Two students received a very special award this week for their great teamwork, leadership and hard work. Miraaya and Alissa were very proud recipients.
Morning Literacy and Numeracy activities
The children have planted out their own garden bed this week. The seedlings planted are lettuce, capsicums, onions and carrots. Mr McCarthy helped the class with their planting and now RMP and RWP have their very own garden plot.
English | Phonics
This week the students are revising the letter sounds ck and Ee. You may wish to view the following videos to support your child’s learning at home.
High Frequency Words
Each week the students are introduced to 2 new words that are called HFW. Today the chidlren used the words by putting them in a sentence, wrote the words and circled the vowels and then counted the letters.
Today’s activity started with the reading of Hairy Maclary. The children used the language of comparison to describe the different sizes of the animals.
Arts | Dance
The students has fun using animal movements and move to the music.
Today the children were asked to design a playground and include the 4 types of movement they have been learning about over the past few weeks; spinning, bouncing, sliding and rolling.
The students started a new spotlight study about books that teach us, particularly information books. They discovered books about animals, space, trucks etc.
Book making in the Mudla
Health and Keeping Safe
The students talked about safe touches and how we have the right to be keep safe. At school we can give safe high fives and friendly fist bumps but hugs, cuddles and kisses are for family. The students used puppets to role play the types of touches that are safe and OK at school. The children also revised how it feels when someone intrudes into our personal bubble at school and that we need to ask someone first if we can give them a safe high five or gentle fist bump.
Welcome to week 4! Have a look at what we have been up to…
This week the students are revising the letters Mm and Dd. They have practised writing the letters correctly, looked for words that have the letters in them and put some of the words in sentences, both orally and in written form. Some children are constructing their own sentences too.
Art with artist Truc Truong
This term we will be completing four workshops with resident artist Truc Troung. This week we created a collaborative painting and started decorated our own moon lanterns.
This week we created and presented our own dance routines.
This week we focused on rhyming ‘it’ words.
This week we learnt about the movement of spinning.
We started to explore measurement in Math this week. We identified the ‘longest’ and ‘shortest’ strips of paper.
Welcome to week 3 everyone. Our week has been very busy, take a look…
This week the students are revising the letters Ii and Nn. They have practised writing the letters correctly, looked for words that have the letters in them and put some of the words in sentences, both orally and in written form. Some children are constructing their own sentences too.
Last week the children identified words that rhymed with the -est ending.
Monday morning with Ms Lisa
Arts | Dance
This afternoon the focus was Rock ‘n’ roll dance.
Whole school Mass | The Feast of Mary MacKillop
The children celebrated Mary MacKillop’s Feast Day in the Hall.
Religion | The Old Testament | Noah’s Ark
The students retold the story using many different modes and mediums.
Our visit to the Library
Health | My Body
The students worked on finishing their My Body books this morning.
Today the students listened to the story of Ponde, the River Murray cod fish. We visited the Mudla to see the Cod, who was happy to hide in the corner of the fish tank!
The students continued to make their books, being brave spellers and adding detail…
Welcome to term 3. We hope you enjoyed a lovely break and are ready for the term ahead. We extend a warm welcome to our new classroom teacher, Miss Claudia Zurcher (RWP). We also welcome a new student in RMP, Emilie. We hope you enjoy your learning journey at Holy Family.
The children made their Safety Plans this week.
The children introduced themselves on Monday morning during circle time.
This term the children will revise letter sounds and names. The children will also be focusing on reading and understanding two high frequency words every week. This week we will explore the words a and I; learn about the history of each word, practise writing and reading the words and looking for them in books, in literacy activities and around the classroom.
Come Read With Me activities
The early morning activities are focused on practicing and developing literacy and numeracy skills. It helps with transitioning from home to school and is a chance to chat with the teachers and educators. The teachers like to listen to your child read during this time.
Today we revised the letter S and s. The children were also encouraged to have a try at constructing their own sentence. Well done everyone.
Health and Safety
The children discussed Green and Red choices and how they can be safe at Holy Family by choosing to use Green choices throughout the school day.
The children explored some counting books today. Then, the children discovered how many people were in our room too!
Our Spotlight study for the first few weeks this term is a focus on how books can be organised so that it is easy for our readers to read! Today the children explored lots of different books.
The students explored the Bibles in our classroom and came up with a list of things that we might find in the Bible.
The children listened to the story The Lost Sheep today and made their own sheep.
The students were busy beginning their new books this morning.
Welcome to the last week of term 2. We hope that you enjoy your holiday break.
A usual the students have been busy each morning with reading, writing and numeracy activities. Our visit to the library each week is a wonderful opportunity for the students to experience our wonderful Curiosity space.
The children chose objects to draw from a Bird’s Eye View perspective.