy has become.

Aleda: Exhausted describes that Stanley is tired.

Matilda: Daisy’s kisses are sticky.

Anoop: A small brown paper bag.

 

Fitness with Go Noodle

Literacy Investigations

The children all worked hard on their investigations this morning.  Some of the activities focused on sentence making and using a capital letter at the beginning of a sentence and a full stop at the end.

Numeracy Investigations and three dimensional shapes.

Today we investigated how to describe 3D shapes and the children learnt some fancy words to help them describe them.

Maths Mini

This afternoon R1MP worked on subtraction sums and number lines.

Katrina: Minus means take-away.

Dung: Subtraction means take-away.

Monday Week 9 Term 3

The term is passing us by fast, welcome to Monday of Week 9.

Here is a look at our day.

Shared Reading 

Daisy was an ordinary dog who lived an ordinary life until one day, Bella gives Daisy liquorice all sorts….

A fun story about an ordinary dog who become and extraordinary dancing dog.

Literacy Investigations 

  1. Guided reading with teachers
  2. Use the cards to create funny, silly rhyming sentences
  3. Construct an acrostic Poem associated with the season of Spring
  4. Unjumble the sentence which has been taken from the shared reading story

 

Numeracy

The students continued to make and create another 3D shape from a net. Some students made triangular prisms, cubes or cylinders.

L:itle Athletics

Danielle Hurnack from the Little Athletics Clinic came out today to engage the students in some team races which included running, hurdles and bean bag throwing. The students really enjoyed this time and working in a team.

Library

The blurb reads:

“On her way to the waterhole, Dumazi finds a big yellow lion caught in a trap. Please save my life and set me free, he begs.But Dumazi knows that lions roaming free was little Zulu girls like her…”

Friday Week 8 Term 3

Welcome to Friday and our celebration of the Moon Lantern festival.

 

Play Investigations

 

 

Moon Lantern Assembly and Shared lunch

Thank you for all the wonderful food we shared today.

 

 

Thursday Week 8 Term 3

Hello everyone, welcome to a terrific Thursday and a day of great learning in our wonderful classroom.

 

Happy 5th birthday to Jeikei today.  We hope you have a lovely day.  Best wishes from all of us in R1MP and NS.

Shared Reading  The Big Fish by Pamela Allen

This morning the children had a think about the problem in the story of The Big Fish.  Every story has a problem and the  children responded:

Rachel: They all fell in the river.

Beau:  The dog was the only one who could help out.

The children shared some of their stories of when they went on a fishing trip.

Literacy Investigations 

Come Read With Me

Numeracy

The children chose a 3D shape to construct today.  It was great to see all the children using their persistence as they made their shapes.

Art – Claude Monet

The children made lily pads just like those of Claude Monet’s.

Maths Mini

R1MP worked with a partner on subitising and addition this afternoon.  Well done everyone, what great mathematicians you are!

Keeping Safe

Following on from our learning about feelings, we continued to discuss the feelings we have and that we all experience different feelings at times, it’s only natural!

Wednesday Week 8 Term 3

Welcome to a beautiful sunny Spring day.

Shared Reading 

Our character strength focus for today was honesty, so in light of that we thought the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf was very appropriate to reinforce why telling the truth is the best policy.

Literacy Investigations 

 

Play Investigations 

Alphabet Revision 

 

 

 

Tuesday Week 8 Term 3

Welcome to Tuesday everyone.

MOON LANTERN FESTIVAL

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

 

The Moon Lantern Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.

 

At Holy Family we will be celebrating the Moon Lantern Festival on:

 

Friday 13 September

Students are invited to wear traditional or cultural clothing.

 

The 3JM and 2RG assembly will take place after recess at 11.00am and it will highlight cultural aspects of Moon Lantern Festival. Activities will include a lion dance, singing and sharing of cultural information. The winners of the Lantern Making Competition will also be announced at the assembly.

 

After assembly, students and families are invited back to their classrooms for a shared lunch. Students are encouraged to bring a plate of food that represents their culture.

Shared Reading 

Today we read The Big Fish by Pamela Allen.  Why are we reading it again? Well, there are many reasons for us reading the same book each day over the period of a week.  The teachers model directionality, punctuation (both visual and with the intonation of our voices as we read the text to the children), starting a book at the beginning and finishing it at the last page etc.  Our focus is on adjectives this week and they are words that describe nouns.  There are many adjectives in the text and they help make the story interesting and the characters come to life.

What did you like about the story? Why?

What didn’t you like about the story? Why?

Literacy Investigations

Numeracy – 3D shapes around us

Today we focused on cylinders, cubes, spheres and cuboids.  The children looked for examples of these shapes in our classroom.

HASS – Geography

The children drew the country of the young boy depicted in the story we shared this afternoon.

Monday Week 8 Term 3

Shared Reading 

A fun story about a family who spend the day down by the river, where the dad would like to catch a big fish…

As we read the story we noticed the repetitive adjectives which made the story quite catchy.

Literacy Investigations 

The activities the students will engage with this include:

  • Guided reading with the teacher where students will complete a book review of the text read
  • Developing students vocabulary of describing words by writing adjectives to describe a variety of images they choose
  • Students will complete a book review about our shared text: The Big Fish
  • Students will choose a story stone as a stimulus to then independently write a story

Numeracy

Today the students explored 3D shapes. We sorted and looked at the different features of the shapes.

Geography

Students recorded what their special space/place is. They thought about what they see, hear, smell and feel in that special place.

Discussion were shown images of different places around our community and world, reservoirs, farms, gardens, electrical stations, quarries, cotton farms etc. We discussed what these places were and why they may be important. Students then came to the conclusion that they are important because they provide for our needs, clothing, water, food, shelter, learning, entertainment etc.  We continued to discuss who is responsible for looking after these special places and the part we can take in looking after our special places and the shared special places.  

Library

The blurb reads:

“After an accidental tumble through the alphabet, Alpaca must find her way back home to her friends, Ape, Alligator, Albatross, Anteater and Aardvark. But the longer Alpaca is away from home, the better she feels — her spots disappear, her nose stops running and she has a clear head for the first time ever. Perhaps the start of the alphabet, with all its apples, isn’t the best place for an alpaca after all.”

 

MOON LANTERN FESTIVAL: reminder

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

 

The Moon Lantern Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.

 

At Holy Family we will be celebrating the Moon Lantern Festival on:

 

Friday 13 September

Students are invited to wear traditional or cultural clothing.

 

The 3JM and 2RG assembly will take place after recess at 11.00am and it will highlight cultural aspects of Moon Lantern Festival. Activities will include a lion dance, singing and sharing of cultural information. The winners of the Lantern Making Competition will also be announced at the assembly.

 

After assembly, students and families are invited back to their classrooms for a shared lunch. Students are encouraged to bring a plate of food that represents their culture.