Thursday, 18 October 2012

Term 4 Week 1

Welcome to term 4! It is our last term as year 1's.  Next year we will be year 2's!  Miss R says we are going to be very busy this term as we get ready to be year 2's.

We all shared what we did on the holidays. We have been busily writing a recount of our holidays.  We are nearly finished so you can read some of them on our publishing page soon.

This term we have started doing some maths word problems.  In real life people don't come up to you and say "What's 5+5?" but they might come up and say " I have 5 biscuits and you have 5 biscuits, how many do we have all together?".  So we need to be good at working out word problems.

We found lots of ways we can work out word problems.
We can draw it.

We can use our fingers.


We can use counters.

When we finish solving the problem we share some of the ways we worked it out.

This term we are learning about Australia.  We talked about what we already know about Australia.  Then we drew as many Australian animals, places, plants and foods as we could inside a map of Australia.  Then we painted the ocean blue and the land green or orange.

The first people to live in Australia were the Aboriginals.  So we are going to start learning about them.

This term Miss R is going to teach us a game called kickball.  To play kickball we need to be able to kick a ball.  So today in sport we practiced kicking a ball into some goals.

We have got 5 iPads in our classroom for the next two weeks.  We get to be the first class in the school to test them out and find ways we can use them to help us learn. We are very excited to use them in our classroom!

This Sunday we will be having a pet mass on the oval at 4pm.  Father Dom is going to bless our pets.  Hopefully the pets all sit as nicely in Church as we do.


  1. What great photos you have taken - everyone looks like they're having lots of fun learning :)

  2. WOW It looks like you guys have been really busy already and you have only been back at school for less than two weeks!! I love coming into your classroom in the morning and seeing all of your work on display. It really makes the classroom so colourful! Great work everyone!
    Mrs L

  3. The pet Mass on Sunday sounds like fun. J, I think if we took your puppy, Rose she would go CRAZY!! Mrs L

  4. Hi J. Thank you for the invitation to Grandparents day on Friday. I am really sorry but because Nanny has a broken hip we wont be able to come this time. I love looking at your class blog and seeing all the fun stuff you and your friends are doing at school. Your teacher is really clever to make up this blog. Maybe you could save me a biscuit. Love Bupu xx

  5. I hope oyu guys enjoyed the assembly this morning. It was lovely to see soooo many of your grandparents there. I imagine some of you would have had some grandparents watching from heaven. I think they would have loved it and would be very proud of all of the work you are doing! Mr L

  6. oops forgot the s :) - Last comment - Mrs L not Mr L