Week 2 – Term 3

Welcome to Week 2

Important Dates: RMR and 5/6NA Buddy Assembly- Friday 12th August, 9am in the Hall.

Celebrating Reading

Congratulations Kabir for achieving 175 nights of reading. Well Done

Congratulations Ayush for achieving 100 nights of reading. Well Done

Congratulations Hainbal for achieving 125 nights of reading. Well Done

Congratulations Annika for achieving 125 nights of reading. Well Done

Congratulations Rubi for achieving 175 nights of reading. Well Done

Days of the week

What day is it today? What day is it tomorrow? What day was it yesterday?

Reading

 Letter and sound focus

High Frequency Words

Blending Sounds

Word Study

Letter name and sound focus

Letter – Tt – Our learning includes:

  • Letter formation
  • Sound identification
  • Word building
  • How to construct a sentence

 

Letter – Pp  – Our learning includes:

  • Letter formation
  • Sound identification
  • Word building
  • How to construct a sentence

Book Making

Mentor text: Brown Bear

Focus Study: Different ways of organising books.

As part of our focus study we created a list of different ways to organise books, they included:

  • Colours
  • Animals
  • I can see..
  • I like….
  • Feelings

Some students are beginning to use this format during book making.

Numeracy

Counting to 20

Today we collected objects to make a counting book. – We took a photo of these collections and then we will use the photos to construct a book.

Addition – rolling two dice and adding the numbers together.

One is a snail, ten is a crab

Drawing the animals from the story and counting how many legs they have.

Health

Parts of our body – drawing ourselves and labeling

HASS:

After sharing the book “Welcome to Country” by Aunty Joy Murphy we discussed the similarities and differences to the Kaurna Acknowledgement that they have heard in assembly

We created our own Kaurna acknowledgement. Students then drew their own picture to go with the words of the acknowledgment.

Here is the land, here is the sky.
Here are my friends and here am I.
We thank the Kaurna people for the land

On which we  play and learn

Hands up, hands down
We’re on Kaurna ground.

Rhyme Time

Star light

Star Bright

How to draw a star:

Drawing a picture to represent the rhyme:

R PN and 5/6 NB Assembly

We are so proud of R PN and their buddies – the assembly was wonderful, full of bravery, creativity, learning and fun.

Have a wonderful weekend

Michelle and Paul

Week 1 – Term 3

We welcomed the students back to school for term 3, on Monday. The students, after a well deserved break, came back to school, ‘ready to learn’.

Important dates-

RPN and 5/6 NB Buddy Assembly- Friday 5th August, 9am in the Hall.

RMR and 5/6NA Buddy Assembly- Friday 12th August, 9am in the Hall.

 

 

Reading achievements-

Congratulations to Ava for completing 25 nights of reading! Well done!

Congratulations to Hainbal for completing 100 nights of reading! Well done!

 

Congratulations to Sofia for completing 150 nights of reading! Well done!

Congratulations to Mattia for completing 150 nights of reading! Well done!

Congratulations to Ceara for completing 150 nights of reading! Well done!

Word Study- This term, we are focusing on becoming more independent writers and encouraging the students to be brave spellers. The students will have more opportunities to create their own sentences during our word study time. We also are reinforcing the names and sounds of the letters of the alphabet.

Book Making- This week, we looked at different published books and the way that they are organsied. Some were organised by colour, some were organised by topic and others organised by lists.

Mathematics- The students used flip tiles and a 10 frame grid to make additions that equals 10. They then recorded these in their books.

 

Science- The learning this term will be centered around the weather. We had discussions about what the students already know about the weather, and they displayed their knowledge on a piece of paper.

Technologies- This term, our learning will be to do with foods. For this activity, we discussed foods that we like and foods that we don’t like. The students recorded some of these in columns.

Have a great weekend and we will see you on Monday.

Paul and Michelle.

 

 

Week 10 – Term 2

Wow  – Our last blog for Term 2.

What a fantastic term of learning. We are very proud of all the children – their persistence, kindness and growth.

Reading achievements

Congratulations Ojasvi for achieving 50 nights of reading – well done.

Congratulations Allison for achieving 100 nights of reading – well done.

Congratulations Kabir for achieving 125 nights of reading – well done.

Congratulations Riley for achieving 125 nights of reading – well done.

Congratulations Harry for achieving 75 nights of reading – well done.

Congratulations Riya for achieving 100 nights of reading – well done.

Congratulations Hudson for achieving 150 nights of reading – well done.

 

The children have made incredible progress with their independent reading this term. Remember to keep reading over the holidays and also enjoy watching some YouTube alphabet or sight word videos 🙂

Word Study – Literacy focus

  • Formation of letters
  • Exploring the structure of a sentence (capital letters, spaces between words, full stops)
  • Comprehension
  • Detailed drawings
  • Word building  – initial sounds, blending sounds

Book Making

  • Creative Authors
  • Brave spellers
  • Detailed illustrators
  • Expressing ideas through book creation

Reading our books to a friend

HASS – Refugee Week

Shared a Meal – Share a Story

On Monday we had a special lunch around the tables to enable conversations with our peers.

Lubna and Pebble

After we shared the story we created our own rock friends –

Rock friends- a simple gesture to spread joy and happiness to others. The children were able to keep their rock friend or give it to someone.

