Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Poems


I have shared our poem book with all the kids in the class and it is now located in their Google writing folder.

I apologise for not getting the artwork into the book, but I just plain ran out of time.  I will blame shifting.

I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I have.  You have some talented kids!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Camp Photos

Here are some photos from camp.  Sorry it has taken so long but there were a lot to sort.  There are many more than this, so you can come and see me if you want any or you can see Jenny as she has access to them all too.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Getting Ready

I am hanging out at school today getting ready for Term 4.  Heaps going on this term and I am getting pretty excited about getting started!

Here is a little of what we have coming up:

Crazy, but fun!!

I can't wait to see all the smiling faces back at school and hear what they have been up to in the holidays.

Important Dates:

Camp Meeting - Thursday 13th - 3.30
Masked Parade - 21st October
Camp - 7th-9th November
Athletics - 12 November

Monday, September 19, 2016

Thinking About Term 4

One of the BIG things we will be focusing on next term is our times tables.  These are a crucial part of our next steps in maths learning and without knowing them it makes learning extra hard.

I am putting some activities here that will, hopefully, help the class with their holiday learning and give them a headstart for term 4.

They can also make flashcards (goodies and baddies - the kids can explain this), play maths games, such as Yahtzee, and rote learn them if necessary.

Hit the Button - Hit the answer and win the game.

Connect Four Factors - Learn about factors while playing a fun game.

Times Table Shooting Game - Great way to learn your Four Times Tables.

Times Table Grid - Practise any times table using this grid game.

Learn Your Tables - This game shows you the times table then asks questions to go with.

Loop Cards - Complete the loop by finding the right card - almost like dominoes.

8 Times Table Rocket Dad - Help Dad's rocket power by answering the right questions.

Rooftop Ride MultiplicationHave fun practicing the times tables while zipping along the rooftops on your skateboard. 

Cave Run Multiplication In this game, you gather coins while exploring an underground cave.  

Multiplication Knock DownIf you like Angry Birds, you will love Multiplication Knock Down. 

I will keep changing these often so let me know what you think of the games.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


In our class we are refocusing on our school values.  If you can't remember what they are then you can see them here:

We are pretty excited about a cool art spectacular the kids have planned and are currently executing, but more on that when it is finished...

In the meantime I want to share a cool photo that Vicki took at the winter sports tournament yesterday.  These guys were awesome and I think this photo shows a bunch of strong, positive, responsible, brilliant contributors!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Rock Da House

Here is a list of the songs the year 5 and 6's need to be practising for Rock Da House:

Be Ok
Bird Dog
Express Yourself
Fix You
If this is Love
Love of the Common People
Ring of Fire
Road Trip
The Lost Property Box
Uptown Funk

Jump Rope for Heart

We are in full-swing (skipping pun there) practising for Jump Rope for Heart.  We are getting pretty good at skipping and are even trying some new moves.  '

Here are some videos that might help the kids with their at-home practising:

Some of us have also set ourselves a challenge to learn double dutch so here is a helpful video that may give you some tips: