Russell The Sheep

We have been working on reading fluently. Fluent readers read smoothly in phrases, use expression and put on character voices for different characters. We have been reading the story Russell the Sheep in class and we decided to make a video of us reading the story.

You can check it out here and see how we went with reading fluently.


Mr Poole’s Farm Visit

Tomorrow we are off to visit Mr Poole’s  farm. Here are some important reminders to remember for tomorrow.

We will be leaving school at 12:00pm and having lunch at the farm so it is very important all students have a packed lunch and it would be great if all lunches could be rubbish free so there is no rubbish left on the farm.

All students are encouraged to wear gumboots or old shoes that could possibly get muddy as there has been some rain lately and it is likely there may be some muddy spots on the farm.

We will be returning to school about 3:00pm, in time for the end of the day.



Fairy Bread Fractions

Last week in Maths we were learning about fractions. A fraction is when you break a whole up into equal parts. To practice making fractions, we made some fairy bread and had to cut them into halves and quarters. To cut the into halves, we cut the piece of bread into 2 equal pieces. To cut the piece of bread into quarters, we had to cut it into 4 equal pieces. After we had cut them up, we got to eat them.


Oi or Oy

Today in spelling we looked at words that have oi and oy in them. We noticed that most words with the sound in the word have oi (except for names) but if it’s at the end of the word, we use oy. Below are some words that have the oi or oy sound in them.

Hello from Thailand!



I thought I would let you know what I’ve been up to since arriving in the beautiful Phuket, Thailand. I sent off a postcard today but it is possible that I will be back at school before it gets to you.

I have been having a fabulous time! We arrived here on Saturday after about 15hrs of travelling (an 8hr flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur, 5 and a half hours waiting at the airport for our final 1 and a half hour flight to Phuket). But when we arrived in Phuket and made it through passport control to the baggage claim, we realised our bags were not there!!! They were still back in Kuala Lumpur. Luckily there was a helpful lady who helped us to track down our bags and they were flown later in the day and arrived by 10pm that night.

When we arrived at our resort, we went and did some exploring. While we were walking around, I saw a baby elephant that I got to pat and feed. It was so cute but very hairy! And it really liked eating the bananas and sugar cane the lady gave to us to feed it.

Our first day in Phuket was very relaxing. We went and got a massage, spent some time swimming in the pool and at the beautiful beach before going to the night market to do some shopping. The night market was lots of fun but very hot!!

Today we did some more relaxing. We spent the morning at the beach and then this afternoon I went and had another massage and got my toes painted.

Tomorrow we are off to do a Thai cooking class which I’m really looking forward to. We’re going to learn how to cook a green curry, chicken and cashews and some Thai fried rice. Yum! We’re also going to go into Patong Beach and check out the local shops there. On Wednesday we’re off to see a show with lots of acrobats and animals performing amazing tricks. I think it will be lots of fun. Thursday we’re going to do a boat tour of the islands near Phuket. We get do go snorkelling and explore some different beaches which will be fun! On Friday, I’m going to go for a tour on elephants (we get to ride the elephants and go sight seeing at the same time!) so I’ll make sure I take some photos to bring back and share with you! And then it’ll be Saturday and time to come home!

I hope you are all having a good time with Mr V and I’ll see you next Wednesday where I’ll be able to tell you all about my trip!

Miss Symons

Singing in Phrases!

Today we were practicing reading in phrases. It was lots of fun, especially when we got to turn books in to songs. When we sing, we sing in phrases so we thought it would be fun to try and sing our books to help us with phrasing. Some people were brave enough to share their books with the class and have let Miss Symons take a video of them to share with you all. Enjoy!


Donation to GV Health

Last term we raised $203.75 at our Grade 1 market. All the Grade 1s voted on which charity to send our money to. We decided to donate it to Goulburn Valley Health because it is a local hospital and lots of us have been there before.

Today, Carmel from GV Health came along to our Grade 1 meeting so we could give her the money we raised for the hospital. She told us that our money will be used to buy two new asthma machines that will be used in the kid’s ward.

We would like to thank all the Grade 1s for raising the money by cooking lots of yummy food and the parents and friends who came and bought our food. There will be children who now benefit from the new asthma machines thanks to you.

Junior Dance Showcase

On Thursday 22nd of October, the Grade 1 students will be putting on a dance showcase in the hall to share the dances that they have been working hard on learning during term 3 and 4. Parents are invited to attend and I know the students would love to have you all there, so please pencil this in your diaries. The dance showcase will begin at 12:20pm and go for about an hour and will be held in the hall.

We hope to see you then.


Ordering Numbers

Today in Maths we had to order some numbers that we made yesterday.

1. To order numbers the first thing you have to do is you have to check what the highest place value is, for example the highest place value for the number 2,345 is thousands, but the number 657 has a highest place value of hundreds.

2. Next you have to look at the highest place value first. So if you have thousands, you have to check how many thousands.

4,801 and 2,016

When comparing these two numbers, one has a 4 in the thousands and the other has a 2, so 4,801 must be bigger.

3. If the numbers in the thousands are the same, you have to look at the hundreds.

5,309 and 5,729

Both numbers had a 5 in the thousands, but one has 3 hundreds and the other has 7 hundreds. So that means that 5,729 is bigger.

4. If both the thousands and the hundreds are the same, we look at the tens.

8,732 and 8,710

Both numbers had a 8 in the thousands and a 7 in the hundreds, but one has 1 ten and the other has 3 tens. So 8,732 is the bigger number.

5. If the thousands, hundreds and tens are the same, we check the ones.

6,234 and 6,239

Both numbers have 6 thousands, 2 hundreds, and 3 tens, but one has 9 ones and the other number has 4 ones. So 6,239 is the bigger number.

Here’s a video of the number line we made with our numbers!

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