Welcome to a beautiful winter’s day!
Mrs. Evans read the story: We’re going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury to the children. They loved the repetitive fun nature of the story.
Miss Lucinda took us through our literacy investigations. The different activities included:
- creating a story map of the shared reading text: We’re going on a bear hunt (beginning, middle, end)
- students reinforced their understanding of rhymes but engaging in a game to identify the matching word
- concepts of print was explored in the guided reading group where students extracted specific information from the text
- Revision/introduction of the A sound was explored
Our letter blend focus for this week are ‘ie’ and ‘ng.
We met with our buddies today to prepare for our assembly. The students enjoy this time and are getting excited for the day. Our 5/6 buddies have been great, taking the students out to film, helping them create the props and showing and helping them learn the dances.
The students worked in small groups to observe and analyse different environments and compared them to their surrounding neighbourhood. Have a look at the discussion about the similarities and differences.
We used google map street view to look at our school neighbourhood. The students were amazed with the technology at our fingertips.
“Joey lives on a farm with his mum, his grandad, and his best friend – Riley, a working dog. Joey and Riley are inseparable, sharing adventures all day long.
But times are tough, and Joey and his mum have to move to town so that she can find work. Joey misses Riley desperately, relying on his grandad’s letters to stay connected to his best mate. Until the day Grandad writes with sad news: Riley has gone missing in a big storm. Joey is devastated – but things might not be as they seem …
Mandy Foot’s naturalistic illustrations beautifully capture Australian rural life.”
The whole school gathered to practise the songs for our school mass this Thursday.
You are all welcomed to come and join our school Mass to celebrate St. Mary of the Cross.
11:30am in the Hall