Play Investigations

  • Leading learning
  • Sharing ideas and resources
  • Creativity
  • Problem solving
  • Negotiation
  • Collaboration

Numeracy

Number formation – we focused upon the correct formation (which will be continued next term) – you might like to practice in the holidays 🙂

Addition – This week we started to exploring the concept of addition, the symbols, equation and the process.

We created addition sums by:

  • Rolling 2 dice and adding the numbers together
  • Adding the two numbers on a domino tile.

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces, ready for lots of fun learning in term 3.

In Kindness

Michelle and Paul

Week 9 – Term 2

What a great week in RPN and RMR.

Reading Achievements-

Congratulations to Kimying who completed 25 nights of reading! Well done!

Congratulations to Soliana who completed 75 nights of reading! Well done!

Congratulations to Ayush who completed 75 nights of reading! Well done!

Congratulations to Jaylah who completed 75 nights of reading! Well done!

Congratulations to Ceara who completed 125 nights of reading! Well done!

Health- After reading the story, ‘Mutt Dog’, we spoke about what responsibility means. We connected this with being responsible members of the school. Here are some discussion comments made by the students:

Being responsible at school means…

Taking care of stuff (Jaylah)

Taking care of your friends (Agam)

Being kind (Sofia)

Being kind to your friends and walking and not hitting anybody (Matilda)

Listening to the teacher (Kimying)

Picking up rubbish (Ava)

Putting your rubbish in the bin (Emmanuel)

Playing with friends (Harry)

Sharing paper (Eva)

Not being rude (Rubi)

Taking care of the books (Ruby)

Being kind and helpful to your teachers (Hainbal)

Sharing (Mattia)

The students drew themselves being a responsible school member:

Word Study- This week’s sounds were ar and ee. After writing their sentences, the students had a go at making up their own sentence.

Book Making- We have been continuing our study on the author/illustrator Pamela Allen. We have shared many of her stories together and the students are trying to use aspects of how she makes her books in their books.

Science- This week, we continued our learning about materials and their properties. We listened to the story of the 3 Little Pigs. The students had to draw the three houses made from straw, sticks and bricks. They then had to write a property of each of the materials.

Technologies- The students had a discussion about the different uniforms that workers wear. Their task was to draw a worker with their uniform on, and they had to try and label the different clothing items they wear and the equipment that they use.

What type of workers wear a uniform?

Police officer (Hudson)

Factory worker (Kimying)

Fire fighter (Mason)

Doctor (Emmanuel)

Builder (Riley)

Driver (Konrad + Agam)

Council worker (Leonardo)

Nurse (Eva)

Dentist (Kobi)

Zoo keeper (Allison)

Paramedic (Sofia)

Today was Catholic Identity Day. We got together with our buddy classes to make pledges about looking after God’s world.

Have a great weekend and we will see you next week for the last week of the term.

Paul and Michelle

 

 

Week 8 – Term 2

Welcome Everyone

Here is a snapshot of our learning throughout Week 8

Celebrating Reading

Congratulations Kabir for achieving 125 night of reading. – Well done

 

Congratulations Leonardo for achieving 25 nights of reading – well done.

 

Congratulations Mattia for achieving 100 nights of reading – well done.

 

Congratulations Mason for achieving 50 nights of reading – well done.

 

Congratulations Annika for achieving 100 nights of reading – well done.

 

Congratulations Anthony for achieving 50 nights of reading – well done.

Congratulations Sofia for achieving 125 nights of reading – well done.

We are so proud of the children and the progress they have made with their independent reading so far this year. Keep reading every night and you will flourish.

Some of the fun clips we watch to help us remember the alphabet and high frequency words.

Word Study this week:

Handwriting – ‘ss’ and ‘zz’

ss – words – hiss, miss, Tess, pass

zz- words – buzz, Jazz, fizz

The children also copied short sentences to extend their learning  about high frequency words and sentence structure. The children then drew pictures which demonstrated their comprehension of the text.

 

 

 

Play Investigations

Book Making

Author study – Pamela Allen

This week we have been taking about characters in Pamela Allen books.

We made a long list of characters she uses, they include:

Dragon, boy, bear, king, queen, families, ducks, cow, monster, girl, baby, policeman, elephant, walrus, grandma

We also talked about how Pamela Allen draws her characters the same all the way through her books. – Like the little boy in the story  – Is your grandmother a goanna?  The boys has green shorts and a blue top, he has a back pack and a hat on throughout the book.

Technology

You have been invited to a costume birthday party – What costume are you going to wear?

Task – design and label your costume.

 

Numeracy

This week we played location and direction games on targeting math. We also drew a map of our bedrooms and of the zoo.

Rhyme Time

Word families : – ay

We made a long list of -ay words which included

Fay

day

hay

pay

play

spray

clay

May

say

The children recreated the rhyme using drawings and collage.

Have a lovely weekend – see you on Monday.

Michelle and Paul

Week 7 – Term 2

What a busy week in RPN and RMR, our big assembly week!

Reading Achievements-

Congratulations to Agam for completing 50 nights of reading! Well done!

Congratulations to Hainbal for completing 75 nights of reading! Well done!

Congratulations to Rubi for completing 100 nights of reading! Well done!

Congratulations to Hudson for completing 125 nights of reading! Well done!

Congratulations to Eva for completing 125 nights of reading! Well done!

Reading-The students have been flourishing with their reading skills and enjoy reading each morning:

Word Study- This week’s sounds are ff and ll. We came up words that contain the ff sounds and ll sounds, for example fluff and well. We then continued to practise writing some sentences.