Friday, August 31, 2012

Climbing a tree by Mason

Listen to Mason read his story. Why do you think the girl had to go to the hospital?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mr Barnes watering our garden

Mr Barnes, our caretaker waters the plants outside our classroom once a week. Everyone in room one enjoys these weekly visits as everyone knows that if we go over to the window Mr Barnes will spray our windows - much to the delight of everyone. Squeals of delight and laughter fill the air.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


We made these flowers, using hot and cold colours. We used a collage technique to make the stem and leaves. We used the technique of mixing colours for the middle of our flowers.
The flowers are all unique and we are proud of what we achieved.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Gumboot and Umbrella day

Friday was gumboot and umbrella day - as we encouraged the children to walk to school regardless of the weather.  Can you guess who is wearing these gumboots?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Butterfly house - Week 6 Term 3 2012

Spring is in the air and this week at school we spied the first monarch butterflies of the season. The butterflies have visited the swan plant outside the junior office and many little white eggs have been found. Eager to get some butterflies inside the butterfly house we opened up the front of the house - did we see any butterflies visit - no not one!!! Maybe we will have more luck next week.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Trip to the observatory

On Tuesday we headed to the observatory as an introduction to our topic on the Earth,  Sun and Moon
It was a trip that everyone enjoyed. Below are some photos to show you what we did.

While on the Harbour Bridge we saw the sky tower and a lot of boats. 

We went on a bus along the motorway.

We sat on comfy seats to watch a presentation - 'The little star that could'

We looked at displays in the foyer.

We had a session in the space classroom - where we talked about the sun, earth and moon. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The little dog by Hyder

Listen to Hyder reading his story about a little dog that meets a rather nasty dog. What do you think happened next.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Abstract Art

As we explored how to mix colours we made these pieces of abstract art. The two inner circles are the two colours we used to make the outer circle. We think they look great.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The apple tree by Lily

Well done Lily for reading your story with expression. Why do you think Grandma had to take the girl to the hospital?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The apple tree by Daniel

Listen to Daniel read his story. Well done Daniel

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The apple tree by Amir

Listen to Amir reading his story about the girl who climbed the tree.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The apple tree by Benji

Listen to Benji reading his story. Well done Benji

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Naughty cats

We have written stories about a naughty cat that gets tangled up in some wool. The children all used paint and a sponge to create their cat and placed wool either beside or on their cats. Later in the term some of the children will read their stories.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The big bad wolf by Leo

Leo enjoyed making this big bad wolf last term. Listen to him reading his description of its tail.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The juicy bone by Sophie

Listen to Sophie reading the narrative she wrote about the day a puppy was given a juicy bone. What happened to the juicy bone?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The apple tree by Hamza

This term we are learning to write a simple narrative text. Listen to Hamza read the story he wrote about a girl climbing an apple tree to get an apple. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

The apple tree by Zavier

Listen to Zavier read his story about a girl climbing up an apple tree to get an apple for her Grandma.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Olympic afternoon

On Friday afternoon we gathered together as a school to take part in the 'Sunnybrae Olympics'. It was a lot of fun and 4 children in our class were awarded gold medals - Amir and Hyder because they were in the winning country Australia, Maziyah and Lily because they were spotted showing the school's values of RICE (Respect, Independence, Co-operation, Excellence).

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The bone by Thomas

Listen to Thomas read his story about a little dog and his bone. Why did the little dog run all the way home?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A visit to Room 4

On Friday we visited Room 4 and they showed us the flowers they had changed using dye.  We were so impressed. Room 4's flowers were very colourful and a lot stronger in colour than ours. Was this because they used dye or was it because they used different flowers. What do you think?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Coloured Flowers

Last week we looked at primary colours. We did an experiment where we filled a container with food colouring to see if we could turn white flowers into coloured flowers. We made predictions and then waited to see what would happen.